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10 Places to Find Unusual Pizza in Dallas

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Epic Cones delivers.
| Photo credit: Liz S./Yelp

Pizza. Italian in origin, it's a food we Americans have adopted as our very own—often for the worse, with abominations like cheese-stuffed crusts and frozen cardboard-tasting wastes of stomach space. The boom in authentic Neapolitan-style pizza joints has certainly elevated the status of the pizza in Dallas, with places like Cane Rosso, Olivella's and Dough turning out nicely charred versions topped with ultra-fresh, simple ingredients. But sometimes the margherita option gets old, and tastebuds crave a California Pizza Kitchen-esque monstrosity. Luckily, there's plenty of places to find offbeat pies in the city, if you know where to look. From Indian-inspired to cheeseburger-topped, here are ten places to eat unusual pizzas.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

India Chaat Cafe

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Yes, Indian pizza is a thing. This popular Indian spot at Preston & Frankford hawks "Desi-style" pizza, including a seekh kabab version with chunks of ground lamb, ginger and onions. The saag paneer pie with spinach and fresh cheese is a solid vegetarian option, while chicken tikka masala's creamy tomato sauce tastes right at home on a pizza.

Epic Cones

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Epic Cones, housed in the old Club One space in Deep Ellum, is taking all your favorite pizza ingredients and stuffing them inside a crispy dough cone. In case you need us to expand on why this is a good idea: They deliver late and all the pizza cones are five bucks.

Carmine's Pizzeria

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Carmine's is one of the best delivery options for downtown dwellers, especially if you're prepping for a marathon. Carb it up with the Pasta White Pizza with alfredo sauce, spaghetti, chicken and Italian sausage. The noodles add an interesting texture to the pie, which is as much of a gut bomb as you might expect.

Pizza Lounge

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If you're in the mood for cheap beer and pizza at an absurdly late hour, Pizza Lounge in Exposition Park is the place to be. The Regrubmah (that's hamburger backwards) tops a pie with all the usual burger ingredients: a slightly sweet, ketchup-y sauce, ground beef, red onion, tomatoes, cheese and dill pickles. There's also the pL Hawaiian which adds macadamia nuts and Kona coffee grounds to the usual pineapple and ham combo.
There's a reason the Twig and Berries flatbread has been on the menu since Bolsa opened in 2008. Sweet, juicy roasted grapes are an ideal foil to creamy, tangy chevre and bitter wild arugula.

Cane Rosso

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Jay Jerrier's celebrity chef Mondays are featuring some pretty wild pies. A recent creation by chef Jeffery Hobbs featured chicken liver mousse, chicken cracklins, goat cheese and tarragon. Yes, it was as crazy delicious as it sounds--crunchy, creamy, tangy goodness.

Urban Crust Wood Fired Pizza

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Hey, Plano needs pizza options, too. Urban Crust is turning out high-quality pies with the help of a wood-burning oven. October's featured pie is the epitome of fall: balsamic-roasted butternut squash, caramelized onions, sage pesto, and goat cheese.

Mellow Mushroom

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Yes, it's a chain, but the MM is worth a visit for tasty, unusual pizzas and the unique psychedelic-pot smoker vibe, plus the great selection of beers. Try the curry chicken pizza with Thai chili sauce. (They've also got gluten-free and vegan versions.)
The pizzas at this downtown Plano restaurant are churned out of a fiery hot, 900 degree oven. The FM 554 has so-hot-right-now Brussels sprouts, plus wild mushrooms, fontina and truffle oil.

Union Bear

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This subterranean spot in the West Village has a few different unusual pie options: toasted pistachios with local goat cheese, or the Honey Pig topped with salami and drizzled honey.

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India Chaat Cafe

Yes, Indian pizza is a thing. This popular Indian spot at Preston & Frankford hawks "Desi-style" pizza, including a seekh kabab version with chunks of ground lamb, ginger and onions. The saag paneer pie with spinach and fresh cheese is a solid vegetarian option, while chicken tikka masala's creamy tomato sauce tastes right at home on a pizza.

Epic Cones

Epic Cones, housed in the old Club One space in Deep Ellum, is taking all your favorite pizza ingredients and stuffing them inside a crispy dough cone. In case you need us to expand on why this is a good idea: They deliver late and all the pizza cones are five bucks.

Carmine's Pizzeria

Carmine's is one of the best delivery options for downtown dwellers, especially if you're prepping for a marathon. Carb it up with the Pasta White Pizza with alfredo sauce, spaghetti, chicken and Italian sausage. The noodles add an interesting texture to the pie, which is as much of a gut bomb as you might expect.

Pizza Lounge

If you're in the mood for cheap beer and pizza at an absurdly late hour, Pizza Lounge in Exposition Park is the place to be. The Regrubmah (that's hamburger backwards) tops a pie with all the usual burger ingredients: a slightly sweet, ketchup-y sauce, ground beef, red onion, tomatoes, cheese and dill pickles. There's also the pL Hawaiian which adds macadamia nuts and Kona coffee grounds to the usual pineapple and ham combo.

Bolsa

There's a reason the Twig and Berries flatbread has been on the menu since Bolsa opened in 2008. Sweet, juicy roasted grapes are an ideal foil to creamy, tangy chevre and bitter wild arugula.

Cane Rosso

Jay Jerrier's celebrity chef Mondays are featuring some pretty wild pies. A recent creation by chef Jeffery Hobbs featured chicken liver mousse, chicken cracklins, goat cheese and tarragon. Yes, it was as crazy delicious as it sounds--crunchy, creamy, tangy goodness.

Urban Crust Wood Fired Pizza

Hey, Plano needs pizza options, too. Urban Crust is turning out high-quality pies with the help of a wood-burning oven. October's featured pie is the epitome of fall: balsamic-roasted butternut squash, caramelized onions, sage pesto, and goat cheese.

Mellow Mushroom

Yes, it's a chain, but the MM is worth a visit for tasty, unusual pizzas and the unique psychedelic-pot smoker vibe, plus the great selection of beers. Try the curry chicken pizza with Thai chili sauce. (They've also got gluten-free and vegan versions.)

Zanata

The pizzas at this downtown Plano restaurant are churned out of a fiery hot, 900 degree oven. The FM 554 has so-hot-right-now Brussels sprouts, plus wild mushrooms, fontina and truffle oil.

Union Bear

This subterranean spot in the West Village has a few different unusual pie options: toasted pistachios with local goat cheese, or the Honey Pig topped with salami and drizzled honey.

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