Let’s be honest – everybody loves pizza! While some of us may have never met a slice we didn’t like, we all have our personal preferences when pizza night rolls around. Deep dish or thin crust, red sauce or white sauce, veggie or meat lovers, these pizza places in Baton Rouge are sure to steal a pizz-a your heart!
Bistro Italia is a hidden gem in Baton Rouge with its location off Coursey Boulevard, but don’t let its unassuming exterior fool you, as Bistro Italia is a favorite among locals. Order a specialty pizza, such as the Greek Pizza – complete with feta, grilled chicken, spinach, Kalamata olives and roasted red peppers or the shrimp, spinach and alfredo pizza, or create your own 10” or 16” pizza using their extensive list of pizza toppings.
City Slice Pints & Pies
With large hand-tossed Neapolitan-style pizzas, City Slice’s pizza slices are sure to outsize your plate. Offering the option of three homemade sauces – white, red and purple – you can choose from a section of specialty pizzas or craft your own. City Slice knows that there’s no better combination than brunch and pizza so they have just that – The Hangover pizza is made of all your brunch dreams with a queso base, bell peppers, onion, mushrooms, chorizo, bacon and eggs cooked to your preference.
The Light House Bar & Pizzeria
Light House Bar & Pizzeria is the newest addition to this list, and it’s certainly one you don’t want to miss. Offering traditional slices like the deluxe pizza, as well as specialty slices, such as the buffalo chicken pizza, Light House’s cheese pulls on the Detroit-style pies are a must-try. The real star on the menu is the pizza bites – bite-sized pieces packed with flavor!
Put a new spin on an old classic or indulge in one of Lit Pizza's signature combinations and watch your pizza come to life before it's blast-fired in the oven. Offering pizza that is completely customizable, you can create pizza that is perfect for you, with over 50 toppings to choose from! Lit Pizza has multiple locations throughout Baton Rouge, so you are sure to find out what makes this pizza place a favorite!
Pastime Restaurant has been a Baton Rouge tradition since 1945 and is even a historical landmark! While it started as a grocery store in the early 1920s, Pastime eventually grew into a restaurant and cocktail lounge in 1945, and a popular hangout for LSU students during that time. Now, the Pastime serves the local area residents and visitors alike in the evening, during downtown events, university sporting events, River Center events, and from downtown hotels, travelers and tourists. Offering pizza topped with boudin, shrimp, crab meat and even crawfish, you’re sure to see what makes this pizza place iconic.
Pizza Byronz may be newer than most to the pizza scene, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t quickly become a Baton Rouge favorite. Located in the Willow Grove Shopping Center, Pizza Byronz offers classics that are uniquely Louisiana, such as the By-oudin, Muffaletta and NOLA BBQ Shrimp pizzas. If deep dish pizza is more your style, then you’re in luck with their square pan-baked pizzas (just look at that cheese pull!). For those looking for something different than your traditional pies, you can also order a flambee, which is a French-fired flatbread with toppings such as brie, fig sauce and crème fraîche.
Red Zeppelin is a thin-crust favorite in Baton Rouge, and it’s been taking Baton Rouge by storm since 2010. With 15 specialty pizzas, you’re sure to find something for everyone. If not, you can create your own, with toppings such as alligator sausage available to add. Dine on the patio overlooking Perkins Road or get it to go – you can even select their “take and bake” option to cook it yourself if you aren’t hungry just yet.
Located in Baton Rouge’s Mid City neighborhood, Reginelli’s Pizzeria is the perfect place for a family night out, watching the big game or getting together with friends. Reginelli’s menu offers a vast selection of specialty pizzas, as well as Detroit-style and hand-tossed crust, and a specialty Mardi Gras menu, complete with Cajun crawfish pizza. For a year-round specialty pizza with a little Louisiana flair, order the BBQ shrimp Detroit-style pizza!
Rocca Pizzeria brings unique pies to Baton Rouge’s Mid City neighborhood with its convenient location on Government Street! Using Old World cooking techniques inspired by the Neapolitan tradition, these hand-tossed, wood-fired pizzas are a must-try. To add a little bit of spice, you can order a savory pie topped with red sauce, such as the Chicken Diavlo or the Iverstine. If you’re looking for something with less of a kick but just as delicious, order the Pistachio – a white pie topped with bacon, rosemary, fingerling potatoes, fresh mozzarella, local honey and pistachios, of course.
Schlittz & Giggles
Schlittz & Giggles is no stranger to the Baton Rouge pizza scene, and it certainly has become one of the newer Baton Rouge classics. If you’re looking for authentic, New York-style, thin-crust pizza, then look no further! With a location under the Perkins Overpass, as well as a location Downtown (complete with an oh-so-convenient walk-up window), this is the spot to grab a slice (or even a whole pie to share) for lunch, dinner or after a night out.