Sacramento is always ready for a delicious slice of pizza, and the city is rich with restaurants offering a taste of every style from New York to Chicago to Naples. Read on to find out if your preferred parlor made the list and to discover some new favorites!
2711 Riverside Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95818
Authentic, thin crust pizza and simple ingredients make these wood-fired pies stand out. The sourdough-fermented dough baked to perfection is worth a trip on its own. Fan favorite: The Elisa, as recommend by SN&R, which combines that famous dough with “tomato sauce, salami, fennel, oregano, mozzarella and pecorino romano.”
1627 16th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
A popular, family friendly hangout with a modern European feel, Hot Italian has become a Midtown institution. Fan favorite: the Fiori with “prosciutto parma, mozzarella, mushrooms, tomato sauce, arugula, and Bariani truffle oil.” Yes, please!
4818 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95819
With its fun bike theme and neighborhood feel, the Neapolitan pizzas with super fresh ingredients are celebrated as a favorite in East Sacramento. Fan favorite: Rick’s Pie with “mortadella, potatoes, caramelized onions, olives, chevre, fontina, salsa verde.”
Zelda’s Gourmet Pizza
1415 21st St.
Is Chicago-style pizza bursting with flavor your thing? Then Zelda’s, another Sacramento institution, is not to be missed. Its “loaded” slices might just make you “go into hibernation,” the Sac Bee suggests. Try: Fan favorite Spinoccoli with “broccoli, seasoned spinach, fresh tomato slices, feta, mozzarella, cheddar.”
8491 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95826
Phone: (916) 383-9264
This pizza joint is a Sacramento standout with Italian roots, a well-kept secret that has some of the best reviews on Yelp for pizza in town. A great place to bring the kids. Try: the ever-popular Giuseppe Special with “mushrooms, salami, pepperoni, sausage, olives, linguica, beef and bell peppers.”
Luigi’s Pizza Parlor
3800 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95820
Ranch lovers, rejoice! Luigi’s makes their own, and the customers can’t get enough of that home-made flavor with their reliable pizzas. Try: the pastrami pizza, a self-proclaimed “dream.”
Selland’s Market Café
5340 H St
Sacramento, CA 95819
This deli-style café has a variety of “farm-to-fork” salads and main courses, but pizza is one area where it really shines. Try: The Prosciutto pie, which comes highly recommended by SN&R with its “rich, jammy caramelized onions and fresh sage are the true stars, mingled with fontina and parmesan.”
Federalist Public House
2009 Matsui Alley
Sacramento CA 95811
This may just be the hippest place to have pizza in town. It’s made out of a shipping container open on one side and filled with long tables fostering a party atmosphere. For palettes that might be a little more adventurous, they have pizzas with such unique ingredients as “applewood smoked spam,” egg, and chorizo. Try: the Southside with “roasted pork chorizo, yukon gold hash, monterrey jack, fontina, fiore di latte, chili oil.”
1140 Exposition Blvd, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95815
Like your pizza ingredients a little extreme? Then Extreme Pizza’s combinations are for you. Don’t let the fact that this is a chain deter you; this place is for fans of pizzas piled high with interesting ingredients and flavor combinations. Try: the Poultry Geist, “chicken marinated in a tangy ranch sauce, broccoli, red onions, Swiss, fontina, gorgonzola, mozzarella and fresh sage.”
Chicago Fire Pizza
2416 J Street
The “gooey” Chicago-style pizzas here are worth the wait, CBS Local rhapsodizes, in an atmosphere that’s a trip back in time. Try: 5 Cheese Spin & Shroom, tons of cheese with spinach, garlic, and mushrooms—a veggie lover’s delight.