Albuquerque (ABQ), a popular city in the United States state of New Mexico, is a hub of technology and media companies as well as diverse restaurant scenes featuring new Mexican cuisine and other cuisines from around the world. It also boasts one of the most vibrant pizza scenes in the U.S. with the best wood-fired pizza. Therefore, it is no doubt you can find the best pizza in Albuquerque.
For the pizza enthusiasts and visitors who would want a memorable pizza experience in Albuquerque, herein is a detailed review to narrow your search to nothing but the best. Delve in.
1. Golden Crown Panaderia
Price: $2.55- $6.75 (Menu)
Address: 1103 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 243 2424
This is a father-son pizzeria with some fairly unusual crust choices making it special. I had a lifetime fan of this place, discovering pie varieties I never knew existed. Their new pizza creation of blue corn crust lights your taste buds perfectly.
Choose from other creations, such as New Mexico green chile crust or Peasant crust loaded with various toppings.
2. Farina Pizzeria and Wine Bar
Price: $18.00-$26.00 (Menu)
Address: 510 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 243–0130
This pizzeria is a superb joint to catch up for folks who love beer and wine. The Farina Pizzeria is famous for its artisanal pizzas, house-made pasta, and salads made from fresh ingredients. It has a laid-back atmosphere engulfing a local Albuquerque vibe for dine-ins.
The pizza dough is baked using the most refined organic flour, and the crusts are handmade. The Farina pizza has toppings from fresh ingredients like artisan cured meat and local green chile.
Choose from their creative specials, which bring out an amazingly delicious taste.
3. Old Town Pizza Parlor
Price: $12.99-$24.99 (Menu)
Address: 108 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone: (505) 999–1949
As a Mexican movie fan, I wanted to try out a pizza place with a Mexican setting for a family eat-out. So I gave this pizzeria in an old hacienda along the famous Route 66 a try, and I don't regret it.
Besides the serenity of this place, its pizzas are equally delicious. Cooked with a New Mexican twist, the pizzas are made from fresh ingredients with local flavors such as roasted green chili. Don't leave without tasting their red chili olive oil. You'll love it.
Some serious dishes to choose from include their specialties, such as the Parlor Pie, the Pizza Blanca, or the Gluten Free Crust.
The Old Town Pizza Parlor is also a perfect spot to host celebrations, launches, and cooperate events because of the private party patios offered.
Don't miss out on this amazing pizzeria whenever you are on a road trip with friends or family.
4. Giovanni’s Pizzeria
Price: $9.25-$24.50 (Menu)
Address: 921 San Pedro Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone: (505) 255–1233
Giovanni's Pizzeria always comes up whenever Albuquerque locals argue over the best pizza. Its authentic finger-licking pies are something difficult to argue against. So give this old-fashioned pizzeria a visit, and it will become your favorite spot.
It offers deliciously cooked pizza loaded with premium ingredient toppings. Giovanni's has a relaxed atmosphere with friendly and professional staff.
I love how New York-inspired their pizzas are, plus their Italian entrees are something worth noticing. Choose from other delicacies such as chicken wings, Spaghetti Marinara, and calzones. Their pizza is greasy but doesn't drip down your elbows.
Price: $2.00-$20.70 (Menu)
Address: 10401 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: (505) 293 7183
Dion's is a local's favorite known for its ranch dressing, that's become pretty famous. Some praised dishes include a large pizza with pepperoni and green chile with a perfectly-chewy crust served with green chile ranch dressing for dipping.
It's hard to go wrong with Dion's. Their ranch is heavenly. And for the moms, the drive-through is a lifesaver. Dion's is also convenient, affordable, and delicious.
6. Restoration Pizza
Address: 5161 Lang Ave NE suite a, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: (505) 582–2720
If you love pizza and beer, this is the place to be. Maybe you want to share beer and pizza as a community, be sure of the quality because that's what Restoration Pizza sells itself for. They are also committed to making delicious pizza.
The mozzarella, with bits enough to give an unforgettable taste, doesn't cover the entire pizza, but it isn't too little. The Restoration's pizza is greasy and is made with fresh ingredients and well-cooked natural cheese.
