best Pizza In Buffalo

The 7 Best Pizzas In Buffalo, New York

Ah, New York, you feed us well. Never mind the city, we’re all about Upstate: the pizza in Buffalo ranges from simple-yet-gourmet slices to authentic wood-fired pies that you would happily eat every weekend.

This is one place where carb lovers will be safe and sound. To make sure you’re spending less time researching and more time feasting, we’ve rounded up the very best places for pizza in Buffalo, NY. Everyone here has their own local favourite, but these are our top picks.

Buffalo-style pizza is famed for its light dough, slightly sweet sauce and cup-and-char pepperoni. Dig into these delicious pies…

Best Pizza In Buffalo, New YorkHow do these rankings work?

1. Bocce Club Pizza

Bocce Club Pizza has been serving Western New York some of the best pizza since 1946 and shows no sign of slowing down. The secret to their success? Apart from their signature sauce which the *just* the right amount of sweetness, they use only the freshest and most natural ingredients, from 100% whole milk mozzarella cheese to dough made from scratch and hand stretched daily.

2. Imperial Pizza

If you’re craving a classic thick crust Buffalo-style pizza then this is one of the top places to go. Just like Bocce, they serve portions of a full 18-inch pizza as their “sizes”. There’s a thick layer of sauce, crunchy and charred pepperoni and a generous lashing of cheese. Basically, all the key elements to an incredible pizza in Buffalo.

3. Bob & John’s LaHacienda

Can there really be a best Buffalo pizza list without this North Buffalo institution? Since 1972, this beloved pizzeria has been serving up a wide range of signature pizzas. Come for the Pizza Buffet (11am-2pm every day) and stay for the sheer perfection of the slices and pies.

The classic cheese and pepperoni is a must-order, but the Spinach pie is also delish: it’s with bleu cheese flavored sauce, mozzarella and romano cheese, spinach and mushroom.

4. Lovejoy Pizza

We’ve got a lotta love for Lovejoy Pizza. Keep it simple with a traditional sauce, cheese and pepperoni pie or go wild with ‘The Works’: pizza sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage, onions, black olives, meatballs, sweet peppers, hot peppers, and anchovies.

P.S. Be sure to take advantage of Lovejoy’s free crust upgrades—garlic, sesame, onion, poppy, hot pepper, Cajun seasoning, and deluxe (everything).

5. Jay’s Artisan Pizza

Jay’s Artisan Pizza specialises in sourdough crust pizza. What does that mean? Well, sourdough pizza has a light, crisp base with a soft, pillowy and slightly crisp crust, made by hand stretching.

Think: huge puffy crusts that are very much in the new Neapolitan-style of making pizza. They load the centre up with toppings to create a pizza that is absolutely bursting with flavour through every single mouthful.

best Pizza In Buffalo

6. La Nova

Yet another pizza joint in Buffalo that’s stood the test of time since opening in 1957, La Nova is more a New York-style pizza, with thinner crusts. There’s over 21 toppings to choose from and some great speciality pies. Our fave? The blue cheese base with La Nova chicken fingers and fontinella and cheddar cheese.

Customise your crust for free (as if it wasn’t already delicious!) with sesame seeds, onion, garlic, Cajun spice, or Parmigiano-Reggiano.

best Pizza In Buffalo

7. Hearth + Press

They serve a light and crunchy crust that’s thin in the centre and thick and charred around the edges, baked in a rustic wood fired oven at 400 C using a traditional recipe that’s been passed down through generations. What more could you possibly want from a pizza?

Choose from a classic Margherita or add on flavoursome seafood for the Frutti di Mare pie.

best Pizza In Buffalo

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Sarah Clayton-Lea
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Buffalo isn’t really upstate. Love the review though.