From thin crust to deep dish, and of course Detroit-style, southeast Michigan’s pizza scene is serving it all and serving it well. To help you pick your next pie, we’ve broken down the who’s who of metro Detroit pizzerias in this handy guide.
Some of the 42 restaurants in our list are nominees from the “best pizza” category of our 2023 Best of Detroit, others we found after a bit of research and asking around, but all are worth a try on your future pizza nights.
112 Pizzeria Bistro
Also known as New York Pizza Bar, 112 Pizzeria Bistro brings New York-style pizza to metro Detroit. Get your specialty pie with sauce in flavors like The New Yorker, which is made with mozzarella, pepperoni, basil, and black truffle oil, or The Detroiter, which is made with pepperoni, Italian sausage, roasted garlic, spinach, and red onion. Options without sauce, like the Mediterranean, are also available as are vegan cheese and gluten-free crusts. 112 Pizzeria Bistro, 2528 S. Adams Road, Rochester Hills; 112pizzeria.com.
313 Pizza Bar
This full-service eatery in historic downtown Lake Orion is committed to making Detroit-style pizza the authentic way — with homemade dough, sauce made in-house, and fresh ingredients cooked in a cast iron pan. Meat lovers will dig the Carnivore while vegetarians might want to try Veggie Style. There’s also Double Pepperoni, Margherita, Dill Pickle, BBQ Chicken, and much more. They have a full bar with craft beer, cocktails, and wine, too. 313 Pizza Bar, 37 E. Flint St., Lake Orion; 313pizza-bar.com.
Ale & Eddies Taphouse
Signature pizzas include The Dragon, made with red sauce, nuclear sauce, mozzarella, sausage, jalapeño, banana peppers, red onion, and Cajun crust, along with Polish Pickle, BBQ Chicken, Margherita, and Save The Last Ranch made with Cajun ranch, mozzarella, chicken, bacon, and garlic chili flakes, among others. They also have a full bar and menu filled with other items such as sandwiches, sliders, salads, tacos, and more. Ale & Eddie’s Taphouse, 15015 E. 13 Mile Road, Warren;aleneddies.com.
Visit Amico’s on the weekend for pies as small as four slices, and as large as 14 slices. Choose from the BLT, Hawaiian, BBQ Chicken, Supreme, and Vegetarian, or add your favorite toppings to a cheese. Plus, try their hot wings and breadsticks. Amico’s Pizzeria, 28422 Joy Road, Livonia; amicos-pizza.com.
Barb’s Pizza and Pasties
Barb’s has been serving homemade pasties and pizza in Clawson for the last 45 years. Medium, extra large, and super large pizzas come in round or square while small and large are only available in round. Build your own or try one of the specialty pizzas like Barb’s Special, which comes topped with pepperoni, ham, mushroom, onion, and green pepper. Barb’s Pizza and Pasties, 610 S. Main St., Clawson; barbspizzaandpasties.com.
Belle Isle Pizza
Food made from scratch is the name of the game at B.I.P. Find subs, salads, wings, bread and, of course pizza. Their menu offers signature pizzas, and also Neighborhood Pizzas inspired by, and named after, different Detroit and metro communities including Dearborn, Mexicantown, Downtown, Corktown, and others. Get yours in hand-tossed round or Detroit deep dish. Belle Isle Pizza, 7869 E. Jefferson, Detroit; belleislepizza.com.
Get the 24-inch Big Benito for your next gathering or try one of their 11 specialty pizzas for dinner. Options include the Deluxe with mushroom, onion, and green pepper, Hawaiian, BLT, Mediterranean, and many more. Benito’s Pizza, visit benitospizza.com for locations.
Since 1996, this pizza spot has been serving up wood-fired pies inspired by those in Brooklyn, New York. Order yours by the slice or in a 10-inch or 16-inch pie in options like 3 Mushroom 3 Cheese, Barbecued Chicken, Greek, and Spicy Mexican. Other menu options include garlic knots, chicken wings, salads, and desserts. Adult beverages are available for takeout and delivery when ordered online. Brooklyn Pizza, 111 Henrietta St., Birmingham; thebrooklynpizza.com.
Founded in 1946, Buddy’s pizza takes the title of the “Original Detroit-Style Pizza.” They have 16 full-service locations in and around Detroit, along with five carry-out only locations. Their menu offers pizzas named after area landmarks including The Henry Ford, which features a Motor City cheese blend, red onions, season ground beef, bacon, blue cheese and tomato basil sauce, and the Detroit Zoo, which comes topped with the Motor City cheese blend, roasted tomatoes, fresh basil, and tomato basil sauce. Breads, pastas, burgers, and salads are also available. Buddy’s Pizza; visit buddyspizza.com for locations.
