Top 5 Pizza Joints in Washington, D.C.


Washington D.C.'s international flavor means that some pizza is authentically Italian while other versions are more Americanized in the style of cities like New York or Chicago. Here's a look at D.C.'s uniquely diverse pizza scene.

Authentic Italian
2 Amy's Neapolitan Pizzeria in Cleveland Park has an array of Italian style antipastos and pizzas. What makes the pizza so special is that a couple of them have a D.O.C. next to them, a designation from the Italian government that they are made in the authentic tradition.

DIY Pizza
Vace Italian Delicatessen offers fans the ability to make their pizza at home, with balls of fresh pizza dough, marinara sauce, and housemade mozzarella. You can also opt to have Vace make the pizza for you and carry out a single slice or a small pizza. Don't forget to try some of the salads in the deli case to complement your pie.

New England Style
Pete's New Haven Style Apizza are in various locations in the D.C. area and brings the flavor of New England-style pizza with the clam topping option.

New York Style
Wiseguy NY Pizza in downtown brings New York style foldable-sized slices to D.C. along with a lot of kitsch and décor from the Big Apple.

Chicago Style
Alberto's Pizza may not be as deep as doughy as some Chicagoans would like, but in D.C., it reigns supreme as a delicious facsimile both by the slice and by the pan.

Carly Zinderman is a freelance writer from Los Angeles that loves to travel. She has written for many websites on topics including travel, food, and drink. Carly spent a summer in D.C. eating pizza at every opportunity.