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40+ places to get pizza in Raleigh

Dig into Raleigh’s must-try pizza shops including NC State hangouts, high-end Detroit-style pizza, and bagel shops moonlighting as pizzerias. Whatever style you prefer, there’s pizza in Raleigh for you.

A Detroit-style pepperoni pizza from Hummingbird.

Take a slice from our book — these are some of the best pizzas in town.

Photo by Emily Bennett Creative / Hummingbird

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Whenever we’re feeling saucy, we like to dig into a slice of local pizza. Raleigh’s pizza scene is bubbling with options — and we keep finding ways to top ourselves. If you’re on the quest for the perfect slice, we’ve pie-oneered a list of over 40 places to grab pizza in Raleigh that are definitely worth the dough.


A pizza with pepperoni and more toppings.

The Best Dressed at Trophy comes with lamb sausage, spinach, red onion, pepperoni and bacon.

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Benchwarmer’s Bagels, 500 E. Davie St. | Thursdays through Saturdays are pizza nights at this bagel shop — savor inventive yet unpretentious specials that are different every time.
Hot Box Pizza, 411 W. Morgan St. | This Neopolitan-style pizza is still served out of a food truck around Raleigh, and we’re loving the new permanent digs in Morgan Street Food Hall. We recommend a ball of burrata on top of your pie.
Oakwood Pizza Box, 610 N. Person St. | Our readers raved about this Oakwood pizzeria’s crust — including its gluten-free option — and variety of toppings.
Trophy Brewing & Pizza, 827 W. Morgan St. | Grab a Raleigh-brewed beer and some friends to share a signature pizza with — or a personal size to keep to yourself.
Ruckus Pizza, 2233 Avent Ferry Rd. | With four locations in the Triangle, pizza from this 25-year-old biz is never far away — we love a giant slice for lunch or the barbecue chicken pie.

Fancier fare

Colletta, 1 Fenton Main St., Ste. 170, Cary | Our favorite pie at this Fenton restaurant is the Regina Colletta with three cheeses, arugula, prosciutto, and aged balsamic.
Giorgio Pizza Bar, 141 Park at North Hills St., Ste. 112 | This North Hills spot has unique pies named after Italian filmmakers and stars like the Fellini, Pasolini, and Ornella.
Hummingbird, 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd., Ste. 111 | While this restaurant is mainly New Orleans-inspired, the pizza is made Detroit-style with thick and chewy crust.
Mulino Italian Kitchen & Bar, 309 N. Dawson St., Ste. 1313 | Try the Mulino Pizza with San Marzano sauce, arugula, mozzarella, and prosciutto topped with an organic baked egg — a unique pie topping we haven’t seen anywhere else.
Piccola Italia, 423 Woodburn Rd. | Order a New York-style hand-tossed pie in the Village District or a Sicilian pizza — these take 90 minutes to make, so ordering ahead is recommended.
Vivace, 4209 Lassiter Mill Rd., Ste. 115 | Your city editors love the peach and speck pie for a sweet + savory option with the punch of Gorgonzola.

Local legends

A pizza topped with peaches and prosciutto.

In addition to traditional Italian flavors, we love the Peach + Speck pie at Vivace.

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Benny Capitale’s, 121 Fayetteville St., Ste 110 | This pizza spot is right in the heart of downtown and offers massive individual slices like the Bro Cheese made with broccoli, beer cheese, and crispy onions.
Bowstring Pizza and Brewyard, 1930 Wake Forest Rd. | Jam out to local live music while enjoying a $4 slice or two.
Checkers Pizza & Subs, 2810 Hillsborough St. | This whole in the wall is a favorite of NC State students for reasonably priced pies.
Cristo’s Ristorante & Pizzeria, 1302 E. Millbrook Rd. | Choose between traditional, Grandma-style square, or a thick crust Sicilian pizza at this laidback spot.
Nancy’s Pizzeria, 8111 Creedmoor Rd. | This Windy City pizzeria serves Chicago-style stuffed pizzas filled to 2.5 inches tall.
Ponysaurus Brewing, 2221 Iron Works Dr., Ste. 100 | While sipping on Durham-brewed beers, take a bite out of ‘zas like the clam pie or a roasted corn + bacon pie.
Salvio’s Pizzeria, 6325 Falls of Neuse Rd., Ste. 69 | Reader Josh L. always feels like family at Salvio’s and enjoys the lunch special.
Schiano’s Restaurant, 13220 Strickland Rd. | Our readers recommend the fried zucchini to pair with your pie.
The Pizza Times, 210 S. Wilmington St. | In addition to plenty of topping and sauce options, add on Peruvian grilled wings or the cheesesteak.
Vic’s Italian Restaurant, multiple locations | This family owned joint has been in Raleigh for nearly 30 years — Reader Kat W. said it’s the crust that makes these pies.

