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The Best Pizza in Tucson

Updated October 9, 2023

Ready to dive into Tucson’s pizza scene? Or should we say “Tuscan?” (we shouldn’t).

From sourdough perfection at Anello to solar-powered slices at Brooklyn Pizza Company, this guide is your ticket to the tastiest slices in town. Take a tour through the best pizza in Tucson digitally — and then, of course, physically.

a picture of sauce being poured onto pizza dough
The birth of a pizza at Anello (Photo by Anna Smirnova)

ANELLO

The owner of Anello makes their own sourdough. It’s the best in town. The pizza is wood-fired, thin, chewy, and so good you won’t be able to stop eating. The menu is refreshingly simple and everything is top-notch. The Bianco is a must-try.

(Photo courtesy of Arizona Pizza Company)

Arizona Pizza Company – Sabino Canyon

Arizona Pizza Co at Sabino Canyon has some of the most unique pizzas in town. Their pizza salads and BBQ pizza are top of the line, and the chef salad is to die for. If you’re a beer lover, this place has you covered with some great draft and craft beers to go with your slice.

And hey, they’ve got another location down in Vail, too!

a picture of pizza
Firenze Pizza at Bacio Italiano (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Bacio Italiano

Bacio Italiano is your chill, no-fuss Italian spot right on University Blvd, close to the University of Arizona. Its drink game is on point, especially the wines. The pepperoni pizza is a crowd-pleaser, loaded with cheese and sporting a crispy crust. Definitely a sweet place to hang out, grab a slice, and unwind with a drink.

(Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Pizza Company)

BROOKLYN PIZZA COMPANY

This spot is all about fresh, hand-tossed, solar-powered pizzas. Seriously, solar-powered! It’s right in downtown Tucson on 4th Avenue. And let’s not forget their garlic knots – absolutely to die for. Plus you can grab a slice and stargaze at Sky Bar next door. Win-win!

Pizza Lunch Special at BZ's Pizza Company (Photo by Jackie Tran)

BZ’s Italian Kitchen

As a family-owned business, BZ’s Italian Kitchen brings a warm, personal touch to its location on Tucson’s Northeast side. Established in 2009, BZ’s has received several awards for its handcrafted food and is also known for a vast collection of draft beer. Their menu features a range of delicious dishes, with highlights including the Roasted Garlic and Brie, Wings with a variety of sauces, and Jalapeño Poppers wrapped in bacon.

Margherita Pizza from Charred Pie (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Charred Pie

This Oro Valley newcomer is a pizza lover’s dream. Their wood-fired pizzas are a work of art, thanks to owner Reza’s backyard pizza-making trials. The place has a cool patio with mountain views and a quirky interior. Must-tries? The classic Margherita and the mushroom-filled Fungi Pizza.

The Snakebite Pizza at Ciao Down (Photo credit: Mark Whittaker)

Ciao Down

Paul Reyes and his pizza are now part of the Metal Arts Village familia and are set up just a few short steps from the Hop Shop’s front door. Reyes knew he had to install a proper oven in his new “culinary studio” to properly bake his more than a proper pizza, and gis search led him to one that uses propane and is custom-built in Italy.

a plate of food with a slice of pizza
(Photo courtesy of Dominick's Real Italian)

Dominick’s Real Italian

This spot feels like a family dinner at your cool Italian aunt’s place. You know, the one who makes the best food and makes everyone feel at home. Their pizza? A total game-changer. It’s hot, it’s fresh, and the sauce is a bit on the sweet side, which totally works. Plus, they don’t skimp on quality for their ingredients. And hey, don’t skip their spaghetti and meatballs, or those free garlic knots they hand out – seriously good stuff​

Elote Pizza at Empire Pizza (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Empire Pizza & Pub

Empire is all about that genuine New York-style pizza, right in the heart of Tucson’s historic Congress District. Their pizzas are hand-tossed, made from scratch every day, and they’re not messing around when it comes to cheese – it’s 100% Grande Mozzarella. And check this out: they’ve got an Elote pizza with roasted corn, cotija cheese, fresh cilantro, and chipotle mayo. Sounds weird, tastes amazing. Plus they’re open late!

a pizza sitting on top of a table
Pizza at Falora (Photo credit: Hannah Hernandez)

