Grab a Slice From One of Our Top Six Favorite Pizza Spots in Memphis

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It’s no doubt that pizza is king among Americans and their list of favorite comfort foods. No matter where we are in the United States, we’re always on the hunt for new and unique slices of pizza! That is why we’ve put together a list of our favorite pizza joints in Memphis. The city of blues, soul, and rock and roll can still dish up some of the best slices you’ll ever try. From New York style to thin crispy crust and wood-fired delights -- we have everything you need to find your new favorite spot. Pick a location based on your favorite kind of pizza or go out on a limb and try something new! No matter what -- one of the locations on this list is sure to bring it home!

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1. Aldo’s Pizza Pies

Unique pies served in a comfortable atmosphere with a rooftop patio

Whether it’s classic pepperoni or a specialty delight -- this location knows how to deliver both!

752 Cooper St | Memphis | aldospizzapies.com

Garlic knots, stuffed peppers, and a laundry list of specialty pies -- Aldo’s has it all! Branded as a unique, specialty pizza joint -- they don’t miss the mark. With 12 specialty pies to choose from, there is sure to be something that catches your eye. 

They offer pizza made with vodka cream sauce, a mushroom heavy delight finished with truffle oil dressing, and a unique pie made with jerk chicken, mango chutney, and jalapenos. However, these are only a few of the highlights on the menu. If the specialty pies stretch too far beyond the imagination for you, there is always the option to create your own! 

Finish the meal with a house dessert -- New York cheesecake or a chocolate chip cannoli. For our inner kid at heart, they also serve root beer floats!

“All I can say is Yum!!!! We had a great Friday night pizza date night. Everyone was super friendly and very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed throughout the meal.” - Yelp Review 

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2. Memphis Pizza Cafe 

Thin crust pizzas and calzones served in chill digs 

Not in the mood for a pizza? Roll your pizza into a pocket and eat it on the go with one of their delicious calzones!

2087 Madison Ave | Memphis | memphispizzacafe.com

Sometimes, pizza doesn’t always hit the spot and that’s when calzones come into play. Sure, a calzone may be a pizza served in pocket form, but to us -- a calzone is in its own lane! A hot, steamy pocket filled with mozzarella and ricotta, your favorite pizza toppings, and topped with marinara and parmesan is a winner. 

But let’s not forget, they also offer regular pizzas, sandwiches, and salads. All pizzas are served thin crust and offer a more classic flare -- veggie supreme, meat lovers, and Hawiian pizzas all have a spot on their list. If you’re not in the mood for pizza, check out their list of classic subs like meatball and provolone and smoked turkey and cheese. 

“Every time I visit here it is always a pleasant dining experience. The staff are very helpful, kind, and aim to demonstrate good customer service skills. My food is always hot and fresh and they are very affordable.” - Yelp Review 

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3. Little Italy 

New York style pizza, housemade pasta, and sub sandwiches

Has thin crust pizza traditionally been your favorite? This location will exceed your expectations, and the service won’t disappoint either. 

1495 Union Ave | Memphis | littleitalypizzamemphis.com

Serving up some of the best pizza, pasta, and sandwiches in Memphis, this simple location is sure to delight with the taste of familiar comfort. When we think of a classic Italian restaurant, Little Italy will come to mind.

They offer a full menu of create your own and specialty pizzas, calzones and strombolis, oven baked subs, pasta, entrees like eggplant parmesan, salads, and desserts. Their pizza dough is made fresh daily, and will be some of the best thin crust slices you’ve ever had. The menu includes stuffed pizza, fresh mozzarella pizza, and a Sicilian pizza for those who prefer a thick slice! 

“If you are looking for a good thin crust pizza, look no further.  Locally owned & so worth every bite.  I order the large & it is exactly that.  Not what you get from the franchise places, but bigger & BETTER.” - Yelp Review

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4. Garibaldi’s Pizza

Local pizzeria serving hand-tossed and Neapolitan pies, pasta, and subs since 1975 

Your classic Italian restaurant dishing up all of your favorite pies, pasta, and homemade sub sandwiches. 

3550 Walker Ave | Memphis | garibaldispizza.com

Serving pizza for 40 years -- Garibaldi’s is a family owned and operated location that relies on the teamwork of their employees and network of loyal customers. After 40 years, they are not lacking in support but continue to grow their loyal customer base by returning that same sense of loyalty to those who keep coming back. They want everyone in the community to feel like a family through their food and hospitality. 

Whether you’re in the mood for garlic bread from scratch, toasted ravioli, or an order of meatballs -- you’re in for a treat. They offer a variety of hand tossed pies, wraps, sandwiches, and pasta. Choose from different crust types and a number of toppings to create your perfect pizza, or rely on the chef’s at Garibaldi’s and select a specialty pizza right off the menu. At this location you’ll get a taste of a longtime, local delicacy. 

“Stumbled across this place by chance while driving around and starving for pizza.  It was not a let down!  Hands down some of the best pizza I've had in Memphis for a pretty good price.” - Yelp Review 

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5. Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza 

Chain location open from breakfast through dinner serving pizza and much more

Specialty pizzas and good company make for a great dinner out -- especially while travelling.

1199 Ridgeway Rd | Memphis | pyrospizza.com

Today, Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza is a chain that includes nine locations and three sister restaurants. That was all made possible by one concept that was nurtured and loved by Memphis locals -- the place where it all began. Today, their mission is to create a pizza that everyone can enjoy. That’s why they came up with regular, gluten free, and cauliflower crust -- so there’s something for everyone. 

Their menu is simple -- select a specialty pie or opt to create your own. Choose from their crust types, add sauce, pick your cheeses, and finish with your favorite toppings. When you’re in control, you really can’t go wrong. When a chain is loved by locals this much, they won’t lead you astray. 

“Who does a fire roasted pizza made specifically for you? My pizza is always mouthwatering. The  ingredients are always fresh. There's an abundance of toppings including vegan friendly options.  Desserts are great as well.” - Yelp Review 

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6. Boscos Squared 

Wood-fired pizza, Sunday brunch, and craft beers since 1992 

Crispy, wood-fired pizzas served with a medley of interesting and unique toppings -- and of course beer!

2120 Madison Ave | Memphis | boscosbeer.com

Last up we have Boscos, a restaurant specializing in beer, and food too. They are a brewing company and restaurant rolled into one. They offer their own craft brews as well as a full menu that includes much more than just pizza! 

However, their wood-fired pizza comes with a unique twist. All of their specialty pizzas are made with unique toppings, cheeses, and their own sauces. Their spicy Italian comes with house made sausage, genoa salami, three hot peppers, whole milk mozzarella cheese, and a crushed tomato sauce. This pie is a house favorite -- but if it’s not catching your eye, they have much more to choose from. Be sure to stop by for Sunday brunch after you’ve had your pizza fix!

“I was celebrating my Bday (60th) today. My friends took me to Boscos. From the hostess to our server, (Fran)? Everyone was super nice. The food was delicious. I was a happy camper. I shall return. Kudos to the staff.” - Yelp Review 

Each one of these locations brings something different to the table -- wood-fired delights, thin crust crunch, and New York style classics. Regardless of your preference, one of these pizza joints is sure to be a surprising new favorite. Try them all before you decide the best of the best!

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