Has a restaurant chain feel to it and a little forced. Ordered a crappy salad and a side of pickles that left a lot to be desired. Not really much to be excited about in regards to the beer menu either. Service was just OK. A place that can easily be skipped.
GenDV138 (386) Falls Church, Virginia | June 15, 2014| Updated June 7, 2015
Decent restaurant between Metro Center and Gallery Place. Solid draft selection including Pi Common brewed for them by Schlafly, in case you want/need the tick. Deep dish pizza was tasty. Service was pretty poor. Wouldn’t go out of my way to visit but worth a try if passing by.
Probably the best craft beer spot in downtown Washington. The tap list rarely changes much -- Pi’s list is kind of antithetical to the whole spirit of the craft beer scene -- but it’s definitely a strong list with a broad mix of styles. (Schlafly is massively over-represented because of the owner’s St. Louis connection... which is kind of a bummer because Charleville, Perennial, Urban Chestnut and especially Second Shift are all better Missouri-based brewers than Schlafly.) Service can be great or it can be completely absent. Very good pizza, but go thin-crust > deep-dish. Good prices by DC standards. My downtown go-to.
UPDATE: 3/27/14: What happened? The almost-never-changing beer list has long been a problem, and as ever too many of the selections are rote (Stone IPA? All that Schlafly? Yawn.) But over the last couple weeks Pi has routinely been out of big chunks of their own list. And the service, always bad, has reached new lows. The food is still very good and reasonably priced, but as a beer destination: It’s time for a big re-think of this place.
I went to District of Pi after going to Snallygaster. Probably not the best idea - lots of beer, followed by a lot of deep dish pizzas, one that was like a tomato breadbowl (not bad, just so much acid reflux). Lots of St. Louis beers - apparently (from what someone who grew up there said) - it’s based out of there so there’s a lot of Schlafly beers on tap. Draft list is pretty good for a restaurant in this part of downtown. Food was tasty, and service was pretty good.
Really liked this place. Would come back to try the food. Pretty solid beer selection and prices weren’t too bad. Service was great. Was empty when I was there, but would be fun to go back when busier.
Essentially a sit-down, overpriced version of the pizza place that was in this location before. Pizza was decent- not as good as Pizzeria Paradiso. Tap list was fairly large. About 20+. Seems to have an affinity for Schlafly beers; about 8 of them on the tap list. Other stuff were amber lagers and pretty much the craft version of "pizza" beers. Anchor Steam, SNPA, and a handful of Irish nitro type stouts. The tap list should be updated online so check it out before you walk over here from Chinatown metro station.
Whether people like deep dish pizza or not, this place also offers thin crust too. The place itself is nice, I don’t know if I would go to a night here, but for a food place it has a pretty solid draft list.
The place itself is really cool looking.