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shartel_ave
05-20-2022, 10:23 AM
There are so many pizza spots in the OKC metro.

I'm curious to hear about people's favorite spots so I can have something new to try.

For me it is Providence pizzeria Co. (Detroit and the NY style), Empire Slice House, Hall's Pizza Kitchen, and Mozz & Mari's Pizza Joint which is on par with Hall's IMO

I've had Gusto's but not a big fan of neapolitan pizza

Can't wait for Sauced to be back up and running.

I've heard Eagle One is pretty good for some cheap greasy football pizza

Oak City Pizza looks awesome but I'm never in Edmonds but would make the short trip for a good slice

Notorious Pie in Norman looks outstanding and I'm definitely making a trip for a slice, do they sell by the slice?

As far as chain pizza me and the wife love mazzios this crust!

Pete
05-20-2022, 10:48 AM
I too really like Hall's, Empire and Providence.

I'd also add Joey's, Rendezvous, Birra Birra and Gabriella's.

For chain, Domino's is a great value and their hand-tossed crust is darn good.

shartel_ave
05-20-2022, 10:59 AM
thanks Pete

Forgot about Joey's, Rendezvous and Birra Birra and I've been wanting to check them out but always forget. Not familiar with Gabriella's but will scope it.

corwin1968
05-20-2022, 11:19 AM
If you ever see the Mitchell's Pizza food truck, we were very impressed. We tried the margarita (amazing), whatever they call their all-meat pizza (excellent) and their version of white pizza, which my wife liked more than I did, but hey, I'm a tomato guy. I think the slices were $6 and I would say they were from an 18" pizza (I measured them at 9" from tip to outer edge).

Achilleslastand
05-20-2022, 11:37 AM
If i do chain Pizza it's usually Mazzios, other than that Luigis/N May has good pizza for carryout/buffet. For sit down its usually Jo's Famous Pizza in Edmond or Empire. If i had to pick one it would be Jo's. Just my 02.

baralheia
05-20-2022, 11:40 AM
I love Providence's Detroit squares, though I wish they offered them in larger sizes. Rendezvous is also good for Detroit pizza, though I have found I like Providence's flavors a bit more. Hall's is expensive but damn tasty. Empire is really good, as is Jet's NY Slice in Moore. I'm also a big fan of Eagle One - it's cheap pizza, but it punches above it's weight, imo. Red Pepper Pizza on 23rd is along that same line for me as well - they're a little more expensive than Eagle One, but their crust has more flavor and they have larger sizes and more topping options - plus they are open late, which is nice. For chains, my favorite is Hideaway (along with an order of fried mushrooms, ofc).

I wish we had options for Chicago-style deep dish (RIP The Heat) or tavern-style pizza (Husband got me hooked on that style after we visited his hometown in the Chicago 'burbs - it's basically a crispy thin crust that's got more chew to it, like a middle-ground between ny style and cracker-style crust. If ever in Wheeling, IL, visit Joe's Pizzeria, and don't forget a cannoli dusted with pistachios for dessert!)

shartel_ave
05-20-2022, 12:18 PM
I love Providence's Detroit squares, though I wish they offered them in larger sizes. Rendezvous is also good for Detroit pizza, though I have found I like Providence's flavors a bit more. Hall's is expensive but damn tasty. Empire is really good, as is Jet's NY Slice in Moore. I'm also a big fan of Eagle One - it's cheap pizza, but it punches above it's weight, imo. Red Pepper Pizza on 23rd is along that same line for me as well - they're a little more expensive than Eagle One, but their crust has more flavor and they have larger sizes and more topping options - plus they are open late, which is nice. For chains, my favorite is Hideaway (along with an order of fried mushrooms, ofc).

I wish we had options for Chicago-style deep dish (RIP The Heat) or tavern-style pizza (Husband got me hooked on that style after we visited his hometown in the Chicago 'burbs - it's basically a crispy thin crust that's got more chew to it, like a middle-ground between ny style and cracker-style crust. If ever in Wheeling, IL, visit Joe's Pizzeria, and don't forget a cannoli dusted with pistachios for dessert!)

Totally forgot about hideaway and a bit embarrassed to say I have never had it...yet.

