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Pepperoni pizza from Margot’s.
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Where to Eat the Tastiest Pizza in New Orleans

From New York-style to Neapolitan and deep dish, here are the area’s essential pizza joints

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Pepperoni pizza from Margot’s.
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New Orleans was not always home to a robust pizza scene, but over the years talented carb-lovers have blessed the city with independent pizza places, ranging from casual counter-service spots to upscale Italian bistros. Additionally, some local bakeries have recently picked up the skill and added pizza to their menus, and one brewery kitchen is using reverse osmosis in an attempt to achieve classic New York crust.

Ranging from crispy thin crust to rich deep dish to Neapolitan styles, here is a guide to the best places to get pizza in New Orleans, currently open for takeout, dine-in, or delivery. Note that this guide only includes places where pizza is always on the menu, leaving out the weekend/Monday morning special at Molly’s Rise and Shine or pizza pop-ups.

As always, please visit restaurant websites and social media pages individually for their status. If this guide is missing your favorite pizza in the area, send Eater a tip and let us know.

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Oak Oven

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Oak Oven’s drag strip location may seem an unlikely candidate for authentic Napoletana pizza, yet the menu was derived from experiences training under Michelin-starred Italian chefs. Call in your order for pickup or dine-in for a taste of Sicily in Harahan.

That's Amore Pizzeria

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If it’s traditional, true-to-form Chicago deep dish pizza you’re craving, look no further than That’s Amore, Metairie’s classic, family-oriented spot for all things Italian and New Orleans, all on one menu. This deep dish is as deep as it gets — some say it’s the best they’ve had outside Chicago — with high edges and chunky sauce, and just as crispy and buttery as it should be. It also serves NY-style if that’s your preference, however, and yummy subs.

Tower of Pizza

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One of the first pizza shops in the greater New Orleans area, Tower of Pizza has been in operation since 1965. It’s an old schoo pizza parlor that also serves spaghetti and housemade meatballs, and where you can watch your pizza being made through a window. Order the pepperoni pizza — the pepperoni is cooked under the cheese, so it doesn’t get too greasy.

Mo's Pizza

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A quarter of a century old, Mo’s is the Westbank’s go-to destination for pizza, a friendly, neighborhood joint that calls regulars by name and satisfies with massive pies — the small is 16 inches. It’s chewy and soft with a slightly sweeter sauce; it’s particularly popular with the kiddos.

Ciro's Côté Sud

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It can be easy to forget about this petite French-inspired eatery tucked on Maple but Ciro’s offers a warm, casual intimacy that feels distinctly apart from the more industrial chic spots on this list. A neighborhood destination for French plates and pizza, this Riverbend favorite is still cash only, so take note.

The Crazy Italian Pizzeria

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This New York-style pizza place on Harrison Avenue is a gem — a no-frills, traditional Italian joint for calzones, paninis, lasagna, and cheesecake. The family-friendly menu is available for dine-in, takeout, or local, in-house delivery for dinner during the week and lunch and dinner on weekends.

Midway Pizza

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Casual, buddy-friendly Midway is hearty, stick to your gut pie in the true sense of the word (it’s a challenge to eat more than two slices). A fairly extensive and creative menu draws from both traditional Italian toppings as well as definitively American primal urges like barbecue sauce, roasted chicken, and meatballs.

The Kingpin from Midway.
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Mid City Pizza

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Classic American thin crust, traditional toppings, and beer reign at this laid-back, cozy hipster joint tucked under Banks Street’s leafy oaks. Carnivores will appreciate the five meat topping Meat Monster Pie while those looking for something bold and different might consider the barbecue and sriracha topped “Drizzle.”

Pizza Party! A look at Mid City Pizza, Plus Wood Opens in Warehouse District
Mid City Pizza.
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Ancora Pizzeria

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Ancora’s individually-sized, wood-fired pies are prepared simply and with a few high quality, well-selected ingredients (don’t miss the house-cured salumi). A succinct but delicious menu of salads, appetizers, and nearly ten pizzas (ask about the daily special) is available all week, with a happy hour on Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. when select pizzas are discounted.

Venezia

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Making up one of the city’s best blocks for true Italian cuisine, Carrollton Avenue’s Venezia is a Mid City staple, an old-school eatery serving red gravy, stuffed shells, and chicken marsala. The pizza is terrific, sort of a New Jersey-style pie, and comes in classic combinations. Angelo Brocato’s next door is a must-visit for a post-pizza gelato.

Mayhew Bakery

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Bayou St. John’s wonderful Mayhew Bakery added pizza to its offerings during the onset of the pandemic, rounding out the king cakes, scones, bread, and sandwiches from former Brennan’s baker Kelly Mayhew. Varieties have included French bread pizza, Detroit-style, round, NY-style pies, and Sicilian — and they’re all delicious.

Nola Pizza Co.

