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18 of the Best Pizza Places in New Orleans

From Roman-style to Neapolitan to deep dish, where to find NOLA’s best pizza

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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, with one brewery kitchen 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 Detroit-style pizza pop-up Dough-town, which can be found on weekends at local breweries and bars.

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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1. Oak Oven

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6625 Jefferson Hwy
Harahan, LA 70123
(504) 305-4039
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Oak Oven’s drag strip location may seem an unlikely candidate for authentic Napolitano pizza, yet the menu was derived from experiences training under Michelin-starred Italian chefs. Call in your order for curbside pickup, also available on Uber Eats and Waitr.

2. Fat Boy’s Pizza

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2565 Metairie Rd
Metairie, LA 70001

Giant pizza is the shtick at Fat Boy’s in Metairie, but diners can expect more than just quantity at this family-oriented pizza place. Opened last year, owners Gabe and Karen Corchiani were inspired by the huge pies at Pizza Bar in Miami and desire for a go-to spot to take their kids after games and practices. A large pizza measures 30 inches across (a small is 16 inches across) and toppings are among the more straightforward of this bunch, sticking to kid-friendly options like pepperoni, bbq chicken, and veggie.

A half plain, half pepperoni pie from Fat Boy’s Pizza
Half plain, half pepperoni from Fat Boy’s Pizza
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3. Ciro's Côté Sud

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7918 Maple St
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 866-9551
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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 industrial chic spots on this list. This Riverbend favorite for French plates and pizza is open for Thursday through Monday, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the weekends and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. weekdays (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Call the restaurant to order; the owner is offering free limited delivery.

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4. The Crazy Italian Pizzeria

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206 W Harrison Ave Suite C
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 766-7914
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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 takeout or local delivery, Wednesday through Monday.

5. G's Pizza

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4840 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 483-6464
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You can order takeout or delivery from G’s Pizza vast menu of Greek-inspired appetizers, pizza, pasta, salads, burgers, and wraps until midnight. Also serving a solid vegan menu until 9 p.m.

6. Midway Pizza

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4725 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 322-2815
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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 destination for deep dish is currently open Monday through Sunday, from 3 to 9 p.m. Call to order for curbside pickup or delivery if in the limited range; also available on Uber Eats, Grubhub, and D’livery Nola.

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7. Mid City Pizza

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4400 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 483-8609
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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. Indoor and outdoor seating. 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.” The original Mid City Pizza and MCP Uptown are both open; call to order for pickup or limited delivery (for an extra $2.50).

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8. Ancora Pizzeria

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4508 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 324-1636
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Ancora’s individually-sized, wood-fired pies are prepared simply and with a few, well-selected ingredients. A limited menu of a few salads and appetizers and eight pizzas (ask about the daily special) is currently available for takeout (or dine-in) Tuesday through Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m.

9. Theo's Neighborhood Pizza, Magazine

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4218 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 894-8554
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Theo’s, home of a crust that verges on cracker, has a menu that draws inspiration from a pretty wide American field, including buffalo chicken, “Mexican” flavors, hamburger, and barbecue sauce. Theo’s also wins points for compiling one the most extensive vegetarian combo menus of any pizzeria on this list, and for having grape and orange Fanta. Order online through its site for curbside pickup or delivery from any location, Tuesday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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10. Mayhew Bakery

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3201 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 702-8078
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The wonderful Mayhew Bakery, opened a little over a year ago in Bayou St. John, 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. So far, varieties have included French bread pizza, Detroit-style, round, NY-style pies, and most recently Sicilian.

11. Nola Pizza Co.

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3001 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 272-0618
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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. Taking over for the beloved McClure’s Barbecue at NOLA Brewing Co. NOLA Pizza Co. opened at last year with red, white, and square pies that start at $18. According to Byrd, “through reverse osmosis,” he and his team is able to recreate the same mineral and pH content of New York City water, key to NY-style dough. Regardless, the results are seriously tasty, with the chewy square pies and crispy red and white pies all evoking classic styles.