I do love tavern style and wish I knew of one here in the meto.

I'll add Mitchell's, Jet's, Red Pepper, Jo's Famous pizza to my list thanks for the input!

Roger S
05-20-2022, 12:28 PM
Papa Angelo's in Bethany is my go to for New York style.

If you're feeling hungry you can try their 6lb Empire Challenge.

OKC Guide
05-20-2022, 12:40 PM
I'd echo many of the ones posted here: Papa Angelo's, Hall's, Rendezvous. Had Mitchell's recently - little bit of honey on top, interesting and tasty. Another good one for Detroit style is Woodward, just opened in Edmond. We also like a place called Sicilian Pizza on Memorial - great calzone and pretty good pizza. For chains, we love Hideaway.

Miss the Heat... :(

Roger S
05-20-2022, 12:58 PM
Miss the Heat... :(

Yep.... I thought at one point they said some of their employees were going to reopen it but I was up that way a few weeks ago and it has something new in it.

soonermike81
05-20-2022, 01:39 PM
I love Providence's Detroit squares, though I wish they offered them in larger sizes. Rendezvous is also good for Detroit pizza, though I have found I like Providence's flavors a bit more. Hall's is expensive but damn tasty. Empire is really good, as is Jet's NY Slice in Moore. I'm also a big fan of Eagle One - it's cheap pizza, but it punches above it's weight, imo. Red Pepper Pizza on 23rd is along that same line for me as well - they're a little more expensive than Eagle One, but their crust has more flavor and they have larger sizes and more topping options - plus they are open late, which is nice. For chains, my favorite is Hideaway (along with an order of fried mushrooms, ofc).

I wish we had options for Chicago-style deep dish (RIP The Heat) or tavern-style pizza (Husband got me hooked on that style after we visited his hometown in the Chicago 'burbs - it's basically a crispy thin crust that's got more chew to it, like a middle-ground between ny style and cracker-style crust. If ever in Wheeling, IL, visit Joe's Pizzeria, and don't forget a cannoli dusted with pistachios for dessert!)

I love tavern style pizza too! Just never realized it was called tavern style. Always just called it Chicago thin crust. I don’t think I’ve visited a thin crust place I didn’t like in Chicago but I’m partial to Vito and Nicks. To get my fix here, we order from Domino’s or sometimes Marco’s. Sad.

TheTravellers
05-20-2022, 02:09 PM
Totally forgot about hideaway and a bit embarrassed to say I have never had it...yet.

I do love tavern style and wish I knew of one here in the meto.

I'll add Mitchell's, Jet's, Red Pepper, Jo's Famous pizza to my list thanks for the input!

As he said, get the fried mushrooms (Rococo has the best, but theirs are second-best).

Sauced, Pizzeria Gusto, and The Wedge are our go-to places, and yeah, I'm tired of waiting for Sauced to reopen, they need to finish! The Wedge is really good, but it's also Neapolitan, so might not be your cup of tea. We eat at Joey's occasionally, and they're good too, but we just don't get over there often.

shartel_ave
05-20-2022, 02:18 PM
As he said, get the fried mushrooms (Rococo has the best, but theirs are second-best).

Sauced, Pizzeria Gusto, and The Wedge are our go-to places, and yeah, I'm tired of waiting for Sauced to reopen, they need to finish! The Wedge is really good, but it's also Neapolitan, so might not be your cup of tea. We eat at Joey's occasionally, and they're good too, but we just don't get over there often.

I forgot about the Wedge as well! Also, I have never tried Upper Crust.

I don't dislike neapolitan it's just not my favorite it is down on the list after NY style, Detroit, Chicago Tavern, most thin cracker crust pizzas whether it is local or chain/delivery

I'm telling you all Mozz & Mari's Pizza Joint in the Collective has great pizza!

Pete
05-20-2022, 02:19 PM
Upper Crust is great if you are looking for a nicer place, great service and a large bar area.

roci28
05-20-2022, 03:25 PM
Papa Angelo’s in Bethany, Empire, Halls, Rounders is a newer pizza place in Yukon that’s really good. Looking forward to trying the Saucee Sicilian I also always have them cook it well done so the crust is a bit crunchy.

