&pizza opens 36th store in Financial District

I won’t rush to judgement — well, scratch that. DC-based (what??) hit pizza chain (36 stores and counting) &pizza opened a store this week in the Financial District at 63 Wall. The pizza is made fresh and then flash-baked in three minutes while you wait. The pizzas are oval and a bit more than a foot long. There’s gluten free and ancient grain crusts. Did I mention it is DC-based?

But seriously, this from Forbes on founder Michael Lastoria who puts a priority on paying his workers a living wage: “As CEO and Co-Founder of &pizza, which now has 36 locations throughout the East Coast, Lastoria champions his employees (aka “the Tribe”). The Tribe is not only the face of the brand, but the backbone of the business. In his mission to pay the &pizza staff a livable wage, Lastoria has been a vocal member of the fight for state and federal minimum wage increases.”

Something a little different, I would say. More TK.



  1. Any place that makes pizza w/pineapple will never, ever see me.

  2. Why the surprise that it’s DC based? Most fast casual, including Sweetgreen and Cava, started there or in the surrounding suburbs.

  3. I got a sample walking by the opening. They should stay in DC

  4. I think there’s one of these places on 28th Street near B’way. Their pizza is really good – terrific concept that works in practice.

  5. Washington, DC has a long history of amazing pizza, notably Coppi’s, which didn’t make the below list, and Vace: