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Where to Eat Pizza in New Orleans

From Roman-style to Neapolitan to deep dish, where to find the best pizza in and around New Orleans

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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.

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1. 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 dine-in, takeout, or local, in-house delivery for dinner during the week and lunch and dinner on weekends.

2. Tower of Pizza

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2104 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 833-9373
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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 school, no-frills 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.

3. Fat Boys Pizza (Multiple Locations)

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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. 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, sticking to kid-friendly options like pepperoni, bbq chicken, and veggie. There’s now a second location in the French Quarter on St. Peter’s Street.

A half plain, half pepperoni pie from Fat Boy’s Pizza
Half plain, half pepperoni from Fat Boy’s Pizza
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4. Venezia

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134 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 488-7991
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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.

5. Mayhew Bakery

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3201 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 702-8078
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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. So far, varieties have included French bread pizza, Detroit-style, round, NY-style pies, and most recently Sicilian — and they’re all delicious.

6. 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.”

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7. 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 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.

8. Paladar 511

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511 Marigny St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 509-6782
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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.

9. 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 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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10. 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.”

11. Paulie Gee's Crescent City Slice Shop

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726 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

12. 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 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.

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13. 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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14. 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 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.

15. 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 succinct but delicious menu of salads, appetizers, and nearly ten pizzas (ask about the daily special) is available Tuesday through Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m.

16. 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.

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17. Theo's Neighborhood Pizza (Multiple Locations)

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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.

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18. 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. 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
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19. Mo's Pizza

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1112 Ave H
Westwego, LA 70094
(504) 341-9650
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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.

1. 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 dine-in, takeout, or local, in-house delivery for dinner during the week and lunch and dinner on weekends.

206 W Harrison Ave Suite C
New Orleans, LA 70124

2. Tower of Pizza

2104 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70002

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 school, no-frills 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.

2104 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002

3. Fat Boys Pizza (Multiple Locations)

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. 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, sticking to kid-friendly options like pepperoni, bbq chicken, and veggie. There’s now a second location in the French Quarter on St. Peter’s Street.

2565 Metairie Rd
Metairie, LA 70001

4. Venezia

134 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

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.

134 N Carrollton Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

5. Mayhew Bakery

3201 Orleans Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119

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. So far, varieties have included French bread pizza, Detroit-style, round, NY-style pies, and most recently Sicilian — and they’re all delicious.

3201 Orleans Ave
New Orleans, LA 70119

6. 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.”

4400 Banks St
New Orleans, LA 70119

7. Nola Mia Gelato Cafe

2230 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117

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.

2230 St Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA 70117

8. Paladar 511

511 Marigny St, New Orleans, LA 70117

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.

511 Marigny St
New Orleans, LA 70117

9. Pizza Delicious

617 Piety St, New Orleans, LA 70117
In the kitchen at Pizza Delicious.
In the kitchen at 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.

617 Piety St
New Orleans, LA 70117

10. 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

11. Paulie Gee's Crescent City Slice Shop

726 Julia St, New Orleans, LA 70130

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.

726 Julia St
New Orleans, LA 70130

12. 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 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.

7918 Maple St
New Orleans, LA 70118

13. 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

14. Oak Oven

6625 Jefferson Hwy, Harahan, LA 70123

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.

6625 Jefferson Hwy
Harahan, LA 70123

15. 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 succinct but delicious menu of salads, appetizers, and nearly ten pizzas (ask about the daily special) is available Tuesday through Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m.

4508 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

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16. Midway Pizza

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

4725 Freret St
New Orleans, LA 70115

17. Theo's Neighborhood Pizza (Multiple Locations)

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.

4218 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115

18. Nola Pizza Co.

3001 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Nola Pizza’s two slice lunch special
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.

3001 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70115

19. Mo's Pizza

1112 Ave H, Westwego, LA 70094

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.

1112 Ave H
Westwego, LA 70094

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