If we know one thing, it’s that Tulsans love their pizza and we know the feeling. Pizza has a long and colorful history. In Sardinia, French and Italian archaeologists have found bread baked over 7,000 years ago and thousands of years later in the late 19th century, the tasty treat made its way to the United States thanks to large Italian populations in New York City, Philadelphia and Chicago. Since then, Pizza has been a beloved food with seemingly endless styles, ingredients and flavors spanning across the world. Luckily, you won’t have to travel too far to get a great slice in Tulsa. Whether it’s a clam pizza or a New York style slice, you’ll likely find a pizza joint around town to satisfy any craving. Here’s a list we’ve compiled of some of our favorite spots!
Bobby O’s pizza joint just recently opened in 2018 along the historic Route 66. You can custom order any toppings by the slice and the slices are cut from a thin crust 24″ pie… so they are huge! They have an entirely separate kitchen dedicated to gluten-free food, they use a blend of Bob’s Red Mill GF flour that provides a distinctive dough fo non-gluten pizza and cheesy breadsticks. The Bobby O’s building used to be an auto-mechanic shop, nicknamed ‘Speedo’ so we had to try their Speedo Slice Special – Signature Slice, salad and a drink for $11.90. Give their Roasted Root 66 pizza a try, it’s made with roasted root vegetables, Italian sausage, feta and caramelized onions. 1502 E 11th St, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74120
East Village Bohemian Pizzeria
We love the East Village District in Tulsa, there are string lights strung across the street and the area is always full of nightlife activity, giving us all the more reason to dine at East Village Bohemian Pizzeria. Opening in 2014, Bohemian Pizzeria has quickly become a go-to spot for many people; the restaurant is full pretty much every night. The decor and style of the restaurant really fit the name, it’s bohemian down to the last detail. They serve wood-fired pizzas, Neopolitan style, and source many of their ingredients from Italy. You really can’t go wrong with any of their pies, but we must say, our favorite is the Queen Margherita with crispy pancetta added. 818 East 3rd Street, Tulsa, OK
For a taste of Brooklyn in Tulsa, pop into NYC Pizza for an experience as close to NYC as you can get in the Midwest. Big, cheesy slices hold up well on the doughy but crispy crust and don’t be afraid to fold them in half. NYC Pizza shines in other areas, too: the garlic knots and cannoli are not to be missed. 4775 S Harvard Ave, Tulsa, OK 74135
Andolini’s Pizzeria & Andolini’s Sliced
Andolini’s has several different locations in Tulsa, Jenks, Owasso, Broken Arrow, and you can even find them at local events in their Food Truck. The brand is practically universally beloved by locals and was even featured by Trip Advisor as a top ten pizzaria. Brothers Jim & Mike Bausch opened their first Andolini’s back in 2005, making everything from scratch since day one, they even make their mozzarella in house! You must try their Demarco of Brooklyn pizza, it’s topped with extra virgin olive oil from the Puglia region of Italy and it is truly delicious. 1552 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK 74120
Hideaway has been around for a while, 1957 to be exact, opening their first location on the OSU campus in Stillwater. Another Tulsa classic pizza concept, in the ’60s and ’70s, they delivered their pizzas via colorfully painted Volkswagon Beetles (we secretly wish they still did this). Since then they’ve opened several different locations in bordering states, but they’ve kept the culture and recipes the same. They have some really great specialty pizzas with so many creative topping combinations (we grew up on their Paradise Pie) and we have to mention our favorite appetizer – their Fried Mushrooms with ranch! 1419 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK 74120
Prairie Fire Pie
Prairie Fire Pie is located right next door to its sister restaurant Palace Cafe at the end of Cherry Street. Chef James Shrader wanted to bring ‘West Coast Inspired’ pizza to Tulsa with slow-fermented dough topped with local ingredients all fired together in a wood-fired oven. We’ve really enjoyed some of their more unique combinations with their ‘white sauce’ pizzas. Their space is simply modern in design and there is always something creative and delicious to try on their drink menu. 1303 E. 15th St. Tulsa, OK 74120
In New Haven, they call it “apizza” pronounced “ah-peetz.” Italian immigrants settled the area in the early 1900s, and blended classic Neapolitan-style pizza with a few tricks of their own. Elgin Park gives us Tulsa’s take on this New Haven style pizza. They have some really creative pizzas that we LOVE like the Pickle Pizza, White Clam Pizza, the Truffle Shuffle and Loaded Potato. They also brew their own beer on-site, so it’s the perfect spot to try a flight of local beers with your slice! 325 E Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK 74120
Umberto’s pizza is truly a classic Tulsa pizza joint, known for its New York Style pizza and you can always order cheese and pepperoni pizzas by the slice. The thing we love about Umberto’s is the immense amount of toppings they pile on, I mean just look at those slices! The owner, Moses Okoro, learned to make New York Style pizza in a friend’s pizza joint in Queens. We’re thankful he brought his love of a good slice to Tulsa. 3147 S Harvard Ave, Tulsa, OK 74135
La Roma Pizza
Originally from Beirut, by way of the Caribbean, Tulsa is home since 1981 for Katia Azar and her mother, Souhila Azar. Each day, they both work in the restaurant preparing classic Mediterranean food and pizzas. You’ll find all your lebanese favorites like cabbage rolls, hummus, tabouli, tawook, calzones, and specialty pizzas. We suggest you try the “R. J. Pizza” named in honor of Souhila’s late husband. It combines olive oil, feta cheese and jalapeno. Their crust is perfectly crunchy and flavorful, we love dipping it in their house-made hummus. 6027 S Sheridan Rd, Tulsa, OK 74145
In the heart of the Rose District in downtown Broken Arrow, you’ll find The Rooftop. And just like in the name, you can bet they have a great outdoor rooftop area with lights strung across overlooking the neighborhood boutiques and bars in the district. As for their pizzas, you can either go crazy with toppings and build your own or you can choose from one of their house specialties – we suggest their Top Shelf Margherita. 214 South Main Street Broken Arrow, OK
Dino’s Pizza Pies
You might accidentally drive past Dino’s if you didn’t know what to look for – this quaint, eight-seat restaurant is tucked away on 17th street off of Utica and is decorated with iconic photos of NYC hung all over its walls. The one thing we must mention about Dino’s pizza is their crust, it’s thin but soft and has the perfect crunch with every bite. You can get a 14″ whole pie or a 10″ New York slice, the most popular is their pepperoni slice. 1717 E 17th St, Tulsa, OK 74104
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