Top 4 Pizza Restaurants in Knoxville, Tennessee

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Pizza is the perfect food, covering all your major food groups, including grains, dairy, and plenty of meats and veggies on top.

While it may not be the perfect diet food, it has long been a favorite for late night noshing, parties and get-togethers, and even just a weekday comfort food staple.

Some cities are better known for their pizza style than others. While Chicago and New York often come to mind, plenty of other cities also offer their own unique twist on the pizza pie. Did you know that both St. Louis and Detroit each clay claim to their own style of pizza? While Knoxville, Tenessee might not have its own style, it does have some delicious pizza joints to choose from.

The widespread popularity of pizza also makes it a great choice when you're looking for just the right gift card for a friend or family member. Purchasing a virtual GiftYa card is a simple way to gift everyone on your list something they'll love. You can even add a personalized message for a more personal touch. Send your card quickly and easily, and your recipient will receive it right away.

Whether you're looking for a gift for a family friend or a coworker, you can never go wrong with pizza. Keep reading to learn a few of the best that Knoxville has to offer.

1. Brenz Pizza Co.

A laid back pizza joint offering a large selection of toppings

Order a fresh-made pizza overflowing with your favorite toppings. Image courtesy of Yelp.

If you love customizing your pizza pie, this restaurant is a must-visit any time you're in Knoxville. Brenza Pizza Co. is a laid-back, modern pizza joint that specializes in fresh-made pizzas. They offer a large list of toppings to choose from. If you don't feel like building your own, you can always opt for one of their suggestions, like the Brenz White Pizza or the Spicy Hawaiin. You'll step right up to the counter and choose your pizza and toppings, then relax while you wait for it to be made.

Brenz Pizza Co. began in Knoxville, Tennessee, but has since expanded to several other cities, including Columbus, Ohio, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

"We ordered this through door dash, I'm always weary on ordering from somewhere new but o.m.g this was the motherf'ing BOMB! Definitely will be ordering again soon. It might be a tiny bit more than your big chain pizzas but soooo sooo worth it for the higher quality in taste and ingredients.That Spicy Garlic Parmesan butter-y dip was so good I incorporated the rest the next day in a breakfast sandwichKeep up the delicious work guys!!!" - Yelp Review

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2. DaVinci's Pizza

A classic pizzeria serving up hearty pies

Pizzas cooked fresh with a touch of Old World charm. Image courtesy of Yelp.

Located in Old City, DaVinci's Pizza evokes the atmosphere and comfort of an old-fashioned pizzeria. From the murals on the wall to the cheesy slices and perfectly cooked crust, this restaurant is just as perfect for date nights as it is for some family time. The friendly staff prepares pizzas made fresh, from scratch, with ingredients and toppings that are never frozen. Alongside pizzas and appetizers, their calzones are known for their giant size, easily shareable for two. Come at lunch and you can enjoy specials like a $6 calzone.

"Driving through downtown Knoxville and stumbled across this pizza restaurant by accident.  Don't blink, it's easy to miss.  It was lunchtime and pizza sounded good to us.  We walked in and Sam greeted us and helped us order a lunch special.  The pizza was spectacular!  One of the best we have EVER had!  The food was reasonably priced and the service was excellent." -Yelp Review

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3. Three Brother's Pizza

Traditional New York-style pizza, eggplant specialties, and more.

Choose your favorite toppings to add to your New York-style pie. Image courtesy of Yelp.

Three Brother's Pizza specializes in bringing authentic New York-style pizzas to Knoxville, Tennessee. Alongside their thin-crust pizzas topped with homemade sauce and fresh toppings, you'll also find a full menu of appetizers, eggplant dishes, and more. Looking for a sweet way to end the meal? Cannolis, fried Oreos, and ricotta donuts are a few of the traditional options you can enjoy.

With COVID-19 driving many people to continue to opt for carryout over dine-in, Three Brother's Pizza has perfected their pickup services. Order ahead, and wait in your car while a friendly staff member brings your pie right to you to enjoy at home. The restaurant has re-opened their dine-in as well for those ready for a full-service dinner.

"This is my new go to place. Well, deliver from place...I've never actually been there.  The pizza doesn't look very flashy, but it's fantastic. But the star of the show for me is the Penne Vodka. I order it with extra sauce, chicken, portobello and roasted red peppers, and it's literally the best pasta I've ever had.  They don't cheat you by putting in a ton of pasta and skimping on the other ingredients like most other places do.  And the portions are great.  I get the "small" and it lasts me for two meals.  I'm tempted to order the "family size" and just eat it all week long.

Honorable mention: The Caprese Salad. Marinated halved cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and fresh basil with a balsamic reduction. It's amazing.

This has become a weekly staple for me, and I look forward to it all week long.  Give it a try!" -Yelp Review

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4. Elidio's Pizza

Oversized pizza slices and more at affordable prices

Dig into a slice of thin crust with your favorite toppings. Image courtesy of Yelp.

Elidio's Pizza is serving up fresh, thin-crust pizza by the pie or the slice. Whether you're looking for a filling snack or a meal that the whole family will love, this is a great choice. The cozy dining room evokes feelings of Italy, and offers a laid back, casual vibe. Their by-the-slice option offers a filling snack or even a meal at an affordable price. Their "Everyday Special" features two slices of cheese pizza and a Coke for just $4.85. Prefer pepperoni? You can get the same special for $5.35.

If you're in the mood for other Old World classics, you'll also find strombolis, calzones, meat ball subs, and pasta on the menu. Each overflows with cheese and your choice of toppings, and is priced for families to enjoy without breaking the bank, just like their pizzas.

"Man I'm so glad I gave this place another try. Years ago I had gotten takeout a couple of different times and wasn't extremely impressed w/ the pizza.  That all changed last night as I decided to dine in and take another chance on this pizza joint.

The pizza itself was delicious, sauce had a hint of sweetness, and the slices were foldable. It wasn't greasy at all. The crust might look undercooked but it wasn't. If it had been cooked longer I probably wouldn't have been able to have reheated it as well as I did for my leftovers. It's across the street from Rusty Wallace Honda off Callahan Drive. They don't stay open very late so make sure to get in there early and check them out.

I'm so glad I dined in, it made a world of different at the table. We ordered an Extra Large Pizza (18"), with Half Cheese, Half Pepperoni & Mushrooms.  It was delicious!  This is the best pizza in this area so if you find yourself around here then go give them a shot, you won't be disappointed. Just remember there is a big difference from eating it there and getting it to go, believe me.  Cheers & Enjoy!" -Yelp Review

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Whether you don't know what kinds of foods your friend likes or are looking for a tasty destination for a loved one to visit with their family, you can never go wrong with pizza. Each of these restaurants also offers a variety of pizza alternatives, great for those not in the mood for a slice. Pick a pizza restaurant from this list and purchase a gift card for every on your list today!

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