You voted and these are the top 7 best local pizza shops in metro Detroit

Posted at 10:25 AM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 10:25:38-05

(WXYZ) — Super Bowl LIV is just days away, and while football is the star of the day, you can’t have a Super Bowl party without laying out a spread.

According to market research firm, YouGov, more than 1 in 3 Americans will eat pizza during the big game.

So to help you win your Super Bowl party, we’re running down the top Michigan only pizza shops in metro Detroit. They were selected by our viewers in our weekly online poll. It’s our Thursday’s Top 7.

#7 GREEN LANTERN PIZZA (Multiple Locations)

Green Lantern Pizza

7th on our list is Green Lantern Pizza. They‘ve been serving up pies since 1995, and they’ve grown to seven locations. Fans say Green Lantern does an amazing classic pepperoni, but also gave high marks to their chicken Sicilian and BBQ chicken.

#6 MOOTZ PIZZERIA AND BAR (Downtown Detroit)

Mootz Pizzeria and Bar
Mootz Pizzeria and Bar

6th on our list is newcomer Mootz Pizzeria and Bar. They’ve only been open for a year but have made a real splash on the pizza scene. Mootz Pizzeria brings authentic New York Pizza to downtown Detroit. If you’re out late weekend nights, visit Side Hustle, their by-the-slice-only counter right next door. Side Hustle is open until 3 a.m..

#5 LOUI’S PIZZA (Hazel Park)

Loui’s Pizza in Hazel Park is 5th on our list. They're known for the decedent charred, thick-crust deep-dish pizza. Fasn describe the atmosphere as cozy and the pizza as “hands down the best pizza around." Food Network called it one of the best pizzas in the country.

#4 LA LANTERNA (Detroit)

La Lanterna, in the Albert Building off Capitol Park, comes in 4th. The Neapolitan-style brick oven pizza has been bringing in the crowds for decades. In addition to the classics, look for creative options like this herbed pizza bread topped with prosciutto, arugula in light lemon, with sundried, tomatoes, olives and burrata cheese!

#3 BUDDY’S PIZZA (Multiple Locations)

Buddy’s Pizza is 3rd on our list. When you say Detroit square style pizza, Buddy’s is where it all started. That was back in 1946. Today Buddy’s is still a metro Detroit favorite with a full line of signature, specialty, gluten-free and thin-crust pizzas.

#2 BRASS RAIL PIZZA BAR (Capitol Park - Detroit)

Brass Rail is a cool place for sports and a hot pizza. Enjoy the familiar like loaded veggie, cheese, and pepperoni or the new and fun like the "Wakey Wakey." Yes, those are sunny side up eggs, along with bacon and black angus strip steak. Quench your thirst with one of the 52 beers on draft – 45 made here in Michigan.


Sicily’s Pizzeria takes the top spot! This neighborhood take-out joint in southwest Detroit has been serving up old-world taste for more than three decades.

I tried their Sicily pizza and was wowed! This pie has pepperoni, meatball, red onion and green pepper. The taste was vibrant, the crust was flavorful and the texture was incredible. This neighborhood spot has people stopping in from the UP for their pizza. And with good, cheesy reason!

Sicily's Pizzeria is currently mostly a take-out spot, but they're expanding.

A full sit-down restaurant is coming soon for folks who want to dig into their favorite pizza as soon as it comes out of the oven.