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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:35 PM

Driving through Rockville today, I felt a strange urge to detour through the parking lot where Three Brothers used to be - I hadn't noticed that this location had closed - and in its place was a dusty construction site and signage for "Pizza CS - napoletana, come sempre".

Judging from the Google results, it looks like owners Ankur Rajpara and Jonathan Allen may have originally intended to open in Baltimore's Canton area before settling down in Rockville.

There's the stalled rough beginnings of a website nowhere near ready for public viewing, PizzaCS.com, but the most up-to-date info comes from their Facebook page, which shows the delivery of their Stefano Ferrara oven in July and predicts an October opening date.


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Posted 18 September 2011 - 10:16 PM

Hello all-

I'm the co-owner of Pizza CS and can confirm that we're planning to open next month in the aforementioned space. We're currently wrapping up construction and are gearing up for inspections later this month.

At this time, I can share that we'll be serving traditional Neapolitan pizzas, salads, and old-fashioned ice cream from JJ Hoffman's Creamery in Carroll County, in addition to beer and wine by the glass.

The best places to keep tabs on our progress are our Facebook or Twitter until we announce our opening and the website is ready.

Both Jon and I are really excited to be part of the Rockville/DC community and dining scene. Thank you for welcoming us to the forum!

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 05:58 AM

Hello all-

I'm the co-owner of Pizza CS and can confirm that we're planning to open next month in the aforementioned space. We're currently wrapping up construction and are gearing up for inspections later this month.

At this time, I can share that we'll be serving traditional Neapolitan pizzas, salads, and old-fashioned ice cream from JJ Hoffman's Creamery in Carroll County, in addition to beer and wine by the glass.

The best places to keep tabs on our progress are our Facebook or Twitter until we announce our opening and the website is ready.

Both Jon and I are really excited to be part of the Rockville/DC community and dining scene. Thank you for welcoming us to the forum!

-Ankur


Hi Folks-

It's been a long journey. We'd like to thank you all for your messages of support and for welcoming us to the forum.

We're officially set for our Grand Opening on Tuesday, November 8th. Posted Image And to help celebrate, we'll be offering $6 Margherita Pizzas, or $3 off any other pizza, through November 27th.

For more info and our menu, our website is now available.

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 08:47 AM

Even though the "grand opening" is not until next week, they are open for lunch this week.

Anyone want to go on Thursday?

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 05:08 PM

Well, the photos of the pizza on the facebook page look pretty damn good at least. I might stop in early next week for dinner, hopefully it won't be too swamped.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:37 AM

Stopped in yesterday for lunch. A very solid pie. Nice chew to the crust, excellent tomato sauce. Very well designed space. While Puputella remains the number 1 pie for me around DC, I really liked CS. A much appreciated alternative to Matchbox across the street. I think that they will do well and I'll be back.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 12:23 PM

Remember what the prices were like by any chance?


Three of us swung by for lunch at noon today.

Considering that this is their second day of operation, they're doing pretty good. Crust had a good flavor and a nice chew (could use a touch more salt), a good char (I personally would have left it in there 10 more seconds for a bit more char and a little more melt on the cheese, but I'm sure they're still getting used to the oven) and the quality of the ingredients was very high. I tried the CS Margherita (Crushed San Marzano Tomato, Buffalo Mozzarella, Basil), and the Moto (Fresh Mozzarella, Pancetta, Brussels Sprouts, Garlic).

Service was excellent and friendly. Ankur and Jonathan were both very happy to take time to talk about the operation with us.

JPW is spot-on: Pupatella remains the gold standard in the area, but this pie was very good, and I'm very excited to have it 10 minutes from the house. I will certainly return.

BTW - had a small taste of the ice cream, rich and creamy, but the fudge ripple was a little light on the fudge flavor.

Oh, and the website lists only the menu, not the prices, but when you "download" the PDF menu, the prices are there. Pie with fountain soda and tax was $15.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 11:53 AM

Finally got to stop in here last night. The place was completely empty when we got there around 7:30, though a few other groups showed up shortly after we did. The place itself is pretty nice, lots of space, and they have some interesting art on the walls.

The beer selection is a little sparse at the moment. They've got Magic Hat #9 and Peroni on tap, neither of which inspires any excitement in me. They had a few others in bottles though, including the Dogfish Nut Brown, which is solid enough. They could definitely stand to beef up the selection a bit here, and maybe swap some more exciting stuff into the taps.

