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The Best Pizza in Washington DC

There's so much more to Washington, D.C. than historic buildings, monuments, landmarks, and politics. This capital city also has a thriving culinary and cultural scene. When it comes to pizza, DC has got it down. One of America’s favorite comfort foods is served in a variety of ways here—thin crust or deep dish, vegan or meat lovers, authentic or fusion. No matter what diners are in the mood for, they’ll be able to satisfy their cravings. We’ve rounded up the best pizza restaurants in DC, powered by our data from the most in-the-know diners in the capital. Here’s where to eat.

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7 Restaurants
Updated 26 February 2020
Restaurants:Sette Osteria - 14th St, Il Canale, Ella's Wood Fired Kitchen
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Italian, Pizzeria
Neighborhoods:Logan Circle, Georgetown, Penn Quarter
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Sette Osteria - 14th St

$$$$
Italian
Logan Circle
4.2
607 reviews
For anyone who’s up for artisan pizza made right in front of them, Sette Osteria is the pizza restaurant to visit. Seeing the baker make the dough, top it with San Marzano tomato sauce and a generous amount of parmesan cheese, arugula, and spicy capicola, and then baking it to perfection in a wood-fired oven situated right at the bar is nothing short of witnessing art in action. Sette Osteria's other offerings, like gnocchi, homemade pasta, and mouth-watering tiramisu, don’t disappoint either — this restaurant is as Italian as it can get. This chic place has a friendly vibe that's sure to attract the Metro's hip and hungry crowds.

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Il Canale

$$$$
Italian
Georgetown
4.6
3545 reviews
Serving authentic Naples-style thin crust pizza, Il Canale is quite a gem in Georgetown. With its smoky flavor, soft and crispy crust, and imported buffalo mozzarella, as well as its rich toppings, Il Canale serves some of the best pizza in Wahington DC. What’s more, they offer gluten-free pizzas and pasta, which are prepared using dedicated ovens, pans, and utensils. It’s this attention to detail, as well as their attentive and knowledgeable wait staff — some of whom are native Italians — that makes this restaurant quite a hit with regular customers.

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Ella's Wood Fired Kitchen

$$$$
Pizzeria
Penn Quarter
4.7
840 reviews
This pizza-centered joint features a wood-fired oven as a focal point — pretty apt, as this is where most of the magic happens. Pizza devotees have been extolling the virtues of their pizza: with a thin crust, gluten-free option, and toppings made from fresh ingredients. Other items on their menu are quite a hit with their patrons too. They have crisp and perfectly portioned salads, widely popular risotto balls stuffed with mozzarella, and authentic tiramisu to satisfy any sweet tooth.

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Alta Strada- DC

$$$$
Italian
Mt. Vernon Square
4.6
728 reviews
Whether for date night or dinner with family or friends, Alta Strada makes for an excellent neighborhood restaurant with its comfortable yet contemporary atmosphere. With a pizza crust that’s light, well-textured, and topped with a good combination of ingredients, pizza lovers find themselves coming to this place for more of their favorite comfort food. An award-winning chef helms the kitchen, and this casual dining restaurant boasts a menu that’s anything but simple. Anyone who’s had a sample of their famous crunchy meatballs and tagliatelle with homemade bolognese sauce would agree.

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Ristorante Piccolo

$$$$
Italian
Georgetown
4.6
2710 reviews
Diners will enjoy the distinct taste of Sicily with Ristorante Piccolo’s famed Sicilian focaccia deep dish pizza and a wide selection of toppings to go with it. With its three fireplaces and wrought iron staircase leading to the second-floor balcony overlooking the C&O Canal, the restaurant boasts of a warm, romantic, and cozy atmosphere. Its menu is a treasure trove of Italian dishes, which include handmade pasta, exquisite seafood dishes and steaks, an interesting wine list, and the award-winning entree: Agnolotti ai Porcini.

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Flavio

$$$$
Italian
Georgetown
4.4
734 reviews
Flavio is situated in what used to be an old building that's converted to house this quaint yet vibrant restaurant. Their seafood pizza comes with generous toppings of scallops, shrimps, and lobster meat, making it a hit with diners. Some other gastronomic delights include the Lobster Diavolo with a rich cream sauce, fresh gnocchi with an enticing garlic sauce, and penne Arrabbiata with a thick, spicy, homemade tomato sauce. Its classy ambiance and prompt service make this restaurant a neighborhood gem.

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Fontina Grille

$$$$
Italian
Rockville
4.8
1363 reviews
With its excellent location, casual and relaxed ambiance, and a seating area that's good for group get-togethers or an intimate dinner for two, Fontina Grille is a great neighborhood restaurant. It also happens to be the home to the best white pizza in town, with its flavorful garlic taste, a good mix of cheese, and a dash of gorgonzola, on top of a perfectly made thin crust. Of course, for those who crave a fully loaded pizza, there’s a good selection of this comfort food and lots of extra toppings to go around. Other must-try dishes on its menu are grilled romaine and sea bass salad, a fan favorite for its good dose of fresh ingredients.

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