With a handful of exceptions, Americanized pizza has never quite been D.C.’s strong suit. While a few places — most notably Andy’s Pizza, Wiseguy, and relative newcomer Slice Joint — contest the perception that Washington is weak when it comes to New York-style slices, the District is more of a stronghold for Neapolitan pizzas that showcase imported ingredients and fitfully fermented doughs.
While 2 Amys is the OG, Menomale and Pupatella both compete for the title of best Neapolitan pizza in D.C. The pies at Inferno Pizza Napoletana, puffy to the point of near weightlessness, are special enough to warrant a drive to Darnestown, Maryland. D.C.’s pizza scene has been buoyed by the pandemic-induced push for takeout and comfort food. A pan pizza pop-up at sub shot Grazie Grazie is one example. The outstanding, crisp-bottomed sourdough pizzas from Happy Gyro in Dupont Circle are another. The latest additions to this list include sourdough pies covered in Greek cheeses and other Mediterranean ingredients from Martha Dear, free-form Roman-style pies from the Stracci Pizza trailer in Alexandria, and Detroit-style slices from Motown Square in Edgewood. Here’s the full list of 23 can’t-miss pizza places around D.C.
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