Best Michigan Pizza! Top 160+ Artisan Pizzerias: Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Charlevoix, Traverse City, Royal Oak, Upper Peninsula and Restaurants Across the State!

Best Michigan Pizza! Top 160 Artisan Pizzerias: Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Charlevoix, Traverse City, Royal Oak, Upper Peninsula and Restaurants Across the State! |  By: Sherry Trautman | | Last updated: June 18, 2023

Chris and I polled hungry Michiganders with the question, "What's your favorite pizza places in Michigan?"

...and the response was INCREDIBLE! You take your pizza seriously!

Of the over 2,718 pizza restaurants in Michigan, we narrowed it down to the best 160ish! 

But here is the serious question...What's best? Thin crust, Detroit Style, Chicago Style, wood fired, deep dish? 

Things could get ugly asking that question...

Below is a HUGE LIST of unique and hand crafted pies tossed daily in Michigan pizza restaurants across the state, all picked by Michiganders! Yummy!

Map of the Best Michigan Pizza Restaurants

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As an aspiring epicurean, if you find yourself asking, "Where can I find the best Michigan pizza?" Well, you're in the right place! Your're about to embark on a culinary journey, featuring the top-notch pizzerias, exploring unique regional pizza styles, and highlighting the delectable flavors that truly define the best pizza in Michigan.

From deep dish to hand tossed to wood fired, we have it all!  And for the cheese lovers, we've got you!

Fun Michigan Pizza Video! Sherry Digs In! ;)

Fun Facts: 5 Mega Pizza Franchises That Began In Michigan

I was shocked to learn that Michigan is so famous! Our state can definitely hold its own when it comes to pizzas.  These 5 pizza franchises got their start right here in the Mitten State!

  • Domino’s got its start in Ypsilanti in 1960
  • The first Little Caesars restaurant opened in Garden City over 50 years ago!
  • Cottage Inn Pizza opened their first location in 1948!
  • Jet’s Pizza opened their doors for the first time in Sterling Heights in 1978.
  • Hungry Howie’s - The first Hungry Howie’s restaurant opened in Taylor in 1973!

How many pizza companies are from Michigan? Check out 5 large pizza franchises that started in Michigan below.

What state has the most pizza restaurants?  Per Statista, Connecticut is the state with the most pizza restaurants per capita 

Who sells the most pizza in Michigan? Of the chain pizza restaurants, Little Caesars sells the most pies in Michigan. 

So without further adiou, grab your forks, bibs and napkins, lets go!

Northern Michigan: Best Pizza From Traverse City to Charlevoix to Mackinac City! 

Next time you are crazing pizza on your northern Michigan road trip, check out these Michigan pizza joints for lunch or dinner!

Mama Mia's Pizza - 231 E Central Ave, Mackinaw City, MI 49701. Mama Mia's Pizza is our #1 pick for the Best Michigan Pizza. Chris seriously craves this pizza and we have it as often as possible.

Why? Well, we eat here several times a year on our way to Mackinac Island or Michigan's Upper Peninsula to see the waterfalls.  Their crust is light and airy and the sauce is very fresh, slightly sweet and handmade.  We always order our pizza with fresh tomatoes, Italian sausage (they have freakin' amazing sausage) and onions.  Just get it. 

Fresh Palate - 109 N 2nd Ave # 200, Alpena, MI 49707. Chris and I spent a few days exploring Alpena and were thrilled to discover Fresh Palate! 

Freier's Pizzeria & Italian Bistro, LLC - 424 W Chisholm St, Alpena, MI 49707. Crispy crust and delicious sauce!  Try the panini sandwiches too!

Bear's Den Pizzeria - 243 E Michigan Ave, Grayling, MI 49738. Known for their fresh handmade dough!

Mio Pizza Shop - 421 S Morenci Ave, Mio, MI 48647. So guys, their fresh made hand-spun pizzas, bread sticks, salads are great!  Pepperoni, ham, sausage, bacon and onion pizza is awesome! Meat lovers for sure!

