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
534 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
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
2,992 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Outdoor Eating
  • 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
97% recommended
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RPM Italian - DC

$$$$·Italian·
Washington DC
3,610 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
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
3,199 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
  • 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 dRead more
88% recommended
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Cesco Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
1,157 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
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
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Ella's Wood Fired Kitchen

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Penn Quarter
717 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch
  • Quiet Conversation
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
90% recommended
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Urbana Dining & Drinks

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Dupont Circle
1,454 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
  • Neighbourhood 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 featuRead more
84% recommended
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Alta Strada- DC

$$$$·Italian·
Mt. Vernon Square
578 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for a Date
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
94% recommended
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Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - North Bethesda

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
448 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Child 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
2,412 reviews
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions
  • 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
91% recommended

Flavio

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
560 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Hot Spot
  • Lunch
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
88% recommended

Fontina Grille

$$$$·Italian·
Rockville
1,126 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Lunch
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
100% recommended
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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
  • Neighbourhood 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
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
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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