Best Pizza in Nashville

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Face it—pizza probably crosses your mind at least once a week, so you need to know your top options. Nashville has a lot of local pizza places, from Chicago-style to New York-style to Neapolitan-style. Whether you want to battle over which style is better or is more authentically Italian, one of these Nashville pizzas is bound to delight your taste buds. Put your guard down and sink your teeth into some of Nashville’s best pizza.

Best Pizza in Nashville

Nicky’s Coal Fired

Nicky’s Coal Fired focuses on dishes cooked in their four-ton oven, “Enrico.” This oven is the first of its kind in Nashville, so these pizzas have a special taste you won’t find anywhere else on this list. They also incorporate local ingredients whenever possible.


Five Points Pizza

One of the best pizza places in Nashville is definitely¬†Five Points Pizza, which serves up NY-style pizza. Expect pizza-by-the-slice options and ice-cold beer on draft, including local favorites Yazoo and Jackalope. If you’re craving pizza for lunch stop by either location Monday through Friday from 11:00am to 2:00pm for the $11 two-slice special (two slices and a drink).

Neighborhood: East Nashville | Sylvan Park


DeSano Pizzeria

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DeSano Pizzeria¬†takes the tradition of pizza very seriously by importing ingredients from a specific region of Italy. From the flour to the mozzarella to the ovens, this is as authentic as it gets. According to DeSano, you should try their pizza because it’s “what pizza is supposed to taste like.”


Frankies Nashville

Frankies Nashville, a Brooklyn-based restaurant, is the latest pizza joint to open in Nashville. If you take a quick look at their Instagram, you’ll be able to see why this new place is already one of the most popular pizza spots in Music City‚ÄĒbe prepared, the lines can be very long! Expect delicious New York-style and Sicilian pizza.


Emmy Squared

Emmy Squared, a pizza concept out of Brooklyn, opened its first Nashville location in 2018. It quickly made a name for itself with its signature Detroit-style pizzas. Just a year after opening in the Gulch, Emmy Squared opened another location in Green Hills. With all of their Nashville success, the popular pizza eatery opened two more locations in Germantown and East Nashville. It’s now one of the most loved places for pizza along with its signature Le Big Matt burger.

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St. Vito Focacceria

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St. Vito Focacceria is a cozy locale tucked away in the Gulch. Pizza lovers can expect Sfincione pizza and other delicious Sicilian dishes. This popular restaurant recently started lunch service in addition to dinner service. Stop by for an afternoon pizza Wednesday through Sunday from 11:00am to 2:00pm. 

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Ophelia’s Pizza + Bar

Ophelia‚Äôs Pizza + Bar is new to Nashville’s restaurant scene but already has numerous glowing reviews. This American-Italian restaurant serves nine tasty pizza options including the Margherita Pizza (fior di latte, basil, tomato sauce), the Fungi Pizza (crema √°cida, duxelles, button mushrooms, fior di latte, black truffle oil, arugula), and the Florentine Pizza (baby spinach, crema √°cida, fior di latte, Pecorino Romano, garlic confit).



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MAFIAoZA’s has been a favorite among locals for pizza for over ten years. The New York-style pizzeria and pub serves stone-oven, thin-crust pizza. Pizza lovers can build their own pie or order one of the delicious specialty options.


Slim + Husky’s

Slim + Husky’s is a fast-casual pizza shop that has a love for custom pizzas, R&B culture, and building a community to make every location great. Each outpost serves pizza made with locally sourced ingredients and local craft brews.


City House

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The pizza at City House never disappoints. You may not think of City House as a go-to for pizza since they’re an upscale joint but they serve some of the best pizza in town. The Belly Ham pizza with a topped egg is a crowd favorite.


Roberta’s Pop-Up at Urban Cowboy Public House

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Roberta‚Äôs Pop-Up at Urban Cowboy Public House is open daily from 4:00pm. Roberta’s is a Brooklyn-based pizza restaurant known for their signature wood-fired pizzas and fresh salads.


The Wedge Pizza and Pub

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The Wedge Pizza and Pub is a family-friendly neighborhood bar and restaurant with a food menu mainly comprised of pizza. With GEODIS Park right around the corner, stop by here for your pre- and post-game hangouts with quality ‘za, local beers, and an overall fun atmosphere. If you love hot chicken, you must try the Nashville Hot Chicken Pizza topped with house-made hot sauce, dill pickles, and ranch dressing.

