While Louisiana isn’t known for its pizza, that doesn’t mean we don’t have some places that serve an amazing slice. The following pizzerias are doing it right: fresh, local ingredients, unique recipes, and homemade crusts that are crispy and perfectly seasoned. These locally owned mom-and-pop pizzerias are worth your time. Trust us.
1. That’s Amore
If you’re looking for Chicago and New York style pizza, look no further. That's Amore offers an affordable, family-friendly dining experience and a pizza that’ll knock your socks off. So the question is, do you want your pizza Chicago, or New York Style? It's located at 4441 W Metairie Ave, Metairie, Louisiana 70001.
2. Deano’s Pizza
Deano’s opened in 1971 as a small pizza parlor, family owned and operated. While they've expanded over the years, they still maintain the same high quality standards that has kept them in business for so long. They feature a speciality pizza of the month, and September’s pizza is a Lobster Mac & Cheese Pizza, which looks amazing. It's located at 2312 Kaliste Saloom Rd, Lafayette, Louisiana 70508 and 305 Bertrand Dr. Lafayette, LA 70506.
Located right in the heart of downtown Alexandria, Embers offers a unique menu with toppings you won’t find anywhere else. You'll find it at 313 Desoto St, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301.
4. Fleur de Lis Pizza
If you live in or around Baton Rouge, chances are you’ve passed by this well-known pink building. Fleur de Lis has been slinging delicious pizza since 1946, and they certainly have a recipe for success. (Just remember they’re a cash only joint.) Find them at 5655 Government St, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806.
5. Lee’s Flying Pizza
Lee's Flying Pizza features homemade dough, homemade sauce, and hand tossed pizza baked to perfection in a stone oven. Their customers say they're the best pizza in town, so give them a try and see for yourself. It's located at 196 Audubon Dr, Slidell, Louisiana 70458.
6. Neely’s Pizzeria
If you’re looking for an authentic pizza with a great taste, Neely’s is the place to go. They're stone oven cooked pizzas with your favorite toppings and made fresh to order, every time. Check them out at 4700 Highway 22, Mandeville, Louisiana 70471.
7. Peggy’s Homemade Pizza
You'll find delicious homemade pizzas, calzones, lasagna, and more here. When you bite into a slice, you can just taste the difference. Find them at 4116 University Pkwy, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71457.
8. Peppers Pizzeria
Grady Verret opened the first Peppers in 1998 over in Thibodaux. His goal was to make the perfect pizza with the freshest ingredients. He has since expanded to a second location in Houma, staying true to his values and his delicious recipes. Visit the Thibodaux location at 600 W 3rd St # A, Thibodaux, Louisiana 70301 and the Houma location at 541 Corporate Drive, Houma, LA 70360.
9. Pizza Man
Opened in 1976, The Pizza Man is the north shore’s oldest pizza joint. If you grew up in the area, you remember watching the pizza man making your pizza through that glass window (while "Puff the Magic Dragon" was playing in the background). Check them out at 1248 N Collins Blvd, Covington, Louisiana 70433.
10. Pizza Village
Opened since 2012, this awesome little pizzeria has perhaps the best pizza and customer service in town! The veggie pizza is piled high with the freshest veggies in a delicious, robust sauce. Find them at 2340 Kaliste Saloom Rd, Lafayette, Louisiana 70508.
11. Tony’s Pizza
Tony’s has been a Lake Charles tradition since 1968, and it’s easy to see why it’s been a favorite. When you go, you have to try the spaghetti and meatball pizza, (pictured above). It’ll change your life. It's located at 335 E Prien Lake Rd, Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601.
12. Wildwood Pizza
This locally owned pizza joint uses a wood-fired pizza oven to create an amazingly crispy crust. Their unique dough recipe combines with the freshest locally sourced ingredients for one of the best pizzas you’ve ever had. It's located at 1260 Texas Ave, # H, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301.
Have you been to any of these pizzerias before? Where’s your favorite place to get a slice of pizza in Louisiana? Let us know!