What is By The Slice Pizza?

We all love a good pizza pie, but sometimes, you just need a slice or two. That’s where by the slice pizza comes in: it’s the ultimate on-the-go meal and a brilliant way to diversify your pizza portfolio.

By the slice pizza can refer to any portioned pizza, but it’s also the literal translation of al taglio, Rome’s famous style of ‘za. Whether you’re looking for al taglio, or any other pizza by the slice, you can find it on the aptly named Slice app.

Find out more about Pizza by the Slice!

By The Slice Pizza Near You
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Carnegie NY Style Pizza Rolls Bowls
4.7(58)
Closed
$6.90 Delivery
44050 Ashburn Shopping Plz, Ashburn, VA 20147
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The Dons' Wood Fired Pizza
New
Closed
Free Delivery
21018 Southbank St, Sterling, VA 20165
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Joe's Pizzaria
4.7(3145)
Open Now
$1.50 Delivery
22360 Sterling Blvd, Sterling, VA 20164
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Giovanni's NY Pizza
4.8(1490)
Closed
$5.00 Delivery
520 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176
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Solo NY Pizza
New
Closed
Free Delivery
700 Fieldstone Dr NE, Leesburg, VA 20176
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Spice Town
4.3(101)
Closed
$2.50 Delivery
150 Elden St, Herndon, VA 20170
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Lucia's Italian Ristorante
New
Closed
Free Delivery
2531 John Milton Dr, Herndon, VA 20171
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Flippin' Pizza
4.3(74)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
11130 S Lakes Dr, Reston, VA 20191
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Buon Appetito
4.6(44)
Closed
$3.45 Delivery
13932 Metrotech Dr, Chantilly, VA 20151
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Giuseppi's Pizza Plus
New
Closed
Free Delivery
335 Kentlands Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
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Pomodoro
New
Closed
Free Delivery
12152 Fairfax Towne Center, Fairfax, VA 22033
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Tony's New York Pizza
New
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
13087 Fair Lakes Shopping Center, Fairfax, VA 22033
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Luciano Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
New
Closed
Free Delivery
2946 G, Chain Bridge Rd, Oakton, VA 22124
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Mamma Lucia
New
Closed
Free Delivery
14921 Shady Grove Rd, Rockville, MD 20850
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Basil's Pizza
4.7(598)
Closed
$2.99 - $4.99 Delivery
208 N Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
By the Slice Pizza in New York
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Libretto's Pizzeria
4.9(1260)
Open Now
Free Delivery
546 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016
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Famous Original Ray's Pizza
4.7(694)
Open Now
Free Delivery
811 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10065
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Lenz's Delicatessen
4.5(271)
Open Now
Free Delivery
514 E 20th St, New York, NY 10009
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Columbus Gourmet Food
4.9(152)
Open Now
Free Delivery
261 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023
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Piazza Pizza & Grill
4.8(355)
Open Now
Free Delivery
1530 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10028
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City Cafe
4.6(214)
Open Now
Free Delivery
35 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036
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Wimpy's Restaurant
4.8(159)
Open Now
Free Delivery
1232 St Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10032
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Bagels & Co
4.8(101)
Open Now
Free Delivery
1428 York Ave, New York, NY 10021
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Wimpy's Restaurant
4.7(85)
Open Now
Free Delivery
1822 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10031
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Pizza Plus
New
Open Now
$6.90 Delivery
4 South St, New York, NY 10004
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Carve: Unique Sandwiches & Pizza
4.2(11)
Open Now
Free Delivery
760 8th Ave, New York, NY 10036
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94 Corner Cafe
4.5(141)
Open Now
Free Delivery
2518 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
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Wholesome Garden Pizza
4.3(78)
Open Now
$3.90 Delivery
3529 Broadway, New York, NY 10031
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Ray's Pizza & Bagel Cafe
4.7(92)
Open Now
Free Delivery
2 Saint Marks Place, New York, NY 10003
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Z Grill
3.9(9)
Open Now
Free Delivery
803 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019
By the Slice Pizza in Brooklyn
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Jimbo's Hamburger & Pizza Palace
4.5(27)
Open Now
Free Delivery
404 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Spiro's Cafe & Pizza
4.9(95)
Open Now
Free Delivery
942 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11232
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Bella Pizza
4.5(42)
Open Now
Free Delivery
208 Livingston St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Doroj Fried Chicken & Pizza
4.9(146)
Open Now
$1.50 Delivery
2637 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11223
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Kennedy Fried Chicken
5.0(39)
Open Now
Free Delivery
2788 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11207
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Maria's Pizzeria Restaurant
5.0(6)
Open Now
$2.00 Delivery
1849 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230
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Panini La Cafe
5.0(8)
Open Now
Free Delivery
45 Lee Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Oh Bagel Cafe
New
Open Now
$6.90 Delivery
1755 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230
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Crown Fried Chicken & Pizza Shop
4.6(41)
Open Now
$2.00 Delivery
407 Saratoga Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233
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Coffee Break
New
Open Now
$5.00 Delivery
683A Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
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Cheesy Kosher
New
Open Now
$6.90 Delivery
314 Marcy Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Holy Bagel
New
Open Now
Free Delivery
2390 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210
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Abir Halal Restaurant
New
Open Now
Free Delivery
526 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
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Amnon's Kosher Pizza
New
Open Now
Free Delivery
4814 13Th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11219
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Kaff Kafe
