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Declaration

4.3
4.3
141 Reviews
$30 and under
Pizzeria
Experience the comfort and historic distinction of DECLARATION. Located in the North Shaw neighborhood of Washington DC. Our menu features pizza favorites baked in our Italian brick oven. Don't miss the selection from our 13 colonies pizza list or the farm to table salads, vegetables, meat, fish and poultry. Plenty of gluten free options even our house made gluten free pizza dough.

Our handcrafted cocktail program features regional favorites from historic Philadelphia, Boston and New York City. Our nightly happy hour will have you celebrating with your friends. long into the evening.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, American, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    LUNCH Friday 11:30am-3pm DINNER Monday-Thursday 5pm-10pm Friday 5pm-11pm Saturday 4pm-11pm Sunday 5pm-9pm BRUNCH Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm HAPPY HOUR Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 627-2277

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Demetrio Zavala

  • Catering

    DECLARATION is part of PRG Catering and will offer a full pizza, entree and appetizer menu to patrons for parties of 4 or more. PRG/DECLARATION Catering is perfect for all occasions including office events, house parties, life cycle events or just a dinner party of your friends.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer our Signers room that seats up to 16. Featuring set menus or A La Carte, this room is perfect for that intimate get together. Complete restaurant buyouts are available.

  • Private party contact

    Jeanhee@prghospitality.com: (202) 872-8700

  • Neighborhood

    Shaw

  • Cross street

    8th Street, NW

  • Parking details

    Ample parking located on 8th Street

  • Public transit

    Metro - U Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 141 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. LC

    LyndaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was outstanding and extremely accommodating on a very busy evening. The food was delicious. Thanks for a memorable dining experience.
  2. S

    Shmorgan85

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It started off a little rocky because there was a table taking forever to leave but the staff was able to make accommodations for us which ended up being really fun because my dad and I got to watch the game and enjoy our pizza. The shrimp pizza is AMAZing and the butternut squash pizza was delicious and surprising. Great pizza and a great time!
  3. VM

    VictorM

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent pizza!! Great service! Nice ambiance! Highly recommend it.
  4. S

    Stan

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2018

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Food was sub-par and service took way too long. We were going to a show, so we ordered drinks and a few apps. Took forever to get our drinks, and the apps took longer than if we'd ordered a regular entree. I don't fault the wait staff, as they were bustling all around to try and serve people, but there was too few of them to adequately handle the crowd. Last but not least, the bathrooms were atrocious. One toilet was not working and was in disgusting condition, the other had no toilet paper. We took a chance on this place, as it seemed convenient and we attend lots of shows in the area, however, after this experience, we won't be back.
  5. NH

    NicoleH

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brick oven pizza. Super friendly staff. Great ambiance. We grabbed dinner here before a show at the 9:30 Club right across the street. Would highly recommend it!! You MUST try the Brussel sprout pizza!! Sooo good!
  6. BH

    BlakeH

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! The wait staff was knowledgeable and guided us to some delicious selections from the ever-changing menu. Split a meatball and the New Jersey pizza. I'm craving more Declaration in my life!
  7. j

    jess4food

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Just stopped in, kind of spur of the moment, after church on a Sunday! Really loved the food - will be back!
  8. PF

    PickieFoodie

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Declaration has a cool and welcoming vibe, and GREAT Happy Hour every day! Very friendly staff and fabulous pizza. I live in Atlantic Plumbing and had a roof top party this past Fall, and ordered Pizza from Declaration....everyone asked about the pizza! Beyond delish! Definitely try it out when you're in this vibrant area of town.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place before a show at 9:30
  10. AK

    AlanK

    Washington DC

    459 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    459 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. The food is great. I am from Manhattan and to this day have never had a better Manhattan or Old fashioned ever! This place is the place to go!! The owner Teo cares about his clientele. Both John and Javier do an amazing job! Thanks.
  11. GR

