Best Pizza In Baltimore

February 24, 2013 7:45 AM

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Some love the crust, some crave the cheese, and others may enjoy the toppings, and in Baltimore there are plenty of great choices for pizza fans.  With crab meat nearby, some pizza restaurants have made improvements to the traditional pizza pie.

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Matthew’s Pizza

3131 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21224

Since 1943, Matthew’s Pizza has provided pizza charm to the Charm City.  The pizza dough and sauce are made fresh everyday by hand with Matthew’s highest quality ingredients.  Be sure to try Matthew’s Crab Pie made of 100% backfin crab meat, hand-grated mozzarella, imported reggianito cheeses topped with onions and Old Bay Seasoning.  Take a look at Matthew’s menu, the numerous awards and honors are hard to ignore.  Not quite deep-dish, Matthew’s Pizza will attract both Chicago-style and New York-style fans.

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Pasta Mista

822 Dulaney Valley Road
Baltimore, MD 21204
410-321-8855  ‎

Pasta may be in the name, but Pasta Mista is famous in Baltimore for the pizza.  A New York-style crust, you order pizza by the slice and there are plenty of topping-rich choices.  Chicken parmesan and creamy, herby pesto and chicken are favorites and the marinara sauce completes the pie.  With new locations in Lutherville, Md. and another on Boston St. in Baltimore, Pasta Mista is becoming a well-known name in Baltimore.

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Bagby Pizza Company

1006 Fleet St.
Baltimore, MD 21202

In the Harbor East community of Baltimore, a slice of Italy can be found at Bagby Pizza Company.  Italian flour and Italian tomatoes help Bagby’s pizza rival that of the finest pizza found in Italy.  Ingredients are never frozen and there are plenty of gourmet pizzas to order.  While you dine on a great dish, enjoy local artwork up on display.  Bagby Pizza Company gives local artists an avenue to sell their pieces within the community.

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Italian Gardens

814 Kenilworth Drive
Towson, MD 21204

There is another reason to stop by Shops at Kenilworth besides shopping, and that reason is New York-style pizza.  Italian Gardens fills the Kenilworth mall with the fresh smells of baking pizza.  Whether by the slice or pie, an Italian Garden pizza will transform new customers into returning fans.  A great restaurant for children, Italian Gardens offers both take-out and sit-down dinning.  Enjoy a slice from Italian Gardens and you will understand why shoppers to the Kenilworth always have Italian Gardens on their shopping list.

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B.O.P. – Brick Oven Pizza

800 South Broadway
Baltimore, Maryland 21231

Brick Oven Pizza, or B.O.P. for short, gives diners a lot to think about before ordering a pizza.  With 52 toppings, you can build your own pizza creation and watch your meal bake in a traditional wood fired brick oven.  What competitors’ crusts lack in a standard oven, Brick Oven Pizza crust has the advantage of added flavor and crispy texture.  Choose from their famous wheat crust and their almost famous ultra thin crust.  No matter your selection, a Brick Oven Pizza is whole new pizza experience.

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Angelo’s Carry Out

3600 Keswick Road
Baltimore, MD 21211

Angelo’s Carry Out is located on the corner of 36th Street, and when it comes to their “Big” pizza, they certainly do not cut any corners.  At 30 inches, the “Big” Pizza does make it difficult for you to get through your doorway.  Who knew they even made a box big enough for such a big pizza pie?  Even Angelo’s pizza by the slice is generous in size.  One slice may be enough for lunch.  Order a hand-tossed pizza or try one of their subs to satisfy your “Big” appetite.

By Lance Duvall

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  • jane

    Pizza Johns is the best!

    • Tambo

      I agree, never disappointed. Great ice cream bar too.

  • Jessica Heil

    how did pizza johns not make this list!?

    • Amy Campbell

      Agreed Jess!

  • Bob Mesaris

    I guess who ever decided this order of resturants has never been to Squires in Dundalk.