G's Pizzeria - 115 E Bay St, East Tawas, MI 48730. They are located right near east Tawas city park and Lake Huron! Make a day trip to Tawas!

Tawas Bay Pizza Company - 115 E Lake St, Tawas City, MI 48763. Brick oven, fast fired pizza! Outside seating too!

Buccilli's Pizza - 2949 W Houghton Lake Dr, Houghton Lake, MI 48629. Deep dish pizzas. Clare • Farwell • Houghton Lake • West Branch

Big Al'S Pizza - 221 E Parkdale Ave, Manistee, MI 49660.  If you are hungry, stop by Big Al's Pizza to grab a delicious slice of hand-tossed or Chicago Style deep dish.

Best Pizza Charlevoix - Petoskey Region

Bridge Street Tap Room - 202 Bridge St, Charlevoix, MI 49720. The Bridge Street Tap Room is known for their Michigan Craft Beer. The Tap Room is located in downtown Charlevoix, overlooking scenic Round Lake. We love their outside elevated patio seating. About their pizzas, it's a build your own wood fired style with two choices of sauces: garlic herb oil or marinara. Yum!

Corktown Pizza - 1965 Waabizhish Drive (Marten) B, Petoskey, MI 49770. Awarding Winning Detroit Style Pizza.

Best Pizza in Traverse City and Suttons Bay!

9 Bean Rows - 9000 E Duck Lake Rd, Suttons Bay, MI 49682. Chris and I enjoy their wood fired pies made with their artisan house-made crust, farm-grown veggies and yummy local toppings. They make delicious tomato sauces too.

Pangea's Pizza - 135 E Front St, Traverse City, MI 49684. If you want a delicious stone-fired pizza and salad, this is the place! Pangea's has been creating incredible artisan stone fired pizzas since 2006 in Traverse City! Plus you need to check out their rooftop deck & bar.

BC Pizza of Traverse City - 3186 LaFranier Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686. There's a lot of them out there but it's a Michigan favorite!

The Filling Station Microbrewery - 642 Railroad Pl, Traverse City, MI 49686. We fully enjoyed our pizza! My parents and I like to eat outside at The Filling Station in the summers. 

Best Upper Peninsula Pizzas

Pictured Rocks Pizza - 106 Birch St, Munising, MI 49862. Chris and I love this place! They have outside seating the lines can be LONG in the summer but oh so worth it! Check out Pictured Rocks while you are there!

Lake Superior Brewing Company - 14283 Lake Ave, Grand Marais, MI 49839. Classic handmade pizzas, salads, sandwiches and more!

Main Street Pizza - Marquette 714 N 3rd St, Marquette, MI 49855. Good quality cheese!

Congress Pizzas - 106 Main St, Ishpeming, MI 49849. They use a pizza brick oven so you pizzas come out super tasty!

Jim's Pizza Calumet - 117 6th St, Calumet Twp, MI 49913. My mother in law lives in this region and LOVES Jim's and also Calumet Pizza Works. She eats their pizza a couple times a month and loves the Jim’s Special which is cheese, Italian sausage, pepperoni, black olives, green peppers, onions and mushroom.  Well, she gets it without the mushrooms as she says, "fungus, yuck!!" lol. 

Calumet Pizza Works - 318 5th St, Calumet, MI 49913. My mother in law's favorite, and she's a local!

Best Pizzas in Mid Michigan: Newaygo, Mt. Pleasant, Midland, Saginaw, Muskegon, Ludington Regions

Remember, what makes a pizza place truly great can be subjective and vary from person to person. It's always a good idea to explore, try new spots, and decide for yourself.

Happy pizza hunting!

Big E's Sports Grill - 810 Cinema Dr, Midland, MI 48642. Big E's is a summertime favorite of ours. We get the pizza and sit outside under the big umbrellas. You can catch a movie afterwards in the nearby theater. See things to do in Midland!

