Where to Find the Best Pizza in Dallas — From Thin Crust to Detroit-Style and Everything in Between

Local Favorites, Hole-In-The-Wall Joints, and Newer Additions to The City's Italian Scene

BY Megan Ziots // 05.20.24

Everyone has their preference when it comes to pizza. From thin crust to deep dish, Neapolitan to Detroit-style, there are endless ways to style your pie. Thankfully, Dallas has almost every option available when it comes to the best pizza in the city.

For whatever style you like, from local favorites to newer additions, we present (in alphabetical order) the 15 best pizza spots in Dallas.

Where to Find the Best Pizza in Dallas

400 Gradi

Downtown

2000 Ross Avenue, Suite 140
Dallas, TX 75201

400 Gradi

Australian pizza concept, 400 Gradi, opened in downtown Dallas in 2019.

An Italian restaurant from Melbourne, Australia, 400 Gradi debuted its first U.S. location in downtown Dallas in 2019. Founded by renowned chef Johnny Di Francesco, the spot is primarily known for its pizzas — there are 17 options of pies, ranging from the Capricciosa, made with San Marzano tomato, to the Suprema, featuring pumpkin, arugula, pine nuts and goat cheese.

Cane Rosso

Multiple Locations

2612 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX

Cane Rosso is a classic spot for pizza in Dallas and Fort Worth. (Courtesy)

A wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza restaurant, Cane Rosso is well-known in Dallas for its delicious pies. The menu features eight red-based, seven white-based, and five classic pies — including the popular Honey Bastard with mozzarella, hot soppressata, bacon marmalade, and habanero honey.

Delucca Gaucho Pizza & Wine

Design District

1628 Oak Lawn Avenue, Suite 100
Dallas, TX

At Delucca, you pay a fixed price for all-you-can-eat pizza. (Courtesy of Delucca)

With locations in the Design District, Plano, and Southlake, Delucca has gained buzz for operating a bit like a Brazilian steakhouse, but here, the all-you-can-eat option is primarily focused on pizza. For $25.95 per person (less for kids), you can get bites of lobster bisque, salad, Kobe beef meatballs, the daily selection of pizzas, and dessert pizzas. Unique pizzas options include a Turkish lamb and Mexican eloté.

Irving will be getting its own Delucca this June.

Eno’s Pizza Tavern

Bishop Arts

407 N. Bishop Avenue
Dallas, TX

Eno's Pizza Tavern has been serving thin-crust pies in Bishop Arts since 2008. (Courtesy)

Originated in Bishop Arts, this pizza spot has been serving thin-crust pies in Dallas since 2008. It later opened locations in Forney and Coppell. The restaurant sources local ingredients, including sausage from Jimmy’s Food Store. Favorite pizzas include the Pig Smiley with honey, Benton’s country ham, Eno’s sausage, and pepperoni, as well as the spicy Calabria pie.

Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

Multiple Locations

1923 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206

Greenville Avenue Pizza Company opened in Dallas in 2007. (Courtesy)

In 2007, this popular pizza shop opened its first location on Lower Greenville. The brand has since expanded to East Dallas. It’s a fast-casual spot known for its inventive pies like chicken spinach Alfredo, Mexican with hamburger, and Butcher’s Revenge featuring lots of meat and hot honey. There are also seasonal pizzas like this summer’s zesty chicken bacon ranch.

Louie’s

Knox-Henderson

1839 N Henderson Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206

Since opening on Henderson Avenue in the late 1980s, Louie’s has doubled as a slick Dallas dive bar and a hidden pizza gem serving up some of the best thin-crust, Chicago-style pies in the city. Though it’s not quite so hidden anymore (Louie’s was featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives in 2009), the no-frills tavern remains a Dallas classic.

Round out your Louie’s pizza experience with a Caesar salad (they do not scrimp on the parm) and an ice-cold martini.

Mister O1

Oak Lawn

3838 Oak Lawn Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

Miami-based Mister O1 is known for its star-shaped pizzas. (Courtesy of Mister O1)

This Miami-based pizza restaurant, known for its star-shaped pies, opened its first Texas location in Turtle Creek Village in 2022. Founded by chef Renato Viola in 2014, the Florida spot was franchised by Dallas’ John LaBarge (formerly of Corner Bakery Cafe). It’s a modern-casual space featuring specialty pizzas, calzones, salads, burrata, wine, and beer. Try the Coffee Paolo pizza — it sounds a bit crazy when you read that it has coffee, spicy salmi Calabrese, honey, and gorgonzola blue cheese, but trust me, it’s delicious.

