Winston-Salem has no shortage of locally owned popular pizza spots to choose from, and each one truly brings its unique take on this classic dish. No matter if you’re looking for a New York-style slice, a gourmet creation, or a classic build-your-own, Winston-Salem has got you covered!
Updated: March 2023
1155 Silas Creek Pkwy
The Pizza Place is relatively new on the scene, opening its doors in 2021, but they are already making waves in Winston-Salem with its delicious New York-style pies. They live up to their name, offering all the classics you would find in a Pizza Place: subs, calzones, wings, and of course tons of pizza by the slice options rotating daily.
Pro Tip: You can snag two gourmet pizza slices with a drink for $8.50!
486 N Patterson Ave – 6316 Clemmons Point Dr, Clemmons
Cugino Forno is a family-owned Neapolitan style pizzeria with locations in Clemmons and Downtown Winston-Salem. They wood-fire their traditional-style pizzas, such as the signature Calabrese or the Funghi, in 900-degree ovens sourced directly from Naples.
Pro Tip: At the Downtown location, you can grab a pizza and enjoy a beer next door at Incendiary Brewing.
3278 Silas Creek Parkway
Elizbeth’s Pizza has been in business for over thirty years, with multiple locations across the Triad. They have certainly become a family-owned staple in this area. They offer classic pizza and pasta in a casual space with affordable prices, generous portions, and excellent lunch specials.
Pro Tip: Get a large one topping pizza for $12.50 on Tuesdays.
5539 US-158, Advance
Imaginative, gourmet wood-fired pizzas in a perfectly sharable size is what you will find at Tanglewood Pizza Company. They ramp up the creativity with pizza toppings like pimento cheese, pulled pork, dill pickles, and brussels sprouts. Gluten-free crust and over twenty-five tap beer options are also on the menu!
Pro Tip: Leashed pups are welcome at their covered outdoor patio, and they frequently offer live music here!
707 N Trade St
Located in the Arts District downtown, Mission Pizza bakes their Neapolitan-style pizzas in a handmade Stefano Ferraro oven using only the best and freshest locally-sourced ingredients. Named a semifinalist in the category of Best Chef in the Southeast by the James Beard Foundation, Chef Peyton Smith certainly brings the most gourmet pizza to Winston-Salem.
Pro Tip: Book a Prix Fixe pizza experience at Mission Pizza for a five-course dinner of chef-curated dishes on their website.
1140 Burke St – 3352 Robinhood Rd
Burke Street Pizza was named the best pizza parlor by Smitty’s Notes for 9 years in a row! Giant, authentic New York-style slices are on the menu here at Burke Street. A nostalgic Winston-Salem staple since opening in the early 2000’s, this pizzeria feels like what you’d find on the corner in New York. Grab a beer next door at Burke Street Pub, then stop in and enjoy a slice!
Pro Tip: Affordable, filling lunch specials seven days a week!
Uptown Pizza is serving up delicious wood-fired pies in locations across Forsyth County and frequently visits both the downtown and Lewisville locations of Incendiary Brewing. This mobile pizza oven may not have a brick-and-mortar spot, but the flavor is certainly not compromised. Each pizza is the perfect personal-sized loaded with fresh ingredients.
Pro Tip: Try their signature bacon deluxe, topped with plenty of bacon, mozzarella cheese, and sweet and spicy Mike’s Hot Honey.
Other pizza options in Winston-Salem: Mario’s, Mellow Mushroom, Brixx Pizza, Stoked Woodfired Grill, Brother’s Pizzeria, Mediterraneo, Whitaker Square Pizza, Brothers Pizzeria, Zito Pizzeria and Grill