Pizza Places in Michigan that Will Make Your Mouth Water
Who doesn’t love a cheesy, saucy piece of pizza? No matter how you like to eat your pizza, either with a slice or a whole pie to yourself, we’ve scouted a few of the best pizzerias in Pure Michigan that you can visit whenever you're craving this delicious dish.
1. Supino Pizzeria – Detroit
Our first stop is Supino Pizzeria. This much-loved pizza joint, located in Eastern Market, uses the freshest ingredients and bakes their pizzas in an Italian wood-burning oven. They have a wide variety of thin-crust pizzas sure to make your mouth water. If you’re feeling cheesy, get the Quattro Formaggio: a red pizza with mozzarella, smoked Gouda, chevre and feta cheese.
2. Buddy’s Pizza – Hamtramck
No Michigan pizza list is complete without Buddy’s. This iconic pizzeria started out in Hamtramck on Conant St in the 1930s. However, it wasn’t until 1946 that their famous Sicilian-style square pizza was introduced. Buddy’s has now grown to 11 different locations in the greater Detroit area. Try a pizza from the Great Lakes Pizza Collection like the Lake Superior and you won’t be disappointed. It incorporates a cheese blend, basil, pine nuts, pepperoni, tomato basil sauce and Buddy’s Sicilian spice blend all into one great pie.
Mani Osteria & Bar is an independently owned restaurant in downtown Ann Arbor that specializes in artisanal pizzas and other creative Italian dishes prepared in a wood-burning oven. Crafted by hand—that’s where the word “mani” comes from—they often use locally sourced ingredients for their dishes. Check out the bar for regional craft beers, old world wines and much more. Indulge in the Bianco Verde with provolone, arugula pesto, red onions and almonds.
One of the best U.P. restaurants to get your pizza fix is the Ambassador. It has been around since 1965 when the Rossi family transformed the previous tap bar into a restaurant that specialized in pizza and sandwiches. Try one of the Ambassador’s interesting pizzas. The Tostadais loaded with spiced ground beef, white Colby and cheddar cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes, topped with hot sauce. The BLT pizza is made with thin crust, salad dressing, white Colby cheese, smoked bacon, lettuce and tomatoes.
5. D’Angelo’s Pizza – Bay City
D’Angelo’s Pizza in Bay City is a local joint that regularly wins rave reviews and awards for their pizza. The restaurant is often included in the best of Michigan lists. Be sure to try their Voodoo pizza that includes grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, garlic, spinach, sun dried tomatoes and fresh mushrooms.
Fricano’s is claimed by many customers to be the best pizza they’ve ever had. The restaurant started as an old boarding house in the late 1800s, but was transformed in 1949 by the late Cosimo (Gus) Fricano and is thought to be the first pizzeria in Michigan. While the original Fricano’s is still based in Grand Haven, there are now a total of 5 locations throughout west Michigan. Try the Sausage and Mushroom Fricano’s Pizza pie and expect your za to be cut tableside with scissors—it’s the Fricano’s tradition!
DeLuca’s began as the Willow Bar in 1960, but the pizza they dished up became so popular they changed their name. The family jokes that pizza sauce, not blood, runs through their veins. Voted best pizza in Lansing year after year after year, DeLuca’s dishes up a tasty Bruschetta pizza made on thin crust with olive oil, bruschetta tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella and Romano cheese.