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The 10 Best Spots for Pizza-by-the-Slice in the Twin Cities

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A wise modern-day proverb goes: pizza is not one of the five food groups, it's all of them. This combined with the portability of the average slice makes it one of the most ideal foods to eat in-transit: for lunch, late at night, or really on any occasion. A whole pie is a big commitment, so we've mapped the 10 best spots to grab singular slices to spread that pizza love. There's everything here from the pizza shop equivalents of greasy spoons to high-end deli slices, each broken down by slice price. Without further ado, here are ten of the best slices in the Twin Cities, mapped.

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Fat Lorenzo's

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Fat Lorenzo’s is not a place for a dieter. At this family-run Lake Nokomis eatery, slices are cut from an 18” pie into six hefty, cheesy wedges. The “Fat’s” slice has the typical deluxe toppings — two meats, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, and both colors of olives. The “Slim’s” is a melty version of the same, but without the meat. Slice price: $3.29-$4.09

Broders' Cucina Italiana

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From the folks that produced the beloved Pasta Bar, we have a fast-casual deli option for all our Italian cravings. There’s still the same squishy, crispy crust and authentic toppings — just on the go. The options include a cheese, spicy salami, sausage, broccoli, or specialty slice. Slice price: $2.50-$3.50

Hello Pizza

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With a photo booth, rocking decor (a giant black and white print of Lionel Richie occupies a nice chunk of one wall), and funky 80s jams this za shop (from Pizzeria Lola's Ann Kim) has all the fun of a casual slice joint with a couple grown-up touches — hello silverware, hello tap list, hello salads that offer arugula, not iceberg. On any given day you can grab cheese, pepperoni, a meat and mushrooms, or the specialty slice. Recently, a creamy spinach artichoke held the honor. Slice price: $3.25-$4.50

Jakeeno's Trattoria

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Situated in the Midtown Global Market, this offshoot of the original Jakeeno’s supplies the same thin, crackly crust, but instead of serving whole pies cut into squares, triangular slices are customized to order. With options ranging from the traditional (pepperoni, veggie) to the elaborate (mushroom with truffle oil, anyone?), there’s plenty to satiate any slice hankering. Slice price: $3.75-$4.25

A Slice of New York

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A big city feel is embodied here in everything from the cheap prices to the Eat Street location. The slices are big, gooey, and greasy in just the right big, gooey, greasy way. Only the basics are served by the slice — they’ve got cheese, pepperoni, sausage, and veggie. Memorabilia from Goodfellas and The Godfather covers the walls, and a plastic checkered table cloth finishes out the look. Slice price: $2-$2.50

Ginelli's Pizza

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Another skyway za spot, Ginelli’s, dishes up fat, fluffy slices that are the right mix of indulgent and filling. The four standard varieties oozing with cheese and a tangy marinara come complete with paper plate for the authentic on-the-go lunch experience. Slice price: $2.60-$3.25

Andrea Pizza

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A longstanding favorite of hungry skyway crawlers, these gargantuan slices require that true New York fold, or two hands at all times. The toppings are classics and contemporaries daily ranging from pepperoni and green olives to Hawaiin chicken bacon ranch. Slice price: $3.16-$3.61

Pizza Lucé

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A local phenom, Lucé is also popular with the late-night crowd. It has locations situated nicely for a post-party slice in Downtown, Uptown, Seward, and St. Paul, as well as a few 'burb spots and a greater Minnesota outpost in Duluth. What’s available depends on the nightly crowd, but go for a piece of “The Lucé —the pizza that started it all” in a pinch. The namesake slice stacks gooey moz on red sauce with italian sausage and fresh garlic. Slice price: $3.66-$4.20

Mesa Pizza By The Slice

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This late-night college grub stop gets major pizza points for creativity. With brightly colored walls and bumping loud tunes, any type of meal can be delivered (literally, until 2 a.m. on weeknights) in slice form here. There’s a gyro, bacon cheeseburger, tortellini with pesto, and even a nachos slice, complete with crunchy tortilla chips. Slice price: $3-$3.50

