Best Pizza in Sacramento

If you’re searching for the best pizza in Sacramento – this is the place to discover your ideal slice of pie. Whether you’re craving thin crust, deep dish, gluten-free, or some other wild style, these are the best pizzerias in town.

Best pizza in sacramento

Ranking the Sacramento Pizza Scene

Ranking the offerings of Sacramento pizza to find the best comes with a few nuances. With different types of pizza and purposes out there, I found it a bit presumptuous to simply say, Restaurant X has the best pizza. Instead, I’ve broken down pizza by style, type, and purpose.

For example, you can find the best all-around pizza if you are into the Farm to Fork Scene or the best if you are looking for the best late-night pizza by the slice. The pizzas all have their place in the hands of a pizzaiolo – a person who makes pizza.

Overall Best Pizza in Sacramento

Ranked in alphabetical order because I simply could not choose, these are the two best pizza restaurants you can find in Sacramento. Plan on your life never being the same once you’ve had dough that comes out of these pizzerias.

Federalist Public House

Come to Federalist for the classic Neapolitan-style pizza you will find in Italy. Their pizzaiolo, Crystal, even traveled to Italy to perfect her craft. You can also find deep-dish styles, but truth be told, their Neapolitan is on point.

Address: 2009 Matsui Alley, Sacramento, CA 95811
Location: Midtown, Sacramento
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Masullo Pizza

Choose your pizzas with or without tomato sauce. Either way, you’re getting some incredible dough, fresh ingredients, and a creative menu selection.

Address: 2711 Riverside Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95818
Location: Land Park, Sacramento

Artisan & Innovative

Slim + Husky’s

The Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria Scoop has its roots in Nashville, Tennessee. Hip-hop inspired artisan pizza, with locations selected to invigorate less touched areas of communities with locally brewed beer and innovative pizza.

Pizza names are true to their claim, hip hop inspired creations, whether you Got 5 On It, craving California Love, or know that P.R.E.A.M.

Address: 3413 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95817
Neighborhood: Oak Park, Sacramento
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Casual Comfort

Delicious pizza is a casual, relaxed environment. These are some of the best pizzas in Sacramento meant to bring a feeling of comfort to your belly, and not necessarily use artisan-proofed dough and specialty ingredients. This is the pizza to watch the game with, or on a rainy day when you want to feel warm, or hang out with friends and family and enjoy a beverage with a hot cheesy mess.

Buffalo Pizza & Ice Cream Co

Thick crust, cheesy goodness, and you can even order breakfast pizza first thing in the morning, chock-full of options including sausages, bacon, and eggs.

On a plant-based diet? Their vegan menu includes a wide assortment with all sorts of veggies and vegan cheeses.

Address: 2600 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
Location: Curtis Park, Sacramento
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Mark and Monica’s Family Pizza

A staple of Carmichael, this is a go-to for anyone seeking fresh, piping hot pizza, a friendly low key atmosphere that make you feel cozy and at home. Original recipes and concepts grace the menu or you can Create Your Own.

While the original Mark and Monica, the original owners who opened this restaurant in 1986 have passed, the restaurant lives on through their daughter, Lauren, niece Kelly and her husband Joe.

Address: 4751 Manzanita Avenue, Carmichael, CA 95608
Neighborhood: American River College, Carmichael
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Old Town Pizza and Tap House

Delicious pizza whether you’re into meat options or a vegetarian. Craft beer and sports viewing experiences lend to a boisterous, fun atmosphere. This pizzeria is often cited as the best pizza in Elk Grove hands down.

Address: 9677 Elk Grove Florin Rd, Elk Grove, CA 95624
Neighborhood: Elk Grove Florin & 99, Elk Grove
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Chicago Deep Dish

For those well versed in a true deep dish, you might find yourself mildly disappointed by the Chicago-style pizza scene here in Sacramento. But relative to California? Not too shabby!

Zelda’s is going to get all the local love and for good reason. However, for accessibility and multiple locations, Chicago Fire will give you faster, easier access to that deep pie you are craving.

Chicago Fire

Zelda’s Gourmet Pizza

Gluten Free Pizza

These pizza restaurants also offer gluten-free options along with their standard menu.

Bike Pizza

Buffalo Pizza & Ice Cream Co

Federalist Public House

Mountain Mike’s


Vegan Pizza

There is no reason being vegan should mean compromising on the best pizza in town. Check these restaurants out.

Buffalo Pizza & Ice Cream Co

Federalist Public House

Pizza by the Slice

Pieces Pizza by the Slice

Address: 1309 21st Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Neighborhood: Midtown, Sacramento
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Pizza Supreme Being

Punk rock pizza. Slices and squares, with a vegan cheese pizza option as well.

Address: 1425 14th St C, Sacramento, CA 95814
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Uncle Vito’s Slice of N.Y.

Address: R Street and Davis
Neighborhood: Midtown, Sacramento and Davis
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Restaurants Serving Pizza

These are restaurants which are not pizzerias, but offer some of the best pizza in Sacramento on their menu, deserving of recognition.

La Trattoria Bohemia

A Czech and Italian restaurant, you can find about a dozen assorted pizzas which include the regular assortments, classic Italian Margherita, and Czechian Chicken Paprikash.

Address: 3649 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816
Neighborhood: East Sac, Sacramento
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Flock Pizza

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Flock Pizza is serving up artisanal-quality pizza in a casual “come-as-you-are” setting. This sleek and simple eatery serves up delicious pizzas, as well as a nice selection of appetizers and small bites. Start with their burrata with smoked almond pesto on grilled flatbread and a glass of wine or beer from their substantial selection. Their pepperoni pizza with hot honey and rosemary is worth a try, along with the Asian pear pizza with parmesan cream, prosciutto, and arugula.

Address: 185 Placerville Rd Suite 150, Folsom
Neighborhood: East Bidwell
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Tudo Un Poco

Dine at Tudo Un Poco for Mexican-Italian fusion pizza. This charming restaurant is incredibly welcoming with an outdoor patio to share a pie with your friends. Creative pizzas grace the menu – owner Isabella told me she’s been making these delicious creations for over 23 years now. This is the kind of restaurant that will have you coming back to try the different creations.

I have to admit, I was initially apprehensive about the white sauce on all the pizzas – but after sampling, I felt it works well with the pizzas. Thick crust is cooked perfectly – not underdone and not burnt – just right to bite into without destroying the roof of your mouth. Hearty, filling slices will allow you to plan on taking some home and enjoying again for breakfast.

The Chile Verde with carnitas, tomatillo, red onion, tomatoes, jalapeños, and queso fresco, Jalisco Heat, with white sauce, beans, chorizo, jalapeños, to the Yucatan with black beans, carnitas, and jalapeños, or the Chicken Mole Pizza, Todo Toluca with chorizo, linguica, jalapeños, and feta, or even the Punjabi Pizza.

Address: 9080 Laguna Main St, Elk Grove, CA 95758
Neighborhood: Laguna West, Elk Grove
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Closed Pizza Restaurants

A tribute to some of Sacramento’s classics, these pizza restaurants once brought an incredible amount of joy to local pizza lovers and are now closed.

Hot Italian

May 2009 to December 29, 2019. Italian culture, bikes, motorcycles, beer, and of course, pizza.


Founded on April 30, 1954 in Sacramento by Sherwood Johnson and Ed Plummer, was located at 57th and J Street until the mid-1990’s. While you can still find other Shakey’s locations, for Sacramento, they are no longer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it more economical to order two medium pizzas or one large?

A large pizza will almost always provide more pizza for cheaper than two medium pizzas.

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