Pizza is a culinary staple for many, but with the countless options available, finding the best pizza places in every town is a must. Although the basis of all pizza is a tasty dough, flavorful sauce, and assortment of toppings, some pizzas are made with the perfect balance to make your mouth water.
From New York-style to Neapolitan pizza, every variety of pizza can be found in Tacoma. Some parlors are family-friendly, while others cater to a 21-and-over crowd, but each of the following 10 best pizza places in Tacoma makes uniquely delicious pizza made with care and passion.
The Best Pizza Places in Tacoma
Here are our 11 favorite pizza places in Tacoma:
- E9 Brewing Company
- Sig Brewing Company
- State Street
- Salamone’s Pizza
- Bar Rosa
- Abella Pizza
- The Cloverleaf
- Camp Colvos
- Puget Sound Pizza
- Tacoma Pie
- APizza Little Italy
- 2506 Fawcett Avenue Tacoma WA, 98042
Imagine a pizza with tomato harissa sauce, spiced fire-roasted lamb, sheep’s milk feta, shaved red onion, red tomato, that’s finished with iceberg lettuce, garlic sauce, and tzatziki.
If that’s not your type of pizza, you may want to move down to the next pizza place on the list. However, if this sounds great (I absolutely loved it), E9 Brewing could be a top pizza spot you need to visit in Tacoma. The pizza I just described can be seen above, it was E9’s pizza special in May. E9 is constantly rotating specials, and they’re normally featuring some wonderful ingredients. In June their pizza had a roasted pepper bechamel with house-smoked mozzarella and was finished with a lime-pickled habanero.
The pizzas are cooked Neapolitan style, and I should mention if you love the pizza you’ll probably love sampling their wonderful beer as well.
- Address: 2534 Tacoma Ave. S. Tacoma, WA 98402
The primary focus at Sig Brewing Company is beer, but their delicious brick oven pizza has earned them a spot on this list. From the beer they brew to the food they serve, this family-owned restaurant located in Tacoma’s Historic Brewing District strives to be different in all that they do. The difference is evident in the taste, and the weekly events and fun atmosphere only add to the experience.
The pizza menu at Sig Brewing Company includes an assortment of 13” pies baked to have the perfect char. Popular options include the Popeye, made with white sauce, spinach, garlic oil, and three cheeses, or the Spekemat, which features red sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella, parmesan, and chili honey.
Sig Brewing Company is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 3-10 pm, Fridays and Saturdays from noon-10 pm, and Sundays from noon-9 pm. Weekly events include Trivia Wednesdays, SigAF Thursdays, and occasional live music nights. Minors are welcome daily until 7 pm, and to-go orders can be placed online.
9. State Street
- 606 North State St. Tacoma, WA 98403
State Street is a quaint restaurant with cozy décor and outdoor seating. What started as a craft beer and natural wine bar turned to pizza during the pandemic, and delicious Neapolitan-style pizza is now a staple part of their menu.
Classic combinations can be found on the State Street pizza menu, as well as a few unique options like the Potato pizza and the Pickled Grape pizza. All pizzas can be customized, and other small bites are also available. You’ll find a curated menu of wines and beer to accompany your meal, and happy hour specials are available Monday through Saturday from 3-5 pm.
- Address: 2122 Mildred Street West, University Place, WA 98466
If you’ve been jonesing for a slice of New York-style pizza, Salamone’s will answer your prayers! Salamone’s has two locations in Tacoma. Its original location is in the Stadium District and is open until 9 p.m. seven days a week. Their newest location is in University Place and satisfies late-night cravings with slices available until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Just be aware it’s also closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Good New York Pizza can be hard to find, so it’s great that Salamone’s is expanding across Tacoma. Just be aware that since the pizzas are larger their cook times can take longer if you’re placing an order. Of course, slices can be warmed up in just a few minutes.
7. Bar Rosa
- Address: 1202 S. 11th St. Tacoma, WA 98405
Bar Rosa is a hidden gem in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma that serves wood-fired Neapolitan pizza alongside wine, beer, and craft cocktails. Run by a friendly and dedicated team, this 21+ Tacoma restaurant is quaint and cozy on the inside with outdoor seating that’s perfect on warm days.
The menu features an assortment of 12” pizzas, served uncut with a side of scissors. While classic options such as the Roni and Margherita pizzas are included, you’ll also find more unique options such as the Taleggio & Radicchio, which features Taleggio cream, mozzarella cheese, Calabrian chili paste, radicchio, speck, and chive blossoms. Look out for unique options like nettle pesto and seasonal ingredients that are used to create pizzas you won’t find anywhere else in Tacoma.
Bar Rosa is open from 3-11 pm Monday through Friday and from 12 pm-close on Saturdays and Sundays. Happy hour runs from 3-5 pm and 9-close every Sunday through Thursday, and to-go orders can be placed in person.
- 1946 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402
Abella Pizzeria has been a popular pizza place in Tacoma for more than 20 years, and they continue to serve tasty pies daily. While their selection of pizza is not to be missed, they also offer several other Italian-style dishes to ensure ample choices with something for everyone.
The Abella Pizzeria menu features:
- Hot over grinders
- Cold sandwiches
Popular pizzas include the BBQ Chicken and the Pesto Artichoke, though the Greek and the Meaty Alfredo pizzas are not to be missed. You can also build your own small, medium, or large pizza, with a gluten-free crust and vegan cheese also available.
