A Guide to Pizza Places and Parlors in Kansas City


 

Pizza in Kansas City is an all-encompassing array of flavors, toppings, crusts and preparations. For every decadent, late-night slice there’s a lighter, Neapolitan-style pie available all throughout the day.

Get to know some of Kansas City’s most popular pizza places:


Traditional Pizza Parlors

 

KC’s classic-style pizza parlors are old-school joints that dish out pies for delivery or dining in.

One of the most popular places for pizza is Minsky’s, which has been in operation for nearly 40 years and operates more than 15 locations throughout the metro.

 

Another bustling neighborhood spot is Waldo Pizza, known for its family friendly appeal, while aptly named d’Bronx and Crossroads Arts District-mainstay The Art of Pizza both specialize in New York-style pies.

Neapolitan Specialties

 

The strict standards that determine Neapolitan pizza include stone ovens, high heat and short cook times, among other more specific rules. The attention to detail results in a soft and light end product, proving the perfect vehicle for veggies, greens and various sliced Italian meats.

Kid-friendly and KC-based Spin! Neapolitan Pizza touts locations throughout the metro (including Crown Center and Overland Park), plus local beers and drinks on tap for adults of age.

 

Meanwhile, Il Lazzarone is a patio destination nestled in the lively River Market neighborhood and 1889 Pizza Napoletana pays tribute to pizza’s Italian roots with a solid stable of unique combinations.

Late-Night Cravings

 

Because sometimes you need a slice after a long night of revelry.

Embedded in the Power & Light District’s KC Live! Block is Pizza Bar, which closes at 3 a.m., making it the perfect conclusion to an evening out.

 

At arcade bar Up-Down, gamers and craft beer lovers alike take breaks in between pinball sessions to snack on mondo slices of mac & cheese and Cajun chicken pies, among other more familiar styles.

 

In Westport, one of Kansas City’s hottest nightlife districts, Joe’s Pizza Buy the Slice keeps bar-goers supplied with stone oven-baked slices right next to local legend Kelly’s Westport Inn.

Funky Joints

 

Known for its countless TV appearances, Grinders Pizza combines local art, live music and seemingly ridiculous pizzas (think ones topped with tater tots) into one of KC’s most unique dining establishments.

The Milwaukee Delicatessen Company showcases an uncommon space: the popular hangout resides in a former German deli that first opened Downtown in 1900.

 

Riding solo or craving something all for yourself, get giant slices at Papa Keno’s, available in Westport, the Crossroads, Overland Park and Lawrence.

Post up pre-concert at Homeslice Pizza & Pints, located a block away from Sprint Center and the Power & Light District.

Regional Favorites

 

Have it your way at Topp’d, a build-your-own fast casual pizza place situated on both 39th Street West and in the Lenexa Public Market.

Open since 1969, Old Shawnee Pizza is anything but dated. Count on ingredients such as ghost pepper cheese, house-smoked pulled pork and spicy peanut sauce for an atypical twist.

 

You can’t get any more classic than Chiusano’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, a family-run Legend’s staple inspired by European tastes.

North Kansas City’s Caddy Shack Pizza is an old-school gathering place for those who love thin crust pies and patio hangs.

Standard crust or gluten-free, craft beer haven Martin City Brewing Company boasts a pizza menu featuring diverse flavors for everyone—and a neighborly vibe perfect for all ages.

CHECK OUT SOME OF KC’S MOST POPULAR PIZZA

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More Pizza Options

Big Tony's Pizza

Delivering perfect made-from-scratch New York-style pizza in just seven minutes, 40 seconds! Big Tony’s Pizza offers four flavors in three sizes, as well as bread sticks, salad, soft drinks and beer. Big Tony learned at a very young age that terrific pizza starts with terrific dough. Using a secret recipe passed down from his Nana, the pies always rise to the occasion because Big Tony tops them with the freshest ingredients from Kansas City’s top farmers markets. But what is it about Big Tony’s sauce that’s so mouthwatering? According to Big Tony, that may go down in history as a mystery!

Cafe Trio

Come-as-you-are fine dining. Intimate, romantic setting with fresh seafood, steaks and pasta. Convenient Plaza location with free off-street parking & Valet parking after 6pm, Tue.,Wed., Fri., & Sat. Martini and wine bar featuring large international wine list, live piano entertainment, reservations accepted. Private dining: 15 -100 people. Large outdoor deck bar for lunch, cocktails and dinner.

Grains & Taps

Our taproom features a wide variety of beers brewed in-house alongside craft beers from around the world, a full bar and pizza.

Grinders Pizza

Grinders Pizza offers downtown's largest outdoor gathering facility complete with stage and towering sculptures in a park-like setting. The theatre area can seat 2,500 people and is available for outdoor shows of all kinds, including music, theatre and special events. Full bar, 22 eclectic beers on tap. Including lagers, ales, lambics, trappists and many others. Catering for 2,200 or dinner for two.

Minsky's Pizza Café & Bar - Plaza

Contemporary designed pizza restaurant serving gourmet, award-winning pizza, sandwiches, fresh salads, pasta and desserts. Full bar. Delivery.

Minsky's Pizza Café & Sports Bar - River Market

Since we began making gourmet pizza in Kansas City in 1976, we have used the finest ingredients. Our savory pizza begins with fresh hand rolled dough layered with generous portions of lean meats, tender fresh cut vegetables, aromatic herb and topped with freshly grated mozzarella and other fine cheese if you desire. In addition to gourmet pizzas we offer a tasty selection of sandwiches, salads, pastas and appetizers. We are alo a sports bar with 12 beers on tap and 25 TV's including 3 10' High Definition monitors. Satellite TV and every major sports subscription you won't miss a game.

Over There Café

Enjoy your Museum visit then grab a bite to eat at the Over There Café where you can eat like a soldier! Guests dine surrounded by World War I-themed décor featuring the flags of the Allied and Central Powers and a poppy field mural. Menu items include freshly prepared sandwiches, pizza, salads, soups, snacks and desserts named for people and places from the Great War. The Café also offers, daily specials, gluten free and vegetarian options and a variety of beverages, including local/imported beer and wine and local air-roasted coffee courtesy of The Roasterie. The Café is open until 3 p.m.

Papa Keno's Pizzeria-Crossroads

THE PAPA KENO'S STORY SINCE 1991 Papa keno's has been hand crafting our east coast-style pizza and huge signature slices as we strive to bring the absolute highest quality to our customers in everything we do. That is why we make our dough daily and source locally grown fresh ingredients whenever possible. We like to think of our culinary creations as works of art and we take our art seriously...very seriously. Our commitment to our customers is to deliver only the best quality and leave them with an experience that is unequaled.

Papa Keno's Pizzeria-Overland Park

THE PAPA KENO'S STORY SINCE 1991 Papa keno's has been hand crafting our east coast-style pizza and huge signature slices as we strive to bring the absolute highest quality to our customers in everything we do. That is why we make our dough daily and source locally grown fresh ingredients whenever possible. We like to think of our culinary creations as works of art and we take our art seriously...very seriously. Our commitment to our customers is to deliver only the best quality and leave them with an experience that is unequaled.

Pizza Bar

Pizza Bar is a slice of Kansas City's good life. From space for large parties, karaoke, birthday parties, happy hour specials throughout the week, and a lively night light on the weekends Pizza Bar has a little bit of everything for everyone! Enjoy fresh New York style pizza made fresh with hand-tossed dough and sauce from San Marzano tomatoes imported from Italy. Pair your handcrafted pie with a cold one from their extensive selection of Kansas City's own Boulevard Beer on tap.