    GraceReviews

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This has become our favorite place for super pizza. We love the unique, fresh approach to food and the service is always super.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Timing of appetizers and main course coming out was off extremely so. The 4 appetizers for 4 people came out piece-meal over 5-10 minutes. And then the pizzas came out immediately afterward so that our table was extremely crowded. The manager came up immediately after this and didn’t say anything about the poor timing. The food was okay but not a great value. Would not return here.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here because of the DC Passport program. Food, service and drinks were excellent. We will be back for sure.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here before a show at the 9:30 Club. Staff was really friendly and the food was outstanding. My wife started with the caesar salad and it was fantastic. I started with the wings and although there were only 4 of them they were quite good, especially the blue cheese sauce. We shared the THOMAS MCKEAN, DE and it was really good. Never thought that I'd actually like pizza with brussel sprouts but we both really enjoyed it! We highly recommend Declaration
  15. DC

    DCDaxi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The place was ok although the pizza came out in about 3 minutes which means it was it fresh.
  16. GR

    Grad2Remember

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    2.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I enjoyed the ambiance of Declaration but the food was just average and the chairs at the bar were not that comfortable. The staff was attentive and engaging, just wish the food was more memorable. Made my own pizza and got the burrata appetizer. Recommend the home made lemonade. Probably won't go back. Too many restaurants to try in my area.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Our waiter suggested the meatball appetizer and it didn’t disappoint. We had pizza and a Philly cheesesteak and all were delicious. We topped off with the brownie ice cream dessert.
  18. j

    jill

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The service was good but the food, especially the risotto, was mediocre.
  19. BS

    BriSoFly12

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved this place! Highly recommended.
  20. NH

    NicoleH

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Declaration was awesome! Food is incredible, they had a tasting menu with pan seared scallops and a carrot risotto that was so good, plus the pizzas are amazing. Our server was super friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the restaurant and menu. Plus the decor is super cool with Founding Fathers' quotes and Ben Franklin on the pizza boxes! Would definitely recommend Declaration!
  21. b

    bigdaddyfallon

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    interesting and creative cuisine if not a super deep menu, but what they do offer is unique and very well done, solid wine list and beer selection....we didn't get to their cocktails but the sounded wonderful..great place to diner before 9:30 club shows.
  22. SM

    SandyM

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic waitstaff, food, and location (went before a show at the 9:30 Club)!!!
  23. R

    Robindfarbs

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great ambiance, nice staff, delicious drinks. I believe they make their own gf crust, which was really nice. The pizza in general seemed to lack flavor, and my friend who got regular crust agreed. The flour-less chocolate cake for dessert was the BEST I've ever had!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Very Nice servers but there were multiple mistakes by kitchen (received only one of two appetizers, entree didn’t come as ordered -asked for no mayo, lettuce, tomato on sandwich but they put it anyway, relatively long wait for condiments in half empty restaurant
  25. L

    Lucas

    New York Area

    154 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with a friend for the first time. John was our server and I was impressed with his menu knowledge and ability to guide us. We tried the Brussel sprouts, the wings and the steak sandwich. All were good and I recommend all of them. Please ask for John as your server as well. I look forward to coming back again soon.
  26. TC

    TCinDC

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn't speak more highly of our experience at Declaration in Shaw! We visited before a show at 9:30 Club. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and had great, honest recommendations for us. For appetizers, we had the burrata and brussel sprouts, which were both incredible. We had the Thomas Heyward pizza, which was good, but nothing too special. We splurged on dessert and got the Thomas Jefferson flourless brownie and oh my! it was delicious. We will definitely return!
  27. CW

    CynthiaW

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here before a show at the 9:30 club. We had a great meal and one of the best customer service experiences I've ever had in this city. The manager (Theodore) was extremely accommodating, courteous and followed up with us several times to make sure we were happy with our meal and our table. Our server was excellent as well. The deviled eggs were delish and the pizzas were really yummy. There's a good vibe too. Highly recommend this place!!
  28. KK

    KristinK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Waiter knowledgeable and the General Manager was there from start to finish. Food was amazing.
  29. A

    Annieo

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    First, there are apparently two locations, so make certain you have the right one.” The place has a cool vibe, extra friendly service and great food. We had 8 appetizers, each better than the next. The Brussel sprouts were gone in a heart beat. We ended the night with decadent donuts. We’ll be back.
  30. JS