As for the pizza, we ended up getting 4 different ones. I got the Carne, which I ended up being a little disappointed with as it was pretty greasy and floppy in the middle. The flavor was quite good though, and I really enjoyed the crust on it. Later I also tried a white 4-cheese pizza (the Quattro I think it was), which I thought was VERY good. I love ricotta on my pizza, and I would definitely get this one again next time I go. Or maybe the Jonny instead ...

The prices are quite good too, and compared to Matchbox you're getting a slightly larger pizza (11" vs 10") for about 2-3$ less on average. You also won't have to wait an hour for a table at dinner time.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 01:21 PM

My husband and I stopped in Pizza CS around 8 last night. It was empty when we got there (several more customers came in later), but the beautiful wood-burning oven was fired up. We ordered 2 pizzas, a Caesar salad and a couple glasses of wine. I had the Margherita - tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil and my husband had the sausage variety, with buffalo mozzarella and peppers I think. We loved the crust. It seems very authentic Neapolitan - puffy edges, tasty and pliant with some nice char. The toppings while good, seemed a bit sparse, although I realize that's the way Neapolitan-style pizzas are. We enjoyed the salad and found the small selection of wines reasonably priced and good partners for pizza. Although there are plenty of tables, the restaurant has a casual, take-out feeling about it.

We enjoyed chatting with the friendly owners, discussing dough-making, ovens and equipment. We plan to return. Try them out soon while they are discounting all pizzas by $3 and you can try several!

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:59 PM

Took advantage again of the discounted pies (through 11/27), and swung by for dinner while running errands on the Pike.

My two minor quibbles from opening week were that the pies needed a touch more salt, and 10 more seconds in the oven. Problems solved, happy to say. My CS Margherita was perfectly cooked, puffy edges and a good char, and just the right amount of salt. Jonathan told me the problem wasn't actually with the salt level, but in fact with the yeast and the salt absorption. Whatever - they're putting out a kick ass pie right now, IMHO the best in MoCo (though I haven't tried Pacci's yet).

I can't say you should drive across town for it - this is still a $10 pizza we're talking about, but if you're going to be anywhere nearby I highly recommend stopping in. And definitely talk to Jonathan and Ankur, who are splendid hosts.

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:22 PM

We stopped in on Thursday night. We ordered two pizzas--Margherita and a white pizza with brussell sprouts.

I thought the service was very friendly and quite good. They were bemused by a 4.5 year old saying, "Excuse me, may we please have a carryout box" and that always gets bonus points from me. I like it when other people think he's cute too.

I thought the toppings were tasty but the crusts were too floppy. I've never been to Italy. I don't know what is authentic and what isn't. But these were not crispy enough for my taste.

But it sure as heck beat the pants off of a very loud pizza place across the street that would have cost a heck of a lot more money.

I'm sure we'll be back, even when the price gets a little higher.

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 05:32 PM

We were there Friday night. This is a really fun place with a foozball and a shuffleboard-type game to amuse the kiddies. I love that it is fast casual and informal. I enjoyed our pizzas quite a bit. I thought they were crispy, charred, and well balanced, not much problem with sogginess and overly cheesiness like I thought of Pizza De Marco when it first opened. My only critique would be to reduce the char just the smallest skosh, but this my personal preference and I'll mention it next time I order. Great place, friendly service, and they seemed to have a steady crowd last night. As a Twinkbrookian, I wish this place all the best.

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Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:43 AM

We were there Friday night. This is a really fun place with a foozball and a shuffleboard-type game to amuse the kiddies. I love that it is fast casual and informal. I enjoyed our pizzas quite a bit. I thought they were crispy, charred, and well balanced, not much problem with sogginess and overly cheesiness like I thought of Pizza De Marco when it first opened. My only critique would be to reduce the char just the smallest skosh, but this my personal preference and I'll mention it next time I order. Great place, friendly service, and they seemed to have a steady crowd last night. As a Twinkbrookian, I wish this place all the best.

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We were also there Friday night, and I was very happy with our pizzas. We caught them at the end of the night, and after a little bit of confusion (followed by effusive apologies) we got two very good pies. The Carne had a nice sausage and pepperoni, and I really enjoyed it. My wife's white pizza, with ricotta and peppers, was also good and an interesting flavor combination. They came out just a touch soggy, but also perfectly charred, in my opinion, and after a few minutes the soggy-ness became part of the pie and the flavors were wonderful. We will definitely be back--this place does look like fun, and the pizzas will keep us coming back. We didn't try the ice cream, but it looked interesting and we'll check it out the next time that we are there.

