Our Five Faves

Best Pizza

Posted September 19, 2011
Updated September 20, 2011

The great thing about pizza is that there are so many different ways to make and top a slice, you can pretty much always find your favorite style where ever you are.  New York thin-crust?Detroit deep-dish?

Here is our list of top pizza spots:

Lilly's Pizza (Raleigh):  Lilly's has become a Raleigh staple. Located in the historic Five Points area, Lilly's boasts a chewy crust and fresh toppings that are a bit off the beaten path.

Klausie's Pizza (Food Truck):  The recent food truck legalization is GREAT news for Triangle pizza lovers.  When Mike Stenke got laid off (and married in the same day) it was his pizza recipe that helped him take charge of his life. Klausie's is a Detroit-style pie, with a thick deep-dish crust baked in a square pan.  Any toppings you choose to add are heated separately then added to the finished slice.

Amore's Pizza and Lounge (Raleigh): Located on Hillsborough St. across from N.C. State's main campus, Amore's is a great spot for New York-style by-the-slice pizza.  The white pizza is highly recommended.  

Bada Bing Pizza:  New York-style pizza at its finest.  A great variety of toppings, no-sugar-added tomato sauce and thin crust that you have to hold just right to prevent it from falling over.  Grab a slice for lunch, dinner or after a late night in the Glenwood South entertainment district when 2 slices of cheese and a drink are just $5.

Amante Gourmet Pizza (Triangle): With several Triangle-area locations, Amante is a great pick for the gourmet pizza lovers out there who care to venture outside the typical cheese and pepperoni.  Of the 20+ gourmet pies, our favorite is the Tuscany: an olive oil glaze with spinach, roasted red peppers, eggplant, caramelized onions and goat cheese.  For something completely different, try the Lolita.

We know you've tried some amazing slices around town.  What have we been missing out on?


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  • j3ral Sep 29, 2011

    Milton's Absolutely the Best in Town!

  • PJM Sep 29, 2011

    BEST PIZZA IS "FRANKS PIZZA" ...off of new bern avenue...yeah I already know what youre thinking but its really goooooooodd! Planning to get a pizza pie after payday LOL

  • joeBob Sep 27, 2011

    Pizza at Whole Foods N.Raleigh is pretty darn good. 2 giant slices for $5 or a whole pie for $13-$15.

  • joeBob Sep 27, 2011

    Amedeo's North off Falls of the Neuse in Raleigh is gone but he did have good pizza.

  • melodylink Sep 21, 2011

    Pie Pushers food truck is simply amazing. Totally different than Klausie's, which is also good. Mellow Mushroom's Kosmic Karma can't be beat for a brick and mortar establishment.

  • NCStatePack Sep 21, 2011

    Ruckus FTW!

  • no more - no less Sep 21, 2011

    Best Chicago Style - Uno's Pizza
    Best New York Style - Pizza Trailer at the NC State Fairgrounds

  • happy2balive Sep 21, 2011

    Amedeo's North off Falls of the Neuse in Raleigh is awesome! Also, George's Oxford Village Family Restaurant and Milano's in Oxford are great!

  • tran Sep 21, 2011

    The best I've had lately is Randy's Pizza on Miami Blvd and 54 in RTP.

  • albertleon7 Sep 21, 2011

    Five faves if you live in Raleigh