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Chattanooga is a city that’s become increasingly renowned for its growing food scene. With a rich history and diverse culture, it’s no wonder that this city has become a destination for food lovers. In particular, pizza has become a popular staple among locals and visitors alike. From the classic New York-style pizza to the unconventional toppings, there’s something for everyone in Chattanooga’s pizza scene.
In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the top pizzerias in the city and explore what makes their pizza stand out. Whether you’re a pizza enthusiast or simply looking for a great meal, we’re confident that you’ll find something to love in Chattanooga’s pizza offerings. We love exploring them all!
So how did we come up with our list? They are in no particular order, but here is how we decided upon the best pizza places in the city:
We’ve used personal experience plus rankings on Google and other sources, to come up with the best pizza restaurants in Chattanooga – not just some arbitrary list of all the restaurants in the area!
We looked for delicious pizza, a great deal, good service with friendly staff and a great atmosphere to come up with our list. We love fresh mozzarella cheese, a good option for both red sauce and white sauce, and fresh toppings such as green peppers, fresh basil, red onions, and of course pepperoni and meats!
To be fair, there are other great pizza places in the city, many with more than a 4.5 Google Ranking, but it’s impossible to list them all here as Chattanooga has so many fabulous pizzeria options. These are our favorites. Some offer pizza delivery and others don’t, but they have the very best pizza in town!
So, what are the best pizza restaurants in the Chattanooga area? Let’s take a look!
Community Pie Pizzeria is a beloved pizza joint located in the heart of Chattanooga. It’s a local favorite with a menu that features New York style, Neapolitan, and Detroit-style pizzas, as well as a selection of coffee beverages from their original Milk and Honey coffee stop, there’s something for everyone at Community Pie. You can also find a gluten free Detroit-style pizza on their menu.
On the Menu: New York-style pizza, Neapolitan-style pizza, Detroit-style pizza, coffee beverages.
Our Recommendations: If you’re looking to try something unique, we recommend the Detroit-style pizza. However, the New York-style pizza is also a standout with its thin crust and perfectly melted cheese.
Google Ranking: 4.6 with 2.7k reviews
Location: 850 Market St
Mellow Mushroom Chattanooga
You can find Mellow Mushroom locations in a lot of cities, and for good reason – they have great pizza! Mellow Mushroom is a popular pizzeria located in the heart of the city. With a lively atmosphere and a menu featuring stone-baked pizzas, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and more, it’s easy to see why Mellow Mushroom has become a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Here’s what you can expect to find on their menu:
On the Menu: Munchies such as cheese bread and wings, fresh greens, stone-baked pizza, build your own pizza, calzones, hoagies & sandwiches, and burgers. They also have gluten free and vegan options (which is a big deal for us since one of our sons is allergic to dairy!).
Our Recommendations: If you’re a meat lover, we recommend the Mighty Meaty with its combination of pepperoni, Italian sausage, ground beef, honey ham, and applewood-smoked bacon. For a unique spin on a classic, try the Great White with its olive oil and garlic base, layered with mozzarella, provolone, seasoned ricotta, roasted tomatoes, crumbled authentic sheep’s milk feta cheese, fresh Roma tomatoes, and sweet onions. And for a little kick, the Buffalo Chicken with its double swirl of buffalo sauce and chunky bleu cheese or ranch dressing is a must-try.
Google Ranking: 4.5 with 3k reviews
Location: 205 Broad St
Chattanooga Pizza Company
Chattanooga Pizza Company, formerly known as Home Slice Pizza of Chattanooga, is a local family-owned pizzeria that has been serving delicious pizza since 2017. With a unique atmosphere, great food, and an extensive menu that caters to vegan and gluten-free diets, it is the perfect spot for pizza lovers of all tastes.
On the Menu:Specialty Pizzas with many vegan versions available, such as buffalo chicken, pepperoni party, happy Hawaiian, meatball meltdown and more, subs and sandwiches, wings with many different flavors, sides such as garlic knots and spicy cheese bites and sweets such as deep fried Oreos, cinnamon bites and a BIG brownie.
Our Recommendations: For those who love meat, the Meat Monster pizza is a must-try, with its combination of ground beef, pepperoni, Italian sausage, diced ham, and bacon. Vegetarians and vegans will love the Reggie the Veggie pizza, which is made with bell peppers, spinach, banana peppers, black olives, mushrooms, and diced onions. The wings are also a fan favorite, with options ranging from mild to spicy, while the garlic knots and spicy cheese bites make for great sides. As a bonus, the pizzeria offers an extensive vegan-only menu with options like Vegan Sulla Brenta pizza and Vegan Buffalo Chick-un Philly sub. As I mentioned, we really appreciate the vegan options for our son with the dairy allergy.