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Posted 23 November 2011 - 10:26 PM

Five of us stopped by tonight and had a lovely time. I had my new favorite pizza - their Rocket; fresh mozzarella, grape tomato, arugula, grana, lemon juice, EVOO and basil. Wow, delicious! So we had a few draft Peroni's, a bottle of Orvieto, house salad, a few pizzas - just really pleasant, and what a great crust! :)

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 09:53 PM

It's been an amazing first month. Many thanks to all of you for the support and feedback! Our team and I strive to do better every day, so please keep introducing yourselves and keep those comments coming :).

Starting tomorrow, December 6th, we're introducing a few specials for the month of December. First off is $2 Tuesdays, where we'll be serving $2 drafts of Peroni and Magic Hat #9 all day. Secondly, we're starting the CS happy hour from 5p-7p Tuesday - Friday with $3 drafts and $4 wines from A Mano.

We also have a new weekday lunch special: an 11" Margherita pizza, a fountain drink, and a scoop of our delicious, JJ Hoffman's ice cream - for $10 (tax included).

Lastly, keep an eye on our Twitter feed or Facebook page for additional pizza specials. We recently offered free upgrades to Buffalo Mozzarella on any pizza, courtesy of Bufalatte, and hope to do so again soon.

Happy Holidays!
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Posted 14 December 2011 - 10:50 AM

Stopped in here for lunch on Saturday after fighting holiday traffic on Rockville Pike, also had a Capitol Deal coupon in the car. In short, we really enjoyed the pizzas here. Wife and I split a SONIA (Fresh Mozzarella, Spinach, Roasted Peppers, Red Onion, Mushroom, Olive, Basil) - $11. Really liked the crust and topping were fresh, could have used another couple seconds in the oven. Also split the CS HOUSE (Spring Mix, Grape Tomato,Parsley, Mint, Grana Padano, Balsamic Vinaigrette) - $5 for large. Nothing special but a decent value. Kids each had their own kids pies: GIA (Crushed San Marzano Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella) - $6; SOPHIA (Crushed San Marzano Tomato, Fresh Mozzarella, Pepperoni) - $6.50. The shuffleboard table kept the kids entertained. Will happily bypass the debacle across the street and head here next time we are in the neighborhood.

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Posted 15 December 2011 - 09:15 PM

Will happily bypass the debacle across the street and head here next time we are in the neighborhood.


Agreed. Although the pies were better a few days ago than any time in the past, they lost me when he said the French Onion soup was topped with provolone.

DUDE. Really? WTF!

No, it's not a French bistro, I get it. But give a brother some credit.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 11:39 PM

Stopped in here for lunch on Saturday after fighting holiday traffic on Rockville Pike


I've greatly enjoyed their pies and agree that they've solved the saltiness of their crust.

I initially had difficulty picturing a white pizza with brussel sprouts among the toppings, but now dream about the Moto's individual, previously blanched, sprout petals upturned with their delicate edges charred by the oven.

Will happily bypass the debacle across the street and head here next time we are in the neighborhood.


Pizza CS is definitely an improvement over last year's experience.


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Posted 31 December 2011 - 08:49 AM

Agree that they're finally getting the pizza really right. What we had on our second visit is probably the second best neapolitan pizza in the area, right behind Enzo's pies. The crust is almost perfect (I think Enzo's crusts are perfect). The toppings are fresh, tasty, and well distributed. On our first visit, we felt the pies were around Pizza De Marco's range, but now they are really getting it.

Please go now! It was really quiet when we went this week and I really want this place to thrive. With pizza this good and a very chill staff, Pizza CS deserves to thrive.

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 03:41 PM

Perhaps some advertising would help. If you don't know it's there, you don't know it's there. I read about Pizza CS on this site and work nearby, but then I forgot about it. I was in the parking lot of Pier One the other day, saw the restaurant, and remembered reading about it here. It is back on my radar now so I'll try and stop by soon. But if there's been any advertising, I've missed it.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 04:10 PM

Nothing new to add, but wanted to make sure this topic keeps getting popped to the top. Lunch today was high notes across the board - Soppresata, CS Sausage, and Jonny, a split mixed green salad, and not a crumb of food left on the table.

Everyone there is friendly and helpful, and I managed to catch the first part of Jon's adorable daughter's first birthday party.

Oh, and in case you didn't catch this note from Ankur earlier, this is a great deal:

We also have a new weekday lunch special: an 11" Margherita pizza, a fountain drink, and a scoop of our delicious, JJ Hoffman's ice cream - for $10 (tax included).



