Sacramento, the capital of California, is definitely worth a visit if you happen to find yourself on the west coast. And, if you already live in the Golden State, chances are you may already know some of the best places to go to grab a bite or a slice.
All of the restaurants on this list also happen to be supported by GiftYa, a company that allows you to send a virtual gift card to a friend with an app. Your friend can then set up that gift card balance with their credit or debit card so they don’t even have to remember to bring the gift card with them!
Consider buying a GiftYa to one of these fantastic pizza places in Sacramento!
With multiple locations across California, this pizza place brings Chicago-style deep dish!
There’s no better time for outdoor dining than when the weather’s warm. And even if you’re at Chicago Fire on a cool evening, they’ve got you covered! Image courtesy of Instagram.
2416 J St | Sacramento | chicagofire.com
With an impressive selection of both deep dish and thin crust pizzas, any of the Chicago Fire locations in California are definitely worth a try. They even have stuffed crust pizza! If the pizza choices aren’t looking appealing, though, you can also build your own.
And if you don’t feel like eating pizza at all, they also have salads, sandwiches and burgers, pasta, and appetizers. The crowd favorite of these alternate options are the wings— Chicago Fire even has vegetarian friendly wings in the form of fried artichoke hearts!
This restaurant is open every day of the week from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., the perfect time window to grab dinner and drinks! After all, they also have a great drink menu here.
“Chicago Fire is our go to place for deep dish in the Sacramento area. They are currently offering take out. They have a wide variety of pizzas you can choose from as well as wings, salads and sandwiches.” - Yelp Review
Two locations— same delicious pizza!
The proof is in the pudding— or in this case, pizza! It looks delicious, and if the reviews are any indication then the taste certainly lives up to expectations! Image courtesy of Instagram.
1501 16th St | Sacramento | unclevito.com
Uncle Vito’s also has several different locations in different areas of California, but they bring New York style pizza to the west coast so you can have a slice of deliciousness even on the opposite side of the country.
If you’re looking for a quick lunch, you can grab pizza by the slice here, as well as customize your toppings. Lunch hours are currently Mondays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. On every weekday, happy hour is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. where you can get $1 off your select drinks, or a $6 deal for a slice and a draft beer.
If you want the same great deals but in the form of a whole pizza pie— less is most certainly not more when it comes to delicious pizza —Uncle Vito’s Pizzeria is at the same location and has the same hours! Both restaurants, though technically separate, are supported by GiftYa. The pizzeria also sells wings, fries, and salads.
“I’m consistently pleased with the quality and value... The pies are huge, so you're going to have leftovers, and I'm glad to report this pizza holds up for the second day.” - Yelp Review
Award winning pizza that’s homemade and has a traditional Italian taste!
Dig in at Roma II Pizzeria, where the portions won’t disappoint, and the pizza won’t either! Image courtesy of Instagram.
8491 Folsom Blvd | Sacramento | roma2pizza.com
Roma II Pizzeria has been open in Sacramento for 30 years, bringing classic Italian flavors to California. They were named one of America’s best big city pizzas by the Food Network, and for good reason.
The pizza isn’t the only thing that’s worth writing home about, though! Roma also has pasta, soups, salads, and sandwiches on the menu, along with lunch specials.
They’re open for both dine-in and takeout from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. Stop by for lunch, dinner, or a late night snack!
“This place is hands down my favorite place to get pizza. My [family] has been coming here for around 15 years and they never disappoint. Everything down to the crust is perfection. They are always so amazingly nice too.” - Yelp Review
Great pizza since 1953, and other great options as well!
With spectacular combinations of toppings on the specialty pizzas, Luigi’s will definitely be a filling meal. Image courtesy of Instagram.
3800 Stockton Blvd | Sacramento | luigissacramento.com
Even though Luigi's Pizza Parlor still has a limited menu due to COVID, they also have salads and sandwiches in addition to their delicious specialty pizzas. And, if none of those tempt you, you can also build your own pie!
Luigi’s has been open since 1953, and for good reason! Their pizza is incredibly popular in Sacramento, and you can dine right there in the restaurant or opt to take it to-go. You can order online for pick-up, but Luigi’s also delivers with Grubhub, Slice, Postmates, Uber Eats, and Doordash!
The restaurant is open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays as well as from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Stop by for a late lunch or dinner!
