Did you know that today is National Pizza Day? It’s time to show some love to our favorite pizza shops in and around Detroit. You know, the ones where the pepperoni is always hot, the breadsticks are always cheesy, and the pizza itself pleases every single family member–even your youngest, pickiest eaters!
We wanted to put together a list of some favorites that you just might not have heard of, in the event you’re celebrating National Pizza Day and wanting to try somewhere new. While sometimes it’s comforting to go with your tried-and-true favorites, it’s also exciting to try out somewhere you’ve never ordered from before. And with pizza, you really can’t go wrong!
Readers in one of our community groups shared their favorite pizza shops in and around Detroit with us. A few of our readers ALSO recommended the perfect pizza to order, which we thought would be helpful if you’re nervous about trying somewhere new. Trust our readers–they know their pizza!
Here are 20 of the best pizza shops in + around Detroit!
Alibi | Troy
Truly a staple restaurant to eat at, if you’re local and grew up here! Alibi is known for their pizza and antipasto salad, and you can usually find something on the menu that your kids will enjoy, too.
Detroit Mom reader recommends ordering: the pizza with pepperonis that curl up, breadsticks, and antipasto salad! The fish and chips are excellent as well.
Bigalora | Multiple Locations
Their wood-fired pizza looks amazing! You can even order curbside and grab some drinks to-go as well. Their menu features pizzas with and without tomato sauce.
Brooklyn Pizza | Birmingham
Whether you just want to pop in for a slice, or take the whole family out for dinner, this place offers options for all! Brooklyn Pizza focuses on the famous New York style pie, but also hosts a full bar with fun, fancy drinks and a gelato counter! Stop by for an entire meal or just a few garlic knots.
Buddy’s | Multiple Locations
Buddy’s is definitely a feel-good, family favorite. My kids love going there for pizza and dessert. Also, how convenient that they’re located at the zoo, too?! Perfect to stop for a bite to eat while out getting your Vitamin Z!
Chubby Charlie’s Pizza | Waterford
With more than 40 different toppings and more than 24 specialty pizzas, you could mix and match as much as you’d like and probably always order something new. And, everything is so fresh. Prepared daily, just for you!
COMO’S Restaurant | Ferndale
Be sure to order their Detroit-style square pizza. It looks so delicious! Based on their reviews, they have gluten-free pizza on their menu, too.
Crispelli’s Bakery & Pizzeria | Multiple Locations
A metro Detroit favorite, you’ve probably passed a Crispelli’s at some point or another! With a fresh and welcoming atmosphere, perfect for kids and families, Crispelli’s serves up tasty, brick-oven pizza. Don’t forget to check out the open kitchen, where you can watch your pizza being made!
Georgio’s Pizza & Pasta | Rochester
Have you ever craved a nice, huge, greasy New York slice? Then head on over to Georgio’s! It’s the quintessential New York pizza and pasta place that also offers a full menu of popular Italian options!
Grandma Bob’s | Detroit (Corktown)
Don’t let the name fool you–Grandma Bob’s is one in-style place! This Detroit pizza spot has a fun, downtown atmosphere and some of the most delicious pizza around so bring your appetite!
Detroit Mom reader recommends ordering: all the vegan things! It’s one of the best vegan pizza options around, and they also offer dressings and desserts for those who aren’t dairy inclined.
Green Lantern | Multiple Locations
Green Lantern calls itself a family-friendly restaurant, which we think is pretty perfect considering most kids love pizza! It started back in 1955 and we love the way they’ve grown with multiple locations.
Detroit Mom reader recommends ordering: the round pizza with the thick crust, and pepperoni
Jolly Pumpkin | Multiple Locations
While better known as a brewery, Jolly Pumpkin puts the phrase “Beer and Pizza” on a pedestal! They have some great creative pies to choose from. Detroit Mom readers have never left disappointed!
Major Tomato | Allen Park
A family-owned place! Major Tomato is proud to choose organic ingredients whenever they can, and they secure their fresh toppings from local businesses. You know we LOVE supporting local here at Detroit Mom!
Detroit Mom reader recommends ordering: the Loaded Major Potato and Backyard BBQ Chicken
Michigan & Trumbull Pizza | Detroit
With both Detroit- and New York-style pizza on their menu, you’re sure to find the perfect pizza to order. Gluten-free crust is available! Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
My Pizza Place | Sterling Heights
Tons of specialty pizzas to choose from, or create your own! They also have a gluten-free cauliflower crust, AND a Chicago-style pizza that sounds amazing.
Pizza Cutter | Northville
Fresh pizza dough and a sauce recipe that is over 40 years old. Sounds good to me! Pizza Cutter also recently moved locations and was able to upgrade the restaurant. You’ll definitely want to check them out and learn about the history of the original founder!
Detroit Mom reader recommends ordering: pepperoni
Pizzawala’s | Canton
There are SO many options for pizza here, and if you don’t see something you had in mind, you can also build your own pizza. Every pizza on their menu looks amazing!
Detroit Mom reader recommends ordering: butter chicken, achari chicken, or paneer tikka pizza. Their vegetarian puffs and cheese chili bread (they are spicy) are great too, and their vegetarian pav bhaji pizza sounds delicious.
Slice of the 80’s | Livonia, Waterford, + Westland
You’ll love their homemade pizza dough and secret pizza sauce. Plus, all the 80’s nostalgia is sure to entertain you while you wait for your pizza to be ready!
Detroit Mom reader recommends ordering: the pickle pizza, and regular pepperoni for the kids
Supino Pizzeria | Detroit (Eastern Market & New Center)
The best thing about Supino is 100% the pizza! They have so many great options and the salads are great too! But what’s better than completing your pizza excursion with a little shopping, too? Both Supino’s locations are conveniently located next to some other great Detroit small businesses, so don’t forget to check them out once your belly is full!
Tomatoes APizza | Birmingham + Farmington
Cheesy goodness in huge pie form! Tomatoes serves a thin crust style pizza in a cute and comfy atmosphere. They are great for takeout too or your kid’s birthday party! Pies are large and slices are cut thin and long, which makes them perfect for large groups!
Two Guys From Italy | Royal Oak
Perfect to pick up on your way home from the zoo or shopping in downtown Royal Oak! They also offer calzones, ribs, salads, and sandwiches.
No matter where you grab your pizza from, we hope you decide to support one of the small businesses on our list. Enjoy your pizza!