Cloverleaf has been serving up ‘za since 1946 and boasts having “the original Motor City Square.” Get a plain cheese pie, or order a cheese and add bacon, basil, green pepper, ham, sun-dried tomatoes, and other classic toppings. Feeling daring? Give one of their specialty pizzas like the Cheeseburger or Bruschetta a try. Wings, salads, breads, calzones, subs, and calzones are also available. Cloverleaf, visit cloverleaf-pizza.com for locations.
In 2018, this Ferndale spot was reopened after a renovation by Chefs Zack Sklar and Josh Humphrey. They offer a selection of featured pizzas alongside a menu of unique pies including Dill Pickle and The Granny. Ask about their vegan pizza served on gluten-free dough with vegan cheese. All pizzas are square, Detroit-style. They also offer 20 beers on tap as well as appetizers, salads, and brunch. Como’s Pizza, 22812 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; comosrestaurant.com.
Corsi’s Restaurant & Banquet Center
This family-owned business has been operating since 1958 and has been voted as having the best pizza since 2009. Sizes go from mini (six slices) to X-Large (14 slices) in Meat Lovers, Veggie, Hawaiian, Deep Dish, and more. Their menu also offers soups, salads, pastas, subs, and calzones. Corsi’s Restaurant & Banquet Center, 27910 W. Seven Mile Road, Livonia; corsisbanquethalls.net.
This authentic Italian pizzeria (and bakery!) offers “old world taste with an old-world price.” Try one of their gourmet pizzas like the Margherita, the Mediterranean, or the Shrimp & Chorizo. You can build your own thin-crust or Detroit-style deep dish, too. Pair your pizza with a glass of red or white wine, beer, or hard seltzer. Other menu items include sandwiches, pastas, soups, and appetizers. Crispelli’s; visit crispellis.com for locations.
Detroit Pizza Factory
You can get your pie like a Philly cheesesteak, with dill pickles, or even topped with lobster and seafood. Giant New York Cheese slices are available for purchase as well. Ask about Halal and Kosher options. Detroit Pizza Factory, 8471 N. Telegraph Road, Dearborn Heights; dpizzafactory.com.
Domino’s might be the largest pizza company in the world today, but it got its start in Ypsilanti in 1960. Their menu consists of chicken, sandwiches, pastas, breads and oven-baked dips, desserts, salads, and of course, specialty pizzas including Philly Cheese Steak, Pacific Veggie, Honolulu Hawaiian, and more. Domino’s, visit dominos.com for locations.
Fredi the PizzaMan
This hidden gem offers thin crust, New York-style, and New Haven-style pies with quality ingredients on a walk-in only basis until 5 p.m. or when sold out, whichever comes first. Plus, ravioli and goulash. Fredi The PizzaMan, 17900 Allen Road, Melvindale; fredithepizzaman.com.
This spot opened in 1955 and offers pizzas in original round, thin crust, or square. The specialty menu has your classics like Hawaiian and Everything alongside more unique options like the BLT Pizza, BBQ Chicken, or Chicken Siciliano. Ask about their gluten-free options or the Octopie, which is made of all corners. Plus, sandwiches, subs, salads, and more. Green Lantern; visit greenlanternpizza.com for locations.
Their pizza starts with a homemade dough, topped in fresh ingredients, and cooked in an old-fashioned brick-hearth deck. Build your own round or square or choose from speciality options like the Holiday Special (cheese, pepperoni, ham, mushroom, onion, green pepper, and bacon), or the Sfinciuni (Sicilian-style pizza topped with breadcrumbs). Chicago-style and deep dish round are available by the slice. Pastas, chicken, breads, subs, salads, and soups, too. Holiday Pizza, 42490 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights; holidaypizzachuckscatering.com.
As one of the top 10 pizza franchises in the nation, Hungry Howie’s has around 600 stores in 20 states, including its home state of Michigan. Founded in Taylor in 1973, the menu offers everything from wings to bread and subs to pizzas. Pizzas are available in deep-dish square and five sizes of round with your classic toppings like pepperoni, sausage, pineapple, chicken, and more. Hungry Howie’s, visit hungryhowies.com for locations.
Fun fact: this national pizza franchise was founded back in 1978 in Sterling Heights. Choose from classic Detroit-style pies, a hand-tossed rounds, New York-style, thin crust, seasoned cauliflower crust, or gluten free. They also have signature pizzas including the All Meaty, Buffalo Chicken Ranch, Jet 10, and Veggie. Breadsticks, wings, calzones, salads, and desserts, too. Jet’s Pizza; visit jetspizza.com for locations.
Yeah, yeah, we know, but a list of pizzerias from metro Detroit just wouldn’t be complete without the local staple gone international. Founded in Garden City in 1959, and great for those on a budget, Little Caesars offers round, and more recently, Detroit-style deep dish in classic cheese, pepperoni, or specialty options. Little Caesars; visit littlecaesars.com for locations.
