About Us | Gourmet Pizza DC


Wondering where to eat in Shaw? EATER Restaurant says Declaration is a best bet for gourmet pizza in DC. We were included in their article containing a “Heatmap” of Shaw’s best new restaurants, where they profiled our 13 Colony gourmet pizzas and more.

Zagat praised our wood-accented decor and gourmet pizza named for America’s founding fathers in a recent article featuring Declaration Restaurant, and Washingtonian Magazine called Declaration Restaurant “an edible ode to American politics,” in their February 9 article. Thanks for the press!

Gourmet Pizza in DC

At Declaration Restaurant in DC’s Shaw neighborhood, we offer the highest quality gourmet pizza in DC. Our pizzas give you options: we have created a delicious gluten-free crust that you may request for any of our pizza pies, and we offer vegetarian options featuring ingredients from the region’s most eco-friendly farms. With the health and eco-conscious DC diner in mind, we offer all of this so you can kick back and enjoy yourself a little, while still remaining virtuous in what you eat.

Come try our vegetarian gourmet Margherita Pizza, named among the Best Vegetarian Dishes of 2017 in DC by BYT, or any of our other 13 Colony Pies today. Join us for happy hour and sip one of our classic cocktails with your gourmet pizza pie, 4-7pm daily at our cozy bar.

Situated in the quickly emerging neighborhood of Shaw, Declaration anchors the area with the highest quality gourmet pizza in DC featuring Gluten Free and Traditional crusts. Our gourmet pizza and other menu items feature ingredients from the region’s most eco-friendly farms. Organic tomatoes, onions, peppers and mushrooms find their way onto our expertly kneaded pies. House made sausage, pepperoni and regionally raised chicken are just a few of the meat toppings that our customers will come back for again and again.

In addition to our gourmet style pizza, the Declaration menu includes several hand tossed salads, freshly made pastas and mussels right out of the brick hearth oven. Distinctive sandwiches and signature desserts are found on the Declaration menu.

The interior of the space features unique conversation pieces that are a nod to that momentous day with an underlying classic contemporary influence as with our two successful Presidential themed restaurants, LINCOLN in DC’s Penn Quarter and Teddy & The Bully Bar in Dupont Circle. A leader in experiential dining, our customers have told us time and again that our restaurants provoke thought, interaction and fun from the moment they walk through the door.

As with all of our restaurants, keeping it local is significant to our mission. From design to finish, from artists to architects to the purveyors we use for our vegetables, protein and dairy, keeping it here in this region is what we strive for every day of operation. Open five days and seven nights per week, Declaration is a staple in DC’s North Shaw neighborhood for residents and visitors alike.

Many thanks to locartists Matt McMullen and Howard Connelly, who have been worked tirelessly on our interior design. It’s stunning, and there are many conversation pieces throughout the space to enhance your dining experience.





Here’s our big pizza oven that dishes out the gourmet pies (including 13 special ones representing the original colonies). 10_24171537514_o


Our big bronze chandelier, the centerpiece of Declaration Restaurant, hung in the Maryland State House in Annapolis for more than 25 years. 12_24172807733_o


Come on down to DC’s Shaw today to try our fresh curated pizzas, entrees, salads, desserts, cocktails, beer, wine and so much more!