While mindlessly scrolling through our Instagram feed a while back, we came across what can only be described as the type of picture a hawt pizza would post to its Bumble profile if it were a human. With its crispy edges, perfect cheese-top-to-sauce-bottom ratio and seasonally stylish toppings, this pizza de Ramona’s Pizza Garden was a 10. (And this is where the veering-into-creepyland anthropomorphizing will stop.)
Ramona’s Pizza Garden
Considering that I could eat good pizza 24/7, I desperately wanted to give this one a go – but wasn’t quite sure how to do so. There didn’t appear to be any physical location to visit, website to order from or phone number to call. There was, though, clear instructions on Ramona’s Instagram page letting folks know that they should email or DM to order. So, the latter is what we did.
We ordered a Cheese Pie ($20) as well as the Summer Pie ($23), pictured below. In a word: Divine.
If you’re now salivating and want some of this gastronomic happiness for yourself, head on over to Ramona’s Pizza Garden and visit their profile for this week’s menu. Then, reach out to Pizza Man and Ramona’s Pizza Garden owner – Will Crick – via DM. He’ll let you know what’s up.
If he’s not taking any more orders for the day, he’ll kindly let you know which upcoming dates and times are indeed available. (As was the case with us.) Pay via Venmo and then pick your order up in Hyattsville (he’ll give you address).
More from Will about Ramona’s Pizza Kitchen and its plans for the future, below.
Connecticut Pizza – in Hyattsville
“I’m originally from Connecticut, which I would strongly argue has the best pizza in the country. You’re a five minute drive from great pizza anywhere in CT. I think knowing what really good pizza tastes like has helped shape what I want to get out of the pizza I make (well cooked, crispy and really cheesy).
Pizza always meant we were in for a good time growing up — renting a VHS and picking up Rocky’s Pizza on a Friday night was about as good as it gets.
My wife, Nicole, and I relocated to DC nine years ago and Hyattsville four years ago. About three years ago I thought it would be a fun party trick to be able to whip up really good pizza for guests when they visited, but that turned into an obsession.
Since then I’ve been tinkering with different pizza styles and hosting friends and family for pizza nights. I own just about every book on dough and pizza, and I’ve watched more YouTube videos and shows than I care to admit. I’ve also taken some great pizza classes as well. I knew eventually I’d have to find an outlet for my pizza making and didn’t want my wife to become “Pizza’d out” so I decided to see what the local community thought of my pie.
Hyattsville is such a warm and supportive place and the feedback has been tremendous and humbling. I’ve really enjoyed playing around with different menu options and look forward to trying out some different seasonal pies moving forward.
Our current best seller is the White Summer Pie (zucchini, ricotta etc.)…that my wife created, followed shortly after by the forever classic pepperoni. My personal favorite would probably be a bacon with peppers and onions.
I couldn’t do any of this without amazing support from my talented friends and family who have created the logo (John DeNapoli), take great pictures, provide feedback and root for me (especially my wife, Nicole).
I am not exactly sure what the future holds and am trying to let it happen organically. Possibly a food truck or a little shop down the road but we will see.”
We’ll be cheering you on all along the way, Will!
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