Pizza Baker, LLC - 240 E Main St B, Midland, MI 48640. Another year- round favorite of ours.  Pizza Baker is a family business in downtown Midland Michigan that hires special needs people.  Their thin crust garlic pizza is killer good, we've had it at least 15 times! Order an extra sauce too.  This place definitely in the running for Michigan's best pizza!

Gratzi Midland - 120 E Main St, Midland, MI 48640. Chris likes the pizza at Gratzi Midland. And the best thing? You can sit outside on their high deck that overlooks the Tridge and Chippewa River. 

MI Table - 213 Center Ave, Bay City, MI 48708. Again, we can vouch for good pizzas here!  A wood fired oven delight!

Eudici's Pizza Midland318 S Saginaw Rd, Midland, MI 48640. 

Eudici's Pizza - 184 Church St, Freeland, MI 48623. Chris loves Eudici's and said this pizza joint HAD to join the list!  He likes pepperoni, sausage, onion pizzas. 

Cliff's Bar - 108 W Main St, Sterling, MI 48659

Water Tower Sports Pub - 7245 Lakeshore Rd, Lexington, MI 48450. Their pizzas a fantastic! I love their crispy edges, so good! They work hard to provide the best fresh local ingredients for their food.

Fergie's Pizza, LLC - 402 S Main St, Standish, MI 48658. They make traditional pizzas with options like the Dulux or Vegetarian. 

Hitching Post Inn - 79 N Main St, Elkton, MI 48731. They offer everything from personal pizzas to extra large pizzas and calzones. Lots of toppings like tomatoes, banana peppers, pineapple, mushrooms and jalapenos! 

Linwood Hotel - 115 W Center St, Linwood, MI 48634 Definitely a hot spot for pizza!

Milano's Pizza - 3085 Bay Rd Suite 14, Saginaw, MI 48603

Da Vinci's Restaurant - 524 N Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734. They have fun pizza options like BBQ Chicken, Rustic Chicken, Italiano and Seafood Alfredo. While you are there: Guide to Frankenmuth!

Cardinal Country Pizza - 8220 Ellis Rd #9402, Millington, MI 48746. They pride themselves on their exceptional quality of cheese for their pizzas. 

Millington Pizza & More - 8511 State Rd, Millington, MI 48746

D's Pizzeria & Eatery - 130 W Belle Ave, St Charles, MI 48655. The Italian Cheese bread is wonderful!

Mr M's Pizza & Lounge - 139 W Cedar Ave, Gladwin, MI 48624

Swiss Inn - 105 Park Ave, Lake, MI 48632. If you love great hole in the wall restaurants, this is it! 

Buccilli's Pizza - 203 E Main St, Farwell, MI 48622. They offer thick crust pizzas with lots of melty cheese and tons of toppings! 

Buccilli's Pizza of Clare - 1541 N McEwan St, Clare, MI 48617

Pere Market & Antiques - 8990 E Saginaw Rd, Clare, MI 48617. They have killer homemade pizzas and grinders. If you love cheese, check out Pere Market and Antiques! Get some shopping in too!

Pizza in Paris - 21970 Northland Dr, Paris, MI 49338. They have pizza by the slice...and they are huge! Breadsticks, pizzas, salads and desserts!

Murphy's Pizza & Subs - 98 Northern Ave, Barryton, MI 49305

Vin Trofeo's Pizzeria & Pub - 120 S University Ave, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858. They have yummy traditional pizzas and then some crazy ones like Pickle Pizza and Honey and Pepperoni pizzas! I want to try those!

The Cabin - 930 W Broomfield St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858. Try their thick crust pizzas and delicious salads!

