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Pizzas for Meat Lovers (That Aren't from Pizza Hut)

Pizzeria Orso
Pizzeria Orso
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It's hard to hear the term "meat lovers pizza" without thinking of Pizza Hut. But what to do when chain-made pizzas just won't cut it?

Turns out many of D.C.'s gourmet establishments offer meat-laden pizzas that would satisfy the most voracious of carnivores. There are also meaty calzones and fast-casual pizzas to try as well. Here's a roundup of some of the standouts.

The fancy ones:

· Pizzeria Orso:
The Toscana ($17)
Tomato, Mozzarella, Ham, Salami, Sausage, Pepperoni

· Del Campo
The Asado ($20)
Grilled Chorizo, Short Rib, Rapini, Sweetbreads, Chimichurri

· Liberty Tree
The Godfather ($13)
Spicy Meatballs, Bacon, Onions, Smoked Gouda, Mozzarella & Tomato Sauce

· Arcuri
The Smokey ($15.50/$19)
Smoked buffalo mozzarella, guanciale, smoked pepperoni, scallions

· Lost Dog Cafe
The Italian Pie ($11.95/$16.95/$20.95)
Tomato sauce, genoa salami, hickory ham, pepperoni and sliced onions covered with mozzarella cheese and oregano.

· Ardeo Bardeo
Clam Pizza ($17)
Littleneck clams, scallop cream, bacon, sweet corn, fontina

· Graffiato
Porky's Revenge ($17)
Sopressata, pepperoni, sausage, tomato, mozzarella

Some restaurants' delicate doughs can make it tough to pile the meats onto the traditional flat pizza shape. Enter the calzone!

· 2Amys
Ripieno Extra ($12.95)
Stuffed pizza with ricotta, grana, salami, prosciutto, pancetta, and tomato

· RedRocks
Carne Calzone ($12.50)
Salame Toscano, pancetta, ricotta, and grana

· Al Dente
Pazzo ($12.95)
Smoked Mozzarella, Sausage, Ham, Mushrooms, Tomato

These joints may be fast-casual (and by-the-slice), but don't underestimate the quality of the meats they're piling on to their pies.

· &pizza
Maverick ($8.86)
Tomato, Housemade Mozzarella, Salami, Pepperoni, Hot Sausage, Smoked Bacon, Parmesan Reggiano, Oregano Oil

· Pizza Parts and Service
#03 $3.75 (slice), $13.99+ (whole pie)
Genoa Salami, Sopressetta, Bacon, Red Onion, Mushroom, Cherry Peppers, Fresh Mozzarella

· Wiseguy NY Pizza
The Godfather $3.99 (slice), $25.99 (whole pie)
Tomato Sauce, Grande Mozzarella, Pepperoni, Sausage, Ham, Bacon

· We the Pizza
Cajun Chicken & Andouille $4 (slice), $18+ (whole pie)
Free Range Chicken, Chicken Andouille Sausage, Tomato Sauce, Caramelized Onions, Mozzarella & Cajun Seasonings
—Alia J. Khan
· The Five Days of Meat [-EDC-]

2 Amys

3715 Macomb Street Northwest, , DC 20016 (202) 885-5700 Visit Website

We the Pizza

303 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington D.C., District of Columbia 20003 202-544-4008 Visit Website


707 6th Street Northwest, , DC 20001 (202) 289-3600 Visit Website

Al Dente

3201 New Mexico Avenue Northwest, , DC 20016 (202) 244-2223 Visit Website