Score a great slice at these places according to the EdibleDC team
Saturday, February 9, is National Pizza Day. We’re a little pizza obsessed at EdibleDC, and now seemed like the perfect time to share our favorite places to grab some pizza around the District.
Launced by Andrew Dana and Chef Daniella Moreira this neighborhood pizza place in Petworth has a cozy atmosphere, unique combinations of pizza and an open wood fire oven. They’ve been written up in Bon Apetite and even our local Michelin Guide, so it can be hard to get in. A little hack we like to do is call ahead for pick up and or use the Caviar delivery app. Favorites include The Bentley and the Green Monster. You can read our first story on Timber Pizza Co. when they grew from their pizza truck to brick and mortar here.
The little sister to super star Red Hen, now boasts two locations in Shaw and the Capitol Riverfront. Some of the pizzas are change seasonally, but our guilty pleasure is the Meadowlands which includes mozzarella, parmesan fonduta, roasted chicken, buffalo sauce, pickles and gorgonzola ranch. We recommend a reservation here or going for lunch when it’s less crowded or ordering via Caviar. For National Pizza Day this Saturday, $1 of each pizza will go to No Kid Hungry and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and will feature special pizzas from guest Chefs Kyle Bailey and Victor Albisu.
1610 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Located along the 14th Street corridor in Logan Circle, Ghibellina, is nestled between some of our favorite DC restaurants. Ghibellina is the perfect place to go if you need wider menu options for your family or group. Their $10 pizza happy hour is hard to beat Monday - Thursday 4 - 6:30 pm and Friday - Sunday 3 - 6:30 pm. Oh and our favorite part, cutting up your pizza with your very own pizza shears.
We’ve been frequenting this popular local chain since 2008. Their steady growth across the region is a testament to a great product and consistent service. Pro tip: This is a great for place families and large groups plus we really enjoy the ability to customize your pizza with half one flavor and half another. Favorites here include the Prosciutto & Fig as well as the Fire & Smoke. Matchbox is also available via Caviar.
We love Pizzeria Paradiso so much we wrote a story about founder Ruth Gresser. The team there is always doing something interesting, including a spent grains pizza that uses the waste of a local brewery to make pizza with proceeds going to local charity. This month they launch the “United States of Pizza: Women’s Slice of the Pie” a new weekly, rotating menu of state-themed pizzas which honor and highlight bipartisan female elected officials. Women make up 50.8% of the U.S. population and 25% of our nation's leadership, a recent surge thanks to the 2018 elections which saw a record number of women running for and elected to office. As a woman-owned business, Pizzeria Paradiso wants to highlight these women and their states with pizzas themed after popular food traditions from their respective home state. Delivery available via Caviar.
Multiple locations Chinatown, Foggy Bottom, Navy Yard, and Rosslyn, VA
Our favorite question to ask Chefs is where they like to eat when they aren’t working. More often then not Wiseguy Pizza came up as the late night hot spot for DC chefs when they got off work. It probably doesn’t hurt their closing time ranges from 2 AM - 5 AM and in a city like DC that is known for being the “city that sleeps,” that’s pretty unusual!
Comet Ping Pong is a staple for residents living in Forest Hills, Wakefield, Chevy Chase border of DC. We love to stop at this little strip mall for Politics & Prose bookstore, coffee at the Little Red Fox and of course pizza at Comet Ping Pong.
Multiple locations Mt. Pleasant, Tenleytown, Georgia Ave., Glover Park, Arlington, VA, Odenton, MD, and Fairfax, VA
We like to support local as much as possible and became addicted to this delivery/take-out pizza place in Mt. Pleasant. Highly recommend Angelico’s Special with tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, caramelized onions and roasted red peppers.
Hometown fast-casual that now boasts locations from Miami, Boston, New York and beyond is perfect for quick grab and go, build your own or late night hunger. We especially love their recent collaboration with Broccoli City in Shaw where they have a full service bar and proceeds benefit Broccoli City.
3715 Macomb Street NW
No list of pizza in DC would be complete without mentioning 2Amys. Chef Peter Pastan has been making Neapolitan inspired pizzas in near the Washington National Cathedral for almost two decades. It’s a go-to for any DC pizza loving fan, and the rest of the menu there is exceptional. Grab a seat in the bar if there are no tables. We wrote an in-depth story about a wheat farm Peter helped opened in California spurred by his passion for bread and wine.
AJ Dronkers is the Associate Publisher and Digital Editor of EdibleDC. You can find him eating and drinking his way through the District, and at SoulCycle burning away the calories later.