Mountain Town Station Restaurant & Brew Pub - 506 W Broadway St, Mt Pleasant, MI 48858. Chris and I stop at Mountain Town Station when in Mt. Pleasant for kayaking or exploring.  My cousin and stop there for lunch too and sit outside on their deck.  It's right near the walking trails in Mt. Pleasant

Francesco's Bistro - 1875 W Monroe Rd, St. Louis, MI 48880. Francesco's Bistro is known for their lovely gourmet pizzas and also build your own!

Main Street Pizza - 117 E Main St, Carson City, MI 48811. Stop in for an authentic pizza shop experience.

Hit the Road Joe - 7291 Elm Ave, Newaygo, MI 49337. On Saturdays, they make handmade pizzas on their outdoor wood fired oven.

Chuck Wagon Pizza - 971 N Lakeshore Dr, Ludington, MI 49431. Try their "GIVE ME THE MEATS MAN!" pizza with pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, fresh ground beef and bacon!

Topshelf Pizza & Pub - 2155 E Apple Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442. Hand-tossed pizza from scratch.

Mr. Scrib's Pizza - 565 E Laketon Ave, Muskegon, MI 49442. Mr. Scribs Pizza has been baking up pizza pies for over 45 years!

Best Bay City Pizza

B&C Pizza East Side - 476 N Tuscola Rd, Bay City, MI 48708

B&C Pizza West Side - 608 State St, Bay City, MI 48706. If you like thick, cheesy pizzas with lots of toppings, this Michigan pizza joint is for you!

Brooklyn Boyz Pizza - 507 E Midland St, Bay City, MI 48706. Chris loves Brooklyn Boyz Pizza, he's eaten there several times and can vouch their pizza is good! They pride themselves in making authentic New York-style pizza and Italian pasta for hungry dines in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Plus, their décor is cool with photos covering the walls. 

G's Pizzeria - 1005 Saginaw St, Bay City, MI 48708. Let me tell you, when I was working in downtown Bay City, it was G's Pizzeria or die.  My co-workers were obsessed and vote G's Pizzeria as the best Michigan pizza!  I love their breadsticks too!

Grampa Tony's - 1108 Columbus Ave, Bay City, MI 48708. Order their napoli-style pizza, available thick or thin. They have gluten free crusts available too. 

Gulino's Pizza & Sons - 1406 N Henry St, Bay City, MI 48706. Wood fired pizzeria. We love that they use fresh ingredients and menu items made from scratch. 

Vinny's Pizzeria - 168 Uptown Dr, Bay City, MI 48708.  SO. You gotta their their Margarita pizza or their roasted vegetable pizza. Yummy. Any of their pizzas can be made on their vegan, gluten free cauliflower crust. Want to try something new? Try their Pepperoni & Hot Honey pizza: Mozzarella, dry-cured pepperoni, red sauce, fresh basil and drizzled with Mike’s Hot Honey!

If you love pizza, I bet you love burgers, too!  I mean, who doesn't?!

Check out our HUGE list of the Best Burgers in Michigan across the state...All VOTED by Michiganders!

Top Artisanal Pizzerias in Southeast Michigan: Best Detroit Pizza (Motor City), Best Royal Oak Pizza + Ann Arbor and Flint 

Here's the best Detroit style pizza places throughout Metro Detroit!  Also, check out these great pizza joints in Ann Arbor, Royal Oak and Lansing Pizzas.

Best Detroit Pizza Region+ Bloomfield Hills, Canton, Clarkston, Troy

You can get some of the best Michigan pizza in the Detroit region!

Sick Pizza Company - 33 N Washington St, Oxford, MI 48371. They are known for their Margarita and Chicken Alfredo pizzas!

Guido's Premium Pizza Oxford -  1396 S Lapeer Rd, Oxford, MI 48371. Opened in April 1993, Guido's Premium Pizza in Oxford is known as "The Savory Sauce Boss" and they have been voted Oxford's "Best of the Best" pizza 13 years! In 2015, Guido's was honored to receive awards for "Oxford's Best Pizza" and "Best Customer Service". So come try a slice!