Little Italy has been an “eastside tradition” since 1959. They offer pizza in original round, thin crust, or Detroit-style in traditional styles like Meat Lovers, Hawaiian and Veggie, along with more unique options like Philly Steak, Shrimp Alfredo, and Italian Sub Pizza. Add on chicken, pasta, subs, salads, or bread to complete your order. Little Italy, 28825 Hoover Road, Warren; littleitalypizza.pizza.
Loui’s Pizza Hazel Park
Award-winning pizza is the name of the game at Loui’s. Order yours in small or large with classic toppings including cheese, pepperoni, mushroom, onions, green pepper, ham, anchovies, and more. In addition to pizza, the menu also offers spaghetti, ravioli, and other Italian dishes, cheese bread, salad, hoagies, and soup. Loui’s Pizza, 23141 Dequindre Road, Hazel Park; facebook.com/louispizza.
Michigan & Trumbull
Detroit Red pizzas come in options like Margherita and Packard Pepperoni, while options for Detroit White pizzas include Buffalo Chicken and McLovin. They also serve up 18-inch New York round pizzas in margherita, cheese, pepperoni, white and vegan. Plus, a drink menu full of cocktails, wines, draft beers, boilermakers, and canned beers. Michigan & Trumbull, 1441 W. Elizabeth St., Detroit (Check ahead before heading out as they are currently looking for a new location); michigantrumbullpizza.com.
Mootz Pizzeria & Bar
New York Pizza, Holy Cheesus, Beast of Burden, and Fungi are just a few of the types of pizzas you can order at Mootz. You can also build your own pie just the way you like it with add-ons like balsamic glaze, basil, chicken, halal pepperoni, and much more. Mootz Pizzeria & Bar, 1230 Library St., Detroit; mootzpizzeria.com.
My Pizza Place
Known as “Sterling Heights’ premier pizza spot,” My Pizza Place brings Chicago-style pizza in Loaded Pickle, one of 11 specialty styles, or with one topping. Try their Cheesy Detroiter or one of their specialty styles like the Deluxe Cheeseburger Pizza, or The Kitchen Sink, which, you guessed it, comes topped with everything but the kitchen sink. Bread sticks, chicken, salad, ribs, and pasta, too. My Pizza Place, 11570 15 Mile Road, Sterling Heights; mypizzaplace.net.
Nick’s serves up traditional cheese, Meat Lovers, and Veggie Lovers alongside more unique flavors like Alfredo Chicken, Buffalo Chicken, Asian Chicken, and more. Get yours in round, thin crust or square. Nick’s Pizza, 745 E. Nine Mile, Ferndale; nickspizzaferndale.com.
This Greektown spot calls its pizza the best square deep dish pizza in Detroit, and has the title of one of America’s top 25 pizzas by GQ Magazine to back it up. The Famous Fetta pizza took the GQ title, but they also have a Greek pizza, Hawaiian, Mediterranean and more. Their pies are served alongside classic Greek dishes including gyros, kabobs, tzatziki, and more. Niki’s Pizza, 735 Beaubien, Detroit; nikisdetroit.com.
Founded in Detroit in 1979, Passport Pizza has expanded to over 20 locations across the metro Detroit area. You’ll find your traditional Hawaiian and pepperoni pizzas along with options like Hot Buffalo (think buffalo chicken in pizza form), Popeyes (with chicken, garlic, spinach, ranch, and pizza cheese), and the Pickle Pizza. Passport Pizza, visit passportpizza.com for locations.
This family-owned and operated business offers grinders, chicken, ribs, salad, pasties, pierogies, desserts, and of course pizza for carry-out or delivery. Pizza is available in 12-inch, 14-inch, or 16-inch round pies, along with extra large square, and by the slice. Specialty options include the Ranch & Dill Pickle, Rueben, Chicken Parmesan and more. Peppy’s Pizza, 5965 Livernois, Troy; peppyspizza.com.
Pie Sci Pizza
A rotating seasonal menu that features vegetarian, dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, and meaty pizzas keep the menu at Pie Sci bold and interesting. Currently, you can order round or square off the Primary, Secondary, Collegiate, or Graduate menus, which include the BLT, Meatlovers, Pickle Rick, Nacho Mamma, and many more. Pie Sci Pizza, 5163 Trumbull, Detroit; piescipizza.com.
Pizza Cat Max
Shake up your pizza night routine at Pizza Cat Max, where the entire goal is to keep things weird. They split their pizza menu up into six categories: vegetarian, beef, pork, chicken, seafood, and hemp & keto. Some stand out options include The Coney, North End Brisket, Corktown Deluxe, and Trapper’s Alley. You also have the option to build your own pizza as well as chicken, bagel sandwiches, desserts, and cocktails. Pizza Cat, 407 E. Fort St., Detroit. A Madison Heights location is coming soon; pizzacat.com.
