Below is a list of the top and leading Pizzeria in Philadelphia. To help you find the best Pizzeria located near you in Philadelphia, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Philadelphia’s Best Pizzeria:
The top rated Pizzeria in Philadelphia are:
- In Riva – Napoletana pizza for the tri-state area
- Tacconelli’s Pizza – delicious tomato pies baked in a brick oven
- Pizza Brain – the world’s first ever pizza museum
- NYPD Pizza – the best pizza and cheesesteak in Philadelphia
- Alice Pizza – pioneered Philly’s own Al Taglio pizza
In Riva is a joint business venture of two passionate souls. One is Mark Sherman a real estate developer and the other a popular chef named Arthur Cavaliere. The team envisioned a top local and tourist spot serving delectable pizzas along the Schuylkill River thus the name In Riva. Its name translates literally to “along the banks”. The restaurant offers expertly made Napoletana pizza to the tri-state area. Not only that, the pizza is baked in a wood-fired oven to render a unique Italian taste. This created an unexpected list of hungry customers flocking the Italian food joint. They are overwhelmed by the response not only with their pizzas but also with their antipasti, pasta, beers, wines, and cocktails.
Vasi, Antipasti, Insalate, Pasta, Le Pizze, Inizio, Cocktails, Vino Rosso, Vino Bianco e Rosato, Beverage, Speciale Domenica, La Mattina
“Beautiful atmosphere, inside and outside. Service is amazing! Food comes in perfect portion and really well made. Everything is fresh, you can watch them making our food. Price is a plus.” –Priscila Melgaço
Tacconelli’s Pizza’s owner is a pure-blooded Italian bread maker. Giovanni Tacconelli used to make sumptuous breads in his native town but had to work as a laborer when he migrated to Philadelphia. His passion dominated his decision and resulted in his own pizzeria. With the help of his friends and family, they built a 20 by 20 brick oven. This is because Giovanni believed that the best bread is baked in a brick oven. When World War II broke, his helpers which are made up of his sons, left to render military service. Bread making which is laborious was hard to do without his sons, so he decided to make pies instead. The pies which are topped with tomato sauce is a family recipe he had learned from Italy. Up to this day, the Taconelli family serves pies with rich amounts of tomato sauce and a little bit of mouth-watering cheese.
Tomato Pie, Regular Pie, White Pie, Margerita Pie, Beverages
“Did not disappoint – 100% worth the hype. Service was perfect – our waitress was attentive and friendly. Just be prepared to wait about an hour (bring beers!) Got the white pizza with spinach and tomatoes and a plain pie with pepperoni and both were great. So thin, crisp and chewy at the same time. We will be back!” –Jillian S.
Pizza Brain presents a concept of party and pizza reunion. It is known as the world’s first-ever pizza museum. To serve its purpose they source ingredients from reputable and trusted local suppliers. The vegetables are ensured fresh, pesticide-free and grown organically. Pepperonis are smoked and remain uncured. This comes from antibiotic and hormone-free pork. Sausages are prepared from pork lean shoulder and butt, then seasoned with fennel. The dough is made fresh daily together with the pepper flakes. All in all the process consumes a lot of time every day, but the result is definitely rewarding. A feast of original Italian pizza recipes in a relaxed and fun environment.
Slices, Red Pies, Henrieta Blanch, Jane, Tom, White Pies, Specialty Pies, Patrick Maxwell, Buffy Ernst, Vegan Pies
“Was recommended here by a bartender at PBC. Got a whole pie. My bf and I DESTROYED it. It was absolutely delicious. And the two employees at the counter when I ordered were very friendly and helpful.” –Ashlei Milligan
NYPD Pizza can be found sitting on the 11th and Walnut Philadelphia area. It was founded in December 2004 by the Parente family. Their restaurant was originally located in New York but was transferred to Philadelphia 40 years after. Guy Parente the head of the household, aimed to be the best pizzeria in the industry. He wakes up early to prepare the dough, and make the special sauce. The guy is known to have a strict standard, that when a pizza fails his quality check it will not make it to the customer’s plate. This extreme dedication catapulted them to popularity and eventually led them to earn the Best of Philly award by the Philadelphia Magazine.
NYPD Pizza, Parmigiana, Buffalo Wings, Cheese Steak, Pizza Steak, Pasta and Antipasti
“The best pizza in Philadelphia and best cheesesteaks I’m disabled and I ORDERED MY PIZZA AND STEAK IT TOOK THEM 10 MINUTES TO BRING MY ORDER AND IT WAS JUST LIKE IT CAME OUT THE OVEN. NICE AND HOT TRULY THE BEST PLACE IN PHILADELPHIA.” –Black Power
Alice Pizza is a known restaurant in Rome serving homemade Italian pizzas. It is one of the few pioneers of pizza Al Taglio in Italy. Al Taglio means “by cut” in Italian and pizza is baked in a rectangular tray. It is then served in square or rectangular slices. After learning of the flourishing career of the restaurant, local entrepreneur Mario Longo thought of establishing the same in Philadelphia. He offered the creator of Alice Pizza, Domenico Giovanni a partnership. Domenico’s nod is considered the reason for today’s awesome menu of hand-tossed pizza, Italian wines, beer, and local American beers.
Personal Pizza, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
“This is a truly unique pizza experience in Philadelphia. This is my #1 choice for pizza in the city. The dough and crunch of the pie, with the sauce and selection of topics, are just awesome. I took my team there and they had just about every pie. So many meat and vegetarian options. They had a Quattro formaggi with mushroom, potato, veggie, eggplant, arugula, pancetta, and sausages, etc…” –Nem Kashanian
Jeanie Burford is a reporter for Kev’s Best. After graduating from UCLA, Amy got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a beat reporter and producer. Jeanie has also worked as a columnist for The Brookings Register. Amy covers economy and community events for Kev’s Best.