Is there anything better at the end of a long nice than a greasy, cheesy slice at your favorite pizza place? Well, here's a big list of some of our favorites. Whether you're looking for a more traditional Italian pie, something foldable and vaguely New-Yorkish or you're after the best delivery in town, let us be your guide.
1. 400 gradi
For, hands down, the best authentic Neapolitan pizza in town, it's Downtown Dallas' 400 Gradi every time. What an amazing patio experience, and what an amazing pie. We absolutely love both the Capricciosa, with San Marzano tomatos, fior di latte, artichokes, olives, prosciutto cotto, and mushrooms, and the Suprema, topped with fior di latte, pumpkin, arugula, pine nuts, and goat cheese. The quality, imported-from-Italy ingredients speak loud and true for themselves, without too much hype, or sauce, for that matter.
Campisi's is one of those magical Dallas landmarks that has stood the test of time like few other joints, and their pies are a comfort to us every time we visit. They claim the mantle of "Texas first pizzeria," dating their operations back to 1946. Now they have nine area locations, including five in Dallas proper, as well as shops in Plano, Frisco, Rockwall and Fort Worth. The ORIGINAL (and best) Campisi's is the one on Mockingbird, nicknamed "The Egyptian" because of the neon sign the family co-opted after buying the property, which they decided to simply add the word "Restaurant" to instead of replacing from previous ownership, because, hey, neon signs were pretty expensive back then.
3. Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine
With locations in the Design District, Plano, Southlake and Fort Worth, Delucca offers great pizza and wine pairings and a separate $24.50 tasting menu that is an incredible value. It starts with a chef-made lobster bisque and continues with a salad course followed by meatballs, pizza and ending with a selection of their delicious dessert pizza. If you're there for just pizzas, try their Chicken Tikka Masala pizza — you won't find anything else like it around town. Their hot sopressata is also to die for.
4. Eno's Pizza tavern
Eno's is our Pizza Home Base in Bishop Arts — but they also have locations in Downtown Forney as well as one in Coppell. The atmosphere is so laid back, they use only farm-to-table ingredients and the staff is just a delight every time. You can't go wrong with the Eno's original, made with garlic mushrooms, roasted Marfa tomatoes, sport peppers and salami, or the Pig Smiley, which comes with a drizzle of local honey, Benton’s country ham, Eno’s own sausage and pepperoni.
5. Fireside Pies
With locations near Lower Greenville on Henderson, in Lake Highlands and on the Tarrant County side of things in Grapevine, the 'za at Fireside Pies is always chef-inspired and wood fired, which achieves that perfect level of crisp in the crust. You can feel the rustic Italian roots in their preparation, but the end result is not necessarily Neapolitan style pizza, and that's no knock. It's really great — check out their Prosciutto & Parm or theitr Organic Mushroom Pie — we love them both. Since #NationalPizzaDay falls on a Thursday this year, they'll have Happy Hour all day to celebrate, which means $5 Signature cocktails, glasses of wine and select beers, as well.
Another super-authentic spot, Partenope takes its name from the Siren in Green mythology and storied founder of Napoli. It's in this Neapolitan culinary tradition that Partenope continues from its base in Downtown Dallas (with a second location in Richardson, as well). For something truly unique this #NationalPizzaDay, Partenope also offers pizza-making classes, which include a 60-minute session with Partenope's Pizzaioli, who teaches the secrets and techniques behind Neapolitan Pizza, and you get to eat your creation at the end!
7. pie tap
The Pie Tap Empire has expanded to four Dallas locations with one in Frisco as well, so it's safe to say you all are loving this place as much as we are. The 2017 Tastemaker Award Winner (as named by CultureMap) and 2017 Best of Dallas winner (named by the Dallas Observer) has solidified itself as a Dallas pizza staple in recent years. Their ricotta cheese and sausage are both made in-house, and their dough starter is this proprietary 'Romo' system that makes their crust truly unique. With more than 35 beers on top as well, this place is a great Dallas hang.
8. Russo's Italian Kitchen
This is probably the best pie in Richardson right here. The coal-fired brick oven preparation gives the crust a light crispiness that is just magical and enhances the flavor profile of their New York-style pizza. Fresh California tomatoes and imported Italian cheeses are another secret to the success that has spawned a pizza empire with multiple locations in the Houston area, north into Oklahoma, east to Florida and even a location in California as well. We love their selection of sauces, our favorites being the olive-oil-garlic, the truffle mushroom, and the basil pesto varieties.