12. Slice Pizzeria - St. Charles

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1513 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-7437
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While Slice probably won’t win any awards for authenticity or points for cheapness, its thinner crust pizzas are a solid, accessible bet on the Avenue. The menu offers up a wide variety of toppings, including Louisiana-inspired combos like the Muffuletta Pizza or the Sportsmen’s Paradise.

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13. Rye & Pie Pizza Bar

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404 Andrew Higgins Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 533-0016
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This year-old pizza place in the Warehouse District is serving its full menu of Neapolitan style wood-fired pizza, appetizers, salads, sandwiches and vegan options. Call to order for curbside pickup, noon to 9 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

14. Homegrown Pizza

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6325 Elysian Fields Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 644-4762
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Homegrown opened in Gentilly in 2018, bringing a much-welcome spot for pizza, subs, and salads to the UNO area. It’s a great neighborhood spot with an excellent selection of local craft beer, and make-your-own-pies that are great for kids and families. Order online for takeout or local delivery.

15. Nola Mia Gelato Cafe

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2230 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 249-5009
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Nola Mia first 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.

16. Paladar 511

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511 Marigny St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 509-6782
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Though now open for dine-in, Paladar is still offering takeout, serving a menu of small plates, pizzas, and pasta daily from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The pizzas are all top-notch — the Margherita, mascarpone and wild arugula, lamb sausage with roasted pepper, pine nut, and tzatziki, and roasted mushroom with leek and fontina.

17. Tavolino Pizza & Lounge

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141 Delaronde St
New Orleans, LA 70114
(504) 605-3365

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.”

18. Pizza Delicious

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617 Piety St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 676-8482
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Founded by two New Yorkers, Mike Friedman and Greg Augarten, who pined for the authentic thin slice experience, this hipper-than-thou, industrial-chic Bywater pizzeria is considered by many to be New Orleans 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. Open Wednesday through Sunday for pickup or neighborhood bike delivery; call or order online.

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1. Oak Oven

6625 Jefferson Hwy, Harahan, LA 70123

Oak Oven’s drag strip location may seem an unlikely candidate for authentic Napolitano pizza, yet the menu was derived from experiences training under Michelin-starred Italian chefs. Call in your order for curbside pickup, also available on Uber Eats and Waitr.

6625 Jefferson Hwy
Harahan, LA 70123

2. Fat Boy’s Pizza

2565 Metairie Rd, Metairie, LA 70001
A half plain, half pepperoni pie from Fat Boy’s Pizza
Half plain, half pepperoni from Fat Boy’s Pizza
Fat Boy’s Pizza/Facebook

Giant pizza is the shtick at Fat Boy’s in Metairie, but diners can expect more than just quantity at this family-oriented pizza place. Opened last year, owners Gabe and Karen Corchiani were inspired by the huge pies at Pizza Bar in Miami and desire for a go-to spot to take their kids after games and practices. A large pizza measures 30 inches across (a small is 16 inches across) and toppings are among the more straightforward of this bunch, sticking to kid-friendly options like pepperoni, bbq chicken, and veggie.

2565 Metairie Rd
Metairie, LA 70001

3. Ciro's Côté Sud

7918 Maple St, New Orleans, LA 70118
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 industrial chic spots on this list. This Riverbend favorite for French plates and pizza is open for Thursday through Monday, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the weekends and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. weekdays (closed Tuesday and Wednesday). Call the restaurant to order; the owner is offering free limited delivery.

7918 Maple St
New Orleans, LA 70118

4. The Crazy Italian Pizzeria

206 W Harrison Ave Suite C, New Orleans, LA 70124

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 takeout or local delivery, Wednesday through Monday.

206 W Harrison Ave Suite C
New Orleans, LA 70124

5. G's Pizza

4840 Bienville St, New Orleans, LA 70119

You can order takeout or delivery from G’s Pizza vast menu of Greek-inspired appetizers, pizza, pasta, salads, burgers, and wraps until midnight. Also serving a solid vegan menu until 9 p.m.

4840 Bienville St
New Orleans, LA 70119

6. Midway Pizza

4725 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Midway Pizza is all about the deep dish.
FACEBOOK

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 destination for deep dish is currently open Monday through Sunday, from 3 to 9 p.m. Call to order for curbside pickup or delivery if in the limited range; also available on Uber Eats, Grubhub, and D’livery Nola.

