25 Superb Pittsburgh Pizzas

We scoured the metro area to find 25 of the best pies.



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Dinette

Dinette is a gourmand’s pizza palace. The crust is tender and puffy on the edges. Although famed chef/owner Sonja Finn serves classics like pepperoni, her eatery is known for its more upscale (and frequently changing) list of chef-designed topping combos — tuna, grilled zucchini, capers, fresh Mozzarella and tomato. With its rooftop garden providing a bounty of produce, Dinette is tops for freshness.

Best-seller: Proscuitto

5996 Penn Circle South, East Liberty
412/362-0202, dinette-pgh.com


Pizza Sola

Boasting four locations, Pizza Sola's pie is modeled after New York City street-style pizza that’s purchased by the slice and folded before consuming. Watch the pizza-makers toss dough and cook it on a hot stone; the end product is the ever-popular thin (and evenly cooked) crust.

Best-seller: Greco White Pizza

1417 E. Carson St., South Side; also: Cranberry (724/776-9466), Oakland (412/681-7652), 
East Side (412/363-7652)
412/481-3888, pizzasola.com



Pasquarelli's Pizza House

Owned by the same family for 30 years, Pasquarelli’s continually serves up quality pizza.  The tomato sauce is applied before the edges are rolled, creating a crust edge “stuffed” with tomato sauce. The fellas make a memorable Sicilian; you're missing out if you haven't tried it.

Best-seller: Sicilian

824 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks
412/331-5558


Giovanni's Pizza & Pasta

Giovanni’s may specialize in pizza and pasta — but the pizza is the star (it's hard to stop eating this pizza!). The crust is light and gently salted with a bit of crunch. The excellent toppings (such as quality sausage and pre-sautéed mushrooms!) are properly prepared, and the overall flavor mix is perfect, which aligns with the restaurant’s statement that the pizza provides “flavor joy.” Still hungry after all that? Giovanni’s now serves Italian gelato, homemade chocolates and espresso drinks in the connected space next door.
  
Best-seller: Spinach & Feta (which rankedthird at the 2011 North American Pizza & Ice Cream Show)

3047 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont
412/344-6622, eatgiovannis.com


Mamma Lucia's Pizza

Although you can buy a slice to reheat at Mamma Lucia's, you just might want to order a freshly made pizza instead. After all, who could resist the thin, crispy crust and the topping options?  Some people will tell you the deep-dish pie is the one to try.  But why not try them both?

Best-seller: Plain

8000 McKnight Road, Suite 555 (inside Northway Mall), North Hills; also Wexford (724/799-8918)
412/364-9280


Graziano's Pizzeria

An everyman’s pizza shop, Graziano’s is located next to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. The dough is soft and salty, and the tomato sauce and cheese are just right. Be sure to order a Sicilian pie; that's what everyone else is doing.

Best-seller: Sicilian

4109 Penn Ave., Lawrenceville
412/621-7790


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