Pizza may be a favorite comfort food, but it’s also the perfect canvas for customization and creativity — and Memphis pizza joints are serving up some seriously good slices! Whether you’re looking for an authentic Margherita or something more exotic, these Bluff City restaurants are putting their own spin on the classics. Here are 13 delicious spots to add to your must-try list!

Aldo’s Pizza Pies

Downtown: 100 S Main Street Suite 101, Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 577-7743
Hours: Daily, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

Midtown: 752 Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 725-7437
Hours: Daily, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

A centerpiece of Downtown’s Main Street Mall and Cooper Young’s gateway, Aldo’s Pizza Pies delivers big pizzas with immense flavor. The two locations take their pies, patios, and Instagram seriously. Follow them for the “slice of the day” announcements, comical captions, and mouthwatering photos of their generous New York-style pizza creations.

Pizza with tomato sauce, cheese, and sausage.
Order a slice of the day or Aldo’s favorite, The Lombardi! Image: Aldo’s Pizza Pies

Broadway Pizza

Midtown: 2581 Broad Ave, Memphis, TN 38112 • (901) 454-7930
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight 

East Memphis: 629 S Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117 •  (901) 207-1546
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to midnight 

With over 30 types of pies to choose from, it’ll be hard to decide what to order at Broadway Pizza! They’ve got everything from classic cheese and pepperoni to shrimp, turkey, and even a taco or cheeseburger pizza. And if you have a sweet tooth, top off your meal with a slice of their homemade cake that’s made fresh daily  … or order a whole one. We won’t tell.

pizza with sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, and bell pepper.
The Broadway Special boasts sausage, beef, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, smoked sausage, mushrooms, black olives, bell pepper, and onion. Image: Broadway Pizza

Brooklyn Bridge Italian Restaurant

1779 Kirby Pkwy Ste 5, Memphis, TN 38138 • (901) 755-7413
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; closed Sunday

The Correale family has been whipping up Italian food since 1985, and they’re still going strong! Located in East Memphis off Kirby Parkway, Brooklyn Bridge has pasta and, of course, pizzas! From a simple and tasty Margherita to the zesty Spicy Italian, deciding what pie to eat won’t be easy. If you’re feeling crazy, add unique toppings like eggplant, portobello mushrooms, or shrimp. And be sure to take advantage of the Monday night pizza special, which offers $4 off a large pizza and $3 off a medium.

Tomato Balsamic pizza
Behold the Tomato Balsamic from Brooklyn Bridge! Image: Brooklyn Bridge Italian Restaurant

Ciao Bella

5101 Sanderlin Ave STE 100, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 205-2500
Hours: Sunday, Tuesday through Thursday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; closed Monday

This bustling East Memphis neighborhood landmark inspires diners with classic-meets-contemporary Italian and Greek cuisine. Ciao Bella’s handmade pizza selection — just one of many categories on the dinner menu — has flavorful options: a classic crust, calzone, or flatbread. You’ll be tempted to choose more than one pie to share family-style, but don’t underestimate the pleasure of pulling up a stool in the popular bar and lounge area with a glass of wine and enjoying a few slices in front of the big screens.

roasted garlic and sausage pizza
Ciao Bella’s roasted garlic and sausage pizza features Italian ground sausage, spinach, roasted red peppers, parmesan, mozzarella, and a drizzle of olive oil. Image: Kim Thomas, KP Fusion


Appling: 2850 Appling Rd, Memphis, TN 38133 • (901) 383-1122
Hours: Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.  

Parkway: 1063 S Pkwy E, Memphis, TN 38106 • (901) 948-7652
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Coletta’s is one of “Memphis’ Oldest Restaurants Since 1923” and is known for their famous BBQ pizza. Pair your pie with a side of meatballs or Italian spinach, or if you feel like loading up on the carbs, start with the toasted ravioli. If you’re not quite as hungry, order a mini BBQ pizza that’s sure to hit the spot. (PS, you can ship a pizza to a family member or friend!)

BBQ pizza
Coletta’s is known for their famous BBQ pizza! Image: Coletta’s

Elwood’s Shack

4523 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN 38122 • (901) 761-9898
Hours: Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Elwood’s expansive menu includes a hallmark, doughy pie that champions Memphis’ BBQ heritage. The smoked pulled pork, extra-melty mozzarella, and barbecue sauce combination is no-frills yet phenomenal. Give one of the seven Elwood pizzas a try on the patio next time you visit the small-but-mighty shack off Summer Avenue.

