Although New Orleans isn’t a pizza mecca like Chicago or New York, it does boast a wide range of pie styles and eateries. They range from artisanal, wood-fired pies served in glossy restaurants to pizza-by-the-slice slung from a hole in the wall. You really can’t go wrong with any of these nearby pizza joints.
Vieux Carre Pizza (733 St. Louis St., French Quarter)
Sometimes you just need food at 3 a.m. For those times, there’s Vieux Carre Pizza, a late-night joint where pies are available for delivery or by the slice.
Louisiana Pizza Kitchen (95 French Quarter Place, French Quarter)
Gulf shrimp, Andouille sausage and Louisiana eggplant are just a few toppings you’ll find at this unfussy pizza spot, which serves wood-fired pies with a local twist.
Crescent City Pizza Works (407 Bourbon Street, French Quarter)
Massive New York-style pizzas loaded with toppings ranging from cheeseburger to barbecue pork are served til 6 a.m. at this casual, late-night pizza joint. A slice runs around $5.
Domenica (123 Baronne St., CBD)
Helmed by chef Alon Shaya, this sleek restaurant has fantastic Napolitano-style pizzas and the best happy hour special in town: from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily, all pizzas, along with beer, wine and well drinks, are half price.
Paladar 511 (511 Marigny St., Marigny)
Venture to the Marigny for California-style pizzas served in an industrial-chic warehouse.
Pizza Delicious (617 Piety St., Bywater)
Traditional, New York-style pizza with big, foldable slices and toppings ranging from pepperoni to vegan cheese is on the menu at this casual counter-serve.