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The 7 Best Pizzas In New Orleans

When it comes to pizza in New Orleans, you’ve plenty of choice. The pizza scene is seriously good, with everything from classic Italian-style pies to quick slices you can grab when on the go. In short, there is a slice here for everybody.

Apologies in advance if – like us – you are drooling while looking through these places…

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1. Pizza Delicious

It’s all in the name here folks, this pizza is seriously delicious. They take classically perfect pizza – fresh dough, tangy sauce and crunchy crusts – and add a unique spin. Think: a Hawaiian pie with sriracha pineapple, smoked ham or toppings such as roast cauliflower.

They use the freshest produce, cook it from scratch and change the menu with the seasons.

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2. Ancora

For authentic Neapolitan pizza in New Orleans, make your way to Ancora. They stick to the principles of Neapolitan cooking so tightly that you could easily be sitting in Naples when eating here. Wash it down with wines from the Campania region of southern Italy, or some hand-crafted cocktails.

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3. Theo’s Neighbourhood Pizza

Choose from local favourites such as Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Hawaii Five-O with pineapple, or Bacon & Blue Cheese Pie at this beloved pizzeria. All pies are baked to crunchy perfection in a stone hearth oven for 30 minutes – it’s not quick, but well worth the wait.

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4. Mid City Pizza

This funky pizza joint serves up American-style, thin crust pies that are easily among the best pizza in New Orleans. Must-eats include the Shrimp Remoulade pizza and the T-Bird Special, which is a serious feast of pepperoni, chicken, sausage, asparagus and peppers. And yes, they do all taste just as good as they look…

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5. Bonci 

This Roman pizza place is the ideal spot to grab a slice on the go. Once slice is the perfect meal; once you taste the freshness of the toppings coupled with that wonderful base you will be hooked for life. Must-eat toppings include the meatball sopressata, zucchini ricotta, potato mozzarella, and muffuletta.

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6. Magazine Pizza

Make your way to the edge of downtown to this droolworthy pizzeria with a menu full of tempting pies. Magazine Pizza uses only the freshest ingredients for its pizza, with local NOLA flavours shining through. Think: a pizza topped with Louisiana crawfish, shrimp, corn and jalapeño, or one with fresh basil, fresh mozzarella, cilantro, artichoke, pineapple, chili pepper and roasted garlic.

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7. Vieux Carre Pizza

This hole-in-the-wall pizza spot in the French Quarter is a popular haunt for slices late at night (or indeed, any time that pizza craving hits). Pies here are loaded with all sorts of tasty toppings and covered in ooey, gooey cheese for an instant flavour hit.

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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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