Dallas' Eight Best Pizza Places

Categories: Best Of Dallas

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As I sit at my desk a sudden craving for pizza has overcome me. This instantly reminded me that it's been sometime since we've updated our list for Best Pizza in Dallas, here on City of Ate. Things have changed a touch since we last updated that list. Even though it's still a little short, there's a newcomer or two, and there's plenty of great pie to be found. Starting with the undisputed King of Neapolitan.

Cane Rosso (pictured above)
Cane Rosso is still on our list of course. We named them the city's Best Pizza in our last Best of Dallas issue for the second year in a row. I'm starting to wonder how long it will be before a young entrepreneurial pizzaiolo dethrones the great Jay Jerrier. For now, he's quite safe. But there are a number of other pizzerias that deserve some attention too ...

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Kristy Yang
Eno's
Like Enos. Every time I'm in the Bishop Arts District and I'm craving 'za, I head to Eno's to indulge that crisp cracker crust with a great selection of local beers. I love the open, upstairs bar, and the staff has always been great about helping me pick out a beer.

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Sara Kerens
Olivella's
Olivella's makes a great pizzas across multiple locations in the Dallas area. USA Today named the pizza one of the nation's greatest and I'm not one to disagree. It's not Neapolitan and they clearly say so -- but the soft and blistered crust makes for a damn fine pie.

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Fireside Pies
Even without one of Dallas' coziest patios, the original outpost of this chain would be the go-to pizzeria for folks who live within craving distance of Knox-Henderson. The wood-fired pizzas have a crust almost soft enough for Naples and a crispy, blistered cornicione (the edge crust). Grab one with Jimmy's sausage for a pizza with some local flair, and be sure to wash it down with a craft beer from the bar.

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Grimaldi's
So maybe the Grimaldi's in Uptown's West Village has a fraction of the charm of the Brooklyn location. The original has so much personality a fraction is more than enough. Grab a seat at one of the red-checked tables and order a carafe of house red and make a night out of it with a massive New York-style pizza. The crust is thin, perfect for that tell-tale half fold, and as crisp as a potato chip.

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Nova
Dallas is a city that's a challenge for night owls with an empty stomach. But there are a few places that serve great food late into the night. Nova's pizzas get the job done when most of the other bars in Dallas are mopping the kitchen floors. And the neighborhood locals who congregate at the bar make this one of Dallas' best places to spend late night.

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Coal Vines
Think of Coal Vines like a Dallas-based Grimaldi's with even more kitsch. They've even got a portrait of old Blue Eyes up on the wall, as Italian cliché pours from the speakers. The dining room is dimly lit with dark fixtures. And in a way it all seems to come together. You'd be lucky to have a pizzeria like this on your block.

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Sara Kerens
Dough Pizzeria Napoletana
Look at how serious this guy is, as he's making your pizza. Do you see how serious he is? If you live in Preston-anything, this is where you should get your pie. It's good.


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121 comments
Jennie Harding
Jennie Harding

I love Cane Rosso. Never had burned pizza there. It always has a good char, but that's supposed to be there.

Emanuela Prister
Emanuela Prister

When I complained.to the waitress at Cane Rosso that my pizza was burnt, she.told.me that she would.ask the cook to make.me another, but then added that the other one would be burned too, as if she imagined that.pizza.was meant to be burnt

Cinzia Croce
Cinzia Croce

even the Cane Rosso photo shows a burned pizza

Emanuela Prister
Emanuela Prister

My hit parade is Cavalli Pizza, Dough, Testa. Cane Rosso burns their pizzas to a carbon crust and trust me no self respecting italian would serve burned pizza.

Emanuela Prister
Emanuela Prister

Can you just give me the hit parade? I tried opening the link.but I swear it's like a virus, it tries to download apps and #@$&!

DitsyD
DitsyD

I know that it isn't in Dallas, but Urban Crust in Plano has some seriously good pizza.

Tiffany Davis
Tiffany Davis

Brian Lageose and these shall be added to that thing we discussed mmkay

Sebastian Gluzman
Sebastian Gluzman

this will be a great place to get together Emanuela Prister!

Lizette Lozano
Lizette Lozano

Annie Elisa Mellado good thing you don't love here or else we would go try them all!! Lol

Brian Martin
Brian Martin

Tony's frozen pie with hamburger...HOLY MOTHER OF PIZZA GOD!!

Luis Cruz
Luis Cruz

You just gave me nightmares man. I would choose Serious pizza xtra large with supreme meat.

Aimee Weber
Aimee Weber

They left off Louie's on Henderson!!

Joey Nemastil
Joey Nemastil

I can't believe they left off Serious Pizza.

garrrgoyle
garrrgoyle

I can't believe Serious Pizza was not on this list. And up north there's Chicago's Finest in Plano that's quite amazing, too.

Lindsey Arwine
Lindsey Arwine

Cane rosso's honey badger... It's not on the menu. Trust me. You must try this.

Jana Vidaurri
Jana Vidaurri

Chicago's Gourmet Pizza in Las Colinas. The owner is super nice and the food is pretty tasty. :)

Sean Ambrose
Sean Ambrose

I'll take Eddie's Napolis Bistro any day of the week!

anisht56
anisht56

are you rating the restaurant atmosphere or the actual pizza? I'm not sure why Cane Rosso is ranked number one. I went there and the middle of my pizza was so soggy I had to eat it with a knife and fork. Peopl ehave told me thats the way true Neaplotin pizza is supposed to be but I didn't know there were so many true Italians in the metroplex.  For my money I'm going to Farnatchi's in Know plaza. It doesn't get a lot of hype but the pizza is outstanding, they also use meats from Jimmy's and their calzones are awesome.

Misty Parker
Misty Parker

Obvious choice: Cane Rosso Less well-known choice: Cigarz Bono

klassiter3
klassiter3

@anisht56 Agreed.  Eno's, although the atmosphere is fantastic, the pizza crust is really flour-y, and the pizza isn't all that good.


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