Best Pizza in Washington DC, MD and Northern VA

Where to Enjoy the Best Pizza in the Capital Region

A pepperoni pizza with melted cheese at Matchbox
Photo Courtesy Matchbox Restaurants

Looking for a great pizza in Washington, DC? Whether you prefer a plain pizza or a gourmet one with the works, there are plenty of restaurants that serve a great pie. Here’s a guide to some of the best places to get a pizza in the nation’s capital.

Italian Store

3123 Lee Hwy Arlington, VA (703) 528-6266. The Italian Store is most popular for its pizza by the slice and Italian "Philadelphia Style" subs. The market also sells fresh mozzarella, Italian delicacies, wine refrigerated pastas and sauce.


Multiple locations. The Washington DC-based company offers handmade pizzas with lots of unique toppings. Salads, dessert pizza and homemade sodas are also available. The company is rapidly expanding across the region.
Ella's Wood-Fired Pizza
901 F St NW Washington, DC (202) 638-3434. The casual restaurant located in the heart of the Penn Quarter neighborhood serves traditional, Neapolitan-style, thin crust pizza baked in a wood-fired oven.
Luigi's Pizzeria Restaurant
1132 19th St. NW, Washington, DC (202) 331-7574. This restaurant near Dupont Circle is known for great pizza and is one of the oldest Italian restaurants in Washington, DC, dating back to 1943.
Mamma Lucia
The local Italian restaurant chain has locations in Columbia, Reston, Rockville, Bethesda, Olney, Collage Park, Silver Spring and Frederick. The menu includes a variety of pizza, pasta and traditional Italian dishes.
With seven locations in the Washington DC area, the restaurant specializes in wood-fired artisanal pizza, but also serves a variety of salads, sandwiches and main entrees. The restaurants offer unique contemporary decor and a fun atmosphere.
Pizzeria Paradiso
Georgetown - 3282 M St NW Washington, DC (202) 337-1245
Dupont Circle - 2029 P Street NW Washington, DC (202) 223-1245
Great wood-fired pizza and a nice selection of beer!
Potomac Pizza
The local pizza delivery chain has locations in Chevy Chase, Potomac, Rockville, and Gaithersburg. Menu includes a variety of pizza, calzones, subs and salads.
827 Slaters Ln Alexandria, VA (703) 224-5051 Specializes in wood-fired pizza and southern Italian cuisine. The bar and lounge offers an extensive selection of beer from around the world.
Tony's New York Pizza
13087 Fair Lakes Shopping Ctr Fairfax, VA (703) 502-0808. The eat-in and carryout restaurant features pizza, calzones, subs and a variety of pasta dishes.
Two Amys
3715 Macomb St NW Washington, DC (202) 885-5700 The restaurant and winebar near the National Cathedral specializes in neapolitan pizza cooked in a wood-burning oven.

Pizza CS
1596 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD (240) 833-8090. The locally owned restaurant specializes in Neapolitan pizza cooked in a wood-burning oven.

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