Dialing up a pizza delivery is one of the few dining interactions to retain a sense of normalcy while customers observe “stay-at-home” orders in place during the COVID-19 outbreak. These pie shops represent a variety of styles, from the Neapolitan rounds that have become a strong point across the area in recent years to a new influx of huge, foldable New York-style slices or suddenly en vogue Detroit-style squares. Here’s a wide-ranging list of where to carry out or order in. And please tip your masked driver.Read More
27 D.C. Area Pizza Shops Still Open for Takeout and Delivery
Where to find comfort in cheese, dough, and tomato
Inferno Pizzeria Napoletana
Former fine-dining chef Tony Conte’s strip mall hideaway outside of Gaithersburg is a low-key contender for the best Neapolitan pizzeria in the DMV. Place orders by phone starting at 2 p.m. on Wednesday through Sunday for pickup starting at 5 p.m.
The Original Ledo Restaurant
This 65-year-old College Park classic is known for crispy squares with a thin crust. Order online 45 minutes in advance of pickup.
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Little Beast Cafe & Bistro
This relatively new, family-friendly pizza parlor in Chevy Chase has added a thick, Detroit-style option developed at sibling spot Red Light to its classic Neapolitan-style lineup. Try the super spicy Diavola, dressed with sopressata and banana peppers. Curbside pickup or free delivery within a two-mile radius.
Comet Ping Pong
Bringing the whole Little League team for games of Ping Pong is out of the question, but Comet is still selling the pepperoni and jalapeno hottie, the mushroom and bacon smoky, and the clam-packed Yalie for carryout dinner orders every day but Monday. Comet opens at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, too. Use DoorDash or Caviar for delivery.
Pete's New Haven Style Apizza
The Friendship Heights location is the last pizza shop standing for the brand of New Haven-style pizzerias. Order online for pickup or delivery.
Timber Pizza Company
Petworth’s award-winning “Neapolitan-ish” joint offers a limited menu for takeout orders featuring pizzas topped with farmers market produce, like a green monster with pesto, feta, mozzarella, zucchini, and kale.
Vace Italian Delicatessen (Multiple locations)
This longtime Italian market in Cleveland Park draws a following for its simple New York-style pizza, which is sold by the slice or whole. Some take the dough home to try making pizza themselves, but it’s a tall order to replicate the slices that come wrapped in foil at the store. Call for pickup. There’s a Vace in Bethesda, too.
Brookland’s go-to destination for light and airy Neapolitan pizzas just added online ordering.
Founder Andy Brown’s pizza dough undergoes a 72-hour cold ferment, producing a crisp crust on New York-style pizzas with a slightly sour flavor. Whole 18-inch pies are available for delivery daily from its latest location attached to the Echo Park beer bar in Shaw.
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Recreate last-call cravings at home with a ridiculously large slice from this beloved jumbo slice spot in Adams Morgan (taking orders until 1 a.m.).
Jumbo Slice Pizza Kouzina Angelina's
This affordable slice shop from neighborhood matriarch Kouzina Angelinas has long been a haven for the LGBTQ crowd and late-night revelers in Shaw. It’s open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call for takeout and delivery orders.
Emmy Squared - Shaw, DC
Della Barba Pizza
Call the multifaceted pizzeria operating out of a Union Kitchen space in Ivy City to get elastic, New York-style slices, a hefty Chicago deep dish stuffed with meatballs, Detroit-style, or Sicilian square pizzas. Della Barba offers free delivery in a limited range around Northeast and Southeast.
Komi, a Michelin-starred Mediterranean tasting menu venue in Dupont, has made the casual pivot to Happy Gyro, a vegetarian pop-up that puts together playful versions of Greek diner staples. In addition to tofu skin gyros, freekeh burgers, and black walnut tacos, customers can order from a limited number of naturally leavened, 16-inch pizzas. House mortadella is available as an omnivore add-on. Order takeout online.
The decades-old local chain offers a long list of 9- or 12-inch pies for takeout or delivery. Restaurateur Ruth Gresser’s goal is to donate 10,000 pizzas to children and families in need and frontline workers during the pandemic.
A patiently fermented pizza crust helps build Stellina’s popular line of crispy Neo-Neapolitan pizzas in the Union Market district, which include a unique play on cacio e pepe. Order online for pickup or delivery.
All-Purpose (Multiple locations)
Along with hits like the Buona (tomato, mozzerella , pepperoni, Calabrian chili honey, basil), the acclaimed Shaw-by-way-of-New Jersey pie shop’s online takeout and delivery menu lets diners plug in a pie donation to feed frontline workers fighting the coronavirus.
The glam Italian restaurant tucked inside the Hamilton Hotel just fired up its pizza oven again, taking pickup orders daily. Keep the carbs coming and add loaves of fresh Italian bread.
The homey Italian-American restaurant in chef Michael Schlow’s group is running pizza specials as part of its takeout and delivery operation. Recent variations have included a smoked salmon pizza a la Wolfgang Puck and a soppressata and olive number from Schlow’s Pizzeria Bianco. Order online for pickup and delivery.
Wiseguy Pizza (Multiple locations)
One of the top New York-style slice shops in D.C. for years, Wiseguy sells 18-inch whole cheese, pepperoni, and specialty pies like vegetarian paneer tikka or Buffalo chicken for curbside pickup. The Navy Yard location offers GrubHub delivery.
The Italian Store
This 40-year-old Arlington market attracts a following for Italian subs, New York-style pizza, and calzones. The Westover shop is taking call-in orders and processing payment over the phone for curbside pickup. There’s another location off Lee Highway, and both are operating at limited capacity with a small amount of customers allowed inside.
This casual Neapolitan-style joint in Falls Church is an offshoot of fine-dining sibling 2941. Call for takeout margheritas or an “Orso” pizza with prosciutto and five cheeses. Uber Eats handles delivery.
The Neapolitan-certified Arlington chain, with a location planned for Dupont, fires its pizzas in a 900-degree oven made in Naples. Order online or call for pickup.
Oath Pizza - Navy Yard
The 5-year-old chain from Nantucket Island is known for its award-winning crust, hand-stretched and grilled in avocado oil. Open for takeout and delivery.
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Lost Dog Cafe (Multiple locations)
The local collection of Northern Virginia pizza parlors has a long list of specialty pizzas to go with salads, sandwiches, and a huge selection of craft beer. Order online for carryout or delivery.
The first Detroit-style pizza to arrive in D.C. was the deep dish at this bar right in the thick of the 14th Street NW strip. Call for pickup or use Caviar and GrubHub for delivery.