29 Best Pizza Places in KC
Kansas City Neighborhood Pizza Joints: where you can find the best pizza in Kansas City.
We’re not talking Pizza Hut; we’ve gathered the best local, hometown favorites for pizza in your neighborhood.
Everyone loves pizza, and the endless combinations of toppings, sauces, and crusts allow tastebuds of all types to be satisfied.
Did you know that the average American eats 23 lbs. of pizza per year (holy moly!)?
And 93% of us order pizza at least once a month. This is definitely true at our house. We love looking for “pizza near me” whether we are at home or out and about with the fam, and discovering new ones to try. That’s how this guide was born for our iFamilyKC readers; we’ve done the digging so you can find just the right pizza near me too!
All of that pizza consumption translates into 350 slices of pizza eaten every second in the US. Of the approximately 70,000 pizzerias in our country, we have our fair share in the KC Metro area. Plus, a variety of styles are represented, Chicago deep dish, Detroit style with its crispy edges and sauce on top, even St. Louis style, Provel anyone?
We’ve compiled a list of area pizzerias, omitting the national chains and limiting it to family-owned neighborhood joints, local shops with multiple area locations, and a regional chain or two. This complete guide will help you find the best pizza whether you are looking for pizza for delivery at home, or you are across town at a soccer or baseball tournament and need a great pie for your group.
Here goes, our list is broken up by area so you can try all the different places close to you or have a place picked out if you’re visiting friends or relatives on the other side of the city. Know of one we should add? EMAIL us the details!
900 W. 39th St. Kansas City, MO
Artego is a real gem, serving Midtown. Great pizza and jumbo wings too.
412 Delaware St, Kansas City, MO
iL Lazzerone is located in the River Market area. Serving Neapolitan-style pies from a 1000F degree oven, pasta, and more.
1209 W.47th St., Kansas City, MO
Johnny Jo’s is up the street from The Country Club Plaza. Their pizzas are made with LOVE using a Sicilian family recipe.
City Market: 427 Main St. Kansas City, MO
Plaza South: 5105 Main St., Kansas City, MO
The Crossroads: 3063 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, MO
A hometown original founded right here in KC in 1976. With 18 locations in and around the city, 3 of them are in the KC city limits south of the river.
5060 Oak St., Kansaas City, MO
Pizza51 serves their pizzas out of a remodeled gas station, just west of the UMKC campus in the Plaza South neighborhood. Fun atmosphere and great food. What more can you ask for?
1320 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO
Pizza Bar, in the KC Power & Light District, is slinging slices for the revelers downtown, late into the night, or for a quick lunch for downtown office workers.
1801 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO
Pizza Shuttle let’s you relive your days as a hungry Jayhawk without having to go back to Lawrence.
415 Westport Rd., Kansas City, MO
In the heart of Westport, Providence Pizza opened in 2014 by the Brothers Salvatore, serving New York, Detroit, Grandma, and Sicilian styles.
10328 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO
Southside Mafia Pizzeria serves hand-tossed pizzas using fresh ingredients out of an old BBQ joint on the south side of KC, just off I-470.
7433 Broadway St., Kansas City, MO
KC’s great little place for pizza. In the Waldo area, check out their world-renowned salad bar, and of course their great pizza, pasta, and sandwiches.
6950 N. Oak Tfwy., Kansas City, MO
Housed next door to the Hideout Bar & Grill. Come get some pizza and listen to the blues next door.
408 NW Englewood, Kansas City, MO
Serving up St. Louis-style pizza north of the river just off the exit ramps of US-169. Mozzarella is available if Provel isn’t your thing.
Liberty: at 205 MO-291 Hwy
KC North location: at 221 NE Barry Rd.
Zona Rosa: at 7007 NW Barry Rd.
This hometown favorite has been around for as long as I can remember. With 3 Northland outposts, there’s one close to you if you’re up in the KC Northland.
9771 N. Cedar Ave., Kansas City, MO
Locally owned pizza pub serving up authentic family recipes, including Nani’s baseball-sized meatballs.
101 US-169 A Hwy in Smithville, MO
8584 Church Rd. in Liberty, MO
2437 NW Prairie View Rd. in Platte City, MO
7687 NW Prairie View Rd. in Platte Woods, MO
9329 N. Oak Tfwy, Kansas City, MO
KC’s original neighborhood pizza place with 5 locations north of the river. Try one of their specialty pizzas with their one-of-a-kind cracker crust and don’t forget to put the “Pink Stuff” on top of your salad!
11202 N. Ambassador, Kansas City, MO
Just off I-435 on the way to KCI. They’ve been serving NY-style pizza and quality subs since 2002. Offering large-size breakfast pizzas along with biscuits and gravy in the morning.
7070 W. 105th St., Overland Park, KS
6846 Johnson Drive, Mission, KS
d’Bronx Authentic Deli & Pizzeria serves classic Italian deli sandwiches and hand-tossed pizzas with NY-style crust using fresh and locally sourced premium ingredients from their two stores.
