Do you have a need for cheese? We’re sure that all of you pizza lovers will be excited to learn that National Pizza Day is on February 9th! To help you celebrate this deeply important occasion, here’s a list of some of our favorite pizza joints in Long Beach, CA. Deep-dish, thin-crust, authentic Italian? We cover them all.
It’s widely well-known that Michael’s dishes out superb pizza. They were one of the first thin-crust style pizza places to hit Long Beach. Some argue Michael’s Pizza is not just the best in Long Beach, but the best in SoCal. In fact, Zagat named them “Top Pizza Joint” in 2013. If you’re testing out Michael’s Pizzeria for the first time, we recommend ordering the Margherita D.O.P. – you will not be disappointed. They have two locations, one in Downtown Long Beach and the original on Naples.
La Parolaccia Osteria
If you’re looking for an incredibly authentic Italian pizza, make your way down to La Parolaccia Osteria. This Long Beach gem specializes in classic Roman cuisine and has a full scale Italian menu in addition to their pizza selection. The atmosphere at La Parolaccia is relaxed and intimate. The staff treats each other like family and that hospitality is extended to the customers.
There’s an ongoing debate between pizza fanatics about which pizza style is superior. We know one thing for sure, Little Coyote’s old-school New York style pizza is a winner in our books! Little Coyote is situated in the heart of 4th Street Retro Row and is the perfect place to grab a bite between vintage shop hopping. Some of the most popular pies they offer are the White Pie and the classic pepperoni pizza.
Valentino’s in undeniably one of the best pizza spots in Long Beach. You’ll find multiple locations scattered throughout the city but some of their most popular locations are on Naples and near the Traffic Circle. They offer super reliable pizza delivery without having to fuss with a third-party app. Just give them a call and your pizza will be on your doorstep within 45 minutes. According to their website, you can’t say you’ve been to Valentino’s unless you’ve tried their Cheese Pizza, it’s what they’re famous for!
Rance’s Chicago Pizza
Satisfy your deep-dish pizza craving at Rance’s Chicago Pizza, located on 2nd Street in Belmont Shore. Even though they offer 3 pizza crust options, we recommend going big or going home with the stuffed deep-dish pie. They also offer wings, salads, and paninis! If you’re hosting a game day or you’d rather enjoy your meal in the comfort of your own home, check out their take & bake pizzas.
Milana’s New York Pizzeria
Next on our list is Milana’s New York Pizzeria! According to online reviews, this pizzeria has been tested and approved by native New Yorker’s! There are two different locations in Long Beach, one is in Downtown Long Beach and the other is near the Traffic Circle. Some of their highest rated pizza pies are the White Pizza, Meat Lovers Pizza, and Classic Cheese Pizza.
We give this horror-themed pizza spot a 10/10 for creativity and deliciousness. The 4th Horseman isn’t like your classic, lighthearted pizza joint – it has a dark and dystopian vibe. They also have an extensive craft beer menu and a mini arcade with old-school video game machines. If you’re looking for good pizza and an experience, this is the restaurant for you.
Last but certainly not least is Thunderbolt Pizza. They’re serving up delicious Brooklyn style thin crust pizza in the Bixby Knolls Neighborhood. You’ll come for the pizza and stay for the spacious outdoor seating area with string lights and outdoor heaters.
Did we miss any of your favorite pizza spots in Long Beach, California? Let us know which one is your favorite!