Hungry for Some Pizza? Try One of These 8 Top Pizzerias in Albuquerque

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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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1. Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza

Savory and creative wood oven pizza served inside a contemporary dining space

3403 Central Ave NE | Nob Hill |

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

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2. Giovanni's Pizzeria

Popular pizzeria chosen by voters for serving the best pizza in Albuquerque

Photo of Giovanni's Pizzeria - Albuquerque, NM, United States. 12" cheese pizza with pepperoni and mushrooms
Dig in! Image courtesy of Yelp.

921 San Pedro Dr SE | International District |

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

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3. Saggio’s

Authentic, home-style pizza served inside an electric atmosphere

107 Cornell Dr SE | Midtown/University |

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

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4. Old Town Pizza Parlor

Pizzeria in the Old Town neighborhood that specializes in hand tossed pizzas

Photo of Old Town Pizza Parlor - Albuquerque, NM, United States. 16in pizza
Make sure you come hungry. Image courtesy of Yelp.

108 Rio Grande Blvd NW | Old Town |

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

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5. Dion’s

Trendy restaurant perfect for kicking back and relaxing with friends

8010 Academy Rd NE | Eastside |

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

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6. Scarpas Pizza

Savory thin crust pizza served inside a rustic restaurant

Scarpas is known for its savory thin crust pies. Image courtesy of Facebook.

5500 Academy Rd NE | Business Parkway/Academy Acres |

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

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7. Sauce Pizza & Wine

Fresh, flavorful pizza served inside a friendly atmosphere

Treat yourself to a hearty and authentic Italian meal from Sauce Pizza and Wine! Image courtesy of Yelp.

2100 Louisiana Blvd NE | Uptown |

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

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8. Pizza Castle

Eastside pizzeria known for its authentic hand tossed New York style pizza

Photo of Pizza Castle - Albuquerque, NM, United States. Slices are huge
Pizza Castle specializes in New York style pizza baked on stone. Image courtesy of Yelp.

1220 Eubank Blvd NE | Eastside |

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

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Albuquerque offers tons of great pizzerias. Which one do you plan to visit next? Let us know!


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