The Best Pizza in Baltimore

The OpenTable Team

Baltimore’s nickname of Charm City comes from a combination of harbor-side views, friendly locals and fine food. Famous for seafood, Bay seasoning, and an increasingly diverse dining scene, Baltimore also has plenty of places to eat. But where can diners find the best pizza in Baltimore? Welcome to our Tastemakers list. We’ve done deep dish plus thin and crispy all across town to create this exclusive list of the best pizza places in Baltimore. Head to Little Italy for Neopolitan style, drive downtown for deep-dish delights or explore the suburbs to taste creative flatbreads. Whichever you choose, book a table tonight for the best pizza in Baltimore. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. From Hamden to Towson or Ellicott City, options for great pizza surround Charm City, and this list is foodie-approved by locals that know the score and where to get a slice of authentic deep dish or a crunchy, flaky, thin crust.

Restaurants:Hersh's, Cosima, Sammy's Trattoria
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Federal Hill, Hampden, Mt. Vernon

Hersh's

$$$$·Italian·
Federal Hill
849 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Great food, made fresh is the concept behind the Hershkovitz siblings' authentic Italian restaurant, Hersh's. This small, intimate eatery plates up small portions designed for sharRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Baltimore / Maryland
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Cosima

$$$$·Italian·
Hampden
1,530 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
For a pizza experience like no other, check out Cosima for a Sunday night meal. This authentic southern Italian ristorante only serves pizza on Sundays, but it's worth the wait. ThRead more
100% recommended
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Sammy's Trattoria

$$$$·Italian·
Mt. Vernon
1,435 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Authentic
Hardwood, ochers and ambers, and two floors of windows create an inviting space for Sammy's Trattoria, nestled in the heart of Mt. Vernon. This upbeat and energetic area is just a Read more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Baltimore / Maryland

Cafe Troia

$$$$·Italian·
Towson
850 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
For more than two decades, Cafe Troia takes one of the top spots for Towson locals. The intimate dining experience is preserved in one of the three dining rooms, all decorated withRead more
92% recommended
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LIBERATORE’S Ristorante & Catering - Timonium

$$$$·Italian·
Timonium
1,011 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Liberatore's, a family-owned and operated restaurant, takes an Old World menu and pairs it with modern, chic decor. Outdoor seating is plentiful and lets diners enjoy the weather dRead more
97% recommended
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Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Downtown
1,065 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
Located right in the heart of Charm City, Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar is in the center of everything. The Hippodrome Theater is just across the street — Baltimore's Broadway venueRead more
88% recommended

GDL Italian by Giada

$$$$·Italian·
Federal Hill
354 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Giada De Laurentiis brings her signature flavors to Baltimore in the Horseshoe Casino. It's right downtown, just a few blocks from Camden Stadium and there's plenty of parking for Read more
81% recommended
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La Tavola - Baltimore

$$$$·Italian·
Little Italy
1,905 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Chef Carlo Vignotto serves up a variety of classic Italian dishes in the heart of Little Italy, a famous waterside district in downtown Baltimore. Surrounded by robust, authentic fRead more
91% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Baltimore / Maryland
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Chiapparelli's - Baltimore

$$$$·Italian·
Inner Harbor
619 reviews
  • Worth the Drive
  • Authentic
  • Comfort Food
The worst-kept secret in Little Italy, Chiapparelli's is the place that locals take their out-of-town friends. White tablecloths and folded napkins add an upscale touch to an essenRead more
86% recommended
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Tino's Italian Bistro

$$$$·Italian·
Columbia
947 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Columbia is home to boutique shopping, big, open green spaces and plenty of places to grab a bite, but Tino's Italian Bistro & Wine Bar is a top spot in the area. Homemade sauces aRead more
95% recommended

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar

$$$$·Italian·
Hanover
567 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Authentic
  • Good for Anniversaries
The sight of planes flying overhead is a frequent one at George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar. This family-friendly restaurant is close to BWI, making it a great spot Read more
84% recommended
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Birroteca - Bel Air

$$$$·Italian·
Bel Air
543 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
Mosaic tile floors and dark red beams create an elegant background for the authentic Italian menu at Birroteca. Pizza makes up a large chunk of the options, with both personal and Read more
100% recommended
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Verde

$$$$·Pizza Bar·
Canton
873 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Cozy
The secret to a perfect crust starts with the oven, and Verde's in Caton uses the traditional methods perfected more than 150 years ago in Italy. An 850-degree oven blisters the crRead more
95% recommended
Best Overall in Baltimore / Maryland

Alexander's Tavern

$$$$·American·
Fells Point
275 reviews
  • Casual
  • Kid-friendly
  • Great for Lunch
Fells Point is home to many eateries that don't fall into neat categories, and Alexander's Tavern is an established member of this unique company. While its brunch has earned accolRead more
87% recommended
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Noona's

$$$$·Italian·
Bolton Hill
44 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Happy Hour
  • Authentic
Perfectly situated for University students and visitors alike, Noona’s offers arguably some of the best pizza in Baltimore. Described as New American Pizza, the crust is sourdoughRead more
95% recommended
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The Owl Bar

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon
312 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
Mid-Town Belvedere is full of amazing places to eat and hang out, plus some cool historic sights. The Owl at the Belvedere Hotel manages to combine all these things. Established inRead more
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Bond Street Social

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Fells Point
928 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
The waterside neighborhood of Fell’s Point is one of the oldest in Baltimore, and today is experiencing a revival as the hip place to be. Bond Street Social fits right in with its Read more
91% recommended
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Casa Mia's Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Parkton
203 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
For over three decades Casa Mia’s has been White Marsh’s go-to place for subs, pasta and some of the best pizza in Baltimore and its suburbs. The extensive menu now runs from chickRead more
91% recommended

Basta Pasta - Timonium

$$$$·Italian·
Timonium
967 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
Basta Pasta offers an almost overwhelmingly extensive menu full of Italian favorites. The pizza menu blends local favorites like a seafood pie with more traditional toppings like pRead more
94% recommended
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