Notable Dishes

Philly's Best for Offbeat Pizza

With toppings that range from corned beef to ice cream to American cheese, these spots offer some of the craziest pizzas in the city.

  • Celebre's Pizzeria
    • Pizza
    • South Philadelphia
    Food
    25
    Decor
    15
    Service
    22
    Cost
    $19

    At this South Philly joint, you can get a pie called the “Pizzaz,” a sauceless pizza topped with American cheese, tomato slices and banana peppers.

  • Pizza Brain
    • Pizza
    • Fishtown
    Food
    25
    Decor
    24
    Service
    24
    Cost
    $16

    his Fishtown pizzeria is also America’s first pizza museum, and it has the goods to back it up: all sorts of rare and unusual pizza memorabilia, pies with crazy names like “Lucy Waggle” and “Wendy Wedgeworth” and a special called the “Frankford Taco,” which is a slice of pizza topped with - yep - pizza-flavored ice cream.

    • Pizza
    • Bella Vista
    Food
    24
    Decor
    16
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $25

    At this Bella Vista institution, the pizza is thick, square-shaped and served with the sauce on top of the cheese, making for an unusual - but tasty - pie.

  • Blackbird Pizzeria
    • Pizza
    • Society Hill
    Food
    24
    Decor
    15
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $15

    All of the pizzas at this Society Hill shop are 100 percent vegan, made with non-dairy Daiya cheese and topped with veggies like mushrooms, spinach, artichokes and seitan pepperoni.

  • Dock Street Brewing Co
    • Cedar Park
    Food
    23
    Decor
    17
    Service
    19
    Cost
    $25

    Gourmet toppings like fig jam, apple-smoked bacon, creme fraiche, prosciutto and creamy brie elevate Dock Street’s pizzas to a whole new level.

  • Birra
    • Italian
    • East Passyunk Crossing
    Food
    23
    Decor
    17
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $32

    The mac ’n’ cheese pizza - topped with elbow macaroni, bread crumbs and three kinds of cheese - is the star of the show at this South Philly spot, but there are other unusual pies worth noting, like the Cheeseburger, which comes topped with dry-aged beef, provolone, lettuce, cured tomato, pickles and sesame seeds.

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