The Best Pizza in San Antonio: One Local’s 11 Favorite Places

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Most people stereotype San Antonio as a city of tacos and Tex-Mex, but those people are definitely sleeping on all the delicious pizza you can find around The Alamo City.

From neopolitan pizza so good it’s been featured on The Food Network to authentic New York slices, San Antonio has tons of great places to grab a pizza.

In this post, I’m sharing my picks for the 11 best pizza places in San Antonio.

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My personal favorite: Dough

Dough is hands-down the best place to get pizza in San Antonio. They specialize in Naples-style pizza that’s delicious and filling—without a ton of grease. Dough sources their ingredients from local farms and ranches to produce mouth-watering pizzas that are light, crisp, and perfectly balanced. I’m a sucker for the arugula and prosciutto pizza, but my husband adores the sausage and heirloom cherry tomato pizza.

P.S. If you aren’t in the mood for pizza, Dough makes tasty antipasti like truffle burrata.

But whatever you do, try to get to Dough before the rush or order to-go. After being featured on The Food Network, it’s not unusual for this restaurant (and parking lot) to fill up on a Saturday at noon.

  • Address: 6989 Blanco Road, San Antonio, TX 78216
  • Website: Dough Pizzeria

Best feel-good New York eatery: Yaghi’s

Yaghi’s is a quirky pizza joint that I frequent at least once a month. I’m not sure if he’s a manager or the owner, but a boisterous man with a New York accent is always here taking care of customers. It has a neighborhood pizzeria feel where they ask how you’re doing and actually want to know how you’re doing.

The food is just as good as the friendly folks behind the counter. I usually stick with their Margherita Pizza while my husband gets the simply-named “Meat Pizza” with sausage, pepperoni, meatballs, hamburger, and ham.

Oh, and at $17.99 for an XL pizza, Yaghi’s feeds a crowd on a budget, so come hungry.

My favorite build-your-own pizza place: Urban Bricks Pizza

I’m shocked that Urban Bricks only has 3.5 stars on Google reviews. Their food has been on point every time I’ve eaten here. I love stopping by Urban Bricks any time I’m near La Cantera. They have more of a Subway-style setup where everyone in your party can choose their own pizza and toppings.

You can build your own pizza or order their “foundation pizzas” like the Three Little Pigs, Bad Hunter, and Queen Margherita.

P.S. Urban Bricks includes vegan options on the menu, so if you or your friends are eating plant-based, this is a great option that will make everyone happy.

Most crowd-pleasing pizza: Rome’s Pizza

Rome’s Pizza has been a staple in our family for at least a decade. Every time my husband’s family is in town, we make our way to Rome’s Pizza for their Chicken Piccata Pizza. Although Rome’s might be inspired by Italian techniques, their Capitol Brisket Pizza and Choriz-O’ley Pizza are dripping in Texas spirit.

  • Address: 5999 De Zavala Road, San Antonio, TX 78249
  • Website: Rome’s Pizza

Most affordable pizza by the slice: Miss Ellie’s

My husband swings by Miss Ellie’s every now and then for lunch. You can order a simple slice of cheese pizza for as little as $2.50, which is an awesome cheap meal. If you’re feeding a crowd, you can order the large Miss Ellie’s Special, which is a pizza with pepperoni, sausage, meatball, onion, olives, mushroom, and peppers for $24.95.

Best pizza for parties: Ray’s Pizzaria

My parents and my husband’s parents met each other for the first time over pizza at Ray’s. This joint holds a special place in my heart for its delicious and affordable Italian fare. The Chicken Pesto Pizza is hands-down my favorite, but my coworkers loved the Philly Steak Pizza, too.

  • Address: 5252 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio TX 78229
  • Website: Ray’s Pizzaria

Best deep-dish pizza: Chicago’s Pizza

Chicago’s Pizza is the only place in San Antonio where you can get a good Chicago-style pizza. I like their cheese deep-dish pizza, but their thin crust Meat Lovers Pizza is great, too. Keep in mind that it takes a while to make a deep-dish pizza, so put your order in at least an hour before you want to eat.

Most decadent pizza: Poppy’s Pizza

Poppy’s used to be on my way home from work and I stopped in there more times than I can count to pick up some greasy goodness for dinner. Poppy’s definitely makes one of the more decadent pizzas in town: the grease will dribble down your chin, but in the best way possible. Try Hals New York Pizza with sausage, peppers, and onions, or a simple pepperoni pizza to satisfy your cravings. The desserts change from time to time, but if you have a sweet tooth, you have to try Poppy’s cannoli.

  • Address: 7115 Blanco Road, Suite 107, San Antonio TX 78216
  • Website: Poppy’s Pizza

Best all-around Italian fare: Cerroni’s Purple Garlic

Known locally as “Purple Garlic,” this pizza place was a staple in my college days. My sorority buddies and I would split a Pizza Gorgonzola for $20, which was a steal. Purple Garlic also serves specialty pizzas like Sly Stallone (meatball, sausage, pepperoni, and pancetta) and Foran’s Favorite (white pizza with pepperoni, tomato, pepperoncini, and onions).

They also make one of the best meatball subs I’ve ever had, so if your group wants more than just pizza, Purple Garlic is worth the trip.

Best upscale pizza: Il Forno

Il Forno is owned by local food juggernaut Restaurant Gwendolyn, so the pizza is obviously going to be amazing. All of Il Forno’s pizzas are 12”, but they come in fun options like Carbonara, Things Found Underground (garlic, potato, and onions), and Fun Guy (green onion, fontina, mushrooms). At $15 for a 12” pizza, it’s a little bit more expensive, but you’re getting primo ingredients and flavors, so I think it’s worth it.

Keep in mind that Il Forno has funky hours. They’re closed Sunday – Monday, so double-check their hours before you stop by.

  • Address: 122 Nogalitos, San Antonio TX 78204
  • Website: Il Forno SA

Best old-school pizzeria: Fratello’s

Fratello’s is an old-school pizzeria and deli rolled into one. My mushroom-loving husband loves their Funghi Misti pizza, which comes with mozzarella, basil, roasted mushrooms, and spicy oil. Prosciutto and arugula are near and dear to my heart, though, and I love getting my fix with Fratello’s Prosciutto e’ Arugula pizza.

P.S. If you’re gluten-free, Fratello’s makes crustless eggplant pizzas and cauliflower pizzas.