Taste MoCo’s Best Pizza in MoCo: Sweet Sixteen

by MCS Staff

Taste MoCo’s Best Pizza in MoCo: Sweet Sixteen

We are now down to the Sweet Sixteen of the Best Pizza in MoCo tournament! These tournaments are a fun way to shine a little light on local restaurants. We urge you to support your favorites and consider refraining from badmouthing any restaurant.

Voting takes place in the @TasteMoCo Instagram story (www.Instagram.com/TasteMoCo) and each round lasts for 24 hours. The result of every matchup can be found in the “Best Pizza” highlight.

As a reminder, we included every restaurant that was nominated and did not include any restaurants that have more locations outside of MoCo than in (unless the first location was in MoCo).

Read more on all restaurants in the tournament here.

Manny & Olga’s vs. Continental 

Manny & Olga’s got its start on Fenton Street in Silver Spring. They’ve grown to about a dozen locations across the DMV. Continental has been serving Kensington since 1967. They’re still cash-only.

Roscoe’s vs. Tally Ho

Roscoe’s serves Neapolitan pizza and is named after Takoma Park’s unofficial mascot– a rooster that roamed the city for about a decade from 1989-1999. Tally Ho is a partially Greek restaurant that has been serving Potomac since 1968.

Sole D’Italia vs. Stained Glass Pub

For many, the decision for which place they’d go to for half-price pizza on Mondays and Tuesdays came between these two restaurants. Both have been mainstays on Layhill Road for decades.

Fontina vs. Mamma Lucia 

These two restaurants made it to the final of the “Best Italian” tournament. Fontina Grille is in King Farm and has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. Mamma Lucia has multiple locations in the area and a large social media following.

Giuseppi’s vs. Mangino’s

Giuseppi’s has two locations– Rockville Town Center and Kentlands. Owned and operated by a Pittsburgh family who now calls MoCo home. Mangino’s is the former gas station pizza that moved into a Germantown storefront a couple years ago.


Pines of Rome vs. Slice of Rockville

Pines of Rome has served Bethesda since 1972 and is known for its very popular white pizza. Slice of Rockville has made a name for itself serving pies as one of the most popular one-two punches in a MoCo shopping center along with Carmen’s.

Potomac Pizza vs. Armand’s

Two of the biggest names in the tournament. Potomac Pizza currently has five locations in the area and Armand’s is down to just one in MoCo (Rockville) and two overall.


4 Corners Pub vs. Frankly Pizza 

Two very different styles going head to head. 4 Corners has been around since 1967 (located in the Four Corners part of Silver Spring). Frankly Pizza is a wood-fired brick oven pizza place in Kensington.


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Pete December 28, 2020 - 6:47 pm

Where are Ledo’s, Papa John’s and Domino’s?

Karen H December 29, 2020 - 4:05 am

Where the heck is FRANKLY PIZZA?!?

Martin Pell December 29, 2020 - 5:48 pm

It’s behind Safeway in Kensington. Basically next door to where Jenny Cakes was until it closed in September. 😭

Dez December 29, 2020 - 8:09 am

They aren’t originally from Moco

Bryan December 29, 2020 - 8:10 am

They aren’t originally from MoCo.

Dan December 29, 2020 - 9:38 am


Jimmy December 29, 2020 - 12:39 pm

Ledo’s is from PG county originally I believe.

Dave Tate December 29, 2020 - 9:28 pm

They are using pizza shops primarily located in Montgomery County MD, not large, nationwide chains.

T December 29, 2020 - 11:18 pm

None of them has any business in a pizza competition. 🤷‍♀️

Martin December 10, 2021 - 11:02 pm

That’s Not Pizza. This whole list just proves MoCo don’t know Jack about pizza. Dominos, papa Johns

Kristen J December 28, 2020 - 6:59 pm

As a NY transplant I am extremely interested in this story 😂 lol.

Joe S. December 29, 2020 - 7:14 am

I wonder how Vince and Dominic’s would have done in the tournament, if it was still open.

Patrick December 28, 2020 - 7:08 pm

How could you leave out Ledos pizza?

Tyler December 29, 2020 - 1:48 am

Ledo’s does not meet the requirements. They have more locations outside MoCo and they were started in PG.

Jack December 28, 2020 - 8:52 pm

Its official. Moco residents have zero taste in pizza. Must be the democrat mindset that turns everyone stupid

NoneOfThese December 28, 2020 - 10:43 pm

Best most insightful comment ever.

Billy Kay December 28, 2020 - 9:02 pm

This cannot be real without Ledo’s. Sorry.

Dez December 29, 2020 - 8:11 am

Ledos are also outside of Moco. This is a Moco area only pizza restaurant.

James Curry December 29, 2020 - 11:00 am

Most pizzas are not consistent! One week good, next over cooked, to much tomato sauce or cheese. Why can’t consumers get a perfect pizza every time, we spend $40.00 or more twice a week for pizza and disappointed most of the time. I would like to see where I can get the perfect pizza every time, that would be my Winner!

Dom December 28, 2020 - 9:38 pm

SlicE oF RoCkVILle Is BeTtER tHAn VaCe. Stfu

Nick December 29, 2020 - 8:29 am

C’mon, Jack. Must we always be so divisive? Even here? I mean, MoCo residents have at least 10% taste in pizza.

J Beau December 28, 2020 - 9:39 pm

Poor first round pairings have resulted in ridiculous eliminations and advancements. 60 year Mont Count-ian so I have some knowledge of it, including 14 day streak years ago at Stained Glass Pub for dinner. Love Pizzaria Da Marco. Should be in final four with Inferno not head to head in round 1. Like putting Duke-vs-Mich State first round.

Scott Trilling December 28, 2020 - 9:55 pm

The Brookeville Beer Farm has the best pizza around.

Jack December 30, 2020 - 3:24 pm

Couldn’t agree more. At least create a separate bracket for neopolitan, which inferno would easily win

Rodney December 28, 2020 - 9:42 pm

No shame in losing to Frankly Pizza.
Hats off to what they do!
Owner of Pizza Stop

DC Productions December 28, 2020 - 11:04 pm

This is a crock of poop if I ever heard one…….Krazy Steve’s Pizza 1909 Seminary Rd Silver Spring MD beats out a lot of these for pizza

Dez December 29, 2020 - 8:13 am

REMINDER: Ledos are also OUTSIDE of MoCo so it doesn’t count. These are MoCo area ONLY pizza restaurants.

Harry B Kidd December 29, 2020 - 11:11 am

Frankly Pizza – it my go to place for PIZZA. Dedicated customer… Great indoor service – when it was available and great pickup-up service now.

Harry B Kidd December 29, 2020 - 11:12 am

Frankly Pizza – it my go to place for PIZZA. Dedicated customer… Great indoor service – when it was available and great pickup-up service now.

Jassonn Garcia December 29, 2020 - 8:52 pm

I agree 10000%. Vace hands down!!!


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