What is pizza d.o.c.?


In 1998 the Italian government formally recognized Neapolitan pizza as a traditional food worthy of preservation and granted it D.O.C (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) status, which specifies the legally permitted ingredients and methods of preparation necessary to produce authentic Neapolitan Pizza. Only soft-grain flour, fresh yeast, water, and sea salt may be used for the dough, and only Italian plum tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala, extra-virgin olive oil and fresh basil or dried oregano may be used for the toppings. Fresh garlic may only be used on the Pizza Marinara. All Neapolitan pizzas must be cooked in a wood-burning oven. The Verace Pizza Napoletana Association was established to protect and promote authentic Neapolitan pizza and defend its Neapolitan origins and traditions. As a member of the Association, we abide by these strict requirements and serve D.O.C. pizza. We hope you enjoy it.





Serious Eats – Oct 3, 2012:
Overdue Impressions of DC Staple 2Amys
“Even as the Neapolitan pie scene becomes increasingly more crowded, there has yet to be a real contender to challenge 2Amys’ reign for best pizzeria in the District.”

DC Eater – 07/18/2012
Washington, DC’s 20 Most Iconic Dishes 
“2 Amys has done the most to spread the Neapolitan D.O.C. gospel. If you want the standard by which all Neapolitan pizzas are measured, get the margherita with tomato, buffalo mozzarella, and basil.”

Washington Post’s – 07/06/2012
Editor’s Picks: Best Pizza 
“If you wanted to find the exact turning point for D.C. pizza quality, you might look back 10 years to the opening of this Cleveland Park pizzeria.”

Washington City Paper – 04/19/2012
Neapolitan Smackdown! 
““2Amys, in my opinion, was No. 1,” Ilhan said, referring to Peter Pastan’s uber-popular pizzeria in Cleveland Park. “I think ours is the best.” On a recent evening, I decided to put Ilhan’s pontificating on his pizza to the test…WINNER: 2AMYS”

Washington Post – 2006
Fall Dining Guide: Hot Spots – Tom Sietsma: 

“Yep, it’s noisy. And some days the place is so filled with half-pints and their handlers, the scene could pass for one big children’s party. Just get a glass of vino and relax: You’re about to eat some of the best pizza in the country.”



Contact Us

We do not take reservations. Some days are busier than others, so plan on a possible wait.

Job Opportunities

If you are interested in job opportunities, please contact 2amysjobs@gmail.com

Private Lunch Parties
2Amys allows reservations for our upstairs dining room for private lunch parties and occasionally at night, Tuesday-Friday 11:00-4:30pm.  For more information contact Darlene Cunningham @ 202-885-5700 Tuesday-Friday 9-4.


  • SUN: Noon-10pm
  • MON: 5-10pm
  • TUE-THU: 11am-10pm
  • FRI-SAT: 11am-11pm