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The 25 Best Pizzas In Arkansas

Are you heading out to The Natural State and looking for some delicious pizza? In addition to the stunning Ozark Mountains and healing natural springs, there’s also incredible pizza in Arkansas. From family-run cosy eatery to deep dish pizzerias, this list has you in mind.

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1. ZAZA Fine Salad & Wood-Oven Pizza Co – Little Rock

Why go to Southern Italy when you can find the same flavours in Little Rock? ZAZA does perfect pies cooked in a wood oven.

Their finger-licking tomato sauce is made with just five ingredients: imported San Marzano Tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, local basil, Kosher salt and just-cracked pepper.

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2. Wood Stone Craft Pizza – Fayetteville

This chic pizzeria does artisan pizza right with a scratch kitchen and commitment to local ingredients. Wood Stone Craft Pizza has been serving up the freshest pizzas in Fayetteville since 2014. Think: fresh, fluffy dough with chewy crusts, a rich tomato sauce and dots of creamy mozzarella.

3. DeLuca’s Pizzeria Napoletana – Hot Springs

DeLuca’s Pizzeria Napoletana is an Arkansas favourite when it comes to authentic New York-style brick oven pizza. All of their pizzas are made with fresh, quality ingredients and their dough is made by hand. At DeLuca’s you are sure to have a pizza you won’t forget.

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4. DamGoode Pies-Little Rock

DamGoode Pies has gained a reputation for making some of the best damn good pies in all of Little Rock. With multiple locations, they are committed to making the best hand-tossed crust pizzas in a sociable restaurant.

Come to their downtown location which also has a brewery in it and order their award-winning Underdog Pizza here.

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5. Sauced Bar & Oven – Little Rock

At Sauced Bar & Oven you’ll find a large variety of metropolitan pizzas and local craft beers. Their pizza is done Neapolitan style which means a paper-thin perfectly soft crust with robust sauce and fresh toppings.

Enjoy a few slices at Sauced Bar & Oven with one of their craft beers.

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6. Oven and Tap – Bentonville

Named after its custom-built wood-fired oven and tap wall, Oven and Tap is dedicated to serving Bentonville with the best pizza in town. Their speciality is combining ‘southern flair and hints of Italian flair’ and sourcing local ingredients as often as possible.

7. Rod’s Pizza Cellar – Hot Springs

On Independence Day in 1975 ‘Papa Rod and Mama Rod’ opened Rod’s Pizza Cellar and since then, pizza has never been the same in Hot Springs. They raised the bar by making quality and freshness and top priority and only preparing dough and sauces in small batches.

Head down to Rod’s Pizza Cellar for their famous ‘Godfather’ and be ready for a feast of pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onion, green peppers, olives and sausage topped with a generous amount of provolone.

8. Shotgun Dan’s Pizza – Little Rock

Shotgun Dan’s Pizza is where you go if you love having tons of toppings loaded on your pizza. The pizzas here also include a generous amount of cheese giving you that stretch of cheesy goodness with every bite on their thin-crust pizzas.

You don’t have to commit to just one flavour here as you can split up and get two different kinds of pizzas in one.

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9. Lazzari Italian Oven – Jonesboro

This family-run Italian restaurant has been wowing the Jonesboro community since 1995. While they offer a multitude of classic Italian dishes, it’s the pizza that makes the place sing. Don’t leave without trying their classic pepperoni pizza with five cheese topping and homemade sauce.

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10. Gusano’s Chicago Style Pizzeria – Fayetteville

If you’re searching for the best Chicago-style pizza in Arkansas, head to Gusano’s Chicago Style Pizzeria. Each and every pie is made from scratch with only quality ingredients. The crust is what they do best – everyone knows that a true Chicago-style pizza has high raised edges cooked to perfection to make room for loads of sauce and toppings. And that’s exactly what you’ll find at Gusano’s.

11. Grateful Head Pizza Oven and Beer Garden – Hot Springs

Grateful head Pizza Oven and Beer Garden is housed in a luxurious old building in Hot Spring’s entertainment district. Originally opened in Hochatown, OK, the restaurant was such a hit that they decided to branch out to Hot Springs. In no time, they became a community favourite for pizza and live music.

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12. Iriana’s Pizza – Little Rock

Iriana’s Pizza is a located in downtown Little Rock and makes the best the New York-style pizzas in town. This pizzeria is very small in size and has limited seating but the pizzas here are fantastic.

You must get the Sweep the Floor Pizza which is just their version of a supreme pizza but with lots of toppings!

13. Pizzeria Santa Lucia – Little Rock

Cosy, inviting and hospitable are three words to describe Pizzeria Santa Lucia. Eating at this adorable pizza restaurant feels like eating at home. By the same token, their pies are served with hearty toppings and fresh ingredients – and always with a smile.

