Minneapolis may not be the first place to think of when it comes to pizza. But Minneapolis can rival New York and Chicago with what they have to offer. With so many pizzerias to choose from in Minneapolis, which are the best pizzas in the city?
Here are the eight best pizza places in Minneapolis!
Pizzeria Lola/Young Joni
Both Pizzeria Lola and Young Joni are run by the same chef, Amy Kim. They have similar pizza selections on the menu for both restaurants. And one that’s loved by many is the Korean BBQ Pizza.
The marriage between Korean and Italian flavors created what many consider the best pizza in Minneapolis. Even those who are just visiting Minneapolis do come by to try their pies. Plus, it was even featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.
This pizzeria has one of the best pizzas in the city and has served many Minnesotans and other visitors since 1993.
Vegetarians and vegans will love the pizza selections and other food items in this restaurant.
The Wrangler and The Lucé are the must-tries when dining there. You can even try their vegan hoagies when you can’t get enough of their food. Also, you can request to switch to gluten-free when needed.
Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza
The pizza place declares that they’re the first coal-burning pizza joint in Minnesota. It has been in the state since 2008. The best-selling pizzas are the cheese and oyster mushroom. And while they have a curated menu, you can always build your own pizza, which many diners do in the restaurant.
This pizzeria is also ideal for hanging out with friends or going on a date too since they also have great beers, wines, and other drinks to pair with their great-tasting pizzas.
Red Wagon Pizza Company
Love is what encapsulates the Red Wagon Pizza Company. The owner, Peter, has loved pizza since he was two years old. Plus, he started the pizza with the love of his life. Since then, many have come to their establishment for great food and company.
As for their pizza, they have vegan and vegetarian selections available. It’s another pizza place that was featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. A must-try is the Red Wagon Pizza, which was what Andrew Zimmern ate on the show.
Punch Neapolitan Pizza
With so many locations spread across Minnesota, no wonder Punch is a true Minnesotan favorite. Many love and say they serve the best pizza in Minneapolis. It helps that the owner, John, lived in Milan for quite some time and got inspired by a pizzeria there.
Their Margherita and Margherita Extra are a favorite by many diners. Plus, if you dine in a Punch Pizza location, there’s even a Pizzacam. You can see how your pizza is being made to give your eyes a visual treat and excite your tastebuds.
Element Wood Fire Pizza
Many consider Element Wood Fire Pizza as one of the best pizzas in Minneapolis. Even Minnesotans love going here and eating their favorites after a drive to the city. Their must-try pizzas are:
- Fire (spicy sausage and red peppers)
- Nordeast (Italian sausage, mushrooms, pepperoni)
- Buffalo chicken
Veggie lovers won’t feel left out since they have the “Old World” pizza (spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, olives, and feta cheese).
This one has a twist on pizza. It’s not Italian-based, but Argentinian. Their specialty is their empanadas, but their pizzas are worthy of praise too. While there are divisive views on putting pineapple on pizza, here at Boludo, they have one pizza with pears. Plus, they don’t serve pizza in the traditional way (round). It’s oblong, making it unique from the others on this list.