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National Pizza Month - Our Favorite Pizza in Pittsburgh

National Pizza Month - Our Favorite Pizza in Pittsburgh

Step aside pumpkin spice, October is all about pizza. Seriously, October is National Pizza Month!

From thin crusts to extra cheese, we’re digging up some of the best pizzerias in Pittsburgh. Now, it’s no secret that Western Pennsylvania is packed full of pizza parlors, so in order to narrow down the best of the best, we’ve asked a few of our agents and employees to share their favorites.

To kick off our list, we turned to our CEO/owner, Ron Croushore, who raves about Aviva Brick Oven Pizza in Warrendale. What sets this apart from other Pittsburgh pizzerias? Their pizza is cooked in a traditional wood-burning brick oven that gives it an authentic Italian flavor. Realtor Necole Moffa also names Aviva as her favorite and suggests the Margherita pizza which features house-made mozzarella, a signature red sauce, fresh basil and seasoned oil.

We’re headed over to Squirrel Hill for our next fan favorite. Kathy Ballou, Richard Hinish and Shanna Chotiner all recommend Aiello’s Pizza on Murray Ave. A slightly sweet homemade sauce atop a crispy crust then topped with fresh ingredients has made this family-owned pizzeria a Pittsburgh hotspot since 1978.

We can’t mention Aiello’s without also talking about its rival, Mineo’s Pizza.  How serious is this pizza playoff? Let’s just say there’s Facebook group entitled “Mineo’s or Aiello’s?” Being only six doors away isn’t the only reason why Mineo’s Pizza gives Aiello’s Pizza a run for its money. Mineo’s Pizza offers a thick crust and lots of cheese… we’re talking A LOT of cheese! Our East Regional Manager, Pam Sovich, says no matter what type of pizza you order here it will be excellent!

Now onto a pizza that every Pittsburgher is bound to hear about… Beto’s Pizza on Banksville Road. Lauren Kaolgeris, Matt Dallas, Cindy Pierce, Eileen Allan and Leah Winchel all recommend this self-proclaimed “Pizza like no other!” So, what makes this pizza different? Well, it’s not sold by the whole pie, but rather by the cut. But, more unique, it’s finished with cold cheese and toppings!

Another popular Pittsburgh pizzeria, Fiori’s pizza, is located just a few miles away in Brookline. Recommended by Barbara Baker, Kris Marra, Amanda Dickens, Richard Hinish, and Lauren Kaolgeris, this slice offers a crispy, yet chewy crust, sweet homemade sauce and lots of delicious cheese!

For those pizza lovers who have a serious sweet tooth, you must make a visit to Joio’s Family Restaurant in Greensburg. Recommended by Melissa Shipley and Adam Valeriano, this incredibly unique pizza is made with sweet, pastry-like dough… giving a whole new meaning to pizza pie!

Our next pizza pick can be found on Broad Street in Sewickley. According to Liz Fecko, Mambo Italia has incredible wood-fired pizza and a friendly atmosphere. Their top-of-the-line, imported brick oven provides flavors of an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria. Susie Reuter recommends the Margarita pizza.


Now that you’re totally craving pizza, check out our other favorites:

Olive Oil Pizza in Bethel Park – Cathy Burkett

Mama Meatballs in Export/Murrysville – Karen Brezarich

Lobinger’s Restaurant in Mt. Pleasant – Suzy Weaver

The Boulevard in Greensburg (Order the White Pizza!) – Roxanne Mirabile

Milano’s Pizza and Knuckleheads Pizza in Midway (Try the Buffalo Chicken Pizza!) – James White

Monte Cellos in Pine Township – Evan Hunter

Della Sala’s Pizza in Penn Hills – Bill Hammill

Spak Brothers Pizza on Penn Ave – Liz Huber

Wood Stoked Oven in Brookline  – Molly Keady

Do Wood Pizza in Irwin – Marianne Pack

Gateway Grill in Monroeville (You must try the Pittsburgh Pizza) – Brittanie Schreib and Melinda Litzinger

Cosmo Pizza in Murrysville – Susan Reese Hartzell

A’pizza Baamo in Mt. Lebanon – Magen Bedillion

Harry’s Pizza in McMurray (Hawaiian) – Kim Kocher

Serafina’s in Bridgeville – Debi Gallagher

Villa Reale in Downtown Pittsburgh – Matthew Modany

Falbo’s Pizza in Greensburg – Jonie Daigle

Italian Village Pizza in Belle Vernon – Jody Moebius

Giovanni’s Pizza in Downtown Pittsburgh– Jon Gordon

Sam’s Pizza in Cannonsburg -- Eileen Allan & Shannon Assad

II Pizzaiolo in Glenshaw – Deborah Dixon

Police Station Pizza in Ambridge – Jan Livingston

Burgh’s Pizza and Wings in Bridgeville – Alyssa Rice

Pizza Marsala in Irwin – Kristie Jahromi

Vic’s Oven in Bridgewater – Jeanine Dzikiy

Lucinano’s Pizza in Cranberry Twp – Mark Stevens, Jamie Dickson & Jess Pollis

Benny Fierro’s in the Southside – Kelsey Smith

The Upper Crust Pizza in Fox Chapel – Kristie Forsman

Pizza Shack in Brownwood – Tracy Young

Olives & Peppers in Bakerstown – Deb Arrisher

Luigi’s Pizzeria in Bellevue – Tracey Shanko


Did we miss your favorite pizza? Let us know by commenting below!