Pops for Italian
This destination restaurant and wine bar offers a “modern approach to traditional Italian cuisine,” including wood-fired, Neapolitan-certified pizza. The options for pizza include Spicy Pepperoni, Margherita, Italian Meat, Grilled Artichoke & Olive, and more. Pastas, sandwiches, breads, and soups, too. Pops for Italian, 280 W. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale; popsforitalian.com.
Saucy Brew Works
With pies like the Phat Ranch — chipotle ranch, mozzarella, pecorino Romano, roasted chicken, bacon tomato, ranch drizzle, and parsley — and Fungus Amongus — boursin, parmesan, goat cheese, pecorino Romano, assorted mushrooms, spinach, caramelized onion, garlic, and parsley — you’re sure to fine a pizza with the perfect toppings for your taste. They also offer traditional cheese, pepperoni, and margherita, as well as vegan options. Grab a cup of small-batch, artisan Saucy Coffee, or a house-brewed beer to go along with your dinner, too. Saucy Brew Works, 2671 John R. St., Detroit; saucybrewworks.com.
Shields has been serving up slices since 1931, and now has three locations in Detroit, Troy, and Southfield, all with different menus. The Shield’s Super is a staple at all three locations and is topped with brick cheese, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, ham, and the original Shield’s Sauce. Shield’s Pizza, visit shieldspizza.com for locations.
This pizzeria is the only pizzeria in Detroit that uses naturally fermented sourdough with no sugar, no vegetable oil, no commercial yeast, no bromated flour, and with locally sourced ingredients. Crusts include round, Detroit square and gluten-friendly in styles like Angry Bird, with grilled hot chicken, bacon, and jalapeños, or The Bad Hunter, with garlic white sauce, grande mozzarella, marinated artichoke, mushroom, spinach, red onions, and sun-dried tomatoes. Sicily’s Pizzeria, 3554 W. Vernor Highway, Detroit; sicilysdetroit.com.
Square One Pizzeria
Try the signature deep dish or traditional round in specialty options including Mama’s Meatball (made with hand-rolled meatballs), The BIG SaZITsa (made with fresh Italian sausage and peppers), or the Veggie Special (made with mushroom, onion, green peppers, black olives, and tomato). Ask about the Guido Keto Crustless Pizza and their gluten-free options. Square One Pizzeria, 395 N. Groesbeck Highway, Mount Clemens; square1pizzeria.com.
Get your thin-crust pizza in red (with sauce) or white (without sauce) in a 12-inch, an 18-inch pie, or by the slice. Some available options include the Bismarck, which comes with smoked ham and egg, and El Greco, which is topped with spinach, feta, white onion and kalamata olive. Cheese, pepperoni, and margherita are also available. Supino Pizzeria, 2457 Russel St., Detroit, and 6519 Woodward Ave., Detroit; suppinopizzeria.com.
Get in on their famous lunch buffet, which features all-you-care-to-eat pizza, salad, garlic break chocolate piadina, and fountain drinks, every weekday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. If you’re looking for a bit more adventurous pizza, try the Crab, or keep it more traditional and stick to the classic Apizza (just cheese and red sauce). Tomatoes Apizza; visit tomatoesapizza.com for locations.
Uncle Andy’s Pizza
Uncle Andy’s famous Detroit-style deep dish is made fresh every day and is topped with freshly shredded mozzarella and their signature sauce, along with your favorite pizza toppings. Specialty options include bacon cheddar cheese, chicken fajita, meat delight, vegetarian, and others. Classic round, Chicago-style, gluten-free, and all-corner options are also available. Plus, grinders, calzones, wings, breads, and desserts. Uncle Andy’s Pizza, 24063 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington, and 28957 Woodward Ave., Berkley; uncleandyspizza.com.
Val Markel, Erin Wilson, and their daughter Norma launched Val’s Pizza from their home in Redford. Now, the inclusive, intimate, queer- and women-owned business serves their pies at Bunny Bunny and at pop-up events around town. Current offerings are the Tomato, Meat Loverz, and Margherita, which are made from fresh Michigan produce and imported special ingredients. Val’s Pizza, 1454 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; valspizzadetroit.com.
Vince & Joe’s Gourmet Market
The pizzas at this combination market and pizzeria are made in an artisanal hearth stone brick oven. Get yours in a 12-inch or 16-inch classic round, or an eight-piece square. Get the Cheese, Pepperoni, or Margherita Originale for the entire family, or try more unique pies like the Pizza Con Arugula,Goat Cheese, and Roasted Peppers, and the Quattrogusti, which includes tomato sauce, mozzarella, ham, mushroom, and artichokes. Vince’s & Joe’s Gourmet Market, visit vinceandjoes.com for locations.
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