What is Thick Crust Pizza?

Square Sicilian pizza is usually what comes to mind when people think of thick crust pizza. However, there are a number of thick crust styles out there that deserve your attention.

Detroit-style pizza is the fastest-growing pizza style in the country thanks to its deliciously dense base and generous layer of toppings. There’s also the world famous Chicago deep dish pizza, which tips the scales with its generous layers of cheese and delicious inner “toppings.” No matter what you’re in the mood for, there’s a delicious thick crust pizza waiting for you.

Find out more about Thick Crust Pizza!

Thick Crust Pizza Near You
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Chicago's Pizza With A Twist
4.5filled star icon(249)
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$2.00 - $4.75 Delivery
20691 Ashburn Rd, Ashburn, VA 20147
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Rubinos Pizzeria
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Free Delivery
20035 Ashbrook Commons Plz, Ashburn, VA 20147
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Giovanni's NY Pizza
4.9filled star icon(1592)
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$5.00 Delivery
520 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176
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Solo NY Pizza
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Free Delivery
700 Fieldstone Dr NE, Leesburg, VA 20176
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Rubinos Pizzeria
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Free Delivery
2415 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171
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Mr Pepperoni
4.9filled star icon(604)
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$2.00 Delivery
303 Spring St, Herndon, VA 20170
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Pizza Boli's
4.8filled star icon(139)
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$3.00 Delivery
1675 Reston Pkwy, Reston, VA 20194
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Luciano Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
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Free Delivery
2946 G, Chain Bridge Rd, Oakton, VA 22124
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Basil's Pizza
4.8filled star icon(642)
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$2.99 - $4.99 Delivery
208 N Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Oath Pizza
3.9filled star icon(10)
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$6.90 Delivery
2920 District Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031
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Italia New York Pizza 2 - Adamstown
4.9filled star icon(22)
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$2.00 Delivery
5549 Mountville Rd, Adamstown, MD 21710
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Cs New York Pizza
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Free Delivery
1020 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
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Chicago's Pizza With A Twist
4.5filled star icon(187)
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$2.75 - $4.75 Delivery
5645 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207
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Citi Pizza
4.9filled star icon(304)
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$2.50 Delivery
5127 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207
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Kensington Pizza & Kabob House
4.9filled star icon(193)
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Free Delivery
3701 University Blvd W, Kensington, MD 20895
Thick Crust Pizza in Chicago
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Villa Palermo
5.0filled star icon(4665)
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$2.75 Delivery
2154 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659
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Sarpino's Pizzeria
4.3filled star icon(36)
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Free Delivery
158 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60610
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Italian Express
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$6.90 Delivery
2447 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659
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Lacoco's Pizza & Pasta
3.5filled star icon(5)
Open Now
$6.90 Delivery
3350 W 47th St, Chicago, IL 60632
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Sarpino's Pizzeria
4.5filled star icon(67)
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Free Delivery
627 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60661
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M&G Pizza
4.4filled star icon(128)
Open Now
Free Delivery
2819 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
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Burger Boy Lounge
Open Now
$6.90 Delivery
2657 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659
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Papa Romeo's Pizza
Open Now
$3.00 - $4.00 Delivery
4359 N Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60641
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Pequod's Pizzeria
Open Now
$2.75 Delivery
2207 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
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Ranalli's
Open Now
$2.00 Delivery
1925 North Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
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Coluta's Pizza
5.0filled star icon(2262)
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$3.00 Delivery
3239 Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60634
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Suparossa
4.8filled star icon(1190)
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$3.50 Delivery
4256 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60634
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Pete's Pizza
4.9filled star icon(1464)
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$5.95 Delivery
3737 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
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The Art of Pizza- Ashland Ave, Chicago IL
5.0filled star icon(6916)
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$3.95 Delivery
3033 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
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Joe's Pizza
4.9filled star icon(813)
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$3.00 - $4.00 Delivery
5747 W Higgins Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
Thick Crust Pizza in New York
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LaRustica Pizza
4.7filled star icon(1071)
Open Now
Free Delivery
1426 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
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Bleecker Street Pizza
4.8filled star icon(890)
Open Now
Free Delivery
69 7th Avenue S, New York, NY 10014
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Little Italy Pizza
4.5filled star icon(472)
Open Now
Free Delivery
958 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022
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Pizza Park
4.9filled star icon(790)
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$2.00 Delivery
1233 1st Ave, New York, NY 10065
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Francesco's Pizza
4.9filled star icon(1183)
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$2.00 Delivery
186 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023
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Uncle Tony's Pizza
4.8filled star icon(1909)
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$1.00 Delivery
1596 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10031
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Bardolino Pizza
4.8filled star icon(1354)
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Free Delivery
1505 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029
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Famous Famiglia Pizzeria
4.5filled star icon(929)
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Free Delivery
1284 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021
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Delizia 92
4.8filled star icon(1199)
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Free Delivery
1762 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128
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Noel's Pizza
4.8filled star icon(724)
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$2.00 Delivery
553 West 207th St, New York, NY 10034
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Famous Famiglia Pizza
5.0filled star icon(1399)
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Free Delivery
1248 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10028
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Famous Famiglia Pizzeria 96th
4.9filled star icon(1074)
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Free Delivery
734 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025
