San Antonio Pizza Spots You Have To Try

Known for the Alamo and the famous Riverwalk, San Antonio is an authentic Texan gem with a distinct personality and a lot of local pride. Smaller than the giant metropolises of Dallas, Houston, and Austin, San Antonio is an urban center with a small-town, friendly feel.

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With attractions that encompass every topic from Texas history to world-famous basketball games, San Antonio is a great destination for visitors and an even better city to live in. Friendly, family-oriented Texas-proud restaurants abound in San Antonio, and one of their specialties is pizza. San Antonio has all of your pizza needs covered with everything from small neighborhood pizza joints to hip new pizza and brewpubs. Read on to discover the best pizza spots in San Antonio. 

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana

6989 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216
Phone: 210-979-6565
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Opened in 2007, Dough is a play-on-words combination of the owner’s first and last name- Doug Horn. Doug and his wife Lori are both seasoned hospitality industry veterans who spent years studying and perfecting the art of Neapolitan pizza.  Dough Pizzeria Napoletana isn’t just a local favorite, it has also attracted national acclaim, having been featured on shows like Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and Triple D Nation. Fieri liked Dough so much in 2011 that Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives went back for a second and third taste in 2018 and, most recently, 2021.If you happened to see their appearances on Food Network, then your mouth is probably already watering over their homemade burrata appetizer featuring burrata stuffed with truffle essence, mascarpone, and ricotta and drizzled with rosemary balsamic reduction and extra virgin olive oil. Their pizza is as traditional and authentic as it gets. Try the prosciutto sugo pizza with fontina cheese, prosciutto di San Daniele sugo, sausage, roasted mushrooms and bell peppers, and pecorino romano cheese.

Southtown Pizzaría

728 S Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone: 210-999-5401

Located less than a mile away from the Henry B. González Convention Center and the Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk, Southtown Pizzeria is a classic Italian pizzeria serving up build-your-own and specialty pies along with traditional antipasti. They’re open for dinner service and offer discounts for take-out orders, their crust is hand-tossed, and they even offer a gluten-free alternative. Their pizza is excellent, but you can’t beat their Italian meat and fish dishes that are delicious and affordable. Try the seared sea scallops with burro Bianco over a butternut squash risotto with seasonal vegetables on the side.

Big Lou’s Pizza

2048 S WW White Rd, San Antonio, TX 78222
Phone: 210-337-0707
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Appropriately named, Big Lou’s Pizza is a family-owned and operated pizza joint that serves pizzas with 37”-42” diameters from a specially made giant oven. Even their by-the-slice rectangular pizzas are 15” long! Big Lou’s Pizza is another food television star, having been featured on Food Network’s Man v. Food, the Travel Channel’s Food Paradise, and KSAT’s Elder Eats. Big Lou’s is a family-friendly restaurant and home to every sports team’s end-of-season party due to its gargantuan pizza offerings at the most affordable prices. Of course, if you don’t want to commit to a 42” pizza, they offer seven different sizes as well. They also make award-winning wings, wraps, sandwiches, and calzones. All pizzas, calzones, and wraps are build-your-own.  

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Poppys Pizza

7115 Blanco Rd Suite 107, San Antonio, TX 7821
Phone: 210-366-4000
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Located in San Antonio’s Castle Hill neighborhood, Poppy’s Pizza is a family-owned and family-friendly pizza, wings, and sandwich restaurant. They serve New York-style pizzas with thin, crunchy crusts and deep-fried chicken wings made to order with your choice of house-made sauces. Poppys Pizza is a patriotic and pro-blue establishment, offering a 10% discount on all menu items to active-duty army members, police officers, and firemen. We recommend trying their chicken pesto pizza, a white pizza with basil pesto, grilled chicken, tomatoes, mozzarella, artichokes, and parmesan cheese. If you have room for dessert, their New York cheesecake with graham cracker crust is a must-try. 

