Pizza. It’s a classic dish, whether you need a late night snack or you want to organize a laid back get together with friends and family. Not only is it delicious, but it is also extremely versatile. Want something big and filling? Treat yourself to a Chicago deep dish meat lover’s special. In the mood for something a little more light and refined? A vegetarian New York crust pizza would be perfect. Thankfully, Albuquerque is home to dozens of fantastic pizzerias. From mom and pop diners to upscale eateries, there is no shortage of fun pizza spots for you to try. Check out our list of the top 8 pizzerias in Albuquerque now!
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3403 Central Ave NE | Nob Hill | ilvicino.com
Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza first opened in 1992. Since then, it has gathered a large fan following for its delicious wood oven pizzas that are inspired by popular eateries in San Francisco and Italy. Over the years, the founders have expanded their menu to other popular Italian dishes including calzones, paninis, and Piadina flatbread sandwiches.
On the menu, you’ll find a wide selection of specialty wood oven pizzas, including the Molta Carne, Campagnola, and Gamberoni. Guests also have the option to build their own pizza with savory ingredients and toppings such as roasted garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, and caramelized onion.
“We love the pasta Alfredo and their pizzas! My favorite is the pepperoni pizza it has oregano and it's delicious. The Alfredo is very tasty and comes with a slice of bread. You place your order and it's ready in like 10 min.” - Yelp Review
921 San Pedro Dr SE | International District | giovannispizzaalbuquerque.com
If you’re looking for a more casual and laid back spot, you’ll love Giovanni’s Pizzeria. This simple and welcoming pizzeria has been consistently recognized by locals for serving some of the best pizza in Albuquerque.
All pizza is served by the slice, Neapolitan style. Numerous specials are available, including the Supreme, Meat-Eaters, New Mexican, and Spinach options. You can further customize your pizza with some delicious toppings like Canadian bacon or bell peppers.
“It's kind of a bucket list, but you need to order a large pizza! It's probably going to be the most epic pizza you will ever take home for pizza night. It is also the most amazing pizza you'll take home. I've never measured the box but it's huge! If you're a true New Mexican you'll get some green Chile on top and just know it's fresh chopped green Chile from NM!” - Yelp Review
107 Cornell Dr SE | Midtown/University | saggios.com
Since 1977, locals and university students have flocked to Saggio’s for its hearty and delicious pizza. The secret to their success? Their special Casale family recipes, which were brought over from Italy decades ago!
Are you precise or picky about your pizza orders? Saggio’s lets guests customize the crust, sauce, and toppings for their pizza. Numerous meal combos are also available for guests. For instance, you can order a slice of pizza, Tuscano Pasta Salad and a large drink for only $8!
“I also grabbed a slice of straight cheese pizza because that has never steered me wrong. As usual, it was perfect (also leftovers.. this was a lot of food).” - Yelp Review
108 Rio Grande Blvd NW | Old Town | oldtownpizzaabq.com
Hungry for some delicious pizza that won’t break your wallet? Stop by Old Town Pizza Parlor! This popular pizzeria offers a wide selection of specialty pizzas. From the spicy Ring of Fire to the classic Margherita, you won’t leave disappointed.
In addition to their famous pizzas, Old Town Pizza Parlor serves other Italian classics like calzones, pastas, and submarines. A small kids menu is also available, making it the perfect place to visit with the whole family.
“‘One of the best pizza I have ever had’ -my Italian dad
Definitely one of the best pizzas we have had and they don't skimp on the ingredients. They also have plant based meats for the vegetarians out there. 10/10 recommend!” - Yelp Review
8010 Academy Rd NE | Eastside | dions.com
Dion’s is a great destination for people looking for somewhere trendy yet casual to enjoy a delicious slice of pizza. Guests can make their own pizza or choose an option from one of the many “Original” and “Gourmet” pizzas they offer. All pizzas are made from scratch daily using only the finest and freshest ingredients. The gourmet pizzas are also made on a pan with olive oil and have a thin, crisp crust. Whatever you choose, you are sure to leave ready to come back for more!
“There's a reason Dion's is a well-known staple here in Albuquerque - it's good pizza at a good price (oh and they have green chile ranch dressing.) Everything about Dion's is straightforward, from easy online ordering to fast service and quality food. You can rely on a consistently good experience every time you get food here.” - Yelp Review
5500 Academy Rd NE | Business Parkway/Academy Acres | scarpaspizza.com
At Scarpas, you can expect to be treated with delicious gourmet pizza featuring a savory, thin crust. Using custom-built brick ovens, the pizzeria’s chefs serve up some of the finest pizza slices in Albuquerque. From the Pizza Margherita to the Green Chile Cheeseburger, all pizzas are fired with a blend of mozzarella and fontina cheeses, creating a delicious and unforgettable tasting experience. Cheese-free and gluten-free crust is also available for guests.
“We really like the salads. My favorite pizza is the Buffalo chicken. Their mango tea is delicious. They brew it at the restaurant. It's a good place to take the whole family!” - Yelp Review
2100 Louisiana Blvd NE | Uptown | saucepizzaandwine.com
At Sauce Pizza & Wine, you can expect to come hungry and leave happy. This popular pizzeria is dedicated to serving high-quality food at a reasonable price for their guests. All of their signature gourmet pizzas are carefully made from scratch using only the finest and freshest ingredients.
Some of their most popular specialty pizzas include the Portobello & Artichoke, Suprema, and Sausage & Caramelized Onion. Of course, you also have the option to build your own pizza. You can even make it completely vegan if you wish to!
