Every neighborhood needs a pizza place and Anacostia has one of the best in town. Mama’s Pizza came to Anacostia in 2012 and all of us hope they never leave. It’s the most beloved restaurant in the neighborhood and for good reason.
Mama’s serve up pizza, lasagna, Italian subs, calzones, wings, and pulled pork BBQ at speed with a smile. In truth, I rarely order anything but the pizza (which we order almost every week). It’s so good that I rarely can bring myself to anything else. In terms of casual pizza places, Mama’s is my favorite of all time…except for Vinnie Van Go Gos in Savannah, which just tastes better than anything under $20 should.
And yes, there is a “Mama” in the kitchen. Musa Ulusam and his wife Fatima (Mama) are the owners and operators of Mama’s Pizza. They’re both originally from eastern Turkey, but moved to New Orleans and started a large pizza business there. They left the area after Hurricane Katrina, and to our good fortune, settled in Washington, DC.
There you go! Now you know where to have lunch next time you’re in the neighborhood. Shoot me a message if you would like to meet there together. We can grab a slice and walk around the neighborhood!
2028 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020, USA