Best Pizzerias in Calgary

Each year, we ask our readers to vote for their favourite restaurants in Calgary. These are some of their favourite places to share a pizza with friends and family.

Noble Pie. Photo by Jared Sych.

 

Winner

Noble Pie

Originally starting out as a pop-up restaurant, Noble Pie has now settled into its brick-and-mortar home in the Beltline. Over the years, the restaurant’s focus on crafting simple, delicious pies with meticulous care has remained the same. Owner and self-taught pizza maker Mike Lange has visited some of the greatest pizzerias across North America, and puts this inspiration behind every recipe.

720 11 Ave. S.W., 403-536-4075 (text), noblepiepizza.com, @noblepiepizza

 

Runners-up

Una Pizza + Wine

Una has developed a huge following over the past 14 years thanks to its delicious California-style pizzas and its welcoming dining rooms where guests gather to eat them. The local chain now has four Alberta locations to its name, making it even easier to get your fill of pizza flavours like the 4-maggi or the Beltline.

Three Calgary locations, unapizzeria.com, @unapizzaandwine

 

Pizza Culture Napoletana

Pizza Culture serves authentic Neapolitan pizza using methods straight from the heart of Naples and ingredients imported from Italy. The restaurant was even inducted into the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, a prestigious non-profit that recognizes authentic Neapolitan pizza, in 2023. Try the quattro formaggio, a four-cheese pizza with basil, and appetizers like the sourdough focaccia sprinkled with extra virgin olive oil.

1114 Edmonton Tr. N.E., 403-277-4900, pizzacultureyyc.ca, @pizzacultureyyc

 

Pizzaface

Pizzaface started out as a pop-up serving unique pizza options before eventually opening its brick-and-mortar eatery on 17th Avenue S.W. in February 2023. Along with some classic options, this spot serves creative pies ranging from a potato pizza to the Mike’s Pickle pie topped with crunchy pickles and garlic cream. No matter which you go with, this is a great spot to stuff some pizza in your face.

515 17 Ave. S.W., 403-300-2022, therealpizzaface.com, @pizzafaceyyc

 

Bow Tie Pizza

The owners of Bow Tie Pizza — a trio of friends with a mutual love of pizza — put a lot of care and thought into their pizza. Bow Tie’s dough is made in-house, the sauce is homemade and even the meat is sliced and cooked in-house. If you ever can’t decide which flavour to order, you can always try one of the staff favourites: the Beard of Zeus, the donair pizza or The Mother of Dragons.

Multiple Calgary locations, bowtiepizza.com, @bowtiepizza

 

Seniore’s Pizza

This spot serves over-the-counter pizza with classic flavours that are sure to satisfy any late-night pizza cravings. One standout here is the donair pizza, which is stacked with donair meat and sweet donair sauce that’s all tied together with fresh mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

176 Bedford Dr. S.E., 403-451-0101, seniorespizza.ca, @seniorespizzayyc

 

Posto Pizzeria & Bar

Posto offers a large selection of appetizers, pizzas, pasta and more, and the cozy, rustic dining room is just the right environment to enjoy them in. The potato, leek, cultured cream and smoked pancetta pizza is one of the most popular flavours, though you can’t really go wrong with any of them. If you enjoy a late-night bite, you’re in luck — all pizzas are half price for the last hour of business.

1014 8 St. S.W., 403-263-4876, posto.ca, @postocalgary

 

Actually Pretty Good

True to its name, this pizzeria has been making pizza that’s “actually pretty good” since 2020. The restaurant’s Bankview location offers a cool turquoise dining space to sit down with friends, while the location at First Street Market offers plenty of communal seating within the Victoria Park food hall. Try pizzas like the Club Med (a revamped version of a Mediterranean pizza) or the Diavolo, a spicy pizza topped with salami, jalapenos and hot honey.

2509 14 St. S.W., 403-475-9384; and 1327 1 St. S.W.; actuallyprettygood.ca; @actuallyprettygood

 

Pulcinella

Located in Kensington, Pulcinella is a neighborhood gem where authenticity is paramount. Led by owner and head chef Domenic Tudda, the restaurant is a go-to spot for traditional Italian fare made with fresh ingredients. The robust wood-fired pizza menu offers a variety of flavours ranging from classic marinara or crudo pizzas to ones topped with ‘nduja sausage, corn and cherry tomatoes.

1147 Kensington Cres. N.W., 403-283-1166, pulcinella.ca, @lovepulcinella

 

Spiros Pizza & Greek Taverna

Spiros has been slinging authentic, mouth-watering Greek food (including a robust pizza selection) since it first opened 55 years ago. Choose from dozens of pizza options like the Spanakopizza (topped with fresh spinach and feta), or choose from the list of Family Specialty Pizzas like Annah’s Island (with roast chicken, pineapple and sweet chili sauce) or the meaty Cowboys & Heroes – YYC pie.

1902 33 St. S.W., 403-685-4444, spirospizza.ca, @spirospizzayyc

 

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This article appears in the March 2024 issue of Avenue Calgary.

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