Published: Friday, October 5, 2012
Updated: Thursday, October 4, 2012 23:10
Manny & Olga’s Pizza | 1641 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Serving up tasty late night meals at great prices for almost 20 years, Manny & Olga’s Pizza stands out on Wisconsin Avenue despite its basement location. Better than Ledo’s in prices and Domino’s in flavor and quality, Manny & Olga’s serves warm, soft pizzas that balance the large amounts of cheese, sauce and dough and offer plentiful, fresh toppings. The Greek-inspired pizzas, like the White Pizza, Olga’s Favorite and My Big Fat Greek Pizza, are especially delicious. With small custom pies starting at $7.99 and deluxe pizzas starting at $12.99, Manny & Olga’s only provides carryout and delivery, but it is very easy to order over the phone or online. The walk and sometimes lengthy wait are worth it.
Paper Moon | 1073 31st St. NW
What Paper Moon lacks in service, it makes up for with homemade pizza. All made with creamy mozzarella cheese, fresh vegetables and meat, these pies offer a reasonable portion size for one person and arrive at the table right out of the oven. The crust has a subtle crunch, and the sauce possesses the perfect blend of tomato, basil and oregano. Custom pies start at $8.95, and, although Paper Moon offers many unique toppings, stay away from the pricier ones to keep your costs low. The Pizza Margherita and the Pizza Vegetali will satisfy traditionalists, while Pizza Mediterranea, topped with tomato, eggplant and lamb sausage, is perfect for anyone who wants to try a more adventurous pizza.
We, The Pizza | 305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
This Capitol Hill joint serves up some of the most delicious and unique pizzas in the city. Its cheese and pepperoni pies are simple, yet delicious, but one of its most unique pies is Colletti’s Notorious BBQ Pie, which is covered in pulled pork, onions, cheddar cheese and — of course — barbecue sauce. Other standouts include the White Pie, which is covered in ricotta, fontina, parmesan and mozzarella cheeses with no tomato sauce, and the Spinach & Artichoke Pie, which is improved by the addition of provolone. The Pizza on Tour menu includes pies inspired by places around North America, such as a Mexican pie with lime and cilantro and a New Orleans pie with sausage and Cajun seasonings. These classy, well-crafted pizzas will satisfy even the pickiest palate without leaving a hole in your wallet.