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Top 11 Pizza Places in the Oklahoma City Metro

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Looking for pizza that's better than the big chains around the Oklahoma City area? While Mazzio's, Pizza Hut and the like aren't without their charms, you have plenty of other options for fantastic pizza in OKC. My Great Pizza Search has led me to rank the best pizza in the metro.

1. Hideaway Pizza

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Several metro publications have ranked Hideaway near the top when discussing the best pizza in OKC, and I would love to be different. But I just can't. There is very little not to like about Hideaway Pizza, from the great sauce and spicy meat toppings to the vast variety of pie options.

Hideaway has 6 metro locations:
  • Edmond - (405) 348-4777
  • Norman - (405) 292-4777
  • Nichols Hills - (405) 840-4777
  • Warr Acres - (405) 603-7177
  • 901 N. Broadway in Automobile Alley - (405) 796-7777
  • Memorial and MacArthur - (405) 470-4777

2. The Wedge Pizzeria

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I didn't try the Wedge on my initial pizza search through the metro, but it absolutely made the first major edit of this list. The restaurant is small and the menu doesn't offer a great deal beyond pizza, salads and a few appetizers. But it doesn't have to. The pizza, made in a wood-fire oven, is fantastic, and there are so many options and varieties. Craft your own pizza from the ground up by choosing the sauce (roasted garlic, marinara, pesto, port wine & sundried tomato), the cheese (mozzarella, parmesan, blue cheese, goat cheese, fontina, asiago) and toppings that even include nuts and fruits. The tasty and intriguing pizza creations are limitless.

The Wedge Pizzeria - (405) 602-3477 (4709 N. Western), (405) 270-0660 (230 NE 1st)

3. Papa Angelo's Pizzeria

J-Town Pizza in small town Jones, Oklahoma used to be on this list, but in 2008, the restaurant became a Papa Angelo's. Lucky enough for me, Papa Angelo's is more than qualified to take over J-Town's place on this list. Perhaps you remember the name. The place closed several years ago but has since returned to Bethany. With that classic, thin New York Style, Papa Angelo's also has a unique New York family atmosphere. More than anything, though, they have some fantastic pizza.

Papa Angelo's Pizzeria - (405) 491-6767

4. Pizza 23

There's still work to be done, but Uptown OKC is becoming a destination again, and 23rd is the home of several great local dining options such as Pizza 23.  With a buttery crust and large meat options, it's a filling but delicious pizza choice.  I also like the large patio, the local beer choices and the fresh salads.

Pizza 23 - (405) 601-6161

5. Empire Slice House

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Located in the hip, revitalized Plaza District of Oklahoma City, Empire Slice House serves some of the best New York style pizza around.  Get it by the slice or a whole pie; either way, you're in for a tasty treat.  Add a multitude of beer options and a cool atmosphere, and it's easy to see why Empire burst onto the scene as a top metro pizza choice.

Empire Slice House - (405) 557-1760

6. Sophabella's Chicago Grill

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There are pizza partisans who only want "Chicago Style" or "New York Style." Well, in Oklahoma City I didn't find many places to fit that unique, packed-full pizza with flaky crust and sauce on top one associates with Chicago. But one I did find does it quite well. Sophabella's isn't just a pizza place; they're a restaurant with Italian and American entrees. If you go, though, you might want to try the "Chicago Seven."

Sophabella's Chicago Grill - (405) 879-0100

7. Jo's Famous Pizza

Jo's is the perfect example of my very reason for taking on the metro pizza search. Located south of Norman, just off I-35 in Purcell, it is a true gem of a pizza place. With the atmosphere of a good old-fashioned, small town pizza parlor, Jo's serves their piping hot, pie crust-encased pizzas on cardboard rounds. It's definitely worth the drive. They recently opened a location in Edmond, but on a couple of visits, I've found that it doesn't quite measure up to the original.

Jo's Famous Pizza - (405) 527-2379

8. New York Pizza

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I had several Norman-area recommendations, but New York Pizza was one of the first I tried. Located on Campus Corner, it's a college-town favorite. And for good reason. Placed upon an elevated rack on my table, the pizza was a great example of that famous New York style. The sauce is a bit subdued, with a tomato and garlic taste, but the pizza nevertheless stood up as one of the better I tried in the metro.

New York Pizza - (405) 360-1515

9. Bellini's Ristorante

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I had been to Bellini's several times, so I was surprised when I received several recommendations for their pizza. I had tried it long ago but never thought of it during my search. So I tried it again. This certainly isn't your typical "call in a pizza" type of place, but with a great thin crust and slightly browned cheese, it's worthy of inclusion here.

Bellini's Ristorante and Grill - (405) 848-1065

10. Sicilian Pizza Cafe

Located on Memorial Road, Sicilian was recommended to me as being owned and operated by native Italians. I didn't really try to verify that, largely because it doesn't much matter to me. I suppose an Italian can make pizza I don't like just as much as anyone else. But Sicilian Pizza Cafe does it well, Italian ownership or not. With some nice spicy meat toppings, it surpasses most of the bland pizzas out there.

Sicilian Pizza Cafe - (405) 752-9100

11. Humble Pie

Many people I know absolutely love Humble Pie in Edmond. I'm not sure I'd go that far. That said, and as I noted earlier, there are so few options for true Chicago-style pizza in the metro area. So if that's your preference, definitely give Humble Pie a try. The thick, deep dish pizzas with homemade sauce and buttery crust are very tasty and superior to the restaurant's New York-style offerings, in my opinion.

Humble Pie - (405) 715-1818

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