Falora

Picture this: you’re jamming to records in a super cool spot, chowing down on some of the tastiest pizza you’ve ever had. Sounds pretty epic, right? That’s Falora for ya. You gotta try their mushroom pizza, hot bread, and zucchini salad. Trust me, it’s not just the pizza that’s got people talking. And the best part? The staff are speedy and super friendly.

a pizza sitting on top of a wooden cutting board
(Photo courtesy of Fentonelli’s Pizzeria & Bar)

Fentonelli’s Pizzeria & Bar

Fentonelli’s Pizzeria and Bar in Tucson is a must-visit for pizza enthusiasts. This spot stands out not just for its delicious pizza (try the Mushroom & Sausage, for sure), but also for its vibrant salad and cocktail offerings. Plus, they’ve got this cool outdoor seating where you can chill and watch the sunset.

Fiamme Pizza (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Fiamme Pizza Napoletana

You wouldn’t expect to find authentic Italian pizza in a Tucson strip mall, but Fiamme Pizza Napoletana is full of surprises. They’re all about the real Italian deal, importing ingredients straight from Italy. The result? Pizza that’ll have you saying “Mamma mia!” in no time. You’ve gotta try their Pizza Bianca, it’s a game-changer. Definitely worth a visit, no matter how far you gotta drive!

Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria

Fresco’s got you covered from pizza to pasta, and they’re big on catering to all diets, even vegan! Don’t skip their unique Brussels & Bacon dish, and their homemade lasagna is a game-changer. It’s a must-visit, no doubt about it​.

A picture of pizza
Pizza spread at Los olivos (Photo credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

Los Olivos Pizzeria

For a mix of classic and off-the-beaten-path pizzas, head over to Los Olivos. Their signature pizzas like the Los Olivos Pizza and the Chicken and Ricotta Pizza are legit. They also offer a tasty range of appetizers, salads, and pastas. Plus, their Shrimp al Olivo is a crowd-pleaser.

a picture of pizza
(Photo courtesy of Magpies Gourmet Pizza)

Magpies Gourmet Pizza

Magpies has been a Tucson go-to for over a decade, serving up top-notch gourmet pizzas. What makes them awesome? You can mix and match from a big list of ingredients to make your own specialty pizza. Standouts include ‘The Pueblo’ and ‘Juan Carlos Pesto’. And if you’ve got a sweet tooth, don’t skip their pizza cookie – it’s a favorite of ours!

a picture of pizza
(Photo courtesy of Magpies Gourmet Pizza)

Magpies Gourmet Pizza – S. Houghton

These guys are all about the handcrafted touch. Every day, they’re rolling out fresh dough made with the good stuff: real yeast, top-notch flours, and pure olive oil. It’s all about what you want – they’ll whip up your pizza, salad, calzone, you name it, just how you like it. And let me tell you, their Greek Pizza? It’s a game-changer.

(Photo Courtesy of Mama's Famous Pizza & Heroes)

Mama’s Famous Pizza & Heros

At Mama’s, they’re all about traditional, hand-stretched, brick-oven Neapolitan and deep-dish Sicilian pizzas. Their ‘Mama’s Original Special Pizza’ is loaded with all the good stuff, making it a crowd-pleaser. Plus, their Buffalo-style chicken wings are off the charts – seasoned daily and smothered in homemade sauce. Whether you like ’em mild or spicy, they’ve got you covered.

(Photo courtesy of New York Pizza Department)

New York Pizza Department (NYPD)

Established by a former Wildcat and U of A football player, the owner, missing the food from his family’s restaurants in New York, decided to share it with Tucson. Popular dishes include the Jumbo Slice, Philly Cheesesteak Pizza, & Old NYPD Pizza.

Margerita Pizza at No Anchovies (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

No Anchovies

Right near the University of Arizona, No Anchovies is the go-to spot for great pizza and chill vibes. It’s a hit with students and locals, and it’s not hard to see why – good pizza, good prices, and it’s open late. Don’t miss out on their Diablo Pizza, it’s legit. Plus, they’ve got a great selection of beers to wash it all down.

Oven at Penelope Wood Fired Pizza (Photo by Mark Whittaker)

Penelope Pizza

This pizza joint is a crowd-pleaser with its unique flavor profiles for each of their pizzas. The crispy and delicious crusts enhance the overall experience, with even the simplest of their offerings, like the Margarita pizza, standing out due to its wonderful sauce, creamy cheese, and fragrant basil on top.

