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Best Pizza In Pittsburgh

March 9, 2011 6:41 AM

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For some people, the best pizza is all about the crust… others are more sauce-centric; and then, of course, there’s the cheese consideration. It’s rare to find someone who doesn’t enjoy partaking in their favorite pie and we found no shortage of suggestions from the KDKA Newsroom! These are a few of our favorite pizzas in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area!! If you’re not ready to take a tour of these pizza shops by the time you get to the bottom of the page, your willpower is stronger than ours! 

Mineo’s Pizza House

713A Washington Road
Mt. Lebanon PA
412-344-9467

2128 Murray Avenue
Squirrel Hill
412-521-9864
www.mineospizza.com

When asking a group of Pittsburghers where to find the best pizza, you’re sure to hear more than one vote for Mineo’s! Definitely a crowd pleaser, Mineo’s features a section on its website devoted to all the awards the pizza house has accumulated in its 50-plus years. “It’s all about the sauce and Mineo’s is the tangy tomato-ey best!” one KDKA staffer said. “My wife won’t eat pizza from anywhere else,” another added. “She swears it’s the closest to New York pizza there is!” Transplanted Pittsburghers can even get a taste of home when the Three Rivers are miles away. Mineo’s actually ships its pizzas anywhere in the U.S.!

Fiori’s Pizzaria

103 Capital Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
412-343-7788
www.fiorispizzaria.com

Located at the corner of West Liberty and Capital Avenues, Fiori’s Pizzaria was a popular suggestion for our best pizza honors. “The slices are the kind you want to fold in half before you eat them – especially when topped with pepperoni & banana peppers,” one KDKA staffer said. “Best crust, sweet sauce and no delivery – so you know it’s good!” added another. Fiori’s own website says its goal is “to create satisfied customers of each and every client.” Based on some of the praises we’ve heard about their pizza, it sounds like they’re achieving that goal!

Luciano’s Pizza in Bethel Park

1030 Clifton Rd.
Bethel Park PA 15102
www.lucianosbethel.com

We’ve heard rave reviews about more than one of Luciano’s pizzas. “Their bacon, lettuce and tomato pizza is incredible!” This “Burgh Style Pizza” offers everything from traditional and Chicago-style pies to Gyro and Tex Mex pizza; and Luciano’s is also apparently a favorite among the younger set. “My kids adore it,” one staffer added. An added incentive to visit? Mondays are hard enough to get through; but what a better way to start the work week than all you can eat pasta?!

The Village Restaurant

236 West Main Street
Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
724-547-3529
villagerest.com

With a crust similar to rustic Italian bread and cheese that is “always thick and gooey,” one of our favorite pizzas in Westmoreland County comes from Mount Pleasant’s own the Village Restaurant. One KDKA staffer who “grew up eating their pizza after high school football games” says that although “the recipe has changed over the years, it gets better every time!”

Pizza Roma

8350 Perry Highway
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
412-367-7677
www.pizzaromarest.com

If you’re looking for the taste of New York here in the ‘Burgh, you may want to head north along Perry Highway to try a pie from Pizza Roma. In business for four decades, this family-owned Italian restaurant offers what a few of our staffers who have lived in the Big Apple say is the closest they’ve found to a New York slice!

Pizza Sola

6004 Penn Circle, East Liberty
412/363-7652

1417 E. Carson St., South Side
412/481-3888

114 Atwood St., Oakland
412/681-7652
www.pizzasola.com

If a New York slice is what you crave, you might want to head to one of the three Pizza Sola locations around the city. Pittsburgh Magazine’s editors named this pizzeria the “Best Slice of New York” in its “2009 Best (and Worst) of Pittsburgh” for its “freshly tossed thin crusts… imported San Marzano tomato sauce and… endless topping combinations!” http://www.pittsburghmagazine.comPittsburgh-Magazine/September-2009/Best-and-Worst-of-Pittsburgh/

City Oven

3025 Banksville Road,
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
412-344-3420

Village at Pine
2000 Village Run Way
Wexford, PA 15090
724-799-8750
www.cityoven.com

If fire-roasted pizza tempts your taste buds, you may want to visit one of City Oven’s two area restaurants. With locations in the South and North Hills, City Oven’s pizza is one of our favorites because of its “wood-fired, fresh ingredients and fast” service. While you’re there, be sure to sample some homemade gelato for dessert!

