Mouthwatering Cup-and-Char Pepperoni Pizzas in WNY

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Written by Mandy Spencer

Published on December 31, 2019
Cup-and-Char Pepperoni Pizzas

Lovejoy Pizza / / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

What makes Buffalo-style pizza so iconic? It’s a combination of a few ultra-powerful forces: Medium-to-thick crust, a perfectly crisped perimeter, semi-sweet sauce, loads of mozzarella cheese with toasty brown spots, and the true champion that is the cup-and-char pepperoni

Cup-and-char pepperoni pizzas seems to be a WNY delicacy and is one of the many things that contribute to the Buffalo food scene being nationally recognized. A close second to the blue cheese vs. ranch with wings debate, flat vs. cupped pepperoni is often a highly debated topic as well. From the charred curled-in edges, to the spicy flavor, to the mouthwatering grease pools that form inside, we wouldn’t have our beloved roni cups any other way.

You can find pretty much every pizza joint in WNY using cup-and-char pepperoni and for good reason. Here’s several establishments doing cup-and-char pepperoni pizzas right. Get ready for some pizza overload!

Pizza & love,




Cup-and-Char Pepperoni Pizzas

Lovejoy Pizza / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

1. Lovejoy Pizzeria

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

Do you like ‘em extra crispy (looking at you extra crispy wing lovers too)? Lovejoy Pizza is your go-to. 


Cup-and-Char Pepperoni Pizzas

Bocce Club Pizza / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

2. Bocce Club Pizza 

4174 Bailey Ave, Buffalo, NY 14226 / Website

Consistent quality with those thick roni cups makes Bocce Club Pizza a legacy establishment for a reason. 


Cup-and-Char Pepperoni Pizzas: Penny's Pizza

Penny’s Pizza / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

3. Penny’s Pizza 

3289 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14217 / Facebook

If you appreciate a perfect ratio of spicy and zesty, Penny’s does the job. 


Cup-and-Char Pepperoni Pizzas

JJ’s Casa Di Pizza / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

4. JJ’s Casa Di Pizza

11 E Mohawk St, Buffalo, NY 14203 / Website

Casa has perfected their craft with the subtlest of charred edges and beautifully cupped ronis.


Cup-and-Char Pepperoni Pizzas Fatman's Pizza

Fatman’s Pizza / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

5. Fatman’s Pizza

2712 Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda, NY 14150 / Website

When you don’t have leftovers the next day, you’ll then know why they’re called Fatman’s. 


Cup-and-Char Pepperoni Pizzas

D’Agostino’s Pizza / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

6. D’Agostino’s Pizza

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

Thick, crispy pepperonis from D’Agostino’s makes for a classic Buffalo-style pizza.


Cup-and-Char Pepperoni Pizzas

Carbone’s Pizza / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

7. Carbone’s Pizza

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

Carbone’s is the King of indulgence. Bless the mess and enjoy.  


Cup-and-Char Pepperoni Pizzas

Partner’s Pizza / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

8. Partner’s Pizzeria

395 Shanley Street, Cheektowaga, N.Y., 14206 / Website

Partner’s pizza has the ultimate sea of (pepperoni) dreams with every bite.


Cup-and-Char Pepperoni Pizzas

Mineo’s Pizza / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

9. Mineo’s Pizza

2154 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14220 / Website

Mineo’s always serves up their pizza with strong flavor—your taste buds will thank you.


Cup-and-Char Pepperoni Pizzas

Mustachio’s Pizza / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

10. Mustachio’s Pizza 

2701 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14217 / Website

Always glistening with perfection for you grease pool lovers!


Cup-and-Char Pepperoni Pizzas

Pizza Works Etc. / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

11. Pizza Works Etc.

712 Maple Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221 / Website

We love a pizza place that isn’t shy in toppings, especially when they look like that!


Cup-and-Char Pepperoni Pizzas: Macy's Place

Macy’s Place Pizza / Photo x @buffalopizzablogger

12. Macy’s Place Pizzeria

3348 Genesee St, Cheektowaga, NY 14225 / Website

Macy’s Place takes things to a whole other level by sprinkling a little cheese in each roni cup.

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

Written by Mandy Spencer

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