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I need good pizza NOW

So I live in college park and we have a severe shortage of good pizza. Where can I go in th dc metro area to get some?

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  1. Some people might think being as close as you are to the original Ledo's that you are as close as you can be to good pizza.

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    Ledo Restaurant
    4509 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740

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    1. re: skipper

      And others wouldn't. But if there was a "DC Pizza" style, it would be from the original Ledo's

      1. re: MikeR

        But to be fair, most Ledo's flamers usually target the chain and not the OG - if they've ever been.

        We now make our own at home. Just shy of the clean cycle thing with the oven - and make our own thin crust dough. Usually use our own makeup of Provel (I'm from Missouri), but switch that out as well, such as Buffalo mozz and anchovies!!!

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        Ledo Restaurant
        4509 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740

    2. 2-Amys near AU, matchbox in chinatown, pizza paradiso near dupont circle, Mia's in Bethesda all are great choices

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      1. re: dining with doc

        To dining with doc's list, I would add Pete's Apizza (Columbia Heights and Tenleytown) and Comet Ping Pong (CT Ave. at Nebraska).

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        Comet Ping Pong
        5037 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

        Pete's Apizza
        , Washington, DC 20001

        1. re: woodleyparkhound

          I would second Pete's Apizza. It is the best pizza I have found in DC by far.
          I find that Pizzaria Paradiso, while they have great toppings and combos, has a very lack-luster crust and those aforementioned toppings are doled out scantily. I am talking 4 small slices of mushroom and 2 pieces of basil for an entire pie :-(
          Also, Matchbox is good for the non-traditional very very thin crust pizza.

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          Matchbox
          713 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001

          Pete's Apizza
          , Washington, DC 20001

          Pizzaria Paradiso
          3282 M St NW, Georgetown, DC 20007

        2. re: dining with doc

          Ditto what dining with doc recommended.

          I would just add Vace if you want just a takeout slice. http://www.vaceitaliandeli.com/

          1. re: ipsedixit

            Vace! Of course! (Can't believe I forgot to add it myself!)

            1. re: woodleyparkhound

              Everytime I go there "just for a slice" I end up leaving with bagfuls of goodies, and I barely have room in my place for myself and the basic necessities of life ...

        3. Any suggestions for Gluten-free Pizza?
          My wife has had the G-f pizza at Uno's in Columbia Mall, and rates it as acceptable. I've not really enjoyed what I've eaten at Uno's. I love to find a real pizza joint in Howard County that offer something we could both enjoy.

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          1. re: mdfoodlover

            Pete's Apizza serves gluten-free pizza; I haven't had it though.

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            Pete's Apizza
            , Washington, DC 20001

            1. re: mdfoodlover

              I believe both Rustico and Pizza Paradisio have GF pizza, as well, but you might call to confirm.

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              Rustico
              827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314

            2. Have you tried Vito's? It's on Rt. 1, right by the UMD campus. I've read mixed reviews of their pizza, but I like it.

              1. 7th hill pizza right off eastern market metro is excellent. and i second pizza paradiso near dupont metro.