Top 5 Pizza Spots in D.C.
By William Satloff
D.C. may be known for its half smokes, but any local can tell you that its pizza is to die for. I asked my pizza-loving friends to compile a list of the District’s top five pizza spots:
5. Comet - $$
Located a few doors down from another D.C. favorite, Politics & Prose, this pizzeria serves up pies, live music and ping-pong. It is a favorite of everyone, from Guy Fieri to the Washington Post’s Tom Sietsema. The delicious pizza combined with the laid back, hipsters-with-kids atmosphere is what keeps me coming back.
4. Vace - $$
While Vace isn’t a traditional, sit down pizzeria, it has to make any Washingtonian’s top five. The traditional Cleveland Park location and the new, but just as good Bethesda location, are known for their pasta, antipasti, deli meats and cheeses, and of course, their pizzas. More than just a deli, Vace is a lifestyle. Plenty of Cleveland Park families have spent countless nights sitting around a Vace takeaway pizza, but Vace’s loyal following extends throughout the metro area.
3. We the Pizza - $
An up-and-comer on the D.C. pizza scene, We the Pizza is the best slice on Capitol Hill. The place really comes alive each day at noon as the flood of Hill interns and staffers enters. In addition to its varied and delicious by the slice pizza, We the Pizza has delicious homemade sodas.
2. Il Canale - $$
Georgetown’s shining jewel, Il Canale dishes out some of the area’s best pizza. Their thin crust, Southern Italian pizza is an instant classic, and they serve gluten free pizza that is not only delicious, but prepared, cooked and served entirely separately for anyone with severe Celiac disease. Great for date nights, and with delicious desserts and pastas, Il Canale makes a play for first on the D.C. pizza scene.
1. 2 Amys - $$
This is it. While Il Canale and others reach for the top, no D.C. pizza place can touch the throne that 2 Amy’s claims. 2 Amys has few casual customers, only devout followers. It’s true Neapolitan, wood oven pizza is a treat from start to finish. The place is a never empty neighborhood staple, and even as Cathedral Heights grows, 2 Amys still reigns supreme. Don’t forget to try out their small plates and delectable desserts.