As a native downstate New Yorker, I feel I qualify as one of the "pizza judges". Now I haven't been to Vace and some of the other places in DC mentioned here, but I've been trying out pizzas in Fairfax County and today had a small pizza at Lucerno's in Oakton. They don't have the correct crust (probably impossible to recreate outside of the Northeast), but the sauce is good, the cheese is not that puffy, spongy stuff but pretty good mozzarella, there is olive oil on this pizza (!) and oregano(!!). I've also had slices at the Lucerno's at Tysons Corner and that is quite good too. The secret is to eat the pizza at the restaurant and not get it "to go". It has to be hot, right out of the oven. I've tried taking a pizza home from Lucerno's and it just loses something in transit.