BBQ pizza woth smoked pulled pork
Elwood’s BBQ pizza’s thick, doughy foundation holds a generous layer of smoked pulled pork with mozzarella and barbecue sauce. Image: Valario Davis

Garibaldi’s Pizza

3530 Walker Ave, Memphis, TN 38111 • (901) 327-6111
Hours: Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

764 Mt Moriah Rd, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 763-4111
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

7521 Queens Ct, Germantown, TN 38138 • (901) 756-4444
Hours: Monday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Garibaldi’s Pizza was started near Walker Avenue by the University of Memphis in 1975 and has since expanded to Germantown at the Market Square Business Center and Mt. Moriah Road in east Memphis. They offer six specialty pizzas, three hand-tossed pizzas, and four types of Neapolitan, so your taste buds are in for a treat. I you want to mix it up and get a hot sub for lunch, we suggest starting with the delicious pizza bread. It’s the best of both worlds!

barbecue chicken pizza
Barbecue chicken pizza? Count us in! Image: Garibaldi’s Pizza

Hog and Hominy

707 W Brookhaven Circle, Memphis, TN 38117 • (901) 779-6096
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman’s brilliant Italian-Southern fusion concept is a must-visit for delectable Neapolitan pizzas. Hog and Hominy’s pies are small enough to indulge in alone. Alternatively, order a few to kick off a family-style meal of shared plates. Order the crab claws and save your butter for dipping pizza crusts! The creativity behind H&H’s pizza combinations might be uncharted territory, but they’re intended to take your dining experience to a new level. And, oh, they do! Every single time. Stop in for a $10 pizza during happy hours Tuesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

pork belly, egg, and sugo pizza
Hog and Hominy’s Neapolitan pies explore toppings Memphis never knew were possible — like this delicate yet bold pork belly, egg, and sugo combo on the “Red Eye” pizza. Image: Hog and Hominy

Little Italy

1495 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 725-0280
Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.; closed Monday

106 GE Patterson Ave, Memphis, TN 38103 • (901) 791-2419
Hours: Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; closed Monday and Tuesday

Oversized and satisfying, Little Italy specializes in a pie reminiscent of the restaurant’s namesake. Located in the Medical District of Midtown Memphis, New York would kill for this Memphis pizzeria’s take on a thin, extra-large pie layered with just the proper cheese-to-sauce ratio. Our favorite classic flavor is dotted meticulously with pepperoni. Even better? They’ll deliver it to your door with a $15 minimum order!

A slice of pepperoni pizza
Classic New York-style pepperoni pies at Little Italy spark nostalgia and no-frills satisfaction. Image: Little Italy

Little Bettie Pizza & Snacks

398 S B.B. King Blvd., Memphis, TN 38126 • (901) 334-9411
Hours: Monday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. 

Little Bettie Pizza & Snacks is the hidden gem inside Wiseacre Brewing Company. They’ve got pretzel nugs and loaded tater sticks, but what stands out the most? Their pizza, of course. They have unique flavors like pimento cheese, pistachio, and black pepper honey. While you’re there, grab a cold brew on draft. You’ll thank us later.

A pizza on a table at Wiseacre, with two glasses of beer
The perfect weekend spot to grab a pie. Image: Wiseacre Brewing Co.

Memphis Pizza Cafe

Four Memphis locations; hours vary

Memphis Pizza Cafe has four locations: Overton Square, Germantown, Collierville, and East Memphis, so there has to be one near you! Pair your pie with a tasty calzone or finish your meal with their dessert pizza, apple streusel, or s’mores. If you want to grab a slice after work, they offer a happy hour Monday through Friday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with $2 domestic beers, $1 off glasses of wine, $0.50 off small pizzas, $1 off medium pizzas, and $1.50 off large pizzas.

A pizza with half barbecue chicken and half supreme
Can’t decide? Order a half and half! Pictured is the BBQ chicken and cafe supreme. Image: Memphis Pizza Cafe

Slice of Soul Pizza Lounge

1299 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN 38104 • (901) 509-2087
Hours: Wednesday through Saturday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; closed Sunday through Tuesday

Slice of Soul Pizza Lounge opened in 2017 with one goal — good food and great music. They’ve accomplished that and so much more! Wednesdays kick off at 7 p.m. with “Slice of Karaoke Night,”  Thursday is a night filled with comedy (with a $5 cover charge), on Fridays, enjoy happy hour with $5 seven-inch pizzas and drink specials and experience live entertainment and DJs on Saturdays. Can’t make it for dinner? Grab a $10 lunch with your choice of cheese, potato, loaded fries, or a slice of pizza.

A pizza with half barbecue and half supreme
Grab a slice from Slice of Soul. Image: Slice of Soul Pizza Lounge

Tamboli’s Pizza & Pasta

 1761 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104(901) 410-8866
Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.; closed Monday and Tuesday

Located in Midtown, Tamboli’s is a quaint little spot for all things pizza and pasta … and might we say, it’s delicious! They have nine specialty pizzas and weekly specials. Plus, you can make your own pie or order it vegan or dairy-free. All of the pizzas are made with locally sourced, house-made, or house-grown ingredients with homemade sauces. Oh, and start with the garlic bread and meatballs. Delicious!

A pizza special with spinach and white sauce
Tamboli’s has weekly pizza specials. Image: Tamboli’s Pizza & Pasta

Bon appetit, Memphis!


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