Roger S
05-20-2022, 03:59 PM
Rounders is a newer pizza place in Yukon that’s really good.

I see they changed their Chicago Style to Detroit Style..... Which was probably a good idea because there was nothing Chicago about their Chicago...... other than that. Yeah I thought their ingredients were great.

Teo9969
05-20-2022, 06:17 PM
I've never been able to get into the Wedge - it's a shame because I can walk there in 90 seconds. Definitely prefer Gusto for a similar style pizza.

Go to for Pepperoni pizza is Pizza Zone off 36th and Penn. If you have not had it, seriously give it a try.

Empire and honestly, Hideaway has grown on me a lot the last few years.

corwin1968
05-20-2022, 08:02 PM
I spent 11 years in Stillwater and none of the Hideaway off-shoots have really done it for me, pizza-wise. The fried mushrooms are another story and every order I've eaten was delicious. My go-to sauces are the creamy Italian (highly recommended if you haven't tried it) and honey mustard (Hideaway has the best I've ever had).

We didn't care for Saucee Sicilian....at all. Maybe they were having a bad day because their rep is very good.

We did really enjoy Oak City.

We like Jo's but in my mind, it's more akin to a much higher quality Pizza Hut/Pizza Inn pizza, than one of the famous regional styles.

I heard Hobby's Hoagies had a good NY style pizza and the two or three I've ordered did not disappoint.

My favorite major chain pizza is Dominos, by a large margin.

Urbanized
05-20-2022, 08:09 PM
Man, I hesitate to lean so hard into a neighbor because it feels fishy, but from where I’m at Rendezvous is my favorite pizza in OKC. I think their New York style is as good as Empire’s and that their Detroit style is BETTER than Providence, and that’s saying something. I LOVE Empire AND Providence.

I also really like Gusto, and I’m digging the Diavolo at Tellers in FNC. For pick-up-on-the-way-home pies it’s hard to beat the curbside service and the trip down ‘80s memory lane at Hideaway.

fromdust
05-20-2022, 08:11 PM
Is Falcone's any good still? I haven't been since Falcone himself sold.

TheTravellers
05-21-2022, 09:59 AM
Is Falcone's any good still? I haven't been since Falcone himself sold.

No, nowhere like it used to be.

TheTravellers
05-21-2022, 10:03 AM
I've never been able to get into the Wedge - it's a shame because I can walk there in 90 seconds. Definitely prefer Gusto for a similar style pizza.

Go to for Pepperoni pizza is Pizza Zone off 36th and Penn. If you have not had it, seriously give it a try.

Empire and honestly, Hideaway has grown on me a lot the last few years.

That's bizarre about The Wedge - we are able to get in whenever we go, but it's usually early afternoon on the weekends. Got into the Deep Deuce one on a Friday night before the Lindsey Buckingham show at the Criterion wtihout any problem either. But yeah, they're small, go at off times, it'll be worth it (the pear appetizer and beet salad are great, and pretty much every pie we've had there is good, but we've only had 4 or so of their specialty pies).

Thomas Vu
05-21-2022, 10:35 AM
Rendezvous for detroit
Mozz & Mari for NY form factor. It's crispy and not floppy on the bottom, they also add garnish to their crust. Their wings are also pretty good.
Halls for wood oven.
Blaze for chain.

TheTravellers
05-21-2022, 11:33 AM
Rendezvous for detroit
Mozz & Mari for NY form factor. It's crispy and not floppy on the bottom, they also add garnish to their crust. Their wings are also pretty good.
Halls for wood oven.
Blaze for chain.

GTK about Mozz & Mari, the floppiness is what I don't like about Empire, we'll have to make that our next pizza stop!

MagzOK
05-22-2022, 10:14 AM
Upper Crust is great if you are looking for a nicer place, great service and a large bar area.

UC is our favorite pizza place. I also absolutely love their lasagna.

