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, Washington DC

Sette Osteria - 14th St

$$$$·Italian·
Logan Circle
530 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Special Occasion
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
94% recommended
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Il Canale

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
2,944 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
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
99% recommended
Italian in District of Columbia

RPM Italian - DC

$$$$·Italian·
Washington DC
3,610 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 plRead more
93% recommended
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Café Milano

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
3,149 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
Great for Lunch in District of Columbia
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Cesco Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
1,135 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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 iRead more
97% recommended
Healthy in Maryland - DC Suburbs

Ella's Wood Fired Kitchen

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Penn Quarter
712 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-night Find
  • 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
85% recommended
Late Night Find in Washington, D.C. Area

Urbana Dining & Drinks

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Dupont Circle
1,457 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
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
89% recommended
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Alta Strada- DC

$$$$·Italian·
Mt. Vernon Square
574 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
95% recommended
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Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - North Bethesda

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
447 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 raRead more
87% recommended
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Ristorante Piccolo

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
2,394 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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
94% recommended

Flavio

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
543 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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
85% recommended

Fontina Grille

$$$$·Italian·
Rockville
1,107 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • 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
98% recommended
Neighborhood Gem in Maryland - DC Suburbs

Declaration – Nats Park

$$$$·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 Read more
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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 toppiRead more
92% recommended
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La Panetteria

$$$$·Italian·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
748 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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