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
4.4(244)
Closed
$2.00 - $4.75 Delivery
20691 Ashburn Rd, Ashburn, VA 20147
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Rubinos Pizzeria
New
Closed
Free Delivery
20035 Ashbrook Commons Plz, Ashburn, VA 20147
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Giovanni's NY Pizza
4.8(1479)
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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Rubinos Pizzeria
New
Closed
Free Delivery
2415 Centreville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171
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Mr Pepperoni
4.5(572)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
303 Spring St, Herndon, VA 20170
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Pizza Boli's
4.8(134)
Closed
$3.00 Delivery
1675 Reston Pkwy, Reston, VA 20194
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Luciano Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
New
Closed
Free Delivery
2946 G, Chain Bridge Rd, Oakton, VA 22124
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Basil's Pizza
4.7(598)
Closed
$2.99 - $4.99 Delivery
208 N Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Oath Pizza
3.7(9)
Closed
$6.90 Delivery
2920 District Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031
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Italia New York Pizza 2 - Adamstown
4.8(10)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
5549 Mountville Rd, Adamstown, MD 21710
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Cs New York Pizza
New
Closed
Free Delivery
1020 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
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Chicago's Pizza With A Twist
4.4(182)
Closed
$2.75 - $4.75 Delivery
5645 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207
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Citi Pizza
4.7(275)
Closed
$2.50 Delivery
5127 Lee Hwy, Arlington, VA 22207
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Kensington Pizza & Kabob House
4.8(164)
Closed
Free Delivery
3701 University Blvd W, Kensington, MD 20895
Thick Crust Pizza in Chicago
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Sicilia Bakery
New
Open Now
Free Delivery
5939 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
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Medici On 57th
New
Open Now
Free Delivery
1327-1331 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637
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Union Squared
New
Open Now
Free Delivery
125 S Clark St, Revival Food H, Chicago, IL 60603
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Coluta's Pizza
5.0(2114)
Closed
$3.00 Delivery
3239 Harlem Ave, Chicago, IL 60634
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Villa Palermo
4.9(4410)
Closed
$2.75 Delivery
2154 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659
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Pete's Pizza
4.9(1403)
Closed
$5.95 Delivery
3737 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
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Suparossa
4.9(1154)
Closed
$3.50 Delivery
4256 N Central Ave, Chicago, IL 60634
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The Art of Pizza- Ashland Ave, Chicago IL
4.9(6535)
Closed
$3.95 Delivery
3033 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
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Panino's Pizza
5.0(842)
Closed
$4.99 Delivery
3702 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60613
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Cochiaro's Pizza
4.6(1223)
Closed
$4.50 Delivery
4741 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60639
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Joe's Pizza
4.8(769)
Closed
$3.00 - $4.00 Delivery
5747 W Higgins Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
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Papa Joe's Pizza
4.8(532)
Closed
$2.95 Delivery
5750 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646
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Mr V's Pizza
4.8(335)
Closed
$3.00 Delivery
5285 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60630
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Falco's Pizza
4.9(624)
Closed
$4.99 Delivery
2806 W 40Th Pl, Chicago, IL 60632
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Festa Pizza
5.0(695)
Closed
$4.00 Delivery
3525 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Thick Crust Pizza in New York
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Famous Famiglia Pizzeria
4.8(821)
Open Now
Free Delivery
1284 1st Ave, New York, NY 10021
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Avenue D Pizza
New
Open Now
$6.90 Delivery
15 Ave D, New York, NY 10009
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New Roma Pizza
New
Open Now
Free Delivery
116 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002
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Bardolino Pizza
4.6(1239)
Closed
Free Delivery
1505 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029
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Uncle Tony's Pizza
4.9(1818)
Closed
$1.00 Delivery
1596 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10031
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Noel's Pizza
4.9(645)
Closed
Free Delivery
553 West 207th St, New York, NY 10034
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Famous Famiglia Pizza
5.0(1334)
Closed
Free Delivery
1248 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10028
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Francesco's Pizza
4.8(1059)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
186 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023
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Famous Famiglia Pizzeria 96th
4.8(996)
Closed
Free Delivery
734 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025
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Pizza Park
4.8(722)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
1233 1st Ave, New York, NY 10065
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Delizia 92
4.8(1076)
Closed
Free Delivery
1762 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128
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Famous Famiglia Pizzeria 111th
5.0(853)
Closed
Free Delivery
2859 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
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Mimi's Pizza
4.9(688)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
217 E 86th St, New York, NY 10028
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Bardolino Pizza 2
5.0(1022)
Closed
Free Delivery
411 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024
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LaRustica Pizza
4.6(954)
Closed
Free Delivery
1426 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128
Thick Crust Pizza in Philadelphia
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TNC 2 (Formerly known as Thin & Crispy)
