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willicaptain Jun 25, 2010 06:25 PM

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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    skipper Jun 26, 2010 08:38 AM

    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.

    Ledo Restaurant
    4509 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740

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    1. re: skipper
      MikeR Jun 26, 2010 09:23 AM

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

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        Dennis S Jun 26, 2010 11:01 AM

        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!!!

        Ledo Restaurant
        4509 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740

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      dining with doc Jun 26, 2010 03:19 PM

      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
        woodleyparkhound Jun 27, 2010 07:44 AM

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

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

        Pete's Apizza
        , Washington, DC 20001

        1. re: woodleyparkhound
          theamusedbouche Jun 28, 2010 12:26 PM

          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.

          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
          ipsedixit Jun 27, 2010 11:56 AM

          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
            woodleyparkhound Jun 28, 2010 06:57 AM

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

            1. re: woodleyparkhound
              ipsedixit Jun 28, 2010 09:11 AM

              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 ...

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          mdfoodlover Jun 27, 2010 12:26 PM

          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
            woodleyparkhound Jun 28, 2010 06:56 AM

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

            Pete's Apizza
            , Washington, DC 20001

            1. re: mdfoodlover
              ktmoomau Jun 28, 2010 01:07 PM

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

              827 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314

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              4X4 Jun 28, 2010 05:09 AM

              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.

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                eatlove Jun 28, 2010 05:49 AM

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

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