Manny and Olga’s Pizza: Always There For You

by July 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm 2,340 0

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

"Manny & Olga's Pizza"

14th Street, just south of T Street  NW: Manny & Olga’s Pizza is always there for you. (Luis Gomez Photos)

When I want pizza in Borderstan, I call Manny & Olga’s.

Yes, there are great places to eat in Borderstan, good restaurants and cheap eats, but if we are talking pizza, I can’t help but think about Manny and Olga’s every time I am ready for a quick bite.  I know it’s a franchised chain, but it’s a local one. The owner Manny, son of Greek immigrants, learned “hands on” how to run the business and give customers great service.

I have to say, even though Manny and Olga’s serves pizza by the slice and it’s very close to the house, I rarely go there unless it is for pick up. Their location on 1841 14th Street is not a sit-in location.  The good thing about it is that after some seven years of calling for delivery, I feel I almost know them.  Over the phone they are polite with that certain quickness that says we are working here to make it fast, and fast it is! The pizza pie always arrives hot and delicious.

Manny & Olga’s not only offers pizza, they have and extensive menu that includes subs, calzones, salads, Greek  specialties and desserts. At home we have tried their lasagna, gyros and sandwiches — and the Veal Parmesan is always a crowd pleaser. We enjoy how great everything tastes and size of the portions. You definitely get your money’s worth here.

If you have been in the neighborhood for a while and haven’t tried them, you should. If you are new, you might just become a fan!

Manny and Olga’s: The Details

  • Where Am I Going? 1841 14th Street NW.
  • When Am I Calling? Sunday through Thursday, 10 am to 4 am; Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 5 am.
  • Delivery? All the time.
  • Paycheck Pain? $15 at the most for one person. (12″ basic pizza).
  • Say What? Always there for you.
  • What You’ll Be Eating: Great pizza, subs, basic Italian dishes and gyros.

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