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The Best Pizza in Pittsburgh

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated February 26, 2020

You might have a hard time nailing down the best pizza in Pittsburgh. After all, the Steel City has the second highest pizzeria density in all of America. Although New York City and Chicago get all the media attention when it comes to popular pies, the Yinzer (Pittsburgh residents) can hold their own when it comes to pizza. The city concocts unique fusion cuisine - ranging from chipped chopped ham to their take on kielbasa and pierogies. The giant crusts and loads of cheese on their pizzas bring patrons from all over. But where are the best flavor connoisseurs in town sitting down for a slice? Welcome to our Tastemaker Lists. We've gathered data from thousands of eateries across the country to find where OpenTable's most expert and seasoned diners go for a slice. Look at this list of the best pizza in Pittsburgh, and book a spot for a slice to remember!

A photo of Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - Waterfront restaurant
4.1
4.1 (1141)
$30 and under
Italian
Homestead
About the restaurant
Even though there’s several locations around the area, BRAVO Cucina Italiana on the waterfront is the only place guests can enjoy a slice while admiring the Monongahela River. Those who look away from this natural waterway encounter décor that espouses fine dining at its best. No one can stop talking about the seafood, steaks, and chops offered here, but everyone also knows they have some of the best pizza in Pittsburgh. Start out with the pecorino cheese dip, but finish strong with pepperoni, margherita, or chicken + spinach pie offerings.
Top review
Pghdinervip
Dined 4 days ago
We enjoyed a dinner before attending a concert at the Carnegie Music Hall in Munhall. We sat in the bar area and our server, Vickie was great! She is very personable, always checked to see how we were enjoying dinner and drinks.
A photo of Pino's Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1111)
$31 to $50
Italian
Point Breeze
About the restaurant
The elegant overhead lighting in Pino’s Contemporary Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar pairs well with the theater-like ceiling – even if the walls and seating give off more of an Old World feel. The cuisine is a combination of Italian and Mediterranean, perfect for those seeking the best pizza in Pittsburgh. Both red and white versions are available, and each pie comes out thin and crispy. Whether guests want the authentic margherita experience or desire to be adventurous with the shrimp and spinach selection, there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy here.
Top review
AndyVvip
Dined 2 days ago
Incredible dinning experience across the board. The chef is the best in the business. Incredible front of house team! Always, a huge thank you for visiting.
A photo of Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - McKnight restaurant
4.5
4.5 (835)
$30 and under
Italian
Ross Township
About the restaurant
Just like its waterfront counterpart, the BRAVO Cucina Italiana McKnight location offers an unforgettable fine dining experience. The indoor columns and sepia photos on the walls harken back to an eatery right out of Italy. They offer happy hour specials during the weekdays from 4:00 to 6:30, but seekers of the best pizza in Pittsburgh will no doubt be happy at any hour. Their margherita and pepperoni pizzas are local favorites, but the artichoke + spinach dip, which features parmigiana pizza bread, is far too often overlooked.
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Rich4312vip
Dined on Mar 25, 2024
Roger, the waiter was excellent and very helpful.
A photo of Talia Cucina Rosticceria restaurant
4.8
4.8 (766)
$30 and under
Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
There’s nothing about Talia Cucina Rosticceria that doesn’t scream unique. The seating conveys luxury, and the art on the walls is transformative. Even the garnish on their cocktails is Instagram-worthy. They offer original and rustic takes on classic Italian fare, and this is what helps them serve some of the best pizza in Pittsburgh. In addition to classic and margherita selections, guests are treated to crab pizza and primavera – the latter featuring a delectable garlic cream sauce. This is one experience visitors won’t soon forget.
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NickSvip
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent salads and the chicken cacciatore was spectacular.
A photo of Joseph Tambellini restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2438)
$31 to $50
Italian
Highland Park
About the restaurant
After opening in the early years of the new millennium, Joseph Tambellini Restaurant quickly gained a reputation of offering a real slice of Old Pittsburgh. As it turns out, this wasn’t just in relation to pizza. The art hanging on the walls, elegant curtains, luxury lighting, and white tablecloths all harken back to the time when dining out in the city meant guests dressed in their best and made an evening of it. While the menu at Tambellini doesn’t offer the traditional pizza experience, the parmesan vitello features common ingredients one would expect on their favorite slice. This makes the eatery worth a visit.
