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the place looked so cool, we needed to go and it exceeded our expectations, pizza was great (on a smaller side, but perfect for supper), proper italian, not overloaded with toppings, crust as it should be. Beer offer great, design wicked and rounds of table tennis after the meal just made our night. It is true that if you stay in downtown (we were close to the white house), you will probably pay more for the return taxi journey than you will for the food and drinks.
Some friends of mine and I decided we wanted to take an a MLK Day adventure and hit up some tourist spots in DC. I insisted we visit Comet and we were not disappointed. The atmosphere was fantastic! We loved the lighting, hipster feel of the tiny restaurant. We each got a different pizza so that we could taste a variety, including the Yalie, the Smokey, and an original with pepperoni (to taste the house's organic red cause). The pizza's were a bit overpriced truthfully, but the tastes were on point! However, our hippie-beanie-wearing server was HORRIBLE. As a waitress myself I get having an off day, but he never smiled, never asked how we were or if we needed anything, originally said it was policy not to split checks then said he "had a few minutes" so he could do it for us, showing he was lying, and then charged the wrong debit cards to the wrong checks even though they were organized for him. My only advice: hire servers based on experience, not cool factor.
We were so very dissapointed by our visit this evening. Pizza was about $18 with tax for a 8" small "Stanley". We had to add the ricotta to get it the same way Guy tried it. There were only a few chunks of the sauasage and flavor was extremely bland. We've enjoyed over twenty DDD locations and this was a complete strikeout for us. We didn't see any poor reviews, so we took the time to write this one so others don't make the same mistake. Not worth your time and money....
wow...where to start, my wife and I got there early, so early in fact they werent open yet (like 4PM and not open, the ONLY downfall, not open long enough hours). we travelled from SC to DC, arrived at comet ping pong via taxi, and didnt know it was a 30 min drive from DC where we were staying, it is off the beaten path and getting there an hour before opening was A) our own faults for not checking and B) extremely boreing cause there is nothing to do around comet ping pong...but that all changes when the doors open :)Played ping pong and felt like teenagers, we totally got lost in the cool, hipster atmosphere playing ping pong and laughing, the candy machine ping pong dispensor was epic!!!. What started out as a typical "stop at a triple D on every road trip" became a wonderful "date night". this was all topped off of course with some of the greatest pizza we have ever had, coupled with AMAZING customer service from a friendly wait staff (if you hate the lack of customer service this day in age, come here...it is refreshing) quick with the pizzas, recomended a geat brew, and was all together a GREAT TIME!!!! im smiling just thinking about it. That clam/oyster..whatever it was pizza...the one with no sauce on it was INSANE OMG!!! no disrespect in not knowing the name...it was so fricken good!!!!
The place has good pizza and the ping pong theme is unique and very fun. It is not a diner or a drive-in and it is more certainly not a dive. The place is upscale pizza. It's pizza and ping pong for the kids and quality pizza for the ridiculously rich families who can affoard to live in the neighborhood. I'd only recomend going if you have kids AND you are staying out that way. Other than the zoo and American Univeristy its not really close to anything -and its not that close to either of them either. Good pizza, unique experience but no business being on this show imo. That said I can't deny it is good pizza.
I have been living in this area of DC all my life and i have been to comet SEVERAL times I love it! The atmosphere is really fun and exiting, there is lots of interesting avant garde decorations, and the ping pong tables make it a great place for kids. Yes, there is often a long wait, but it is totally worth it Whenever i get a long wait i tend to go wait it out in the local bookstore Politics and Prose next door The staff is appropiatly hipster, and they are usually very attentive and charming. The food is consistenly GREAT I often get the ceasar sald (a delightfully light starter, the dressing is not too heavy and the croutons are salty and delicious) I have tried almost every pizza. The Yalie, featured of DDD, IS truly unique, i suggest you get it with bacon, because bacon makes everything better. I also love the Smoky-with smoked mushrooms, bacon, mozzarella and carmalized onions, it is really cheesy and it has lots of smokey garlicy flavor. Their comet sauce is really good, i love it on the the Stanley, also featured on DDD, an excellent pie with sausage and roasted red peppers, which are phenomenal. Dont be afraid of some of their crazier pizza toppings. the potato on the Time Out and the egg and brocolli rabe on the Drive are actually make for very tasty pizzas. I have loved every specialty pizza i have tried-so for you pepperoni pizza purists-dont be afraid of them! If you do decide to make your own pizza, it will still turn out great, because their crust is chewy and crispy and has a really nice flavor. it is thin but it is not a cracker crust, and it holds up well to all the toppings. I have never tried any appetizers besides salads, so i am unfamilliar with them. Overall, i LOVE comet and highly recomend it! it is one of my favorite restaurants in all of DC!
I was so psyched to see this place on the show! I had been three times before I knew they taped an episode there. They have phenomenal thin crust pizza and a really fun atmosphere...I can't wait to go back!
Wow, the pizza was fantabulous!! The food was great, the atmosphere was awesome. A must stop and eat place if ever in Washington, DC. Just watch out for Friday and Saturday nights. You will have to wait!!
Visited on 04/16/11 for dinner with the family while on vacation. The place was packed when we arrived. We had the Smokey and the Jimmy pizzas. Both were outstanding! My daughter loved the meatballs on the Jimmy and the wife and I loved the sauce. Little or no sugar at all, just like those we tasted while in Italy. The Smokey was just as good. Smoked mushrooms, onions, and cheese made for a great aroma and flavor! We would definitely try to return on our next trip to DC.
Ate lunch here on a Sunday (3/20/11). I found the staff to be very friendly, fast, and attentive. I had a Yalie with bacon (featured on DDD) and it was delicious. Also ordered a custom pizza with their homemade tomato sauce and sausage. Their sauce was unique (no prego here) and sausage perfectly seasoned. My 18 month old daughter also really enjoyed the sausage and the unique decorations. After lunch, made the short drive to the National Zoo. I highly recommend Comet ping pong as a family destination.
has ok pizza, some other generic american dishes, but mostly for the pingpong tables in an otherewise small space in a crowded neighborhood. the drinks are good, but honestly the place is nothing overwhelmingly special as the ratings tell you.
Got supper on 13NOV10, ordered the calzone and was sorely disappointed. The generous portion of pork shown in the episode shrunk to a single piece that amounted to a single bite in a 4 portioned calzone. Other pizzas ordered were ok but nothing to write home about.