Teo9969
05-22-2022, 08:20 PM
That's bizarre about The Wedge - we are able to get in whenever we go, but it's usually early afternoon on the weekends. Got into the Deep Deuce one on a Friday night before the Lindsey Buckingham show at the Criterion wtihout any problem either. But yeah, they're small, go at off times, it'll be worth it (the pear appetizer and beet salad are great, and pretty much every pie we've had there is good, but we've only had 4 or so of their specialty pies).

Sorry, I should have chose better words. get into = enjoy.

shartel_ave
05-23-2022, 07:51 AM
GTK about Mozz & Mari, the floppiness is what I don't like about Empire, we'll have to make that our next pizza stop!

If we get a whole pie from Empire we ask for well done but individual slices have a little to no flop the few times I had them.

But yeah, Mozz and Mari's is great!

Pryor Tiger
05-23-2022, 11:46 AM
Danny Falcone is now the owner of NY Pizza and Pasta on Campus Corner at OU! He is doing a great job there - Pizza is great and there is a lot more on the menu as well including great italian dishes.

Dr Beard Face
05-23-2022, 02:13 PM
New York Pizza on Campus Corner in Norman is some of the BEST big floppy plain (cheese) pizza around! People really sleep on them, but they were the star of my friend's and I's pizza nights! I love them and Notorious in Norman. Up in the city, Empire ALL DAY, but if New York was up here I'd get it SO often. That crust flavor is just phenomenal!

gjl
07-04-2022, 10:18 AM
I'm done with Hideaway on NW Highway. Last 2 to go orders from there were horribly constructed. Ingredients just haphazardly thrown on with no thought to coverage and then horribly unevenly cut. When you are paying over $40 for 2 medium pizzas I expect way better quality and care in presentation than a chain like Dominos, Pizza Hut, etc. Both times I gave them a horrible review when asked to fill out a survey and was never contacted back about being dissatisfied.

unfundedrick
07-04-2022, 08:25 PM
I'm done with Hideaway on NW Highway. Last 2 to go orders from there were horribly constructed. Ingredients just haphazardly thrown on with no thought to coverage and then horribly unevenly cut. When you are paying over $40 for 2 medium pizzas I expect way better quality and care in presentation than a chain like Dominos, Pizza Hut, etc. Both times I gave them a horrible review when asked to fill out a survey and was never contacted back about being dissatisfied.

Maybe I was just lucky but I got a takeout pizza there last weekend and was very pleased with it. It was exactly what I ordered and well constructed.

PaddyShack
07-05-2022, 08:46 AM
We haven't been to The Wedge ever since we tried ordering a build your pizza and the waitress insisted the cheese counted as a topping. So a two topping pizza for us was a pizza with sausage on it. In all of my years eating pizza from all sorts of establishments, both in OKC and out of state, I have never, ever been told cheese was a topping. I was perplexed and pushed back on the notion of cheese counting towards our toppings that the waitress said she would give us a pizza with have sausage and the other half pepperoni and not count that as 3 toppings! I would like to see a discussion on whether cheese is a topping on pizza, or that cheese is needed in order to call it a pizza.

MagzOK
07-05-2022, 09:03 AM
That's weird about The Wedge. I wouldn't count cheese as a topping for cost, unless of course you're ordering a 'cheese' pizza. I mean unless you're getting extra, calling cheese a topping on a pizza is akin to calling pizza sauce an optional topping.

Roger S
07-05-2022, 09:21 AM
Cheese = no
Extra cheese = yes

HangryHippo
07-05-2022, 11:57 AM
Cheese = no
Extra cheese = yes

This. Debate settled.

shartel_ave
07-05-2022, 12:02 PM
We haven't been to The Wedge ever since we tried ordering a build your pizza and the waitress insisted the cheese counted as a topping. So a two topping pizza for us was a pizza with sausage on it. In all of my years eating pizza from all sorts of establishments, both in OKC and out of state, I have never, ever been told cheese was a topping. I was perplexed and pushed back on the notion of cheese counting towards our toppings that the waitress said she would give us a pizza with have sausage and the other half pepperoni and not count that as 3 toppings! I would like to see a discussion on whether cheese is a topping on pizza, or that cheese is needed in order to call it a pizza.

blasphemy

Pete
07-05-2022, 12:28 PM
Is sauce considered an add-on too?

Ridiculous.

