The Best Pizza in Town

Here are 11 places to try. Now tell us who we left out.

Deep-dish at Red Tomato. Photo by Liam Sullivan.

Red Tomato Pizzeria

Chicago-style, deep-dish devotees will find that their choices are pretty limited in these parts. But the fat crust option is available at this strip-mall eatery in McLean, where cheesy, dense, 16-inch pies are offered as an alternative (for $4 extra) on a menu that also features thin crust and “New York style hand-tossed” pizzas. Popular combos include Philly Cheese Steak (thinly sliced steak, mushrooms, onions, green peppers and mozzarella) and Taco (ground beef, jalapeno peppers, cheddar and mozzarella), not to mention the much-maligned Hawaiian (ham, bacon, pineapple, mozzarella), which lives on, despite the haters. The place has limited seating and is short on ambiance, but the food is satisfying—and a server did offer to switch the channel on one of the big-screen TVs “because we’re all sick of the news.”

1327 Chain Bridge Road, McLean; redtomatousa.com

 

Lisa Lednicer fell in love with deep-dish pizza during her college years at Northwestern University, but converted to Neapolitan-style after moving to Arlington in 2013.

 


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