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Best Pizza in DC

Updated: August 14, 2023

When visiting Washington DC, food options can be overwhelming and sometimes you just want something easy that appeals to varied tastes.

Pizza is a great crowd pleaser, and there are quite a few options in the city, many of which deliver via UberEats, DoorDash, Grubhub, or directly.

Pizzeria Paradiso (multiple locations)

Since 1991, Pizzeria Paradiso has been feeding folks in DC.

You can find them in Georgetown, Dupont Circle & others!

They pride themselves as being a simple, neighborhood pizza place, like you’d have found in Naples a hundred years ago.

Andy’s Pizza (multiple locations)

Known for their New York style pizza, served by the slice. Try their award winning cheese pizza.

Wiseguy Pizza (Chinatown or Navy Yard)

Many folks will claim this is the closest you can come to authentic style New York City pizza in DC. They’ve won “best pizza slice” in several local newspapers, multiple years running.

All-Purpose Pizzeria

With a location in the Shaw neighborhood and one near Nationals Park, this pizzeria was inspired by the flavors of New Jersey and the Italian coast.

2Amys (Cleveland Park)

For more than 20 years, 2Amys has been serving up Neapolitan style pizza to DC locals. It frequently shows up on Washingtonian Magazine’s 100 Best Restaurants list.

Comet Ping Pong (Chevy Chase)

Pizza, beer, and some live music? Sounds good. For more than 15 years, Comet Ping Pong has been a place to grab pizza and wings and hear some tunes.

Pupatella (Dupont, with locations in the surrounding region)

For authentic Neapolitan style pizza, certified by Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, try Pupatella. The founder, Enzo Algarme was born and raised in Naples, so you know it’s legit.

Il Canale (Georgetown)

Wood fired, thin crust pizza, with a touch of celebrity, Il Canale boasts a famous and infamous roster of patrons. They’ve also got some nice prices for their happy hour (3-6, Mon-Fri).

Jumbo Slice (Adams Morgan)

Sometimes grabbing a slice of pizza isn’t about a particular flavor or style, it’s about wandering past a joint at 1AM and getting a hankering for a slice.

Open into the wee hours of the night, Wednesday through Sunday, Jumbo Slice is a great spot to grab a late night (or very early morning) piece of pizza.

&Pizza (multiple locations)

Born in DC, &Pizza (pronounced “And Pizza”) is an unusual, fast casual pizza place.

Pick a favorite, modify it if you want, or build your own, they make the pizza and fast-cook it right in front of you, all in just a few minutes.

About The Author

Canden Arciniega

Follow On Instagram | Canden is a historian & tour guide in Washington DC with 4 published books about the city. She has written for HuffPost Travel and has been featured in the Washington Post, WTOP, and numerous other DC papers. She's also been interviewed by the BBC, NPR, Travel Channel and Discovery Family Channel. Canden is the producer of the podcast, Tour Guide Tell All. She is an authority on D.C. history, and has led tours in the city since 2011. She currently resides in DC, but has also lived in London and South Korea, and has traveled to over 28 countries and every US State but Hawaii. She homeschools her 2 children by exploring the plethora of museums in DC.
Updated: August 14th, 2023
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