Discover Orlando’s 7 best pizza spots

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-ranked pizza restaurants in the city using data from Yelp. (Image via Shutterstock).

By Mivette Vega

April 23, 2024

The city has countless options that offer pizza in all its styles.

Every day, about every second, 350 slices of pizza are eaten in the US. Pretty impressive, right?

The numbers show in many ways that we are inveterate pizza lovers. In the US, pizza is a $45.1 billion industry. In 2023 alone more than 73,000 pizza restaurants were logged nationwide.

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Luckily in Florida, we have countless options that offer pizza in all its styles: the wide slice from New York, a thick square cut with crispy edges from Detroit, deep cheesy pie in a pan from Chicago, or the thin and flavorful pizza from Italy.

But let’s focus on Orlando. Stacker compiled a list of the highest-ranked pizza restaurants in the city using data from Yelp. Only the ratings of restaurants with a minimum of 25 reviews were considered. The data is current, since it’s from the end of March 2024.

According to Stacker, these are the top seven pizza restaurants in Orlando.

Ziggie’s Pizza
603 Virginia Dr.

A local favorite known for its brick-fired, 12-inch personal thin-crust style pizzas. Each is topped with basil and olive oil drizzle. On Wednesdays they have B.Y.O.P. (build your own pizza). Ziggie’s Pizza was founded and operated by brothers Christian and Floyd Ziegler. The restaurant’s menu also offers a variety of salads and desserts.

Danino’s Trattoria
8273 South John Young Pkwy.

Here you can find a taste of Italy in Orlando. They stand out for a menu made with fresh and delicious ingredients. They offer traditional pizza such as salami and other classic Italian dishes such as ricotta and spinach ravioli, pollo alla parmigiana, and minestrone soup, among others.

Nexus Pizza
12640 South Orange Blossom Trail

This modern pizzeria stands out for serving classic and innovative pizza with unique flavor combinations, like Veggie Delight Pizza with spinach, onion, green peppers, mushrooms, sliced tomatoes, and black olives. It’s an ideal spot for those seeking something a little different. They also offer salads, calzones, strombolis, and rolls.

SoDough Square
419 East Michigan St.

This spot focuses on Detroit-style gourmet pizzas made with fresh and high-quality ingredients. Their dough is a particular highlight made with their 24-hour fermented artisan technique. They also have house made Detroit red sauce from fresh tomatoes. Its founder has created other successful concepts like Gringos Locos and Tin & Taco.

V Pizza
8586 Palm Pkwy., Lake Buena Vista

Upscale pizzeria offering Neapolitan-style pizzas cooked in a wood-fired oven. This is the place to go for an authentic Italian pizza experience. Its pizzas are cooked in brick ovens that were made in Italy. Basic ingredients include imported dry-aged Italian meats, San Marzano tomatoes, and buffalo cheeses.

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Gravity Taproom
777 North Orange Ave. Suite D

This gastropub offers a wide selection of craft beers alongside delicious pizzas. One of them is Pro Figure, made with prosciutto and fig jelly atop a white parmesan garlic sauce and finished with mozzarella, blue cheese crumbles, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. This Pig Is a Fungi is made with a garlic cream sauce, fontina, gruyere, gouda cheese, sausage, mushrooms, rosemary, swirl of olive oil, and black pepper. It’s a great spot to enjoy a casual meal and a drink with friends.

Mangia
425 Avalon Park South Blvd. Suite 400

This Italian restaurant features pizzas alongside other classic dishes like pasta and seafood. Here they stick to the traditional pizza Napolitana. They offer the Caprocciosa made with tomato sauce, prosciutto crudo, mushrooms, artichoke, mozzarella, and black olives. They also offer the white pizza four formaggi made with mozzarella, gorgonzola, ricotta cheese, and shaved parmesan. “Mangia” translates to “eat” in Italian, so come hungry.

 

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  • Mivette Vega

    Mivette Vega is a seasoned journalist and multimedia reporter whose stories center the Latino community. She is passionate about justice, equality, environmental matters, and animals. She is a Salvadorrican—Salvadorian that grew up in Puerto Rico—that has lived in San Juan, Venice, Italy, and Miami.

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