(Photo Courtesy of Piezano's Rustic Pizza)

Piezano’s

At Piezano’s, it’s all about chill vibes and some seriously good pizza. The sauce is a bit sweet, and the toppings are top-notch – not too much, not too little, just the right amount. And let’s not forget about the prices – they’ve got your wallet in mind, too. All in all, it’s a cool spot that’s kind on your taste buds and your budget​.

Eggplant Pizza from Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta

If you’re looking for pizza with a personal touch, Proof is your spot. They’re rolling out dough made from the real-deal Italian flour, giving their pizzas a super chewy crust and flavors that’ll knock your socks off. With handmade pizzas and pastas, Proof is the place to be for a top-notch grub session in Tucson.

Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Reilly Craft Pizza and Drink

This cool downtown joint serves up artisan-style pizzas with top-notch Italian meats and cheeses. They’ve got a killer mushroom pizza with mozzarella and truffle cheese, and a fennel sausage and peppers pizza that’s outta this world. Plus, they’ve got a huge beer menu and a chill outdoor beer garden for hanging out​.

a pizza sitting on top of a wooden table
Vegan Takeout Box from Renee's Tucson (Photo credit: Hannah Hernandez)

Renee’s Tucson

A cozy spot for pizza lovers, Renee’s whips up organic, custom pizzas that are as unique as they are tasty. They’ve got everything — from a veggie-packed pizza to a goat cheese & mushroom one on an herby crust. Plus they’re close to some sweet spots like Sabino Canyon and Mt. Lemmon. Check them out!

Pasta at Rocco's Little Chicago (Photo credit: Mark Whittaker)

Rocco’s Little Chicago

Rocco’s Little Chicago is all about that Chicago-style pizza life. They’ve got four types to choose from, including Classic Thin, Deep Dish, Stuffed, and even Gluten-Free. You gotta check out their quirky specialty pizzas like the ‘Fungus Humongous’ loaded with mushrooms or the spicy ‘Great Chicago Fire.’​

a slice of pizza sitting on top of a wooden table
New York style Pizza (Photo courtesy of Sal's Fat Slice)

Sal’s Fat Slice

Known for their welcoming staff and good vibes, with standout comfort foods such as the Italian grinder sub that reminds us of a New York-style bodega. The pizza has a fabulous taste and quality mozzarella, and comes in giant slices at great prices. Plus they’re super accommodating of dietary restrictions and allergies!

Sauce Pizza & Wine (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Sauce Pizza & Wine on Campbell

At Sauce, they’re all about handcrafted pizzas with flavors that’ll blow your taste buds away. Whether you’re craving something classic like Pepperoni & Crimini Mushroom Pizza or something adventurous like Prosciutto & Fig Pizza, they’ve got you covered. Their salads? Amazing. And their Pizza Cookie dessert is pure, chocolatey bliss. It’s the kind of spot that’s perfect for a chill night in with takeout or a fun dinner out with friends​.

Prosciutto & Arugula Pizza Scordato's Pizzeria (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Scordato’s Pizzeria

Scordato’s is a little slice of Italy in Tucson. They’re not just about amazing pizza, but their cannelloni and beef brisket ravioli are also killer. And, if you’ve got a sweet tooth, their tiramisu is a must-try.

an overhead picture of pizza
The Bone Collector Pizza at Serial Grillers (Photo credit: Matt Sterner)

Serial Grillers – Speedway Blvd.

If you’re after a pizza with personality, Serial Grillers is your spot. Their menu is stacked with wild options like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Pizza – it’s as tasty as it sounds. They’ve also got you covered with mouth-watering calzones, sandwiches, and paninis, to boot.

Squared Up Pizza (Photo by Taylor Noel Photography)

Squared Up Pizza

Genuinely some of the best pizza in Tucson, this unique pizzeria brings a slice of New York to Tucson with its traditional Sicilian square pies. The pizza’s crunchy crust and thick base are made even more special with a unique water filtration process that replicates New York’s naturally filtered water, resulting in a splendid crust and a soft middle. Try “The Famous Pepperoni” and “The White Square,” and don’t forget to ask for their unbeatable ranch dressing!

a photo of pizza on a platter
Kale & Goat Cheese Pizza (Photo courtesy of Time Market)

Time Market

Serving as a neighborhood market for over 90 years, Time Market offers a range of products including organic produce, freshly baked bread, and, of course, outstanding pizzas. Their 620-degree deck oven churns out crispy-crusted pizzas with just the right amount of pull. Pizza offerings range from simple cheese to more complex flavors like the Boscaiola or the Cipolla Funghi.

