Whether you’re grabbing a slice from a food truck or sitting down for a pie in a top-rated restaurant, pizza is always great. And in Pennsylvania, we have plenty of both and everything in between. Whether you like it thin or thick, classic or inventive, the pizzas of Pennsylvania are ready to help you gear up for a big day or wind down for the night. Here are the 10 best pizza restaurants in the state!
There is perhaps no greater arbiter of good pizza than the contemporary college student, and the verdict is in at Faccia Luna Pizzeria. This State College favorite churns authentic Italian flavor out of its wood fired oven, and their non-pizza offerings are just as tempting. Stop in for a phenomenal pie, or on the weekends for seafood specials, and take advantage at one of the longest al fresco seasons around on their heated porch.
Square Pie has become one of the best loved pizza joints in the state, serving up a thick crust pizza inspired by Brooklyn or Sicily, depending whom you ask. BYOB, or just your appetite, and tuck into satisfying combos like the decadent Melanzane or a classic mozzarella.
This Steel City staple offers up pizzas and hoagies substantial enough to satisfy even the hungriest of bellies. Be sure to order a side of cold cheese to add to your pie, a Fiori’s tradition that just works.
Maroni’s has been providing the Scranton area with perfect pizza for over 30 years, and doesn’t seem to plan on slowing down anytime soon. This cash only locale breaks the boring chains of same-old pizza, offering familiar yet fantastic pies guaranteed to impress even the most jaded of customers.
Stromboli’s is a rare breed whose menu is equal parts extensive and excellent. Quality food, good prices, and large portions have made this Allentown location a must-eat in the Lehigh Valley. $5 will get you two slices and a drink, and coupons on their website can ease the blow of ordering for a crowd.
With two locations in Philadelphia, Nomad has made quite a splash in the local culinary scene. Authentic Italian pies, 12 beers on tap, farm to table mentality, and friendly atmosphere earn this Philadelphia eatery a spot on our list. Try the outstanding Truffle Pecorino pizza, a truly transcendent experience.
For a bubbly crust and quality toppings, the Pittsburgh place to be is Proper. Visit for a broad selection of easily customizable pizzas, and quality array of creative Italian-style dishes (brisket mac & cheese anyone?), paired with solid beer, wine, and cocktail lists. Check out their website for food truck locations if you can’t make it to the brick and mortar, or hire the 18-foot trailer for your next event, complete with 5,000 pound Italian wood burning brick oven.
Square pizza is great, but square pizza where each slice can be customized with different toppings really knocks this one out of the park. Unbleached flour makes for a perfectly crunchy dough—available gluten free, and topped with some of the freshest ingredients around. Round out your square experience with a scoop of Hershey’s Ice Cream if you manage to save enough room.
Capricio’s is an unassuming joint whose kitchen puts out Italian fare rivaling the priciest restaurants in the land. Try the pizza (of course), or some outstanding gnocchi.
Wood-fired pizza made from fresh ingredients, with inventive topping combinations, Pizzeria Stella is pretty tough to beat. Try the broccoli rabe appetizer or pistachio pizza.