    JarvisS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Pretty good place to go. But the burgers are hit-or-miss. The fish was fantastic. The wait staff and host was very nice and helpful.
  31. K

    Kendra

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Do yourself a favor, and get some delicious pizza at Declaration! The staff is amazing and the pizza is to die for. THEY HAVE GLUTEN FREE PIZZA, TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
  32. M

    Meggy

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Declaration was a great choice for me and some friends visiting the area to meet up. The place is right in my neighborhood and I'd passed by many times on my way to the Atlantic Plumbing cinema. I'd describe it as a classy pub -- the kind of bar where you can order actually good food but still experience a bar scene. I ordered a delicious craft cocktail (this is a good place for those) and later we moved on to beers (there was a decent selection). We started with the brussel sprouts appetizer -- they were roasted with blue cheese and diced apples -- and we all absolutely loved it. Like we almost loaded up on brussel sprouts before our pizzas even came, and we noted the irony of our adult palates and how this would make all our parents so proud today. The pizza was really good, wood-fired pizza. I enjoyed the variety and creativity of the different toppings, and they were all delicious and savory. Note that this is nice restaurant pizza, and not $2 street pizza. There is a time and a place for $2 street pizza, and this is not the place. Come for a sophisticated pie. A really yummy, sophisticated pie. I don't think you'll regret it, because pizza + drinks + friends. Unless you don't like those things. I mean I don't know, I don't even know you. Oh, and last but definitely not least, all of the staff were attentive and really friendly. I'm looking forward to going back!
  33. N

    Nkss

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had an unusual white pizza with Brussels sprouts and loved it. And they were very kind while my 2-year old was not cooperating with a sit-down dinner, spilled his water, etc. My only gripe was that it isn’t apparent from the website or on the happy hour menu that you need to sit at the bar to get the happy hour specials, which makes a pretty big difference in cost when you’re dining with a 4-person family.
  34. OP

    OliviaP

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was amazing in every way. AMAZING happy hour deals, great portions, food was amazing. And our service was PHENOMENAL. I really can't believe the place wasnt more busy we got in without a wait... But everything was perfect all around, will be back
  35. RB

    RaulB

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Caesar salad is one of the best I’ve had. The pulverized pistachos on top make the salad delicious.
  36. LK

    LilyK

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, as always! One of our favorite spots to eat
  37. MB

    MarkB

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2018

    overall4food4service1ambience3
    We've visited Declaration four times as we live in the neighborhood. While the food is pretty good (tough to screw up pizza), the service has been terrible every time. They are wildly understaffed. The last time we dined two people up and left and we waited 30 minutes for our first drink.
  38. GM

    GabriellaM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I have been to Declaration a few times and my on my last visit I could tell that the menu has been gradually reduced and the food isn't the same anymore.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    The food was good but the service was fair. We had to keep reminding our server for items that we ordered and some items we didn't receive at all. We most likely will not come back.
  40. AM

    AmyM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at Declaration before going to a concert at the 930 Club. Our waiter was amazing! He had a lot of knowledge and made great recommendations. The handcrafted cocktails and sodas were delicious and the pizza was divine.

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Declaration is rated 4.3 stars by 141 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    8th Street, NW

  • Neighborhood

    Shaw

  • Hours of operation

    LUNCH Friday 11:30am-3pm DINNER Monday-Thursday 5pm-10pm Friday 5pm-11pm Saturday 4pm-11pm Sunday 5pm-9pm BRUNCH Saturday & Sunday 11am-3pm HAPPY HOUR Monday-Friday 4pm-7pm

  • Cuisines

    Pizzeria, American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Ample parking located on 8th Street

  • Public transit

    Metro - U Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Demetrio Zavala

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 627-2277

  • Catering

    DECLARATION is part of PRG Catering and will offer a full pizza, entree and appetizer menu to patrons for parties of 4 or more. PRG/DECLARATION Catering is perfect for all occasions including office events, house parties, life cycle events or just a dinner party of your friends.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer our Signers room that seats up to 16. Featuring set menus or A La Carte, this room is perfect for that intimate get together. Complete restaurant buyouts are available.

  • Private party contact

    Jeanhee@prghospitality.com: (202) 872-8700

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