If you were to ask a Buffalonian what characteristics make up the perfect “Buffalo-Style” pizza, they would probably tell you slightly sweet sauce, a fluffy dough, and cup-and-char pepperoni. But every now and then, it’s good to shake things up with some different options. One being, the deep dish pizza.
Popularized in Chicago, this pizza is known to have super thick crust, we’re talking a few inches here, and loaded with layers of cheese, sauce, and sometimes other meats and vegetables. It is quite a unique style that deserves it own praises too. So whether you’re a misplaced Chicogoan or you’d simply like to give deep dish a shot, here’s a list of all the places you can find deep dish pizza in WNY.
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1. Gino’s NY Pizza
On the menu you’ll find the “Bleu Chicken Deep Dish Pizza” which consists of bleu cheese & marinated buffalo chicken. Plus, they have tons of additional dipping sauces to pair with it. Yes please!
2. Jet’s Pizza
2165 Delaware Ave, Buffalo / Website
Jet’s Pizza has something for everyone from thin crust to New York Style, but here we are focusing on their deep dish pizza. The deep dish at Jet’s is a Detroit Style deep dish giving you for corner slices of pizza topped with premium mozzarella cheese and your choice of additional toppings.
3. JJ’s Casa Di Pizza
11 E. Mohawk Buffalo / More Info
Some say JJ’s deep dish pizza is better than one’s they’ve had in Chicago! If you want to give it a try for yourself they offer both small and large options.
4. Joe’s New York Style Pizza
345 Amherst St, Buffalo / More Info
While their name implies New York Style pizza, Joe’s is making a Buffalo twist on the deep dish with their “Deep Dish Blue Chicken Pizza.” This pizza is made with bleu cheese and marinated buffalo chicken. This can be ordered by the pie or slice.
5. LaPorta’s Pizzeria
485 W Klein Rd, Williamsville / More Info
LaPorta’s offers a huge variety of deep dish options with a whole section of their menu dedicated to them. You can choose from something as simple as a classic deep dish pizza, to something with a bit more punch to it like their “Deep Dish Half and Half Pizza”–white half( Mozzarella, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions) red half(cheese and one topping).
6. Main Street Pizza & Cafe
56 E Main St, Springville / More Info
If you are looking to give deep dish pizza a try, Main Street Pizza & Cafe offers a personal pizza for one, or if you’ve got a whole gang with you, they also offer small and large deep dish options as well.
7. Pizza Plant Italian Pub (Williamsville Location Only)
- 7770 Transit Rd, Williamsville / More Info
At Pizza Plant, you’ll find a menu item called, “The Buffalo Pan.” This is a Buffalo take on a classic deep dish, made in a pan with lots of cheese, sauce, & choice of 2 extras from list of toppings. This is offered in medium only.
8. The Yelling Goat
205 Central Ave, Lancaster / More Info
If you are looking for an authentic Chicago deep dish pizza, The Yelling Goat is the place to go. They offer 3 different types of deep dish pizza including, “Pepperoni,” “Chicago Fire,” and “Spicy Chorizo.” All options are topped with chopped Italian plum tomatoes, garlic and basil sauce, and parmesan.
9. Tuscan Pizza Crust
2021 Bailey Ave, Buffalo / Website
Tuscan Pizza Crust offers a Sicilian deep dish pizza which is offered in classic cheese or can be customized with additional toppings to make it your own.
10. Wally’s Cafe & Pizzeria
2093 Broadway, Buffalo / More Info
At Wally’s you’ll find among their numerous pizza options, a deep dish Buffalo pizza. This comes in a 14″ pie and has a bit longer of a prep time so if you’re hungry, plan accordingly!