Essential Detroit-area pizza restaurants everyone should try at least once

While we might have our go-to pizza spots nearby, we're always on our own personal quest to find the perfect slice. From Detroit-style to wood-fired, check out all the different pizza pies outside your doorstep just waiting to be devoured.

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Jolly Pumpkin
311 S. Main St., Ann Arbor | 441 W. Canfield St., Detroit | 419 S. Main St., Royal Oak | 2319 Bishop Cir., Dexter | brewery.jollypumpkin.com 
This rustic restaurant is known for its pizza, house beers, sandwiches, and more.
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Jolly Pumpkin

311 S. Main St., Ann Arbor | 441 W. Canfield St., Detroit | 419 S. Main St., Royal Oak | 2319 Bishop Cir., Dexter | brewery.jollypumpkin.com
This rustic restaurant is known for its pizza, house beers, sandwiches, and more.

Photo via Jolly Pumpkin/Facebook
Fredi The PizzaMan
17900 Allen Rd., Melvindale
This Downriver hidden gem gained a surge of popularity following a rave review from Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports.
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Fredi The PizzaMan

17900 Allen Rd., Melvindale
This Downriver hidden gem gained a surge of popularity following a rave review from Dave Portnoy of Barstool Sports.

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La Noria Bistro
5517 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-338-3545; lanoriabistro.com 
La Noria Bistro offers wood-fired pizza and craft cocktails. Their pizza toppings range from anchovies to prosciutto.  
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La Noria Bistro

5517 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-338-3545; lanoriabistro.com
La Noria Bistro offers wood-fired pizza and craft cocktails. Their pizza toppings range from anchovies to prosciutto.

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Como’s
22812 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-667-4439; comosrestaurant.com
This Italian-American restaurant has got a major facelift in recent years and is under new ownership, but it remains a Ferndale favorite for late-night pizza. 
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Como’s

22812 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-667-4439; comosrestaurant.com
This Italian-American restaurant has got a major facelift in recent years and is under new ownership, but it remains a Ferndale favorite for late-night pizza.

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Bigalora
3050 Washtenaw Ave., Ste. 112, Ann Arbor; 711 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 777 W. Ann Arbor Trl., Plymouth; bigalora.com
This chain is known for its quick, quality pizzas, cooked at 900 degrees for 90 seconds. They also have a full menu of appetizers, entrees, soups, salads, and desserts.
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Bigalora

3050 Washtenaw Ave., Ste. 112, Ann Arbor; 711 S. Main St., Royal Oak; 777 W. Ann Arbor Trl., Plymouth; bigalora.com
This chain is known for its quick, quality pizzas, cooked at 900 degrees for 90 seconds. They also have a full menu of appetizers, entrees, soups, salads, and desserts.

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Motor City Brewing Works
470 W. Canfield St., Detroit | 19350 Livernois Ave.,
Detroit | 313-832-2700; motorcitybeer.com
Opened as Detroit’s first craft brewery in 1994, the spot is also known for its brick oven pizzas. In 2021, the company expanded beyond its original Midtown location with an Avenue of Fashion sister location.
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Motor City Brewing Works

470 W. Canfield St., Detroit | 19350 Livernois Ave., Detroit | 313-832-2700; motorcitybeer.com
Opened as Detroit’s first craft brewery in 1994, the spot is also known for its brick oven pizzas. In 2021, the company expanded beyond its original Midtown location with an Avenue of Fashion sister location.

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Supino Pizzeria
2457 Russell St., Detroit; 313-567-7879 | 6519 Woodward Ave., Detroit | supinopizzeria.com
Supino's gives Detroit a classic taste of Italy. With their large pizzas, thin slices, and unique toppings, they never disappoint. They also have a variety of sides and drinks.
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Supino Pizzeria

2457 Russell St., Detroit; 313-567-7879 | 6519 Woodward Ave., Detroit | supinopizzeria.com
Supino's gives Detroit a classic taste of Italy. With their large pizzas, thin slices, and unique toppings, they never disappoint. They also have a variety of sides and drinks.

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Green Lantern
Multiple locations; greenlanternpizza.com
First opened in 1955 in Madison Heights as an old-school neighborhood bar, Green Lantern is now a beloved regional chain.
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Green Lantern

Multiple locations; greenlanternpizza.com
First opened in 1955 in Madison Heights as an old-school neighborhood bar, Green Lantern is now a beloved regional chain.

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Amar Pizza
12195 Joseph Campau St., Hamtramck; 313-366-0980; amarpizzamenu.com
This small but mighty pizzeria offers thin-crust and deep-dish pies, single slices. Among their popular pizzas are the Tandoori, Philly Steak, seafood, gyro, and the ghost pizza, which comes with a warning thanks to the ghost-pepper sauce. Amar’s was featured on the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods.
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Amar Pizza

12195 Joseph Campau St., Hamtramck; 313-366-0980; amarpizzamenu.com
This small but mighty pizzeria offers thin-crust and deep-dish pies, single slices. Among their popular pizzas are the Tandoori, Philly Steak, seafood, gyro, and the ghost pizza, which comes with a warning thanks to the ghost-pepper sauce. Amar’s was featured on the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods.

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Papa’s Pizza & BBQ
2697 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-875-5555 | 7410 W. Seven Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-279-2222 | eatpapas.com
At Papa’s you can build your own pizza, or order one of their specialty pizzas such as Meat Lovers, Buffalo Chicken, or the A-1 Philly Steak.
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Papa’s Pizza & BBQ

2697 W. Grand Blvd., Detroit; 313-875-5555 | 7410 W. Seven Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-279-2222 | eatpapas.com
At Papa’s you can build your own pizza, or order one of their specialty pizzas such as Meat Lovers, Buffalo Chicken, or the A-1 Philly Steak.

Photo via Papa’s Pizza & BBQ / Facebook
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