Baltimore's Best Specialty Pizza Spots

Making Pizza in Baltimore | © Alan Levine/Flickr
Making Pizza in Baltimore | © Alan Levine/Flickr | Making Pizza in Baltimore | © Alan Levine/Flickr
Photo of Jasmine Eppes
Freelance Writer22 December 2017

In Baltimore, Maryland, you can find some of the best specialty pizza spots that will keep you coming back for more. These pizza spots are sprinkled throughout the city of Baltimore and neighboring counties, which make these places easily accessible and widely known by the locals. If you’re craving a warm slice of pizza that’s unique to Baltimore, check out one or more of these spots listed below.

Bop Brick Oven Pizza

Pizzeria, Restaurant, American, Fast Food, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Brick Oven Pizza
Brick Oven Pizza | © uıɐɾ ʞ ʇɐɯɐs/Flickr
Bop Brick Oven Pizza is one of the best specialty pizza spots that you can visit in Baltimore city. Not only was it voted “Baltimore’s Best” eight years in a row, but it has also been featured on Food Network by Guy Fieri for their Mac-n-Cheese pizza. Bop Brick Oven Pizza is conveniently located in downtown Baltimore, in the Fell’s Point area, which is always abuzz with activity. After you indulge in delicious slices of pizza, feel free to take a walk down Lancaster Street and see what other specialty spots you can find.

Bagby Pizza Co.

Pizzeria, Italian, Fast Food, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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Build Your Own Pizza
Build Your Own Pizza | Photo by Jasmine Eppes
Bagby Pizza Co. has multiple locations throughout Baltimore, Maryland. The locations are found in downtown Baltimore, in Pikesville and in Owings Mills, Maryland. This company was founded in 2009 and the company prides itself on maintaining its true essence of creating original artisanal pizzas, with their signature thin crust dough. At Bagby Pizza Co., not only are you able to create your own pizza, but the original styles that are on the menu are creative enough to make you desire to taste each pizza listed.

Meal service:

Lunch, Dinner


Fast Casual, Stylish, Casual, Relaxed

Joe Squared

Cafe, Pizzeria, Restaurant, American, Fast Food, Vegetarian, $$$
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Joe Squared Pizza
Joe Squared Pizza | © Joseph Nicolia/Flickr
Joe Squared is an amazing pizzeria that is popular among the locals in Baltimore. What makes Joe Squared’s pizza so different is not only the fact that the pizza is square in shape, but the fact that it is made with original sourdough crust and the pizza is placed in a 900-degree burning oven. Pizza lovers are able to build their own pizzas or order from the signature square pizza menu, which includes bacon and clam pizza or crab pizza.


Cocktail Bar, Pizzeria, Restaurant, Italian, Fast Food, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
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Pizza | © Matthew Kenwrick/Flickr
Hersh’s is a special place because it is owned by two locals, the Hershkovitz siblings, who are now living in the city of Baltimore. Hersh’s is known for its vibrant surroundings, authentic Italian cuisine, and delicious cocktails that are perfect for sampling before your meal. Hersh’s has a specialized menu that includes pizza pies. The pies are created and cooked in a wood-fired oven, and the pasta is house-made and original in flavor.

Matthew's Pizzeria

Pizzeria, Restaurant, American, Italian, Fast Food, Street Food, Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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Matthew's Pizza
Matthew's Pizza | © danielle_blue/Flickr
Matthew’s Pizzeria was originally established in 1943 as Baltimore’s first pizzeria. This pizzeria not only serves pizza, but it has a variety of other foods available, such as chicken wings, subs, pasta, and salads. All pizzas that are made by Matthew’s Pizzeria are made with a thin crust. Some of the popular pies served include the Crab Pie as well as the Three-Cheese Pie.

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