There’s a brand new pizza spot in Hillsboro Village, thanks to Karl and Sarah Worley (of Biscuit Love). The married couple were inspired to create this wood-fired pizza restaurant after a trip to Italy and that dream has now come to life. ‘za has opened at 2005 Belcourt Avenue.
The restaurant is fast-casual with guests choosing from a menu of 12-inch pies. They then choose whether they want to “takeout or hangout” their wood-fired pizza. The menu has nine signature pies such as That Hipster Place in Brooklyn with Red Sauce, Soppressata, Mozzarella and Hot Honey; The Rescuer with Red Sauce, Sausage, Mozzarella and Mint; and The Thoroughbred Hillbilly with White Sauce, Mozzarella, Benton’s Prosciutto and Dressed Arugula.
Their dough is four-day-fermented whole wheat dough. The dough is then topped with local ingredients and fired in their custom pizza oven. If you want a little more sauce, there are six “dip dips” (ranch, honey, spicy honey, pesto, red sauce and garlic oil).
There’s more to the menu than just pizzas, though. They also have a Kale Caesar with Spice and a Grain Salad as well as an appetizer of House-Made Ricotta Dip with Honey, served with baked dough balls. On the sweet side, The Vincenzo is a take on tiramisu with a caramel crunch. Local and regional beer and wine by the glass are also available.
‘za is open seven days a week from 11 AM to 9 PM. See their website for more.