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With so many different styles and toppings, it is easy to have pizza every day of the week. It can be a quick lunch or elegant dinner and even a tasty breakfast of leftovers. It is hard not to be in the mood for pizza and there are plenty of great places to enjoy pizzas of all styles in Pittsburgh. If you are in the mood to enjoy a great pizza, here are some places to try.

Il Pizzaiolo
8 Market Square
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 575-5858
www.ilpizzaiolo.com

With locations downtown and in Mt. Lebanon, Il Pizzaiolo offers a fine dining experience for pizza lovers. You can enjoy hand-made Neapolitan-style pizza with fresh ingredients. The pizza is baked at a high temperature in a wood-fired oven and is available with a variety of toppings. Try the Margherita DOC made with tomato sauce, mozzarella di bufala imported from Naples, parmigiano, basil and olive oil.

Mineo’s Pizza
2128 Murray Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 521-9864
www.mineospizza.com

With locations in Squirrel Hill and Mt. Lebanon, Mineo’s has been offering quality pizza for 55 years. Mineo’s offers both the thinner crust, Neapolitan style as well as the thick, square-cut Sicilian-style pizza. The Neapolitan-style pizza is available by the slice or in 12- or 16-inch pies. The Sicilian-style pizza is available in a 16-inch tray. Both are available with a variety of traditional toppings. Try the Giovanni special: a Sicilian pizza with green peppers, mushrooms, onions, peperoni and sausage.

Primanti Brothers
4501 Steubenville Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 921-6677
www.primantibros.com

Although Primanti Brothers is known for its famous sandwiches piled high with french fries and cole slaw, some of the Primanti Brothers’ restaurants serve pizza that rivals the sandwiches for tastiness. Primanti’s Sicilian-style pizza is available in a 14-inch or 18-inch with all of your favorite toppings. Primanti also frequently offers pizza by slice during game day or happy hour specials. Keep an eye out for family night pizza specials which include pizza, salads and drinks for a fun, family night out.

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The Upper Crust
201 S. Main St.
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 222-5050
www.facebook.com/TheUpperCrustGourmetItalianDeli

Located in Washington, The Upper Crust offers hand-made wood-fired pizzas for every appetite. Choose from a large selection of pizzas such as Margherita with mozzarella, tomato and basil or the 4 seasons, an eight-slice pizza with two slices each topped differently. You can also choose from a daily special pizza or create your own with fresh Italian meats, vegetables, herbs and cheeses. The pizzas are made fresh to order.

Harry’s Pizza
4133 Washington Road
McMurray, PA 15317
(724) 969-0444
www.harrys-pizza.net

Located in McMurray, Harry’s Pizza has been making pizza for more than 10 years. Its Neapolitan-style pizza is baked on a pizza stone and topped with red or white sauce. Harry’s offers 12-inch and 18-inch pizzas with more than 30 toppings to choose from. All of your favorites are available such as peperoni, mushrooms and peppers as well as some less conventional toppings. Invent a new favorite with eggplant, mandarin oranges, capers or clams.

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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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