The Best Pizza in Baltimore

The OpenTable Team

Baltimore’s nickname of Charm City comes from a combination of harbor-side views, friendly locals and fine food. Famous for seafood, Bay seasoning, and an increasingly diverse dining scene, Baltimore also has plenty of places to eat. But where can diners find the best pizza in Baltimore? Welcome to our Tastemakers list. We’ve done deep dish plus thin and crispy all across town to create this exclusive list of the best pizza places in Baltimore. Head to Little Italy for Neopolitan style, drive downtown for deep-dish delights or explore the suburbs to taste creative flatbreads. Whichever you choose, book a table tonight for the best pizza in Baltimore. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. From Hamden to Towson or Ellicott City, options for great pizza surround Charm City, and this list is foodie-approved by locals that know the score and where to get a slice of authentic deep dish or a crunchy, flaky, thin crust.

Restaurants:Hersh's, Cosima, Sammy's Trattoria
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Federal Hill, Hampden, Mt. Vernon

Hersh's

$$$$·Italian·
Federal Hill
857 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Outdoor Eating
Great food, made fresh is the concept behind the Hershkovitz siblings' authentic Italian restaurant, Hersh's. This small, intimate eatery plates up small portions designed for sharRead more
95% recommended
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Cosima

$$$$·Italian·
Hampden
1,530 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
For a pizza experience like no other, check out Cosima for a Sunday night meal. This authentic southern Italian ristorante only serves pizza on Sundays, but it's worth the wait. ThRead more
92% recommended
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Sammy's Trattoria

$$$$·Italian·
Mt. Vernon
1,448 reviews
  • Group Bookings
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
Hardwood, ochers and ambers, and two floors of windows create an inviting space for Sammy's Trattoria, nestled in the heart of Mt. Vernon. This upbeat and energetic area is just a Read more
84% recommended
Late Night Find in Baltimore / Maryland

Cafe Troia

$$$$·Italian·
Towson
864 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List
For more than two decades, Cafe Troia takes one of the top spots for Towson locals. The intimate dining experience is preserved in one of the three dining rooms, all decorated withRead more
100% recommended
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LIBERATORE’S Ristorante & Catering - Timonium

$$$$·Italian·
Timonium
1,011 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Group Bookings
Liberatore's, a family-owned and operated restaurant, takes an Old World menu and pairs it with modern, chic decor. Outdoor seating is plentiful and lets diners enjoy the weather dRead more
95% recommended
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Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar

$$$$·Contemporary Italian·
Downtown
1,072 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions
Located right in the heart of Charm City, Forno Restaurant & Wine Bar is in the center of everything. The Hippodrome Theater is just across the street — Baltimore's Broadway venueRead more
100% recommended
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GDL Italian by Giada

$$$$·Italian·
Federal Hill
354 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
Giada De Laurentiis brings her signature flavors to Baltimore in the Horseshoe Casino. It's right downtown, just a few blocks from Camden Stadium and there's plenty of parking for Read more
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La Tavola - Baltimore

$$$$·Italian·
Little Italy
1,933 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
Chef Carlo Vignotto serves up a variety of classic Italian dishes in the heart of Little Italy, a famous waterside district in downtown Baltimore. Surrounded by robust, authentic fRead more
100% recommended
Healthy in Baltimore / Maryland

Chiapparelli's - Baltimore

$$$$·Italian·
Inner Harbor
640 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Authentic
The worst-kept secret in Little Italy, Chiapparelli's is the place that locals take their out-of-town friends. White tablecloths and folded napkins add an upscale touch to an essenRead more
100% recommended
Group Bookings in Baltimore / Maryland

Tino's Italian Bistro

$$$$·Italian·
Columbia
983 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Group Bookings
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Columbia is home to boutique shopping, big, open green spaces and plenty of places to grab a bite, but Tino's Italian Bistro & Wine Bar is a top spot in the area. Homemade sauces aRead more
100% recommended
Italian in Baltimore Suburbs

George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar

$$$$·Italian·
Hanover
567 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Group Bookings
  • Fit for Foodies
The sight of planes flying overhead is a frequent one at George Martin's Vivo Italian Kitchen and Wine Bar. This family-friendly restaurant is close to BWI, making it a great spot Read more
94% recommended
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Birroteca - Bel Air

$$$$·Italian·
Bel Air
543 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Group Bookings
Mosaic tile floors and dark red beams create an elegant background for the authentic Italian menu at Birroteca. Pizza makes up a large chunk of the options, with both personal and Read more
94% recommended
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Verde

$$$$·Pizza Bar·
Canton
890 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Group Bookings
  • Casual
The secret to a perfect crust starts with the oven, and Verde's in Caton uses the traditional methods perfected more than 150 years ago in Italy. An 850-degree oven blisters the crRead more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Baltimore

Alexander's Tavern

$$$$·American·
Fells Point
275 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch
Fells Point is home to many eateries that don't fall into neat categories, and Alexander's Tavern is an established member of this unique company. While its brunch has earned accolRead more
90% recommended
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Noona's

$$$$·Italian·
Bolton Hill
44 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
Perfectly situated for University students and visitors alike, Noona’s offers arguably some of the best pizza in Baltimore. Described as New American Pizza, the crust is sourdoughRead more
97% recommended
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The Owl Bar

$$$$·American·
Mt. Vernon
318 reviews
  • Late-night Find
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
Mid-Town Belvedere is full of amazing places to eat and hang out, plus some cool historic sights. The Owl at the Belvedere Hotel manages to combine all these things. Established inRead more
83% recommended
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Bond Street Social

$$$$·Comfort Food·
Fells Point
928 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Waterfront
The waterside neighborhood of Fell’s Point is one of the oldest in Baltimore, and today is experiencing a revival as the hip place to be. Bond Street Social fits right in with its Read more
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Casa Mia's Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Parkton
222 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch
For over three decades Casa Mia’s has been White Marsh’s go-to place for subs, pasta and some of the best pizza in Baltimore and its suburbs. The extensive menu now runs from chickRead more
92% recommended
Lunch in Baltimore / Maryland

Basta Pasta - Timonium

$$$$·Italian·
Timonium
967 reviews
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
Basta Pasta offers an almost overwhelmingly extensive menu full of Italian favorites. The pizza menu blends local favorites like a seafood pie with more traditional toppings like pRead more
94% recommended
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