The Best Pizza in Alexandria
Looking for the best pizza in Alexandria? We’ve got you covered!
Pizza is a “go-to” meal for most families, whether it’s a quick takeout order or a sit-down meal in a restaurant. There are so many options for fabulous pizza in Alexandria. From Neapolitan to New York style, we’ve picked out our favorite places for the best pizza in Alexandria!
823 S. Washington Street
Faccia Luna was named Best Pizza in 2015 and 2016 by Washington City Paper and they deserve it! Try their Via Toscana, a white pizza with caramelized onion, prosciutto, and smoked gouda or its signature Faccia Luna, with sausage, mushroom, and roasted red peppers. Faccia Luna offers a variety of Italian menu options, including pasta and sandwiches, plus a kids’ menu. Along with their delicious pizza, excellent specials are available Friday and Saturday nights.
124 King Street
Pizza Paradiso prides itself on creating a great crust and signature pizzas, cooked to perfection in a 650 degree wood-burning, stone oven. Mouth-watering options include the “Di Mare” pizza, with spicy garlic pesto, mussels, shrimp, spinach, red onions, and grana padano cheese, plus various panini and antipasti. Pizza Paradiso’s brick-wall interior and cozy atmosphere gives the restaurant a warm and welcoming feel. Try Birreria Paradiso as well – with 14 draft and 200 bottled international beers, it brings “pizza and beer” to a whole new level!
111 King Street
Looking for a place to watch the game while having your pizza? Try Bugsy’s for its lively sports bar atmosphere. Named for former NHL star Bryan “Bugsy” Watson (a former owner), this neighborhood gathering spot offers gourmet thick and thin crust pizzas. Stop by for its bar lunch special Monday through Friday (just $5 for their chosen lunch favorites) or happy hour every weekday from from 4-7pm. Staying in? Bugsy’s will deliver to Old Town, Rosemont, Beverley Hills, Del Ray, Belle View and Montebello.
904 King Street
RedRocks has both delicious Neapolitan style pizza and a fabulous wine list. Try its $12 lunch special, which includes your choice of a wood-oven pizza, salad, or sandwich and a drink. In addition to pizza, RedRocks offers sandwiches and full entrees, including Braised Short Rib Gnocchi and Seafood Risotto. Have a seat at the bar for happy hour and try one of RedRocks’ signature cocktails like “Grandma’s Spiked Gingerbread Man.” RedRocks also hosts private events for up to 26 people.
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Primo Family Restaurant
1636 Belle View Boulevard
A Belle Haven institution, Primo’s has been family-owned and operated since 1988. Try the “Wolverine “ (the mascot of nearby West Potomac High School), with toppings of pepperoni, sausage, beef, ham, and bacon. Visit on Tuesday Pizza Night, when a second large pizza is just $4.99. This family-friendly restaurant offers so many different options beyond pizza, including a great variety of both Italian and Greek entrees. The back room at Primo’s is a great spot for a birthday party or team dinner. Primo’s also sells its dough so you can make your own pizza at home!
7601 Fordson Road
Mamma’s Kitchen is relatively new to the Alexandria pizza scene. Its gourmet, brick-oven pizzas are well worth the trip down Richmond Highway. Mamma’s offers a lovely patio, perfect for dining al fresco. In addition to pizza and classic Italian fare, Mamma’s offers a fabulous variety of Greek cuisine, including moussaka and gyros (it is owned by the same family that owns Old Town’s Vaso’s Kitchen). Having a large gathering? Mamma’s Kitchen also offers catering services.
4813 Beauregard Street
Valentino’s has that authentic New York style pizza for those Northerners in DC searching for the pizza they know and love. Its pizza varieties range from vegetarian to the “Meat Worshipper.” Valentino’s extensive menu features everything Italian from calzones to pasta classics, such as Pasta Bolognese and Penne Vodka. You can take out or dine in at this kid-friendly spot.
3648 King Street
Atlantis is well known in the Bradlee area for its New York style pizza. Create your own from their extensive assortment of toppings – everything from pineapple to gyro meat. Atlantis also offers Greek and American cuisine, as well as breakfast. It makes a hearty soup of the day, (which is also available for sale by the gallon!). Atlantis’ second dining room is ideal for large groups, making for a perfect place to get a group of families together.
Del Ray Pizzeria
2218 Mt. Vernon Avenue and
1401 Belle Haven Road
With locations in both Del Ray and Belle Haven, Del Ray Pizzeria is an Alexandria institution! Its cleverly named pizzas, such as “Maui Wowie” (with ham and pineapple) and “The Gringo” (a thin crust white pizza) are divine. Del Ray Pizzeria also has an extensive wine and beer list. The Del Ray location has Trivia Night every Monday and “Small Plates and Suds” on Tuesdays. The Belle Haven location includes a 1,000 square foot garden that provides the majority of its salad ingredients. Both locations offer outdoor seating. Belle Haven also offers sinful frozen desserts at its adjoining The Custard Shack (open April – October). Custard Flavors of the Day include Double Fudge Brownie, Oatmeal Cookie, and Pecan Pie.
Philadelphia Cheesesteak Factory
3060 Duke Street
Philadelphia Cheesesteak Factory (PCF) is the perfect place for takeout. Beyond cheesesteaks, PCF has fabulous New York style pizza, with fresh dough made daily. The restaurant itself has very limited seating, so you may want to use their convenient online ordering option and bring your food home to enjoy.
Who doesn’t love pizza? All of these Alexandria restaurants are a great place for a night out with family or friends. Did we miss your favorite spot for the best pizza in Alexandria? Please let us know!
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