Stella Public House

1414 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone: 210-277-7047
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Stella Public House is a hip, high-end San Antonio pizza restaurant and craft beer brewery with 20 rotating taps of national and international artisanal beer along with an impressive internationally curated wine list.Stella Public House prides itself on being a farm-to-table establishment, using only locally sourced, sustainable ingredients to create a delicious wood-fired pizza in an authentic Italian Modena oven. Their beautifully light and airy restaurant, along with a diverse and locally sourced cocktail menu, offers a wonderful atmosphere for small plates and happy hour get-togethers. Their pizzas are superb, but their menu has plenty of imaginative and contemporary fine-dining Italian dishes. Our favorite wood-fired pie is the Bee Sting, with soppressata, caramelized onion, serrano, fresh cilantro, and drizzled honey. Our big plate recommendation is the Land and Sea with a 6 oz beef tenderloin and sauteed shrimp with cremini mushrooms and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus over kale and dressed in hollandaise.  

Julian’s Italian Pizzeria & Kitchen 

13444 West Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216
Phone: 210-496-3500
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Named for the owner, Julian’s Italian Pizzeria and Kitchen opened its doors in 2006 as a small pizzeria that quickly became a neighborhood favorite, expanding its menu to include pasta, sandwiches, salads, stromboli, and calzones. Apart from their original West Avenue location, they have a second location in the famous Alamo Heights neighborhood, right inside the Embassy Oaks Shopping Center next to Santikos Entertainment Embassy movie theater. They offer thin-crust, New York Style pizza as well as dense, doughy Sicilian-style square pan pizza. Our favorite round pie is Tina’s Mediterranean with extra virgin olive oil, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, chicken, and feta cheese. Their homemade meatballs and marinara sauce are a great starter for the table.   

Capos Pizza

8522 Broadway #105, San Antonio, TX 78217
Phone: 210-362-1901
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Capos Pizza is a classic Italian American family-owned and operated pizza restaurant specializing in Buffalo New York-style pizza. They have won San Antonio’s reader’s choice award for pizza, wings, and subs. Apart from their Broadway location, Capos Pizza has two other San Antonio locations in the Oak Hills and Hollywood Park neighborhoods. The charming red and white checkered tablecloths and kitschy adornments make for a cozy and unmistakably Italian/New York pizza experience. We recommend trying one of their hot or cold subs on homemade semolina buns. For hot subs, we recommend the Salsiccia homemade Italian Sausage sandwich with provolone and grilled peppers and onions. For cold subs, we recommend the Italian sub with ham, salami, capocollo, provolone, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, spicy banana peppers, and Italian dressing.  

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Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

15900 La Cantera Pkwy Ste 25180, San Antonio, TX 78256
Phone: 210-690-4949
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They are located in San Antonio’s famous La Cantera outdoor shopping mall next to Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is a family-friendly beer and pizza joint with coal-oven-fired pizzas and over ten local and artisanal beers on tap, not to mention a slew of imported international and national bottles. The super-hot coal-fired oven causes the crust to be as bubbly and delicious as the cheese is. Furthermore, they offer gluten-free and cauliflower crusts to suit all dietary needs. The best pizza to try at Grimaldi’s is the Quattro formaggi, with mozzarella, asiago, parmesan, pecorino romano, and gorgonzola cheese. The prosciutto and arugula pizza comes in a close second.

Maar’s Pizza & More

14218 Nacogdoches Rd, San Antonio, TX 78247
Phone: 210-599-7400
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Located in San Antonio’s Woodstone neighborhood, Maar’s Pizza & More is a family-friendly neighborhood sports bar and restaurant. The name “MAAR” is an acronym for the first initials of each member of the owner’s family. Their giant menu features over 50 dishes from pizza to pasta as well as an extensive wine, beer, and cocktail menu. Enjoy a brew and a pie while watching the game of your choice on one of their 10 giant HD TVs. They offer classic Italian pasta dishes, but a lot of their appetizers and pizzas combine Texan and regional flavors. Take, for example, the Heaven’s Brisket Pizza with smoked brisket, homemade BBQ sauce, cheddar, and mozzarella cheese, or their Jalapeno Cheddar Meteor Bites, a Texas version of mozzarella sticks. 

