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,
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.
4174 Bailey Ave, Buffalo, NY 14226 / Website
Consistent quality with those thick roni cups makes Bocce Club Pizza a legacy establishment for a reason.
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.
11 E Mohawk St, Buffalo, NY 14203 / Website
Casa has perfected their craft with the subtlest of charred edges and beautifully cupped ronis.
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.
576 Dick Rd # 60, Depew, NY 14043 / Website
Thick, crispy pepperonis from D’Agostino’s makes for a classic Buffalo-style 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.
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.
2154 South Park Ave, Buffalo, NY 14220 / Website
Mineo’s always serves up their pizza with strong flavor—your taste buds will thank you.
2701 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14217 / Website
Always glistening with perfection for you grease pool lovers!
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!
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.