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Greenville Avenue Pizza Company’s Mexican pizza.
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15 Excellent Dallas Pizzerias

From Neapolitan to classic New York style pies, these pizza purveyors are top notch

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Greenville Avenue Pizza Company’s Mexican pizza.
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Regardless of whether you’re dining out or ordering delivery, pizza reigns supreme. There’s nothing more comforting than that classic combination of cheese, tomato sauce, and crispy crust.

The next time a major pizza craving strikes, consider one of these 15 beloved local pizzerias instead of ordering from one of the big national chains. Slinging everything from creatively topped New York-style pies to Neapolitan traditional, these DFW pizza favorites are a hit every single time.

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1. Cavalli

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3601 Regent Blvd #115
Irving, TX 75063
(972) 915-0001
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The original Cavalli in Irving isn't much to look at — just a small, order-at-the-counter affair in a strip mall — but the Neapolitan-style pies deliver. Each pizza is made with imported  San Marzano tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala

2. Bay34th St Pizzeria

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13605 Midway Rd Ste 170
Farmers Branch, TX 75244
(214) 774-9469
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If classic New York-style pizza is what the night calls for, this is the place to go. Keep it simple with a classic cheese pie, or consider the buffalo chicken or Florentine to-go. For something other than pizza, try the meatball parmigiana.

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3. Eno's Pizza Tavern

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407 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 943-9200
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For thin-crust enthusiasts, Eno’s Pizza Tavern in Oak Cliff is a must. Meat lovers go for the Pig Smiley, topped with Benton’s country ham, local honey, and Eno’s own spicy sausage.

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4. Pie Tap Pizza Workshop

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1212 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75207

The 4-location chain with 4-ingredient crust (flour, water salt and extra virgin olive oil) offers everything from classic pies to gourmet combos to egg-topped brunch pizzas.

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5. Yonker's Pizza

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8421 Westchester Dr
Dallas, TX 75225
(972) 982-0862
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A newcomer to the scene, the New York style pies at this Preston Center pizzeria are already impressing. The crusts boast plenty of chew, and meaty combinations like the Great Bambino, with pepperoni, Jimmy’s Italian sausage, hot sopressata, homemade meatballs, hamburger, porchetta, and Italian beef, make for a seriously solid pizza.

Yonkers Pizza
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6. CutiePies Pizza & Bar

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2916 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 238-6348
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Over on McKinney Avenue in Uptown, Cutie Pies is usually buzzing with a bar inside and a wrap-around patio outdoors. The crusts here are New York style, with creative topping combos like Elotes Pie or the Sweet n’ Sassy, which combines spicy sopressata, habanero-infused honey, and jalapeño-garlic relish.

Elote pie at Cutie Pies
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7. Pizza Leila

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2001 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 484-1395
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Square Sicilian pies with perfectly chewy crusts are the star of the menu at Pizza Leila, which operates out of Sloane’s Corner on Ross Avenue. Pies topped with porchetta, four different types of cheese, and veggies like spinach and artichoke are on the menu, along with garlic knots served with “really really spicy” chili pizza sauce.

8. Mimi's Pizzeria

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6807 W Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75225
(972) 215-7290
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With an extensive menu of pizzas and pastas, Mimi’s is a solid options for families who want lots of choices. Keep it classic with pepperoni, or consider a specialty pie like the Mediterranean, which is topped with feta, artichoke, sun-dried tomatoes, and roasted peppers.

Mimi’s Valentine’s Day pie
Rachel Pinn

9. Olivella's

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3406 McFarlin Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 528-7070
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Charlie Green imported a pizzaiolo from Naples and opened Olivella's in University Park back in 2007, and it's still going strong. Try the black truffle pizza, or the Snow White, made with mozzarella, ricotta, and garlic.

10. Fireside Pies

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2820 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 370-3916
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This longstanding small DFW pizza chain serves freshly-fired pies, like the Triple Roni, topped with truffle oil and basil, and the balsamic chicken with herb-roasted cremini mushrooms.

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11. Zalat Pizza Fitzhugh Dallas

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2519 N Fitzhugh Ave
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 370-9786
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This late-night pizza spot pays homage to its founder’s Vietnamese roots with pies like the Pho Shizzle, topped with caramelized onions, hoisin sauce, and chicken.

12. Serious Pizza

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2807 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226
(469) 949-9234
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Known for its giant, 30-inch pies, Serious Pizza recently reopened under new ownership and following an extensive renovation that nearly tripled the size of its Deep Ellum location. Opt for a The Jerk, made with bell peppers, red onion, cilantro and jerk chicken.

13. Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

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1923 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-5404
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This lower Greenville staple has expanded in recent years to East Dallas and Richardson, thanks to a loyal following, and dishes like a Mexican pizza topped with poblano peppers, hamburger, and cilantro.

14. Thunderbird Pies

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7328 Gaston Ave #110
Dallas, TX 75214
(469) 577-1077
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This pandemic era pop-up from the minds behind Cane Rosso and Zoli’s focused exclusively on Detroit-style pizza, which features Wisconsin brick cheese layered edge-to-edge on buttery, crispy, chewy crust. The pop-up proved so successful that Thunderbird now has a permanent spot in White Rock.

15. Besa's Italian Restaurant

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7602 N Jupiter Rd
Garland, TX 75044
(972) 414-9688
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If a classic New York-style pie is on your mind, head to Garland. Besa’s is the typical family owned and operated Italian-American restaurant, BYOB with pastas, sandwiches and, of course, large Neapolitan-style pies.