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Manny’s House of Pizza

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Manny’s House of Pizza located in the Arcade in Downtown Nashville has been tossin’ dough for decades. It’s New York pizza and cuisine at its finest. Manny’s is a go-to pizza spot if you’re in the Downtown neighborhood during lunchtime on weekdays.

Neighborhood: Downtown


Bella Napoli

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Tucked back in Edgehill Village, Bella Napoli tosses up authentic Italian-style pizza. Their ingredients are really fresh, and you can sure taste it. If you want a bite of Italian grub and atmosphere, Bella Napoli is a must-try.


Dicey’s Tavern

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Dicey’s Tavern serves Chicago-style pizza‚ÄĒcrispy and thin cut. Some pizza lovers also like to call Dicey’s style of pizza tavern-style or party cuts. In addition to pizza, the menu features crispy cheese, fried pickles, salads, and 9-inch subs. When weather permits, dine outside on their spacious patio.

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Pinky Ring Pizza

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Pinky Ring Pizza, situated on Gallatin Pike, is known for its specialty pies, build-you-own pizzas, and a variety of refreshing drinks. Enjoy your pizza indoors with bar seating or on the outdoor patio.

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IL Forno

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IL Forno is an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria situated just a few blocks from Downtown Nashville and GEODIS Park. Guests can expect delicious pizza made with the freshest ingredients. Some of their most popular pizzas include the Diavola (Pomodoro, fior di latte, calabrese salami), Amore (fior di latte, ricotta, artichoke, kalamata olives, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil), and Marinara (Pomodoro, garlic, oregano, extra virgin olive oil).

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Pizza Perfect

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Native Nashvillians remember getting Pizza Perfect as kids, which means they’ve been around a while (since 1983). You can’t stay in the pizza business that long without making an amazing pizza. Their slogan “Looks Good. Tastes Better” is spot-on.



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Doughbird is an Arizona-based restaurant all about satisfying cravings with comfort food. Not only are they known for their delicious pizza, but also their juicy rotisserie chicken. Pair any meal with a craft cocktail, local beer, or wine.

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Two Boots

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Two Boots got their start in NYC in 1987, so they’ve been making New York-style pizza for a very long time. Nashville welcomed Two Boots to the Midtown neighborhood over ten years and they are still a top pizza choice for locals and tourists. You gotta love the creative pie options and names, not to mention the New Orleans-inspired decor.



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PennePazze is a counter-service restaurant located at L&L Market. If you love pizza then you’ll love their freshly baked pinsas. The pinsas are made up of flour, 80% water, and 72 hours of dough rising, which means fewer calories, less salt, and lower fat content than a pizza.


Coco’s Italian Market

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Looking for authentic Italian pizza? Check out Coco’s Italian Market. It’s “owned and operated by Italians,” so if this doesn’t suit your Italian craving, you’re out of luck. After you enjoy your delicious pizza pie make sure to check out the array of imported Italian goods in their market section.


312 Pizza Company

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312 Pizza Company’s Chicago-style pizza has made a name for itself in Music City. As many people who love Chicago-style deep-dish pizza know, this style of pizza takes significantly longer to cook than the thin crust, so be prepared to wait a little while. They also have thin, cracker-crust pizza, which is sliced in squares instead of wedges (also called the Chicago cut).


TailGate Brewery

TailGate Brewery is known for its creative craft beers, but the pizza is also top-notch. There are now four locations within the Nashville area that are all stocked up with brews, pies, and TVs. If you ask us, pizza and beer make for the best game-watching combo.

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Smith & Lentz

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Smith & Lentz, located on Main Street in East Nashville, is an independent craft brewery that serves wood-fired pizza in addition to great beer. There are ten different pizza pies on the menu that include both vegetarian and vegan options.

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Mellow Mushroom

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Mellow Mushroom can be found in a lot of cities, but this locally-owned and operated franchise is easily one of the best pizza spots on Lower Broadway. If you like specialty pies, this place has a lot of creative options. Their fun, hippie vibe is also hard to beat.


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