May 3, 2024 - Food and Drink

Where to find New Orleans' best pizza

A slice of pepperoni pizza sits on top of a white paper plate on top of a pizza box.

A slice of pepperoni pizza from St. Pizza comes with freshly torn basil on top. Photo: Chelsea Brasted/Axios

There's never been a better time to order pizza in New Orleans.

Why it matters: We've got your dinner plans covered.

The big picture: A couple friends and I recently gathered around some slices at St. Pizza, dishing about how rich the city is in truly great pies.

  • It hasn't always been that way, but now nearly every neighborhood has somewhere serving up good pizza.

We're rounding up our favorites.

  • But, as always, we're open to your suggestions, too.
  • 📧 Email us at [email protected] with where we should go next.

Pizza Delicious

  • Dig in: Pizza D was a game-changer when it came onto the pizza scene. What started as a pop-up is now, thank goodness, a mainstay.

Nighthawk Napoletana

  • Dig in: This newcomer over in Algiers Point serves up a short but impactful menu. Don't sleep on the white pies, especially when they've got the charred poblano cream sauce.

St. Pizza

  • Dig in: Pairs well with the wine shop next door. Grab a slice at the window or take a whole pie to go. Try the tomato pie with its brightly flavored red sauce.

Zee's Pizzeria

  • Dig in: Northeast style pies. We're still celebrating their expanded hours, so stop by for lunch or dinner (and grab ice cream at Lucy Boone next door.)

Mid City Pizza

  • Dig in: Big, floppy slices with a gorgeous crust. The original Mid-City location is finally back open, too.

Ancora Pizzeria

  • Dig in: This Freret Street spot also has a great lineup of apps, so it's great if you have a crowd to please.

NOLA Pizza Co.

  • Dig in: Inside NOLA Brewing, this pizza spot has New York-style pies plus squares with chewy crusts. We love the sausage, sage and pecorino, or the square #10 with vodka sauce and pepperoni.


  • Dig in: Wood-fired sourdough pizza lands in the 7th Ward. Spend some time with the fun, Italian cocktail menu, too.

Paladar 511

  • Dig in: This dependable Marigny spot has great pastas and cocktails, but no meal here is complete without a pie.

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