15 Spots to Get Great Pizza in Philadelphia’s Western Suburbs
From upside down pies to cauliflower crusts, these restaurants put their own spin on this dinner staple.
Pizza from Pica's Restaurant in Upper Darby and West Chester.
With exposed brick walls and local farm fresh ingredients, Christopher’s offers relaxed dining and quality pizza. Tuck into brick oven pies topped with prosciutto, meatballs or keep it traditional and order the margherita.
325 E. King St., Malvern; 108 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne.
If you’re craving thick Chicago-style slices, look no further than Gennaro’s. Opt for a Chicago deep dish in flavors like buffalo chicken, cheesesteak and vegetarian. Or nosh on an artisan pie in varieties like Hawaiian, meat lover’s and California spinach.
40 Glocker Way, Pottstown.
This neighborhood Italian joint offers a wide beer selection and pizza that loyal customers swear by. Create your own pie or order a gourmet version with options like barbecue chicken, pesto, steak or an upside down pizza.
2016 E. Darby Road, Havertown.
La Mia provides the cheesy, delightful slices you need to complete your family night.
330 Kennett Pike, Chadds Ford.
Media’s La Porta takes pizza to the next level. Made in a traditional brick oven, the thin crust options include Bianco (a white pie with chicken, asparagus, prosciutto, pine nuts, garlic and pesto), the Puttanesca (topped with eggplant, capers, olives, tomato, spinach, garlic and buratta), and the Farmer’s (Brussels sprouts, bacon, tallegio, fried egg and onion). Bonus: La Porta offers gluten free crusts.
1192 N. Middletown Road, Media.
This tiny joint uses authentic Italian ingredients to top its pizzas and stuff its strombolis. Pizzas range from Neopolitan to Sicilian to white, and can be bought by the slice.
8 W. State St., Media.
Grab a 14-inch personal pizza with quippy names like Susie Q (mozzarella, mushrooms, roasted peppers and tomatoes), Hang Loose (mozzarella, ham and pineapple) or South Street Shuffle (mozzarella, bacon, pepperoni, ham and sausage), a Sicilian, or a 28-inch pie at this West Chester joint. Just popping in for lunch? Lorenzo and Sons also sells pizza by the slice.
27 N. High St., West Chester.
This family-owned pizzeria makes its dough fresh daily, making the pizzas, strombolis and calzones all the better. Choose from traditional pizza toppings or specialty pies like Greek, Hawaiian, vegetable or a tomato pie. Pizza is also available by the slice or on a pita.
19 E. King St., Malvern.
Homemade Italian dishes made from family recipes make Paola’s a local favorite. Long wooden tables and a stone fireplace add ambiance to the fantastic cuisine, which has no shortage of 10, 14 and 16-inch hand-tossed brick oven pizzas.
12 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne.
This Upper Darby favorite now dishes up its signature pies in West Chester, too. Be sure to try its cheese on bottom, sauce on top take, seen on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon when Delco native, Tina Fey, stopped by.
7803 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby; 1233 West Chester Pike, West Chester.
Rize Pizza offers traditional and gluten-free pizza with funk names like Southern Belle (fire roasted peppers, mozzarella, bacon, fried chicken, maple syrup), Angry Bird (Cajun chicken, hot pepper sauce and buttermilk ranch, with mozzarella), and Snap Dragon (sausage, bacon, long hots, mozzarella and gouda).
1991 Sproul Road, Broomall; 124 E. Market St., West Chester.
Started by two friends, Snap provides fresh ingredients in any combination, plus some signature favorites like Kennett Square (mushrooms, arugula, mozzarella, goat cheese and truffle oil), Hot Little Honey (tomatoes, pepperoni, mozzarella and hot honey), and Mexique (chicken, barbecue sauce, onions, poblano peppers, mozzarella and cilantro lime crema).
This BYOB serves mouth-watering dishes, including Sicilian and Napolitona thin crust pizzas in a homey, relaxed atmosphere.
235 Lancaster Ave., Malvern.
This local favorite uses fresh cow’s milk mozzarella and prosciutto di parma for a true taste of Italy.
249 Bridge St., Phoenixville.
Zesto’s hand-tossed, stone baked pizza is perfect for your next movie night. Nosh on a baked penne pizza, the Veggie Lover, or a number of other options that offer unique takes on a classic slice.
908 Conestoga Road, Bryn Mawr.