Best Pizza in Orlando

It's all about thin-crust pies, no matter the topping
July 21, 2016
by Zagat Staff

Orlando's pizza pros toss, hearth-bake and slice, from traditional Neapolitan red-sauce pies to versions with wildly creative toppings. 

The Osprey Tavern
Brunch · Baldwin Park · $$$

At this lively Baldwin Park American by Jason and Sue Chin (Seito Sushi), the open kitchen turns out creative takes on the classics, including inventive pizzas, at a range of price points. A buzzing square bar at the center anchors the bright yet woodsy space, furnished with comfy banquettes.
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria
Italian · $$$
Food 4.3 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.0

The “aroma draws you right into” this “authentic” Epcot Italian that “pleases all ages” with “well-prepared” “food grandma would be proud of” , including “must-have” Neapolitan-style pizza featuring “incredible thin crusts” and “quality toppings” ; “courteous” staffers work the casual (sometimes “noisy” ) space, and if a few penny-pinchers find it “expensive” , most argue it offers some of the “best value for the money in Disney.”
Antica Pizzeria and Mozzarella Bar
Italian · $$

Hand-tossed pizzas baked in a wood-burning oven until the crust blisters make this humble, family-owned Altamonte Springs Italian a dining destination. Behind the fake-brick walls and other budget decor, there's a devoted kitchen that also turns out housemade pastas and regional specialties from The Boot.
Slate Restaurant
American · Dr. Phillips · $$$

Wood-fired fired meats and seafood are joined by pizzas, light bites and cocktails at this buzzy American by Atlanta-based Concentrics on Restaurant Row. The sizable space is accented with brick and slatted woods, and has a number of comfortable seating options, including open-air tables and counter seats facing the kitchen.
Italian · $$$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.4 · Service 4.3

The "meatballs deserve a standing ovation" rave fans of this "beautifully decorated" Italian that's heralded for its "hearty, rustic" "foodie cuisine" ; the "cool, hip atmosphere" makes it feel like a "real Manhattan-style joint" and approachable prices add to the reasons it's a "favorite.
Portobello Country Italian Trattoria
Italian · $$$
Food 4.3 · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.1

A “little more upscale” than its Downtown Disney brethren, this rustic-yet-modern Italian with a “lovely outside terrace” sends out “generous portions” of “solid” standards via “attentive” staffers; since you will “not pay outrageously” , it is a “nice option for families.”
Italian · Dr. Phillips · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.0

“Pasta like momma used to make” and a wide selection of pizzas can be found at this roomy Italian kitchen and bar, offering diners “a bit of Italy” in Dr. Phillips; the casual, red-accented space features contemporary decor, and outdoor seating is a bonus.