Abella Pizzeria is open daily for dine-in, take-out, and delivery. They’re open from 9:30 am-8 pm on weekdays and from 11 am-8 pm on weekends. There’s also no delivery fee on orders of $20 or more.
- 6430 6th Ave. Tacoma, WA 98406
If you’re seeing a lot of pizza places in more “trendy” places of Tacoma and thinking they’re not your style, the Cloverleaf might be your pizza joint.
The Cloverleaf is a bar and restaurant with a long history in the city. They serve signature pizza as well as an assortment of burgers, sandwiches, and grilled plates, and you can even order your favorite meals for delivery. Outfitted with a family dining room, a 21+ room, and an event space, the Cloverleaf is truly a Tacoma pizza place that shouldn’t be overlooked.
This Tacoma bar and restaurant began as the Cloverleaf Tavern back in 1950, when it was first transformed from an old warehouse. It remained a tavern until 2004, when it was rebranded to The Cloverleaf.
These days, they have something to offer for every occasion, and their signature pizzas are a big part of the attraction. Their claim to flavor is the unique day-old thin-crust shells that are tossed daily. Each pie comes with a flavorful sauce, then topped with an abundance of fresh rather than cooked ingredients. Keeping ingredients fresh means that cooking times range from 25-45 minutes, but the wait is worthwhile when you’re not in a rush.
Specialty pizzas at the Cloverleaf can be ordered as a regular 11” or a huge 16” pie. Options include classic combinations like BBQ Chicken and Margherita, but others include the Breakfast Pizza, the Taco Pizza, and the House Favorite. You can also build your own pizza, where you have the additional option of an 8” personal pie. In addition to pizza, other menu options include:
- Grilled plates
The front 21 and over section is open all day from approximately 10 am until 10 pm, depending on the day. The family dining section is only open for dinner starting at 5 pm on weekdays, though it opens at 11:30 am on weekends. Walk-ins are welcome, though reservations are recommended for parties of 10 or more. Reservations can also be made for the banquet hall, which can accommodate up to 50 guests.
4. Camp Colvos
Camp Colvos began as a brewing company with pizza on Vashon Island. They’ve since expanded to Tacoma, and that’s great news for the local pizza scene.
Like E9, Camp Colvos features a number of specialty pizzas that are simply mouth-watering. Recent examples include a marinara base topped with bulgogi marinated beef, kimchi, caramelized onions, and a sliced pear.
While these more “adventurous” pizzas may or may not be your cup of tea, the brewery also has more conventional options. Their slices are large, and if Salamone’s isn’t your ideal New York Pizza you may like Camp Colvos as an alternative. Oh, and they have fantastic beer and cocktails as well.
- 317 S 7th St, Tacoma, WA 98402
Along with an abundant menu, Puget Sound Pizza hosts themed events like karaoke and trivia nights, as well as a daily happy hour.
You’ll find a complete pizza menu at Puget Sound Pizza, including favorites like the Meatball and the St. Helens pizzas. The menu also includes an assortment of other dishes such as:
There are also weekly food specials and a pizza of the month. Trivia night happens every Thursday from 7 pm-11 pm, and karaoke happens every Friday and Saturday from 9 pm-1:30 am. Regular customers can also take advantage of the PSP Rewards to earn points for every dollar spent on dine-in, pick-up, and delivery orders from both the Tacoma and the Spanaway locations.
2. Tacoma Pie
- 4417 6th Ave. Tacoma, WA 98406
Tacoma Pie is an eclectic pizza shop that combines Sicilian and Detroit pizza with years of trial and experience. They aim to provide a unique take on pizza that includes something for everyone, and their attention to detail is a form of care that you can taste.
You can build your own pie for the exact flavor combination that you love or try one of their signature pies. Favorites include the Green pizza that’s made with basil and walnut pesto, zucchini, and bell pepper, as well as the Maui, which adds balsamic onions and Capicola to roasted pineapple.
Every pizza is made with a flavorful signature sauce and the characteristically Detroit “Frico” burnt cheese crust. Dairy-free cheese is available upon request, and they’ve announced that gluten-free recipes are coming. Starters, sandwiches, and pasta are also available, as is a full bar.
Tacoma Pie is open every Wednesday and Thursday from 3-10 pm, Friday and Saturday from 3-11 pm, and Sunday from 10 am-6 pm.
- 821 Pacific Ave. Tacoma, WA 98402
APizza Little Italy is a family-owned business that embodies diverse European cuisine with a focus on Neapolitan-style pizzas. They serve dishes made from family recipes and are run by an experienced chef whose life has been filled with food and family.
Chef Marshall hails from New York and learned about good food through his mother’s home cooking. He gravitated toward the food industry early in his working life, starting with steaming lobsters and working as a chef on a topsail schooner before starting several of his own pizza businesses.
The menu at APizza Little Italy is filled with uniquely Italian cuisine that includes traditional flavors and creative combinations. They also offer an assortment of antipasti, salads, desserts, and drinks. They’ve also announced that new menu items like craft cocktails, pasta, Sicilian-style pizza, and European desserts are on their way.
With his latest Tacoma location, Chef Marshall turned a former art gallery space into a true Italian experience. Not only is the food worth coming back for, but the venue features an open kitchen with an over 12,000 lb. clay pizza oven to let customers see exactly how the magic happens.
APizza Little Italy is open Wednesday through Sunday until between 8 and 10 pm. Weekdays open at 5 pm, while they open at noon for a weekend lunch every Saturday and Sunday.