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10 Places to Get The Best Pizza in Pittsburgh!

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Pittsburgh is known for pierogis and putting fries on sandwiches but we should also be synonymous with pizza pies! A recent study determined that Pittsburgh is the third-highest city with the most pizza places per capita (10 places per 10,000 people)! While it’s easy to define a Chicago or New York-style pizza, it’s hard to define a Pittsburgh pie – but there’s beauty in that. Each pizzeria has the ability to put their own twist on a classic dish! Here is a list of the best pizza in Pittsburgh

Caliente Pizza & Drafthouse is definitely one of the best places to get pizza in Pittsburgh! Their pizza has won numerous awards including Best Pan Pizza in the World at the 2016 International Pizza Expo and the Best Pizza in America in 2019! Combine a delicious pie with their amazing craft beer selection and you’re sure to be satisfied! After all, what’s better than a nice slice and a fresh brew?!

Restaurant Details
🗓 Hours vary by location!
📍 Bloomfield, Hampton, Mount Lebanon

After coming to America in 1955, John Mineo opened his storefront in 1958. Three generations later and Mineo’s Pizza House is still proudly serving Squirrel Hill.

Biting into this pizza is an unreal experience; the dough is made from scratch, the sauce is sourced from Italy’s finest tomatoes and the signature cheeses are hand grated daily! It truly is some of the best pizza in Pittsburgh.

Restaurant Details
🗓 Sun-Thurs  | 11:00am-1:00am | Fri-Sat | 11:00am-2:00am
📍 Squirrel Hill, Mt. Lebanon, North Hills (coming soon!) 

April 5th, 1978. The day Mr. Giueseppe “Joe” Aiello opened his pizza shop, henceforth starting the rivalry of who has the best pie on Murray Ave. Just TWO storefronts separate Aiello’s and Mineo’s – two beloved and delicious pizza shops! 

Aiello’s serves a homemade thick, red sauce on freshly kneaded dough. According to their website, “toppings are melted in a traditional Italian fashion, fusing the ingredients into one iconic taste.”

Restaurant Details
🗓 Sun-Thurs  | 11:00am–1:00am | Fri-Sat | 11:00am-2:00am
📍 2112 Murray Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Fiori’s Pizza in Brookline and McMurray is widely considered some of the best pizza in Pittsburgh! Their sweet sauce, crispy crust and toppings elevate this pizza experience! It’s safe to say that Mineo’s, Aiello’s and Fiori’s are the three “wise men” or the complete trifecta of Pittsburgh pizza! 

Restaurant Details
🗓 Hours vary by location! 
📍 Brookline, McMurray

With the goal of developing a family-style Italian restaurant, Shelly Farren, Mike Aiello and Jim Holland opened Shelly’s Pie in 2012. Each super-sized pizza pie is a work of art – piled with high cheese and toppings! Their menu expands far beyond pizza, including other Italian classics like soup, sandwiches and entrees!  

Not only is Shelly’s Pie some of the best pizza in Pittsburgh but they also have some of the biggest hearts! The restaurant is located in the the old VFW 207 building (which closed in 2010), so when  they open their doors in 2012, they dedicated Shelly’s Pie to all the United States veterans. 

Restaurant Details
🗓 Check website for changing hours! 
📍 912 Penn Ave, Turtle Creek, PA 15145

“Concentrate on one pie at a time” is the motto of Matthew Capezzuto, who opened the doors to his pizza shop in 2019. He learned that from his old boss, Joe Aiello (yes THAT Joe Aiello). Having worked at Aiello’s Pizza in Squirrel Hill since 1996, Capezzuto was able to hone his skills as a pizza pie master!

Capezzuto’s menu includes a Sicilian option, pizza bagels, speciality pizzas and 23 different topics! Even though it’s a fairly new establishment, it still serves up some of the best pizza in Pittsburgh.

Restaurant Details
🗓 Sun | 3:00pm–9:-00pm | Mon-Sat | 11:00am-10:00pm
📍 422 Greenfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

Co-owners Neil Blazin and Justin Vetter are masters at the wood-fired, naturally leavened pizza! In fact, they are so good at what they do, Bon Appetit magazine nominated them for a Top 50 Best New Restaurants! They even source their ingredients, fresh from local suppliers, including the grains used to make the dough! Based off of the magazine feature alone, it’s safe to say that Driftwood Oven deserves a stop on our best pizza in Pittsburgh list! 

Restaurant Details
🗓 Wed-Sun | 4:00pm–9:00pm
📍 3615 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201

DiAnoia’s Eatery was voted the Best Restaurant in Pittsburgh by The Manual and consistently ranks on Pittsburgh Magazine’s best restaurants in the city list! Pizza is just one of the options on their vast menu that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their thin-crust pizza is wood-fired and mouth-watering!

Plus, ordering DiAnoia’s pizza just got a lot easier! The eatery recently opened Pizzeria Davide next door, a to-go window featuring nothing but pizza pies!

Restaurant Details
🗓 Tues-Thurs | 5:00pm – 9:00pm | Fri | 5:00pm-10:00pm | Sat | 4:00pm-10:00pm (temporary hours) 
📍 2549 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh PA 15222

Benedito “Benny” was raised in Brooklyn and made pizza for his neighbors out of a brick oven on his back porch over three decades ago. His legend inspired the name of Benny Fierro’s – with “Benny” representing “the blue-collar hard-working side of Benny”. And Fierro, which means iron – one of the ingredients of steel! 

Benny Fierro’s is known for serving 28 inch pies – with golden brown crusts and mozz on top. Their quick and affordable pies are delightful – make sure to stop by and taste- test this best pizza in Pittsburgh! 

Restaurant Details
🗓 Sun-Sat  | 11:00am–10:00pm
📍 1906 E. Carson St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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Rico Gagliano, of The Daily Beast, states that “to embrace Pittsburgh pizza is to embrace idiosyncrasy, invention, excess and weirdness.” With a massive amount of cheese and mouth-watering dough, Pittsburgh is on the fast track to developing a pizza-style as synonymous of New York and pizza! 

Didn’t see your favorite pizza place on our list? Send us more suggestions on Facebook or Instagram!  

Plus download the UNATION app and search the word “pizza” for all of the best pizza-related activities in the city! 

Britta Moletz

Britta Moletz

Britta is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Pittsburgh City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Pittsburgh area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinPittsburgh on Instagramand Facebook.

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