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The Best Pizza in Alexandria and Beyond

June 2, 2017 | Inside Alexandria | By: The Goodhart Group

The Best Pizza in Alexandria & Beyond

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!

OLD TOWN

Faccia Luna

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.

Bugsy’s

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.

RedRocks

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.

ELSEWHERE IN ALEXANDRIA

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!

Valentino’s

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.

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.

Washington, DC

2 Amys

3715 Macomb Road

Open since 2001, 2 Amy’s is a great spot for family’s while being known as the standard for Neopolitan pizza in the District. If you love wood-fired, crips pizzas, then 2 Amy’s is definitely a spot you need to check out. They also have some rather unique pizza toppings including fried eggplant, capers and anchovy.  They also have a great assortment of small plates and salads to chose from to go along with your pizza.

Menomale

2711 12th St NE

Menomale is another hit with Neopolitan style pizza. Tucked away in the Brookland neighborhood of DC, Menomale is a big favorite among students at Catholic University. Menomale sources ingredients from the Campania region of Italy and crafts a very thick and chewy crust that customers love. The dough and Menomale also doubles as the bread for wood-fired sandwiches full of Italian cured meats. The diavola pizza is definitely one of the more popular items, with spicy salami and red peppers. Menomale also features a ‘s’mores pizza for you to try as a dessert!

Emmy Squared Pizza

1924 8th Street NW

Emmy’s Squared Pizza is a small national chain that recently opened its first location in the Shaw neighborhood of the District. Emmy’s brings Detroit-style pizza to the area in what is a recent revolution of Detroit style deep dish pizza coming to the area. Detroit style pizza has the difference in the crust and the baking style, with the pizza being baked in a square pan. The bottom of the crust is also thicker and extra crispy at the bottom.

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