Nothing comforts like pizza, and during the pandemic, it’s a vital food group. All across the metro are neighborhood pizza shops that are staying afloat and continuing to serve cheese covered pizzas during the stay at home order. Whether looking for something fancy via a curbside pick up or a red sauced classic delivered to your doorstep, these are just a few of the Twin Cities fantastic, locally owned pizza shops still serving up the good stuff.Read More
Where to Order the Best Local Pizzas, Better Than National Chains
Deep dish, thin crust, square cut, New York slices and all kinds of ooey gooey comfort
1. Hello Pizza
These wide sliced pizzas from James Beard Award winning chef Ann Kim are available curbside Thursday through Sunday in Minneapolis. Call to order for a curbside pick up.
2. Pizzeria Lola
Possibly one of Minneapolis’ most popular pizza joints, in a land full of popular pizza joints, Pizzeria Lola has become a classic. Order online for curbside pick up of fresh pies and frozen pizzas. The new frozen pies are fantastic to bank for later.
3. Red Wagon Pizza Company
Red Wagon is serving not only their famous pizzas, but pizza kits to bake at home. Pick up times are staggered to keep all interaction between people and staff to an absolute, safely distanced minimum. It’s also possible to order it shipped, frozen right to your door, all around the country. Order online.
4. Leaning Tower of Pizza
Leaning Tower is a Lyndale institution. Normally, it’s a happening happy hour spot, but nowawads the HH has to stay at home on the couch. Build yourself a “quarantini” and order a large, cheesy pie with a side of “dynabites,” these little cheesy fried, chili pepper spiked munchies. Order online.
5. Galactic Pizza
This is an excellent Lyn/Lake location to order pizza delivery, especially if you’re looking for vegetarian or vegan offerings (although, there’s a respectable pepperoni situation happening here.) Bonus points for proper good mozzarella sticks. Order online.
6. Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza
Black Sheep has coal fired ovens baking up their beloved pizzas in both Minneapolis and St. Paul, and available for delivery. Order online.
This Minneapolis restaurant might be best known for empanadas, but experts know that these puffy-crusted, hearty pizzas are the secret star of the menu. Order online for curbside pick up.
8. Young Joni
Ann Kim’s pizzeria that’s more than a pizzeria is open for take away seven days a week. Order after 2 p.m. by calling the restaurant.
9. Parkway Pizza
Parkway Pizza is an entrenched part of its community. Not only does this restaurant serve a cravable Midwestern style pizza with square cuts, but they have long been a spot for school fundraiser nights and post sports game feasts. Call by phone for delivery.
10. Mavericks Pizza
Little has changed with this beloved St. Paul pizzeria - the tiny storefront was never even an option for dining in. Order up their fat slices with perfectly spiced Italian sausage for delivery by calling by phone.
Simply some of the best bar made pizzas around. These round pies are topped with plenty of cheese and cut into squares. Don’t be afraid to get a little weird and try the Rueben pizza, a thousand island sauce is topped sauerkraut, cheese, and corned beef.
12. Mucci's Italian
Mucci’s Italian serves those hearty pizzas with the fried dough crust in Minneapolis and St. Paul for pick up curbside in the latter part of the week. Or, look for them in Kowalski’s freezer section to make at home.
This St. Paul classic shop has added delivery as an option for their salty savory, New York style pizzas. Order online.