Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza loaded with toppings? Even pizza with just cheese sounds excellent if prepared the proper way.

While there are plenty of places to enjoy pizza in Washington, D.C., these spots stand out from the rest.

Timber Pizza Company

809 Upshur St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20011 Timber Pizza Company opened in the up and coming neighborhood of Petworth in 2016, and since then it’s been taking Petworth’s residents, the city, and the media by storm. The company started off as two friends making pizza and selling it at local farmer’s markets, before being discovered by Chef Dani Moreira; the three teamed up to open the brick and mortar property on Upshur Street. The Washington Post has ranked it as one of the top pizza places in the city, and the dinner crowds speak for themselves. Here, the main ingredient is the sauce. The menu features red pizzas, green pizzas, and white pizzas. They use mostly organic and local ingredients to serve you the best-possible quality product. The margarita pizza is perfect for anyone who enjoys a classic, but if you’re feeling a little more adventurou,s go for The Henry or Turu in the white section. You can also find some small plates and salads to go with your pizza entrée. [caption id="attachment_6688" align="aligncenter" width="300"]pizza Courtesy of bonappetit.com/[/caption]

2Amys

3715 Macomb St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20016 2Amys has been a Washington, D.C., staple since 2001, serving up Neapolitan-style pizza paired with an extensive selection of Italian wines. According to the restaurant,
“We were the first D.O.C. certified pizzeria in the Washington, D.C. area. Since then, we have served tens of thousands of screaming children and their parents, with an ever-expanding menu of wood-fired pizza, house-cured meats, salads, farm/sometimes fresh vegetables, and the most extensive selection of salt-cured anchovies on the East Coast. We have a wide selection of Southern Italian wines, as well as wines on tap made just for us by one of California's most talented winemakers.”
It was also ranked as one of the best pizza joints in Washington, D.C., by the Washington Post. You cannot go wrong with the Marinera D.O.C (tomato, garlic, oregano) or the Margherita Extra D.O.C (Mozzarella di bufala, basil, cherry tomatoes). If you want something with a little bit more, try the stuffed pizza like the Ripieno Extra (ricotta, grana, salami, prosciutto, pancetta, tomato). [caption id="attachment_6689" align="aligncenter" width="300"]pizza Courtesy of http://slice.seriouseats.com[/caption]

Ghibellina

1610 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20009 Ghibellina is a charming pizzeria in the heart of Logan Circle featuring carefully crafted thin-crust pies in a rustic space with exposed brick décor. The restaurant has a very classic Italian feel to it and serves up Neapolitan-inspired pizzas. The dinner menu showcases such pizzas as the Figura (fig jam, prosciutto, blue cheese, and arugula) and Olive E Carciofi (nostralina olives, artichokes, sundried tomatoes, smoked mozzarella, basil, garlic, peperoncino, grana padano). It’s worth it to come for happy hour for $10 pizzas. Try the Napoli (tomato sauce, mozzarella, anchovies, capers, oregano, garlic, pepperoncino) for a really savory taste. [caption id="attachment_6690" align="aligncenter" width="300"]pizza Courtesy of opentable.com[/caption]

&pizza

Various locations in Washington, D.C. Though you can find &pizza in many places around the country, it gets a spot on the list because it’s one of the few places where you can completely customize what you put on. This is a fast-casual restaurant; you order at the counter and choose your toppings, and it's ready in under five minutes or so. The menu features some signature pizzas like the Dirty Bird with buffalo chicken (which is a limited edition) or the American Honey with pepperoni and garlic, but the key is to create your own. Start with the type of dough you want, then move on to the sauce. You can choose from a variety of sauces, from classic tomato to garlic ricotta to basil pesto. Next you pick your cheese and then the fun part -- the toppings! There are tons to pick from -- both vegetables and proteins -- and you can get all of them if you wish. &pizza has no limits on how loaded you want to make your pie. Top it off with even more finishes like cherry bomb barbecue sauce or banana peppers. You can take a look at the full menu here. [caption id="attachment_6691" align="aligncenter" width="300"]pizza Courtesy of dc.eater.com[/caption] Have you been to any of these pizza places in D.C? Let us know what you thought in the comments below!

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