Head over to Pizzeria Santa Lucia for a delicious wood fire pizza and a few glasses of wine.

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14. Larry’s Pizza – Little Rock

Larry’s Pizza has a reputation in Little Rock for their generous portions of pizza toppings as well as their long list of pizzas to choose from. With multiple locations in Little Rock, you have your choice from 25 (twenty-five!) different pizzas here at Larry’s and that doesn’t even include the Create Your Own Pizza option!

All of their pizzas here are creative and unique but if you’re having a hard time picking one, go with the Fat Larry Supreme (think Supreme pizza but with double the toppings).

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15. SQZBX – Hot Springs

This family-run pizzeria/brewery is the place to be in Hot Springs. In addition to quality pizzas, they also serve incredible craft beer and are committed to making happy and full customers.

A crowd favourite is their classic pepperoni. But if you’re vegan, they have a delicious Vegan Dream made with olives, garlic, basil and arugula galore!

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16. Vino’s – Little Rock

Vino’s is a brewpub in Little Rock that serves tasty New York-style pizzas as a whole or by the slice. Along with your pizza and maybe a beer, they also have live music playing on select nights so it makes for a very interesting atmosphere at this brewpub.

Whether you’re ordering a whole pizza or by the slice, try the filling and delicious, Vino’s Special Pizza.

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17. The Rail Pizza Company – Rogers

The pizzas are have perfectly thin and crunchy bases with a tangy sauce, and they also have a lengthy list of pizzas to choose from.

If you want to try a unique pie, try their Thai Peanut. A pizza that is loaded with thai peanut sauce with chicken, onion, basil, and cheese topped with crunchy cabbage, carrot, sriracha, and peanuts.

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18. Cavanaugh Pizza – Fort Smith

Daily made dough, fresh ingredients and the perfect amount of spice are what has made Cavanaugh Pizza a Fort Smith favourite over the past decades. Keep it simple but delicious with one of their thin-crust cheese pizzas or crank it up a notch with a speciality item like their Hawaiian delight.

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19. Tommy’s Famous A Pizzeria – Mountain View

Fresh, made from scratch and a casual-bluesy atmosphere is what makes Tommy’s Famous A Pizzeria one of the best in the business. Open and run by the Miller family since 1991, it has a cosy downhome charm in addition to killer pizzas.

We dare you to try their famously delicious ‘Fat Boy’ pizza that weighs in at five pounds.

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20. Upper Crust – Jonesboro

Famous for its thin crust that’s crisped to the high heavens and perfectly topped with fresh sauce and toppings, Upper Crust is a must-try in AK. Not only is their dough made with only high-protein flour but they also use pure olive oil to ensure high-quality bites each and every time.

Be sure to try one of our favourites, the Ranchero, made with grilled chicken crispy bacon and jalapenos.

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21. My Little Pizzeria – Benton

Head to My Little Pizzeria for delicious pies and a lovely atmosphere. Their New York-style pizzas are some of the best pizza in Arkansas and loved by all. Prompt and friendly staff only sweeten the deal – who wants to wait for pizza? At House of Pizza, it’s served fast, fresh and with a smile.

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22. Steffey’s Pizza – Lavaca

Top-quality ingredients and a low-key environment make this family restaurant a favourite among tourists and locals alike. Glenn and Ruth Steffey opened Steffey’s Pizza in 1963 and have been serving some of the best pizza in Arkansas ever since.

Be sure to try their famous stuffed Uncle Roman pizza.

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23. Rocky’s Corner – Hot Springs

Rocky’s Corner does to deep dish pizza what Andrea Bocelli does to opera. Chicago-style pizza is Rocky’s Corner’s speciality and cannot be missed when in Hot Springs. Their perfectly raised and buttered crust is filled with only the freshest and zestiest sauces and perfectly spiced meats.

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24. Priato Pizzeria – Bentonville

This Bentonville staple is an Arkansas favourite and serves up some of the best pies in the state. The food truck brings a gourmet flair to the table with traditional wood-fired pizza made with pride and special care. If their tasty pizza isn’t enough, the atmosphere is the best in town. Grab a few delicious slices and relax on their breezy patio.

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25. Red’s Pizzeria – Eureka Springs

Last but not least, this yummy pizza joint is bohemian, cosy and an absolute must-try. Just outside Eureka’s Downtown, Red’s is a quirky and quality pizzeria that serves only the finest and freshest toppings. Enjoy on of their famous pepperoni thin crusts while lounging on the balcony and take in the scenery with a cold beer.

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Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

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