Neapolitan Pizza, Pasta and Wine Dinners Shine at Da Marco, The Italian Place

When it comes to pizza, Da Marco, The Italian Place takes it seriously. It takes it so seriously, in fact, that its Bethesda location was one of the first pizzerias in the country to be awarded the official certification by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, certifying the owners’ commitment to proper cooking techniques.

The Germantown location, which opened its doors in 2016, takes its menu offerings a bit further to include fresh, house-made pasta, used to make Italian favorites like gnocchi, ravioli and lasagna. Regulars recommend going to Da Marco’s on a Tuesday night, when the restaurant has live acoustic music, or on Wednesday nights, when bottles of wine are half off. Keep an eye on Da Marco’s calendar for upcoming special events, like wine dinners that are held throughout the year.