Pizza Parlor in Metro DC

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2003/05/08 12:58:33 (permalink)

Pizza Parlor in Metro DC

Ledo's is my favorite. Medium and large pizza are square and the sauce, crust (you can eat it and not throw it away, like many pizzas) and not-portion-controlled toppings are excellent (they do use canned mushrooms though). Pepperoni and salami slices are not wafer thin, but 2-3 mm chunks.

Original Ledos is on University Boulevard about a half mile west of the University of Maryland campus. There are Ledo franchises throughtout the Metro DC area.
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    kdiammond
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    RE: Pizza Parlor in Metro DC 2003/05/08 16:20:42 (permalink)
    I remember going to the original Ledo's after concerts at the Capital Center in the late 70's. Another good pie is Pizza Paradiso in DC and their sister store 2 Amy's -- wood fired oven! We also have in my neck of the woods McLean Pizza and they have a tremendous crust really yeasty and some excellent topping choices including Greek (feta, moz, gyro meat, tomato slices, onion, and hot peppers - anchovy optional)
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    RE: Pizza Parlor in Metro DC 2003/10/31 08:52:48 (permalink)
    For a kid from Queens that moves around a lot, finding "good" pizza can be tough. Florida was hard, California was IMPOSSIBLE, but in DC we got lucky.

    The joint of choice for our family is "The Italian Store" 3123 Lee Highway Arlington, VA. (703) 528-6266. This is just across the river from DC... close enough to drive over during lunch, and I work in SE DC. It is in a Giant Foods strip center on Lee Hwy at Spout Run Pkwy. Easy access off 66, or the GW Pkwy to the Spout Run exit to Lee Hwy.

    Pretty creative name, huh? The subs are excellent (long lines at lunch) but this is where I buy my pizza on the drive home from work. They do Neapolitan and Sicilian. Plain is excellent... toppings aren't necessary to hide the taste of the pizza like at those chain stores. It is a good Italian grocery with wine, pasta, cheese, and other imported items. They even sell Vespas (Italian motor scooters) out front.
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    RE: Pizza Parlor in Metro DC 2003/10/31 09:16:04 (permalink)
    You folks found our two best (Pizza Paradiso in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, D.C. and The Italian Store right off of the Spout Run exit from I-66 in Arlington, Virginia). Now, please, please, please don't tell anyone else! The Saturday lunch lines particularly at the Italian Store are long enough already. I may have to go up Rt. 29 tomorrow to the more formal Alpine restaurant! Bon appetit !!
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    RE: Pizza Parlor in Metro DC 2004/07/23 08:09:25 (permalink)
    If ever in PG county in MD check out 3 Brothers pizza. Very NY style slices except they could be a tad bit bigger. But the slices taste good. I beleive they have one in City Place in Silver Spring as well. Also in Gaithersburg on 355(frederick rd) there's a place called Starvin Marvin's who also makes a decent NY style pizza. Very good crust!!!
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    RE: Pizza Parlor in Metro DC 2004/07/28 11:36:04 (permalink)
    Thanks for the recommendations. I've been to D.C. numerous times and have never had a decent pizza (I'm from Chicago, so I'm very hard to please on this topic). I'll definitely try some of these places on my next visit.
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    RE: Pizza Parlor in Metro DC 2004/07/28 12:23:07 (permalink)
    Another chiming in with a vote for Three Brothers. The original is located in Beltway Plaza shopping center in Greenbelt; there is a store at their location in Bladensburg. Excellent "boat" sandwiches too, although my fave is a slice of the pepperoni & mushroom neapolitan. My family like Ledos, but I prefer 3 Brothers.
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    RE: Pizza Parlor in Metro DC 2004/07/28 15:59:09 (permalink)


    As posted almost a year ago, the BEST pizza in the metro DC area is

    Guiseppe's
    213 N. Washington Street
    Rockville, MD
    (301) 424-0413

    Started by a former employeee of Mineos Pizza (Squirrel Hill Store) in Pittsburgh, PA, this is THE PLACE for great hand tossed pizza, cheesesteaks, calzones, subs, hoagies and grinders. If you are from Philadelphia or New York, this is the closest that you will get in the DC area.