I recommend trying the delicious Caprese pizza. But you can also choose from the gourmet options and a to-die-for cauliflower crust. They also have an option of making Own Pizza from their fresh and quality ingredients.
Serve their El Paseo pizza with green chile ranch dressing, and you'll keep returning for more.
Their act of hiring differently-abled individuals and providing them with an inclusive work environment with fair wages makes it a pizzeria with purpose!
7. Straight Up Pizza
Price: $8.56-$15.91 (Menu)
Address: 2801 Eubank Blvd NE suite g, Albuquerque, NM 87112
Phone: (505) 796–9343
I love this family-owned pizza joint for its quality handmade pizzas. Regarding high-quality pizza in Albuquerque, you'll never go wrong with Straight Up Pizza.
Pizzas here are handmade, and the ingredients are fresh. No recycling. Both the dough and Marinara sauces are made from scratch daily. My favorite is the Lean Dream Pizza, but Straight Up Pizza offers several specialty pizzas and calzones you can choose from. They are never disappointing.
I love how deliveries are handled at Straight Up Pizza. They are fast, and the pizza gets to you while hot.
8. Richie B’s Pizza
Price: $4.50-$28.99 (Menu)
Address: 7200 Montgomery Blvd NE STE A2, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: (505) 312–8579
Richie B's pizza was formerly a Mom and Pop Pizza shop, meaning they are experienced enough as pizza specialists. Richie B's in Albuquerque is the place to stop by if you want a pizzeria with a touch of romance.
It is owned and run by a couple, Chuck and Leah, who handle day-to-day operations and accounting. Their hospitality is top-notch. Besides the couple popping up frequently to show love to their customers, every staff at Richie's B is friendly and homey.
Besides the superb hospitality, it also stands out because of the delicious New York-style pizza with savory cheese. Order 18 and 25-inch hand-tossed pizza. Of course, you can also order normal pizza sizes. Generally, with Richie's B pizza, expect large, foldable slices.
9. Pizza Castle
Price: $12.90-$26.10 (Menu)
Address: 1220 Eubank Blvd NE suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87112
Phone: (505) 292–8358
This family-owned business is a great option for deliveries. But they also have a parking lot giving you a fantastic eat-out experience. Get your calzones and head to the lot for an experience you won't forget soon. They also have an elegantly designed dine-in with very friendly servers.
Their hand-tossed pizza baked on a pizza stone is delicious too. The pizza's crunchy bottom and chewy top edges are some things you don't want to miss. Pizza Castle's pizza comes with a reasonable amount of cheese, and its tomato sauce has a taste you'll love.
Price: $12.95-$24.39 (Menu)
Address: 107 Cornell Dr SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 255–5454
The simple name, Saggios, is not the only thing notable about this pizza place. The pies here are also very tasty. The pizza is made of a well-cooked crust, tomato sauce with a bit of acidity balancing off the mozzarella fats, and perfectly portioned toppings. This makes it appropriate for all ages.
I was lucky for my love for Canola because this spot's Canola is one of the best in Albuquerque.
Its location near the University of Mexico is a plus because of the walls designed with amazing murals that give you a hippy feel.
Saggios' pizza specials are so popular, and you might miss out if you don't order early enough. Its authentic home-style Italian is legit comfort food because of the family recipes they use that are brought straight from Italy.
11. Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria
Price: $7.95-$15.95 (Menu)
Address: 3600 Cutler Ave NE #3, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: (505) 554–1967
The Amore Neapolitan Pizza guys prefer the old-school way of cooking pizza, ensuring their pizza is perfectly cooked with a perfect crisp. In addition, Amore's pizza is loaded with flavorful toppings made from local ingredients.
The pizza has a balanced flavor and is light across the tongue, making you feel full but not heavy. Fancy a pizza slice with a cool pint of beer? If yes, the Amore (Green Jeans Farmery) is your go-to pizzeria.
Amore Neapolitan Pizza has two branches, Green Jeans Farmery and Tin Can Alley. For a first-timer, I recommend trying their New Mexican Zia pizza and Imperatore specialty pizza at Green Jeans Farmery and complementing it with a cold beer from the brewer (Santa Fey Brewing), which is always within the rich.