4.8(5269)
Closed
$1.99 Delivery
2563 Trenton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125
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Randazzo's Pizza
4.8(4521)
Closed
$2.50 Delivery
1826 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19146
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Top Tomato Bar & Pizza
4.9(667)
Closed
$3.00 - $4.00 Delivery
1107 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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D'Oliva evoo Pizza & Grill
4.8(568)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
1009 N Bodine St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
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Mario's Pizza
4.8(1482)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
7700 Crittenden St, Philadelphia, PA 19118
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Square Pie
4.8(151)
Closed
$5.00 Delivery
801 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Park Pizza
4.6(329)
Closed
$1.95 Delivery
434 S 52nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19143
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Pizzeria Pesto
5.0(1873)
Closed
$1.00 - $2.00 Delivery
1925 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19148
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DiNapoli Pizza
4.2(942)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
3137 N Front St, Philadelphia, PA 19133
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Dolce Carini Pizza
4.5(181)
Closed
$2.99 Delivery
1929 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Golden Crust Pizza III
4.6(110)
Closed
$3.00 Delivery
3732 Midvale Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129
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Del Rossi's Cheesesteak Co
4.6(1069)
Closed
Free Delivery
538 N 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
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New England Pizza
4.5(96)
Closed
$3.00 Delivery
2417 Welsh Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19114
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NYPD Pizza
4.5(94)
Closed
$5.00 Delivery
140 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Aldo & Manny Pizza & Pasta
4.5(31)
Closed
$1.50 Delivery
1431 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Thick Crust Pizza in San Francisco
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Village Pizzeria
4.8(879)
Closed
Free Delivery
1 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118
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Golden Gate Indian Cuisine & Pizza
4.9(561)
Closed
Free Delivery
4038 Judah St, San Francisco, CA 94122
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North Beach Pizza
4.8(500)
Closed
$3.50 - $4.50 Delivery
800 Stanyan St, San Francisco, CA 94117
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Twin Peaks Pizza & Pasta
4.8(211)
Closed
$1.50 Delivery
1681 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114
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North Beach Pizza
4.9(429)
Closed
$3.50 Delivery
4787 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94112
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Pizza Express & Restaurant
4.9(120)
Closed
Free Delivery
813 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110
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Baiano Pizzeria
4.8(205)
Closed
$1.00 Delivery
1330 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
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Village Pizzeria
4.9(413)
Closed
Free Delivery
1243 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Eagle Pizzeria
4.9(190)
Closed
Free Delivery
1712 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116
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Pronto Pizza
4.7(457)
Closed
Free Delivery
798 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Brothers Pizza
4.8(86)
Closed
$4.65 Delivery
3627 Taraval St, San Francisco, CA 94116
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Toto's Pizzeria & Restaurant
4.1(8)
Closed
$7.65 Delivery
90 Charter Oak Ave K32, San Francisco, CA 94124
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Al Hamra Indian Pizza & Curry
4.3(5)
Closed
3083 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
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Giorgio's Pizzeria
New
Closed
Free Delivery
151 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118
Thick Crust Pizza in Brooklyn
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Oh Bagel Cafe
New
Open Now
$6.90 Delivery
1755 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230
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Coffee Break
New
Open Now
$5.00 Delivery
683A Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
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L'arte Della Pizza Brooklyn
4.7(1044)
Closed
Free Delivery
172 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
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La Casa Mia Pizzeria
5.0(243)
Closed
Free Delivery
1420 Sheepshead Bay Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11235
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Bklyn Pizza
4.8(1457)
Closed
$3.00 Delivery
36 Ralph Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221
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Little Tonino's Pizzeria & Cafe
4.8(1069)
Closed
Free Delivery
424 Greenwood Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11218
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Father & Sons Wood Fire Oven Pizza
4.7(339)
Closed
Free Delivery
7901 17th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
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J2 Pizza
New
Closed
$5.00 Delivery
5502 18th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11204
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Charles Pizzeria
4.9(161)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
4910 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11220
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Crown Heights Pizza
4.9(148)
Closed
$3.00 Delivery
563 Lincoln Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Brooklyn Pizza Market
4.6(338)
Closed
$2.00 Delivery
267 A Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Ignazio's
5.0(607)
Closed
Free Delivery
4 Water St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Angelo's Pizza
4.9(64)
Closed
Free Delivery
1092 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226
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La Bella Pizza
4.8(434)
Closed
Free Delivery
8509 20th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11214
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Palace Cafe
5.0(5)
Closed
$2.99 Delivery
2603 Nostrand Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11210

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


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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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