Pizza fanatic or not-who doesn’t love melted cheese on crisp crust? Don’t just let your mouth water. Read further for D.C.’s best pizza joints.
&Pizza118 H Street NE, Washington D.C. 20002
This joint has been feeding pizza enthusiasts since 2010. Originally started by Michael Lastoria and Steve Salis, the pizza here will blow your mind. It’s simply put through the pizza conveyor belt, then out comes a crisp and delicious concoction. Their most popular pizza is the Farmer’s Daughter. This comes with zesty tomato sauce, spinach, fennel sausage, mozzarella, parmigiano, red pepper chili oil, and to top it off one cracked egg. If you’re not on your way right now, you’re doing something wrong.
Vace3315 Connecticut Ave NW Washington D.C. 20008
If old school is your style, you’ve found yourself the perfect place for D.C.’s best pizza. This spot has been around since 1976 and clearly has a good understanding of how to craft the best pizza in town. For just $2.50 a slice, you can have the most satisfying meal. Since it is an Italian deli, expect nothing but the freshest meats and cheeses on top of your pizza.
Il Canale1063 31st NW Washington D.C. 20007
If you’re searching for truly authentic Italian pizza, Il Canale would be number one on the list for D.C.’s best pizza. This is the closest you can get to a true Naples style pizza here in the United States. Everything from the mozzarella to the tomatoes to the flour to even the actual brick oven is imported straight from Naples.
This place is especially unique because it started as a food truck! Washington D.C. is filled with them, but this joint created a following so large it needed its own local spot. They focus on one thing and one thing only: pizza. Their kitchen might be small, but the food they produce is mighty. The awesome part is not only do they have delicious wood-fired creations, but everything that is in their store is locally grown or purchased. They get the meat from pigs in PA, and all of the wine is from local vendors from around D.C.
Pupatella5104 Wilson Blvd. Arlington VA 22205
Calling all white pizza lovers! As much as tomato sauce is praised, there’s something to be said about going off the beaten path a bit and trying something new. Originally a food cart and now it’s very own shop. Pupatella is known for their Burrata pizza. If you’ve never had Burrata before, I highly recommend you try it. It tastes like mozzarella but even creamier. Now imagine that on a pizza. YUM. Here, your pizza cooks at exactly one minute in a brick oven set at 900 degrees. Perfect for the on-the-go city cruiser.
Wiseguy New York Pizza300 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington D.C. 20007
For those from New York who can’t seem to get an original NY slice, here ya go. All of the parmigiano, olive oil, and tomatoes are imported from Italy to get the authentic taste. Not only is the food fresh, but they even have a specialized filtration process to exactly replicate New York water. It’s the water that makes the slice, after all.