Google Ranking: 4.5 with 733 reviews
Location: 2000 E 23rd St
FIAMMA Pizza Company
Fiamma Pizza Company, a family-owned and locally grown restaurant in Chattanooga, offers both Neapolitan and Sicilian style pizzas. Their pies are made with high-quality ingredients, such as San Marzano tomatoes and imported 00 flour, and cooked in a traditional Acunto oven made in Naples, Italy. Along with pizzas, they also serve a variety of salads, starters, paninis, and build-your-own options.
On the Menu: Starters such as Bread + Olive Oil, Cheese Bread, Bruschetta, Mini Meatballs, Baked Feta, an assortment of Salads, Neapolitan pies such as Margherita, Bianci and Polpetta, Sicilian Pies like Diavola and Americano, kid’s options such as cheese pizza or a one-topping pizza or grilled cheese, paninis, and build your own (including gluten-free).
Our Recommendations: For starters, try their Mini Meatballs, which are topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and ciabatta crostini. As for pizzas, their FIAMMA Pepperoni and Salsiccia + Pepe are both popular options. The Prosciutto + Arugula pizza, which is topped with bufala, prosciutto, arugula, parmesan, and balsamic vinegar, is also highly recommended. If you’re in the mood for a panini, their Chicken panini with bacon, provolone, tomato, and pesto mayo is a must-try. The kids like their small pizzas, too!
Google Ranking: 4.5 with 664 reviews
Location: 405 N Market St
Pizza Bros Chattanooga
Pizza Bros Chattanooga is a family-owned pizzeria that has been serving the local community for over five years. With a commitment to using only the freshest ingredients and making everything from scratch, Pizza Bros has quickly become a local favorite. Their menu features a variety of classic and unique pizzas, as well as sandwiches and salads.
On the menu: Cheesy Garlic Bread, Garlic Knots, Caprese Salad, Greek Salad, Margherita Pizza, Pepperoni Pizza, The Goods Salad (spinach, toasted walnuts, feta, sliced apple, and house-made honey vinaigrette), The Yeti Pizza , Alfredo Pizza, Hawaiian Pizza, BBQ Chicken Pizza, Buffalo Chicken Pizza, Meat Lovers Pizza, Veggie Pizza, Build Your Own Pizza.
Our Recommendations: We love the garlic knots, classic pepperoni pizza and the Yeti Pizza with Alfredo, Meatballs, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Ricotta, and a Honey Drizzle. I also love the goods Salad when I’m not in the mood for pizza but the rest of the family is!
Google Ranking: 4.6 with 774 reviews
Location: 501 Cherokee Blvd
Mr. T’s Pizza and Ice Cream
Mr. T’s is right across the street from the Incline Railway and we stopped in for some pizza on our last trip to the city. They hand cut their veggies and make their own dough daily and our trip to Mr. T’s was perfect! One thing we really loved was that they had personal size pizzas, so each family member got their own for just $5 (for a one topping, extra toppings were super reasonable).
On the Menu: A range of 12-inch and 14-inch pizzas, with a variety of veggie and meat toppings. Specialty pizzas like The Classic, The Super, Hawaiian, Meat Special, and Vegi Classic. Pair your pizza with a selection of sodas, available in bottles and fountain. For sides, there are breadsticks (with optional cheese), cinnamon sticks, and salads. Try the crispy chicken wings with different sauces, or choose from sandwiches like the Italian Supreme or Ham & Cheese.
Our Recommendations: We went crazy over the cheese sticks and our dairy free kiddo loved that they had a vegan cheese option. The personal size pizzas were a huge hit and we got pepperoni, cheese, and my hubs had his favorite of ham, green peppers and onions. The breadsticks were great, too!
Google Ranking: 4.6 stars with 2051 reviews
Location: 3924 Tennessee Ave
Final Thoughts on the Best Pizza in Chattanooga
Chattanooga has a thriving pizza scene with many great options to choose from. Whether you’re in the mood for classic Neapolitan pies or unique creations with unexpected toppings, these top pizzerias have got you covered.
Each one offers its own unique atmosphere and style, making it hard to choose just one favorite. We encourage readers to try each pizzeria for themselves and decide which one they think is the best.
Like I said above, there are definitely more great pizza places in the city than this, like , but these are the best places we’ve tried so far. So the next time pizza cravings hit, I hope you’ll try one of these great pizza spots. After all, the best pizza is subjective, and what works for one person may not work for another. So go out and explore the pizza scene in Chattanooga, and may your taste buds be forever satisfied!