Pizza is a much-loved dish, but it is also highly susceptible to personal preference; some may prefer their crust thick and chewy, others thin and crispy. Aficionados may consider it sacrilege to add barbecue or ranch sauce to the base instead of tomato, while the less snobbish may swear by changing it up. Luckily, Sacramento has a number of dining establishments that specialize in pizza, and they all share at least one thing in common; quality. Here are five of the best pizza joints in the area.
A part of Sacramento’s farm-to-fork boom, OneSpeed Pizza partners with local producers, like the city’s very own Del Rio Botanical and Soil Born Farms, and Full Belly Farm in Guinda, to create the freshest possible pizzas. These ingredients can be seen in specialties like the Garden Pie, which is topped with butternut squash, greens, shitake mushrooms, preserved tomatoes, sheep’s milk cheese, and herbed ricotta. Every pizza here can be customized with the addition of buffalo mozzarella, egg, arugula, mushrooms, anchovies, pepperoni, Italian sausage, prosciutto, pancetta, and smoked ham.
4818 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA, +1 916-706-1748
Established in 1978, Zelda’s Gourmet Pizza is a Sacramento institution that has stuck unapologetically to its roots in the 35 years it has been in business. Its dark and cozy interior is full of character, lit mostly by fairy lights and candles. What makes Zelda’s truly unique, though, is their Chicago-style deep-dish pizza that always comes loaded with toppings. Perhaps the most popular menu item is the Spinoccoli, which foregoes tomato sauce but piles on broccoli, seasoned spinach, fresh tomato slices, feta, mozzarella, and cheddar.
1415 21st St, Sacramento, CA, +1 916-447-1400