If you want a feel of Italy without leaving the desert, Amore is the place to be. With an oven coming straight from Naples, they are trained and certified to make authentic Neapolitan pizza.
12. IL Vicino Wood Oven Pizza- Nob Hill
Price: $10.50-$15.25 (Menu)
Address: 3403 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 266–7855
IL Vicino has 3 pizza places in Albuquerque, West Side, Nob Hill, and Albuquerque Heights. The IL Vicino Pizza in Nob Hill has delicious, less doughy pizza with a crispy crust. I love how their sauce is a little bit spicy.
Order the Margherita and Pepperoni wood oven pizza loaded with Marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese alongside their iced tea, and you won't regret it.
They offer fast deliveries of fresh and hot pizzas. Their pies are already done for pickups. You don't have to wait.
The IL Vicino Wood Oven in Nob Hill is a hidden gem. And the pizza is of high quality, offered at a fair price.
This contemporary Italian pizzeria serves authentic wood-fired pizza and much more. If you have kids, I recommend IL Vicino Pizza place. They bring you a ball of dough to play with before dinner if you dine with kids. A serious kid entertainment right here.
13. Chicago Pizza Kitchen
Price: $8.00-$13.00 (Menu)
Address: 4300 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone: (505) 332–2270
Chicago Pizza Kitchen is owned and run by two war veterans, both disabled with 25 years of military service. The reason why I love this spot is because of its way of showing community support. It discounts peace officers, veterans, school teachers, and first responders. So if you love the troops, Chicago Pizza will make you feel patriotic.
The famous unmatched flavorful Chicago-style pizza inspires this pizza place. Their large pizza feeds 3 to 4 people.
Their sauce is also very chunky. And for cheese lovers, the cheese here is well-melted but not overcooked. To top it all, the service at Chicago Pizza Kitchen is welcoming, and deliveries are fast too.
But that's not all. If you are having a celebration or meeting, Chicago Pizza Kitchen also offers event specials, and they are more than willing to assist.
14. Fox’s Pizza Den
Price: $8.99-$64.99 (Menu)
Address: 9221 Coors Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
Phone: (505) 899–8444
Albuquerque residents love supporting locally owned businesses, and Fox's pizzeria is not excluded. I tasted their pizza and understood the reason behind the loyal customer base.
Italian recipes with high-quality ingredients drive their inspiration. I particularly love their All-Meat Pizza with a well-cooked crust making it crispy and delicious. It is also loaded with toppings full of flavor.
The laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff were impressive for dine-in sessions with my friends. You and your partner will love the Fox's Pizza Den for a romantic date. Try it out.
15. JC’s New York Pizza Department
Price: $14.00-$24.00 (Menu)
Address: 215 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505) 766–6973
JC's New York Pizza got your pizza carvings sorted every day from 11 am to midnight for indoor dining, patio seating, pickups, and deliveries. It sells itself as a great place for family eat-outs with the goal of a complete and unforgettable dining experience.
The staff here are not only patient with noisy kids but are also thoughtful. First, they ask if you or any of your crew members have food allergies. Then, they explain every ingredient used on their pizzas, so there are no worries about walking out with allergy incidences.
Their crust is inspired by New York pizza style, so expect a thick, chewy crust with authentic and well-cooked slices. You can also opt for Little Italy and Build Own pizzas with a thin crust and premium ingredient toppings.
16. Brickyard Pizza
Price: $9.95-$27.95 (Menu)
Address: 2216 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 262 2216
With 25 beers on tap and huge slices of pizza, there's nothing more I could ask for.
Brickyard Pizza has everything from personal pies to huge, deep-dish pizzas. They are also famous for their Blue Ribbon Special, a huge slice of cheese pizza at $4.75. choose from the great menu items for finger-licking delicacies.
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It is common knowledge that pizza is the most affordable and delicious food almost everyone can afford. Whether it is New York, Silician, Chicago, or Neapolitan style, be sure to find it in Albuquerque, NM. Albuquerque has the best pizza places using premium ingredients for this delicacy.
Additionally, they also rank top in services of indoor sitting, patio sitting, pickups and deliveries. Try other cuisines, too, because Albuquerque is a place you can find almost everything, pizzerias included!
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