(Photo courtesy of Transplant Pizza)

Transplant Detroit Style Pizza

This is where Detroit-style pizza meets Tucson flavor. Run by the Serial Grillers, this spot’s got a chill vibe with cool murals and a patio. Their deep-dish pizzas and sandwiches are killer, and folks can’t get enough of their Elote and Chicken Bacon Pesto pizzas. Plus, they’ve got some tasty sides like Double Pepperoni and Cheesy Bread that are a hit with the crowd.

(Photo courtesy of Trident Pizza Pub)

Trident Pizza Pub

This is a go-to spot for game days and just about any day, really. Their pizza is some of the best around, and their BBQ tenders, pepperoni bites, and Italian sub are also top-notch. They’ve got some vegan options, and their garlic knots and marinara sauce are the bomb. Plus, they sell pizza by the slice, so it’s a great spot to grab a quick bite.

a close up of a pepperoni pizza sitting on top of a pan
(Photo Courtesy of Upper Crust Pizza)

Upper Crust Pizza

Upper Crust Pizza is the spot for big, tasty slices that are practically pizza-sized themselves​! You can go wild with their build-your-own pizza options, they’ve got everything from pepperoni to artichoke hearts. And don’t skip their calzones, subs, salads, or sweet treats like cannoli and New York cheesecake.

(Photo courtesy of Vero Amore on Swan)

Vero Amore – Swan

Conveniently located on Swan Road, Vero Amore offers a unique feature in the form of “Wine Dinner Wednesdays”, where wine pairings are offered on the last Wednesday of each month. Their menu mirrors the Dove Mountain location, boasting a myriad of pizzas such as the Mediterranean with pesto cream and gorgonzola, and the Bianca al Prosciutto with garlic-olive oil and arugula.

Birria Pizza at Zio Peppe (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Zio Peppe

Zio Peppe is a delightful blend of tradition and innovation where gourmet meets casual. It’s named after the fun-loving “Uncle Joe” in Italian, exuding a warm and welcoming atmosphere for everyone​. Their specialty pizzas are a highlight, with unique options such as the El Rustico Birria, topped with Chef Juan Almanza’s legendary beef birria, mozzarella, onion, cilantro, and consommé.

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ANELLO

The owner of Anello makes their own sourdough. It’s the best in town. The pizza is wood-fired, thin, chewy, and so good you won’t be able to stop eating. The menu is refreshingly simple and everything is top-notch. The Bianco is a must-try.

a picture of sauce being poured onto pizza dough
The birth of a pizza at Anello (Photo by Anna Smirnova)
Arizona Pizza Company – Sabino Canyon

Arizona Pizza Co at Sabino Canyon has some of the most unique pizzas in town. Their pizza salads and BBQ pizza are top of the line, and the chef salad is to die for. If you’re a beer lover, this place has you covered with some great draft and craft beers to go with your slice.

And hey, they’ve got another location down in Vail, too!

(Photo courtesy of Arizona Pizza Company)
Bacio Italiano

Bacio Italiano is your chill, no-fuss Italian spot right on University Blvd, close to the University of Arizona. Its drink game is on point, especially the wines. The pepperoni pizza is a crowd-pleaser, loaded with cheese and sporting a crispy crust. Definitely a sweet place to hang out, grab a slice, and unwind with a drink.

a picture of pizza
Firenze Pizza at Bacio Italiano (Photo by Jackie Tran)
BROOKLYN PIZZA COMPANY

This spot is all about fresh, hand-tossed, solar-powered pizzas. Seriously, solar-powered! It’s right in downtown Tucson on 4th Avenue. And let’s not forget their garlic knots – absolutely to die for. Plus you can grab a slice and stargaze at Sky Bar next door. Win-win!

(Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Pizza Company)
BZ’s Italian Kitchen

As a family-owned business, BZ’s Italian Kitchen brings a warm, personal touch to its location on Tucson’s Northeast side. Established in 2009, BZ’s has received several awards for its handcrafted food and is also known for a vast collection of draft beer. Their menu features a range of delicious dishes, with highlights including the Roasted Garlic and Brie, Wings with a variety of sauces, and Jalapeño Poppers wrapped in bacon.

