Pi Day, March 14th, came and went last week, but not without a highly anticipated celebration at the ZComm offices. To pay homage to the magical number, we decided to taste a few different pizzerias that deliver to our downtown office. We politely declined 7 Eleven’s free slice, and ordered pizzas from &Pizza, Pi Pizzeria and Wiseguy Pizza. Don’t be mad if you’re pining for pie after this read.
The Customizable – &Pizza
You may know &Pizza from that time a college student was caught scarfing down one of their pies in the hallway outside of Michael Cohen’s testimony. Beyond everything great that is “Hallway Pizza Guy”, &Pizza is one of a kind. They offer customizable personal pizzas, as well as a generous selection of signature craft pies. We got the “American Honey” – spicy tomato, mozzarella, pepperoni, arugula, red pepper flakes, goat cheese and hot honey drizzled over their trademark rectangular crust. It was spicy, it was sweet, it was delicious.
There are literally too many locations in D.C. to list. Check out their site for the nearest &Pizza.
The Deep Dish – Pi Pizzeria
Suitably named for such a celebration, Pi Pizzeria offers a traditional deep dish, or
Chicago-style, pie. Made with a savory cornmeal crust, Pi’s deep dishes are layered with cheese and toppings, and then finally smothered with a red sauce. They serve thin crust too, if that’s more of your scene, but we highly recommend trying Chicago’s interpretation. We ordered the “Berkeley”, which comes with mozzarella, zucchini, mixed mushrooms, red peppers, Kalamata olives, onion and garlic. You could say with all those veggies that it’s a healthier option, but take our word on it, you won’t be disappointed.
910 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
The New York Style – Wiseguy Pizza
Wiseguy Pizza, a local D.C. metro-area haunt, is open late, and perfect for a bite to eat when you’ve had a few drinks. But it’s more than a destination for drunken pizza. Wiseguy is known for their unusual toppings. From “Korean Chicken” to “Paneer Tikka”, Wiseguy’s menu will make you stop and scratch your head, but be sure you don’t hesitate. We tried the “Penne alla Vodka” rendition – a thin crust, both doughy and crispy, topped with a garlicky vodka sauce and baked pennes. With pizza as the vehicle for a pasta dish, it couldn’t have been more rewarding.
Foggy Bottom, Navy Yard, Chinatown