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10 Places to Find Unusual Pizza in Dallas

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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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1. India Chaat Cafe

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18101 Preston Rd, Ste 202
Dallas, TX 75252
(972) 713-0003
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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.

2. Epic Cones

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3025 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-1111
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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.

3. Carmine's Pizzeria

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2006 San Jacinto St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 520-6000
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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.

4. Pizza Lounge

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841 Exposition Ave
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 887-6900
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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.

5. Bolsa

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614 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 367-9367
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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.

6. Cane Rosso

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2612 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 741-1188
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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.

7. Urban Crust Wood Fired Pizza

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1006 E 15th St
Plano, TX 75074
(972) 509-1400
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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.

8. Mellow Mushroom

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200 N Center St
Arlington, TX 76011
(817) 274-7173
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.)

9. Zanata

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1022 E 15th St
Plano, TX 75074
(972) 422-9999
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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.

10. Union Bear

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3699 McKinney Ave., Suite 306
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 245-5330
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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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1. India Chaat Cafe

18101 Preston Rd, Ste 202, Dallas, TX 75252
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.
18101 Preston Rd, Ste 202
Dallas, TX 75252

2. Epic Cones

3025 Main St, Dallas, TX 75226
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.
3025 Main St
Dallas, TX 75226

3. Carmine's Pizzeria

2006 San Jacinto St, Dallas, TX 75201
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.
2006 San Jacinto St
Dallas, TX 75201

4. Pizza Lounge

841 Exposition Ave, Dallas, TX 75226
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.
841 Exposition Ave
Dallas, TX 75226

5. Bolsa

614 W. Davis St., Dallas, TX 75208
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.
614 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208

6. Cane Rosso

2612 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75226
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.
2612 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226

7. Urban Crust Wood Fired Pizza

1006 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074
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.
1006 E 15th St
Plano, TX 75074

8. Mellow Mushroom

200 N Center St, Arlington, TX 76011
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.)
200 N Center St
Arlington, TX 76011

9. Zanata

1022 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074
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.
1022 E 15th St
Plano, TX 75074

10. Union Bear

3699 McKinney Ave., Suite 306, Dallas, TX 75204
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.
3699 McKinney Ave., Suite 306
Dallas, TX 75204

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