Because, at a certain point in every man's life, he needs to know the eight best pizza places in his general vicinity, we scoured Cap City, ate, like, infinity pies, and faced the humiliation of having to wear elastic-waisted jeans, all in an effort to find DC's eight best pizzas. So, here they are:
Power-ranking DC's 8 best pizzas
1. Pete's - Tenleytown/Friendship Heights4938-4940 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington
2. H & Pizza1118 H St NE, Washington
3. matchbox 14th Street1901 14th St NW , Washington, DC
4. Etto1541 14th St NW, Washington
5. Graffiato707 6th St, Washington
6. SeventhHill327 7th St SE, Washington
7. Ghibellina1610 14th St NW, Washington, DC
8. 2 Amys3715 Macomb St NW, Washington
Opening today, the second location of Pete's New Haven Style Apizza (pronounced ah-BEETS) has twice the seating (100 inside plus a 40+ patio) and double the beers on tap of its Columbia Heights location; they're also adding a selection of housemade gelato
This popular DC pizzeria is baking some of the best pies in the city and simultaneously giving your late-night slice conquests some legitimacy by also offering craft beers.
matchbox's leviathan 14th Street location is built into an old bowling alley, and they're more then prepared to turn you into a ball. Three floors of "rustic vintage style" means original exposed girders, brushed metal fixtures, and a full-on a fire pit.
From the folks behind 2 Amys and Standard, this pizza place is old-fashioned in more than just its name -- Etto's using old-school tools, including a giant, wooden flour mill, to churn out delicious 'zas, breads, and pies.
Opened by former "Top Chef" Mike Isabella, Graffiato is an innovative Italian eatery in Chinatown (yes, confusing). What's not confusing is the tastes or the fact that there is a ham bar where locally-cured meats are carved to perfection right in front of you. The open wooden bar-style kitchen allows you to converse with the chef as he kneads the dough for your personal wood-fired pie.
A charming little nook of a restaurant just steps from Eastern Market, 7th Hill isn’t shy about its love for its city. Each pie is named for a DC neighborhood, like the "Navy Yard", with smoky Toulouse sausage, oregano, and pecorino or the "Barracks Row", with red onions and spinach.
This "Italian gastropub" offers up 1.5kg steaks, wood-fired pizza, 20oz Italian drafts, and much more. Allied: Wash down that 1.5kg steak with some Smith & Forge, the hard cider that's built strong -- built from Apples and built to Refresh.