Slice, slice baby. Did you know that October is National Pizza Month?
We’re rounding up our picks for the best pizza in San Jose. From classic and casual to eclectic and craft menus, these places have a pizza our hearts.
🍕 Fly me to New York
A Slice of New York, 3443 Stevens Creek Blvd.
As the only South Bay spot to make Yelp’s “Top 100 Places for Pizza,” this pizzeria serves authentic New York-style, thin-crust pizza. Meat lovers should snag a slice of the Rockefeller Center, and those looking for something sweet can round out dinner with some New York Cheesecake.
🍕 A slice of history
Cicero’s Pizza, 6138 Bollinger Rd.
Nunzio Cicero first opened shop in 1968 and has remained a staple in the Bay Area since reopening in 2002 under his grandchildren. Cicero’s serves crispy, thin crust pies with traditional, vegetarian, or create-your-own options.
🍕 Variety is the ‘slice’ of life
Slice of Homage, 152 Post St.
So maybe thin-crust isn’t your thing... This pizzeria offers a wide variety of pizza styles, from thick, fluffy Sicilian slices, to Detroit style pan pies with a caramelized cheese crust.
🍕 Best date night slice
Pizza Bocca Lupo, 87 N. San Pedro St.
Want to impress someone? Kick back at San Pedro Square with an artisan, wood fired pizza. The Italian-inspired menu includes fancier fare like the Pearzola — which has Gorgonzola cheese, pear, and arugula. Pro tip: Most nights you can catch live music on the patio.
🍕 Plant-based pies
Pizza Flora, 78 First St.
What’s a pizza without cheese? Find out at this vegan + vegetarian pizza destination. Its ingredients include fermented oregano oil, sauteed shiitake blue cheese, and — yes — vegan mozzarella + pesto atop homemade sourdough crusts.
Are we missing a must-have local slice? Let us know.