New York style pies at Besa’s Pizza
Rachel Pinn

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1. Cavalli

3601 Regent Blvd #115, Irving, TX 75063

The original Cavalli in Irving isn't much to look at — just a small, order-at-the-counter affair in a strip mall — but the Neapolitan-style pies deliver. Each pizza is made with imported  San Marzano tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala

3601 Regent Blvd #115
Irving, TX 75063

2. Bay34th St Pizzeria

13605 Midway Rd Ste 170, Farmers Branch, TX 75244
Bay 34th St Pizzeria/Facebook

If classic New York-style pizza is what the night calls for, this is the place to go. Keep it simple with a classic cheese pie, or consider the buffalo chicken or Florentine to-go. For something other than pizza, try the meatball parmigiana.

13605 Midway Rd Ste 170
Farmers Branch, TX 75244

3. Eno's Pizza Tavern

407 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
Eno's Pizza Tavern/Facebook

For thin-crust enthusiasts, Eno’s Pizza Tavern in Oak Cliff is a must. Meat lovers go for the Pig Smiley, topped with Benton’s country ham, local honey, and Eno’s own spicy sausage.

407 N Bishop Ave
Dallas, TX 75208

4. Pie Tap Pizza Workshop

1212 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75207
Pie Tap Pizza Workshop/Facebook

The 4-location chain with 4-ingredient crust (flour, water salt and extra virgin olive oil) offers everything from classic pies to gourmet combos to egg-topped brunch pizzas.

1212 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75207

5. Yonker's Pizza

8421 Westchester Dr, Dallas, TX 75225
Yonkers Pizza
Rachel Pinn

A newcomer to the scene, the New York style pies at this Preston Center pizzeria are already impressing. The crusts boast plenty of chew, and meaty combinations like the Great Bambino, with pepperoni, Jimmy’s Italian sausage, hot sopressata, homemade meatballs, hamburger, porchetta, and Italian beef, make for a seriously solid pizza.

8421 Westchester Dr
Dallas, TX 75225

6. CutiePies Pizza & Bar

2916 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
Elote pie at Cutie Pies
Rachel Pinn

Over on McKinney Avenue in Uptown, Cutie Pies is usually buzzing with a bar inside and a wrap-around patio outdoors. The crusts here are New York style, with creative topping combos like Elotes Pie or the Sweet n’ Sassy, which combines spicy sopressata, habanero-infused honey, and jalapeño-garlic relish.

2916 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

7. Pizza Leila

2001 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

Square Sicilian pies with perfectly chewy crusts are the star of the menu at Pizza Leila, which operates out of Sloane’s Corner on Ross Avenue. Pies topped with porchetta, four different types of cheese, and veggies like spinach and artichoke are on the menu, along with garlic knots served with “really really spicy” chili pizza sauce.

2001 Ross Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

8. Mimi's Pizzeria

6807 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75225
Mimi’s Valentine’s Day pie
Rachel Pinn

With an extensive menu of pizzas and pastas, Mimi’s is a solid options for families who want lots of choices. Keep it classic with pepperoni, or consider a specialty pie like the Mediterranean, which is topped with feta, artichoke, sun-dried tomatoes, and roasted peppers.

6807 W Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75225

9. Olivella's

3406 McFarlin Blvd, Dallas, TX 75205

Charlie Green imported a pizzaiolo from Naples and opened Olivella's in University Park back in 2007, and it's still going strong. Try the black truffle pizza, or the Snow White, made with mozzarella, ricotta, and garlic.

3406 McFarlin Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205

10. Fireside Pies

2820 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
Margo Sivin/EDFW

This longstanding small DFW pizza chain serves freshly-fired pies, like the Triple Roni, topped with truffle oil and basil, and the balsamic chicken with herb-roasted cremini mushrooms.

2820 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

11. Zalat Pizza Fitzhugh Dallas

2519 N Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, TX 75204

This late-night pizza spot pays homage to its founder’s Vietnamese roots with pies like the Pho Shizzle, topped with caramelized onions, hoisin sauce, and chicken.

2519 N Fitzhugh Ave
Dallas, TX 75204

12. Serious Pizza

2807 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75226

Known for its giant, 30-inch pies, Serious Pizza recently reopened under new ownership and following an extensive renovation that nearly tripled the size of its Deep Ellum location. Opt for a The Jerk, made with bell peppers, red onion, cilantro and jerk chicken.

2807 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75226

13. Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

1923 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

This lower Greenville staple has expanded in recent years to East Dallas and Richardson, thanks to a loyal following, and dishes like a Mexican pizza topped with poblano peppers, hamburger, and cilantro.

1923 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

14. Thunderbird Pies

7328 Gaston Ave #110, Dallas, TX 75214

This pandemic era pop-up from the minds behind Cane Rosso and Zoli’s focused exclusively on Detroit-style pizza, which features Wisconsin brick cheese layered edge-to-edge on buttery, crispy, chewy crust. The pop-up proved so successful that Thunderbird now has a permanent spot in White Rock.

7328 Gaston Ave #110
Dallas, TX 75214

15. Besa's Italian Restaurant

7602 N Jupiter Rd, Garland, TX 75044
New York style pies at Besa’s Pizza
Rachel Pinn

If a classic New York-style pie is on your mind, head to Garland. Besa’s is the typical family owned and operated Italian-American restaurant, BYOB with pastas, sandwiches and, of course, large Neapolitan-style pies.

7602 N Jupiter Rd
Garland, TX 75044

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