Nebraska might be known for its beef, but we know a little something about pizza, too. Nebraska pizza will never be as famous as New York or Chicago style, but that’s okay with us. We know these awesome pizza places in Nebraska serve up our own little slices of heaven.
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Dante Ristorante Pizzeria, Omaha
Voted the best Pizza in Omaha and recommended by Zagat, Dante is a departure from the normal greasy slice joint. The fine dining restaurant has its own sommelier to help you choose the perfect wine to complement your gourmet pizza.
Dave's Place, North Platte
Dave's has been slinging North Platte's favorite pizza since the 1970s. They also offer wings, sandwiches, nachos, burgers, and a selection of beers on tap.
DaVinci's is a family business that's been providing Lincoln with tasty pizza since 1978. Pasta, sandwiches, and soups are on the menu as well, but you really shouldn't pass up the pepperoni and cream cheese pizza.
Fairfield Opera House Bar & Grill, Fairfield
Located in a beautifully restored 1894 building, The Fairfield Opera House Bar & Grill uses fresh ingredients in their classic American menu. For a true Nebraska dining experience, try the beef & kraut pizza!
The Flippin' Sweet, Kearney
All you really need to know about The Flippin' Sweet can be summed up by their awards and accolades: it was selected as "Best of Kearney" two consecutive years; TheCultureTrip.com called it one of the top 10 restaurants in the state; and it was the only Nebraska pizzeria named in Midwest Living's list of the top 27 pizzas in the midwest.
Godfather's Pizza, Multiple Locations
This Nebraska-born favorite features all of the usual offerings, but their taco pizzas and cheeseburger pizzas really stand out.
La Casa Pizzaria, Omaha
This Omaha classic has been operating in the same location since 1953. The distinctive square pieces divide pizza lovers - either the square is the best thing ever or complete sacrilege. Whatever side of that argument you stand on, La Casa is one of those classic must-try places in Omaha.
MoMo Pizzeria, Lincoln
This high-class, chef-driven establishment offers a truly unique dining experience with an incomparable menu. Lobster and shrimp hollandaise pizza? We're in love.
Papa Ray's Pizza & Cafe, Hastings
This family-owned Hastings favorite has been feeding the city since 1959. Fresh ingredients and friendly service have made this homestyle pizza legendary.
Papa's Pizza and Subs, Alliance
This cozy shop features fast service, great prices, and quality pizza. You can also pick up hot or cold subs while you're here for those weirdos in your life who don't like pizza.
Pitch Coal-Fire Pizzeria, Omaha
Pitch is a pretty big deal in Omaha's Dundee area. The delectable coal-fired pizza comes in a variety of unique flavor combos such as the Marsala: figs, goat cheese, pears, arugula, truffle oil, and mozzarella. More conventional choices are just as impressive.
Pizza Kitchen, Milford
This small-town joint features an all-you-can-eat buffet and pizza that exceeds expectations. The Pizza Kitchen is known for its fast, friendly service and down-home atmosphere.
Pizza Palace, Burwell
In operation for 30 years, Pizza Palace is still the place to go in Burwell for tasty pizza and a friendly atmosphere. Check out the Filly, a pizza with shredded Philly steak, green peppers, and onions on ranch sauce.
Raymono's Pizza Plus, Raymond
This laid-back eatery in Raymond serves up an impressive selection of 11 specialty pizzas - but if you want to customize your meal you can also build your own. Raymono's also serves up burgers and sandwiches.
Rocket Inn, Indianola
In business for more than 60 years, Rocket Inn features legendary dough made from a traditional Italian recipe. The sheer volume of their sales explains how amazing this pizza is: in a town of just 700 people, Rocket Inn sells 500 pizzas a week.
Rosie's Pizza, South Sioux City
Rosie's pizza has been supplying South Sioux City with fresh and tasty pizza for more than 50 years. The family-owned business has gained such a loyal following that many locals say no other pizza will ever match up.
The Isles Pub & Pizza, Lincoln
Serving pizza since 1981, The Isles is a laid-back place to relax and watch the game while you nosh on some tasty pizza. Try The Mexican: salsa, refried beans, taco beef, a blend of cheeses, black olives, diced tomatoes, and sour cream.
Toppers, Lincoln and Omaha
While it's not a local chain, Toppers is a favorite in Lincoln and Omaha. They deliver late into the night, making them crazy popular with the college crowd, and unique offerings like mac 'n cheese pizza and El Cubano pizza make Toppers a great choice for your next pizza craving.
Valentino's, Multiple Locations
The beloved all-you-can-eat buffet pizza place began here in Nebraska but has since branched out to other Plains states. The bacon cheeseburger is a Val's classic that you'll never get tired of.
The Wave Pizza Company and Bonzai Beach Club, Grand Island
The Wave fits solidly into the "dive" category, which seems to be exactly what the restaurant is going for. The surf theme is lovable, and the unique selection brings diners back again and again to the funky building with a shark sticking out of its front.
Welsh's Pizza, Pender
This family-friendly small-town pizza place is great for relaxing after work or for a fun night out with the family. They also host kids' birthday parties, as seen above, where kids can create their own pizzas. Adorable!
Yia Yia's Pizza and Beer, Lincoln
Yia Yia's bills itself as Lincoln's best pizza with the city's largest beer selection. Their menu features an impressive selection, and for those of you who can't handle dairy, they have a vegan cheese option so you can build your own dairy-free pie.
There’s plenty of pizza to be had in Nebraska, so let us know – what’s your favorite place to grab a slice?