You’re spoilt for choice with pizzerias here, but where to start? We’ve picked out the seven best pizzas that you simply have to try in this great city.
All you have to do is grab your friends and start working your way through these delicious Kansas City pizza places…
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A beautifully stylish restaurant that also serves up incredible pizza. The pies taste as well as they look, with house specials including the Honey Bee with fresh pear, Gorgonzola and local honey.
All pizzas can be made with either traditional Neapolitan crust or gluten-free crust.
XR Cafe is at the stylish Crossroads Hotel and has a delicious menu of artisan, wood-fire pizzas. The menu is small but perfect, with four classic pies and a daily special. Their margarita uses creamy straciatella cheese that tastes amazing.
Plus, they also serve local Messenger coffee if you need a pick-me-up from that pizza coma.
Joe Perez, Kansas City native and former Chiefs player, built a unique pizzeria from recycled material that includes a full bar. The pizzas here are far from average – the dough is patiently fermented and uses herbs and oils for a crispy crust.
Choose from their tasty creations loaded with toppings (get the super cheesy Formaggio) or build you own. Not starving? You can order a Mezzaluna, aka half a pizza.
Johnny Jo’s unique sauces, market fresh ingredients and freshly made dough make this Sicilian-style old school pizza joint stand out. Pies are cooked fresh in a stone oven for a doughy base. It’s a small shop but it’s so good.
Order the Tom and Art, which includes tomato and artichoke on a garlic butter herb sauce topped with mozzarella and provolone. Delicious.
A truly authentic Italian ristorante and deli, owner Jake Imperiale hand selects each product for Bella’s deli and market and every item comes from Italy. The ingredients for the pizzas are all incredible. Plus, very Monday you can get a pizza for just $6.
If you have room for dessert be sure to try their family recipe tiramisu – it’s divine.
The Neapolitan style pizza here features the freshest and high quality ingredients, with San Marzano tomatoes for the sauce. Pizzas cook in their wood fire oven in less than 60 seconds, producing a lightly charred crust and soupy middle.
They only use fior de late (fresh mozzarella) or mozzarella de bufala – this is as good as you’ll have in Italy.
Open since 1969, Old Shawnee Pizzais anything but dated. Count on ingredients such as ghost pepper cheese, house-smoked pulled pork and spicy peanut sauce for an unusual twist.
It’s been family-owned for more than 40 years and you can sense the warm, friendly vibe as soon as you walk in.