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The Best Pizza in Baltimore

The OpenTable Team

Baltimore boasts a thriving culinary scene for the casual diner, with a growing culture of artisan products made locally. In Baltimore, food is all about taking classics and local favorites and turning them into food to write home about. Dive into a perfect slice of traditional pizza in Arbutus, or tackle the challenge of creating your own individual pie at one of the artisan pizzerias in Federal Hill.

But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top 20 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, Birroteca - Baltimore
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Federal Hill, Hampden
For 2 people on Tue, 10/22
Party Size
For 2
Date
Tue, 10/22
Time
7:00 PM

Hersh's

$$$$·Italian·
Federal Hill
777 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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
100% recommended
Italian in Baltimore / Maryland
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Cosima

$$$$·Italian·
Hampden
1,507 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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
95% recommended
Best Ambiance in Baltimore

Birroteca - Baltimore

$$$$·Italian·
Hampden
2,026 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
The Hampden/Woodberry area is full of offbeat eateries and unique cafes, and Birroteca is no exception. This take on modern Italian cuisine uses locally sourced ingredients and comRead more
95% recommended

Sammy's Trattoria

$$$$·Italian·
Mt. Vernon
1,346 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
96% recommended
Italian in Baltimore

Cafe Troia

$$$$·Italian·
Towson
795 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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
83% recommended
Romantic in Baltimore / Maryland

LIBERATORE’S Ristorante & Catering - Timonium

$$$$·Italian·
Timonium
942 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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
98% recommended
Italian in Baltimore Suburbs

Palio - Foundry Row

$$$$·Italian·
Owings Mills
212 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
Palio, an Owings Mills joint, serves some of the best Neapolitan-style pizza in Baltimore. The crust is stretched thin and cooked to chewy, crunchy perfection. Enjoy a slice in a cRead more

Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Downtown
959 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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
87% recommended

Basta Pasta - Timonium

$$$$·Italian·
Timonium
894 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • 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
100% recommended

GDL Italian by Giada

$$$$·Italian·
Federal Hill
308 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
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
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La Tavola - Baltimore

$$$$·Italian·
Little Italy
1,805 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
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
94% recommended
Italian in Baltimore / Maryland

Chiapparelli's - Baltimore

$$$$·Italian·
Inner Harbor
531 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
87% recommended
Kid Friendly in Baltimore

Tino's Italian Bistro

$$$$·Italian·
Columbia
861 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Kid-friendly
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
98% recommended
Best Service in Baltimore Suburbs

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar

$$$$·Italian·
Hanover
525 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
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
92% recommended

Birroteca - Bel Air

$$$$·Italian·
Bel Air
516 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
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
Romantic in Baltimore / Maryland

Verde

$$$$·Pizza Bar·
Canton
823 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
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 Food in Baltimore

Alexander's Tavern

$$$$·American·
Fells Point
260 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Comfort Food
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
85% recommended
Great for Brunch in Baltimore / Maryland

Home Slyce - Federal Hill

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Federal Hill
5 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-night Find
Fun games and a great slice of pizza is what's on the menu at Home Slyce. This pizza bar in Canton is right by the waterfront with stunning evening views of the Inner Harbor right Read more
92% recommended
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Iggies

$$$$·Italian·
Mt. Vernon
Great pizza starts with great ingredients, finished in a specially designed pizza oven. At Iggies in Mt. Vernon, the ingredients are top notch. Bottled water, specially imported 00Read more
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