The Absolute Best Pizza in Dallas
From traditional Neapolitan to Detroit-style.
When it comes to universally beloved cuisines in North Texas, the holy trinity of Tex-Mex, BBQ, and pizza can be found in hundreds of restaurants dedicated to these specialties. How they’re ranked in your household may vary by individual, but it would be hard to believe everybody’s favorite combination of dough, sauce, and cheese not ranking at least in the top two. The pizza renaissance in Dallas began soon after the turn of the 21st century and continues to evolve and get better year after year with choices ranging from New York-, Chicago-, and Detroit-style to traditional Neapolitan and creative interpretations that blur the lines of origin completely. And while countless restaurants scrambled to offer takeout this past March, pizza has and will always be the ultimate go-to to-go option. Here are the best places open now to find pizza around Dallas, no matter how you slice it.
Cadillac Pizza Pub
Live music and the smell of the wood-fired pizza oven normally fill the air at this friendly joint on the town square, but for now it’s curbside pickup and takeout only until October 31, a welcome return to the dining scene after a recent closure due to fire. Everything else is still the same with these New York-style pies featuring all-natural sauce and Texas-sourced ingredients. Make sure to try the Smokey Pie, which checks off both BBQ and pizza cravings at once, with tangy barbecue sauce, slow-smoked brisket, crispy bacon, white onion, and two kinds of cheese.
How to order: Call 972-547-3833 for curbside pickup.
Founder Jay Jerrier started this wildly popular pizza chain from the humble beginnings of a mobile pizza oven in 2009 before expanding all over the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex (and into other parts of Texas, too). Utilizing “OO” flour imported from Italy, hand-crushed San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella fresh-pulled daily at each location, and a 900-degree wood-fired oven all work in concert to create some damn fine pies. One fan favorite well worth trying is the Honey Bastard with hot soppressata, bacon marmalade, and habanero honey.
How to order: Dine in, call or order online for curbside pickup, or order delivery available via UberEats.
Cavalli Pizzeria Napoletana
The Pizza Renaissance has taken over the ‘burbs, too, and this APN-certified, family-owned restaurant from first-generation Americans doles out discs of deliciousness featuring hand-pulled mozzarella, San Marzano tomato sauce and piles it on 24-48-hour leavened dough before placing it in a volcanic-hot wood-burning oven. The fully loaded options may be great, but to truly taste their mastery of pizza in its purest form, order up the Margherita Extra with bufala mozzarella, tomato sauce, fresh basil, and olive oil.
How to order: Dine in (McKinney only for now), call your local location for curbside pickup or delivery, or order delivery from DoorDash.
Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine
This envelope-pushing restaurant takes the Brazilian steakhouse approach to all-you-can eat pizza with gauchos roaming the upscale dining room, pausing at each table to offer thin slivers of 15 different pies (making it easy to try them all without feeling overly full). Lobster bisque, salad, meatballs, and dessert pizzas are included in the AYCE price. The Garlic Picanha pizza perfectly brings authentic Brazilian steakhouse flavors to the crust with house-ground steak, slow-roasted garlic and fresh parsley, plus it pairs well with a signature Caipirinha.
How to order: Dine in, call your local restaurant for pickup, or order delivery from UberEats.
Chances are you don’t live in this remote town nestled between Flower Mound and Denton, but it’s worth the road trip for a change of scenery. Situated in an old firehouse filled with Tuscan antiques, there’s a cozy hominess reminiscent of a visit to your Italian great grandmother’s house (use your imagination if you didn’t actually have one of those). Look for the pickup truck bed mounted above the pick-up window and you’ll know you’re in the right place for securing your “Argylian” style pie (we suggest the Forager with roasted mushrooms, sweet onions, fresh spinach and truffle oil).
How to order: Dine in, call 940-464-4444 or order online for pickup, or order delivery from Postmates.
Eno's Pizza Tavern
Cracker-thin crust and fresh ingredients highlight the selections at the Bishop Arts original and its suburban offshoots, whether you’re in the mood for a traditional red-sauced pie or prefer one that starts off with a base of alfredo sauce and ricotta. Create your own, choose a chef-curated combination (Pig Smiley, we’re lookin’ at you) and pair them up with a wide selection of local craft beers.
How to order: Call your local restaurant or order online for takeout and delivery or order delivery from UberEats, DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates, or Favor.
One of the earliest innovators on the pizza scene, Fireside Pies continues to think outside the pizza box. In addition to an arsenal of classics, it’s begun a collaboration with local celebrity chef Stephan Pyles to create internationally inspired wood-fired pizzas, including the Mexican Clayuda with black beans, queso fresco, and avocado, as well as a Vietnamese pizza featuring crispy rice paper topped with artisan sausage, caramelized onions, and chile aioli, inspired by a trip Pyles took earlier this year.
How to order: Dine in, call your local restaurant or order online for curbside pickup, or order delivery from Favor, Grubhub, or UberEats.
