We, The Pizza
305 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20003
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill, Capitol Hill, Southeast
Cuisines: Pizza, American
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Eastern Market, Capitol South
Price Range: Inexpensive
Reservations: Not Needed
Artichoke-and-provolone pizza; pepperoni pizza; buffalo chicken pizza; sausage-and-peppers pizza; pineapple soda.
Pizzas $16 to $18.
Special Features: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Fear not the words “Buffalo-chicken pizza.” At his Capitol Hill pie place, fedora-topped chef Spike Mendelsohn pairs two unlikely fast-food fixtures to create an indulgent snack you’ll be thinking about long after you’ve dabbed the last bit of orange hot sauce from your lips. A solid, puffy crust serves as a canvas for Mendelsohn, a Top Chef alum. He piles on pork barbecue and fried onions or the makings of a Greek salad or wild mushrooms doused in truffle oil and sprinkled with thyme. One trick we’ve learned: Picking the slice you think you’ll like the least can be the fastest way to find a new favorite.
Also good: Sausage-and-peppers pie; pepperoni pie with fresh oregano; pine-apple soda.