Meat and potatoes aren’t Oklahomans only favorite foods. We’re actually crazy about pizza here in the Sooner State and we have many award-winning restaurants that serve mouthwatering pies. From Chicago deep-dish to New York thin, you can find it all right here in your own backyard. Here’s the ultimate pizza bucket list in Oklahoma that will make your mouth water.
1. Andolini's Pizzeria (Tulsa)
The story of Andolini's Pizzeria family lineage starts near Naples, Italy, then immigrated to lower Manhattan and then progressed through San Francisco before ultimately landing in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The pizza is made from all fresh ingredients and is so good, it'll "smack you in the mouth!"
2. Ten Star Pizza Kitchen (Ardmore)
Owners, Ryan and Amber Matlack, created a "Pizza Kitchen" and want people to feel like they've been invited into their kitchen for some great conversation, great music and the best pizza around. They proudly use a secret family recipe, sliced mozzarella and fresh ingredients everyday.
3. Empire Slice House (Oklahoma City)
As Empire Slice House says, "It's like Frank Sinatra and David Bowie had a pizza baby." Located in the Plaza District of OKC, Empire serves outstanding New York-style pies and pizza by the slice.
4. Grateful Head Pizza (Broken Bow)
Near the shores of Broken Bow Lake and Beaver's Bend State Park, lies tucked away some of the best pizza in the state. Grateful Head serves delicious hand-made gourmet pizza, along with a great selection of tap beer and yummy hot wings.
5. La Roma Pizza (Tulsa)
This family-owned Lebanese restaurant has a homemade thin crust and sauce that is superb. The pizza is light and fluffy and doesn't leave you feeling heavy. The pizza is made using real cheese and the newly remodeled inside has a great atmosphere.
6. Rodney's Pizza Place (Purcell)
(Note: as of October 2020, Rodney's is permanently closed). Based on an old family secret recipe, Rodney's pizza sauce is superb. Combine that with the homemade crust and fresh ingredients, and you'll see why Rodney's makes the list of best pizza in Oklahoma.
7. Pizzeria Gusto (Oklahoma City)
Located in the historic Uptown district of OKC, Pizzeria Gusto is the first Neapolitan pizza restaurant in "The City." Their pizza is cooked in a Stefano Ferarra oven that was hand-built in Naples. They import their tomatoes, flour and other fine ingredients from Italy. As they say at Gusto's, "After experiencing Neapolitan pizza, it’s hard to go back to ordinary pizza."
8. Hideaway Pizza (Various Locations)
The original Hideaway Pizza started in Stillwater and has now become a favorite Oklahoma pizzeria. With locations across the state, you can find this top notch pizza in several major cities. You can order a specialty pizza or build your own. They even offer a gluten-free pizza that is delicious.
9. Savastano's Pizzeria (Tulsa)
Savasstano's has some of the most authentic Chicago style pizza in Oklahoma. The deep dish pizza is extremely deep and cheesy. The sauce is just right and made from preservative-free tomatoes.
10. Humble Pie (Edmond)
The Humble Pie is an authentic Chicago style pizzeria located on S. Broadway in Edmond. The Piefecta Pie is a favorite that is simple, yet complex. It is topped with pepperoni, ground beef and onions. You can pretty much order your favorite pizza anyway you like it!
11. Sam & Ellas Chicken Palace (Tahlequah)
Don't let the name confuse you...the chicken part has to do with the decor not the menu. The pizza is fabulous and a favorite among many Oklahomans. Try the Rock Island Red Pizza that includes pineapple and honey, for an out-of-the-ordinary pie that is so yummy.
12. Umberto's New York Style Pizza (Tulsa)
Umberto's is a family owned pizzeria that's been serving Tulsa for over 17 years. The location changed to 3147 S. Harvard a few years ago, so make sure you visit the new location. They serve New York-style pizza that is incredibly delicious and fresh. You can order any size pizza or choose pizza by the slice.
Did your favorite pizza make the list? If not, what other pizza places would you add to this bucket list?