Little Chicago’s Pizzeria

1728 E Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
412-431-1450 ‎

918 Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
412-784-1236

If Chicago-style is your pizza preference, Little Chicago’s Pizzeria is likely to have a pie to please. With locations in Sharpsburg and Pittsburgh’s South Side, one KDKA staffer assures: “The deep dish crust is fantastic and they never skimp on toppings!”

Piccolo Forno

3801 Butler St
Pittsburgh, PA 15201-1869
(412) 622-0111
www.piccolo-forno.com

Located at the corner of 38th and Butler Streets in Lawrenceville, Piccolo Forno is a Tuscan restaurant known for its wood-fired pizzas among other Italian dishes. If gourmet is more your style, you’re sure to find a pizza to please your taste buds here. “I love their Margherita Pizza with sausage and basil,” a KDKA staffer said.

Danny’s Parkview Pizza

5159 Library Road
Bethel Park PA 15102
412-833-7788

The hoagies – billed as “Pittsburgh’s Original Oven-Baked Hoagies” — are great, but if you’ve tried Danny’s Pizza, you’ll be hooked. From the cheese to the sauce, there’s a reason they haven’t strayed from the original recipe for the last 50-years or so! You just don’t mess with pizza this good!

Napoli Pizzeria

2006 Murray Ave.
Pittsburgh PA 15217
412-521-1744
www.napolipizzasqhill.com

Napoli Pizza in the heart of Squirrel Hill has been serving up tasty pizzas for more than 25 years in Pittsburgh! Whether you like sauce or white pizzas, Napoli’s promises that their pizza “melts in your mouth!”

Sunset Pizza & Grille

38 E. Main
Carnegie, PA 15106
(412) 276-3103

If you’re torn between grilled kebabs or pizza, head on over to Sunset Pizza & Grille in Carnegie where you can choose between Turkish food and pizza (or both, for that matter!). One KDKA staffer says you can get “perfect pizza every time” at this friendly, family-owned business; and “they always remember your name.”

Hampton Sports Zone

4706 William Flynn Hwy # 12
Allison Park, PA 15101
412-487-7610

If you’re in the North Hills and craving some cheesy pizza, you may want to head to the Hampton Sports Zone in Allison Park for some “great hand-made pizza.” At least one KDKA staffer claims the Sports Zone’s pizza has the best cheese in town. Add to that a “great selection of toppings” and the zone is “perfect” for pick-up or delivery!”

Osso’s Original Pizza

90 Henderson Ave
Washington, PA 15301-1932
(724) 222-1990

Another one of our editor’s picks for best pizza is located in Washington County. Osso’s Original Pizza is a staple of Washington thanks to its square-cut slices and flavorful sauce.

Mamma Lucia’s Pizza

8000 McKnight Rd # 1142
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
412-364-9280

Located in Northway Mall along McKnight Road, is another one of our favorite pizzas thanks in part to its “wonderful thin crust” and “delicious.. but not too thick, toppings!” Folks are also fans of Mamma Lucia’s garlic knots!

Harry’s Pizza

4133 Washington Rd.
McMurray Pa. 15317
724-969-0444
www.harrys-pizza.com

Its website proclaims that Harry’s Pizza in McMurray is “simply the best,” and some KDKA staffers certainly agree! Located in Waterdam Center on Washington Road just past Donaldson’s Crossroads, Harry’s has a cozy atmosphere “with a trendy twist.” Whether it’s a traditional thin slice or a specialty pie like Barb’s White Clam Pizza, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste at Harry’s.

Police Station Pizza

1007 Merchant Street
Ambridge, PA 15003
724-266-3904

If you’re looking for great pizza in the Beaver County area, another local favorite is Police Station Pizza in Ambridge. “The first pizza I ever ate and the last pizza I’d ever want to eat,” one KDKA staffer exclaimed!

Blue Grotto Pizza

1610 E. Carson Street
Pittsburgh PA 15203
412-904-3277
www.bluegrottopizza.com

Blue Grotto Pizza is one of our favorites thanks to its big slices packed with “huge flavor!” Located on the corner of East Carson and 17th Streets on the South Side, Blue Grotto is a great place to meet friends before heading out on the town!

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