“All of the food I have had at Sauce is delicious! The Roasted Vegetable salad, Chicken sausage pizza with green Chile, grilled cheese Panini and Bruschetta are just a few of my family's favorites. Add a bowl of their delicious tomato soup with the grilled cheese panini and you won't be sorry.” - Yelp Review
1220 Eubank Blvd NE | Eastside | pizza-castle.com
Last, but not least, on the list is Pizza Castle. This famous pizzeria on the Eastside is known for its savory and delicious New York style pizzas. Just make sure you come hungry, because their pizzas are huge! Medium, large, and jumbo size options are all available. You can also customize your pizza with savory toppings such as anchovies, pineapple, and jalapenos. Yum!
“With another lockdown in place we decided to support a local business we hadn't tried before and Pizza Castle did not disappoint! We ordered a large pizza and wings. The slices were big with pepperoni, big pieces of sausage, and hot green chili - so delicious! The wings were crispy and tasty as well. We'll definitely be back!” - Yelp Review
Albuquerque offers tons of great pizzerias. Which one do you plan to visit next? Let us know!
Packaging that’s good for the environment and pizza that’s good for you!
If you’re looking for unique pizza options with new yet delicious flavors, this is the place for you! Image courtesy of Instagram.
6400 Holly Ave NE | Business Parkway/Academic Acres | blazepizza.com
Blaze Pizza prioritizes both its customers and the environment with its eco-friendly packaging— often recyclable, made from recycled materials, or compostable. They make their pizza fast for your convenience, but not so fast that you lose out on quality.
With fresh dough made daily, healthy ingredients, and toppings that leave you spoiled for choice, you’ll definitely want to give this pizza a try. Not to mention each pie is ready after just 180 seconds in the oven.
“Come get your custom baked pizza! I like my crust thin, and that is how they make it. You can pick a standard combo pizza or create your own. The staff is wonderful and friendly.” - Yelp Review
Specialty pizzas by the slice or the pie— and much more on the menu!
High-quality pizza that you can have delivered right to your door! Image courtesy of Instagram.
3410 Central Ave SE | Nob Hill | sliceparlor.com
Slice Parlor is currently open for delivery, takeout, and curbside pick-up. You can get a slice or a whole pie, but there’s much more on the menu than just pizza. This restaurant serves appetizers, sides, salads, calzones, and even dessert options.
The specialty pizzas, however, are the star of the show. You can create your own pizza by choosing from a vast selection of toppings, or you can pick one of these tried-and-true favorites.
Slice Parlor’s specialty pizzas are why this restaurant is considered to have some of the best pizza in Albuquerque. Some of these pizzas are listed below.
“We are totally planning our next family night now! This is so perfect for our family and all of our eating preferences - you have no idea! Plus it is affordable and delicious! We LOVED!” - Yelp Review
Home of the Blue Ribbon Special and some of the best pizza in Albuquerque.
You can enjoy outdoor dining on Brickyard Pizza’s patio at any time of year due to their fire pit tables! Image courtesy of Instagram.
2216 Central Ave SE | Midtown/University | brickyardpizza.com
Brickyard Pizza is very popular among those that live in or visit Albuquerque, mainly due to its outdoor dining patio! With fire pit tables, it’s a pleasant dining experience even in the winter! Happy hour is every day all year round, too— from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
This restaurant has different specials daily, but Brickyard Pizza is always offering their fabled “Blue Ribbon Special” that’s been around since 2004. The special in question? An enormous slice of plain cheese pizza and a Pabst Blue Ribbon beer for just $4.99.
“Consistent, friendly, service from order to delivery! We love Brickyard so much! The pizza tastes amazing! Classic cheese is our fave. Also the crust is a fave. It's all a fave!” - Yelp Review
Classic Neapolitan pizza that you won’t want to miss out on.
Pepperoni pizza is a classic, and Amore offers it in a Neapolitan style— truly some of the best pizza in Albuquerque. Image courtesy of Instagram.
3600 Cutler Ave NE #3 | Midtown/University | amoreabq.com
Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria & Vino first opened their doors in Nob Hill in 2013, and this location in Midtown Albuquerque became just as popular as the original one since, but the story goes back much farther than that. Gabriel and Kimberly Amador met in 1999 and fell in love— a love that grew stronger with their shared dream.
Now married and with a family, the two still own this restaurant and put a lot of love into their authentic Italian pizzas. This restaurant works to build a community, both by showing their customers kindness and by working with local businesses.
“It's hard to stick out with simple ingredients and even harder with something as commonly found as pizza but this place manages to set itself apart. The cheese is homemade and you can taste the difference.” - Yelp Review
Pizza that’s so good, it should be illegal!
New-York style pizza served by the slice and by the pie in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Image courtesy of Instagram.
215 Central Ave NW | Downtown | jcnypd.com
This restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor dining as well as pick-up and delivery. It’s become a staple in the downtown Albuquerque area since it first opened in 2002, serving authentic New York-style pizza and many other delicious dishes.
JC’s New York Pizza Department is the perfect place for the whole family to dine. Valuing family and working hard are what has brought this restaurant to where it is today— an Albuquerque favorite!
“The thin crust, delicious thin crust pizza that we had was topped with green chili, pepperoni, mushrooms and extra cheese. And did I tell you the crust was delicious! It's a nice spot in downtown Albuquerque, Route 66!” - Yelp Review
Albuquerque offers tons of great pizzerias. Which one do you plan to visit next? Let us know!