New York-style

Avent Ferry Pizza, 3231 Avent Ferry Rd., Ste 102 | Mix up your order with calzones, stromboli, rolls, and breadsticks baked fresh.
Bussin Pizza, 3209 Hillsborough St. | Located just off of NC State’s campus, this pizzeria serves typical pies plus upgraded pasta options.
DeMo’s Pizzeria and Deli, 222 Glenwood Ave., Ste. 121 | This Glenwood fave also has delicious sandwiches, like the SanFran and steak sub.
Di Fara Pizza Tavern, 111 E. Chatham St., Cary | Di Fara hails from NYC and has been named some of the best pizza in the Big Apple. Visit the family owned biz and bite into the classic pie made with zero substitutions.
Slice of NY, multiple locations | You can’t beat this slice-by-slice pizzeria’s lunch specials for nearby students — try the barbecue chicken ‘za.
Manhattan Pizza, 9660 Falls of Neuse Rd., Ste. 133 | Step into this pizzeria to sample a slice and tell us you don’t feel like you’ve been transported to NYC.
Patronies Pizza, 131 Crenshaw Cors Dr., Wake Forest | Reader Chad N.'s favorite pizza from this Brooklyn-born pizzeria is the Poppa’s Pizza, topped with homemade meatballs, onion, spinach, and mozzarella.
Peri Brothers, 7321 Six Forks Rd. | Top your pie with nearly 30 different toppings, including homemade ricotta and roasted red peppers.
Randy’s Pizza, multiple locations | Home to the largest slice in the Triangle, take a bite out of a giant 30 inch party pie for your next event.

Italian origins

A group of people enjoying pizza at an event.

Have The Pizza Times cater your next event with tasty slices.

Photo provided by The Pizza Times

Amedeo’s, 3905 Western Blvd. | Founded by former NC State football player Amedeo De’Angelis, this Italian spot is perfect for pizza + Wolfpack fans.
Farina Neighborhood Italian, 8450 Honeycutt Rd., Ste. B100 | Reader Thomas H. shared their love for the goat cheese featured on the bacon and Hawaiian-Italian pies at this Lafayette Village eatery.
Frank’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant, 2030 New Bern Ave. | In addition to Italy-inspired pizza, taste more Italian dishes with a 47-year-old sauce recipe.

Brick oven

Oak City Pizza, 2906 Hillsborough St. | Choose from a variety of wood-fired pies, including the Oak Supreme, Meatza, and Meatball Pie.
Il Falò, 3931 Macaw St. | Il Falò means bonfire in Italian — it makes sense that the pizzas are fire with unique toppings like angus strip.
Pizzeria Faulisi, 215 E. Chatham St., Ste. 101, Cary | These pizzas lean traditional with high-quality toppings you might not always see, like sour cherries on a charred crust.
V Pizza, 7930 Skyland Ridge Pkwy. | In addition to brick-oven fired slices, sink your teeth into roasted wings with Calabrian spice or the Italian-inspired signature.

If you can’t take the wheat (gluten free)

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, 8511 Brier Creek Pkwy. | Pick from pies like sausage + spicy honey, pear + Gorgonzola, and spicy shrimp — plus, upgrade to traditional gluten-free crust or cauliflower crust.
Chow Pizza Bar, 8311 Creedmoor Rd. | Pick any specialty pizza — from the Veg Head to the Spicy Hawaiian — and make it gluten free at this north Raleigh hangout.
Milton’s Pizza and Pasta, multiple locations | This pizzeria has creative pies, like the Black-and-Bleu with blackened chicken and bleu cheese, the veggie-packed Garden of Eatin’, and the Stanley Cup.
Venture Pizza, 2320 Bale St., Ste. 114 | Feast on an internationally inspired pie with toppings like paneer tikka masala, Korean bulgogi, steak chimichurri, and more.

Not to sound cheesy (dairy free)

Lilly’s Pizza, 1813 Glenwood Ave. | Locals love Lilly’s for its cool vibes and quality vegan toppings like Daiya cheese, baked + atomic tofu, vegan chicken, shiitake mushrooms, and more you may never see again on a slice.

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