It comes as no surprise that the great Alamo City has exceptional cuisine, but it might surprise some that in the taco capital of the US, you will also find some fantastic pizza. Ample opportunity, robust diversity, and bright talent all come together in the heart of Texas to give us pies from Detroit, New York, Italy, and every good slice in between. This guide will steer you to all the best places to enjoy this universally joyous food in our favorite South Texas city.
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Sapores is the neighborhood spot for a New York slice and then some. It’s the perfect place to grab a slice for lunch or come with your family on Friday night. Their low-key environment will put you at ease, and the pizza will make you feel like a kid again. Build your own just the way you like it or go for the Caterina – creamy ricotta, smoked salami, and fresh basil make for a simple and satisfying combination. The Salvatore is a great option if Italian sausage is your thing, and the calzone and sausage rolls are also worth a try on the rare day you might want to branch out from pizza.
$ Pizza, Italian
6422 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78249
9. Cosa Nostra
Cosa Nostra offers consistently great pizza that is both familiar and innovative. It’s the kind of place where you can smell the fresh basil steaming on the piping-hot pizza just before it hits your table. Cosa Nostra also happens to be the best place to bring your pizza-loving vegan friends as they have plenty of options to accommodate them. The margarita pizza is phenomenal, as is the spinach and ricotta pie. If you’re feeling untraditional, try the steak or chicken pesto pizza, but certainly don’t be afraid to branch out here, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.
Cosa Nostra Pizzeria
16607 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, TX 78248
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8. Capo’s Pizza
Capo’s is a stalwart classic New York-style pizza joint with some additional options hailing from upstate New York. Their traditional New York-style pizza will satisfy any Big Apple cravings you have and give you every reason to come back and try the rest of the menu. The Corleone is a must-try: thinly sliced Italian sausage, tomatoes, garlic, and, of course, mozzarella, all served on traditional housemade NY-style crust that’s cooked to perfection. It’s a flavor explosion in all the right ways. Capo’s sub sandwiches are also a great option, and they serve pizza by the slice during lunch hours. With five locations around the city, there is sure to be one close by to enjoy some of the best pizza in San Antonio.
Capos Pizzeria – Broadway
$$ Pizza, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches
8522 Broadway #105, San Antonio, TX 78217
Capo’s Pizzeria – Blanco
$$ Pizza, Chicken Wings, Sandwiches
16350 Blanco Rd #103, San Antonio, TX 78232
7. Via 313
If crunchy, pan-fried edges and fluffy, bready pizza is your thing, Via 313 is bound to be your new go-to. Via’s Detriot-style pizzas have great flavor and well-balanced topping combinations. Ask for your pizza well done – the extra time in the oven in that greasy steel pan makes for the ultimate crispy-crunchy crust magic. The Cadillac (ask for extra balsamic glaze) is a favorite, as is the Ambassador Bridge. Via 313 uses a signature two-day fermentation dough and cooks their crusts before they’re sauced, allowing for the best texture to form in the crust without getting soggy. If you’re looking for a more stout pizza that eats like a full meal, Via is the best place in San Antonio.
Via 313 Pizza
8435 Wurzbach Rd Suite 213, San Antonio, TX 78229
6. Stella Public House
Stella is a restaurant bar in Southtown famous for its “farm to pizza” concept that’s centered around locally-sourced ingredients and building a close relationship with nearby growers, ranchers, and purveyors. Their Texas-sourced pizza is wood-fired in an Italian Modena oven using oak and pecan wood. Everything on the menu is stellar, but if you don’t know where to start, the Bee Sting or Pig in a Bush are very solid options. Stella’s Southern Hospitality pizza is the perfect slice of Texas with its daring combination of pulled pork and brisket bedded on barbecue sauce and drizzled with a sticky sweet mango sauce. Stella’s menu also showcases seasonal creative appetizers, house-made cheeses, and fresh salads.
Stella Public House
$$ Pizza, American (New), Tapas/Small Plates
1414 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78210
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If you’re looking for slices that are a little unorthodox in the flavor department, Barbaro is for you. Barbaro’s pizzas shine with creativity and killer quality, making their pies unique, exciting, and so very good. You can, of course, customize your slice with all your favorite toppings, but you won’t regret giving their house pizzas a try. Their hashbrown pizza, complete with taleggio cheese, kale, and honey, is perfection for a lazy Saturday lunch. Their roasted mushroom pizza is creamy, savory, and satisfying as is their carbonara pizza. Sure they’re not conventional, but that’s what makes them a place to get some of the best pizza in San Antonio.
$$ Pizza, Cocktail Bars
2720 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212
4. Sofia’s Pizzeria
One of the best pizza spots for your NYC cravings is Sofia’s. This pizzeria could be on Mulberry Street in Soho and fit right in with their thin, chewy, fold-and-go, cheesy slices of pizza heaven. The perfectly toasted cheese paired with that crispy pepperoni is the epitome of pizza deliciousness. Sofia’s will immediately replace your go-to chain for pizza night, and you will never look back. On your way out, have them fill a fresh cannoli for the drive home.
$$$ Pizza, Salad, Chicken Wings
903 E Bitters Rd Ste 301, San Antonio, TX 78216
3. Il Forno
Il Forno is a top-notch wood-fired Neapolitan pizza restaurant in Southtown delivering some of the best pizza in San Antonio. The care Il Forno gives each simple ingredient creates a pizza that makes you feel like food should always be this good. Every pizza here is a pizza worth your time, but the Intero and Verdura are favorites. The fresh, creamy cheeses combined with the acidic tomato and fragrant onions are dreamy, and the crumbled Italian sausage adds the perfect richness to compliment the acidity. Il Forno has a great weekday lunch special, and, even though pizza is the name of the game here, their pesto potatoes with goat cheese are definitely worth a try.
$$ Pizza, Italian
122 Nogalitos St, San Antonio, TX 78204
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Dough Pizzeria is a San Antonio staple and landmark for Neapolitan-style pizza. The crust has outstanding flavor and texture and the toppings are fresh, well-balanced, and complement each other beautifully. The menu at Dough changes with the seasons, but their crust, sausage, mozzarella, and sauces are all house-made and always set the perfect tone for whatever combinations they are offering. Dough is a member of the Association of Neapolitan Pizzaioli, or VPN (the Italian governing body that teaches the art of Neapolitan pizza making and certifies adherence to authentic procedures), so you know they’re doing things right and you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. Side note: get the truffle burrata, it’s hands down one of the very best things to eat in the city.
Dough Pizzeria Napoletana -Castle Hills
$$ Pizza, Italian, Wine Bars
6989 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216, United States
Dough Pizzeria Napoletana – Convention Center -Hemisfair
$$ Pizza, Italian, Wine Bars
518 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
1. Braza Brava
When you drag your built-by-a-legend-oven all the way from Italy and combine that with care for craft and delicious ingredients, you get one of the best places for pizza in San Antonio. Braza Brava gives you a true taste of Neapolitan-style pizza right here in the heart of Texas. Every attention to detail is given to ensure the perfectly stretchy, fermented, thin dough and the simple tomato sauce honor the history and purity of this style of pizza. Doing things traditionally and doing them extremely well make pizza from Braza Brava the closest you’ll find to pizza in Italy and the best pizza in San Antonio.
Braza Brava Pizzeria Napoletana
$$ Pizza, Italian
7959 Broadway #300, San Antonio, TX 78209