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Posted 30 January 2012 - 09:23 PM

Hi Everyone,

Starting this week, we're introducing Wine Wednesday, where all bottles are 50% off. And we're continuing with our other specials, like $2 Drafts of Peroni and Magic Hat #9 on Tuesdays and our Weekday lunch special for $10.

Jon and I have been working on some new pies and plan to introduce them over the coming weeks.

To begin, we'll be serving our new S'more dessert pie on Sundays: malted and sugared crust with melted chocolate, charred marshmallows, graham crumbles, and whipped cream. :)

We look forward to serving you soon,
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 12:23 PM

Hi Everyone,

Starting this week, we're introducing Wine Wednesday, where all bottles are 50% off. And we're continuing with our other specials, like $2 Drafts of Peroni and Magic Hat #9 on Tuesdays and our Weekday lunch special for $10.

Jon and I have been working on some new pies and plan to introduce them over the coming weeks.

To begin, we'll be serving our new S'more dessert pie on Sundays: malted and sugared crust with melted chocolate, charred marshmallows, graham crumbles, and whipped cream. :)

We look forward to serving you soon,
Ankur


We took advantage of this wine offer last night. We had already planned to meet friends there for dinner, so this was an unexpected nice bonus. Pizzas were great as always!

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:51 PM

We also have a new weekday lunch special: an 11" Margherita pizza, a fountain drink, and a scoop of our delicious, JJ Hoffman's ice cream - for $10 (tax included).


Today's lunch was great break in an otherwise trying [but successful] day. First time for the ice cream; Butterscotch and creamy. Their WiFi availability was a welcome surprise.
The Margherita was a perfectly simple and tasty reminder to get back to Pizza CS more often.

Thanks again, Jon, for the Manhattan recs - I'll let you know how it goes.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:52 PM

This place sounds great! The website is totally unhelpful, though. Cute graphics on Home page, but no address, no hours listed, directions....

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:45 PM

Those things are listed on the Contact page. Kind of a weird spot for it I guess, but it's there.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:05 PM

This place sounds great! The website is totally unhelpful, though. Cute graphics on Home page, but no address, no hours listed, directions....

Those things are listed on the Contact page. Kind of a weird spot for it I guess, but it's there.


I've found opening days/hours to be very quirky things on restaurant websites - sometimes they're on the home page, other times, on the "Contact Us" page, other times on the "Make a Reservation" page. Home page is usually best, in my opinion - it can be somewhere discreet, at the bottom.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:37 PM

Finally made it to Pizza CS for lunch yesterday. We had the sopresatta pizza (sopresatta, chili flakes), capri (mozarella, ham, mushroom, artichoke, olive) , and poppi (ricotta, spinach, artichoke, roasted peppers). I was disappointed that they were all pretty soggy- particularly after reading a favorable review in the Gazette referring to the crispness. We also thought that the toppings were a little sparse. On the bright side, the ingredients were fresh and the flavors were good. I will definitely try it again as we didn't try salads and the ice cream was really tempting. Will hope for more crunch next time.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 09:30 PM

they were all pretty soggy- particularly after reading a favorable review in the Gazette referring to the crispness. We also thought that the toppings were a little sparse. On the bright side, the ingredients were fresh and the flavors were good.


That pretty much sounds like the way Neapolitan pizza should be, actually. I wouldn't go there expecting a crispy crust. Per Pupatella's website (the gold standard for Neapolitan pizza in the area, as others have mentioned):

The Texture: the crust is soft and pliable. We understand that most people think that pizza should be crispy. However, crispy Neapolitan pizza is an overcooked pizza where the scorched fresh ingredients cannot shine anymore. Congealed cheese with brown spots is considered a flaw.


For the record, I really like Pizza CS. Every pizza I've tried has been very good -- the CS Margherita and Moto being my current favorites. Each has had a good amount of char and a nice soft, chewy crust. I agree with astrid -- second best in the area behind Pupatella.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 11:51 AM

after reading a favorable review in the Gazette referring to the crispness.


One of the hardest things to do is to let a pizza straight out of the oven "rest" and get its act together. Otherwise, it's just like slicing into a steak too quickly - bleeding out and messy.

Thanks for pointing out Chef Brian's review in the Gazette. It seems that it generated a huge response prompting Jon and Ankur to post this sign:
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This weekend they are busy, but not running out of dough balls or having extended waits.

