There is a science to the perfect pizza. It requires the exact amount of cheese, toppings, and let’s not forget even cooking time of the crust. Pizza is not created equal, the crust has to be fluffy enough yet strong enough to withstand the perfect amount of veggies to meat equivalent. Metro Detroit has some of the best pizza pie around. Pizza connoisseurs can get to taste Italy right here in their own neighborhoods with locally grown ingredients. Here are five must try neighborhood pizza joints.
With 40 years of family history baked into their delicious brick oven pizzas, customers feel at home with La Lanterna’s neapolitan-style brick oven pizzas, salads, paninis, pastas and other classic Italian entrees. Customers are also able to experience and taste imported wines from Italy and California.
Detroit, MI 48226
Located in Southwest, one of the most diverse communities in Detroit offers some of the best authentic food around. So why wouldn’t you want to eat at Pizza Plex? Customers not only get great pizza but they also get a sense of warm community surroundings. Pizza Plex offers coffee, wine and even hosts events. This neighborhood pizza spot takes it a step further in protecting the community environment by offering Sospeso and Sustainability. With this program, you can bring in your food scraps or biodegradable products and they will compost them for you, they will also recycle your recyclable and show you how to install a rain barrel at your home. How cool is that?!
4458 W Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI 48209
If you are going to eat a whole pizza, why not eat the cleanest and freshest ingredients a pizza spot has to offer? All pizzas are made from scratch with Zoe’s Meats uncured pepperoni imported straight from Santa Rosa, California. However all other ingredients used are locally sourced whenever possible from vendors for clean, fresh to order pie including the veggies, fresh mozzarella and no commercial yeast. Bigalora is Michigan’s first Biga-fermented pizza dough. Customers can also enjoy Baia wines that are home-based from northern Michigan.
711 S. Main St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Located in the heart of Ferndale, Pop’s for Italian is full of beautiful murals and has, plenty of seating space in and outdoors. This communal friendly restaurant doesn’t just serve up freshly made pizzas. It also has your favorite Italian dishes from freshly made Chicken Parmesan to crusty breads. The Sunday Brunch menu has customers mouths watering from Italian Benedict to the Tuscan Eggs.
280 W. 9 Mile Rd Suite #2,
Ferndale, MI 48220
Get schooled from one of the best pizza joints in Detroit from the ‘U of Pizza’ and ‘Graduate’ to the ‘So Fresco, So Clean’ pizza. Nestled in the heart of corktown Pie-Sci is truly the school of pizza. Customers can wash down slices with a Detroit City Fountain Soda. While this place is cozy, that doesn’t stop Pie-Sci from making grade ‘A’ pizza that stands alone like the ‘Lil’ Kimchi’. Don’t forget to add a little ‘Drizzle’ to your next slice.