The Best Pizza In DC

As every college student knows, pizza is one of the five food groups. But it is not until you enter the upper levels of maturity that you can appreciate the best ingredients that artisan pizzas offer. Without further ado, here are the top five places every DC summer intern MUST eat pizza this summer:

We, The Pizza
305 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
A historical play on words, We, The Pizza offers delicious fare steps from the Capitol building. Hearty pies (seen above) feature unique topping combinations like BBQ pulled pork and fried onion rings or the mother-load of all greek pizza. You may even recognize a famous face while dining, Spike Mendolsohn from Season 4 of Top Chef, owns and operates the place. He can often be seen behind the counter. While there, be sure to sample one of the homemade italian sodas.  

Jumbo Pizza
1344 U Street, NW
The name says it all. At Jumbo Pizza, a 24 hour eatery, offers you the biggest slice in the city. You won't find the range of high quality toppings, but sometimes bigger truly is better right? A must stop, if only just to check off the list.

2 Amys
3715 Macomb Street, NW
Located North of Georgetown and not metro accessible, 2 Amys is worth the trip. The perfect place to bring your parents when they visit or to rest after a day of fun on M Street. 2 Amys offers authentic Italian Neapolitan pizza.

713 H Street, NW
With locations downtown, on Capitol Hill and now Rockville, Matchbox is bound to be semi-convenient to you, not matter where you are. They offer authentic wood-fired pizza along with a full menu of American grub, from sliders to salads. Matchbox is one of our favorite restaurants to bring a crowd and a great stop along the tourist path for out-of-town guests.

Seventh Hill
327 7th Street, SE
Sharing a kitchen with its sister restaurant, an upscale french bistro, Seventh Hill gives you high quality, artisan pizza without the fuss. Casual outdoor seating, help yourself water carafes, and a well curated beer selection sets the tone for a relaxing evening. Pizzas names after DC landmarks featuring ingredients like pesto, tapenade, or goat cheese. This is my personal choice for pizza in or pizza out. It is always Seventh Hill.

Qualifications: My husband and I have lived in DC for almost five years. During part of this time we have served as Resident Advisors for an internship housing program, welcoming over 500 interns to Washington, DC. This intern guide is based on my experiences alone. I am not being sponsored or endorsed for any of these posts.


  1. I've never really met a pizza I didn't like. My brother spent some time in D.C. last summer and said it was just a beautiful city!

  2. I have so many fond memories of Jumbo Pizza. And by fond memories I mean it was really late and I was in Adam's Morgan causing debauchery and eating too much pizza.

    I miss it.

    1. exactly what I was going long as the debauchery is not caused by my interns and they don't wake me up when they return home.

  3. i haven't been to any of these. and i LOVE pizza! i have been to the matchbox in rockville but only for a drink. the pizza looked and smelled heavenly.

    1. wait after reading alex's comment, i MAY have been to JUMBO pizza. I just MAY not remember...

  4. YUM! OK, when we get our booties to D.C., you, Mark and Behr are taking us on a tour of these places.



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