New York is famously known for having the most amazing, drool-inducing pizzas that you’ll ever taste. Sadly, when it comes to out-of-towners recognizing our state’s best pizza they almost always look to New York City to grab a slice to eat. While you may not know it just yet, there are endless delicious pizzeria’s hiding in plain sight all around areas of our state that don’t include the Big Apple. Ready to find out what places have some of the best pies? In no particular order, here are some of the greatest places to grab pizza.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. The Nines - Ithaca
The best place to grab pizza in Ithaca, The Nines has long been known for their incredible flavors, serving up pizza in the local community for over thirty years now. If you're interested in divulging in some fantastic deep dish pizza, this is the spot you'll want to make sure you visit.
How to get here: 311 College Avenue Ithaca, NY 14850
2. Home Style Pizza - Schenectady
A hidden gem that mostly remains a known spot amongst Schenectady County locals, Home Style Pizza is a great place to check out if you want to feast on some amazing brick oven pizza. Creating unforgettable pies for over 40 years, their consistently great flavors will keep you coming back for more.
How to get here: 1720 Union Street Schenectady, NY 12309
3. Jerlando's Ristorante & Pizza Company - Watkins Glen
Most people may come to the town of Watkins Glen to visit one of New York's most famous state parks or the town's beloved raceway, but with so much excitement going on in town you'll want to find someplace to eat! Right in the heart of town is Jerlando's, a spot with such an exquisite interior design that you'll feel as though you've stepped right into Italy. A family-owned restaurant that's perfected how to cook Italian dishes, we highly recommend trying out their pizza pies.
how to get here: 400 North Franklin Street Watkins Glen, NY 14891
4. Aniello's Pizza - Corning
A family-owned pizzeria that's just minutes away from Corning's biggest attractions in town, Aniello's is a wonderful place to eat at when you're in the area. While the menu for Aniello's is full of amazing options, we can't help but tell that you their plain cheese pizza slices are out of this world.
How to get here: 68 East Market Street Corning, NY 14830
5. Peppino's - Syracuse
When it comes to picking a favorite pizza place in the Syracuse area, everyone has their own opinions. With so many delicious restaurants in town, it feels nearly impossible to narrow it down to just one pizza place in this city. One place that we do have a sweet spot for though is Peppino's! Open since 1968, this local spot is known for having some of the most scrumptious pizza in town.
How to get here: 1849 Grant Boulevard Syracuse, New York
6. Bocce Club Pizza - Amherst
Another city that makes it feel impossible to choose just one place to eat, the Buffalo area is full of phenomenal pizza joints that will blow your taste buds out of the water. A favorite place to grab a mouthwatering pie since 1946, Bocce's currently has locations in Amherst, East Amherst and a Buffalo location that's on the way!
How to get here: 4174 Bailey Avenue Amherst, NY 14226
7. Brio's Pizzeria & Restaurant - Phoenicia
After spending some time exploring the Catskills, stopping into Brio's Pizzeria is a great way to fuel up on energy. The small town pizzeria has amazing oven-made pizza's that will make you wish you room for more, a restaurant that's been open and feeding hungry New Yorkers since 1973.
How to get here: 68 Main Street Phoenicia, NY 12464
8. O'Scugnizzo Pizzeria - Utica
There's a reason this small town pizzeria has been operating since 1914! O'Scugnizzo Pizzeria is a popular place to visit because everyone falls in love with their famous Upside Down Pizzas and fantastic Italian food! You can't go wrong with stopping into the King of Pizza's house.
How to get here: 614 Bleecker Street Utica, NY 13501
9. Puterko's Family Pizzeria - Indian Lake
Yes, even hidden away up in the Adirondacks you can find out-of-this-world pizza joints! Just off of Route 30 in the small scenic town of Indian Lake, Puterko's Family Pizzeria features a menu full of dreamy pizza pies. Open since 2012, the relatively new spot has gained quite a following in the years that it's been open thanks to their amazing pizza.
How to get here: 6240 Route 30 Indian Lake, New York
10. Tino's Pizza - Oneonta
Right on Main Street in town where you can find almost all the best places to eat in Oneonta, Tino's Pizza has earned a following with their unique and famous Cold Cheese Pizza and gluten free options. Amazing slices of pizza covered in cold cheese, once you try eating your pizza this way you'll never want to go back to a regular hot slice!
How to get here: 180 Main Street Oneonta, NY 13820
11. Veneto Wood Fired Pizza - Rochester
In a city like Rochester, you'll never go hungry! Rochester is home to an abundance of great restaurants, many of which are awesome pizza joints that are worth checking out. One pizzeria that's worth stopping into is Veneto's, creating wood fired pizzas that are unlike anything you'll find being pumped out of your average pizza place.
How to get here: 318 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14607