About Us


In 1776 the formation of the United States of America was memorialized with the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Some of our greatest leaders put their signatures on this historic document.

Situated in the quickly emerging neighborhood of Shaw, Declaration anchors the area with the highest quality pizza featuring Gluten Free and Traditional crusts. Our 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!