Trilogy Pizza Bistro

19141 Stone Oak Pkwy #113, San Antonio, TX 78258
Phone: 210-404-1818
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Can’t decide between deep-dish or thin crust? Why not have it all at Trilogy Pizza Bistro. Owners at Trilogy value pizza in all its contemporary American styles, hence the name. They offer traditional New York, Chicago Deep Dish, and California Gourmet wheat pizzas along with salads, pasta, and an impressive selection of wine and beer. With accessible pricing and an enormous 100-seat dining room, Trilogy Pizza Bistro welcomes families, large parties, young professionals, and any other demographic of San Antonians we might’ve left out. Since New York pizzerias are a dime a dozen in San Antonio, we recommend trying Chicago-style pizza for a change. A true pizza pie, Chicago-style, is a thick, dense crust with raised edges where cheese is placed first on the dough, followed by the toppings, and then doused in homemade pizza sauce. It may take longer to bake, but it’s worth the wait. 

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Pizza Classics

3440 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: 210-225-3356
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Located right across from the beautiful Brackenridge Park, Pizza Classics is a small, informal pizza and pasta joint, serving all the classic pizza, pasta, and sandwiches since 1986. The best part about Pizza Classics is that all pizzas on their menu are buy-one-get-one-free, which is a deal you won’t find anywhere else. Pizza Classics’ pizza has a thin crunchy bottom and a large, doughy crust. Try their steak-n-cheese pizza with steak mushrooms, onion, and green peppers. 


23651 W Interstate 10 Frontage Rd, San Antonio, TX 78257
Phone: 210-698-6616
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Located in a beautiful outdoors Texas hill country setting, Fralo’s is a family and pet-friendly rustic-chic Italian restaurant with 16 years as one of San Antonio’s favorite venues. Not only can you enjoy the natural beauty of Texas hill country, but there is nightly live music and large projections of sports games. We recommend starting your meal with some fried calamari appetizers or a colorful beet and arugula salad with goat cheese and sunflower seeds. Their specialty pizzas are unique, creative, and above all, delicious. Try the Pozzi with alfredo sauce, new potato, bacon, green onions, cilantro, and smoked provolone, or The B.O.M. with applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onion, baby Bella and button mushrooms, fresh thyme, and parmesan cheese. 

Playland Pizza

400 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-908-9362
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Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio near Majestic Theatre and Travis Park, Playland Pizza is a high-end modern pizzeria and cocktail bar with a contemporary blue-light-lit dining room and locally sourced farm-to-table ingredients. They offer an interesting menu that combines Texas flavors and local ingredients with classic bar food and pizza. All pies are made to order and often sell out before the late-night 2 am closing. We recommend starting with the beef and ricotta meatballs in organic tomato sauce or the seared brussels sprouts with four-cheese sauce. If you want a taste of Texas, try the pimento cream cheese poppers. Their specialty 3 x 3 pizza with calabrese cream sauce, three kinds of cheese, and three slices of meat with a honey drizzle to compliment the spicy Italian seasonings is perfect. 


2720 McCullough Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: 210-320-2261
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Barbaro is an upscale classic Italian pizzeria and antipasti restaurant in an old Texas brick building with red-brick walls in an industrial-chic interior. Their daily happy hour serves up some of the best cocktails in town at 5$ a piece with 3$ pizza slices to boot. Their dinner menu offers a great mix of classic Italian antipasti like tins of sardines, octopus, mussels, and scallops, an assortment of pickled vegetables, and three different charcuterie and cheese boards. They offer giant plates of house-made pasta like classic eggplant parmesan and spaghetti and meatballs, but the real star of the show is the pizza. Try the thick, crispy, yet perfectly chewy Sicilian pizza. Our specialty pizza recommendation is the Clams Casino with white wine sauce, bacon, chilis, clams, crispy shallots, and pecorino.

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  1. Thank you for posting the San Antonio Pizza Spots You Must Visit. It was very well explained and necessary because San Antonio, known for the Alamo and the renowned Riverwalk, is a genuine Texan gem with a distinct personality and a great deal of local pride. So, thank you for sharing such valuable information.

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