Taste MoCo’s Best Pizza in MoCo Tournament

Taste MoCo’s Best Pizza in MoCo Tournament

When the pandemic hit we started holding fun tournaments to find the “best” of various cuisines and types of food across the county, according to your votes…just a way to shine a little light on some local businesses.

Now it’s time for the tournament we’ve all been waiting for– best pizza in MoCo! All styles are included to make it even more fun and difficult to choose your favorite.

The rules are pretty simple. We’ve included 64 different places that offer pizza based on your nominations. Restaurants that aren’t eligible include any establishment that has more locations outside of MoCo than in MoCo (unless it started in MoCo).

This doesn’t mean the pizza at any place that isn’t eligible is not good pizza, it simply means we aren’t including places that are available out of MoCo more than they are in it.

We will randomly select that first round matchups. The winners are determined via a poll on the @TasteMoCo Instagram account. Each poll runs for 24 hours and the restaurant that receives the most votes advances (each Instagram account can only vote once and the contest is held on Instagram because it’s the only platform that allows you to save the results in a highlight tab for anyone to access whenever they’d like).

The tournament is expected to start on Christmas Day.

The restaurants below will be included in the tournament:

4 Corners Pub

Formerly known as the Corner Pub, it was founded in 1967 and has been an institution for over 50 years. 


Alatri Bros.

From the owners of Olazzo and Gringos & Mariachis, they offer wood fired pizzas in Bethesda.



The Chevy Chase restaurant has served the DC area for over 30 years. 


Amici Miei 

Formerly in Potomac and now in Downtown Rockville, they’ve been serving pizza since 2005.


Angel’s Pizza

The Wheaton Mall food court restaurant by the owners of Baronessa offers brick oven pizzas.


Angelo’s Deli

New York style pizza with dough prepared from scratch from Angelo’s on Norbeck Rd.



The once mighty regional chain is down to 2 locations, one being in Rockville.



Brick oven pizza on East Gude Dr. in Rockville made by former 2Amys kitchen manager, Angel Mendoza (co-owner).


Brazil Gourmet Pizzeria

Brand new Brazilian pizza restaurant in Damascus.


Broadway Pizza

New York style pizza out of Cabin John Village in Potomac.


Brookeville Beer Farm

Wood-fire pizza out of the brewery in Brookeville.


California Bistro

The current restaurant in the former Hungry Howie’s spot in Derwood.

Cafe Roma

Italian restaurant near Quince Orchard High School (sister restaurant of Il Porto).



Maryland style pizza that has been serving Kensington since 1967 (cash only).


Corner Slice

Bethesda spot serving New York style pizza by the slice or pie.


CSNY Pizza

The folks that brought you Pizza CS have brought New York style pizza to Rockville.



A Poolesville favorite when it comes to pizza.



This old Colesville spot has been serving pizza for decades.


Ema Rossi

Wood-fired brick oven pizza in the Rock Creek Village Center (Rockville).


Fontina Grille

Italian restaurant in King Farm.


Frankly Pizza

Kensington restaurant that started as a mobile, wood-fired brick oven pizza business in 2011.


Gaithersburg pizza and pasta spot in Olde Towne



Newcomer to the pizza game near Quince Orchard High School has recently made a splash.


Gentleman Jim’s

One of the pioneers of Maryland style pizza formerly in Twinbrook, now in Gaithersburg.



Currently has two MoCo locations (Rockville and Gaithersburg) and has been around for over 30 years.


Gregorio’s Trattoria

Started in Reston in 2008, but 2 of 3 locations are in MoCo. (Potomac and Bethesda)


Il Porto

Italian restaurant on Muddy Branch Rd. since 1996.



Neapolitan pizza near Quince Orchard High School. 


Italian Kitchen

Italian restaurant on Fenton St. in Silver Spring.



Formerly Jerry’s, now Jeffery’s, in Burtonsville.



Sports pub serving Rockville since 1952.



Brick oven pizza in Laytonsville.


Kensington Pizza & Kabob

Serving pizza in Kensington since 1990.


Krazy Steve’s

Silver Spring restaurant that serves comfort food and pizza.



New York style pies in Poolesville since 2007.


M&N’s Pizza

Serving pizza out of Del Ray Ave in Bethesda.



Damascus pizza shop that used to be in Wheaton in the 1970s.


Mamma Lena

Italian restaurant in Germantown.


Mamma Lucia

Local chain that started in MoCo with 5 of 6 locations in MoCo.



Germantown restaurant that got its start in a gas station before moving to its current location.


Manhattan Pizza & Pasta

Solo location in Olde Towne Gaithersburg, not to be confused with East Coast chain of similar name.


Manny & Olga’s

Local chain that started in Silver Spring.


Manoli Canoli

Greek and Italian restaurant in Chevy Chase.



Delivery spot in Germantown and Gaithersburg.


Nut House Pizza

Kosher pizza place in Wheaton.



Neapolitan pizzas out of Silver Spring.


Piccoli Piatti

New neapolitan pizza spot in Wildwood Shopping Center (Bethesda).


Pines of Rome

Italian restaurant serving Bethesda since 1972.


Pizzeria DaMarco

Neapolitan pizza serving Bethesda for a decade.


Pizza Stop

Pizza spot in Plaza Del Mercado.


Potomac Pizza

Serving MoCo since 1978.



Locations in Gaithersburg, North Bethesda, Damascus, and soon to be Potomac.



Restaurant turned pizza truck in Olney.



Neapolitan pizza out of Takoma Park.


Slice of Rockville

Rockville pizza spot on Nelson Street.



Armenian restaurant in Derwood that also serves pizza among other items.


Sole D’Italia

Serving Silver Spring since 1974.


Stained Glass Pub

Restaurant in Glenmont since 1973.


Starvin Marvins

Gaithersburg delivery spot serving the area for decades.



Pizza spot in Park Potomac.


Tally Ho

Restaurant serving Potomac since 1968. 



Serving the DC area since 1976, Bethesda location MoCo. 



Italian restaurant on Sligo Ave. in Silver Spring. 



Pinball and pizza spot in Bethesda. 


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