The Best Pizza in Washington DC

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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Sette Osteria - 14th St, Il Canale, RPM Italian - DC
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Logan Circle, Georgetown, Washington DC
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Sette Osteria - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
546 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Authentic
  • Casual

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 sauce and a generous ...

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Great for Brunch in Washington, D.C. Area

Il Canale

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
3,085 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 its rich toppings, Il...

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RPM Italian - DC

$$$$·Italian·
Washington DC
3,611 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

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 place impresses diners...

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Café Milano

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
3,298 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Hot Spot

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 dessert. Its namesake...

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Hot Spot in District of Columbia

Cesco Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
1,198 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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 imagine the rolling h...

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Fit for Foodies in Maryland - DC Suburbs

Ella's Wood Fired Kitchen

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Penn Quarter
731 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Kid-friendly
  • Happy Hour

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 their pizza: with a th...

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Kid Friendly in Washington, D.C. Area

Urbana Dining & Drinks

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Dupont Circle
1,432 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 features a bar opposite t...

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Alta Strada- DC

$$$$·Italian·
Mt. Vernon Square
600 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 crust that’s light, w...

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Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - North Bethesda

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
448 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Kid-friendly
  • Casual

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 range of artisanal piz...

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Ristorante Piccolo

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
2,464 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

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 fireplaces and wrought i...

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Romantic in District of Columbia

Flavio

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
582 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date

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, shrimps, and lobster m...

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Fontina Grille

$$$$·Italian·
Rockville
1,167 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 neighborhood restaurant. It al...

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Best Value in Maryland - DC Suburbs

Ghibellina

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
975 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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 toppings to customize the...

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La Panetteria

$$$$·Italian·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
731 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 in front, a sun-lit in...

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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 to serve authentic N...

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Declaration – Nats Park - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Navy Yard
123 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • 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 menu centers around ...

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