25 essential San Antonio pizza spots everybody should try at least once
San Antonio has plenty of great pizzerias. Some have been around for decades, while others arrived on the scene as recently as just a few months ago. But all go out of their way to make sure their customers have the best pizza the city has to offer.
For anyone looking to sample something beyond the usual delivery chains, these locally based wonders are essential for SA-based pizza lovers to try.
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MAAR’s Pizza & More
14218 Nacogdoches Rd., (210) 599-7400, maarspizzaandmore.com
Family-owned and -operated MAAR's has made quite a name for itself since first opening in 2011. The family cooks up all sorts of original spins on typical pizza-place treats, with space-themed names like the solar meat, the Milky Way and jalapeño cheddar meteor-bites.
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Stella Public House
1414 S. Alamo St., (210) 277-7047, stellapublichouse.com
Stella Public House boasts a “farm to pizza” concept, with Texas-sourced artisan wood-fired pizza baked in an Italian Modena oven using oak and pecan wood. With local ingredients and craft beer, the restaurant lives up to its name as a star among SA’s pizzerias.
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Fiume Pizzeria and Wine Bar
200 S. Alamo St., (210) 224-3368, fiumepizzeria.com
Newly-opened Fiume is bringing new options to SA’s pizza scene, such as the Texas Heat specialty pie made with smoked bacon and Italian sweet peppers. Keep an eye out for the Ferrari-red Fiero pizza oven on the restaurant’s open-air patio.
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3440 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 225-3356, pizzaclassics.com
Since 1986, Pizza Classics has been living up to its name. This classic spot serves a broad spectrum of pizza options, including a mega 20-inch pie.
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902 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 320-9224, tankspizzamenu.com
With an emphasis on freshly-made dough, Tank's house-made herb-infused olive oil and fresh ingredients add even more flavor to their stone-baked pizzas and calzones.
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8435 Wurzbach Rd. #213, (210) 985-1313, via313.com
Austin-based Via 313 specializes in Detroit Style pizzas. Characterized by its squared edges, deep dish-style crust, and saucy top layer, this gives pizza lovers something a little different to try.
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1719 Blanco Road, (210) 455-2177, sohillcafe.com
Along with various pizzas such as Mediterranean, roasted garlic and wild mushroom, SoHill Cafe also serves other tempting dishes like steak frites, French onion soup and grilled salmon.
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Black Laboratory Brewing
1602 E. Houston St. #109, (210) 370-3442, blacklaboratorybrewing.com
Via a new partnership with 2-1-Dough Pizza Co., Black Laboratory Brewing now offers pizzas made in a wood-fired oven. The pizzas can also be customized with a vegan cheese substitute.
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312 Pearl Parkway Building 6, (210) 462-1505, wonderslicepizza.com
A newcomer to the Pearl Brewery scene, Wonder Slice invites customers to try out their pizzas, in slices and whole pies.
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Julian’s Italian Pizzeria & Kitchen
Multiple locations, julianspizzeria.com
A growing local chain since 2006, family-owned Julian’s offers a selection of pizzas from specialty Sicilian-style pies to the create-your-own option. For something different, there are also pastas and sandwiches to choose from, and options for those who are gluten-free.