313 Pizza Bar - 37 E Flint St, Lake Orion, MI 48362. Detroit Style Pizza

Crispelli's Bakery & Pizzeria - Clarkston - 6756 Dixie Hwy, City of the Village of Clarkston, MI. Affordable gourmet! Shrimp and Chorizo, Wild Mushroom, Prosciutto, Mediterranean and more!

Alibi of Troy - 6700 Rochester Rd, Troy, MI 48085. Several house pizzas and specialties to choose!

PizzaPapalis & Rio Wraps of Bloomfield - 4036 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Crispelli's Bakery & Pizzeria - West Bloomfield - 6690 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322. My friends Mitch and Marcy rave about their thin crust Margarita pizza. So check this place out for the best Michigan pizza!

Tomatoes APizza (14 Mile Rd) - 29275 W 14 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334. Coal fired brick ovens makes the best Michigan Pizza!

Market North End - 474 N Old Woodward Ave, Birmingham, MI 48009. Boasts modern pizzas & elevated Italian/American mains!

Detroit Style Pizza Co. Pizzeria - 28630 Harper Ave, St Clair Shores, MI 48081. Detroit Style Pizza Co. was founded in 2012 by World Champion Pizza Maker Shawn Randazzo, who made it his life's mission to make sure the entire nation knows about Detroit Style Pizza. NAMED "WORLD'S BEST PIZZA" AT THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL PIZZA EXPO!

Cloverleaf Bar & Restaurant - 24443 Gratiot Ave, Eastpointe, MI 48021. Home of the Detroit square pizzas! 

Mama Rosa's Pizzeria - 15134 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230. Pasta dinners, salads, pizzas and more!

Supino Pizzeria - 2457 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207. Red pizzas, white pizzas and pizzas by the slice! 

Michigan & Trumbull - 1441 W Elizabeth St, Detroit, MI 48216. Detroit red pizzas and Detroit white pizzas! Salads and sides. One of the best in Motor City!

Alanos Pizza and Subs - 14212 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126. Try the Chicken Fajhita or Meat Lovers pizzas!

Buddy's Pizza - 22148 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48124. Per Buddy's Pizza history: "The Detroit-Style Pizza legacy began at Buddy’s Rendezvous Pizzeria on Six Mile and Conant street on Detroit’s eastside when in 1946 Gus Guerra and team made their first square-shaped pizza. This was the first known square pizza in the U.S. and now, more than 75 years later, the pizza style has become a national favorite."

DeLuca's Restaurant - 27424 Warren Rd, Westland, MI 48185. Delicious hand tossed round pizzas. Can also order ribs, broasted chicken, seafood and more!

Saroki's Crispy Chicken & Pizza - 41350 Ford Rd, Canton, MI 48187. Tons of different types of pizzas, from Big Cheese to Big Supreme!

Best Royal Oak Pizza

Tania's Pizza - 3204 Crooks Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48073. House of the stuffed pizza! You can also order subs, salads, pasta, and more.

Green Lantern Pizza - 4033 Twelve Mile Rd, Berkley, MI 48072. My cousin rates Green Lantern Pizza as the best Michigan pizza restaurant!

Green Lantern Pizza - 28960 John R Rd, Madison Heights, MI 48071

Palazzo Di Pizza - 1222 E Eleven Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067. Check out their Sweet and Spicy BBQ Chicken pizza or their Maui Pizza topped with Palazzo Cheese Blend, Brown Sugar Ham, Applewood Bacon, Pineapple, Red Sauce & Parmigiana Reggiano.  YUMMY!

Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina - 711 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067. Red pizzas, white pizzas and lots of other entree choices.

Como's Restaurant -22812 Woodward Ave #100, Ferndale, MI 48220. Our friends Mitch and Marcy swear by Como's BBQ chicken pizza! It's their pick for the Best Michigan Pizza.

