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Where to Find the Best Pizza in San Antonio 

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Who doesn't love pizza? Luckily San Antonio is home to plenty of places that make a damn good pie. You'll be eating good at any of these places.
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Florio’s Pizza
7701 Broadway St, (210) 805-8646,
A San Antonio institution since 1980, this family-owned pizzeria is known for its New York-style pies. If you’re not looking for something by the slice, you may want to try the Sicilian pie that usually a bit thicker. Be sure to ask about the cake special!
Photo via Instagram / eat_it_b
Trilogy Pizza
19141 Stone Oak Pkwy, Suite 113, (210) 404-1818,
Cooked in a brick oven, you can score all sorts of pizzas here – New York, Chicago and California. Grab a seat on the patio while you enjoy the San Antonio Special (made with a blend of Mexican spices) or the Texas (pepperoni, Italian sausage and Canadian bacon). The best part is that you can enjoy them in any style!
Photo via Instagram / instasatx
Main Street Pizza & Pasta
1906 N Main Ave, (210) 732-8861,
This neighborhood joint is a favorite for a reason. Damn good pizzas that you can build however you want it – available in traditional sizes as well as a personal option – are up for grabs here. Seriously, this stuff is good.
Photo via Instagram / laspizzababes
Pizza Classics
3440 N St Mary's St, (210) 225-3356,
A favorite for folks looking to sober up after a night out on the St. Mary’s Strip, this spot keeps it real with a buy-one-get-one-free deal on pizzas. Stock up on your favorite flavors, or create your own pie if you wish.
Photo via Instagram / miamiboss86
23651 W Interstate 10 Frontage Road, (210) 698-6616,
Fralo’s has a lot to offer: from beer and wine to live music and outdoor dining under the shade – and of course delicious hand-tossed pizza. Offering both classic and unique flavors as well as alternate crusts if you really want to customize your meal. There’s also a take-and-bake option for those who want to enjoy their pie fresh and at home.
Photo via Instagram / alamocity.epicurean
Julian’s Italian Pizzeria & Kitchen
Multiple locations,
Folks around town shouldn’t find it too difficult to find a Julian’s in their area. A growing local chain since 2006, Julian’s offers a selection of pizzas from specialty Sicilian-style pies to the create-your-own option.
Photo via Instagram / milkbutterandeggs
SoHill Cafe
1719 Blanco Road, (210) 455-2177,
SoHill Cafe has proved to be a force to be reckoned with since coming onto the scene in 2018. Expect quality pies in a variety of flavors like chicken bacon ranch, Italian fennel sausage, shrimp and more.
Photo via Instagram / satxfamily
Dough Pizzeria Napoletana
Multiple locations,
With one location in Castle Hills and another in Southtown, locals should have no problem getting to Dough. From house specialties like the pork love pizza to classics such as the Margherita, you can expect your pizza to include the restaurant’s signature charred crust.
Photo via Instagram / caitybeats
Miss Ellie's Pizza
903 E Bitters Road, (210) 499-1258,
This no-frills shop will truly deliver on its promise of quality, New York-style pizza. It makes for a good lunch on the go as you can grab by the slice or take advantage of the two-slice special. The shop also offers Big Apple bites like calzones, garlic knots and more.
Photo via Instagram / safoodbites
400 E Houston St, (210) 908-9362,
Found in downtown San Antonio, Playland serves a great purpose for the city. From the palate of Chef Stefan Bowers and the mind of restaurateur Andrew Goodman, Playland is all about fun vibes and pizza that will keep you coming back time and time again.
Photo via Instagram / playlandpizza
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Il Forno
122 Nogalitos St, (210) 616-2198,
As one of the tiny restaurants of San Antonio, it’s easy not to think much of Il Forno. But once visit and you’re hooked. The bright green restaurant is all about standout flavors – Parma and Copa, for example – so you’ll be eating good here. Be sure to save room for gelato or chocolate mousse!
Photo via Instagram / letsbinge
Southtown Pizzeria
728 S Presa St, (210) 251-4606,
This rustic-chic spot serves up all sorts of classic Italian fare, of course including a selection of pizzas. You have the option to build your pizza just how you want it, or you can opt for one of the house specialties. How about the Southtown (double pepperonis, pineapple and jalapeños)?
Photo via Instagram / s.a.vortooth
Chicago’s Pizza
5525 Blanco Road, (210) 349-8005,
If you’re more of a Chicago-style type of guy/gal, you’ll be smart to try Chicago’s Pizza sometime. Here you’ll find classic deep-dish pizza and other Italian dishes. Choose from cheese, seafood or veggie, or create your own four-topping pie.
Photo via Instagram / milkbutterandeggs
Capos Pizza
8522 Broadway St #105, (210) 362-1901,
Don’t let the strip mall setting fool you. Venture into Capos and you’ll score New York-style pizza, made fresh at the family-owned spot. Order a slice or get a whole pie, just know that it’ll be delicious. For an extra treat, try Nonna’s Tomato Pie, a giant Sicilian pan pizza.
Photo via Instagram / xoxox_victoria
Stella Public House
1414 S Alamo St, (210) 277-7047,
Head to Blue Star and you’ll get to dine at Stella Public House, which is a treat in and of itself. Do right by yourself and order one of the locally-sourced, farm-to-table pizzas and pair with one of the craft beers on tap.
Photo via Instagram / jose.jesus1988
Braza Brava Pizzeria Napoletana
7959 Broadway St #300, (210) 320-2100,
This family-owned Italian joint keeps it authentic and is all about dynamic flavors. While everything is tasty here, you can’t go wrong with the benita piccante.Plus, wine and beer as well as live music are just waiting to be enjoyed here.
