Washington DC’s Best Pizza
The top pies in the nation’s capital
Whether you’re seeking a casual slice to go, or feel like dining in with a full pie, here are three terrific pizza spots in Washington, DC, you shouldn’t miss.
Though it’s been business for decades, Vace still feels like an insider’s secret. This family-owned deli in Cleveland Park runs a brisk retail operation – there’s fresh charcuterie, cheese, and pastas you can take home – but it’s the hand-stretched, crispy crust pies that take top billing. The white pizza is especially solid after a long night of bar-hopping.
For over 25 years, Ruth Gresser, the owner and chef of Pizzeria Paradiso the virtues of traditional, wood-fired Neopolitan pies. Since its humble beginnings in a Dupont Circle townhouse in 1991, it’s grown to four area locations. No matter which one you visit, you’ll taste consistent quality and care in the slow-risen dough, tangy tomato sauce, and creamy mozzarella.
On a bustling strip of 14th Street is where you’ll find this equally lively trattoria by Ari Gejdenson. The pizzas are wood-fired and prepared with top-notch, flavorful ingredients, and arrive with scissors for cutting. Happy hour, which is offered daily, is an especially good time to visit, with all the pies gently priced at $10 each.