The 25 Best Nebraska Pizza

The 25 Best Pizzas In Nebraska

Nebraska might be known for its juicy steaks, but there’s also incredible New American restaurants, sushi, and carbs upon carbs – namely, pizza. Nebraska pizza choices range from authentic wood-fired pies to greasy, cheesy slices that have been a local favourite for decades.

Us? Well, we love ’em all. Whether you’re in the mood for a Neapolitan-style pizza or just want a quick classic slice to eat on the go, you’re in good hands in this state.

Here’s our pick of the very best pizzas in Nebraska – get ready to drool…

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1. MōMō Pizzeria & Ristorante – Lincoln

MoMo is all about sourcing local ingredients, as well as gourmet foods direct from Italy. Pizzas are hand-tossed and baked at 800 degrees in a wood-fired oven for perfect charring and crispy crusts.

Pizza toppings include spicy cream cheese, pepperoni, serrano peppers, red pepper flake, parmesan, and garlic puree. Yum.

MōMō Pizzeria & Ristorante in Nebraska

2. Lighthouse Pizza – Omaha

Lighthouse Pizza does ridiculously large pizza slices, not that you’ll be complaining – they taste incredible. It’s popular for their drive-thru grab ‘n’ go, so you can be assured you’ll always have time for a slice from here.

Their Mac & Cheese pizza is the thing of legends.

Lighthouse Pizza

3. Pieocracy Pizza – Gretna

They specialise in fire baked pizzas and sub sandwiches; you can order a whole pie or mix it up with a few different slices at a time.

Their pizzas are super thin and crispy with perfect bases, and the toppings just melt into your mouth. Simple, but classic.

Pieocracy Pizza in Nebraska

4. The Flippin’ Sweet – Kearney

With two locations and a food truck, they serve up some of the very best comfort food in the area. The sort of pizza you wish you could eat for every meal.

Throw in a great selection of craft beers and this is one of those places that you are not going to want to leave in a hurry.

Nebraska pizza
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5. Piezano’s – Lincoln

Piezano’s has been a Lincoln institution since 1982, so you know that anywhere that has been open for close to 40 years is doing something right.

They serve both deep dish style pizza and a thin base, so there really is something on the menu here for everybody. Their toppings are classic in style and seriously tasty.

Piezano’s in Nebraska

6. Noli’s Pizza – Omaha

Inspired by the Italian Pizzeria slices of New York City, this is the closest thing you’ll find to a NYC pie in Omaha. They go above and beyond though, sourcing local  and seasonal ingredients when available for artisan pizzas.

Specialty toppings include succulent beef, herb ricotta or oyster mushrooms.

Noli’s Pizza

7. Raymono’s Pizza Plus – Raymond

Famous for their burgers, subs and pizzas and the size of their portions. This is the sort of place you come when you have a serious appetite.

The pizzas have a thicker base but the crust is wonderfully crisp. As for their toppings? These are also sprinkled on generously, with dozens to choose from.

Raymono's Pizza Plus in Nebraska

8. Via Farina – Omaha

The crispy yet chewy crusts here are all down to the dough, which uses a levain sourdough starter and takes a minimum of 3-days to create, using a slow shaping and fermentation process.

The huge wood-burning pizza oven is in the heart of the restaurant, so you can see your delicious pies cooked right in front of you.

Nebraska pizza

9. Yia Yia’s – Lincoln

All of their pizzas are completely customisable, whether you want a full pie or one slice at a time. There are endless combinations to choose from. or your can make your own from scratch.

As well as great pie they serve up a choice of more than 300 craft beers. Great pizza and great beer, what more could you possibly want in life?

Yia Yia’s Pizza

10. Wave Pizza Company – Grand Island

This is one of the most fun places to eat pizza in the whole state. From the moment you walk into their bright and colourful space you know it is going to be unique and special.

The pizzas come with a thicker crust and absolutely loaded with toppings and cheese. Make sure to wash the pizza down with one of their signature cocktails.

Wave Pizza Company in Nebraska

11. SPIN! Pizza – Papillion

The name comes from the fact that they hand spin all their pizzas to ensure that wonderful crust and delicious texture.

Their pizzas are very classical Italian in style and come with some seriously inventive and exciting toppings. Think: herbed olive oil glaze, Italian sausage, apples and crushed glazed pecans.

SPIN! Pizza

12. Papa Ray’s Pizza – Hastings

As well as serving one of the best breakfasts in the area, they also make one of the most-loved pizzas in the state. It’s a real all-rounder.

Order a whole pie or by the slice (two slices is basically a meal, they are so big!) and sit back and enjoy that wonderful crispy base which is loaded with cheese.

Papa Ray’s Pizza

13. Mellow Mushroom – Lincoln

They have a huge range of pizzas including their own specials and some really good calzone (pizza folded in half).

They serve up a medium thickness pizza with one of the best crusts you will ever taste. All you have to worry about is picking the best pie from their huge menu. Don’t stress – all the toppings are superb.

