Minneapolis is known as the other half of the Twin Cities. It’s also known for its many lakes and the largest freshwater lake in the US: Lake Superior. It’s known for producing one of music’s biggest legends, Prince. It’s also known for being unforgivably cold, especially during the winter months. What Minneapolis is not known for, however, is pizza. Unfortunately, no one flies to visit Minneapolis just for the pizza, but it doesn’t mean that they’re not good. There’s always someone hungry everywhere in the world, and if you happen to be that one person craving pizza in all of Minneapolis. These are the five best options you could have.
Most city residents agree that Pizzeria Lola is one of the city’s best slices. For one, their menu is probably the most unique and different in the area. Their ingredients are different, but that’s not all. It’s the way these ingredients are combined that makes up the genius of it all. Some of our favorite toppings include peppadew peppers, beef short ribs, La Quercia prosciutto, Guanciale, and so much more. Yes, the even have the elusive egg on pizza. Just know that if flavor is what you’re looking for, Pizzeria Lola is the place to be.
Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza
The different ways of cooking pizza all produces a different texture and taste to the dough. Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza obviously cooks pizza through the use of charcoal heat, and the results are mouthwatering. It’s the crispiness that sets it apart. The charcoal cooks this pizza in such high temperatures, making the crispy pizza even crispier. Its location downtown is perfect for a quick mid-day bite; otherwise, you can sit down and enjoy every bit of their extensive pizza menu. Black Sheep has a large collection of traditional ingredients for the most traditional pies. They even have Sicilian on the menu. All their dough is made fresh daily—a difference that you wouldn’t think you’d notice, but you do. Go to Black Sheep for pizza and drinks. You won’t be disappointed.
These guys are calling themselves the best pizza in Minneapolis. Whether that’s based on true merit or self-praise doesn’t really matter. Pizza Luce is definitely one of the best in the city. They have a large menu outside of pizza, and they all seem worthy of at least a try. They have various appetizers, sandwiches, hoagies, and pasta dishes. Even so, their specialty pizzas are not to be skipped. Pizza Luce’s pizzas are simply amazing. Even their traditional Margherita pizza is unique and elevated. One of our favorites is the Wild Mushroom and Arugula pizza. It happens to be vegetarian, but believe us when we say that it’s probably one of the best-tasting pizzas we’ve ever tried—anywhere in the city and outside.
You’d have to dress up a little if you’re planning on going to Young Joni; they definitely don’t sell pizza by the slice here. Still, don’t get too fancy. You’d still be using your hands to eat pizza here. Young Joni offers unique pizza flavors. Their menu is one of those that makes you want to try every single item. With names such as La Parisienne, Amatriciana, and The Basque, how could you not be intrigued? We definitely want to try all their specialty pies, but we’d be glad to test out The Basque for. This pizza features some Spanish chorizo, goat cheese, Castelvetrano olives, piquillo peppers, and a couple more. It sounds delicious because it sure is.
Places that have cool names like this almost always bring the flavors as well. Fat Lorenzo’s boast of traditional Italian like no other. In fact, this award-winning pizza restaurant even has an Italian-style mural painted all over its exterior. You won’t miss it for sure. Once you’re in, you’re going to want to try everything, but slow down. You can’t. So we suggest that you start with a half Calcinato before diving into a pie or two depending on how many are eating. They don’t have a lot of specialty pizza options, but their topping list is quite extensive. You can build thousands of different pizza combinations, but for now, just try the New Haven. It’s the pizza with clams on it. If you’ve never had clams on pizza before, Fat Lorenzo’s would be a great place to try it out.