Enjoy a Thick, Cheesy Slice of Pizza with Friends in Jacksonville
Pizza is a classic American dish. Whether you are on the hunt for something to satisfy your late-night food cravings or you want to grab a quick lunch, pizza is always a prime choice. In a vibrant city like Jacksonville, there is no shortage of high-quality pizzerias. From upscale, casual pizza cafes to late-night restaurants, we are covering all of the places in the city known for serving the best pizza in Jacksonville.
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8221 Southside Blvd, Southside
Whether you are in need of a slice of pizza topped with the works or you want a new hang out place to catch up with friends, the Loop Pizza Grill is a popular pizza eater offering just that. Customers have an impressive selection of pizzas to choose from, including the Meat Market pizza loaded with pepperoni, beef, bacon and sausage, and the Artichoke & Bacon pizza with basil pesto and olives. The Spicy Chicken Cilantro and the BBQ Chicken are also perfect for meat lovers.
If your sweet tooth is calling to you, order a chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry oreo shake to go along with your pizza. Brownies, cookies, and cake pops are also available for a quick dessert.
“Now their pizza, fantastic. I have never heard the word pesto used until I saw on their menu and tried it, and it is amazing! I don't like tomato sauce much, so switching to a pesto based pizza changed my world. Now it is all I order! It's so delicious, sometimes I buy two pizzas. One for myself and one to share.” - Yelp Review
9910 Old Baymeadows Rd, Southside
Located in the Southside, Vino’s Pizza & Grille is a popular Italian restaurant known for its authentic and hearty dishes. All of their menu items are prepared fresh in the kitchen daily using only the best ingredients. In addition to their delicious pizza, Vino’s also serves pasta, finger foods, calzones, and stromboli.
Guests can start their nights off with some cheese sticks and jalapeno poppers with friends. Fresh salads are also available for people looking for a quick bite to eat before the main meal. Speaking of the main dish, customers can order a slice of New York-style gourmet pizza or some hand-tossed New York-style thin-crust pizza loaded with their favorite toppings.
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“I love a good authentic pizza! I've had my fair share of trying pizzas around Jacksonville, and Vino's by far has been one of my absolute favorite! Every time I'm in the area, I make sure to pay them a visit! The pizzas are huge and very flavorful!” - Yelp Review
10503 San Jose Blvd, Southside
You don’t have to travel far from home to enjoy delicious New York and St. Louis-style pizza. Picasso’s Pizzeria serves healthy and authentic pizzas that could have been transported straight out of a pizza oven in Manhattan or Saint Louis.
The restaurant’s New York pizza is made of a bottom crust that is not too thick or too thin. Before sending it off to its hungry customers, the chef loads the pizza with mozzarella, piles on the toppings, and finishes it off with some garlic butter. The Saint Louis pizza contains a thin, square-cut crust topped with a special blend of cheeses and tomato sauces that serve as a creamy base.
“I really enjoy Picasso's. It's one of those places where everything on the menu is great, not just the pizza. My favorite Pizza is the Heart of The Mediterranean. Has great flavors and the toppings work very well together. I definitely recommend this place.” - Yelp Review
8116 Old King Road, Southside
Thick slices of handmade pizza, jumbo wings, and hearty waffles are just a few of the reasons why Zoner’s Pizza is one of the most popular food joints in town. All pizzas are made from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. With over 25 toppings available, customers are also able to design their pizza just the way they like it.
Along with their hand-tossed pizzas, Zoner’s also serves dry rub and hickory-smoke jumbo chicken wings smothered in your choice of 14 sauces. For dessert, check out their Herschel Walker Famous Waffles. For an extra twist, try them alongside a batch of chicken tenders or turn them into a savory slow-smoked Pulled Pork Waffle Sandwich.
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“The food is fresh and delicious and the ingredients are not run of the mill, rather they take the time to use and prepare each meal with quality ingredients that will bring existing guests back and solicit new customers to Zoner's through word of mouth. I can not recommend nor express how impressed I am with the staff, the food and the service enough.” - Yelp Review
2677 Forbes St, Westside
For years, Carmine’s has enjoyed a stellar reputation for its creative, high-quality pizzas, savory appetizers, and classic Italian dishes. Share a plate of the Devil Dog Frickles or the Monster Meatball with friends as you wait for the main course. Speaking of the main dish, Carmine’s is known for serving huge slices of New York thin and Chicago-stuffed pizza pies. Over a dozen topping options are available, including beef, bacon, anchovies, artichokes, black olives, and more.
Along with its famous dishes, Carmine’s also hosts a variety of special events including Monday Night Trivia, Happy Hour, Wednesday Big Mama’s Meatball Night, and Thursday Craft Beer Night. Half-priced drafts and house wine are also available Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 8 PM to closing time.
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“We ordered a slice of ham and pineapple pizza each. My wife ordered the almond tiramisu, and I ordered a chocolate cannoli. The pizza was crisp and tasted great only complaint from my wife was more cheese. Mine was fine with me.” - Yelp Review
1333 3rd St, North Jacksonville Beach
Some customers say that Biggie’s Pizza serves the largest slices in town. With slices coming in at sizes larger than the average person’s head, they are definitely a strong contender for the title. Customers can order selections such as the Brooklyn Delux, Chicken Ranch, Hawaiian Luau, and Benny Blanco by the slice or build their own pizza. They can add some regular toppings like mushrooms and sausage or change it up with some gourmet toppings including blue cheese crumbles and artichokes.
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“I'm pretty full after just two slices because they're actually bigger than my face. I honestly can't choose my favorite because they're all good. Pro-tip though, they have two different types of pepperoni. They have regular pepperoni slices and these magical little bits called pepperoni cups that they put on their Angeleno pie.” - Yelp Review
5800 Beach Blvd, Southside
Whether you are craving a proper New York-style thin-crust pizza or you are in need of a classic Sicilian thick crust, Mega’s Pizzeria might be just what you need. From its Spicy Caribbean Chicken Pizza to its inventive Seafood Pizza, Mega’s Pizzeria offers everything you have ever wanted in a pizza. Along with its creative selection of pizzas, Mega’s also serves up filling pesto cheese bread, fried calamari, homemade meatballs, and more.
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“Loved the cheesy garlic bread and Sicilian pizza. The sauce that comes with the garlic bread was so yummy! The restaurant is clean, cool, and comfortable. The employees were all very helpful and nice. I will definitely be back to try other menu items. The entire menu looks so good!” - Yelp Review
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