1. Vino’s Pizza-Brewery-Pub (Little Rock)
A brewery and a pizzeria all in one? YES PLEASE. Vino’s is popular for three reasons: they make fresh, delicious brews, it’s a great venue for up and coming bands, and their pizza is absolutely delectable. You can visit Vino’s at 923 West 7th Street in Little Rock.
2. Deluca’s Pizzeria Napoletana (Hot Springs)
What happens when a Brooklyn pizza maker moves down South? Deluca’s is what happens. These pizzas are baked in an authentic brick oven, proving that Arkansans don’t have to get on a plane to have an delicious, authentic Napoletana pizza. Deluca’s is located at 407 Park Avenue in Hot Springs.
3. Damgoode Pies (Little Rock, Fayetteville, & Rogers)
With four locations in the Natural State, Damgoode Pies is a much more than a darn good name. Their pizzas have been voted the best in Arkansas by the readers of the Arkansas Times a total of nine times. You can find Damgoode Pies locations at 2701 Kavanaugh Avenue, 6706 Cantrell, and 500 President Clinton in Little Rock and 37 East Center Street in Fayetteville.
4. Pizza Parlour (Alma, Fort Smith, & Van Buren)
With three locations in the river valley, Pizza Parlour has been a favorite for decades. These little pizzerias have buffets that can’t be beat and simple, delicious pizza unlike anything you’ve ever tasted. You can find Pizza Parlour locations at 936 Highway 71 North in Alma, 2700 Alma Highway in Van Buren, and 8901 Rogers Avenue in Fort Smith.
5. Iriana’s Pizza (Little Rock)
Iriana’s Pizza has been around since 1987, serving up brick oven pizza made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. This little pizzeria is a Little Rock favorite because of its simplicity, consistency, and deliciousness. Iriana’s Pizza is located at 201 East Markham Street in Little Rock.
6. Wood Stone Craft Pizza (Fayetteville)
Wood Stone Craft Pizza has only been around since 2014, but they’ve made quite a splash in that time. Their artisan pizzas and local craft brews make Wood Stone Craft Pizza a great place to eat locally while satisfying your craving for perfect pizza pies. Wood Stone Craft Pizza is located at 557 South School Avenue in Fayetteville.
7. Southbound (Helena-West Helena)
You won’t find only pizza at this restaurant. They specialize in all kinds of delicious southern cooking, and part of that experience is a full menu of artisan pizzas. Their pizzas are definitely something to write home about, and an added bonus is that you can eat at the same table as your pizza-hating friends. (Though if you really do have pizza-hating friends, honey, we need to talk.) Southbound is located at 233 Cherry Street in Helena.
8. 1812 Pizza Company (Manila & Jonesboro)
With a menu ranging from sandwiches to salads to wings to delicious fresh made pizzas, you’re sure to find something everyone will love on the 1812 Pizza Company menu. Most of all you’ll want to pay attention to their specialty pizzas, which have everything you could want from your pizza experience. 1812 Pizza Company is located at 623-B West State Highway 18 in Manila and 2815-A Race Street in Jonesboro.
9. Upper Crust Pizza Company (Jonesboro)
For some of the best thin crust pizza in Arkansas, you need to head over to Jonesboro to Upper Crust Pizza Company. They specialize in the kind of non-greasy thin crust pizza that relies more on cheese and meat than dough. You can find these freshly made pizzas at 1810 Highland Drive in Jonesboro.
10. Nima’s Pizza (Gassville)
If you’re looking for award-winning pizza in a small town setting, look no further than the small town of Gassville. Nima’s Pizza holds honors for second best traditional pizza in the (entire!) world and was honored to be called “pizza with heart and soul” by Food Network. Nima’s Pizza is located at 109 South School Street in Gassville.
11. Andrey’s Mexican Grill & Pizza (Forrest City)
A Mexican food buffet alongside a pizza buffet? It’s like a dream come true! People can’t stop talking about this unique little eatery and the delicious pizza they serve there, along with the complimentary chips and salsa they bring to your table. Andrey’s Mexican Grill & Pizza is located at 2241 North Washington Street in Forrest City.
12. Zaza Fine Salad & Wood Oven Pizza Co. (Little Rock & Conway)
Thin crust pizza baked over a wood fire, anyone? You’ll find pies just like that at Zaza’s two locations, along with gorgeous salads and Italian-style gelato that will make you feel like you’ve landed right in the middle of Southern Italy. Zaza’s Little Rock location can be found at 5600 Kavanaugh Boulevard and the Conway location is at 1050 Ellis Avenue Suite 110.
13. Café Amoré (Eureka Springs)
Café Amoré is an Italian eatery with a full menu, including an extensive list of pizza offerings. The chefs at Café Amoré put a lot of love into their dishes, making this little Italian joint a favorite of couples and families alike. With homey atmosphere and fantastic service, this pizza place is sure to delight. You'll find Café Amoré at 2070 East Van Buren Avenue in Eureka Springs.
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