Food & Drink

Top Pizza In Philadelphia

October 10, 2010 12:59 PM

View Comments
Margherita pizza from Pizzeria Stella. (credit:

Margherita pizza from Pizzeria Stella. (credit:

For the uninitiated, it may be hard to believe you can find a decent slice of pizza in Philly. But finding that perfect slice is easier than you think. Check out a few of our favorite places that are putting out some perfect pizza. – Ted Scheid

gianfranco Top Pizza In Philadelphia

Gianfranco's website. (credit:


Gianfranco Pizza Rustica

6 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 592-0048

Sometimes you just need a slice, and Gianfranco Pizza Rustica is here for you. This small storefront in the heart of Old City houses some of the best pizza in the area. The perfect blend of sauce and cheese atop a chewy crust makes their plain slices stand out. Once you throw in toppings like broccoli rabe, prosciutto and avocado, you’ll being coming back for more.

luigispizzafresca Top Pizza In Philadelphia

Luigi's Pizza Fresca. (credit:


Luigi’s Pizza Fresca

2401 Fairmount Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(215) 769-8888

There’s nothing better than getting home after a long day, calling up your favorite pizza place and having comfort food delivered to your door. Luigi’s Pizza Fresca may not have the fanciest slice in town, but it sure has one of the tastiest. One of the simplest pies on the menu, the margherita, is also one of the best, with fresh mozzarella, basil and a slightly crispy crust. If you’ll excuse me, I think I need to go place an order right now…

pizzeriastella Top Pizza In Philadelphia

Margherita pizza from Pizzeria Stella. (credit:


Pizzeria Stella

420 S 2nd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 320-8000

It’s hard to walk a block in the city without running into a Stephen Starr restaurant, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Pizzeria Stella is a relative newcomer to his cuisine collection, and the pies coming out of here are a thing of beauty. A wood-fired oven provides a healthy char on a wide variety of pizzas, ranging from the traditional margherita to the unique tartufo, which is topped with black truffle, fontina and egg. You may be paying a little more, as these medium sized pies range from $10 to $17, but you’ll be getting true bang for your buck.

tacconellis Top Pizza In Philadelphia

The Tacconelli's Pizzeria website. (credit:


Tacconelli’s Pizza

2604 E Somerset St
Philadelphia, PA 19134
(215) 425-4983

The only bad words you’ll find about Tacconelli’s Pizza are the people cursing how good it is. When heading to this BYOB, you may also want to CAFD, call ahead for dough. There may be a slight wait in this small space, but time will stand still once you get to take a bite of their fantastic slices. Just don’t bring plastic, because Tacconelli’s keeps it old school and accepts cash only.

Vince’s Pizzeria

1900 Grant Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19115
(215) 464-8998

Local Directory

You may not have a lot of choice at Vince’s Pizzeria in Northeast Philly, but that’s because you only need to know one thing; this pizza is great. With fresh mozzarella, tangy sauce and a crispy crust, Vince’s brings pizza back to its simplest, most delicious form. You may have a little time on your hands after you order, but just know you’ll soon have some tasty pizza in your stomach!

View Comments
  • pete

    adrianas pizzeria is awesome 1703 s 11th st south philly if you havent tried them its your problem

    • jack

      It is pathetic not to be able to find a pizza place in this city that caters to people coming home from work after midnight. The right kind of operator could make a mint running a pizza place in the right location that was open every night until 3AM

  • Peterson

    Tony’s Pizza City is the best. It is in Wyndmoor.

  • JD

    Try Cafe Lift Margareta Pizza on 400 block of N. 13th St. It’s the best.

  • Jerry Weinert


  • Anon

    Pizza makes you fat. How about an article about the best vegetables?

  • Lou

    I ate at Tacconelli’s, thought it was very average.You have to order dough in advance, big deal same as pizza hut.

  • Steve McDonald

    nothing about mama palmas? howd you guys miss that ? sorry , but theres no pizza good enough to “call a day ahead to reserve your dough” . tacconellis can keep their pizza. id feel pretty corny calling a day ahead

blog comments powered by Disqus
Taz Goes Big!
Download Now!

Listen Live