“The cashier was very friendly, and my order was ready in about 20 minutes. It was well packaged in a standard pizza takeout box and they have appropriate COVID protections in place at their storefront.” - Yelp Review
Takeout gourmet pizza downtown that’s won numerous awards!
While the outside may look unassuming, it’s what’s inside that counts— and what you’ll find behind this door in downtown Sacramento is delicious pizza! Image courtesy of Instagram.
1415 21st St | Sacramento | zeldasgourmetpizza.com
Voted “Best Pizza” numerous times as well as winning a collection of other awards, Zelda’s is an incredibly popular pizza place in downtown Sacramento, not only because of their tasty flavors, but also for the unusual ones!
You can order a gourmet pizza with typical toppings such as cheese or pepperoni, but you can also order combo pizzas with choices like zucchini, spinach, cauliflower, and pesto. There are also vegetarian pizzas, pre-cooked frozen pizzas, appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and pasta.
Currently, Zelda’s is only open for takeout, but grab and go pizza can often be the best kind! Hours are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. every day of the week— perfect for dinner time!
“I happily stuffed myself and loved every piece of garlic that covered this pizza. The meat, sauce and crispy crust were perfection! Ordering by phone was extremely easy and pick-up was a breeze!” - Yelp Review
Authentic, homemade pizza that you can takeout or dine-in any day of the week!
Trying just one kind of pizza isn’t enough, not with all the great topping choices offered here! Image courtesy of Instagram.
6200 Folsom Blvd | Sacramento | giovannisnypizzeria.com
Giovanni’s is owned by a family that makes all of their delicious pizza from scratch! They pride themselves on their authentic pizza, but the restaurant also serves beers made from local breweries, making Giovanni’s a staple in the Sacramento community for around 20 years now!
There are salads and appetizers, too, along with other types of entrees such as chicken, lasagna, calzones, and more! All of Giovanni’s food is made with just as much care.
Giovanni’s is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the week, whether it’s for sit-down dining— indoor or outdoor —or takeout! You can order for both pick-up or delivery right from the restaurant’s website if you want to enjoy their delicious pizza from the comforts of your own home.
“We've ordered from them probably a dozen times throughout the pandemic and they've always completed the order in a timely manner and it's always been correct. Give them a try!” - Yelp Review
Pizzas like you’ve never seen before— vegan options, and an entire section of the menu devoted to pizza without tomato sauce!
2711 Riverside Blvd | Sacramento | masullopizza.com
Masullo challenges the belief that pizza has to include cheese and tomato sauce by having multiple options on their menu that don’t have one or the other! Some of the cheeseless pizzas are vegan-friendly, too!
The pizzas aren’t the only food you’ll want to try at Masullo, though! They also have appetizers, salads, and a daily pasta that you can ask your server about if you choose to dine here, indoors or outdoors!
If you want to order takeout at Masullo, though, you can do that, too — depending on how busy the dining room is, of course. Generally speaking, however, Masullo is open Tuesdays to Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and stays open until 9:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Hours on Sunday are from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., and it’s closed on Mondays.
“It was obvious these pizzas are made with care and quality ingredients. What stood out to me was the flavor of the crust. So delicious! Not merely a bread vessel for the toppings as some pizza spots.” - Yelp Review
Exactly what the name would imply— this pizza is delicious!
No need to be overcrowded with toppings here, as the most simplistic pizzas are amazing, too! But if you’re big on toppings, you have the option to do exactly that! Image courtesy of Instagram.
8391 Folsom Blvd Ste 4 | Sacramento | delishpizza.com
Delish has both classic, simple pizzas and ones you might not have ever heard of before— both savory and sweet. If you want a cookie or brownie dessert pizza, you can buy exactly that to follow up your pepperoni trio, meat lovers, or hawaiian pizza.
There are other desserts, too, however, as well as salads, wings, pasta dishes, calzones, cheesy garlic bread, and other sides! This is definitely the place to go for a delicious meal, pizza or no, and you can order right on their website for delivery or pick-up!
Delish offers both curbside pick-up and sit-down dining, so you can be sure that whatever your comfort level is it’s being met here. They’re open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays, and remain open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. You could have all three meals a day here, if you wanted to!
“Go here now! You won't regret it. The BBQ pizza, Gourmet artichoke was superb! Tasty, good amount of cheese and service- excellent. Friendly staff. Food was made on time.” - Yelp Review
Consider one— or several —of these delicious pizza places for a meal the next time you’re in Sacramento, and you should also consider GiftYa, especially since all of the great places on this list accept it!