A hot and fresh piece of pizza is one of life’s simple pleasures to many and D.C. is fortunate enough to house some of the finest slice-slinging spots in the nation! If you’re in the mood for a good slice of pizza in the capital city, then look no further because these ten places to get pizza in D.C. are perfect for any occasion.
Andy’s Pizza has several locations around D.C. and the D.C. area, so you can’t go wrong checking any of them out, but their Shaw location is top-notch. Between the excellent ambiance and fantastic ingredients, dining in at Andy’s Pizza in Shaw is a great spot for friends, family, or even a casual date night! It’s important to know that they don’t take reservations, so show up early or call to check the wait time in advance before you show up, particularly if you’re a large group.
Location: 808 V St NW
This place has pizzas that are the perfect size for a family-style shared meal, this place has some crazy pizzas on their menu that are completely funky but so delicious! The perfect spot for a meal with friends to try a bit of it all; just split a few pizzas, order a bottle or two of wine, and order a couple of appetizers… next thing you know have a great time!
Location: 1 Dupont Cir NW Suite 115
This place does great New York-style pizza where you can get pies and huge slices with crispy thin crust and a wide variety of incredible toppings. On top of having some of the best pizza in town, this place serves Junior’s Cheesecake, which happens to be one of the best New York-style cheesecakes in the world! So if you’re looking for a great spot to grab a slice and split a dessert, there may be no better option in the capital.
Location: 300 Massachusetts Ave NW Retail #1
Offering both traditional and gluten-free pizza crusts, six different sauce bases, five different cheese options, and of course a long list of toppings to choose from to finish off your custom pizzas! Because this spot is so amenable to dietary restrictions and food preferences, it’s the perfect spot for big groups hoping to order pizzas that’ll satisfy everybody!
Location: 1103 19th St NW
Wood-fired pizza truly hits different, it has an incredible flavor and crispiness that you just don’t get at other pizza spots and Ella’s is no exception to this! Their tasty pizzas are built using quality ingredients that make for a delicious meal, but the best part about Ella’s is its incredible ambiance, with great happy hour deals and a beautifully constructed bar, this place is a can’t-miss pizza spot right in the heart of the city.
Location: 610 9th St NW
This incredible spot in Bloomingdale has an incredible selection of pizzas built using ultra-fresh ingredients and is inclusive for those with dietary restrictions with alternatives like gluten-free dough and vegan cheese. On top of the delicious pizzas, the best part of dining at Bacio is getting a seat out on their covered patio on a nice day and enjoying a complete meal with friends! If, however, you are hoping to enjoy Bacio without having to dine in, they do have some fantastic takeaway specials that range from great for one to great for groups.
Location: 81 Seaton Pl NW
With some unbelievably tasty pizzas on their menu, you can’t go wrong trying something different every time you go! Our favorites include the Buffalo Chicken, the White Pizza, and the Cowboy Pizza, but honestly, everything is worth trying, don’t just take our word for it; We, The Pizza have one of the highest rankings of all the pizza spots in the city on both Google and Yelp. On top of the great pizzas, they also offer delicious garlic knots and wings that are pretty darn tasty with a few sauce options (try the mambo sauce).
Location: 305 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Classic Italian spot right in Georgetown that happens to make some pretty fantastic pizzas in a wood-fired oven, it doesn’t get much better than that! With high-quality authentic Italian ingredients that make for mouthwatering pizzas that are almost too beautiful to eat, this place is as delicious as it gets if you’re looking for a quality pizza experience. It may not be a greasy spoon spot to get a slice to go, so if you’re looking for that then this may not be the spot for you, but if you want to eat pizza that you’ll remember a year later, this is the spot for you.
Location: 1065 31st St NW
High-quality pizzas served up using some funky ingredients by people who love what they do, Timber Pizza is a delicious spot that just feels local and familiar. This spot’s creative use of ingredients makes for some of the most unique and delicious pizzas in the capital, but by far the most impressive thing this place does it elevate pizza without making it seem too fancy or stuck-up. It may sound weird, but it’s a delicious spot with fancy modern pizza that has the soul of an old-school spot; truly a gem.
Location: 809 Upshur St NW
Okay, yes, Jet’s Pizza isn’t inside of D.C. but before you call us out and say we lied about this list being about the “best pizza in D.C.”, just hear us out. Jet’s Pizza is a special spot, their Detroit-style deep-pan pizza is something that should be talked about more. The crispy caramelized crust edges on one of their Detroit-style pizzas make this spot stand out from the rest of the places in D.C., which in our opinion is worth mentioning here.
There’s no shortage of pizza places around D.C. that attempt to ride on the name of “New York-style” to lure in customers, but it takes a certain confidence to build a Detroit-style pizza so far from Michigan, but to do so and hit it big like Jet’s has is nothing short of impressive.
Location: 6 E Glebe Rd, Alexandria, VA