LocoAko
07-05-2022, 01:31 PM
This is a hill I will die on. As someone from the NYC area, when we want a pizza with no toppings (e.g., pepperoni) we order a "plain" slice which always seemed obvious to me. I can't tell you the number of times I've been told it is called a "cheese slice" as if cheese wasn't by definition an inherent part of pizza. I even once ordered a "plain" slice at Empire, which purports to be true NY style, and the waitress looked at me confused until another person in my party clarified I meant a cheese slice. Similar to Pete's point: must you clarify you want sauce, too? I don't know why this grinds my gears as much as it does but it really irks me. That said, even beyond naming conventions, actually charging to have cheese be a topping is pretty egregious. Maybe if we agreed to call a cheese-only pizza "plain" such confusion wouldn't occur. :)

Jersey Boss
07-05-2022, 02:16 PM
This is a hill I will die on. As someone from the NYC area, when we want a pizza with no toppings (e.g., pepperoni) we order a "plain" slice which always seemed obvious to me. I can't tell you the number of times I've been told it is called a "cheese slice" as if cheese wasn't by definition an inherent part of pizza. I even once ordered a "plain" slice at Empire, which purports to be true NY style, and the waitress looked at me confused until another person in my party clarified I meant a cheese slice. Similar to Pete's point: must you clarify you want sauce, too? I don't know why this grinds my gears as much as it does but it really irks me. That said, even beyond naming conventions, actually charging to have cheese be a topping is pretty egregious. Maybe if we agreed to call a cheese-only pizza "plain" such confusion wouldn't occur. :)

All of this is true. Including "grinding my gears". A close second is asking if I want ranch.

Dob Hooligan
07-05-2022, 02:24 PM
This is a hill I will die on. As someone from the NYC area, when we want a pizza with no toppings (e.g., pepperoni) we order a "plain" slice which always seemed obvious to me. I can't tell you the number of times I've been told it is called a "cheese slice" as if cheese wasn't by definition an inherent part of pizza. I even once ordered a "plain" slice at Empire, which purports to be true NY style, and the waitress looked at me confused until another person in my party clarified I meant a cheese slice. Similar to Pete's point: must you clarify you want sauce, too? I don't know why this grinds my gears as much as it does but it really irks me. That said, even beyond naming conventions, actually charging to have cheese be a topping is pretty egregious. Maybe if we agreed to call a cheese-only pizza "plain" such confusion wouldn't occur. :)

Reminds me of the Yankee friend of mine who asked for "a bag for my soda" and it took 15 seconds for the clerk to reply "a sack for your pop"?

Ginkasa
07-05-2022, 03:43 PM
I don't really have a point here, but with all the discussion of cheese and pizza I just want to make note that my son's preferred pizza is a pepperoni with extra sauce and no cheese

Roger S
07-05-2022, 03:51 PM
All of this is true. Including "grinding my gears". A close second is asking if I want ranch.

Ranch with pizza is as Okie as free queso... I don't have a problem with it even though I don't care for the combination.... Now if they asked me that in NYC I might drop dead on the floor.

My fiance were on a trip a couple of years ago and stopped somewhere down in the SE, may have been in Tennessee, and grabbed a pizza. She asked the waitress for ranch and we hadn't ordered any salads. The waitress kind of hesitated and when she walked away my non-foodie fiance asked what that was about and I said "You shouldn't ask for that outside of Oklahoma.".

TheTravellers
07-05-2022, 06:12 PM
Some online pizza ordering places apparently make you choose (check a box for) cheese and sauce - if you don't, you get a crust and pepperonis (or whatever) scattered all over it. Never had that experience myself as we never use those places, but it's completely stupid to do it that way. Cheese and sauce should always be on the pizza by default and if you *don't* want it, you can request they not put it on.