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Brandon Byrd was on a mission to bring New York pizza to New Orleans, and apparently, a brewery is a good place to get it done. Located inside the taproom at NOLA Brewing Co., NOLA Pizza makes red, white, and square pies with NY-style dough achieved by recreating the same mineral and pH content of New York City water. The results are seriously tasty, with the chewy square pies and crispy red and white pies all evoking classic styles. There’s an excellent weekday lunch special — $10 will get you two slices, a side salad, and a draft beer or non-alcoholic Hop’d Tea.

Nola Pizza’s two slice lunch special.
NOLA Pizza Co.

Paulie Gee's Crescent City Slice Shop

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Paulie Gee’s is a fabled Brooklyn pizzeria that’s expanded outside of New York with multiple locations, including Baltimore, Columbus, Ohio, and Chicago. The Warehouse District shop serves 20-inch, neo-Neapolitan thin-crust pies and rectangular, Sicilian-style pizza, also served by the slice daily.

Margot’s

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This newcomer is an instant hit, a simple but elegant spot for Neopolitan pizza and natural wine that opened in Spring 2022. Margot’s serves a concise menu of charred, bubbly pizzas — meat and Margherita pies, as well a few white pies like the Cavoletti with shaved Brussels sprouts, ricotta cream, and lemon zest — all delicious. Seasonal specials, like the Zucca with

sliced zucchini, horseradish lime crema, dill, and black olives are always worth a try.

Nola Mia Gelato Cafe

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Nola Mia started as a bakery, gelato shop, and rare bagel destination, but it continues to blossom and add more offerings. There are NY-style thin crust pies as well chewier Grandma pies, and thick Sicilian-style. Some options are available to pick up by the slice in-store or order whole pies or custom pizza online here.

Paladar 511

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Paladar, a neighborhood favorite for refined Italian specialties and delicate fresh pasta also serves a short menu of delightful pies — a classic Margherita; mascarpone and wild arugula over spicy red sauce; lamb sausage with roasted pepper, pine nut, and tzatziki; and our favorite, the roasted mushroom with leek and fontina. They’re small and not inexpensive, but high quality.

The open kitchen at Paladar.
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Tavolino Pizza & Lounge

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Located just across from the ferry landing in Algiers Point, this family-friendly pizza spot and adults-only lounge (separated by parlor doors) slings pizzas with cracker crisp thin crust with toppings that expand beyond the conventional (white truffle oil and fontina sauce lace the mushroom pizza, for example). Also, be sure to check out the ping, a ground-meat stuffed green olive that is fried until it is crisp. There's a rotating daiquiri selection as well at Tavolino, which the restaurant appropriately refers to as the “ferry companion.”

Pizza Delicious

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Founded by two New Yorkers, Mike Friedman and Greg Augarten, who pined for the authentic thin slice experience, this hip, industrial-chic Bywater pizzeria is considered by many to be New Orleans’s best. Cheese, pepperoni, and Margherita are always on the menu at Pizza Delicious; otherwise specials rotate. A small selection of worthy housemade pastas offer carb competition.

In the kitchen at Pizza Delicious.
In the kitchen at Pizza Delicious
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Oak Oven

Oak Oven’s drag strip location may seem an unlikely candidate for authentic Napoletana pizza, yet the menu was derived from experiences training under Michelin-starred Italian chefs. Call in your order for pickup or dine-in for a taste of Sicily in Harahan.

That's Amore Pizzeria

If it’s traditional, true-to-form Chicago deep dish pizza you’re craving, look no further than That’s Amore, Metairie’s classic, family-oriented spot for all things Italian and New Orleans, all on one menu. This deep dish is as deep as it gets — some say it’s the best they’ve had outside Chicago — with high edges and chunky sauce, and just as crispy and buttery as it should be. It also serves NY-style if that’s your preference, however, and yummy subs.

Tower of Pizza

One of the first pizza shops in the greater New Orleans area, Tower of Pizza has been in operation since 1965. It’s an old schoo pizza parlor that also serves spaghetti and housemade meatballs, and where you can watch your pizza being made through a window. Order the pepperoni pizza — the pepperoni is cooked under the cheese, so it doesn’t get too greasy.

Mo's Pizza

A quarter of a century old, Mo’s is the Westbank’s go-to destination for pizza, a friendly, neighborhood joint that calls regulars by name and satisfies with massive pies — the small is 16 inches. It’s chewy and soft with a slightly sweeter sauce; it’s particularly popular with the kiddos.

Ciro's Côté Sud

It can be easy to forget about this petite French-inspired eatery tucked on Maple but Ciro’s offers a warm, casual intimacy that feels distinctly apart from the more industrial chic spots on this list. A neighborhood destination for French plates and pizza, this Riverbend favorite is still cash only, so take note.

The Crazy Italian Pizzeria

This New York-style pizza place on Harrison Avenue is a gem — a no-frills, traditional Italian joint for calzones, paninis, lasagna, and cheesecake. The family-friendly menu is available for dine-in, takeout, or local, in-house delivery for dinner during the week and lunch and dinner on weekends.