  • Nora Rich

    The Pizza Bolis in Remington makes some awesome pies

  • Michelle Jones

    Popa Johns has the best pizza in town

    • Sherry

      You mean Papa Johns. Delivery pizza can’t compare to fresh eat-in pizza

  • shiv

    what IS it with Pizza John’s? it seems EVERYBODY seems to love that place!! i am not saying it is bad, but people flock to that place like they sprinkle crack on the pizzas and sub sandwiches (NOTE: i do NOT know for a fact if they do or do not sprinkle crack on the pizzas and sub sandwiches) the pepperonis (on the pizza) cup up so you can see the oil that is contained, i do NOT find that appealing. like i said the food isn’t bad but i can find other places to eat, and i live about 4 minutes walk from the place.

    • Marcella

      The oil filled pepperonis are the best part!

  • kens

    Pizza John’s is hands down the best!

  • Dave

    John’s Italian Deli on Annapolis Road in Baltimore Highlands has the best pizza in town hands down. Its frequented by lots of Baltimore City and Baltimore County police and St Agnes hospital employees daily. They put lots of cheese and toppings on their pizzas (way more than any other pizza place I’ve ever been to) and the quality is outstanding EVERYTIME. They also have the best cold cut sub in town HANDS DOWN (their house specialty). Trust me. Give it a try. You won’t be disappointed! Very super clean and very friendly employee staff.

    • Amy C.

      They have phenomenal Italian Cold Cuts! My husband loves their pizza! They load up the cheese!

      • Dave

        I’ve been reading a lot of reviews about Pizza John’s in Essex. I went there for the first time last week. I honestly couldn’t believe how crowded it was there. Maybe it’s the only decent place to eat pizza in the area or something. Whoever owns it has a mint for sure.

        The pizza was good but it doesn’t even come close to John’s Italian grill in Baltimore Highlands. I would go back to Pizza John’s if I lived closer but would never go out of my way to go there again.

        Also, I agree with Amy… The best Italian Coldcut on the planet!!

  • Kerry

    Sorry, You’re all wrong. It’s Gil’s Pizza on Belair Rd. that is the greatest pizza EVER!

    • Joey Munchel

      Amen! Born and raised on the stuff… When you stick to one thing (pizza) no subs, no wings etc, ya do it right! Gil’s is Best

  • John

    Kerry’s got it right! You haven’t had real Pizza until you tasted GIl’s on Belair Rd. When you walk thru the doors, you smell the real cheese. Just the right amount of sauce and cheese. THis is real Pizza!!!

    • KAT

      Are you on crack??? Born and raised at Gil’s. (family tradition) Folded boxes for a penny a piece!!! Gil would roll over in his grave at your comments if he tasted the trash they serve now. New owner ruined his good name!!!! Cheese? PLEASE! That yellow plastic stuff on top of ketchup on cardboard isn’t what I call pizza. Do you? Where did the good ‘ole days go?

  • Paul

    Pasta Mista is by far the BEST pizza place in Baltimore and all of Maryland. They have the best choices of pizza, best sauce and the best crust. The pizza there is like no other place.

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  • Tony T.

    Pizza Johns is the most consistently best pizza. Love the cheese steak sub too

  • glen

    PIZZA JOHNS or SQUIRES! How did they NOT top this list. Without a doubt, those two have HUGE followings in Baltimore.

  • nyquilcoma

    Gil’s, Matthew’s, Frank’s Pizza, Serpico’s, Viccino’s, and Pizza John’s are the best around. Squire’s sauce always tastes burnt. The places in Little Italy are a total ripoff. Quality at BOP has taken a nosedive over the last ten years. Angelo’s and Little Italy Pizzeria are cheap and taste like it, tho’ acceptable late night when very drunk. The local and national chains are just plain vile.

  • Ken

    Absolutely, Frank’s Pizza on Belair Road is one to try!

  • Mary

    Pizza John’s and Serpico’s and of course Matthews!!!!

  • Tiquali

    Guessing some people, judging by their reading skill do not understand this story is not about national chain pizzerias, but home town/Baltimore or in any case Maryland based pizzerias.

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