Michigan March 16, 2017
The Ultimate Pizza Bucket List In Michigan That Will Make Your Mouth Water
Perfectly baked crust, thick cheese, and deliciously flavorful sauce — is there anything more delectable than a truly great slice of pizza? Michigan is home to its fair share of eateries to satisfy your pizza cravings, and it would be impossible to list every single one. But we’ve compiled a list of 10 spots that will keep you coming back slice after slice.
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1. Martini’s Pizza (832 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo)
This eatery in Kalamazoo has all the elements you need for a wonderful dining experience: delicious pizza and calzones, a friendly staff, and a gorgeously bright design that will set the mood for a one-of-a-kind meal. It’s a local favorite, and with good reason — Martini’s truly offers something for everyone.
2. Market 22 (497 E Harbor Hwy, Maple City)
Venture to the Leelanau Peninsula to check out Market 22, which serves delectable pizza in a homey, welcoming atmosphere. The eatery prides itself on serving up authentic Detroit-style pizza, which never fails to satisfy with its thick crust, square shape, and hearty toppings. Wash down your meal with a bottle of Vernor’s!
3. Rosa's Lookout Inn (US-23, Spruce)
This incredible Italian eatery serves up all sorts of deliciously prepared meals, but its wood-fired pizzas are truly top-of-the-line. There’s no better place to stop for a bite to eat while you’re exploring Michigan’s gorgeous US-23 Heritage Route, and Rosa’s has a wide menu of tasty food to fuel you up for the rest of your drive!
4. The Noggin Room (100 Lewis St, within Stafford's Perry Hotel, Petoskey)
This unique eatery is tucked away within a Petoskey hotel, but it’s well worth the extra searching. Grab an order of waffle fries to tide you over while you wait for your pizza to cook. As you bite into a slice of The Noggin Room’s best cheesy creation, you might just be lucky enough to enjoy the sounds of live music. There’s no better place for a great night out.
5. Mama Mia’s (231 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City)
This beloved spot is located near the northernmost point of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, and it’s a great spot to enjoy a slice of pizza before heading northward across the Mackinac Bridge. As you eat, enjoy perusing displays and photos that celebrate Michigan’s history. It’s a museum and a meal all in one!
6. Loui’s Pizza (23141 Dequindre Rd, Hazel Park)
The mouthwatering pizza options at Loui’s are just the beginning of its appeal. It also features an incredibly cozy atmosphere, complete with bright decor, charming booths, and wonderful service. There’s something special about the pizza you’ll enjoy at Loui’s — its crust is just the right crispiness and each slice features the perfect amount of toppings.
7. Roma’s Pizzeria (121 W Ferry St, Berrien Springs)
Venture to the charming town of Berrien Springs and check out Roma’s, which has been serving up deliciously crafted pizzas for decades. Start off with an order of breadsticks while you wait for your wonderful pizza to arrive — and get ready for an amazing meal. With a wide variety of topping choices and friendly service to match, it’s hard to go wrong with a visit to Roma’s.
8. Vivio’s (4531 S Straits Hwy, Indian River)
Head to this longtime local favorite in Indian River to indulge in a fabulous pizza dinner with loved ones. The decor is unique, the food is top-notch, and the memories are just waiting to be made when you choose to dine at Vivio’s. No matter how many times you bite into a slice of cheesy goodness from this restaurant, you’ll surely be back for more.
9. Klavon’s Pizzeria (1361 Old McDevitt Avenue and 6010 Clinton Rd, Jackson)
Did someone say "stuffed pizza?" You’ll find it here at Klavon’s, and it’s just as delicious as it sounds. Layers of meat, cheese, and other fillings folded in among sauce, crust, and all sorts of flavorful goodness. Klavon’s offers a unique twist on traditional Chicago-style deep dish pizza, and your mouth will be watering as soon as you walk in the door.
10. Aubree's Pizzeria (227 W Washington St, Marquette)
Stop in at Aubree's for some of the best pizza you'll find in the Upper Peninsula. With plenty of unique toppings to choose from and a wide burger menu to match, there's no way you can leave this pizzeria without feeling full and happy! Don't forget to order a delicious local brew to wash down your meal.
Of course, it would take days to feature each and every wonderful pizza restaurant in the state of Michigan. This list only scratches the surface, so we’d like to hear from you: what’s your favorite place in the Great Lakes State to grab a cheesy slice of pizza? Tell us in the comments below!