Midway Pizza

Casual, buddy-friendly Midway is hearty, stick to your gut pie in the true sense of the word (it’s a challenge to eat more than two slices). A fairly extensive and creative menu draws from both traditional Italian toppings as well as definitively American primal urges like barbecue sauce, roasted chicken, and meatballs.

The Kingpin from Midway.
Midway Pizza

Mid City Pizza

Classic American thin crust, traditional toppings, and beer reign at this laid-back, cozy hipster joint tucked under Banks Street’s leafy oaks. Carnivores will appreciate the five meat topping Meat Monster Pie while those looking for something bold and different might consider the barbecue and sriracha topped “Drizzle.”

Pizza Party! A look at Mid City Pizza, Plus Wood Opens in Warehouse District
Mid City Pizza.
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Ancora Pizzeria

Ancora’s individually-sized, wood-fired pies are prepared simply and with a few high quality, well-selected ingredients (don’t miss the house-cured salumi). A succinct but delicious menu of salads, appetizers, and nearly ten pizzas (ask about the daily special) is available all week, with a happy hour on Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. when select pizzas are discounted.

Venezia

Making up one of the city’s best blocks for true Italian cuisine, Carrollton Avenue’s Venezia is a Mid City staple, an old-school eatery serving red gravy, stuffed shells, and chicken marsala. The pizza is terrific, sort of a New Jersey-style pie, and comes in classic combinations. Angelo Brocato’s next door is a must-visit for a post-pizza gelato.

Mayhew Bakery

Bayou St. John’s wonderful Mayhew Bakery added pizza to its offerings during the onset of the pandemic, rounding out the king cakes, scones, bread, and sandwiches from former Brennan’s baker Kelly Mayhew. Varieties have included French bread pizza, Detroit-style, round, NY-style pies, and Sicilian — and they’re all delicious.

Nola Pizza Co.

Brandon Byrd was on a mission to bring New York pizza to New Orleans, and apparently, a brewery is a good place to get it done. Located inside the taproom at NOLA Brewing Co., NOLA Pizza makes red, white, and square pies with NY-style dough achieved by recreating the same mineral and pH content of New York City water. The results are seriously tasty, with the chewy square pies and crispy red and white pies all evoking classic styles. There’s an excellent weekday lunch special — $10 will get you two slices, a side salad, and a draft beer or non-alcoholic Hop’d Tea.

Nola Pizza’s two slice lunch special.
NOLA Pizza Co.

Paulie Gee's Crescent City Slice Shop

Paulie Gee’s is a fabled Brooklyn pizzeria that’s expanded outside of New York with multiple locations, including Baltimore, Columbus, Ohio, and Chicago. The Warehouse District shop serves 20-inch, neo-Neapolitan thin-crust pies and rectangular, Sicilian-style pizza, also served by the slice daily.

Margot’s

This newcomer is an instant hit, a simple but elegant spot for Neopolitan pizza and natural wine that opened in Spring 2022. Margot’s serves a concise menu of charred, bubbly pizzas — meat and Margherita pies, as well a few white pies like the Cavoletti with shaved Brussels sprouts, ricotta cream, and lemon zest — all delicious. Seasonal specials, like the Zucca with

sliced zucchini, horseradish lime crema, dill, and black olives are always worth a try.

Nola Mia Gelato Cafe

Nola Mia started as a bakery, gelato shop, and rare bagel destination, but it continues to blossom and add more offerings. There are NY-style thin crust pies as well chewier Grandma pies, and thick Sicilian-style. Some options are available to pick up by the slice in-store or order whole pies or custom pizza online here.

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Paladar 511

Paladar, a neighborhood favorite for refined Italian specialties and delicate fresh pasta also serves a short menu of delightful pies — a classic Margherita; mascarpone and wild arugula over spicy red sauce; lamb sausage with roasted pepper, pine nut, and tzatziki; and our favorite, the roasted mushroom with leek and fontina. They’re small and not inexpensive, but high quality.

The open kitchen at Paladar.
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Tavolino Pizza & Lounge

Located just across from the ferry landing in Algiers Point, this family-friendly pizza spot and adults-only lounge (separated by parlor doors) slings pizzas with cracker crisp thin crust with toppings that expand beyond the conventional (white truffle oil and fontina sauce lace the mushroom pizza, for example). Also, be sure to check out the ping, a ground-meat stuffed green olive that is fried until it is crisp. There's a rotating daiquiri selection as well at Tavolino, which the restaurant appropriately refers to as the “ferry companion.”

Pizza Delicious

Founded by two New Yorkers, Mike Friedman and Greg Augarten, who pined for the authentic thin slice experience, this hip, industrial-chic Bywater pizzeria is considered by many to be New Orleans’s best. Cheese, pepperoni, and Margherita are always on the menu at Pizza Delicious; otherwise specials rotate. A small selection of worthy housemade pastas offer carb competition.

In the kitchen at Pizza Delicious.
In the kitchen at Pizza Delicious
Brasted/Eater NOLA

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