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Jun 11, 2007 08:34 AM

Is there such a thing as a good "pizza by the slice" spot in DC & Metro Area?

Look maybe I’m spoiled because I grew up out side of Philly and enjoyed the little mom and pop pizza and cheese steak joints that seemed to be on every corner for example Lorenzo and sons. Now that I have been in DC for 6 years I’m convinced that nothing can compare to the pizza by the slice from back home. I know for a fact all cheese steaks here are only worthy of the nearest trash can but that’s for another post.

Are there any recommendation out there that you can pass on for a good pizza by the slice?

I have been to the following and all are junk in my book: Italian store, z pizza, pizza mart, pizza bolis, Jerrys etc

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  1. I don't know about Philly but DC is definitely not like New York where you can buy a slice on every block. The only place where I buy one is Whole Foods in Fairfax (because my office is nearby). It is good with lots of variety but I wouldn't drive a long way for it.

    1. Tony's New York Pizza - 9108 Mathis Ave, Manassas, VA. At least it was good the last time I ventured to Manassas about 5 years ago. I used to eat there a lot. They served it just like in New York area. Pizza sits there on the ledge. You order a slice. They pop in in the pizza oven for a quick heat up. Thin crust. Quite good.

      They also have a location in the Bull Run shopping center: 11674 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas, VA 20109.

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      1. re: dcs

        Wow I like the sound of thats exactly what im looking for. I live in Columbia Heights thats kinda far... Road Trip!

        1. re: washdcrealestate

          Make a day of it. Tony's for lunch. Battleground tour in the afternoon. Panino Restaurant for dinner. In the same run-down crummy strip mall as Tony's - 9116 Mathis Ave., Manassas, VA 20110. Nice affordable semi-upscale Italian.

          1. re: washdcrealestate

            Must shorter road trip to the best Tony's which is in Fair Lakes:

            Tony's New York Pizza
            13087 Fair Lakes Shopping Ctr
            Fairfax, VA 22033

        2. I think Manhattan Deli has good slices - it's at Navy Archives at 8th and Pennsylvania. That said, I also think Italian Store (less good) and Pizza Mart's (can be real good if hot and fresh) slices are pretty good too. I've also had Duccini's slices (18th and Florida) late-night a few times, and they're good (might be my favorite slice - and I think they're better than Duccini's pies) too.

          I grew up outside of Philly also, and agree the pizza selections here are not as good, but I'm not sure that it's as head-and-shoulders above as your post suggests. The real difference in my opinion is the fact that there are far fewer places to get slices; the ones I mentioned are in the league with most average places in and around Philly, in my opinion.

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          1. re: govo

            I second Manhattan. Quite tasty. It is too bad that they are not open in the evening after work.

            1. re: govo

              Agree with govo and NLW on Manhattan Deli. Also want to mention Washington Deli on 20th and I (next door to Baja Fresh). They have great pizza by the slice. My preference is cheese or their white pizza with spinach and mushrooms.

              1. re: KWynn

                I second Washington Deli. Describes itself as ''Long Island'' style pizza. Good Sicilian in addition to pizzas with usual toppings. I'm from NY & it's the best slice joint I've been to recently.

            2. Valentino's, on Beauregard off Duke Street near Landmark Mall in Alexandria, is pretty good.

              1. The best pizza by the slice is also one of the best pizzzas anywhere: Vace. Locations in Cleveland Park and Bethesda. Of course, it's much better if you order a freshly baked pie.

                I like mine with onions, olives, and red peppers.

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                1. re: Steve

                  Another vote for Vace. Good subs as well.

                  1. re: chickenlover

                    I do love Vace but it is very different from a Philly Slice.

                    Yes I think your right it could be the best slice in the city.