Greenville Avenue Pizza Company
Those in-the-know refer to this pizza joint by its easier-to-say nickname, GAPCo, but no matter what you call it you’re guaranteed a fab pizza experience thanks to its team of Pizza Slayers. Thin-crust pizzas can be built with a variety of sauces and extra drizzles to create unique flavor profiles, as well as a vast list of toppings, including lesser-seen eggplant and poblano peppers. The Pesto Sciutto is a can’t-miss option featuring pesto and prosciutto (obvi) along with sun-dried tomatoes, fresh arugula, garlic, and roma tomatoes. And don’t forget the Pizza Crack to sprinkle on top.
How to order: Call your local restaurant or order online for pickup, or order delivery from UberEats, Caviar, Favor, Grubhub, or Postmates.
From famed Dallas restaurateur Phil Romano comes this old-school red-and-white-table-cloth joint with quirks such as jugs of wine for enjoying tumblers of vino on the honor system and traditional Italian dishes turned into pizza toppings (shrimp cacio e pepe, veal marsala, and chicken cacciatore among them). Plus, the spacious patio space (featuring both covered and uncovered seating) is a big draw right now.
How to order: Dine in, call 469-329-0707 or order online for pickup, or order delivery from Postmates, Grubhub, Doordash, or Uber Eats.
For more than 30 years, this family-owned pizzeria has served up famous stuffed pizza rolls (aka calzones and stromboli), as well as New York-style pizza mainstays and Sicilian deep dish pies available whole or by the slice. Order the Mediterranean with chicken, roasted pepper, artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and feta for a different spin on the region’s iconic flavors. You can also order up its newest offering: “DOugh It Yourself” pizza kits.
How to order: Dine in, call 972-215-7290 or order online for pickup or in-house delivery, or order delivery from Postmates, Grubhub, or Favor.
Olivella's Neo Pizza Napoletana
The surname Olivella carries a lot of cachet in pizza circles, as it should, being the third-oldest pizza family hailing from Naples, Italy. The local relatives continue the traditions of their ancestors from years past with a little bit of history in every bite of its signature dough, whether it’s in Neapolitan-style round crust or the super-thin Roman-style oval shape. The sauceless Black Truffle pizza is a real showstopper with house-made mozzarella, speck (Italian ham), mushrooms, black pepper, and a healthy dash of truffle oil.
How to order: Dine in, call your local restaurant for takeout, or order delivery from DoorDash, Favor, or UberEats.
Thin-crust pizza and southern Italian fare from a Naples-born chef (and Cane Rosso alum) highlight the menu in this charming downtown corner eatery. For true happiness, order the Montanara pizza, not only for the unique fried-before-it’s-baked crust, but to brag to your friends that you’ve eaten a gold medal winner from the Pizza Olympics, an event we can get behind wholeheartedly.
How to order: Order online or call 214-463-6222 for takeout or order delivery from Caviar and UberEats.
ZaLat hasn’t only survived the pandemic, it’s thriving with new stores opening at a steady pace since March. Cooked in old-school deck overs, the pizzas here have a nice chew rather than a super-crispy texture often found in thinner pies. Creativity abounds in its pizzas, including the Pho Shizzle, which recreates all the flavors of a piping hot bowl of the Vietnamese soup. But no matter which toppings you select, a side of their crave-worthy Srirancha (half ranch, half Sriracha) sauce comes with each order, but you’ll definitely need more.
How to order: Call your local restaurant for takeout or order delivery from UberEats, DoorDash, Postmates, Grubhub, or Caviar.
This spin-off of Cane Rosso turns out New York-style pizzas and other East Coast specialties under the watchful eye of many a Star Wars character painted on the walls. The menu features a whopping 31 different toppings for create-your-own pies or choose from one of 17 chef-curated combinations. Our recommendation: the Uncle Joe, a deceptively simple mingling of shaved red onion, garlic, thinly sliced tomatoes and olive oil.
How to order: Dine in, call your local restaurant or order online for curbside pickup, or order delivery from UberEats.
It’s hip to be square as evidenced by the Sicilian-style pizza here, which begins with a traditional focaccia technique, making for a heavy-duty base for loading each pie down with plenty of toppings. With only seven options (available by the square slice or as a whole pizza), decision-making is exponentially easier than other places, but we’ll take it one step further. Order the vodka sausage and peppers (and thank us later).
How to order: Dine in, call 214-484-1395 or order online for takeout or in-house delivery, or order delivery from UberEats or DoorDash.
This ghost-kitchen concept run out of Zoli’s Addison location) specializes in Detroit-style square pizzas inspired by some of the most famous purveyors of this specific classification, which is highlighted by a butter flavor in the crust and high butterfat-content Wisconsin brick cheese in lieu of traditional mozzarella. Ten specialty pies can be ordered through this concept, including the Zuko, loaded with smoked bacon, red onion, pickled jalapeños, and a charred pineapple drizzle.
How to order: Pickup and delivery available exclusively on UberEats.