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The Best Pizza in Philadelphia

The OpenTable Team

Italian immigrants influenced Philadelphia in many ways, including bringing plenty of authentic pizza places. The best pizza in Philadelphia includes University City restaurants that pair craft beers with crispy crusts and modern Center City joints that still have the spirit of the traditional trattoria. Local Philly flavors crop up, with iconic classics like cheesesteaks getting an Italian makeover. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List. We've pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Take a look through the best pizza restaurants in Philadelphia and book a table for the perfect pie tonight.

Restaurants:Brigantessa, Osteria, Barbuzzo Restaurant
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian, Mediterranean
Neighborhoods:East Passyunk Avenue, Art Museum, Center City
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Brigantessa

$$$$·Italian·
East Passyunk Avenue
699 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
Chef Joe Cicala is the holder of a coveted Napoli Pizzaiolo Verace certificate, meaning he can make truly authentic Neapolitan pizza. His South Philadelphia eatery utilizes this piRead more
90% recommended

Osteria

$$$$·Italian·
Art Museum
4,437 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Traditional pizza gets a new lease on life at this critically acclaimed Italian restaurant near Spring Garden. Somewhere between industrial and elegant, the spacious dining room isRead more
87% recommended

Barbuzzo Restaurant

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Center City
4,939 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Power couple Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran rule the restaurant scene on 13th Street, and Barbuzzo is their Mediterranean-inspired intimate dining experience. Chef Turney has creRead more
95% recommended
Mediterranean in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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North Italia In King of Prussia

$$$$·Italian·
King of Prussia
629 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
The King of Prussia Mall is one of the largest retail spaces in America and the largest shopping mall on the East Coast. With over 400 stores and restaurants to browse, at least shRead more
86% recommended

Bar Lucca

$$$$·Italian·
Conshohocken
963 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
Bar Lucca stands in the riverside borough of Conshohocken and has a fantastic outdoor seating area that gives the feel of street-side dining. Step inside one of the best pizza restRead more
90% recommended

Bertucci's - Wayne

$$$$·Italian·
Wayne
36 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Kid-friendly
Hand-rolled dough, homemade sauce, and a blazing brick oven are the keystones of Bertucci's success. Bold flavor and hearty portions make this West Wayne Italian restaurant a favorRead more

Barra Rossa – Philadelphia

$$$$·Italian·
Center City
1,730 reviews
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
This Center City Italian restaurant is a “bustling burst of Italian flavor and energy.” From the sumptuous leather booths to the single candle on each table, the atmosphere channelRead more
89% recommended
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City Tap House - UC

$$$$·American·
University City
549 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
City Tap House has the motto “kitchen and craft,” and here craft means everything from innovative craft beers to tempting handcrafted pizzas. The University City branch of City TapRead more
89% recommended

Nomad Roman

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Center City
102 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
This centrally located pizza place prides itself on using local, organic ingredients and name checks plenty of nearby producers, such as Cherry Grove Farm and Applegate. The wood-fRead more
94% recommended

Pietro's Italian - South

$$$$·Italian·
South Philly
197 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
The recipe for the homemade pizzas at Pietro's on South Street has been a closely guarded family secret for over 60 years. It was only ever shared with family members in New York, Read more
90% recommended
Late Night Find in Philadelphia

LaScala's Birra Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
South Philly
92 reviews
  • Fun
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
This South Philadelphia restaurant prides itself on creative pizza, world beers, and artisan Italian food. The extensive menu has a huge range of starters, from sharing boards to sRead more
89% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs
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In Riva

$$$$·Italian·
East Falls
1,150 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Part of the ever-evolving Philadelphia restaurant scene for over 20 years, Chef Arthur Cavalier has combined his love of Philadelphia and Naples to create an Italian restaurant witRead more
98% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Davio's - Philadelphia

$$$$·Italian·
Center City
3,315 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Davio's is Italian food served in style. Billed as a Northern Italian steakhouse, the menu actually holds a range of Italian-style dishes from pasta to seafood and just about everyRead more
92% recommended
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Macaroni's Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Northeast Philly
1,004 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Macaroni's is a Northeast Philly favorite, serving modern Italian cuisine that looks as good as it tastes. Built on risk and a sense of adventure, the current Macaroni's reopened iRead more
96% recommended

Botto's Italian Line Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Swedesboro
286 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Established in 1998, Botto's is a proper Italian family-run restaurant in the heart of Swedesboro. Rated as one of the top restaurants in the area, this is definitely a joint to chRead more
86% recommended

Carlucci's Waterfront

$$$$·Italian·
Mount Laurel
2,089 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
With a huge menu to choose from including an extensive raw bar, Carlucci's in Mt. Laurel is the local home of fine Italian dining. Astonishing views of the Rancocas Creek are just Read more
93% recommended
Scenic View in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

Olce Pizza Grille

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Skippack
525 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
For those looking for the best local pizza restaurants in Philadelphia, Olce in the Cedars is a great out-of-town choice. They serve artisanal pizza in chic surroundings, and thereRead more
97% recommended
Best Food in Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

La Fourno Ristorante - Trattoria

$$$$·Italian·
Queen Village
314 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Just a little way from Washington Square West is a restaurant that's wowing diners with spectacular service and out-of-this-world food. With a range of awards from Trip Advisor andRead more
92% recommended
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Santucci's Pizza - Italian Market

$$$$·Italian·
South Philly
33 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
Forget triangular slices: it's time to go square. It makes sense; it's easier to divide up, chefs can fit more on a tray, and it's the way Santucci's have made pizza for over 50 yeRead more
100% recommended
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