Neony Pizza Works

Oak Cliff

829 W. Davis Street
Dallas, TX

The banh mi pizza at Neony Pizza Works is a lemongrass sausage, cucumber, pickled carrot, mozzarella, and cilantro aioli dream. (Photo by Megan Ziots)

Opened in Oak Cliff’s TyPo building in 2021, this pizza spot comes from Alex Ham. It also happens to be the home of one of our favorite dishes at new restaurants of 2021: a banh mi pizza. A 72-hour dough is baked with mozzarella, lemongrass sausage, sliced cucumber, and pickled carrot. It’s drizzled with house cilantro aioli.

Other highlights of the menu include Pesto Cream, Jalapeño Pepperoni, and Sausage & Friends.

Olivella’s Pizza & Wine

Multiple Locations

6465 E. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 525
Dallas, TX

Olivella's is a cozy neighborhood pizzeria, with Neapolitan and Roman style pizzas.

Crafted from century-old recipes, this Neapolitan and Roman-style pizza joint has been serving great pies since 2007. The local spot was named the “Best Pizza in Texas” by USA Today and even got a shoutout from Food Network star Rachael Ray. Last year, the spot expanded to its first outpost in Fort Worth. Don’t miss the popular black truffle pie with Italian ham, mushrooms, and black pepper.

Partenope Ristorante

Downtown

1903 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201

The Gennarino pizza comes with mozzarella, tomato sauce, soppressata, and basil. (Photo by Emily Loving)

Opened in 2019 by Dino and Megan Santonicola, this downtown Italian restaurant is primarily known for its Neapolitan pizzas. Apart from the award-winning Montanara (a flash-fried then baked, cheesy masterpiece), the SF Il Socio is another perfect pie. Made with smoked mozzarella, soppressata, brisket conserva, and barbecue sauce, it’s a solid balance of spicy and sweet.

Pie Tap Pizza Workshop + Bar

Multiple Locations

2708 N. Henderson Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206

Pie Tap is a favorite Dallas spot for fresh pizzas and salads.

This local pizza spot has two locations in the Dallas Design District and Henderson Avenue. Every pie, from prosciutto to barbecue chicken, comes out hot, toasty, and is wonderfully simple. They also offer a gluten-free crust for $4 extra.

There’s an awesome lunch special at the Henderson outpost from Monday through Friday (11 am to 3 pm): half of any pizza and salad for $12.

Pizzana

Knox-Henderson

3219 Knox Street, Suite 150
Dallas, TX 75205

The Cacio e Pepe is a signature pizza at Pizzana.

Co-founded by actor Chris O’Donnell (NCIS) and the co-creator of Sprinkles cupcakes Candace Nelson in 2017, this Dallas outpost is the buzzy pizza chain’s first location outside of California. Chef Daniele Uditi leads the kitchen using a signature “slow dough” process (proofed for two days) for Neo-Neapolitan pizza making. Don’t miss the Cacio e Pepe pie with cracked black pepper.

Pizzeria Testa

Lower Greenville

3525 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75206

Pizzeria Testa has been serving pies in Lower Greenville since 2018. (Courtesy)

This Neapolitan-style pizza restaurant serves fire-roasted pies in Lower Greenville. Originally opened in Frisco in 2012, the local spot from Rod Schaefer is a must-try in Dallas. The menu is extensive, including 12 red pizzas and nine white pizzas. Favorite include the Rodfather, Calabrese, and Testa Rossa.

Thunderbird Pies

East Dallas

7328 Gaston Avenue, Suite 110
Dallas, TX 75214

Started as a takeout-only venture during the pandemic, Thunderbird Pies, has quickly gained popularity for its Detroit-style pizzas and has since expanded to a permanent location. (Courtesy)

Founded as a take-out concept during the pandemic, this Detroit-style pizza restaurant recently expanded to its first permanent location in East Dallas. Opened by Jay Jerrier, owner of Cane Rosso and Zoli’s, the new spot has taken off with its thick rectangular pizzas. Some popular kinds include Drip Pan, Honey Bastard, and Luka Brasi.

ZaLat Pizza

Multiple Locations

2519 N. Fitzhugh Avenue
Dallas, TX 75204

Zalat Pizza is rapidly spreading around Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, and Austin. (Courtesy of Zalat)

Founded by Khanh Nguyen in 2015, this favorite late-night pizza joint has rapidly taken over Dallas-Fort Worth in the past several years. There are now six locations in Dallas, as well as ZaLat Slices (pizza by the slice only) at The Exchange food hall downtown. You’ll find 20 locations in DFW, and more in Houston and Austin. Some popular options include the Pho Shizzle (topped with a hoisin and sriracha swirl), Elote, Zealot, and Chicken Terikayi.

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