Trying to choose somewhere to eat in Kansas City is nigh impossible some days. Even if you narrowed it down to pizza, you’re still left with a plethora of options that all sound absolutely perfect. However, we’ve done the work for you, and gathered 13 of the best pizza joints in town for you to try. That is, if they aren’t already your favorite! If you don’t have a Kansas City pizza bucket list, you should definitely start one soon.
1. Pizza 51 - 5938 Mission Rd., Fairway, KS (West Location) 5060 Oak St., Kansas City, MO (Main location)
Pizza 51 isn't a secret like Area 51, but it's sure filled with something not of this world. They make huge pizzas to order, with a wide variety of toppings available to choose from. They use all Italian ingredients, which helps with that amazing flavor you can't get just anywhere.
2. Minsky's Pizza - 427 Main St., Kansas City, MO
There are several Minsky's locations in and around Kansas City, and all of them serve the same amazing pizza, especially their "Five Star" cheese. It's a KC Staple for a reason!
3. Waldo Pizza - 7433 Broadway St., Kansas City, MO
Waldo makes great pizza of all kinds, as well as some great fried jalapeno chips. Though they look "old school" they also have a vegan menu that's also delicious, even if the cheese isn't real.
4. Il Lazzarone - 412 Delaware St. Kansas City, MO
Brick fired pizza by the plateful is served here at Lazzarone, and you'll always find something to suit your tastes. They also make a number of other Italian dishes to pair with your perfect pizza.
5. SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza - 4950 Main St., Kansas City, MO
Though this isn't your run-of-the-mill joint, you can still enjoy a nice beer and pizza night at Spin. Plus, who doesn't like build-your-own pizzas?
6. Artego Pizza - 900 W 39th St., Kansas City, MO
Everything from their Monday deals to their gorgeous patio is a reason to visit Artego. They have a great selection of pizzas to choose from, and they're willing to substitute anything you need changed.
7. D'bronx - 3904 Bell St., Kansas City, MO
D'bronx boasts New York style pies, and you can find your own little "slice" of the big city right here in Missouri. They also make sandwiches and have walls covered in signatures of happy visitors.
8. Johnny Jo's Pizzeria - 1209 W 47th St., Kansas City, MO
For those of you who haven't had caprese, you should definitely try it in pizza form. Mozzarella and basil are a match made in heaven, and made perfect at Johnny Jo's.
9. Grinders - 417 E 18th St., Kansas City, MO
The place itself seems sort of divey, but in a cool way. The walls are covered in signatures and the seats are...interesting. However, a slice that's been "bombed" with tater tots, chili, and cheese wiz is the way to go.
10. Leo's Pizza - 408 NW Englewood Rd., Kansas City, MO
Provel or no provel? That's the question many KC residents face at Leo's. Of course, you can always get a half-and-half pizza if you're not sure of the St. Louis craze. Though Leo himself has passed on, his love for pizza remains strong here, and you can feel it in every pie.
11. Bella Napoli - 6229 Brookside Blvd., Kansas City, MO
Though Bella Napoli is also a market, don't be fooled about their quality. Everything on the menu is rich and full of Italian flavor. Their pies are also very traditional (and delicious!), so if you'd like something more modern, this isn't the place for you.
12. Pizzeria Locale - 505 W 75th St., Kansas City, MO
Personal pizzas should always feel like yours, and when they come from this pizzeria, they always do. They've got fresh ingredients that you choose yourself, and the pizza's done in almost no time, cooking right in front of your eyes.
13. Topp'd - 3934 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS
Does this look like a lot of toppings to you? Good. Topp'd has a number of pizza options, or you can build your own right at the counter. They also offer vegan cheese and odd toppings, so don't be afraid to ask for what sounds good!
Did your favorite joint make it on this list? If not, tell us who we’re missing in the comments below! After you’re done stuffing yourself with pizza, make sure to check out
our amazing Taco Trail as well!