When only a slice will do, finding the best pizza place in town can help you satisfy your hunger for the iconic Italian food. So we have rounded up 9 of the best spots to grab some pizza in Washington DC the next time a craving hits!
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300 Massachusetts Ave NW Ste 1 Washington, D.C. 20001
This classic New York-style pizzeria delivers big flavors that you can fold and eat like you would in the Big Apple. But savvy DC patrons don’t just snag a basic pepperoni slice here when delicious flavors like the chicken paneer, Korean chicken, the Sicilian and the Godfather pizzas are available. Wiseguy also offers up Junior’s NY Cheesecake slices for a sweet end to a saucy meal.
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910 F St NW Washington, D.C. 20004
Well known for serving up the best gluten-free pie around, Pi Pizzeria in DC is beloved for their deep dish pizzas like the Hill, which features a classic combo of sausage and peppers. This beautiful spot looks like you’ve stepped into a pizzeria in the Old Country, but Pi’s modern community-first, low impact philosophies are decidedly modern. Pi also serves appetizers here for noshing on while waiting for your perfectly-cooked pie to arrive. Try options like the garlic knots or the meatballs served with toast that will rev up your tastebuds for the pizza feast on the way.
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Andy’s Pizza – Shaw
2016 9th St NW Washington, D.C. 20001
Hungry Washingtonians can grab a slice or a whole pie at Andy’s Pizza when the craving for pizza hits. A 2021 winner of the World Pizza Championship for their cheese pizza, diners at Andy’s will love the bigger-than-your-plate slices and authentic flavors. Snag an impossibly tasty white slice topped with ricotta and roasted garlic, or if plant-based is on the menu for you, Andy’s serves a delicious Miller Time vegan whole pie. The House Favorite pepperoni pie is not to be missed at Andy’s either as it’s some of the best pizza in Washington.
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Pupatella Neapolitan Pizza
1801 18th St NW Washington, D.C. 20009
This neighborhood pizza joint churns out authentic pies and dishes that taste just like they do in Italy. Start off with an Italian street snack like the fried arancini risotto balls or the burrata platter to share while you take in the Italianesque feel of Pupatella’s. The certified ovens here guarantee that your pie will come out tasting Neapolitan, but be sure to order the spicy diavola or the sauceless Buffala Bianca that will make you forget you are not dining in a true Italian café.
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1025 Vermont Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20005
This quirky, family-owned pizzeria and deli got its start making Italian subs, but has been cooking up savory pies for DC residents for years now, too. Visitors to Bozzelli’s can choose from their Fugetaboutit pizza piled high with pepperoni and sausage or choose a vegan version of the same pizza. Not all pies at this DC place come vegan, but the menu of plant-based options is impressive for a pizza joint. Visitors here can also visit the Italian Market to grab some meats or cheeses by the pound to combine with Bozzelli’s At Home Pizza kit to recreate the magic in their own kitchens.
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809 Upshur St NW Washington, D.C. 20011
Timber not only offers delicious wood-fired pizza in Washington for dine-in or take-out, but also has Pizza Trucks that cruise around town where you can grab some great food on the go. Locals love the Green Monster, teeming with pesto, kale and zucchini. Timber also serves the gorgeous Julia that comes with sugar-snap peas, a honey lemon dressing and edible flowers. The many ingredients that come from local farms and partners are behind the fresh flavors at Timber Pizza, a perfect option for a deliciously different pizza place.
2 Amys Neapolitan Pizzeria
3715 Macomb St NW Washington, D.C. 20016
The bubbly, charred crusts of the chewy Neapolitan pies 2 Amys serves are just a small part of the authentic menu offerings at this DC favorite. Returning visitors come back here for the Puttanesca with anchovies and the Etna with fried eggplant. But don’t miss out on the non-pizza offerings here like the deviled eggs or the cod croquettes. And don’t forget about the classic almond cake served with wine-poached cherries for a tart finish to your meal.
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Old City Market and Oven
522 K St NE Washington, D.C. 20002
This neighborhood market with a sense of humor is the perfect spot to grab a bottle of wine and order a pizza to take with you for later. If you are lucky enough to be there when someone is playing the piano, you might have a little serenade while waiting for the domed pizza oven to finish up your pie. Try the Bo Peep pizza with a leg of lamb topping, the sweet and salty Paired Pair pizza, or even the spicy Red Shrimp pie.
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2711 12th St Northeast Washington, D.C. 20018
Ordering pizza in Washington from Menomale or their sister spot, NoMas, means experiencing the flavors from the Campania region of Italy. Authentically flavored, Menomale crafts true Neapolitan pizzas from DOP-certified ingredients like Pesto Genovese on the Verdone pie, and San Marzanos on the spicy Diavola as well as the Capricciosa. For a similar flavor, since they are made with the same bread as the pizza, guests here also love the Panuozzo sandwiches like the cheesy Bufalina and the Barchetta that comes with smoked salmon.