Dining November 07, 2016
10 Downright Delicious Restaurants That Prove Michigan Does Pizza Right
When your stomach is growling, nothing hits the spot quite like a hot slice of pizza. Whether you’re craving melted cheese, pepperoni, a perfectly blended sauce, or some combination of your favorite toppings, here are 10 restaurants in Michigan that prove our state knows how to make a great pizza.
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1. Harmony Brewing Company (1551 Lake Dr SE, Grand Rapids)
Try a delectable wood-fired pizza at this Grand Rapids favorite, which serves up handmade pies to satisfied customers every day. Don't forget to grab a pint of beer to wash down your meal.
2. DeLuca's Restaurant (2006 W Willow St, Lansing)
This family-run eatery in our state’s capital has been serving incredible pizzas for decades. Its variety of crust and topping options make it a favorite spot for diners of all ages.
3. Pizzapapalis Taverna (553 Monroe Ave, Detroit)
This Detroit favorite offers a taste of truly delicious pizza in a warm atmosphere. Whether you prefer deep dish or thin crust, a visit to Pizzapapalis will satisfy your cheese craving.
4. Vango's Pizza & Cocktail Lounge (927 N 3rd St, Marquette)
Marquette’s oldest pizza parlor has been around so long for a reason — and you’ll understand why when you take your first bite. Each pizza is handmade using fresh dough and ingredients.
5. The Ambassador Restaurant (126 Shelden Ave, Houghton)
Houghton is home to this delicious pizza spot, which offers an entirely original “tostada pizza.” That’s right: you can combine your love for tacos and pizza into one delectable dish.
6. Sweetwater Gourmet Deli & Bar (7318 Huron Ave, Lexington)
This sweet restaurant in Lexington is known for its varied menu, but its pizza is top-of-the-line. Try “The Greek” if you’re looking for a unique pie covered in olive oil, garlic, feta cheese, and black olives.
7. Mani Osteria & Bar (341 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor)
This lovely eatery in downtown Ann Arbot is a local favorite for artisanal pizzas and other fine Italian dining options. With toppings like goat cheese, sun-gold tomatoes, and garlic cream, you won’t leave hungry.
8. Rebel Pies (360 W Western Ave, Muskegon)
This “craft pizza” restaurant in Muskegon features all sorts of unique options, including Thai-style pizza and a Mexican-inspired pie called “Chalupa Batman.”
9. Licari’s Sicilian (2869 Knapp St NE, Grand Rapids)
This laid-back, cozy pizzeria in Grand Rapids offers a fantastic array of pizza options, but it’s also home to a extensive menu of Sicilian dishes. It might just become your new favorite.
10. Trattoria Stella (1200 W 11th St, Traverse City)
This charming restaurant in Traverse City offers old-world Italian charm and absolutely delicious pizzas to match. It’s the perfect place for a pizza-themed date night.
As always, this list only scratches the surface of Michigan’s best pizza parlors. Please feel free to share your suggestions in the comments section!