10 Best Pizzerias in Kansas City

by Sarah Scoop

You can’t go wrong with pizza.  Let’s be honest, even when a slice is bad it’s still good.  You can enjoy them piping hot or at room temperature. I’ve even eaten leftovers straight from the fridge and it was all delicious.  With so many delicious pizza options, we know there has to be some pretty stiff competition.  Well we’ve narrowed down our favorite spots in Kansas City to grab a slice and these places are not just good pizza.  They’re amazing pizzas that sometimes make me cry when I eat them because they’re just that good…


Minsky’s boasts 17 locations throughout the KC metro area and Lawrence. Pick  from their original or honey wheat hand rolled dough and the thickness of your crust for a pizza that’s just as unique as you are.  Top your pizza with generous portions of meat, fresh veggies, aromatic herbs, and locally sourced mozzarella for a savory treat your whole family will love!  What else is exciting at Minsky’s?  They’ve recently added a gluten-free menu so everyone regardless of diet restrictions can enjoy.

website|3063 Southwest Blvd. Kansas City, MO 64108|816.988.2500

Pizzeria Locale

Looking for a taste of Italy?  Stop into Pizzeria Locale for amazingly authentic slices.  Owners Lachlan Machinnon-Patterson and Bobby Stucky believe in using only simple, fresh ingredients for their irresistible pizza pies.  Need an excuse to treat yourself to this delicious meal that tastes like it was shipped straight from southern Italy?  Stop into Chipotle right next door and save your receipt.  If you bring your Chipotle receipt in on the following Monday, they’ll give you a free slice!

website| 505 W. 75th St. Kansas City, MO 64114|816.523.1161


Waldo Pizza

Build your own pizza from the crust to the toppings.  Whether you prefer original hand tossed, St. Louis style thin crust or honey wheat, Waldo’s Pizza has what you’re looking for. After you’ve selected your dough and crust type, start piling your pie with sauces, cheeses, meats, fish, and veggies for a pizza that is exactly the way you want it!  Pies start at 10” and go up to 16”.

website|7433 Broadway St, Kansas City, MO 64114|(816) 363-5242

Artego Pizza

I’ve talked about this pizzeria before and I will probably never stop talking about it because it is just legitimately that good!  Their crust is made with a special blend of oil and herbs and baked to blistery perfection.  Their menu offers a diverse selection of pizzas that are piled high with veggies, meats, and other toppings.  On warmer nights enjoy your pizza and a beer out on their patio and enjoy some art while you eat!

website|900 W 39th St. Kansas City, MO 64111|816.960.4787

Papa Keno’s

Their door reads “slice as big as your face” and they are not exaggerating.  Your one slice is the size of about 2 large slices or maybe four small slices (I’m not complaining though.)  Need a midnight snack?  Stop by Papa Keno’s, their pizza is seasoned to perfection and their restaurants are open late.  You won’t be able to eat it inside, but order through the to-go window and you’ll have a slice of heaven when you get home.

website|415 Westport Rd. Kansas City, MO 64111|816.599.4704



In the mood for some New York style pizza?  Stop by d’Bronx for a floppy, savory slice that makes New York proud, probably because the concept was conceived in The Bronx.  The original owner’s father owned a deli in NYC and when she married and moved to Kansas City, the couple brought along all of her father’s recipes.  The original owners went on to sell their restaurant to Don Foringer who is just as dedicated to maintaining its authentic deli style and family recipes as his predecessors.

website|3904 Bell St. Kansas City, MO 64111|816.531.0550


Pizzabella is serving up some of the finest wood-fired pizza in Kansas City. Stop into one of their locations to enjoy the ambiance and a glass of wine. We recommend making a reservation, especially on a Friday or Saturday night as the wait can get pretty long, but for good reason.  Pizzabella’s crust just soaks in the flavors of the smoky wood and leaves guests wowed by their wonderful artisanal pizzas.

website|1810 Baltimore Kansas City, MO 64108|816-471-3300

The Art of Pizza

This locally owned shop is called the Art of Pizza, because their slices are  handcrafted works of art.  Their pizza is prepared fresh for every order and offers diners a delicious meal and a comfortable and unique atmosphere.  While you might not be able to get these guys to deliver a slice to your door, you can enjoy your pizza in their beautiful garden patio during the warmer months.

website|1801 Baltimore Ave Kansas City, MO 64108|816.421.1888

Pizza Bar

Pizza bar offers New York style pizza with ingredients that are imported from Italy.  Can you even get any more authentic than that?  The ambiance is causal and fun, perfect for an after work hangout with friends or a quick lunch.  Enjoy daily specials and themes for a fun time for everyone.  (P.S. Happy Hour is all day on Monday! Is there really a better way to start the week than with a great slice of pizza, a good beer, and a fun ambience?)

website|1320 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64105 |816-221-8466

Leo’s Pizza

In the mood for a crisp St. Louis style pizza?  Head over to Leo’s!  After 40 years in business, you know they know what they’re doing.  A delicious handmade dough, pizza toppings calling to the heavens, and a creamy house made provel cheese has made Leo’s the iconic pizzeria it is today.  The family owned and operated establishment, buys only the freshest ingredient from local vendors and suppliers and offers an excellent beer and wine menu to complement their pizzas!

website|408 NW Englewood, Kansas City, MO 64118|816.453.6666

These 10 Kansas City Pizzeria’s are the creme de la creme of pizza.  Enjoy all of the fresh ingredients, creamy cheeses, and aromatic herbs and let us know which is your favorite!

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Ben March 16, 2017 - 9:34 am

I know that its in Raytown, but come on Fun House Pizza is seriously good !

Michele March 16, 2017 - 11:23 am

you missed Italian Delight in Mission, as close to east coast as anyplace in town and a great family!

Hannah March 16, 2017 - 2:51 pm

Il Lazzarone is my favorite place, but I’ve got to try the rest of these!!

John March 20, 2017 - 11:57 am

I’m sorry but pizza bar sucks complete ass. I’d cook a frozen pizza before going there.

Brandon March 27, 2017 - 5:06 pm

FUN HOUSE PIZZA! I mean HELLO?! They put beer in the crust!


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