Cossetta Alimentari

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A St. Paul mainstay for all things deli italiano, the restaurant portion of the newly-expanded Cosetta's continues to exceed fast-dining standards with its buffet of pastas, antipasto, and mains. If you've been stuck in a cheese or pepperoni rut, go for the sausage slice. Its chewy, crispy crust is topped with the same peppery, caraway heavy Italian sausage that this spot has been cranking out for decades. Slice price: $3.99-$4.35
A slice of pepperoni with a side salad

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Fat Lorenzo's

Fat Lorenzo’s is not a place for a dieter. At this family-run Lake Nokomis eatery, slices are cut from an 18” pie into six hefty, cheesy wedges. The “Fat’s” slice has the typical deluxe toppings — two meats, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, and both colors of olives. The “Slim’s” is a melty version of the same, but without the meat. Slice price: $3.29-$4.09

Broders' Cucina Italiana

From the folks that produced the beloved Pasta Bar, we have a fast-casual deli option for all our Italian cravings. There’s still the same squishy, crispy crust and authentic toppings — just on the go. The options include a cheese, spicy salami, sausage, broccoli, or specialty slice. Slice price: $2.50-$3.50

Hello Pizza

With a photo booth, rocking decor (a giant black and white print of Lionel Richie occupies a nice chunk of one wall), and funky 80s jams this za shop (from Pizzeria Lola's Ann Kim) has all the fun of a casual slice joint with a couple grown-up touches — hello silverware, hello tap list, hello salads that offer arugula, not iceberg. On any given day you can grab cheese, pepperoni, a meat and mushrooms, or the specialty slice. Recently, a creamy spinach artichoke held the honor. Slice price: $3.25-$4.50

Jakeeno's Trattoria

Situated in the Midtown Global Market, this offshoot of the original Jakeeno’s supplies the same thin, crackly crust, but instead of serving whole pies cut into squares, triangular slices are customized to order. With options ranging from the traditional (pepperoni, veggie) to the elaborate (mushroom with truffle oil, anyone?), there’s plenty to satiate any slice hankering. Slice price: $3.75-$4.25

A Slice of New York

A big city feel is embodied here in everything from the cheap prices to the Eat Street location. The slices are big, gooey, and greasy in just the right big, gooey, greasy way. Only the basics are served by the slice — they’ve got cheese, pepperoni, sausage, and veggie. Memorabilia from Goodfellas and The Godfather covers the walls, and a plastic checkered table cloth finishes out the look. Slice price: $2-$2.50

Ginelli's Pizza

Another skyway za spot, Ginelli’s, dishes up fat, fluffy slices that are the right mix of indulgent and filling. The four standard varieties oozing with cheese and a tangy marinara come complete with paper plate for the authentic on-the-go lunch experience. Slice price: $2.60-$3.25

Andrea Pizza

A longstanding favorite of hungry skyway crawlers, these gargantuan slices require that true New York fold, or two hands at all times. The toppings are classics and contemporaries daily ranging from pepperoni and green olives to Hawaiin chicken bacon ranch. Slice price: $3.16-$3.61

Pizza Lucé

A local phenom, Lucé is also popular with the late-night crowd. It has locations situated nicely for a post-party slice in Downtown, Uptown, Seward, and St. Paul, as well as a few 'burb spots and a greater Minnesota outpost in Duluth. What’s available depends on the nightly crowd, but go for a piece of “The Lucé —the pizza that started it all” in a pinch. The namesake slice stacks gooey moz on red sauce with italian sausage and fresh garlic. Slice price: $3.66-$4.20

Mesa Pizza By The Slice

This late-night college grub stop gets major pizza points for creativity. With brightly colored walls and bumping loud tunes, any type of meal can be delivered (literally, until 2 a.m. on weeknights) in slice form here. There’s a gyro, bacon cheeseburger, tortellini with pesto, and even a nachos slice, complete with crunchy tortilla chips. Slice price: $3-$3.50

Cossetta Alimentari

A St. Paul mainstay for all things deli italiano, the restaurant portion of the newly-expanded Cosetta's continues to exceed fast-dining standards with its buffet of pastas, antipasto, and mains. If you've been stuck in a cheese or pepperoni rut, go for the sausage slice. Its chewy, crispy crust is topped with the same peppery, caraway heavy Italian sausage that this spot has been cranking out for decades. Slice price: $3.99-$4.35
A slice of pepperoni with a side salad

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