Pizza Lunch Special at BZ's Pizza Company (Photo by Jackie Tran)
Charred Pie

This Oro Valley newcomer is a pizza lover’s dream. Their wood-fired pizzas are a work of art, thanks to owner Reza’s backyard pizza-making trials. The place has a cool patio with mountain views and a quirky interior. Must-tries? The classic Margherita and the mushroom-filled Fungi Pizza.

Margherita Pizza from Charred Pie (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)
Ciao Down

Paul Reyes and his pizza are now part of the Metal Arts Village familia and are set up just a few short steps from the Hop Shop’s front door. Reyes knew he had to install a proper oven in his new “culinary studio” to properly bake his more than a proper pizza, and gis search led him to one that uses propane and is custom-built in Italy.

The Snakebite Pizza at Ciao Down (Photo credit: Mark Whittaker)
Dominick’s Real Italian

This spot feels like a family dinner at your cool Italian aunt’s place. You know, the one who makes the best food and makes everyone feel at home. Their pizza? A total game-changer. It’s hot, it’s fresh, and the sauce is a bit on the sweet side, which totally works. Plus, they don’t skimp on quality for their ingredients. And hey, don’t skip their spaghetti and meatballs, or those free garlic knots they hand out – seriously good stuff​

a plate of food with a slice of pizza
(Photo courtesy of Dominick's Real Italian)
Empire Pizza & Pub

Empire is all about that genuine New York-style pizza, right in the heart of Tucson’s historic Congress District. Their pizzas are hand-tossed, made from scratch every day, and they’re not messing around when it comes to cheese – it’s 100% Grande Mozzarella. And check this out: they’ve got an Elote pizza with roasted corn, cotija cheese, fresh cilantro, and chipotle mayo. Sounds weird, tastes amazing. Plus they’re open late!

Elote Pizza at Empire Pizza (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)
Falora

Picture this: you’re jamming to records in a super cool spot, chowing down on some of the tastiest pizza you’ve ever had. Sounds pretty epic, right? That’s Falora for ya. You gotta try their mushroom pizza, hot bread, and zucchini salad. Trust me, it’s not just the pizza that’s got people talking. And the best part? The staff are speedy and super friendly.

a pizza sitting on top of a table
Pizza at Falora (Photo credit: Hannah Hernandez)
Fentonelli’s Pizzeria & Bar

Fentonelli’s Pizzeria and Bar in Tucson is a must-visit for pizza enthusiasts. This spot stands out not just for its delicious pizza (try the Mushroom & Sausage, for sure), but also for its vibrant salad and cocktail offerings. Plus, they’ve got this cool outdoor seating where you can chill and watch the sunset.

a pizza sitting on top of a wooden cutting board
(Photo courtesy of Fentonelli’s Pizzeria & Bar)
Fiamme Pizza Napoletana

You wouldn’t expect to find authentic Italian pizza in a Tucson strip mall, but Fiamme Pizza Napoletana is full of surprises. They’re all about the real Italian deal, importing ingredients straight from Italy. The result? Pizza that’ll have you saying “Mamma mia!” in no time. You’ve gotta try their Pizza Bianca, it’s a game-changer. Definitely worth a visit, no matter how far you gotta drive!

Fiamme Pizza (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)
Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria

Fresco’s got you covered from pizza to pasta, and they’re big on catering to all diets, even vegan! Don’t skip their unique Brussels & Bacon dish, and their homemade lasagna is a game-changer. It’s a must-visit, no doubt about it​.

Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria (Photo by Jackie Tran)
Los Olivos Pizzeria

For a mix of classic and off-the-beaten-path pizzas, head over to Los Olivos. Their signature pizzas like the Los Olivos Pizza and the Chicken and Ricotta Pizza are legit. They also offer a tasty range of appetizers, salads, and pastas. Plus, their Shrimp al Olivo is a crowd-pleaser.

