When Egypt meets Italy, you get solid Middle Eastern fare and sublime designer pizzas.. The Scene Planted in the northwest corner of the Mount Vernon district, this atypical pizzeria has an open, airy atmosphere thanks to two walls of windows. The Egyptian decor--hieroglyphs and King Tut included--elevates the mood even further, though some might say the design borders on kitsch.
The Food Kebabs, falafels and shwarma satisfy, but the idiosyncratic pizzas really set this place apart. Choices stretch from the slightly quirky Hawaiian (which combines shrimp with pignoli nuts, pineapple, tomatoes and mozzarella) to the inspired India (that somehow pulls off tandoori chicken and shrimp, spicy tomato yogurt curry, yellow squash and mozzarella cheese). With toppings running the gamut from pepperoni to mango chutney, you'll find something for every taste and some tastes strictly for the adventurous.