Nothing says “I love you” like pizza. Sure, there’s champaign, steak dinners, and chocolate-covered strawberries, but this is Buffalo, and we <3 our Za like no one’s business. Fortunately, you can bring that love to an even higher level by ordering that beloved cuisine in the shape of a heart.
Some places will write messages on the box, in toppings – or both. Michael Rizzo, owner of Sports City Pizza Pub, remembers one year using black olives to write “<3 U MarBear” on a pizza. (Awwww!). As if it couldn’t get any better, one place even throws in a box of chocolates. All are standard pricing, and while most offer the special shape just on Valentine’s Day, a couple places will offer it year-round. If you want to get a heart-shaped za for yourself and celebrate solo, we support that too, because #selfcare.
Here are the deets on 20 places where you can get a heart-shaped pizza for Valentine’s Day:
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1. Mattina’s Pizzeria (both locations)
6040 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville (626-5550) / 3744 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda (877-5949)
TO GET THE ZA: pre-orders a must. Offered Valentine’s Day only. Available in large size.
2. John and Mary’s (Hamburg location only)
40 Buffalo St., Hamburg (648-4750)
TO GET THE ZA: pre-orders a must. Offered Valentine’s Day only. Available in any size.
3. Pizza Plant (both locations)
125 Main St., Buffalo (626-5266) / 7770 Transit Road, Williamsville (632-0800)
TO GET THE ZA: Offered Feb. 11-17. Will write messages on top with ricotta cheese. Available in medium size.
4. Gianni Mazia’s
10325 Main St., Clarence (759-2803)
TO GET THE ZA: pre-ordesr preferred. Available in size slightly smaller than large. Will write messages on the box.
5. Allentown Pizza
94 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo (885-0529)
TO GET THE ZA: pre-order. Available in large size. Will write messages on box.
6. Franco’s Pizza (all five locations)
1924 Eggert Road, Buffalo (835-7100); 817 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda (692-8181); 1153 Kenmore Ave., Buffalo (877-2720); 2308 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda (692-3322); 600 Delaware St., Tonawanda (695-3200)
TO GET THE ZA: Heart-shaped pizza available all year (Yes, you heard that right). Available in medium and large sizes.
7. Sports City Pizza Pub
1407 Niagara St., Buffalo (871-8088)
TO GET THE ZA: Available Valentine’s Day, and a few days beforehand. Available in medium and large sizes. Will write messages with toppings.
8. Favorites Pizza & Wings (both locations)
3034 Sweet Home Road, Amherst (564-8880) / 781 Cayuga St., Lewiston (754-8880)
TO GET THE ZA: Pre-ordering recommended. Available in a medium size. No messages.
9. Frankie’s Pizza and Subs
1179 Lincoln Ave., Lockport (434-5114)
TO GET THE ZA: Pre-ordering recommended. Available Feb. 14-17. Available in large size. Will write message on box.
10. Just Pizza (Niagara Falls Blvd. location)
2319 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst (568-1000)
TO GET THE ZA: Pre-ordering recommended. Available on Valentine’s Day.
11. JJ’s Casa-Di-Pizza
11 E. Mohawk St., Buffalo (883-8200)
TO GET THE ZA: Pre-order. Available in large size. Just on Valentine’s Day. No messages.
SPECIAL NOTE: Pizza comes with a box of chocolates. Yes, yes, you read that right. Chocolate will come with your heart-shaped pizza.
12. Nino’s Pizza (both locations)
1737 Orchard Park Road (674-9066) / 315 Buffalo St. (648-2500)
TO GET THE ZA: Available any day of the year. Large size.
13. Cappelli’s Pizzeria
3643 North Buffalo Road, Orchard Park (662-2290)
TO GET THE ZA: Available in large size. Only on Valentine’s Day. No messages.
14. La Nova (both locations)
371 West Ferry St., Buffalo (881-3303) / 5151 Main St., Williamsville (634-5151)
TO GET THE ZA: pre-ordering preferred. Available in large. Will write messages in toppings and box.
15. Bocce Club Pizza (Bailey location only)
4174 North Bailey Avenue Amherst, NY 14226 (716) 833-1344
TO GET THE ZA: Available on Valentine’s Day only. Available in large size. Will write messages in toppings.
16. Mister Pizza
1065 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo (882-6500)
TO GET THE ZA: Available in large or medium. Valentine’s Day only. No messages.
17. Bob & John’s La Hacienda (both locations)
1545 Hertel Ave., Buffalo (836-5411) / 2071 Kensington Ave., Amherst (839-5535)
TO GET THE ZA: Available in small and large. Available on Valentine’s Day only. Will write messages on box.
18. Pizza Works
712 Maple Road, Williamsville (688-5656)
TO GET THE ZA: Available in large. Valentine’s Day only. Will write messages in toppings and on box.
19. Leonardi’s Pizza
614 Grover Cleveland Highway, Amherst (835-8700)
TO GET THE ZA: Available in large size. Valentine’s Day only. Will write messages in toppings or on box.
20. Airport Pizza
3648 Genesee St., Cheektowaga (634-5750)
TO GET THE ZA: Available in small size. Will write messages on box. Available any time of the year.
Updates to the list!
21. Santora’s Pizza & Catering
2928 Walden Ave., Depew (685-3500)
TO GET THE ZA: Pre-ordering recommended. Available TODAY thru Valentine’s Week. Available in large size. Will write messages on box.
22. Cafora’s Restaurant
2885 Main Street, Newfane (778-9069)
23. La Hacienda Brighton
900 Brighton Rd, Tonawanda
24. Just Pizza Headquarters
300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo (883-5650)
Tip: These guys will ship them anywhere nationwide!
25. Gino’s Pizza
351 Fries Road, Tonawanda (836-8020)
26. Two Guys Pizza
3987 Walden Ave, Lancaster ((716) TWO-GUYS)
27. Chick-n-pizza Works
129 Abbot Rd, Buffalo (716-823-1300)
TIP: They also make a shamrock shaped pizza for St Patrick’s Day and a pumpkin shaped Pizza for Halloween!
28. Sammy’s Pizzeria
640 Colvin Blvd, Buffalo 14216 (716-876-0678) and 1400 Hyde Park Blvd, Niagara Falls 14305 (716-297-8442)
TO GET THE ZA: a Large Heart shaped pizza with unlimited toppings is $15.97 and includes your own pizza cutter!
29. Mr. Ventry’s Pizza on the Boulevard
10051 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304
30. Wilson’s Pizza Shop
2730 Main Street, Newfane
31. Fatman’s Pizza
2712 Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda NY 14150
32. John’s Pizza & Subs
1436 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda, NY 14150 (716) 832-4343
680 Campbell Blvd., Getzville, NY 14068, (716) 636-8600
2131 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island, NY 14072, (716) 774-0020
4241 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda, NY 14150, (716) 693-2077
TO GET THE ZA: All locations will serve heart shaped pizzas on 2/14. Ordering ahead is recommended. Join the text club by texting JOHNSVIP to 51660 for $2 off $10.
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