A picture of pizza
Pizza spread at Los olivos (Photo credit: Taylor Noel Photography)
Magpies Gourmet Pizza

Magpies has been a Tucson go-to for over a decade, serving up top-notch gourmet pizzas. What makes them awesome? You can mix and match from a big list of ingredients to make your own specialty pizza. Standouts include ‘The Pueblo’ and ‘Juan Carlos Pesto’. And if you’ve got a sweet tooth, don’t skip their pizza cookie – it’s a favorite of ours!

a picture of pizza
(Photo courtesy of Magpies Gourmet Pizza)
Magpies Gourmet Pizza – S. Houghton

These guys are all about the handcrafted touch. Every day, they’re rolling out fresh dough made with the good stuff: real yeast, top-notch flours, and pure olive oil. It’s all about what you want – they’ll whip up your pizza, salad, calzone, you name it, just how you like it. And let me tell you, their Greek Pizza? It’s a game-changer.

a picture of pizza
(Photo courtesy of Magpies Gourmet Pizza)
Mama’s Famous Pizza & Heros

At Mama’s, they’re all about traditional, hand-stretched, brick-oven Neapolitan and deep-dish Sicilian pizzas. Their ‘Mama’s Original Special Pizza’ is loaded with all the good stuff, making it a crowd-pleaser. Plus, their Buffalo-style chicken wings are off the charts – seasoned daily and smothered in homemade sauce. Whether you like ’em mild or spicy, they’ve got you covered.

(Photo Courtesy of Mama's Famous Pizza & Heroes)
New York Pizza Department (NYPD)

Established by a former Wildcat and U of A football player, the owner, missing the food from his family’s restaurants in New York, decided to share it with Tucson. Popular dishes include the Jumbo Slice, Philly Cheesesteak Pizza, & Old NYPD Pizza.

(Photo courtesy of New York Pizza Department)
No Anchovies

Right near the University of Arizona, No Anchovies is the go-to spot for great pizza and chill vibes. It’s a hit with students and locals, and it’s not hard to see why – good pizza, good prices, and it’s open late. Don’t miss out on their Diablo Pizza, it’s legit. Plus, they’ve got a great selection of beers to wash it all down.

Margerita Pizza at No Anchovies (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)
Penelope Pizza

This pizza joint is a crowd-pleaser with its unique flavor profiles for each of their pizzas. The crispy and delicious crusts enhance the overall experience, with even the simplest of their offerings, like the Margarita pizza, standing out due to its wonderful sauce, creamy cheese, and fragrant basil on top.

Oven at Penelope Wood Fired Pizza (Photo by Mark Whittaker)
Piezano’s

At Piezano’s, it’s all about chill vibes and some seriously good pizza. The sauce is a bit sweet, and the toppings are top-notch – not too much, not too little, just the right amount. And let’s not forget about the prices – they’ve got your wallet in mind, too. All in all, it’s a cool spot that’s kind on your taste buds and your budget​.

(Photo Courtesy of Piezano's Rustic Pizza)
Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta

If you’re looking for pizza with a personal touch, Proof is your spot. They’re rolling out dough made from the real-deal Italian flour, giving their pizzas a super chewy crust and flavors that’ll knock your socks off. With handmade pizzas and pastas, Proof is the place to be for a top-notch grub session in Tucson.

Eggplant Pizza from Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)
Reilly Craft Pizza and Drink

This cool downtown joint serves up artisan-style pizzas with top-notch Italian meats and cheeses. They’ve got a killer mushroom pizza with mozzarella and truffle cheese, and a fennel sausage and peppers pizza that’s outta this world. Plus, they’ve got a huge beer menu and a chill outdoor beer garden for hanging out​.

Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)
Renee’s Tucson

A cozy spot for pizza lovers, Renee’s whips up organic, custom pizzas that are as unique as they are tasty. They’ve got everything — from a veggie-packed pizza to a goat cheese & mushroom one on an herby crust. Plus they’re close to some sweet spots like Sabino Canyon and Mt. Lemmon. Check them out!

a pizza sitting on top of a wooden table
Vegan Takeout Box from Renee's Tucson (Photo credit: Hannah Hernandez)
Rocco’s Little Chicago

Rocco’s Little Chicago is all about that Chicago-style pizza life. They’ve got four types to choose from, including Classic Thin, Deep Dish, Stuffed, and even Gluten-Free. You gotta check out their quirky specialty pizzas like the ‘Fungus Humongous’ loaded with mushrooms or the spicy ‘Great Chicago Fire.’​

Pasta at Rocco's Little Chicago (Photo credit: Mark Whittaker)
Sal’s Fat Slice

Known for their welcoming staff and good vibes, with standout comfort foods such as the Italian grinder sub that reminds us of a New York-style bodega. The pizza has a fabulous taste and quality mozzarella, and comes in giant slices at great prices. Plus they’re super accommodating of dietary restrictions and allergies!

a slice of pizza sitting on top of a wooden table
New York style Pizza (Photo courtesy of Sal's Fat Slice)
Sauce Pizza & Wine on Campbell

At Sauce, they’re all about handcrafted pizzas with flavors that’ll blow your taste buds away. Whether you’re craving something classic like Pepperoni & Crimini Mushroom Pizza or something adventurous like Prosciutto & Fig Pizza, they’ve got you covered. Their salads? Amazing. And their Pizza Cookie dessert is pure, chocolatey bliss. It’s the kind of spot that’s perfect for a chill night in with takeout or a fun dinner out with friends​.