I'm glad they're using a measured growth strategy to keep the quality up. Their vision has been focused by an amazing range of research throughout the USA and Europe. If you ever need pizza recommendations in other cities -- check with them. Thanks again for the Don Antonio rec - they weren't previously on my radar.

Note to self: it's better to get off Rockville Pike for a late ice cream [Banana Fudge Ripple] than than any other place on St. Paddy's Day. Oh, and remember they're closed on Mondays and every other day between 3p & 5p.

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:40 PM

We took out-of-town visitors to Pizza CS this week and met another friend there the week before. We all loved our pizzas and noted that business has picked up a lot since the nice review in the Gazette.

My husband loves the $2 Peroni on Tuesday night.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:16 PM

Ate at Pizza CS for the first time the other night and I was really impressed. Not sure why anyone travelling south from Rockville and points north would go any further for "Neopolitan" pizzas (i.e. not worth the extra gas money to drive further, imho).

I really liked the tomato flavor in the pies I tried, didn't have a chance to try any of the white pies but it looked like they had a bunch of options on the menu. The best part, though, was probably the crust: enough char without being burned, and not a soggy crust.

The beer list seems thoughtful and concise. In addition to about 10 bottles, they had a couple drafts (magic hat and peroni if I remember).

I had a sausage pizza, and the sausage they use is crumbled a little finer than you typically see on a pizza (not sure if that is the best way to describe it). I think I actually liked it better that way, but might need a couple more tries to know for sure.

One non-food thing to note: I walked in expecting a typical restaurant, but you just order and pay at the counter, so fyi.

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 09:58 AM

We stopped in for lunch on Saturday and tried the Johnny, a decadently rich ham and cheese (Ricotta, mozzarella, maybe more) white pizza that was really excellent, and also had the bresaola, which in contrast almost seemed monastically simple, with arugula and bresaola. Together they were a nice contrast, and as has been the case just about everytime we've visited, they were perfectly prepared. Between the great pizzas, the very friendly service, and the foosball and shuffleboard tables, we have become big fans of Pizza CS.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:14 PM

I initially had difficulty picturing a white pizza with brussel sprouts among the toppings, but now dream about the Moto's individual, previously blanched, sprout petals upturned with their delicate edges charred by the oven.

Finally made it to Pizza CS for lunch yesterday. We had the sopresatta pizza (sopresatta, chili flakes), capri (mozarella, ham, mushroom, artichoke, olive) , and poppi (ricotta, spinach, artichoke, roasted peppers). I was disappointed that they were all pretty soggy- particularly after reading a favorable review in the Gazette referring to the crispness.

I really liked the tomato flavor in the pies I tried, didn't have a chance to try any of the white pies but it looked like they had a bunch of options on the menu. The best part, though, was probably the crust: enough char without being burned, and not a soggy crust.


I had the Soppresata tonight (as well as the Moto) and also loved the flavor of the San Marzano sauce. It was indeed soggy in the middle, gloriously so - the kind of slices that I love to fold in half and take a massive first triangular chomp of, a definite New York influence in this Neapolitan pie. The crust itself, around the edges (and certainly on the white pizza) was flavorful and well-charred, and yes, those brussels sprouts on the Moto are pretty darned tasty on their own. Italic!

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 04:42 PM

Congratulations to Pizza CS on becoming italic! Richly deserved.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 08:49 AM

I had the Moto last night again, and again was impressed. This place just seems to be humming along, any early wrinkles smoothed, with what appears to be a very streamlined operation and great focus on customer service. Plus the shuffleboard and foosball table are a great way to wait for a pizza...

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:43 AM

I had the Moto last night again, and again was impressed. This place just seems to be humming along, any early wrinkles smoothed, with what appears to be a very streamlined operation and great focus on customer service. Plus the shuffleboard and foosball table are a great way to wait for a pizza...


Say hi next time. :)

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:01 AM

Say hi next time. :)


will do--I'll challenge you to a shuffleboard game!

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:01 AM

I finally made it out to Pizza CS a couple of weeks ago and went back again tonight. I really enjoyed the pizzas. The first time, I tried the prosciutto white pizza. Tonight, we had the CS Sausage and the Bianca with ricotta cheese add-on. All the pies were great, with a crispy outside and a soft inside. (Like Rock, I fold my slices and take a big chomp first.)

Peroni and Hoegaarden on tap, both good choices. I was pleasently surprised to see that they serve Grotta del Sole Gragnano. I have to try and go back on a Wednesday for the half price wine special.