Jeepnokc
07-06-2022, 05:05 AM
I don't really have a point here, but with all the discussion of cheese and pizza I just want to make note that my son's preferred pizza is a pepperoni with extra sauce and no cheese

Same with my daughter. She has never been a cheese fan and now at 22, she has started being lactose intolerant (or at least at a point that she notices a detrimental result when she has lactose)

Edmond Hausfrau
07-06-2022, 07:46 AM
New York Pizza on Campus Corner in Norman is some of the BEST big floppy plain (cheese) pizza around! People really sleep on them, but they were the star of my friend's and I's pizza nights! I love them and Notorious in Norman. Up in the city, Empire ALL DAY, but if New York was up here I'd get it SO often. That crust flavor is just phenomenal!
Glad Norman has good pizza. NY style by the slice in OKC remains a challenge. Venn is so hit and miss, we usually use Empire instead. Not a fan of Detroit style and with Humble pie gone, not much around for Chicago style. Hideaway pizza lacks flavor, upper crust is passable in a pinch, Gabriellas used to make a tasty white pie but since the move have not tried them. Sauced is sorely missed. Wish I could get Golden Boy flown in from the West, or Ray's from the East. I don't understand why walk up pizza slice shops are not an option for OKC.

Edmond Hausfrau
07-06-2022, 07:50 AM
All of this is true. Including "grinding my gears". A close second is asking if I want ranch.

If you need ranch with your pizza, your pizza has zero flavor. Salad dressing has no place anywhere near a pizza (fancy drizzle of balsamic on pine nuts and Neapolitan style is not salad dressing)

Edmond Hausfrau
07-06-2022, 07:56 AM
No, nowhere like it used to be.

Which makes sense since it sounds like he opened the Norman place instead.

Urbanized
07-06-2022, 01:41 PM
...NY style by the slice in OKC remains a challenge. Venn is so hit and miss, we usually use Empire instead...

Have you tried Rendezvous?

catch22
07-06-2022, 01:47 PM
That's weird about The Wedge. I wouldn't count cheese as a topping for cost, unless of course you're ordering a 'cheese' pizza. I mean unless you're getting extra, calling cheese a topping on a pizza is akin to calling pizza sauce an optional topping.

Reminds me of when ordering a bacon cheeseburger, plain and the place leaves the bacon off. "Well, you said plain" -- I would have just ordered a regular cheeseburger plain if I didn't want the bacon.

Big fan of George Carlin and of course his perception that 95% of the people in our society are "asleep at the wheel".

Roger S
07-06-2022, 01:54 PM
Have you tried Rendezvous?

Or Jet's NY Slice or Papa Angelo's?

Although I'm not sure if Papa Angelo's still has by the slice. They used to do it at lunch only but haven't been there for lunch since Covid started due to them only being open for lunch a few days a week.

GaryOKC6
07-06-2022, 03:02 PM
Eagle One Pizza is a great place. They have a few locations but I have only used the one on Classen. https://www.eagleonepizza.com/

baralheia
07-06-2022, 04:04 PM
Eagle One Pizza is a great place. They have a few locations but I have only used the one on Classen. https://www.eagleonepizza.com/

Wow, they really expanded! I used to order from them often, and remember when they only had the location in Greenway Plaza (SW 119th & Western)... it doesn't seem like it was that long ago but now they're up to 5 stores. Don't expect it to measure up to some of the fancier pizza options around town, but it's good cheap pizza and they don't skimp on the toppings. It's just your standard hand-tossed pizza, not NY style or anything, but I can definitely echo the recommendation here, they're good and tasty! The only reason we stopped ordering from them is because there's something in their pizza that just doesn't agree with the hubby's gut... we haven't been able to figure out what it is, but it doesn't seem to affect me at all.

Edmond Hausfrau
07-06-2022, 08:06 PM
Or Jet's NY Slice or Papa Angelo's?

Although I'm not sure if Papa Angelo's still has by the slice. They used to do it at lunch only but haven't been there for lunch since Covid started due to them only being open for lunch a few days a week.

Looks like Jets is in Moore, not OKC. Will try Rendezvous next time I am downtown for something.

Roger S
07-07-2022, 06:43 AM
Looks like Jets is in Moore, not OKC. Will try Rendezvous next time I am downtown for something.

Yes and Papa Angelo's is in Bethany.... I'm pretty sure this thread was meant to cover the OKC metro area

Thomas Vu
07-09-2022, 10:36 PM
Add mozz and mari for ny style by the slice. Granted their pizza is crispy instead of floppy.