20 Buffalo Pizzerias For When You Wanna Switch It Up

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Written by Mandy Spencer

Published on January 29, 2020

Mineo’s / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

“New year, new you” obviously means time to switch up your diet pizza options, right? 

We’re truly blessed to have so many different kinds of pizzerias and pizza experiences here in Buffalo. From our ole’ reliable, Buffalo pizza style, to NY-style pizza making its way upstate, or wood fired pizza on the rise, the diversity of options are endless. 

And it’s only growing! It seems like there’s been a consistent upward trend of new pizza joints and restaurants popping up throughout several parts of the city.  On top of this, original pizza royalties of Buffalo are continuously innovating their shops to maintain strong businesses and happy customers.  Whether it’s a night out or in, if you’re looking for new pizza places to try, Buffalo has plenty to go around. 

In no particular order, here are 20 Buffalo pizzerias to visit this year if you’re looking to try something different. Cheers to a 2020 of new adventures, spreading the local business support, and frequent pizza nights!

Pizza & love,


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For the Buffalo Pizza Lover

1. Mineo’s South Pizzeria

2154 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14220 / Website

Some of the best cup-and-char pepperoni with all the flavor comes from Mineo’s.



Mustachio’s / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

2.  Mustachio’s Pizza

2701 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14217 / Website

When you think of Buffalo-style pizza, Mustachio’s fits the bill.



LoveJoy / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

3.  Lovejoy Pizzeria

900 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202 or 1244 E. Lovejoy Street, Buffalo, NY 14206 / Website

Thick and crispy is Lovejoy Pizza’s specialty.



D’Agostino’s / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

4.  D’Agostino’s Pizza

576 Dick Rd # 60, Depew, NY 14043 / Website

Generous with the toppings, D’Agostino’s is worth your dollar.



Carbone’s / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

5.  Carbone’s Pizza

568 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14204 or 1126 E. Lovejoy St., Buffalo, NY 14206 / Website

Messy in the best way possible. Indulge yourself, Buffalo.



Pizza Works Etc. / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

6. Pizza Works Etc.

712 Maple Road, Williamsville, NY 14221 / Website

Fluffy and filling for the carb and cheese lovers out there.


For Those Who Crave NY-Style Pizza


Ferro’s / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

7.  Ferro’s Famous NY Pizza

3521 Seneca St, West Seneca, NY 14224 / Website

One of the closest to real NY-style pizza here in WNY (recommend a plain cheese pizza).



Gino & Joe’s / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

8. Gino & Joe’s NY Pizza

400 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14202 / Website

A real treat of a lunch spot in downtown Buffalo for authentic NYC pizza.



Olisi’s / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

9. Olisi’s NY Pizza

2352 Sheridan Dr, Tonawanda, NY 14150 / Website

A big pizza for a big appetite! Get the garlic knots too. 



Gino’s / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

10.  Gino’s NY Pizza

1009 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222 / Website

City living with city pizza just around the corner.


For Those Who Just Want A Slice


JJ’s Casa Di Pizza / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

11. JJ’s Casa Di Pizza

11 E Mohawk St, Buffalo, NY 14203 / Website

The only pizza place I’ve seen make Buffalo chicken pizza with celery and carrots on it – that’s a whole lotta Buffalove.



Hearth + Press / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

12. Hearth + Press

665 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203 / Website

Centrally located in downtown’s theater district, H+P is the perfect lunch spot.



Allentown Pizza / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

13. Allentown Pizza

94 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222 / Website

The perfect nightcap, nuff said.



Franco’s / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

14. Franco’s Pizza

1153 Kenmore Ave, Buffalo, NY 14217 / Website

Franco’s has PERSONAL pizzas, which falls into the slice/single-user category. I repeat: Franco’s has PERSONAL pizzas (*heart eyes*). 



Zetti’s / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

15.  Zetti’s Pizza & Pasta

4621 Maple Rd #1037, Amherst, NY 14226 / Website

If you can’t decide which pizza to choose from along the counter, just get two slices (or three).


For A Night Out


Giacobbi’s Cucina Citta / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

16. Giacobbi’s Cucina Citta

59 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14202 / Website

Rich in family history and rich in flavor, Giacobbi’s is a great new addition to Allentown.



Forno Napoli / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

17. Forno Napoli

1280 Sweet Home Rd #105, Buffalo, NY 14228 / Website

Watch your Neapolitan pizza be made right before your eyes and chat with the kind folks who put their passion into it.



Roost / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

18. Roost

1502 Niagara St, Buffalo, NY 14213 / Website

This eclectic, upscale restaurant has an array of gourmet pizzas that will satisfy your cravings.



Tappo Pizza / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

19. Tappo Pizza

166 Chandler St, Buffalo, NY 14207 /  Website

We stan when two local businesses join forces – grab a pie and a Thin Man brew.



Hydraulic Hearth / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

20. Hydraulic Hearth

716 Swan St, Buffalo, NY 14210 /  Website

Treat yourself with a pizza, craft cocktail, and good vibes at Hydraulic Hearth.


Written by <a href="" target="_self">Mandy Spencer</a>

Written by Mandy Spencer

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