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
499 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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
96% recommended

Il Canale

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
2,833 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
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
95% recommended

RPM Italian - DC

$$$$·Italian·
Washington DC
3,607 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
94% recommended
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Café Milano

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
2,979 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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
90% recommended

Cesco Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
1,098 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
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
93% recommended

Ella's Pizza

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Penn Quarter
698 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Pre/post Theatre
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
95% recommended
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Urbana Dining & Drinks

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Dupont Circle
1,456 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Happy Hour
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
Great for Brunch in Washington, D.C. Area
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Alta Strada- DC

$$$$·Italian·
Mt. Vernon Square
546 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
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

Stella Barra Pizzeria & Wine Bar - North Bethesda

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Bethesda / Chevy Chase
446 reviews
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Great for Brunch
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
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Ristorante Piccolo

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
2,290 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
95% recommended

Flavio

$$$$·Italian·
Georgetown
501 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Groups
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
82% recommended

Fontina Grille

$$$$·Italian·
Rockville
1,060 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for 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
94% recommended

Declaration – Nats Park

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Navy Yard
123 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
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
749 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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