Akron’s Top 7 Pizza Joints

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There’s just nothing like a good pizza, and Akronites are lucky to have so many mouth-watering local options. Some have been in business for 50 years or more. Even the newer ones–open for only 20 years–are pretty spectacular.

In no particular order, here’s our “Top 7” list to help you find a new favorite, but if you don’t see your favorite pizza joint here, send us a message to tell us who we overlooked, or share it in a comment at the bottom. This is your magazine, we just run it.

Click here to vote for your favorite pizza joint or tell us who we overlooked.

luigis sq[su_box title=”Luigi’s”]Luigi’s

105 N Main St., Akron, OH 44308

(330) 253-2999

Website | On Facebook

Mon – Thu: 11 am – 2 am, Fri: 11 am – 4 am, Sat: 4:30 pm – 4 am, Sun: 4 pm – 2 am

If you’ve never been, here are two pro-tips: Take cash and prepare to wait in line (or order take-out). Luigi’s pizza—and their mound o’ cheese salads—are legendary in these parts for good reason.[/su_box]

Luigi’s IS an Akron landmark. I have been a fan for several decades …If you want an ‘old Akron’ experience, try Luigi’s and marvel at what the Rubber City was like in its hey-day.” – Marc M.

An Akron staple. I travel from Cleveland to grab their pizza whenever I can. …Go with the pizza and salad and you will be happy.” – Jeff D.


 

guiseppes_sq[su_box title=”Guiseppe’s Pizza”]Guiseppe’s

14 E Caston Rd, Akron, OH 44301

(330) 644-8842

Website | On Facebook

Mon – Thu: 11 am – 10 pm, Fri – Sat: 11 am – 11 pm, Sun: 11 am – 10 pm

People love the crust and the consistency, but don’t get your heart set on making the man behind the counter your BFF. Regulars say you should overlook his gruff demeanor and just enjoy your pie.[/su_box]

Best. Pizza. Ever. …I’ve known the phone number by heart since 1980. It was the only pizza that was allowed to be brought into our house while I was growing up.” – Chylece H.

The dude that runs this place hates you. But the pizza is pretty darn good. …I am kind of afraid to call in my order if a football game is on. Like he’d rather watch the Browns lose than take my money.” – Jason F.


dechecos[su_box title=”DeCheco’s Pizzeria”]DeCheco’s Pizzeria

2075 S Main St., Akron, Ohio

(330) 724-4835

Website | On Facebook

Mon – Sun: 11 am – 10 pm

DeCheco’s is a family-run pizza shop, praised for their friendly, funny staff and their “original White Pizza.” They promise you’ve never had one like they make it.[/su_box]

“I just had your famous White Pizza courtesy of Mr. Wendt – it was excellent! You now have a new customer.” – Jennifer B.

“I’m pretty sure certain members of my family could live off of DeCheco’s white pizza alone for the rest of their lives and be extremely happy!” – Candace M.


angelina's[su_box title=”Angelina’s Pizza House”]Angelina’s

1548 Home Ave Akron, OH 44310‎

(330) 633-8642

Mon – Thu: 4 pm – 10 pm, Fri – Sat: 4 pm – 11pm

 

Heads up: You won’t find a website or active Facebook page. This is a “hidden gem” in part because it’s easy to miss. But those who’ve been inside and ordered swear by it.[/su_box]

“I’ve had authentic pizza in Little Italy in NYC, Chicago, and on Murray Hill in Cleveland. Angelina’s is the absolute best I’ve ever had. Excellent Crust …Sauce is perfect… the Cheese makes this the best pizza on the planet!” – “BoomTiki”

Got a carry out pie the other night when I came back into town. It’s still excellent. The owner took our order and manned the register when we picked it up. He is as super friendly as ever. This place is truly a hidden gem. – David K.


roccos[su_box title=”Rocco’s Pizza”]Rocco’s Pizza

1053 Portage Trail, Cuyahoga Falls

(330) 928-3344

Mon – Thu: 11 am – 10 pm, Fri – Sat: 11 am – 11 pm, Sun: 11 am – 10 pm

Website | On Facebook

The first take-out pizza shop in the Akron area, Rocco’s is approaching its 61st year in business, now with two locations and generations of loyal fans.[/su_box]

“This is the best pizza in Akron, without a doubt. Reasonably priced, which is good because it is absolutely addicting!” – Caroline P.

“I was born and raised in Brooklyn. I am picky with pizza. Can it be? Good pizza in Ohio? Yes, indeed. …My cousin recommended this place for us to grab lunch, and I was certainly not let down.” – Mike B.


brothers pizza[su_box title=”Brothers Pizza”]Brothers Pizza

1110 E Tallmadge Ave, Akron, Ohio 44310

Website | On Facebook

Mon – Thu: 11 am – 12 am, Fri – Sat: 11 am – 1 am, Sun: 11 am – 10 pm

They just opened in Feb. 2013, but Brothers Pizza has won fans with their a gourmet spin on pizzas and calzones with offerings like Smac n’ Cheese, Bro-B-Que and Martisian.[/su_box]

“We came all the way from N. Carolina to try some of your delicious food and we are hooked!” – Tricia M.

“Akron is lucky to have a number of quality pizza joints (Luigi’s and Angelina’s Pizza come to mind, among others). Brother’s Pizza recently opened in Akron, and they add to the list of awesome pizzerias in the area. Their pizza is freaking phenomenal” – David K.


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[su_box title=”Rasicci’s Pizza & Chicken”]Rasicci’s Pizza & Chicken

513 E. Cuyahoga Falls Ave., Akron, OH 44310

330-923-1999

Tues-Thurs: 11 am -10 pm, Fri-Sat: 11 am-11 pm, Sun 11 am – 8 pm

Website | On Facebook

As good as the pizza is, if the rave reviews are to be believed, you may actually like Rasicci’s chicken even more.[/su_box]

“Great pizza but the fried chicken is the greatest, somehow they got garlicy goodness into the chicken!” — Gary P.

“The best chicken I’ve ever had was at Gus’s World Famous Chicken in Memphis, but this is really close. Next best thing to Gus’s since I moved to Ohio!” – Jane T.

 

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