Loui's Pizza - 23141 Dequindre Rd, Hazel Park, MI 48030. Excellent pizza, sandwiches and Italian cuisine in the Detroit Metro area!

Best Pizza in Flint Region

Arthur's Pizzeria - 9496 Genesee St, New Lothrop, MI 48460. They've created Specialty pizzas, Stromboli and breadsticks for over 38 years!

Gina's Pizza - 766 Chamberlain St, Flushing, MI 48433. Garlic bread, appetizers, pizzas and more!

Roma Pizzeria & Restaurant - 5227 Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48505

Luigi's Restaurant - 2132 Davison Rd, Flint, MI 48506. Home of the Best Thin Crust Pizza Since 1955.  Their pizza is baked in brick ovens for their famous Luigi's Restaurant flavor. 

Rocky's Pizza - 6012 Linden Rd #3, Swartz Creek, MI 48473. Traditional, Authentic Italian. Menu cooked on stone!

Md's Sports Tavern & Grill - 3040 N State Rd, Davison, MI 48423. Their Margarita Pizza, BBQ Chicken or Philly with smoked brisket, green peppers, onions, mozzarella, and smoked provolone cheese.  Great meats like brisket, chicken, and ribs come out of their smoker!

John's Pizzeria - 9010 Davison Rd, Davison, MI 48423. Try their  signature brick oven pizza.

Guido's Premium Pizza Davison - 1049 Irish Rd, Davison, MI 48423. Making awesome pizzas for over 30 years!  Try their hand tossed, deep dish, Detroit Style, Chicago Style, Da Boss, Hawaiian Pizza, BBQ Chicken Pizza, Guido Supreme, Thin Crust and Gluten Free Crust.

Guido's Premium Pizza Grand Blanc - 545 E. Grand Blanc Rd. Suite 7, Grand Blanc, MI

Captain's Quarters Lounge - 6011 E Atherton Rd, Burton, MI 48519. Come out for Happy Hour and order pizzas and stromboli!

Kickers Sports Bar & Grill - 5577 S Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48507. Signature pizzas, or create your own.

Pizza Mia - 5414 Perry Rd, Grand Blanc, MI 48439. Founded in 2007 by Grand Blanc locals, Jerry and Selina Simoni, Pizza Mia has become the town's most popular family-owned and operated Italian restaurant. Try Italian favorites such as pastas, pizzas, and calzones.

The Parlour - 3527 Hadley Rd, Hadley, MI 48440. The Parlour is a music themed pizzeria and ice cream shop located in historic downtown Hadley, Michigan

The Fenton House Restaurant - 413 S Leroy St, Fenton, MI 48430. Try their cheese or specialty pizzas with breadsticks!

Best Pizza Ann Arbor Region

Anthony's Gourmet Pizza - 1508 N Maple Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Ann Arbor Michigan's Anthony's Gourmet Pizza has specialized in Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza since 1988! Anthony's bake their delicous pizzas in stone hearth ovens. Gluten-free pizza is an option too. Anthony's also offers, calzones, subs, salads and burgers.

Mani Osteria and Bar - 341 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Mani Osteria & Bar, is a locally owned family-friendly Italian restaurant. They have been serving wood-fired pizzas, handmade pastas, and signature antipasti since 2011.

The Original Cottage Inn Pizza - 512 E William St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. The Original Cottage Inn pizza is my friend Ray's favorite Michigan pizza joint!

Pizza House - 618 Church St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Come into The Pizza House of Ann Arbor for premier Chicago-style pizza!

Bigalora Wood Fired Cucina -  3050 Washtenaw Ave #112, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Handcrafted wood fired pizzas, small plates, fresh pastas, entrees, salads and desserts.

Aubree's Pizzeria & Grill - 39 E Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198. Build your own pizza or choose one of their tasty and innovative signature pizzas.

Coratti's Pizzeria Bar and Bocce - 316 E Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843. Family-owned Napoletana-style pizza joint that's serious about their pizza!

