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“4th Best Pizza Maker in the World is Here!”

by Prince Of Petworth April 24, 2017 at 1:15 pm 11 Comments

il canale

Ed. Note: We last spoke about best pizza in DC back in 2013 – perhaps time for an update?

Thanks to Nate for sending:

“not sure how this is determined but good for him”

il
1065 31st Street, NW

The International Pizza Expo is, of course, “The World’s Largest Pizza Industry Show”

Now in Our 33rd Year Serving Independent and Chain Pizzerias

Attendees include pizzeria or pizza-concept restaurant owners, operators and managers, as well as distributors and food brokers.

Exhibitors include suppliers of pizza ingredients and pizza flour, point-of-sales systems, ovens, kitchen equipment, marketing and promotional materials and many other companies providing goods and services to the pizza restaurant industry.

Pizza Expo is not open to the general public.”

  • MadMax

    I’ve no idea the merits of this particular award system, but can confirm their pizza in fact very good. I do prefer Pupatella though, in regard to that style.

    • ChillyDC

      Really? This shocked me. I’ve tried several times (I live around the corner), and every pizza I’ve gotten there is best described as “wet.”

    • penguins9966

      I agree with all of this. Their pizza is very good; however, for that style I prefer Pupatella. For D.C. Pizza I would have to say I prefer All Purpose (current king of D.C.), 7th Hill, and Wiseguys (honorable mention to the Georgetown/Admo Pizzeria Paradiso if only cause their beer programs could be one of the most underrated in the city) over both of those. Which means (while delicious) they aren’t even 4th best in the city

      • MadMax

        All Purpose is outstanding, can’t wait for their second location closer to me. Wiseguys is one of the only “NY style” pizzas I’ve ever enjoyed, and in fact better than almost every slice I’ve had in NY. If they ever started doing delivery I probably wouldn’t eat pizza from anywhere else. Maybe some day we’ll get good Chicago style deep-dish and good Sicilian options, one can hope.

        • HaileUnlikely

          I have learned that it is possible to have frozen half-baked deep dish pizzas from Lou Malnati’s in Chicago shipped anywhere in the US. I have been tempted to try, though the idea does strike me as kind of silly, and I don’t have any idea how well it would come out in an ordinarily residential oven.

        • penguins9966

          Apparently Late Summer/Early Fall for the second All Purpose. Walked by it the other day and had to hit them up on Instagram after thirsting for garlic knots…

    • a nony mouse

      Well it doesn’t say that their pizza is award winning, just the pizza maker. He could have used different ingredients for the contest. I would assume one wouldn’t use the same ingredients for a contest as they would for serving hundreds of pizzas a night.

  • My only qualm is that the Pizza Expo is open only to industry insiders. I rank 2 Amys best in DC, closely followed by il Canale. The dough throwing competition is really something to watch!

  • William Giery

    We’re Number Four! We’re Number Four!

  • Herbie

    Il Canale is horrible. Greasy and sloppy. You could throw it against the wall and it would stick. Red Rock on h street best over had in dc.

  • anony

    I love Il Canale. My fav pizza in DC, IMO much better than 2 Amy’s in that style. Sadly I haven’t been to Pupatella though.

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