Best Pizza in Corpus Christi: One Local’s 8 Favorite Spots

best pizza in corpus christi

A day and the beach and… pizza?

Nothing could be more Corpus Christi.

This handheld meal is just begging to be eaten while being active, and thankfully, Corpus Christi has plenty of fantastic pizzerias for the local pizza fans.

Here are the 8 best places for pizza in Corpus Christi, organized by what type of pie you’re in the mood for.

Map of the Best Pizza Spots in Corpus Christi

The Best Deep Dish: Panjo’s Pizza Restaurant

Founded in 1964, Panjo’s is a hometown favorite famous for its signature deep dish pizzas which come in dozens of flavors.

Panjo’s Pizza is proud to represent the sea by offering many ocean-inspired pizzas. Two signature dishes are the Cajun Jo’s Shrimp Pizza and the Chili Lime Shrimp Pizza, both topped with fresh, seasoned shrimp and cooked vegetables.

In addition to their signature Chicago deep dish pizza, Panjo’s also has some great thin crust. That said, if you’re a fan of the thick crust, you know where our heart lies.

  • Address: 1320 Airline Rd Corpus Christi, TX 78412
  • Website: Panjo’s Pizza

Our Favorite Thin Crust Pizza: Yo Philly

Okay, with about 90% of its menu devoted to various takes on the Philly Cheesesteak, this place is definitely a Cheesesteak spot, first and foremost. But what might not be as obvious is that buried among the list of Philly Cheesesteaks (which are fantastic, by the way…) are a couple of Corpus Christi’s best thin-crust pizzas!

The pizza at Yo Philly is definitively east-coast style. They comes out thin and crispy, with a honking amount of cheese, because what else would expect from a Philly Cheesesteak spot? According to the owner, all the meat and cheese gets shipped in straight from Philadelphia. We believe it, because this is some incredible pizza!

  • Address: 3314 Surfside Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402
  • Website: Yo Philly

The Most Traditional Pizza: Sally Jo’s Pizza and Wings

At first glance, you may not think a little yellow shack called Sally Jo’s Pizza and Wings has much to offer, but this casual pizzeria is Corpus Christi staple.

There are only a few options on the menu at Sally Jo’s, including just three specialty pizzas – a supreme, a vegetarian, and an all meat option. But while the menu at Sally Jo’s is minimal, the flavor is maximum!

And if you’d prefer to reconnect with your Italian roots, Sally Jo’s does offer a create your option with ten available toppings.

PS – In addition to their delicious pizzas, Sally Jo’s sells some of the the best wings in Corpus Christi! After all, they have wings in their restaurant name, don’t they?

  • Address: 2302 Rodd Field Road Corpus Christi, TX 78414
  • Website: No Website

Pizzeria with the Most Variety: New York Pizza Co.

New York Pizza Company brings a small slice of New York to your favorite part of the Texas Gulf Coast. There are so many delicious options at the New York Pizza Co. pizzeria that it might be difficult to select just one!

The 18″ brisket pizza is one of the most common options ordered from New York Pizza Co. The brisket pizza is made from smoked brisket and smothered in melted mozzarella cheese.

Before you order pizza, start your meal off right with the ‘Towering Onion Rings’ appetizer, made up of sweet onions deep-fried to a crunchy, golden brown. and served with their signature cajun remoulade sauce! It is a delicious addition to your fave pizza, whether that is traditional pepperoni or chicken alfredo. And if you’re a dessert if you are a dessert fan, New York Pizza Co. also has a great selection of desserts – the chocolate eruption cake is a must-have for any person with a sweet tooth.

The Most Specialty Pizzas: Sal’s Bronx Pizza

Sal’s Bronx Pizza makes everything from pizza rolls to calzones, but it’s their large selection of mouth watering pizzas that really separate them from the pack. It’s not an easy decision, but our favorites might be the thick, rectangular crusted Sicilian or Ruth’s Spicy Hawaiin pizza. And if a run through the lengthy specialty menu doesn’t immediately hit spot, Sal’s also lets you build your own pizzas with multiple ingredients in both small and large sizes.

Oh, and folks who want to visit Sal’s can check out the live jazz and comedy every weekend!

  • Address: 5922 Yorktown Boulevard Suite 106 Corpus Christi, TX 78414
  • Website: Sal’s Bronx Pizza

Best Pizza Delivery: Padre Pizzeria

In 1996, Padre Pizza established itself with a passion for serving island locals gourmet pizza using locally sourced, fresh ingredients. At Padre Pizzeria, delivery is quick and prices are affordable, so you can always depend on Padre Pizzeria to bring you fresh, hot pizza after a long day at the beach.

But more than anything, the Padre Pizzeria menu is full of unique flavors. After all, who says you cannot make hot wings into pizza or that a bacon cheeseburger cannot come in Pizza form? Not Padre Pizza, apparently, because they’re constantly focused on creating those sorts of wild flavors.

If you are not looking to get delivery, Padre Pizzeria has dine-in options too. They have a bar with assorted beers on tap plus half-priced bottles of wine every Wednesday night.

  • Address: 14493 South Padre Island Drive Corpus Christi, TX 78418
  • Website: Padre Pizzeria

Best Take-Out Pizza: Tower of Pizza

If you’re in the mood to pick up a pizza and dine at home (or on the beach) Tower of Pizza is our pick for best take-out pizza in Corpus Christi.

This creative pizzeria prides itself in using locally sourced ingredients, all of which you can use for the “name-your-style” pizza. This option lets you create a pizza down to the crust, including a variety of specialty toppings like quality bacon and real artichoke hearts.

It’s perfect for take out, and even the non-pizza lovers have a large selection of pasta, subs, salads, and wings.

  • Address: 14902 Trinity River Drive Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Website: Tower of Pizza