Nice dining room, great casual vibe. The food came quickly and was promptly devoured. The staff was friendly and the co-owner Jon was a nice guy. Highly recommended. I am glad to get my pizza fix closer to home.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:29 AM

Hi All-

A year ago today, Pizza CS opened its doors. Many, many bags of flour and balls of fresh mozzarella later, we're going strong and are loving every day of it! Time really does fly when you're having fun!

To celebrate and to thank all of our supporters, take 10% off today when you wish us a "happy birthday" when placing your order.

All our best,
Ankur and Jon

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

Congrats to Ankur and Jon. CS has been a very welcome addition to my Rockville Pike lunch rotation.
Keep churning them out!

Joe
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:03 PM

Another good dinner at Pizza CS tonight. I had the Poppi with added anchovies and my sister had the Bianca also with anchovies. We shared a bottle of the Grotta Del Sole Gragnano.

I noticed a sign offering a $10 lunch deal--a full size (Margherita, I think) pizza with drink and a scoop of ice cream. I really need to check that out one day.


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

We stopped in for a couple of pies and some foosball this afternoon. I got the Poppi (mozz, ricotta, artichoke hearts, spinach, peppers), Emma got a plain cheese pie, and Ian chose smoked mozzarella, garlic and bresaola. His was the table favorite; the flavors really worked together. Maybe the kid has a decent palate developing after all. I thought the crust could use a tiny bit more char, but that didn't stop any of us from devouring it and swiping the bones through some olive oil. It was a little more than I would have preferred to spend for lunch, $40 for two full-sized pies, one kid pie, and two sodas, but such a pleasant experience that it was worth the dent in my budget.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 08:25 AM

Pizza CS ‏@PizzaCS 27 JUL  CS Fans: we'll be closed July 29 - August 5. Come in and see us before our vacation next week!

 
 Darn! Didn't make it before their well-deserved vacation.


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Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:17 AM

I heard (from an employee during a recent visit) that the shopping center is slated for redevelopment in about a year.  Has anyone else heard about this?  It wasn't clear if this would be the type of redevelopment that the restaurant could operate through or if relocation would be necessary.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:33 PM

I heard (from an employee during a recent visit) that the shopping center is slated for redevelopment in about a year.  Has anyone else heard about this?  It wasn't clear if this would be the type of redevelopment that the restaurant could operate through or if relocation would be necessary.

 

Yes, Jonathan mentioned this to us about 8 months ago. It sounded like a relocation was in the cards (or at least appeared to be, when he mentioned it). i think they've done great in that location, but I'm also confident that they could do well in a number of places around Rockville.



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:56 PM

Yes, Jonathan mentioned this to us about 8 months ago. It sounded like a relocation was in the cards (or at least appeared to be, when he mentioned it). i think they've done great in that location, but I'm also confident that they could do well in a number of places around Rockville.

 

Pizza CS is located squarely in the highest-development segment of the Rockville Pike Master Plan (known as "South Pike.") Quoth the Master Plan (emphasis mine):

"The South Pike has the greatest potential to receive the bulk of the population growth within the corridor, as well as a significant portion of the City’s population growth, over the next few decades. This area also has the most potential to transform from a commercial suburban development pattern into an urban center, complementing Rockville Town Square to the north. Much of the growth and increased density in the South Pike is expected to be east of Rockville Pike for the near future."

 

So what do you know: them boys can pick 'em! :-)

 

They have (imho) a good product, and they do a good job. Let's hope the moving costs don't rake them over and more people find out about them.

 

Master Plan is here: http://www.rockville...enter/View/1428


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Posted 08 November 2013 - 09:37 AM

I'm happy to announce that today marks the 2nd anniversary of Pizza CS!  Many thanks to all of the forum members here (and Don!) who have supported us along the way.

 

To celebrate and to thank our loyal patrons, we're running an anniversary special today and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday, November 8-9):  $2 off all pizzas, $2 off all beers, and 50% off all bottles of wine.

 

As far as relocating, the current re-development plans are currently in the air and may be delayed.  We're standing by for more information, while keeping our eyes open for a suitable space in the immediate area.  Jon and I are committed to the neighborhood and plan to be around for many years to come.

 

Best,

Ankur


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Posted 09 November 2013 - 11:21 PM

Congratulations to Ankur and Jon for 2 years of bringing great Neapolitan pizza to Rockville Pike.  Stopped by for a "Rocket" tonight and it's as delicious as ever!



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 08:49 AM

We had a breasola and a really nice Caesar salad on our first visit yesterday!  


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