4200 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS by the KU Med Center
11552 W. 135th, Overland Park, KS
Imo’s Pizza pumps out real-deal St. Louis-style pizza. Provel on a super thin crust cut into square pieces, why? Idk, that’s just the way they do it on the other side of the state. You can even get toasted ravioli for an appetizer. All you future medical professionals can get your fix at the Rainbow Blvd. store.
12920 State Line Rd., Leawood, KS
13400 College Blvd., Lenexa, KS
10540 S. Ridgeview, Olathe, KS (north Olathe)
15983 S. Bradley, Olathe, KS (south Olathe)
12627 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS
6921 Tomahawk Rd., Prairie Village, KS
7198 Renner Rd., Shawnee, KS
For Jayhawks, there’s a Minsky’s at 934 Mass St., Lawrence, KS
Minsky’s is a Kansas City staple and blankets the Kansas side with 8 locations with their yummy array of pizza, sandwiches, salad, and so much more.
6000 Roger Dr, Shawnee, KS
19617 W. 101st St., Lenexa, KS
Old Shawnee Pizza is one of our favorites. Operating since 1969. There are two JoCo locations. If you like Pizza Shoppe, you’ll love Old Shawnee Pizza (and vice versa).
11134 Antioch Rd., Overland Park, KS
Original Pizza has been providing quality pizza, pasta, sandwiches, salads, and appetizers for 40-plus years. Get a bite to eat at their store in OP.
14850 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS
OG Lawrence store is still there at 837 Mass St., Lawrence, KS
This is another great Lawrence pizzeria that has set up shop in the suburbs on the Kansas side. Get one of their huge signature hand-crafted east coast style pizza slices.
10212 Pflumm, Lenexa, KS
Get a little taste of the Windy City in Lenexa. Grab an Italian Beef sandwich with giardiniera, a Chicago dog with the freakishly green-colored relish and sport peppers, and Chicago thin-crust pizza too. Fun fact, most Chicagoans eat the thin crust style cut tavern-style (in squares), deep dish pizza is for tourists and special occasions.
12750 Pflumm, Olathe, KS (est Olathe)
8915 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS
22014 W.66th, Shawnee, KS
1805 S. Ridgeview, Olathe, KS
(temp. closed) 7908 W. 151st St., Overland Park, KS (Stanley)
736 W. Park St., Olathe, KS (west Olathe)
They have 6 locations in Joco where you can get that cracker crust and the official Pink Stuff on your salad.
12094 W. 135th St., Overland Park, KS
Lets you relive your college days in Lawrence and share a slice of it with the kids.
5436 Roberts, Shawnee, KS
Started by 2 brothers in 2010 and has grown into a local favorite in Shawnee. Be sure to check out their lunch and dinner pizza buffet.
Enjoy Chicago deep-dish and thin along with pasta, wings, sandwiches, and salads.
7820 Quivira Rd., Lenexa, KS
Third Coast Pizza has a mission to bring the flavors of Chicago to KC. From their authentic deep dish to the thin cracker crust to the dogs using Vienna all-beef wieners, they are bringing the taste of the Windy City to Lenexa.
8750 Penrose Ln., Lenexa, KS
Topp’d Pizza makes its own sauces, dressings, and dough from scratch every day! They grill the meats they use for the pizzas. The cheese is hand shredded on-site in their restaurant in the Lenexa Public Market.
Jackson County Suburbs
405 NW Blue Pkwy, Lee’s Summit, MO
1420 S. MO-7 Hwy, Blue Springs, MO
13002 US 40 Hwy, Independence, MO
Enjoy playing a game of pinball or PacMan at Fun House PIzza & Pub after watching your pizza being made behind the glass window. Make a point to hit one of their 3 locations.
812 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore, MO
1251 NE Rice Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO
2251 S. State Route 291, Independence, MO
2201 NW State Route 7, Blue Springs, MO
Bringing their award-winning pizzas topped with 100% Wisconsin mozzarella to 4 locations throughout Jackson County.
1105 W. Main St., Blue Springs, MO
Bringing Kansas City-style pizza to Blue Springs. The pizzas are loaded with the finest meats, fresh-cut veggies, and one-of-a-kind sauce on that cracker-thin crust. Make sure the salads get slathered with the Pink Stuff on your salad.
12925 US-71 Hwy, Grandview, MO
Visit their OG spot in Grandview just off 71 Hwy at the Main St. exit. Serving Detroit, Sicilian, Grandma, and NY styles of pies.
That’s our compilation so far, if we’ve missed your go-to spot drop us a line by EMAIL and tell us about it.
We hope you’ve learned of some new pizza spots to try out. We’re blessed to have such a wide array of awesome pizza for delivery and delicious dine-in in and around the Kansas City metro.
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