El Paso is a beautiful area of Texas right on the state’s border with Mexico, known as the “Sun City” since it’s sunny there for the vast majority of the year. What better destination to visit during the summer months?
Of course, whether you’re going on a trip to El Paso in the near future or if you live in the area, it’s always nice to know the best places to grab a bite— or in this case, a slice —to eat. Pizza places are a dime a dozen in every city, but you want the best of the best.
Everyone loves a good pizza, but the pizzas on this list are great! And they’re all also supported by GiftYa, a virtual gift card company that allows you to send someone you know a gift card for a participating location via an app. Then your loved one can set that money up with their credit or debit card so that they don’t have to remember to bring a physical card with them.
Consider visiting one of the pizza places below, and consider buying a GiftYa for one— or more —of them as well!
Locations in many different cities, all supported by GiftYa!
Grimaldi’s serves up delicious pizza in countless cities, and their El Paso location is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the city! Image courtesy of Instagram.
8889 Gateway Blvd W Ste 1200 | El Paso | grimaldispizzeria.com
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is a chain that began as a family business that started out in Brooklyn in 1990 with brick-oven pizza. The practice of making the pizza has stayed relatively the same since then, though, with the signature ovens still present as well as fresh ingredients and fresh dough that’s made daily. Each pizza is made with the same dedication!
The pizza choices Grimaldi’s have something for everyone— coal-brick oven pizzas, chef’s specials, gluten free pies, cauliflower pizza, and of course the option to build your own! However, the restaurant also serves calzones, starters, and desserts.
Grimaldi’s is open for both takeout and sit-down dining from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays, and hours change to 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. for Saturdays and Sundays.
“Super fun atmosphere. Lively and bright. Great size and variety in the pizza menu. The crust and sauce are wonderful and tasty. You will not feel guilty eating to your heart's content here.” - Yelp Review
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Four different locations in El Paso, all popular— and for good reason!
The outdoor patio at Ardovino’s is a great, shaded place to dine outdoors— especially in the warm weather! Image courtesy of Instagram.
206 Cincinnati Ave | El Paso | ardovinospizza.com
Ardovino’s has multiple locations in El Paso, Texas, but the Cincinnati Avenue one in particular has been open since 1961. It’s in downtown El Paso, but locations have also opened up in the west, east, and northeast areas of the city as well as in the upper valley.
With their impressive menu selection of salads, sandwiches, soups, appetizers, drinks, desserts, and— last but never least —pizza, this restaurant has something for everyone even if the pizza takes the cake. Ardovino’s is open for curbside pick-up, delivery, and drive-thru takeout as well as both indoor and outdoor sit-down dining. You can even book their patio or a private dining room for a party or an event.
Hours at Ardovino’s are from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursdays, 11 a.m. through 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 11:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Sundays.
“There were lots of tempting pizza choices but I decided to do a small create your own. I chose olives, tomatoes, mushrooms and pepperoni. The pizza came out hot & fresh with perfectly thin, crunchy crust.” - Yelp Review
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Another popular El Paso chain with great deals so you can get more pizza for less money!
Speedy’s offers so many different topping choices on their pizza that you can’t possibly limit yourself to trying just one! Image courtesy of Instagram.
601 S El Paso St | El Paso | speedyspizzas.com
Speedy’s Pizza has been open and making high quality pizzas for a low price since 2002, which has made them very popular in El Paso with pizza that has won many awards. It’s no wonder, with the number of options they provide on the menu!
You can put up to seven toppings on a pizza when you build your own at Speedy’s, but there’s also plenty of specialty made pizzas that you can look at and order online! Speedy’s also serves sides like salads, fries, and breadsticks as well as wings— which are almost as popular as their pizza!
Hours at Speedy’s are from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. At Speedy’s Pizza, you could have pizza for all three meals out of the day seven days a week.
“I can't say enough about Speedy's. I first had this in high school and immediately fell in love! Now being married I introduced my husband to this pizza place and he loves it just as much as I do.” - Yelp Review
Popularizing pizza by the slice in El Paso from three different locations!
The Pizza Joint is well-known as a place to buy slices of pizza, but you can also buy whole pies if that’s what you prefer. Image courtesy of Instagram.
500 N Stanton St | El Paso | the-pizza-joint.com
The Pizza Joint has lived up to its name since opening in 2011— it’s the spot in El Paso to buy great pizza by the slice. There are actually three locations in El Paso— uptown, westside, and downtown, but the last of those three is the only one accepting GiftYa.
