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The Best Pizza in Washington DC

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:Sette Osteria - 14th St, Il Canale, RPM Italian - DC
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Logan Circle, Georgetown, Mt. Vernon Square
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Sette Osteria - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
413 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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 sRead more
100% recommended

Il Canale

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
2,539 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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 iRead more
88% recommended

RPM Italian - DC

$$$$·Italian·
Mt. Vernon Square
3,156 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Whoever says pizza and upscale vibe don’t mix has obviously never been to RPM Italian. An offshoot of the flagship Guiliana and Bill Rancic-owned Chicago restaurant, this trendy plRead more
95% recommended
Italian in Washington, D.C. Area

Café Milano

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
2,691 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • People Watching
Those on a hunt for authentic Italian dishes need look no further than Café Milano. This stylish café offers an excellent selection of antipasti, salads, pizza, pasta, steak, and dRead more
89% recommended
Hot Spot in Washington, D.C. Area
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Cesco Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
987 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
Cesco Osteria’s wide variety of Fiorentina pizza and their selections of toppings is designed to satiate the cravings of anyone who's longing for a taste of Tuscany. It’s easy to iRead more
94% recommended
Italian in Maryland - DC Suburbs

Ella's Pizza

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Penn Quarter
623 reviews
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Great for Lunch
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 thRead more
96% recommended
Kid Friendly in Washington, D.C. Area

Urbana Dining & Drinks

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Dupont Circle
1,406 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
Located smack dab in the middle of Dupont Circle, inside the Palomar Hotel, Urbana Dining & Drinks is the perfect place to go dining, snacking, or chilling as this place also featuRead more
92% recommended

Alta Strada- DC

$$$$·Italian·
Mt. Vernon Square
428 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 cRead more
82% recommended

Stella Barra - North Bethesda

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
383 reviews
  • Fun
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
With its signature extra thin and crunchy pizzas, as well as its gluten-free dough, Stella Barra is a great place to indulge and satisfy with a quick pizza fix. They have a wide raRead more
Kid Friendly in Maryland - DC Suburbs

Ristorante Piccolo

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
2,085 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Romantic
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 fireRead more
89% recommended
Romantic in District of Columbia

Flavio

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
418 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
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, shRead more
91% recommended

Fontina Grille

$$$$·Italian·
Rockville
909 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
  • Casual
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 neighborhoRead more
90% recommended
Italian in Maryland - DC Suburbs

Declaration – Nats Park

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Navy Yard
95 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Fun
Offering an eclectic mix of Italian and American cuisines and a very laid-back atmosphere, Declaration - Nats Park is an excellent place to chill and grab a satisfying meal. Their Read more
Vibrant Bar Scene in Washington, D.C. Area

Ghibellina

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
974 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
Widely famous for serving one of the best pizza in Washington DC, Ghibellina has a menu that revolves around the beloved dish. Diners can even choose from a wide selection of toppiRead more
91% recommended
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La Panetteria

$$$$·Italian·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
750 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
With more than three decades under its belt, La Panetteria has become the go-to place for Italian comfort food. Featuring a classic and romantic old town ambiance with an awning inRead more
93% recommended
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2 Amys

$$$$·Italian·
Cleveland Park
2 Amys has become the popular hunting ground for diners craving an authentic Neapolitan pizza. This D.O.C.-certified pizzeria adheres to strict requirements and rigorous processes Read more
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Matchbox - Chinatown - Permanently Closed

$$$$·American·
Downtown
1,484 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Fun
An American take on Italian dishes set right in the heart of Chinatown — it doesn’t get more diverse than this. With its brick-walled setting, friendly staff, and laidback atmospheRead more
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