Towne Square Pizza Pinckney - 135 E Main St, Pinckney, MI 48169. Lots of signature pizza choices!

Thompson's Pizza - 20700 W Old US Hwy 12, Chelsea, MI 48118. This Michigan pizza joint has stuffed crust pizzas and some super fun Specialty pizzas such as J's Pickle Pizza, Blond, Chicken Pesto and Spinach-Artichoke! 

Brownie's House of Pizza - 1002 W Chicago Blvd, Tecumseh, MI 49286

Aubree's Pizzeria & Grill - 21775 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon, MI 48178. Build your own pizza or choose one of their tasty and innovative signature pizzas.

Best Pizza Lansing

Brent's Pizza of Perry - 123 N Main St, Perry, MI 48872. Try their fun pizzas such as Taco Pizzas, The Works Pizza, BLT Pizza and so many more!

DeLuca's Restaurant and Pizzeria - Located in Lansing, DeLuca's is a family-owned business serving top-rated pizzas since 1960. The menu features a wide range of options, but the deep dish pizzas here are a fan-favorite.

Cugino's Italian Restaurant - Nestled in Grand Ledge, Cugino's is another local favorite, particularly celebrated for its gourmet pizzas and warm, friendly atmosphere.

Sir Pizza - Old Town - 201 E César E. Chávez Ave, Lansing, MI 48906. Check out their Royal Feast Pizza, All Meat or Bacon Cheeseburger Pizzas!

Bell's Greek Pizza - 1135 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823. Thick crust, specialty pizzas and so many other options!

Sleepwalker Spirts And Ale - 1101 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910.  This place is cool!  They are a microbrewery pizzeria serving craft beer brewed in small batches with right here in Michigan. Other house fermented products include craft seltzer, wine, and hard cider. Enjoy specialty pizzas, breadsticks, housemade dip, salad, cake or cookies.

Slice by Saddleback - South Lansing - 3135 S Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48910. Fun pizza options like their Date Night Pizza, Chicken and Waffle or Ricotta Roni! All Pizzas come on their house-made dough or gluten free cauliflower crusts.

Klavon's Pizzeria & Pub - 318 W Kipp Rd, Mason, MI 48854. Signature stuffed pizzas, calzones, burgers and more!

Best Pizza in Jackson Michigan Region

Hotel Tavern - 119 W Main St, Springport, MI 49284, Try their Mexican, The Hotel, Veggie or Pickle Pizzas!

Cascarelli's of Albion - 116 S Superior St, Albion, MI 49224. Known for their Mediterranean or Meat Pizzas!

Cascarelli's Pizza - 103 E Main St, Homer, MI 49245. 

Big Chuck's Pizza Plus - 9004 Plum Orchard Rd, Munith, MI 49259. Big Chuck's is a family run business with delicious pizzas, salads and sides.

Andy's Pizza and Coney Island - 1208 W Ganson St, Jackson, MI 49202. 

Laughlin’s Slice of Spice - 7851 Spring Arbor Rd, Spring Arbor, MI 49283. Wood fired brick oven pizzas served hot and fresh!

The Beach Bar - 3505 Ocean Beach Rd, Clarklake, MI 49234. One-of-a-kind menu with fresh, made to order pizzas. 

Best Southwest-West Michigan Pizza (Grand Haven, Saugatuck, Holland, Wayland)

Fricano's Pizza Tavern - 1400 Fulton St, Grand Haven, MI 49417. Awesome authentic traditional Italian pizza.

Skiles Tavern Inc - 154 E 8th St, Holland, MI 49423. I hear their thin crust pizza is great!

Joezano's Pizza - 3606 Lincoln Rd, Hamilton, MI 49419. Stuffed and party sized pizzas, specialty pizzas, build your own and more!

The Mitten Brewing Company - 329 Water St, Saugatuck, MI 49453. Pesto Chicken, Field of Dreams and Da Meat Hook are off the chain good!

