Tired of catering to each person’s palette at dinner? It’s time to order pizza! A cheesy slice is easy, cheap and a universal crowd pleaser. DC’s burgeoning pizza scene means there’s something for everyone, from thin crust to deep dish pies—even picky eaters will want in on this gooey goodness. And the best part: in addition to on-site dining, each one of these restaurants offers no contact pick up and no contact delivery. Scroll on for the best places to buy an easy-peasy pizza dinner near Washington, DC.
You and your family have probably long loved the wood-fired pizzas at Pizzeria Paradiso’s, so it's time to bring a pie home! If you're ready for on-sight dining, it's nice to know this popular pizzeria offers a little tableside entertainment; their open kitchens let little ones can ooh and ahh at their pizzas being made. You might learn a thing or two yourself about pizza perfection.
COVID-19 Update: Pizzeria Paradiso is currently offering indoor/outdoor dining, reservations, curbside pick up and delivery at all locations. You can also get beer to-go.
3282 M St. NW
2003 P St. NW
124 King St.
4800 Rhode Island Ave.
Comet Ping Pong
This neighborhood gem truly caters to all needs. Everyone will love the pizza (with vegan and gluten-free options), and Mom and Dad (and adventurous tykes) should save room for the wood-roasted spaghetti squash, cauliflower, and beets. Or the Tin Roof Sundae. Or both—we won’t tell.
COVID-19 Update: The dining room and patio is open; Comet Ping Pong also offers pick up and delivery. It is strongly suggested to make reservations if you want to eat at the restaurant.
5037 Connecticut Ave. NW
Uno Pizzeria and Grill
The Chicago-inspired deep dish pizza at this joint is a crowd pleaser. If you are dining on site, be sure to ask your waiter for some pizza dough for the kiddos to play with—just like Play-Doh, but not quite as eyebrow-raising if they “accidentally” eat some of that abstract dinosaur sculpture. You can even get pizza dough to go!
COVID-19 Update: Uno Pizzeria and Grill is currently offering pick up and delivery. You may also make a reservation for on-site dining.
50 Mass. Ave. NE
3058 Gatehouse Plz.
Falls Church, VA
You wouldn’t normally match up Springfield with great tasting pizza but Malek’s Pizza Palace off Old Keane Mill road will change your mind. Fans of a chewy but crispy crust will be happy to dig into the pies from this family friendly establishment. Wee ones will get a kick out of the spaghetti pizza, too. Family-owned with offerings like pizza fries, Greek pizza and a divine Vineyard pizza which features no red sauce, Malek’s will become a family favorite fast.
7118 Old Keene Mill Rd.
Have a Homemade Pizza Kit ($8) delivered and cook up some fun while making dinner. Pizzeria Orso also offers salads and pasts. Don't forget to add the crowd-pleasing Bombolino, a cream-filled donut, to your order.
Insider tip: You can add beer and wine to your delivery order.
400 South Maple Ave.
Falls Church, VA
Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza in Friendship Heights knows how to feed a family. Grab a pizza to-go (or order delivery) and get ready to dive in to an and 18-inch pizza. Your little army will devour the cheese-dripping slices made in the New Haven style. Don’t forget to ask for the namesake New Haven white pizza with fresh clams, garlic and EVOO.
4940 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Get your hunger pangs in check at this conveyor-belt pizza parlor, with locations across the city. The personal-size craft pizzas are made with fresh local ingredients. A popular choice is the Farmer’s Daughter, which combines a spicy tomato sauce, spinach, fennel sausage, fresh mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano... all topped with red pepper chili oil and a cracked egg. Pickier palates can mix and match crust (there's even a gluten free option), sauce, cheese and toppings.
1400 K St. NW
1118 H St. NE
H St. Cooridor
1005 E St. NW
Various additional locations
Get ready to dish up supersized slices when you purchase a pie from Wiseguys. There is only one size here, and it's a whopping 18'. You can build your own pizza or choose from unique offerings like Korean chicken or paneer tikka.
300 Massachusetts Ave NW
1735 North Lynn St,
202 M St. SE
Emmy Squared Pizza
For those that love thick-crust pizza, head to this new establishment in Shaw that serves burgers and salads alongside their Detroit-style, square-shape pizzas. The Le Big Matt has gotten press praise from the Gothamist and The Tennessean as one of the best burgers in New York and Nashville (we're confident it will quickly become a DC-notable, as well). Sandwiches are served on pretzel buns.
Insider tip: You can add beer and wine to your order.
1924 8th St. NW
You can’t lug Stellina Pizzeria’s brick oven home for baking, but you can grab a pizza kit to-go. Dough, sauce, cheese and toppings are included for curbside pick up or delivery. Make dinner time an art competition: have fun making individual pies into masterpieces. Before you eat be sure to judge who has the most artful toppings. Buon appetito!
399 Morse St. NE
Don’t forget to put your John Hancock on the receipt when you pay your bill at this pizza place that pays tribute to our founding fathers. From themed pies to images of the founding fathers’ faces burned into the wood of some tables, Declaration Pizza offers a historic pizza experience in two locations. The Shaw location offers a modern yet industrial interior with an accent wall created with 17,500 nickels. Do keep in mind that this location offers limited parking, so you might want to think about using a ride service or Metro. Close to the U Street Music Hall, The Howard Theater and Lincoln Theater, it’s perfectly placed to stop in for a slice before or after a performance. The Navy Yard location is within throwing distance of Nats Park, as well as the Navy Yard metro station. They’ve got a large indoor seating area as well as a nice outdoor patio perfect for people-watching on a nice afternoon or evening.
COVID-19 Update: Both locations are temporarily closed due to COVID. We will update this story when they re-open
804 V. St. NW
1237 First St. SE
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