4725 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

7. Mid City Pizza

4400 Banks St, New Orleans, LA 70119
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. Indoor and outdoor seating. 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.” The original Mid City Pizza and MCP Uptown are both open; call to order for pickup or limited delivery (for an extra $2.50).

4400 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119

8. Ancora Pizzeria

4508 Freret St, New Orleans, LA 70115

Ancora’s individually-sized, wood-fired pies are prepared simply and with a few, well-selected ingredients. A limited menu of a few salads and appetizers and eight pizzas (ask about the daily special) is currently available for takeout (or dine-in) Tuesday through Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m.

4508 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

9. Theo's Neighborhood Pizza, Magazine

4218 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Theo’s
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Theo’s, home of a crust that verges on cracker, has a menu that draws inspiration from a pretty wide American field, including buffalo chicken, “Mexican” flavors, hamburger, and barbecue sauce. Theo’s also wins points for compiling one the most extensive vegetarian combo menus of any pizzeria on this list, and for having grape and orange Fanta. Order online through its site for curbside pickup or delivery from any location, Tuesday through Saturday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

4218 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

10. Mayhew Bakery

3201 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

The wonderful Mayhew Bakery, opened a little over a year ago in Bayou St. John, 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. So far, varieties have included French bread pizza, Detroit-style, round, NY-style pies, and most recently Sicilian.

3201 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

11. Nola Pizza Co.

3001 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115

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. Taking over for the beloved McClure’s Barbecue at NOLA Brewing Co. NOLA Pizza Co. opened at last year with red, white, and square pies that start at $18. According to Byrd, “through reverse osmosis,” he and his team is able to recreate the same mineral and pH content of New York City water, key to NY-style dough. Regardless, the results are seriously tasty, with the chewy square pies and crispy red and white pies all evoking classic styles.

3001 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115

12. Slice Pizzeria - St. Charles

1513 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Slice Pizza on St. Charles
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While Slice probably won’t win any awards for authenticity or points for cheapness, its thinner crust pizzas are a solid, accessible bet on the Avenue. The menu offers up a wide variety of toppings, including Louisiana-inspired combos like the Muffuletta Pizza or the Sportsmen’s Paradise.

1513 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

13. Rye & Pie Pizza Bar

404 Andrew Higgins Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130

This year-old pizza place in the Warehouse District is serving its full menu of Neapolitan style wood-fired pizza, appetizers, salads, sandwiches and vegan options. Call to order for curbside pickup, noon to 9 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday.

404 Andrew Higgins Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130

14. Homegrown Pizza

6325 Elysian Fields Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122

Homegrown opened in Gentilly in 2018, bringing a much-welcome spot for pizza, subs, and salads to the UNO area. It’s a great neighborhood spot with an excellent selection of local craft beer, and make-your-own-pies that are great for kids and families. Order online for takeout or local delivery.

6325 Elysian Fields Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122

15. Nola Mia Gelato Cafe

2230 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

Nola Mia first 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.

2230 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

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16. Paladar 511

511 Marigny St, New Orleans, LA 70117

Though now open for dine-in, Paladar is still offering takeout, serving a menu of small plates, pizzas, and pasta daily from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The pizzas are all top-notch — the Margherita, mascarpone and wild arugula, lamb sausage with roasted pepper, pine nut, and tzatziki, and roasted mushroom with leek and fontina.

511 Marigny St
New Orleans, LA 70117

17. Tavolino Pizza & Lounge

141 Delaronde St, New Orleans, LA 70114

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.”

141 Delaronde St
New Orleans, LA 70114

18. Pizza Delicious

617 Piety St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Pizza Delicious
Josh Brasted

Founded by two New Yorkers, Mike Friedman and Greg Augarten, who pined for the authentic thin slice experience, this hipper-than-thou, industrial-chic Bywater pizzeria is considered by many to be New Orleans 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. Open Wednesday through Sunday for pickup or neighborhood bike delivery; call or order online.

617 Piety St
New Orleans, LA 70117

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