Pittsburgh, often celebrated for its rich cultural heritage and sports fandom, also boasts an incredible pizza scene. Friday, May 17 is National Pizza Party Day, what better time to dive into the city's best pizza joints as selected by locals in TribLIVE's Best of the Best Community Choice Awards? Here's your guide to where you can find the best slices in the Steel City.


J & S Pizza located at1828 Union Ave, Natrona Heights, is famous for their authentic recipes and fresh ingredients. And, if you're looking for something totally unique, give their spaghetti pizza a try!

Gus Franco's Pizza is a local favorite, at 2637 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell. Opened in 2017, Gus Franco's is known for its hearty pies and welcoming atmosphere, making it a must-visit for pizza lovers.

Salvatore's Pizza House, a cornerstone of the Pittsburgh pizza scene, Salvatore's offers a blend of traditional and innovative pizzas, baked to perfection. Find the at 612 Penn Avenue.


Caliente Pizza & Draft House has a reputation for crafting award-winning pizzas. Visit them at 4706 William Flinn Hwy, Allison Park for gourmet pies and an impressive selection of beers.

Located at 1722 Mt Royal Blvd, Glenshaw, Franks Pizza and Chicken offers a delightful mix of pizza and chicken, making it ideal for those looking for variety and quality.

Monte Cello's has been a family favorite for years, known for its inviting setting and consistently tasty pizza. Stop by 20325 Rte 19, Cranberry Twp and see for yourself!


Carriage Inn Restaurant and Catering on Lovedale Road in Elizabeth is perfect for family gatherings, serving up a homestyle pizza experience that feels both traditional and innovative.

Grande Jr Pizza Express is renowned for its speedy service and delicious pizzas, located at 596 Racetrack Road in Washington, Grande Jr is ideal for those in need of a quick and satisfying meal.

Hurd's Greenock Deli can be found at 1127 Greenock Buena Vista Rd, McKeesport. It combines the charm of a deli with the comfort of pizza, offering unique flavors and friendly service.


Jioio's Restaurant is famed for its thin, flaky crust pizzas with a sweet sauce, a signature recipe that has delighted patrons for decades. Visit them at 939 Carbon Road, Greensburg.

Conforti's Pizzeria is a staple in the local community at 8871 US-30 in Irwin. Enjoy classic and specialty pizzas in a cozy, inviting atmosphere.

Norvelt Pizzeria calls 811 Water Street, Scottdale home. They give their pies a special touch, making every bite feel like a little slice of home.

Celebrate National Pizza Party Day by visiting one of these top-rated pizzerias or better yet, embark on a pizza tour around Pittsburgh to experience the diverse and rich flavors each has to offer. Pittsburgh's best pizza places do not disappoint. They have something to satisfy every palate.

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