Pizza has become an icon of the fast-food culture. Within 50 years Pizza is the most popular cuisine in America as well as other countries and why not? People adore its crispy-chewy crust, having loads of topping and cheese. Pizzerias or better known as pizza parlors in Detroit are making millions of dollars by serving these mouthwatering pies. Therefore we bring this post for the Detroit pizza fanatics. Just show you know, we can’t tell you about the number of calories your favorite Detroit Pizza has or how to reduce your calorie intake in the form of pizza.
This shortlist is sure to create some friendly banter and debate. Metro Detroit is home to some of the best pizza on the map. Here are the places we think have left the pack far behind.
23141 Dequindre, Road Hazel Park, (248) 547-1711
Figuring out the top of our list for Detroit’s best pizza was a difficult task. But this place made it a little easier. Loui’s Pizza in Hazel Park was the first pizza place I remember walking into as a kid. It still has the same old-school vibe with bottles of chianti adorning the walls. Some of the same and very friendly faces of Loui’s have been there for close to 30 years. And that’s the best part. Consistency. They haven’t skipped a beat. Their antipasto salad is more like a meat and cheese festival with lettuce – and that it is a huge compliment. It comes with the tastiest house-made Italian dressing on the market.
Nothing goes better with that Antipasto than Louis’ Detroit-Style Deep Dish Pizza. It’s the barometer for Detroit-Style pizza. It’s thick, but not too thick or doughy, and delivers the perfect consistency. The founder of Louis’ Pizza actually got started at Buddy’s. When he left, he took all of the best things about Buddy’s Pizza, tweaked them, and totally crushed it – out of the park.
Dinoto’s Genuine Italian
20223 Mack Avenue, Grosse Pointe Woods, (313) 884-5030
Dinoto’s is a hidden gem in Grosse Pointe Woods and is one of the most authentic tasting pizzas I’ve ever had. You can tell that the ingredients and sauce are prepared from an ancient Sicilian recipe. Offering carry-out service, this place is a must-try if you haven’t already. When you do, get the Gambino. I guarantee if you’re ever walking the Green Mile, you’ll have a new, last request before the light’s turned off. It’s a Sicilian-style, thinner-crusted pizza topped with a perfectly ripened tomato-sauce, cheese, baby arugula, and prosciutto. They even sprinkle it with pecorino (imported from Italy) romano cheese. That about sums it up.
2457 Russel Street, Detroit, (313) 567-7879
Located in the heart of the Eastern Market, Supinos took the Detroit pizza scene by storm. The owner, Dave Mancini, prepares his pizzas the traditional way as they do in Rome…thin, crispy, and not greasy. They have some unique offerings including the Bismarck aka “one egg.” It comes prepared with fresh mozzarella, prosciutto, and an egg, an absolutely unique and a local favorite. Be patient and take the long wait like a champ… you’ll be glad that you did.
6700 Rochester Road, Troy, (248) 879-0014
North of town, in Troy, is the Alibi. This place slings pizzas like it’s going out of style. It’s always packed in here, but your little wait-buzzer starts gyrating within what seems like 5 minutes of checking in – all despite the fact that 85 people checked-in ahead of you. The pizza is truly one-of-a-kind. The dough and crust is sweet, and the sauce is a genius blend of smooth & dainty, with a panoptic layer of cheese. I’ll be Frank and you be Earnest – it’s a modern art masterpiece. Don’t forget the Greek. I’ve never once been to this joint and not ordered the Greek Salad. As far as Greek dressings go, this is it. Garlic. Fresh. So good in fact, I don’t use the dedicated pizza plate that’s brought out with the pie. I hang on to my salad plate and eat this delectable pizza right on it.
17125 Conant Street, Detroit, (313) 892-9001
Introduced in 1946, Buddy’s put Detroit-Style Deep Dish on the map. The location was actually opened at Six Mile & Conant in 1936 as the Blind Pig, a local bar that was one of the first in the area to serve booze, immediately the following prohibition. This place would make our list of its history alone…but the pizza is pretty awesome. It has a thick and tasty crust, with a polished and savory sauce atop a generous layer of cheese. How could the birthplace of Detroit Square Pizza not be in the top 5?