Though you’re likely to eat your face off at 2 Amys, consider grabbing a snack beforehand: The secret is out on this Cleveland Park restaurant, and wait times can stretch over an hour. But the Neapolitan pies, which meet Italy’s precise Denominazione di Origine Controllata (DOC) standards, are worth it. 2 Amys tends to draw a family crowd, so anticipate a seat next to a marinara-flinging toddler. Otherwise, enjoy pies like the puttanesca (tomato sauce, rapini, mozzarella, sliced garlic, anchovy and hot pepper) and stellar calzones distraction free.
Any way you slice it, D.C. loves its pizza. Just notice the surge of new spots that opened in the last three years. No matter what you’re craving—be it a gourmet pie topped with supreme ingredients made at an authentic Italian restaurant or a greasy jumbo slice that requires multiple napkins and a whole lot of beer to wash it down—you can find a spot to satisfy your palate. Whether grabbing a bite while touring the city’s best attractions or planning a delicious and romantic dinner date, find the best pizza in D.C. at these local spots.