Mellow Mushroom Pizzeria in Nebraska

14. Orsi’s Italian Bakery & Pizzeria – Omaha

Since 1919, Orsi’s Italian Bakery & Pizzeria has cooked up fresh and savoury Italian foods for Omaha locals to takeaway, including their amazingly tasty pizzas. Each morning they begin their day by preparing our dough and fresh ingredients for baking, so everything is super fresh.

It’s traditional comfort food at its best – be sure to get the hamburger pizza.

Orsi’s Italian Bakery & Pizzeria
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15. Pal’s Brewing Company – North Platte

A family brewery that only opened in 2015 but which is already wildly popular for both their beer and the food they serve. Beer and tasty Nebraska pizza, what more could you need?

Their staff are all super friendly and it feels like visiting someones home. They will be more than happy to help you pair up a pie with the right beer.

Beer and tasty Nebraska pizza

16. Big Sal’s Pizza – Lincoln

Big Sal’s Pizza is known for its delicious pizza (ask for thin crust if you like!) that’s great value. Plus, it’s absolutely delicious. Our top pick is the Reuben pie, which has corned beef and Thousand Island dressing.

After your feast, you can watch your favourite sports team on their large TVs and play pool, darts or Megatouch.

Big Sal's Pizza

17. Pitch Pizzeria – Omaha

Pitch Pizzeria is a popular choice for a delicious dinner in the city, thanks to its coal-fired-pizza and gourmet toppings. Go for the always-perfect Shrooms pie, with thyme cream, mozzarella, wild mushroom, oven roasted tomatoes, truffle oil, parmesan, fresh parsley or the Marsala, which comes with figs, goat cheese, pear and truffle oil.

There’s also a pizza special each week, so keep an eye out for new creations.

Pitch Pizzeria in Nebraska

18. Doozy’s – Columbus

Doozy’s is a local sandwich chain that also serves up droolworthy pies, smothered in cheese. Make up your own from a decent range of toppings or keep things simple with their own creation.

You can’t go wrong with the Bacon Cheeseburger pizza: ground beef, bacon, onion and plenty of gooey cheese.

Doozy's Pizzeria

19. Back Alley Bakery – Hastings

Back Alley Bakery is a very ethically minded business, who focus on sourcing not only organic ingredients but ingredients that are as local as possible. This results in beautifully fresh toppings for their homemade pizza dough.

Their breads, sweet treats and coffee are all superb, but it is the pizza that is the real star of the show.

Back Alley Bakery Pizzeria

20. The Rocket Inn – Indianola

This is a family-oriented restaurant specialising in the famous rocket pizza and hot sauce, which has been served there for over 60 years alongside their Nebraska pizza.

They have a huge fan base of loyal customers; once you taste their pies it isn’t hard to see why. Simply fantastic pizza.

The famous rocket pizza in Nebraska

21. Mama’s Pizza – Omaha

Mama’s Pizza has been a classic spot in since 1970’s, and their Omaha store can go through over 500 lbs of pizza dough a day! It’s safe to say that people really love these pies.

They cook the ground beef daily for the most popular pizza, Mama’s Classic Beef Pizza, which comes loaded with freshly cooked beef and their hand sliced mozzarella cheese.

Mama’s Pizza

22. Thunderhead Brewing – Kearney

They’ve been going strong since way back in 1999 serving up some of the finest beers in the state, as well as great Nebraska pizza.

The beer might be what first attracts you but once you get a taste for the stone oven pizza you’ll quickly become a regular. Order by the slice or go wild and get a whole pie.

Thunderhead Brewing Pizzeria

23. Dante – Omaha

Dante specialises in authentic wood-fired pizza and rustic Italian cuisine, with ingredient-driven dishes that use fresh produce from local farmers. Order at the counter and receive Neapolitan-style pizzas.

The ingredients are the real heroes here. Choose pizzas topped with smoked caciocavallo cheese, Calabrian chiles, salami, and mint or potato and rosemary on a white base.

Dante Pizza in Nebraska

24. Varsity Sports Cafe & Roman Coin Pizza – Bellevue

They started 21 years ago with a single venue and due to their wild popularity have been growing ever since.

The key is the homemade dough, which they make daily and gives the pizza a wonderful crispy texture. Wash it down with a little something from their extensive beer and wine lists and you will be one happy customer.

Varsity Sports Cafe & Roman Coin Pizza

25. Villagio Pizzeria – Omaha

A consistently award-winning pizza with big, thick, perfectly chewy crusts and some seriously crispy dough.

They also load the toppings on in a super generous style so there is no chance you’ll be leaving here hungry. A downright solid Nebraska pizza.

Villagio Pizzeria

BONUS! 26. Pizza Palace – Burwell

Pizza Palace’s contingent of loyal fans convinced us of this local pizza joint’s need to be on this list. Locally owned and ran since 1984 (with a new owner along the way), Pizza Palace is loved for its homemade thick or thin crusts and generous toppings.

Get the Taco Pie or the Reuben, which comes with hamburger, sauerkraut and 1000 island dressing.

Pizza Palace in Nebraska
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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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