10 Slices of Paradise: You've Got to Try These Greenville Pizza Places



There are so many different types of pizza, and so many different atmospheres in which to enjoy it, that finding a pizza place which suits your preferences can be a challenge.  Are you the type that likes a small, unfussy joint churning out gigantic New York slices, or are you more into a glass of wine with a 12-inch Neapolitan pie? Or perhaps you want a craft beer and salad while you split a creative pizza or two with your friends.

Taking all of these different desires into consideration, we've scoured the Upstate's pizzerias, trying to find the 10 we would most recommend.  With so many excellent options on the scene, which seems to be expanding every day, this was no easy feat.

We ultimately settled on some longtime local favorites offering New York slices, like Vic's and Tito's, mixed in with fresh pizzerias, like Sidewall and Stone.  Covering a range of tastes and settings, each restaurant on this list is a slice of paradise.



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Greenville's outpost of the Atlanta original is a prominent attraction in the West End. Brightly colored, fanciful and punctuated with giant mushrooms, the pizza parlor welcomes all. Stone-baked pizzas come in three sizes, and you can even score individual slices at lunch. Fashion your own from a list of toppings, or go with their standards. Hoagies, calzones and salads round out the offerings, along with draft microbrews and plenty of bottled beers. Added perks: several TVs, over 30 unique beers on tap with daily happy hour specials and a beer club with member benefits.


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Stone Pizza Company has brought something different to downtown Greenville: Neapolitan pizza. That's right, you can now get the crust with that one-of-a-kind crispness without having to leave the downtown area. Their 900-degree, wood-fired oven turns out perfectly cooked pizzas, bubbling with deliciousness. To preserve the integrity of the pizza, you can only order the Neapolitan style if you're dining in as it doesn't travel well. If you're dead set on take-out, or if Neapolitan isn't your thing, they also offer New York style pizza.


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Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria is appropriately named for the things they do best: beer and pizza. But this is better than just beer and pizza. Barley's offers an enormous variety of specialty beers on tap and by the bottle, and their pizza is truly some of the best anywhere. Other menu items are good, but the pizza is the real reason to dine here. This is a great place to go with a group if you want to enjoy yourself without keeping your voices down. The high ceilings of this old building make for a fun atmosphere.


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North Pleasantburg
Tito's NY Style Pizzeria


 

Although atmosphere can sway people at some pizza parlors, the real test is always in the pies themselves. At Tito's, nothing distracts from the pleasure of real New York style, hand-tossed pizzas. Topped with delicious items and baked to perfection, they're so good that locals have named them the best pizzas in the area. In addition to the specialty pies, Sicilian varieties, square in shape and with thicker crusts, also prove pleasing. Pastas and sandwiches round out the tasty offerings.


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Located in a small shopping center on Woodruff Road, there's more than meets the eye at Napoli Pizzeria and Restaurant. With an expansive menu of Greek-Italian cuisine, there's more than enough to please any palate. Offering pasta dishes, Italian casseroles and some of the best pizza in Greenville, you'll find that Napoli is quite unique. While the menu is indeed massive, each item is executed with a special attention to detail. In nicer weather, enjoy the outdoor patio, strung with cafe lights and bordering a vine-covered arbor.


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No matter how much Fairview Road may have transformed over the past couple of decades, one constant has been the exceptional slices at Anthony's Pizzeria. Located in the rapidly growing city of Simpsonville, this long-time local favorite serves up New York style pizza, both by the pie and by the slice, as well as Sicilian pizza. A suburban sanctuary for lovers of a good pie, Anthony's stays busy churning out quality food for its slew of dine-in customers – which it easily accommodates with its large dining space – and its many take-out orders. Don't be surprised if you encounter several regulars on a visit here. This is a true neighborhood joint, and they're always greeted at the counter with a warm familiarity.


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South Pleasantburg


 

Before you go any further, you should know that Pizzeria Mozz isn't exactly a dine-in restaurant. If you must, there are two small booths where you can eat your pizza straight out of the box. However, you should plan on taking your order to go. Now that we've cleared that up, you should also know that this is some of the best pizza you'll find in Greenville. Located in an unassuming spot on South Pleasantburg, this place is a hidden gem. Offering delicious specialty pizzas, like the usual supreme and veggie, as well as the more unexpected, like prosciutto and arugula, you're sure to find something you'd like to try. You can also create your own pizza from their huge selection of toppings.


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Downtown


 

It's one thing to serve up a New York slice. Vic's Pizza takes that up a notch by offering a slice of New York. The sign out front reads "Brooklyn, SC" and everything about Vic's lives up to that promise. Located in a small, modest space just off Main Street, this eatery is big on flavor – and slice size. Seriously, the slices are huge, practically the size of your head. With a menu of specialty pizzas to choose from, in addition to the usual subs, wings and calzones, you're sure to find something that appeals. If you're stumped, you can't go wrong with pepperoni. No matter what you get, you'll be glad you gave this place a try.


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The first thing you notice when entering this small, sleek eatery is its length of refrigerated cases, packed full of swirling, pastel mounds of gelato. It's an appealing greeting. Invariably, there's a line of eager customers sampling the bounty and waffling about which flavor they'll limit themselves to. The luscious array of gelati, however, belies the kitchen's skill with other foods, and their panini, pizza and pasta are excellent. Your best bet? Stop in for a meal, and cap the event with a well-packed serving of gelato.


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Sidewall Pizza Company first burst onto the Travelers Rest scene in 2015, making a name for itself with its fresh pies, inventive ice cream and casual, indoor/outdoor atmosphere. With an inventive menu and its commitment to community outreach, it didn't take long for Sidewall to become Greenville's favorite pizza place. You'll find plenty of pizzas to choose from – divided into categories based on the sauce – like the Bacon Bliss made with a roasted garlic sauce or the Triple Pepper made with a crushed tomato sauce. You can also create your own pizza, as well as choose from an array of fresh salads. The beverages here are also on point with healthy selection of wines and craft beer. Handcrafted sodas are also available for those that don't imbibe. And if that weren't enough, Sidewall also makes their own ice cream using local milk, creating a unique flavor of the day that you won't be able to resist.


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Meet Maggie Tuten Tyner

Maggie wasn't born in Greenville, S.C., but she was certainly raised here, having called this her home for the last 20+ years.  She even graduated from local Furman University and went to work...  More About Maggie

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