Best Pizza in Delaware: Our 10 Favorites!

From Wilmington to Milford, Delawareans will argue about the best when it comes to pizza shops, but most will concur that the state is overflowing with excellent options! Whether you enjoy picking cheese off the top before you eat the crust, or folding it in half before sinking your teeth in, these eateries will be sure to inspire you to try some new options. Here are the 10 best pizza restaurants in the state. 

1. Pizza by Elizabeths, Greenville, DE

Pizza by Elizabeths in Greenville is a gorgeous and unique experience. Enjoy elegant casual dining with healthy pizza choices, lush salads, and mouthwatering desserts, all made fresh on the premises daily. There are music and events weekly in addition to specials and private dining.

2. Caruso’s Bistro Cucina Italiana & Pizzeria, Middletown, DE

Twenty-eight years—that’s how long it takes to become one of the most coveted and inspiring pizza restaurants in all of Delaware. Caruso’s strives to provide their customers a relaxed family atmosphere with a delicious pie. Fresh ingredients in traditional Italian style foods, this is one pizza restaurant that the locals love to keep to themselves.

3. Café Napoli Restaurant & Pizzeria, Wilmington, DE

Ready for a new experience? Café Napoli in Wilmington is waiting for you. With over 25 wines to choose from, the staff make you feel at home as soon as you walk through the front door. From garlic bread and jerk chicken pasta, to gourmet pizza that you wish you hadn’t finished, this is one restaurant that you can’t miss adding to your foodie to-do list.

4. Mr. P’s Wood-Fired Pizzeria, Lewes, DE

Do you love pizza? Do you love beer? Do you love hometown pride? So does Mr. P’s in Lewes! Mr. P’s Pizzeria and craft beer bar offers cask & nitro beer plus 17 regular taps.  They are proud to pour many local beers including Dogfish, 16 Mile, Mispillion, 3rd Wave, Evolution, Burley Oak, Revelation, Fordham & Dominion, Big Oyster and Dewey Beer. Mr. P’s is a proud supporter of everything local, including local events, businesses and people and they encourage everyone in their communities to do the same.

5. Middletown Pizza Restaurant, Middletown, DE

With over 25 years in operation, Middletown Pizza is family owned and operated and also owns and operates Maria’s Italian Restaurant in Chesapeake City, Maryland. Using family recipes to create memorable flavors, Middletown Pizza enjoys sharing their love of Italian foods to the table for their customers.

6. Grotto Pizza, Rehoboth Beach, DE

If you haven’t been to a Grotto’s Pizza in Delaware or Southern Pennsylvania yet, you are truly missing out. While growing in its number of locations, Grotto Pizza began in 1960 in Sussex County, Delaware by Dominick Pulieri and his brother-in-law Joe and sister, Mary Jean Paglianite. Pizza slices back then sold for 20 cents and an entire pizza was $1.60. The second location opened in 1963 in Rehoboth Beach, and as the saying goes, the rest is history. Grotto’s huge success is due in large part to their unique pizza pie, family friendly atmosphere, and exceptional service. Check them out in Rehoboth or at any of the other locations listed on their website.

7. Vinny’s Pizza, Millsboro, DE

Vinny’s Pizza has one of the largest pizza slices in all of Delaware. If you don’t believe us, you’ll just have to see it in person. They are large enough to fold over and eat like a sandwich. Check out their specialty calzones and giant chocolate chip cookies when you stop in, you won’t be disappointed.

8. Wood Fired Pizza Shop, Newark, DE

Artisan pizza, craft beer, unbleached unbromated flour, organic toppings, these are just some of the phrases to describe the outstanding menu of the Wood Fired Pizza Shop in Newark. Using pizza dough made from scratch daily, the Wood Fired crew proudly creates every recipe in the shop using organic ingredients from local farms. Their pizzas range from traditional to inventive combinations. Be sure to ask what farms they get their produce from when you visit, they are proud to partner with the locals.

9. Crust & Craft, Rehoboth Beach, DE

As if the pizza choices couldn’t get any better, here comes new kid on the block—Crust & Craft of Rehoboth Beach. Deeply rooted in hand-crafted cuisine using the finest techniques and focus on the small details, Crust & Craft offers a range of seafood, salad and bruschetta options to start, followed by fresh, in-season ingredients used in their wood-fired Neapolitan pizza. Proud to partner with local farmers, Crust & Craft only uses the most fresh, local produce.

10. Nicola Pizza, Rehoboth Beach, DE

While some may not know about Nicola Pizza yet, many Delawareans argue over what’s better—the pizza or the boli! You’ll just have to decide for yourself as you taken in the sweet deliciousness that has brought happiness to Rehoboth patrons since the 1960s. Come see what brings locals and tourists alike back to Nicola’s year after year.

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