910 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Not long ago, when PizzaSnobo reviewed Pi Pizzeria in Adams Morgan, we mentioned there was another Pi coming to Penn Quarter by way of St. Louis. Now District of Pi is open, giving DC a place to go for deep-dish. Close to the Spy Museum, Pi has a long bar and ample seating. Lunch is a fine time to go as it does not get too crowded and they offer an express menu. They are also nice enough to seat you before your entire party arrives – take that Graffiato!
Pi serves deep-dish as well as thin crust. Since it is the deep-dish they are known for, we’ll concentrate on that. The sauce on top is undoubtedly the best part – chunky and plentiful – and pretty much overpowers everything else. The crust tends to the dry side and is not as good as many Tier-1 Chicago deep-dish joints. Pi uses a little corn meal in the dough, too little actually, if they really want to go in that direction. There is not much cheese compared to the other ingredients, giving the pizza an overall lack of balance. Want thin crust instead? You will be satisfied, but certainly not blown away.
District of Pi’s pizza is undoubtedly tasty, but at PizzaSnobo we always rate places based against the best of the best, a level that Pi has not reached. But in honor of St. Louis winning the World Series, combined with leaked information that President Obama loves the original Pi, we’re going to call their pizza “very good.”