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Bardolino Pizza 2
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Free Delivery
411 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024
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Mimi's Pizza
4.8filled star icon(866)
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$2.00 Delivery
217 E 86th St, New York, NY 10028
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Famous Famiglia Pizzeria 111th
4.8filled star icon(904)
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Free Delivery
2859 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
Thick Crust Pizza in Philadelphia
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TNC 2 (Formerly known as Thin & Crispy)
4.8filled star icon(5507)
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$2.99 Delivery
2563 Trenton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
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Randazzo's Pizza
4.9filled star icon(4979)
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$2.50 Delivery
1826 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
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D'Oliva evoo Pizza & Grill
4.9filled star icon(619)
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$2.00 Delivery
1009 N Bodine St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
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Top Tomato Bar & Pizza
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$3.00 Delivery
116 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Square Pie
4.9filled star icon(251)
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$5.00 Delivery
801 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Mario's Pizza
4.9filled star icon(1594)
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$2.00 Delivery
7700 Crittenden St, Philadelphia, PA 19118
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Park Pizza
4.5filled star icon(393)
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$1.95 Delivery
434 S 52nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19143
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Dolce Carini Pizza
4.5filled star icon(191)
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$2.99 Delivery
1929 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Pizzeria Pesto
4.9filled star icon(2015)
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$1.00 - $2.00 Delivery
1925 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
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DiNapoli Pizza
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$2.00 Delivery
3137 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19133
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Golden Crust Pizza III
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$3.00 Delivery
3732 Midvale Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129
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Del Rossi's Cheesesteak Co
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Free Delivery
538 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
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New England Pizza
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$3.00 Delivery
2417 Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19114
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NYPD Pizza
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$5.00 Delivery
140 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Angelina's Pizzeria
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$6.90 Delivery
3231 Powelton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Thick Crust Pizza in San Francisco
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Golden Gate Indian Cuisine & Pizza
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Free Delivery
4038 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122
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Village Pizzeria
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Free Delivery
1 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118
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North Beach Pizza
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$3.50 Delivery
4787 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112
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Baiano Pizzeria
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$1.00 Delivery
1330 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
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North Beach Pizza
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$3.50 - $4.50 Delivery
800 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA 94117
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Village Pizzeria
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Free Delivery
1243 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Pizza Express & Restaurant
4.8filled star icon(134)
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Free Delivery
813 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110
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Eagle Pizzeria
5.0filled star icon(212)
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Free Delivery
1712 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116
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Brothers Pizza
4.9filled star icon(100)
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$4.65 Delivery
3627 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116
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Toto's Pizzeria & Restaurant
4.3filled star icon(10)
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$7.65 Delivery
90 Charter Oak Ave K32, San Francisco, CA 94124
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Al Hamra Indian Pizza & Curry
4.0filled star icon(6)
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3083 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Giorgio's Pizzeria
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Free Delivery
151 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118
Thick Crust Pizza in Brooklyn
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Mike Daddy's Pizza
4.2filled star icon(151)
Open Now
$3.90 Delivery
449 7th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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L'arte Della Pizza Brooklyn
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Free Delivery
172 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Father & Sons Wood Fire Oven Pizza
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Free Delivery
7901 17th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
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Little Tonino's Pizzeria & Cafe
4.8filled star icon(1143)
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Free Delivery
424 Greenwood Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218
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Bklyn Pizza
4.9filled star icon(1535)
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$3.00 Delivery
36 Ralph Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221
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Crown Heights Pizza
5.0filled star icon(180)
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$3.00 Delivery
563 Lincoln Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238
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La Casa Mia Pizzeria
4.9filled star icon(274)
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Free Delivery
1420 Sheepshead Bay Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11235
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Brooklyn Pizza Market
4.8filled star icon(378)
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$2.00 Delivery
267 A Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Bella Roma Pizza
4.9filled star icon(221)
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$2.00 Delivery
7022 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209
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Angelo's Pizza
4.8filled star icon(90)
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Free Delivery
1092 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226
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Ignazio's
4.8filled star icon(646)
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Free Delivery
4 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Charles Pizzeria
4.9filled star icon(179)
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$2.00 Delivery
4910 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220
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Monty Q's
4.6filled star icon(160)
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$3.90 Delivery
158 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Franklin Pizza
4.9filled star icon(128)
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Free Delivery
109 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
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Tony's Pizzeria 13th Ave
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Free Delivery
7623 13th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11228