9. serious pizza
The original Serious Pizza location in Deep Ellum will forever be one of our favorite haunts in the whole of Dallas, for sentimental reasons as much as for ENORMOUS PIZZA reasons. There are now also Serious location in Fort Worth and in Grand Prairie, so get you some ASAP, wherever you are! You can smell the goodness from a block or two away, at least. Serious is the best place to soak up a night of boozing with a floppy slice of 'za or a 30-inch feast for the whole crew.
10. urban crust
Downtown Plano's Urban Crust has fast become one of our favorites for incredible wood-fired pizza. The dome-shaped Renato oven occupies a prominent spot in the dining room and lets you know once you enter that pizza is the star here. One of our faves is the Black 7 Bleu, a truly delicious pie with sirloin steak, caramelized onions, Maytag blue cheese, and basil pesto. Check out the third-floor bar as well, with its celestial skylight and trippy strip of ice on the bar that keeps your beer or cocktail at a frosty 32 degrees.
With locations in both Addison and in Fort Worth near TCU, the great New York-style pizza they serve is more accessible than ever. They won the 2018 Dallas Observer Best of Dallas award for pizza and earned a nod from The Daily Meal a year later as one of the 101 Best Pizzas in the U.S. Zoli’s menu highlights include fried mozzarella Nuggz, zeppole, and pies like the Carbonara, the Brian Luscher with mozzarella, sausage bolognese, and creamy ricotta, and the Pizza Loves Emily with mozzarella, roasted mushrooms and habanero honey, finished with cold cheese.
12. old hag's pizza & pasta
There are two Old Hags in the Dallas area — wait. We suppose there may be a few more than that in the general sense, but there ARE two locations of Old Hag's Pizza & Pasta — one in Oak Cliff and one in Lewisville. The Lewisville location is a night owl's dreamscape — open 24 hours a day for the occasion when you find yourself in need of some of the good grease at 4 or 5 a.m. Try "The Conspirator" if you dare — it comes with a quadruple serving of cheese and requires two pizza box linings to contain the grease grenade.
Another late-night delight frequented by several members of the Love List Crew (some more than others — looking at YOU, Brittney) is the greatness of Zalat. It's one of the most inventive pizza delivery menus ever conceived, and it hits the spot EVERY TIME, no matter which of the 18 DFW locations you're ordering from. Just hook that Srirancha dipping sauce TO OUR VEINS, y'all. We love the pesto veggie, the hot chicken pizza, the buffalo chicken pizza and even the off-the-wall Elote pizza. It is soooo cool that the owner gives everyone employed at the company full benefits, including access to a 401K, too. Thumbs up, all the way around.
14. greenville Ave. pizza Co.
Yes, in the spirit of Valentines Day, that is a heart-shaped pizza. And, yes, the heart-shaped pizza is topped with little heart-shaped ronis. Because, yes, #NationalPizzaDay and V-Day are separated by just five days — so feel the love at Greenville Avenue Pizza Co., where they're serving up these bad boys! It's true scratch pizza at Greenville Avenue, with a variety of house-made sauces and a thin-crust backbone to the pies. We love both the Pesto Sciutto and the 5-cheese varieties.
Do not adjust your television sets — yes, we're talking about Frankie's the sports bar downtown. They serve up a mean and severely underrated pie, y'all, and that Frankie's dust just makes everything they serve a little better, too. They are repeat offenders on the Dallas Observer's Best of Dallas Awards, winning in the Readers Choice category in 2020-2022, Best Cocktail Bar AND Best Sports Bar 2020-2021, Best Wings 2021-2022 and Best Happy Hour in 2021. Try the Lonestar Heat and the Carnivore when you go in next.
16. sixty vines
Perhaps more celebrated as a wine-bar type experience, don't sleep on the pizza selection at either Sixty Vines location: in Uptown or Plano. As an added bonus, their more-than-robust wine selection means you'll always find the perfect pairing for your pizza here. While our favorite is the shrimp and smoked bacon, you can't go wrong with the margherita or the mushroom and kale, either!