Photo via Instagram / franktheref
South Flo Pizza
516 S Flores St, (210) 227-4474,
Anyone who works, lives or hangs out in Southtown should be well-acquainted with South Flo. Inside the local market you can score an 8” pizza for $7 or a 16” pizza for $10. Now that’s what we call a deal. South Flo can also be found at five other H-E-Bs in the San Antonio area.
Photo via Instagram / coming_up_michael
Ray's Pizzaria N.Y. Style
Multiple locations,
This local chain specializes in New York-style pies, meaning you will be eating good here. From pre-made flavors like bacon cheeseburger to chicken BBQ, there’s a flavor profile for everyone – or you can just build your own creation. There’s also a selection of pizzas made with white sauce as well as stromboli and calzones.
Photo via Instagram / sanantoniomunchies
Volare Gourmet Pizza
5054 Broadway St, (210) 828-3354,
An institution since 1972, Volare has no shortage of menu options. In addition to lots of Italian dishes, the Broadway spot offers 20 specialty pizzas – from classic creations to house flavors paying ode to the neighborhood.
Photo via Instagram / rhage
MAAR’s Pizza & More
14218 Nacogdoches Road, (210) 599-7400,
Family-owned and -operated since 2011, MAAR’s takes pride in its lineup of Italian fare – especially pizzas. Coming in sizes 8”, 12”, 14”, 16”, 20” and 28”, these hearty pies can be customized to your exact liking or you can choose one of the fun pre-made flavors. The cherry on top is the drink menu, with both draft and bottled beer (and beer flights!), blended cocktails, wine and even micheladas and Bloody Marys.
Photo via Instagram / sacurrent
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Poppys Pizza
7115 Blanco Road, Suite 107, (210) 366-4000,
Among a filled strip mall you’ll find a notable pizza joint. A favorite for many San Antonians, Poppys serves up New York-style pizza available by the slice and many whole pie sizes. Choose from specialty flavors like Chicken Pesto or create your own pizza.
Photo via Instagram / tannv_
Mario’s Of NYC
26610 US-281 #8, (830) 438-1202,
You can score a taste of the Big Apple at this local pizza shop. The pizzas here are complete with dough made and shipped straight from New York City, so the crust is top-notch. From classic flavors like meat lovers to less-attempted pies, like Greek Goddess, this menu is a fun one to explore. They even have gelato and cannoli!
Photo via Instagram / tjbal
The Last Slice
3021 MacArthur View, (210) 994-5661,
Build your own pizza if you wish, or choose from the selection of house pizzas. There’s even a vegan pizza (don’t worry, there isn’t cheese).
Photo via Instagram / thelastslice3021
46th St. New York Style Pizzeria
Multiple locations,
This local chain, with six locations in the San Antonio area, keeps it real with its menu. Take a big group so you can order lots of different pizzas – like chicken alfredo, Greek and pesto – and split it with the rest of table. It doesn’t get much better than that.
Photo via Instagram / thepolypirate
Cerroni's Purple Garlic
1017 Austin Hwy, (210) 822-2300,
Alamo Heights is a winner with Cerroni’s thin-crust pizza. Taking pride in being a “neighborhood Italian joint,” Cerroni’s Purple Garlic is all about that hand-tossed goodness in both house specialities and classic toppings. The sausage pesto will change your life.
Photo via Instagram / eureb
Sulla Strada Pizza
2806 N St Mary's St, (210) 294-4432,
With plans to open an upcoming pizza joint on the East Side, Sulla Strada is still in its place on the St. Mary’s Strip as a food truck for now. Whether you’re trying to sober up or just in the mood for some pizza during your boozy outing, you can expect delicious slices of pizza to await you here.
Photo via Instagram / christocullum
Sapore's Pizza
6422 Babcock Road, (210) 733-5503,
This semi-hidden strip mall joint brings you quality New York-style pies as well as other Italian dishes. On the pizza front, you can order the specialty pies like the Pavarotti meat lover option. You can also build your own pizza – heck, even build your own slice!
Photo via Instagram / umamiimamii
Halftime Pizza
Multiple locations,
With two locations in the northwest portion of San Antonio, residents in the neighborhood can easily find great pizza at Halftime. Gourmet pizzas include Philly steak, pesto, BLT and chicken enchilada, although you’re more than welcome to build your pie just like you want it.
Photo via Instagram / manhattanphd
Big Lou’s Pizza
2048 S WW White Road, (210) 337-0707,
Now what would this list be without Big Lou’s? Though lots of local say the East Side pizza joint isn’t the most flavorful, there’s no denying its star power. With nods on national television thanks to its ginormous pies, this spot is probably best considered a bucket list item for pizza lovers.
Photo via Instagram / causedavidsays
Maria’s Pizza
3529 Oakgate Dr, (210) 558-6600,
Though it has specific hours for lunch and dinner and is also closed on Sundays, Maria’s can still be considered a dependable spot for when you’re in the mood for pizza. With seven types of pies each able to made in four different sizes, it’s just up to you what flavor you’re looking for and how hungry you are.
Photo via Instagram / wine_all_the_thyme
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Florio’s Pizza
7701 Broadway St, (210) 805-8646,
A San Antonio institution since 1980, this family-owned pizzeria is known for its New York-style pies. If you’re not looking for something by the slice, you may want to try the Sicilian pie that usually a bit thicker. Be sure to ask about the cake special!
Photo via Instagram / eat_it_b

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