The Top 10 Pizza Spots in Washington DC

In Washington, D.C., it seems as though there are not only a plethora of pizza restaurants, but one on every few blocks. 

To be successful in the Washington, D.C., area as a pizza spot, you have to be exceptional, as there really are so many options. As a consumer of pizza, you can be selective and a bonafide  “pizza snob.” 

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With so many options of where to grab pizza on the go or for dine in, keep reading to find out the top pizza restaurants all around the Washington, D.C., area., and where to start. 


1621 S Walter Reed Dr, Arlington, VA 22204
Phone: 703-647-9076
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With their original location in North Arlington, Virginia, Pupatella has been a neighborhood favorite for years! Pupatella has expanded into South Arlington, Dupont Circle, and even into Reston and Richmond, Virginia! 

Known as the Neighborhood Neapolitan Pizza restaurant, Pupatella is a casual pizza place that currently offers outdoor dining. Check out each individual location for updates regarding indoor dining options. Two unique pizzas to try? The Pesto Pizza and the Mimosa Pizza. You will not regret it! 

Order your pizza or make your reservation early for Pupatella. They often run out of dough due to their popularity, and will announce this on their Instagram page. 

Colony Grill

2800 Clarendon Blvd #850, Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-682-8300
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Originating in Stamford, Connecticut, Colony Grill recently opened up in the Clarendon area of Arlington, Virginia. 

A casual dining experience, Colony Grill offers delicious pizza in a spacious restaurant with large screen televisions. A popular spot to check out games, Colony also prides itself on excellent customer service and making everyone feel welcome, even when they are dining alone. Do you like your pizza with a kick? The cheese pie with hot oil is a great menu option. 

Hot oil on a pizza? Yes! Colony Grill is known for their hot oil as a pizza topping. A well protected recipe since 1935, adding hot oil on any of Colony’s thin crust pizzas is a must to have the full dining experience. If you want to spot if someone received hot oil on their pizza, you will spot poppers on the top. 

Emmy Squared

1924 8th St NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20001
Phone: 202-921-3669
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With locations along the East Coast, Emmy Squared is also located in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.C. 

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Featuring their famous, square shaped, Detroit Style pizza, it is well loved in Washington, D.C. While the menu changes based on location, their Classic pizza is always a great choice. If you are a meat lover, the Deluxe pizza will probably be your thing. 

While the Shaw area of Washington, D.C., is usually known for being close to lively nightlife, the Covid pandemic has temporarily halted late nights. While Emmy Squared may have had many customers coming in prior to a night out, they have shifted seamlessly to being successful in a virtual environment. They have recently started virtual pizza classes and continue to be a favorite for pizza nights in. 


809 Upshur St NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20011
Phone: 202-853-9746
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Located near the Columbia Heights area of Washington, D.C.Timber is close to several parks where you can enjoy your pie to go. 

Recognized by the Michelin Guide with a Bib Gourmand, they are acknowledged for their wide variety of pizza choices. Their Green Monster Pizza is a fantastic example of this. With ingredients including zucchini and kale, you can justify eating this pie and (almost) believe you are eating a delicious salad. A great choice for your first experience at Timber? You won’t go wrong with the Cheese Please Pizza. 

Timber pizza is currently only open for take out, with a limited menu. Once you have had your fill of the delicious choice of Timber pizza, head over to explore one of the hidden gems in the District, Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens. 

We, The Pizza

305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, D.C., 20003
Phone: 202-544-4008
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With locations in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia, We, The Pizza is an outstanding choice for pizza night! 

Sold by the slice as well as by the entire pie, this casual pizza restaurant is a hit with locals and visitors to the D.C. area alike. You cannot go wrong with the Ultimate Cheese Pizza or the Marketplace Pizza. For your first visit, grab a few different slices of pizza to taste! 

We, The Pizza is family owned and operated. Celebrity Chef Spike Mendelson is not only the Executive Consultant of We, The Pizza, he partakes in giving back to the community whenever he can. While the Capitol building was locked down in January, Chef Spike and his team delivered hundreds of pizzas to the troops stationed there, and around Washington, D.C. We, The Pizza also inspired at least 14 other restaurants to donate food to the initiative. 

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Wise Guy

202 M St SE, Washington, D.C., DC 20003
Phone: 202-594-3200
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One of the fan favorite locations of Wise Guys is nestled in the vibrant Navy Yard area, close to the Nationals Stadium. If you are looking for a location where parking may be easier, check out the locations in the Northern Virginia area.

All locations of Wise Guys are all casual and perfect for dining in or taking slices to go. The Mushroom Truffle Pizza and the Buffalo Chicken pies are absolutely drool worthy. 

Wise Guys Pizza is perfect for grabbing slices with friends before taking in a Nationals baseball game or National’s watch party. You can also grab entire pies with friends before or after visiting one of the breweries in Navy Yard. 


3715 Macomb St NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20016
Phone: 202-885-5700
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Located in the Cathedral Heights area in Washington, D.C., 2Amys is located close to the National Cathedral.

2Amys is a neighborhood restaurant that has a loyal customer base. It is recommended that you order several of their unique appetizers as well as one or two of their signature pizzas. The panetti is a hit – chive n’ cheese biscuits. You will not regret ordering them! Of course, the Two Amys Pizza is a popular option, as is the Margherita Pizza. 

2Amys is not only popular by locals and visitors to the Washington, D.C., area, they are also supported and frequented by well known chefs in the area. 2Amys is currently only open for takeout. 

Ghostline DC

2340 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 20007
Phone: 202-347-7893
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Ghostline DC is located in Glover Park and is a food hall offering a multitude of cuisines, including pizza! 

This casual food hall offers spacious patio seating in their Ghostline Garde. This vibrant and colorful themed patio has been a hit in the Glover Park neighborhood. Grab a Fungus Amungus vegetarian mushroom pizza and enjoy spending time with friends and family on a beautiful day! 

Since Ghostline DC is a food hall, stick around and enjoy other goodies after enjoying your pie – including cupcakes and fresh brewed coffee!

Gregorio’s Trattoria 

7745 Tuckerman Ln, Potomac, MD 20854
Phone: 301-296-6168
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Gregorio’s Trattoria is located in Northern Virginia and Maryland, and both locations are family owned and operated. 

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Gregorio’s is the tried and true family Italian restaurant where Sunday dinners are held, games are watched, and diners can luxuriate over meals both inside and on the patio. While there are many entrees offered, the pizza is what Gregorio’s is oh so popular for. Their four cheese pizza is widely loved, and a must have! Listed as Quattro Formaggio on the menu, it is not only delicious, but provides a great “cheese pull” for Instagram as well! 

You may go into Gregorio’s Trattoria for their pizza, but you might start your own traditions here such as family Birthdays and celebratory moments. The owners are often dining alongside patrons, and love to take the time to say hello. 


399 Morse St NE, Washington, D.C., DC 20002
Phone: 202-851-3995
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Stellina is located in both the Union Market area of Washington, D.C., as well as in Shirlington Village in Arlington, Virginia. 

Available for dine in or carry-out, Stellina is an inviting, casual dining restaurant started by two Native Italian friends who had a goal of bringing authentic Italian street food to Washington, D.C. The pizza at Stellina is as unique as it is flavorful. Their smoked pizza, for instance, has smoked pecorino crema, poached pears, and smoked mozzarella, topped with smoked cherry tomatoes.

Stellina Pizza offers brunch in both locations! With breakfast pizzas and drink specials, they also offer pasta options and egg dishes.  


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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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