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best pizza in DC?

switters Aug 10, 2007 02:17 PM

hey guys i've never ordered pizza in DC before and i'm wondering if anyone has any good suggestions? thanks.

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    dcandohio RE: switters Aug 10, 2007 02:20 PM

    There have been several long threads on this very topic. If you search the site you should find lots of opinions.

    1. BigEats RE: switters Aug 10, 2007 02:25 PM

      Yeah, you might want to refine that request a little. There have been a lot of DC pizza threads, like best NY-style, best by-the-slice, best deep-dish, best whatever. You'll also see specific threads on Pizza Paradiso, 2 Amys, and others. Do a search first and come back to read some general answers.....

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        MikeR RE: switters Aug 10, 2007 05:47 PM

        This si Chowhounds Standard Discussion #132. Predictable answers (approximately in order) are:

        2 Amys
        Pizza Paradisio
        Z-Pizza has a good slice
        There is no good New York style pizza in DC. You have to go to New York
        Better go to AV before they close (if they haven't already). The white pizza is great
        The best NY style pizza is from The Italian Store
        (some local joint nobody more than four blocks away has ever heard of)
        The Italian Store, but you have to ask for it well cooked and with less cheese
        2 Amys

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          alopez RE: MikeR Aug 10, 2007 06:13 PM

          That's an excellent executive summary of the last thread on this topic, from just a few months ago:

          (however, you forgot about Vace).

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            Mister Big RE: MikeR Aug 10, 2007 06:22 PM

            You left out that Chowhounders routinely hate Ledo's, although many native Washingtonians regard it as the only real DC (suburban Maryland, actually) pizza. I have several friend in distant places who head to Ledo's immediately upon their return to DC.

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              Dennis S RE: Mister Big Aug 11, 2007 03:50 AM

              Yes - great exec summary from MikeR. One addendum to his post is that AV is now closed - so that's dropped from the eternal discussion, and Ledo's has the qualifier that you have to go to the original one outside College Park.

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              monkeyrotica RE: MikeR Nov 29, 2010 04:34 AM

              AV has been closed for quite some time.


              The white pizza at Bistro Italiano is an okay substitute, but they don't use the Fontina that AV used.

              Bistro Italiano
              320 D St Ne, Washington, DC

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              dreto RE: switters Nov 28, 2010 01:16 PM

              Ive been looking for good pizza in DC for a long time now...my favorite is Pizza Italy 635 florida ave nw. They deliver, and the pizza is great...knocks the snot out of matchbox

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                DMcCabe RE: dreto Nov 29, 2010 06:53 AM

                My favorites are 2 Amys and Albertos. Very different types of pies, but both delicious.

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