New
Open Now
Free Delivery
5320 16th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
By the Slice Pizza in Philadelphia
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Steak 'Em-Up South Philly
4.6(788)
Open Now
$2.00 - $4.00 Delivery
2600 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
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Avenue Steaks & Pizza
New
Open Now
Free Delivery
2655 S Juniper St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
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Stadium Grille
New
Open Now
Free Delivery
700 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
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Old City Pizza
New
Open Now
Free Delivery
100 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19141
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Carangi Baking Company
New
Open Now
Free Delivery
2655 S Iseminger St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
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TNC 2 (Formerly known as Thin & Crispy)
4.9(5299)
Closed
$1.99 Delivery
2563 Trenton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
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Luigis Pizza Fresca
4.8(1729)
Closed
$3.50 Delivery
2401 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
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Pat's Pizza & Pasta
4.6(1026)
Closed
$2.99 Delivery
1410 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
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In & Out Express Pizza
4.7(1808)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
5811 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19141
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Mario's Pizza
4.7(1494)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
7700 Crittenden St, Philadelphia, PA 19118
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Domenic's Pizza
4.6(921)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
14258 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116
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Super Fratelli's Pizza
4.5(1662)
Closed
Free Delivery
7732 Torresdale Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19136
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Italian Express
4.7(900)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
2641 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130
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Wadsworth Pizzeria
4.4(694)
Closed
$2.00 - $3.00 Delivery
1523 E Wadsworth Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19150
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Ernie's Pizza & Restaurant
4.9(1928)
Closed
$3.00 Delivery
1618 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19111
By the Slice Pizza in Washington, D.C.
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Epicurean & Company
New
Open Now
Free Delivery
3800 Reservoir Rd NW, Washington, DC 20057
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Italian Pizza Kitchen
4.9(689)
Closed
$1.50 Delivery
4483 Connecticut Ave, Washington, DC 20008
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Angelico Pizzeria
4.8(484)
Closed
$2.99 Delivery
7311 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20012
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Angelico Pizzeria
4.8(347)
Closed
$2.99 Delivery
3205 Mt Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20010
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Angelico Pizzeria
4.5(194)
Closed
$2.99 Delivery
2313 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
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Dc Pizza & Kabob
4.4(414)
Closed
$1.50 Delivery
2005 18th St Nw, Washington, DC 20009
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Mama's Pizza Kitchen
4.8(719)
Closed
$3.00 Delivery
2028 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020
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Pizzarro
4.4(595)
Closed
$1.99 Delivery
467 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
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Angelico Pizzeria
4.6(153)
Closed
$2.99 Delivery
4529 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016
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Flippin' Pizza - DC NW
4.8(247)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
1745 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
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Pizza Walay
4.6(720)
Closed
$1.99 Delivery
504 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
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Pizza Movers & Calzones
4.6(619)
Closed
$1.50 Delivery
1618 Wisconsin Ave, Washington, DC 20007
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Aladdin's Kitchen
4.1(518)
Closed
$1.99 - $30.00 Delivery
1782 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
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La Villa Pizza
4.5(454)
Closed
$1.99 Delivery
4632 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20011
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Pizza Day
4.1(232)
Closed
$4.90 Delivery
2404 Minnesota Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020
By the Slice Pizza in Chicago
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Sarpino's Pizzeria
4.3(308)
Closed
Free Delivery
1852 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
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Sarpino's Pizzeria
4.3(730)
Closed
Free Delivery
1149 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614
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Sarpino's Pizzeria
4.3(52)
Closed
Free Delivery
4830 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60630
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Sarpino's Pizzeria
4.5(35)
Closed
Free Delivery
158 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60610
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Sarpino's Pizzeria
4.5(241)
Closed
Free Delivery
1435 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613
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Jet's Pizza
4.0(29)
Closed
$4.99 Delivery
1805 N Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60707
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Sarpino's Pizzeria
4.4(66)
Closed
Free Delivery
627 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60661
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New York Halal Pizza
3.9(38)
Closed
$5.00 - $50.00 Delivery
2262 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659
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Jack & Ginger's
New
Closed
Free Delivery
2048 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
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Venice Cafe
New
Closed
Free Delivery
500 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60661
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Tony & Bruno's
New
Closed
Free Delivery
2284 Northbrook Court, Chicago, IL 60062
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Pauly's Pizzeria
New
Closed
$5.50 Delivery
719 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605
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Cleos Bar & Grill
New
Closed
Free Delivery
1935 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