Top review
KenSvip
Dined 7 days ago
5 stars for food, but beware of upgrading any items. If you upgrade salad or pasta sauce, they give no credit for their standard offering, charge full price as a side. Just wanted a different pasta sauce, server did say upgrade, wound up with a larger portion of pasta than standard with different sauce, $20!
A photo of Bravo Italian Kitchen – North Fayette restaurant
4.7
4.7 (877)
$30 and under
Italian
Robinson Township
About the restaurant
There’s a reason why there are so many of these locations around the city: BRAVO Cucina Italiana eateries, including the Robinson location, have long offered some of the best pizza in Pittsburgh. This location maintains the fine dining atmosphere and Italian architecture features that are present in its sister locations. Of course, the pantone yellow color and whimsical signage nestled amongst typical strip mall stores does stand out a bit. Wednesday has specially priced martinis, and the pepperoni, chicken + spinach, and margherita pizzas are all worth writing home about.
Top review
MonaCvip
Dined on Mar 29, 2024
Shrimp Napoli was a winning appetizer, perfect for sharing, followed by eggplant parmesan and pasta. Only complaint was the very small Happy Hour martini glasses. Lol
A photo of Vallozzi's Pittsburgh restaurant
4.5
4.5 (2175)
$31 to $50
Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
When it comes to authentic Italian ingredients, Vallozzi’s might be in a league of their own. This is because they’re one of the few – if not the only ­– restaurants that fly in their ingredients fresh from Italy weekly. If this wasn’t enough, the family-owned business has been in operation for over half a century, and both the inside and exterior look like a true-to-life eatery in the Italian countryside. They have a wide variety of pies that include selections such as prosciutto, pesto, Italian sausage, and Sicilian. There’s a little something for everyone!
Top review
DanO
Dined on Apr 5, 2024
Always a memorable experience with great food and an excellent wine list! The food quality is matched only by the friendly and professional staff! Very pleased to see Vallozzi's will continue delivering this level of quality well into the future with the recent 10-year lease extension!
A photo of Bravo Italian Kitchen - Pittsburgh - Galleria restaurant
4.1
4.1 (974)
$30 and under
Italian
Mt. Lebanon
About the restaurant
There’s a ton to enjoy at the Galleria Mall, and BRAVO Cucina Italiana is no doubt among the most popular. After a heavy day of shopping, guests can easily stop by the Galleria location without having to worry about driving to one of the many other BRAVOs in town. Just like at its sister restaurants, visitors can enjoy the best pizza in Pittsburgh while admiring columns and facades that look straight out of ancient Rome. This location offers the margherita, pepperoni, and chicken + spinach pizzas that are a staple of BRAVOs everywhere.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Mar 24, 2024
We were a large group and the service was excellent . Our waitress Sharon did a great job ! We were also celebrating a birthday and she took care of the cake and all details from candles to serving to also taking care of four different sets of bills .
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A photo of Buca di Beppo - Pittsburgh - Station Square restaurant
4.1
4.1 (969)
$30 and under
Italian
Downtown
About the restaurant
It’s possible to work up quite the appetite shopping at the 52-acre Station Square, and the Buca di Beppo on-site is one of the most popular ways to solve that issue. There’s certainly a reason this chain has landed on the list of best pizza in Pittsburgh twice: It’s because they offer some of the tastiest slices in the city. Sit down among the funky décor and wall-to-wall vintage photos to enjoy pizzas like the bianca white, margherita, spicy arrabbiata, or impressive supremo Italiano.
Top review
AliciaL
Dined on Feb 14, 2024
It was our first time eating there and we can’t wait to go back! Delicious
A photo of Bravo Italian Kitchen - Cranberry Township - Cranberry restaurant
4.3
4.3 (843)
$30 and under
Italian
Cranberry
About the restaurant
Although the BRAVO Cucina Italiana location in Cranberry Township is the last BRAVO mentioned on this list, this doesn’t mean it’s not still home to some of the best pizza in Pittsburgh. It shares all of the exterior architectural features of its sister restaurants — along with the beautiful Italian columns inside — but it makes sure those in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh don’t have to drive half an hour for great pizza. Guests should grab a starter of calamari while waiting for their pepperoni, chicken + spinach, or authentic margherita pizzas.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 29, 2024
I’m at some family members due to it being a good meeting point. We were wonderfully surprised how yummy everything was! Very, very good. The salmon was delicious and perfectly cooked. Chicken marsala was wonderful and they brought me extra delicious sauce for it because I was licking my plate.
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