The Thick Crust Pizza

Although people like to debate which type of pizza is better, in the end, both thick and thin crust pizza has a great following.

But, what’s the difference between thick and thin crust pizza?

Even though the ingredients for the two are the same (flour, water, yeast, salt, and olive oil), there are a few differences.

  • The dough is in a deeper baking pan, so the crust is thicker especially at the edges. Thus, requires longer cooking time.

  • The flour to water ratio is different for the thick crust pie. Hence, it’s better to use fresh yeast so the dough could rise more during the baking process. The same applies to the proofing time – the dough for the thick crust pie usually proofs longer.

  • Since the crust for this pie is thicker, it can hold more toppings.

Thick Crust Pizza Variations

All thick crust pies come down to three main categories:

  • Pan pizza – is somewhere in the middle between the thin crust pie and the deep dish pie. It is usually half an inch thin and is baked in an oiled pan. That gives the pan pizza its crunchiness at the bottom and the edges, altogether with the chewiness of the center.

  • Deep Dish pie – is baked in deep pans and can be up to 2 inches thick. The crust is crunchy and buttery, and the center is loaded with toppings.

  • Sicilian pie – is stretched in an oiled rectangle pan to get that crunchy but chewy texture in focaccia like bread.

  • Detroit-style pizza - derived from the sicilian pie and is characterized by reverse order of preparation (cheese under sauce). The crust is crispy almost like fried.

Find the Best Thick Crust Pizza Near You


You can find the best thick crust pizza near you with the Slice app. Order a mouthwatering pie for a curbside pickup or delivery. Support your local mom and pop pizzerias, making the best artisan pizzas.

Craving a thick pie in New York?

Order a Sicilian or Sicilian combination pizza from Big Nick’s Pizza. If in Chicago, choose from a variety of pan pizza and stuffed pizza from Villa Palermo. Both available 7 days a week, for pickup or delivery via Slice app.

The Thick Crust Gluten-Free Pizza


Celiac sufferers, gluten intolerant people, or the ones that are on a gluten-free diet, can enjoy a thick crust gluten-free pizza. Find a gluten-free alternative by preferences in the Slice app.

The Thick Crust Keto Pizza


Are you on a ketogenic diet, or simply trying to eat fewer carbs? Search for thick crust keto pizza near you, within the app.

The Sicilian Thick Crust Pizza


Probably the most popular thick crust pie is the Sicilian. This satisfying spongy bite generously covered with cheese and tomato is only a tap away from you. Find the perfect Sicilian square pie next to you for pickup or delivery with Slice.

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The pizza came in the allotted time specified. And it was delicious. Large pizza, good crust, the perfect in between for thin crust and deep dish. Thick.

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