Sauce Pizza & Wine (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)
Scordato’s Pizzeria

Scordato’s is a little slice of Italy in Tucson. They’re not just about amazing pizza, but their cannelloni and beef brisket ravioli are also killer. And, if you’ve got a sweet tooth, their tiramisu is a must-try.

Prosciutto & Arugula Pizza Scordato's Pizzeria (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)
Serial Grillers – Speedway Blvd.

If you’re after a pizza with personality, Serial Grillers is your spot. Their menu is stacked with wild options like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Pizza – it’s as tasty as it sounds. They’ve also got you covered with mouth-watering calzones, sandwiches, and paninis, to boot.

an overhead picture of pizza
The Bone Collector Pizza at Serial Grillers (Photo credit: Matt Sterner)
Squared Up Pizza

Genuinely some of the best pizza in Tucson, this unique pizzeria brings a slice of New York to Tucson with its traditional Sicilian square pies. The pizza’s crunchy crust and thick base are made even more special with a unique water filtration process that replicates New York’s naturally filtered water, resulting in a splendid crust and a soft middle. Try “The Famous Pepperoni” and “The White Square,” and don’t forget to ask for their unbeatable ranch dressing!

Squared Up Pizza (Photo by Taylor Noel Photography)
Time Market

Serving as a neighborhood market for over 90 years, Time Market offers a range of products including organic produce, freshly baked bread, and, of course, outstanding pizzas. Their 620-degree deck oven churns out crispy-crusted pizzas with just the right amount of pull. Pizza offerings range from simple cheese to more complex flavors like the Boscaiola or the Cipolla Funghi.

a photo of pizza on a platter
Kale & Goat Cheese Pizza (Photo courtesy of Time Market)
Transplant Detroit Style Pizza

This is where Detroit-style pizza meets Tucson flavor. Run by the Serial Grillers, this spot’s got a chill vibe with cool murals and a patio. Their deep-dish pizzas and sandwiches are killer, and folks can’t get enough of their Elote and Chicken Bacon Pesto pizzas. Plus, they’ve got some tasty sides like Double Pepperoni and Cheesy Bread that are a hit with the crowd.

(Photo courtesy of Transplant Pizza)
Trident Pizza Pub

This is a go-to spot for game days and just about any day, really. Their pizza is some of the best around, and their BBQ tenders, pepperoni bites, and Italian sub are also top-notch. They’ve got some vegan options, and their garlic knots and marinara sauce are the bomb. Plus, they sell pizza by the slice, so it’s a great spot to grab a quick bite.

(Photo courtesy of Trident Pizza Pub)
Upper Crust Pizza

Upper Crust Pizza is the spot for big, tasty slices that are practically pizza-sized themselves​! You can go wild with their build-your-own pizza options, they’ve got everything from pepperoni to artichoke hearts. And don’t skip their calzones, subs, salads, or sweet treats like cannoli and New York cheesecake.

a close up of a pepperoni pizza sitting on top of a pan
(Photo Courtesy of Upper Crust Pizza)
Vero Amore – Swan

Conveniently located on Swan Road, Vero Amore offers a unique feature in the form of “Wine Dinner Wednesdays”, where wine pairings are offered on the last Wednesday of each month. Their menu mirrors the Dove Mountain location, boasting a myriad of pizzas such as the Mediterranean with pesto cream and gorgonzola, and the Bianca al Prosciutto with garlic-olive oil and arugula.

(Photo courtesy of Vero Amore on Swan)
Zio Peppe

Zio Peppe is a delightful blend of tradition and innovation where gourmet meets casual. It’s named after the fun-loving “Uncle Joe” in Italian, exuding a warm and welcoming atmosphere for everyone​. Their specialty pizzas are a highlight, with unique options such as the El Rustico Birria, topped with Chef Juan Almanza’s legendary beef birria, mozzarella, onion, cilantro, and consommé.

Birria Pizza at Zio Peppe (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)