Michigan Farmhouse Pizza - 109 N Main St, Clarksville, MI 48815. Delicious build your own pizzas!

Papa Mineo's Pizza - 165 W Superior St, Wayland, MI 49348. So many specialty pizzas to choose!

Yankee Bill's is the go to spot for house smoked meats, hand tossed Woodfired pizza, Michigan craft brews on tap.  The interior is super cool. The owner is a wood worker and he made the tables and benches out of raw slabs of wood with the bark still on. 

Salvinos - 1290 M-89, Plainwell, MI 49080. Grilled flatbread pizzas or build your own. Lots of other tasty menu items too!

Steve's Pizza - 447 Bedford Rd N, Battle Creek, MI 49037. Grab their deluxe pizza!

Silver Beach Pizza - 410 Vine St, St Joseph, MI 49085. Of course, being a St. Joseph girl, I LOVE Silver Beach Pizza.  You can eat inside or outside and then walk to Silver Beach.  More things to do in St. Joseph. Voted the best pizza in southwest Michigan!

Tosi's Restaurant - 4337 Ridge Rd, Stevensville, MI 49127. My aunt Kim LOVES Tosi's and I went to school with the chef there. Try their Chef's Classic Sicilian pizzas. Fresh daily made dough, topped with their house-made specialty sauce, and imported cheeses. Baked in our Italian wood-burning brick oven. 

Capozio's - 13982 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert, MI 49115. So, my brother vouches for Capoios as the best Michigan pizza! When we lived in St. Joseph he and and his friends would drive to Capozios to dine on the best thick crust pizza around. He says, and I quote, "I haven't found a better pizza yet!" 

Best Pizza in Kalamazoo, Portage, Vicksburg

Pizza Perfect - 5118 D Ave W, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Benny DiCarta's - 232 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.  They have awesome thin crust pizzas. My Kalamazoo friend Dom loves this place!

Bimbo's Pizza - 338 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Martini's Kzoo - 832 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008. I can vouch for their pizza, I went there a couple times while at Western Michigan University!

Godfather's Pizza - 3815 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Texas Corners Brewing Company - 6970 Texas Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49009. So guys, you gotta check out Texas Corners Brewing Company. They are family owned, super friendly and their food is great! The restaurant was previously a church!  My cousins and I love to eat here!

Franco's Italian Pizzeria (Sub Station) - 8016 S Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002

Latitude 42° Brewing Company Portage - 7842 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002. Our family loves getting pizza at Latitude 42!  I mean from this close up, you can see why! Can you smell it?

Erbelli's Gourmet Pizzeria, Italian Bistro & PUB! - 8342 Portage Rd, Portage, MI 49002

Jaspare's Pizza & Italian Food - 111 S Main St, Vicksburg, MI 49097

Best Pizza Grand Rapids Region

Licari's Sicilian Pizza Kitchen-No.1 - 2869 Knapp St NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. Chris and I stopped here for lunch with his cousin and we all loved our pizza. So much so, I almost forgot to snap a pic! They have a great outdoor seating area. 

The Mitten Brewing Company - 527 Leonard St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. Try their specialty pizzas such as Hog Heaven and Field of Dreams!

Salvatore's Italian Restaurant & Pizza - 654 Stocking Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. Fantastic family run business!

Martha's Pizza - 208 Union Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Delicious pizza baked in a stone hearth oven! Sounds magical to me!

Andrea's Pizza - Grand Rapids - 2014 Boston St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. For over 50 years Andrea's Pizza has creating yummy pizzas so they know a thing or two!

Lia's Pizza - 4405 Eastern Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548. Lia's Pizza is a family owned casual Italian restaurant baking up pizza pies, baked subs and pastas.  Homemade sausage, dough, sauce and fresh cut vegetables.

Johnny's Pizza King - 6629 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49548. Lots of specialty pizzas!

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