    Trust me. I lived there for 17+ years and would drive 30+ miles from Arlington, VA to Rockville on a weekly basis for this food. Try it, you'll like it.

    Read this Roadfood forum for the details:

    www.Roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?Topic_ID=1363

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    RE: Pizza Parlor in Metro DC 2004/08/02 12:39:33 (permalink)
    jm199, Amazing, I forgot all about Guiseppe's Next to Magruders supermarket. I use to go there very often for lunch when I used to work in downtown Rockville. Makes good pizza and excellent grilled heroes. They use to have a good lunch special of 2 slice and drink for 2.99. In fact they just moved to the shopping centre across the street from the Courthouse. Definately a good pick...
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    RE: Pizza Parlor in Metro DC 2004/08/03 00:17:46 (permalink)
    Are there any fans of Mangialardo's (sp??) -- they are located in about a half mile behind the Capitol ...
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    RE: Pizza Parlor in Metro DC 2004/11/08 13:10:20 (permalink)
    Three Brothers (there's one in Rockville now) beats Guiseppes. I eat at G's all the time, b//c my office is next door to their new location. Guiseppe's has good pizza, but where they fall down compared to 3 Bros is the flavor of the crust. They are very similar, but 3B has slightly sweet, buttery savory crust that is delicious. G's crust is dry and bland. Try just eating the crust off of each's slice before you dig in, you'll see what I mean.
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    RE: Pizza Parlor in Metro DC 2005/10/24 22:00:03 (permalink)
    Had a great pizza the other night from Bistro Italiano, located in DC's Capitol Hill neighbourhood - for more info on the restaurant, check out this blog -- have to agree with him on the quality. A good, unpretentious Italian restaurant in the heart of DC. http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=9566587&postID=111807292943855516
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    RE: Pizza Parlor in Metro DC 2006/01/02 19:50:33 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by marberthenad

    Are there any fans of Mangialardo's (sp??) -- they are located in about a half mile behind the Capitol ...


    I am a huge fan of Mangialardo's. I have known the owner and his sons since the 70's. The subs are excellent and the prices are great as well. The quality never changes. I am happy with all their subs especially the Big G.
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    RE: Pizza Parlor in Metro DC 2006/01/02 20:54:13 (permalink)
    Does anyone know if the 3 Brothers restaurant in Columbia MD is affiliated with the aforementioned 3 Brothers? If so, it sounds like I should try their pizza...
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    RE: Pizza Parlor in Metro DC 2006/01/06 12:57:13 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by joanie41

    Does anyone know if the 3 Brothers restaurant in Columbia MD is affiliated with the aforementioned 3 Brothers? If so, it sounds like I should try their pizza...


    I believe they're all the same.

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    RE: Pizza Parlor in Metro DC 2006/01/06 13:08:42 (permalink)
    Hmmm...sounds like a possibility. We haven't found a pizza we really love around here. Ledo pizza is fine...not real pizza, but still pretty tasty. Matthew's pizza in Bmore is OK, but not as remarkable as I thought it would be based on the reviews I read. So, we'll try 3 Brothers, which is pretty close to home, and go from there. I will update when I get to try it!
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    RE: Pizza Parlor in Metro DC 2006/01/06 13:18:56 (permalink)
    http://www.threebrotherspizza.com/home/?sel=TRUE


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    RE: Pizza Parlor in Metro DC 2006/01/06 16:34:00 (permalink)
    Joanie, Scorereader, please contact me directly. Just click on my name. Thanks.
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    RE: Pizza Parlor in Metro DC 2009/02/20 15:13:36 (permalink)
    Listrani's on McArthur Blvd has great pizza.  Only place I can get fired eggplant on my pizza outside of NYC.  Also in McLean and Arlington.

    Unfortunately I live in Annapolis and things are pretty limited here. The best local pies are Mangia down near the harbor and Bell Italia out near the Navy football stadium.
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    RE: Pizza Parlor in Metro DC 2009/02/20 16:36:05 (permalink)
    Pizzeria Paridiso near Dupont Circle. My favorite.


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