I consider myself a pizza connoisseur, having eaten at literally hundreds of different pizza places around the world over the last fifty years. I can tell you, the Don's is without a doubt in the top 5 of all time. I have brought dozens of people here in the last two years, and always say to them, "If you don't think this is the best pizza in the area, lunch is on me." I have yet to have to pay for anyone else's lunch.
To start with, the Don's has a true wood-fired pizza oven that not only makes for a delicious flavor, but the pizza cooks in a hurry, no long wait at all. I have tried several of their specialty pizzas, and have to say that the "Sicilian Hit" is easily the best meat-lovers pizza I have ever had anywhere. It comes with sausage, pepperoni, ham and meatballs. Personally, I tend to have them take off the meatballs and add extra cheese. The sauce is never excessive or absent, it is always just right.
If you have an issue with gluten, no worries - the Don's has gluten-free pizza. Not in the mood for a pizza? Their chicken caesar salad is excellent!
The owner is a great guy who, if given half the chance, will gladly spend 20 minutes talking with you. He is also friends with a number of the Washington Redskins, and many of their autographed pictures adorn the walls.
There is a small terrace with outdoor seating which is always fun when the temperatures allow.
If I were pressed to say something negative, I would have to say that the prices are a little on the high side, and that the decor is nothing to write home about. Frankly, I have no objection paying a little more for high quality food, and I go there for the pizza more than the atmosphere, so these are inconsequential to me.
If you love pizza and are within 25 miles of the Don's, do yourself a favor and come on over for the best pizza in Northern Virginia - bar none.
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