Detroit March 28, 2017
The Ultimate Pizza Bucket List In Detroit That Will Make Your Mouth Water
It’s no secret that we Detroiters love pizza. While we’re partial to the perfectly square Detroit-style pies, we can admit that other pizza recipes hold their own — and our city offers a little something of everything. If you’re searching for the very best spots in the Motor City to indulge in the cheesy goodness of a pizza pie, check out our ultimate Detroit pizza bucket list.
1. Pie-Sci (5163 Trumbull Avenue)
This eatery might look small from the outside, but it packs in amazing flavor. With a trendy atmosphere and a variety of one-of-a-kind pizza options, it’s sure to be a new favorite for Detroit-area pizza enthusiasts. Kimchi, egg, and tater tots might not sound like your everyday pizza toppings, but trust us: Pie-Sci works them seamlessly into some of the most delicious slices you’ve ever had.
2. Buddy’s Pizza (17125 Conant Street)
Since 1946, Detroiters have sworn by the delicious taste of Buddy’s pizza. While the eatery has expanded to include new locations, its original spot can still be found on Conant Street — and the eats have held their own throughout the decades. If you’re looking for classic Detroit-style square pizza, Buddy’s is certainly the place to be.
3. PizzaPapalis Taverna (various locations)
While this local chain has expanded in recent years, that doesn’t mean its pizza has declined in deliciousness. Check out its Greektown location or venture to the suburbs to visit its restaurants in Bloomfield Hills or Southfield. Regardless of where you enjoy it, a pizza from PizzaPapalis will send your taste buds to paradise with its hearty toppings and indulgently cheesy taste.
4. Belle Isle Pizza (7869 E Jefferson Avenue)
This amazing pizza joint in the Motor City serves up brick oven pizzas made completely from scratch, and you’ll be able to taste the attention to detail. With fresh ingredients and delivery service, it’s tough to go wrong at Belle Isle Pizza. Many customers even pick up a pizza "to-go" en route to a picnic lunch on the restaurant’s namesake, Belle Isle!
5. Supino Pizzeria (2457 Russell Street)
If you’re a fan of thin crust pizza, Supino is calling your name. Enjoy your pizza in a charming, friendly environment near Eastern Market and get ready to be wowed by the flavors of this amazing eatery. Design your own pizza with a variety of unique toppings or keep it simple with plain cheese and pepperoni. No matter what you select, you’ll be back for seconds at Supino.
6. Motor City Brewing Works (470 W Canfield Street)
Is there any combination more classic than delicious pizza and a cold beer? At Motor City Brewing Works, you can have the best of both worlds. Chow down on a brick-oven pizza pie and choose from a huge variety of brews. This is one of the most popular spots in the Motor City, and with good reason: both its eats and its beverages are out-of-this-world good.
7. Bob’s Pizza Palace (20510 W Seven Mile Road)
Don’t let its modest exterior fool you: Bob’s Pizza Palace will undoubtedly satisfy your deepest pizza cravings. With delivery and on-site dining options, there are many ways to enjoy a meal from Bob’s — just make sure to appreciate each and every mouthwatering bite. Extra cheese, please!
8. Niki’s (735 Beaubien Street, Detroit, MI 48226)
This Bricktown fixture is so much more than just a pizza joint: it's a bright, colorful, and friendly place to dine with loved ones. When you’re in the mood for deep-dish deliciousness, look no further than Niki’s. Top your creation with feta chicken, fresh tomatoes, and everything in between — your taste buds will undoubtedly thank you.
9. Ottava Via (1400 Michigan Avenue)
For a more upscale pizza experience, head to Ottava Via and enjoy a delicious meal in a calm, stylish atmosphere. This Corktown eatery serves up Italian classics, including pizza, that never fail to delight. You can’t go wrong with a simple Margherita pizza, and Ottava Via makes a mean one.
While we’ve compiled some of our favorite Detroit pizza spots here, it would be impossible to include every great eatery in the Motor City. We want to hear from you: which of your favorite pizza restaurants didn’t make our list? Tell us in the comments below, and happy dining!