The menu offers starters, wings, salads, desserts, and— of course —their famous pizza, whether you order a specialty pie, a classic pizza, or just grab a quick slice for lunch! They also have different special deals offered every day, as well as a daily happy hour from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. during which all pizza slices and beers are 25% off.
The Pizza Joint has hours for delivery and takeout from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Wednesdays, and 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Fridays. On Saturdays and Sundays the restaurant is open from noon until 10 p.m.
“If you have not tried The Pizza Joint for pizza yet it is a must! The pizza is similar to New York style in its thin crust and large cut. It was very good!” - Yelp Review
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Come for the promising pizza, stay for all the other options on the menu!
The house specialty pizza at House of Pizza is definitely worth a try, but they have more tame options, too! Image courtesy of Instagram.
2016 N Piedras St | El Paso | 915-565-7240
House of Pizza, perhaps contrary to its name, has a lot more on the menu than you might originally think. There are other House of Pizza locations in El Paso, but GiftYa only accepts cards for this one. After being closed for several months due to COVID, this location is now open for curbside pick-up.
If customer opinions are anything to go by, the pizza was worth the wait. But don’t just come to this restaurant for the pizza! There are also salads, subs, spaghetti, lasagna, desserts, and soft drinks available here.
House of Pizza is closed on Sundays and Mondays, but it’s open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Saturdays.
“This is the best pizza in El Paso! Period. No other pizza in town compares to this House of Pizza location. There are other good places but not like here. I love all the cheese and fresh ingredients they use.” - Yelp Review
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Pizza served with all the sides, toppings, and even dips that you could ask for!
Takeout pizza that’ll take you out of this world with flavor! Crazy Dave’s crazy good pizza is definitely worth a taste. Image courtesy of Instagram.
1830 George Dieter Dr Ste 117 | El Paso | 915-307-2851
Crazy Dave’s is a pizza place in a strip mall in the East Side of El Paso, and it’s gained a lot of popularity though it’s only open for carry-out. The toppings on the specialty pizzas are combinations you may never have seen before, and there are always a lot of them. The only thing crazy about this pizza, though, is how good it is!
There are side orders available— breadsticks, pepperoni rolls, cheesy bread, and apple pie dessert pizza —but this restaurant sticks primarily to pizza with their specialty pies and the option to select your own topping. You can, however, choose any number of dips to order for just 75 cents more, which is what kicks their pizza up a notch.
Crazy Dave’s Pizza is open from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 11 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays for takeout only.
“The prices are more than reasonable and my order was ready in less than 15 minutes. It smelled amazing and everything was piping hot. As for the taste? Two thumbs up! What more could you ask for?” - Yelp Review
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Popular chain with multiple El Paso locations— pizza buffet!
When the pizza is all you can eat, you’ll want to try all of the different toppings! Luckily, Cici’s has toppings to spare. Image courtesy of Instagram.
8855 Viscount Blvd | El Paso | cicis.com
There are no less than six GiftYa supported Cici’s locations in El Paso, Texas, and plenty of other locations in other states and cities. Cici’s is open for both pick-up and delivery as well as sit-down dining. With the latter, you have the option of an unlimited buffet where the pizza will be served fresh daily!
You don’t have to stick to pizza, though— salads, sides, wings, and desserts are also all available to you at Cici’s and the buffet applies to everything. You’ll want to make sure you save the majority of your room for the pizza though, with the specialty pies, stuffed crust, flatbreads, and pan pizzas, you can be sure there’s a pizza for everyone here.
Saturday through Thursday Cici’s is open from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m., and on Fridays the restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
“There's a variety of pizzas and you can even ask for your own… The staff was great. Members constantly checked to see if we were doing okay. They seemed very happy and easy going.” - Yelp Review
When you have to go out to eat, pizza is always a great go-to option, and chances are that if you’re in the city for only a short time you’re going to need to eat at a restaurant. So, next time you’re in El Paso, Texas, consider visiting one of these many amazing places for that pizza fix!
Better yet, consider purchasing a GiftYa to one of these locations for a friend or family member so that you can treat them to a slice— or a whole pie! Whatever kind of pizza you want and however much, you’ll definitely be able to find something you like at the restaurants on this list.