Deep dish, thin crust, organic, wood-fired, artisanal, vegetarian, Oaklands pizza scene is as diverse as its people. While we don't ever play favorites, we've been inspired of late to reveal our top picks for the best pizza spots in the Town. So in no particular order, here are nine of our favorite spots for some za. Manga manga lets eat.

North Oakland

Nicks Pizza
6211 Shattuck Ave

Chicago style, New York style, California style they're all great but what about Oakland style?! Maybe not as well known (yet) Nicks envisions Oakland style as more than just how you cook the pizza. Oakland Style Pizza focuses on the good stuff: quality ingredients, delicious delivery, desserts, and bringing people together over a meal. We're down.

West Oakland

Spinning Dough
2935 Market St

Spinning Dough is committed to using the finest and freshest ingredients. This spot also includes a dog-friendly patio!


Bare Knuckle Pizza
351 12th St, Oakland

Casual pizza place serving wood-fired, Neapolitan-style pies topped with local ingredients. They serve personal sized pizzas with TKO being our go to order.

Jack London Square

66 Franklin St

We've been fans since this place opened. Located in Jack London Square with ample outdoor seating, it's the perfect spot to relax with a beer and slice. The pizza - handcrafted and wood-fired. If you're looking for a softer crust Forge is the place. Grab a seat outside, order yourself a personal pizza and enjoy beautiful views.

Grand Lake/Lake Shore

3265 Lakeshore Ave

They only do one specific pie a day, which is great because decisions are hard. Want to bake yours at home? No problem, grab one of these organic sourdough crust delights and bake it when you're ready.

Boot & Shoe Service
3308 Grand Ave

Bustling pizzeria draws crowds with thin-crust pies, seasonal toppings, cocktails & communal tables.

The Star on Grand
3425 Grand Ave​

Chicago-style pizza, subs & salads in airy digs with exposed-brick walls, chandeliers & a full bar.


Slicer Pizza
4395 Piedmont Ave​

Recommended through a comment on our Facebook page, Dan Wilson says their "pizza there is superb, thin crust and fresh ingredients." Check it out for your New York style pizza fixing.


5356 College Ave

At A16, you'll find gorgeous, enchanting, delectable Neapolitan pizzas. Some come uncut, but a little DIY spirit is good plus they'll give you the scissors, just don't run with them.

Zachary's Chicago Pizza
5801 College Ave

You can guess by the name we are going to talk about deep dish here. Get out your knife and fork for this pizza pie. The sweet layer of sauce, the gooey cheese and then that chunk of crunchy crust at the end, don't mind our drool.


4799 Telegraph Ave

You're headed here if you want a pint with your beer, which, of course, you do. The pizza is pretty straightforward (in a delicious way). Fair warning, they love their toppings here so don't be afraid.


2427 Telegraph Ave

This pizza specialist offers New York-style & sourdough crusts & will create custom slices. This place is a hidden gem on Telegraph. 

Drake's Dealership
2325 Broadway

Serving beer from a local San Leandro brewery plus wood-fired pizza & more in former auto-shop digs with large outdoor beer-garden & fire pits.

Old Oakland

Benchmark Oakland
499 9th St

Inspired by Italy but California sourced, Benchmark offers naturally leavened wood-fired pizza, homemade pasta, locally sourced meat & fish, antipasti, and salads. Benchmark also offers wine, beer and a full bar with craft cocktails. 


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