If you’re checking out this list, we’re guessing you love pizza as much as we do. Whether you’re looking for a drive-thru pie to enjoy with a movie at home, or a nice dinner out at an authentic Italian restaurant – we’ve got you covered with a list of some of the best pizza in Albuquerque. Have a preference? No matter if you prefer thin crust, Chicago-style deep dish, gluten-free, or ‘whatever as long as it’s greasy’, you’re about to find your new favorite Albuquerque pizza place.
1. Golden Crown Panaderia
Could you get any more New Mexico than a pizza with green chile crust? That’s just one of Golden Crown’s three crust options (the others are blue corn crust and peasant crust). While most places on our list offer green chile-topped pizzas, but we think Golden Crown Panaderia’s unique offering comes in the form of using green chile as crust rather than a topping!
After your meal, be sure to pick up some of their house-baked bread or desserts. Golden Crown isn’t just famous for their unique pizzas, but also for their empanadas and delicious bread. The perfect bakery and pizzeria combo! We love supporting sweet little family-owned places like this.
You’ll find Golden Crown Panaderia at 1103 Mountain Rd NW.
2. Farina Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Farina’s commitment to quality local ingredients and creative flavor combinations lands them a spot as one of the top 20 pizzerias in the country. After tasting their perfectly charred, wood-fired pizza it’s easy to understand why this is considered one of the best pizza places in Albuquerque.
Their meats are cured in-house and the dough is made fresh with organic flour. Plus, in a surprising twist for gluten-sensitive eaters, gluten-free pizza actually costs less than regular here! The decor in this trendy downtown restaurant makes for a vibrant and comforting atmosphere anytime you visit. The walls feature an always-changing selection of art from local artists. Farina is clearly committed to supporting everything local.
Price range: $20-26 for a 16” pizza
You’ll find Farina Pizzeria & Wine Bar at 510 Central Ave SE.
3. Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria
If you’re in the mood for a truly authentic Italian pizza, Amore is definitely the place for you. Not only is this the only certified Neapolitan pizza restaurant in Albuquerque, but their oven was actually imported from Naples, Italy. It doesn’t get much more authentic than that!
Their menu includes classic Italian pizza flavors, specialty pizzas with ingredients like truffles, and a whole selection of specialty New Mexico pizza flavors. The best part of Amore is their combination of pizza with beer! Both locations share the space with local Santa Fe Brewing, making this the perfect spot to try a new pizza and pint of beer in the same sitting.
Price range: $8-$16 for a personal pizza
You’ll find Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria at their two locations at 3600 Cutler Ave NE and 6110 Alameda Blvd.
4. Dion’s Pizza
Dion’s Pizza has locations spread throughout three states, and with 12 locations in Albuquerque alone, we’d be surprised if any local hadn’t already tried their pizzas. If you’ve somehow missed visiting this place, please head straight to your closest location ASAP. Eating a slice of Dion’s dipped into their famous green chile ranch dressing is practically an Albuquerque rite of passage.
We love the gourmet pizzas, which are all named after cities, but you also can never go wrong with a classic cheese or pepperoni. If there’s one thing for certain, Dion’s is one of those places where you can be as adventurous as you’d like. If you’re in need of comfort food, look no further.
Price range: $10-$16 for a 12” pizza, $14-23 for a 16” pizza
Dion’s Pizza offers 12 separate locations in Albuquerque.
5. Giovanni’s Pizzeria
An Albuquerque classic, Giovanni’s Pizzeria serves New York-style pizza by the slice out of their classic old school diner. Not only do they have great pizzas, but their old fashioned Italian decor makes this one of the best pizza places in Albuquerque. We feel like we’ve stepped back in time when we enter this laid-back locale.
Giovanni’s has repeatedly been voted the best pizza in Albuquerque. If you’re looking for a casual slice of deliciously greasy comfort food or a crowd-pleaser pizza to bring home, this is your place. Their large size pie is truly gigantic and will feed your whole family with ease.
You’ll find Giovanni’s Pizzeria at 921 San Pedro Dr SE.
6. Scarpas Brick Oven Pizza
Adventurous eaters – this one is for you. The wildly creative options on the menu at Scarpas are too many to list here, but include flavors like chicken enchilada pizza, eggplant parmesan pizza (complete with breading), Thai chicken, BLT pizza with mayo tossed lettuce, and green chile cheeseburger pizza.
After your meal, Scarpas even serves up a pizza-inspired dessert topped with ice cream, caramel sauce, and whipped cream. They also offer gluten-free crusts and most pizzas can be made vegetarian.
Price range: $10-13 for a personal pizza
You’ll find Scarpas at 5500 Academy Rd NE.
7. Restoration Pizza
We love Restoration Pizza’s business model almost as much as we love their pizza. They focus their hiring on underemployed groups and differently-abled individuals, and are dedicated to paying them fair wages. Their commitment to inclusivity and serving the Albuquerque community, coupled with their delicious pizza and beer, make them a top place for pizza in Albuquerque.
When you’re here, be sure to try their cauliflower crust, whether or not you normally avoid wheat. Their toppings include things like bacon, ricotta, red chile chicken, and pine nuts – yum!
Price range: $8.50-$14.50 for a 10”, $14-$23 for a 16”
You’ll find Restoration Pizza at 5161 Lang Ave NE.
8. Chicago Pizza Kitchen
Chicago deep dish pizza is a polarizing dish. You either love it or hate it. If you’re a fan or want to try it out, this is the best place in Albuquerque to find an authentic Chicago-style pie. This restaurant, owned by disabled veterans, boasts two locations for you to choose from.
You can build your own pizza or choose a pie off their menu – spice lovers will love El Diablo. For dessert, go for a pizza cookie, pizza brownie, or their delicious tiramisu.
Price range: $13-14 for a personal pizza, $20-22 for a large
You’ll find Chicago Pizza Kitchen at their two locations at 4300 Eubank Blvd NE and 5305 Gibson Blvd SE.
If you weren’t hungry before, we bet you certainly are now. Next time you’re looking for the perfect slice be sure to hit up these spots for the best pizza in Albuquerque.