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.

Vace Italian Delicatessen

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.

Pizzeria Paradiso

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.



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