Find Pizza by the Slice Near You

Speaking of convenience, buying by the slice pizza is the easiest way to get a satisfying, hot meal. Whether you cannot decide on just one pizza type, or simply need a meal on-the-go, pizza by the slice is the simple solution.

What is Pizza by the Slice?

Simply put, by the slice pizza is a way of selling pizza – instead of a whole pie. Most often pizza joints sell NY-style pizza by the slice, but Sicilian and Grandma pies are often sold by the slice, too.

Looking for the best slice near you? Grab one, two (or more) with the Slice app. Order a slice for an easy curbside pickup or delivery with just one tap.

The History

So, who invented it? To answer that we need a slice of history. While there is no certain date when the first pizza was baked, in the 16th century it was sold by the slice as street food for Neapolitans who spent most of their time outside. However, this pizza sold back then was more like a flatbread.

In the US, the first pizza slice was sold by the first US pizzeria – Lombardi’s. As many of the customers couldn’t afford to pay for a whole pie. In the early 1900s Gennaro Lombardi’s started selling tomato pies by the slice, wrapped in paper and tied with a string.

Later, other pizza restaurants followed Lombardi’s example. Thus, one of the NY pizza staples, Patsy’s, had popularized selling pizza slices in the 1930s.

Today, while many pizzerias in the US sell both whole pies and pizza by the slice, there are many slice-only pizza joints. They make large pies that are usually pre-cooked and pre-sliced and are kept warm. However, they can be re-heated prior to serving.

By buying a slice you get the great, delicious pizza, without the waiting and typically made from scratch.

Pizza by the slice is usually sold in paper plates or cardboard boxes. In the US, New York-Style pizza is the most common type of pizza sold by the slice since it is easily folded and can be eaten on-the-go.

Pizza al taglio

In Italy is called pizza al taglio, or “by the cut”. This type of pizza was invented in Rome and accepted across the country.

The pizza is baked in rectangular trays and unlike the US it is sold by weight, in kilograms or grams. Pizza al taglio is cut in squares or rectangles and can come in many varieties.

Jumbo slices

When we speak about pizza more is always better, right? That was the idea that led to creating the jumbo slices.

Jumbo slices are usually cut from a circular pie, around 36 inches in diameter. These gigantic bites are often longer than 1 foot and can weigh 1 pound. Jumbo slices can have up to 1000 calories or more.

Chris Chishti, the owner of Pizza Mart in Adams Morgan, Washington D.C. is believed to have used the words “jumbo slice” first. That was back in 1990 when Pizza Mart was opened and they started selling unusually large slices, that throughout the years only grew larger and larger.

Jumbo slices are most popular in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington D.C. but are made and sold in many other cities and states throughout the country.

The Best Pizza by the Slice Near You

Order Pepperoni or cheese from Angelico Pizzeria in Washington D.C. or choose from up to eight varieties of pizza by the slice from Brooklyn’s My Little Pizzeria. Both in the Slice app.

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