Posted in: Dining Posted on: Jul 25th, 2016

Put These Durham Pizzerias on Your To-Visit List

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Durham is home to Duke University and North Carolina Central University. Here you can see a play at the Durham Performing Arts Center, explore the Museum of Life and Science, or visit the American Tobacco Historic District. It also boasts some top-notch eateries, so when it comes to pizza restaurants, Durham has plenty. If you’re looking for the best pizza in Durham, check out this list of top-rated pizzerias to get you started.

Pizza on a Budget

If you’re a student or just watching what you spend, you’re probably looking for a pizza place that fits into a tight budget. You’ll find just that at Lilly’s Pizza. Lilly’s freshly made, organic pizzas are topped with locally grown produce and will delight both your stomach and your wallet. Enjoy some of the best pizza pies in Durham in a comfortable and casual setting surrounded by displays of local art.

Late Night Pizza

If you have a hankering for pizza late at night, Devil’s Pizzeria is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and boasts a range of mouth-watering items for delivery or pick-up. The chefs craft their pies according to New York tradition and offer a range of specialty dishes, including stuffed meat pizza, stuffed veggie pizza, lasagna pizza, Rio rancho pizza, and the Devil's House Special pizza.

Gourmet Pizza

Sometimes you’re in the mood for a gourmet pie, not a sloppy slice. Amante’s gourmet pizza will fit the bill. Try the mouth-watering Via Bianco with mozzarella, provolone, and feathered Swiss cheese and basil. Or dig into the Pollo Resistance with mozzarella cheese, tender chunks of barbecue chicken breast, red onions, and fresh cilantro. There’s also the San Gennaro topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, spicy Italian sausage, roasted red and green peppers, and white onions. Amante has more than 20 different gourmet pizzas in all, so you can try something new practically every time you visit.

Brick Oven Pizza

When you’re in the mood for a delicious wood-fired pizza, Toro is the place to go. The eatery is open from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. every day. The chefs offer some unique specialty toppings, including spicy lamb meatball with kale, fried eggplant with ricotta and grana, sweet fennel sausage with roasted peppers, and venison sausage with caramelized onions. In addition to the pizza, the menu also boasts a variety of antipasti, soups, and salads.


After a long day, it’s nice to settle in with some Netflix and have your pizza delivered to your door. Give Pizza Mia a call, and an employee will show up with your pie in about 35 minutes. You can order personal, medium, large, or square-shaped pizzas. From margherita pies to vegetarian pizzas, there are tons of options. In addition to the pizzas, Pizza Mia will also deliver stromboli, calzones, baked pasta dishes, subs, wraps, and salads.

There are almost 70,000 pizzerias in the United States, and Durham has its fair share of the collection. You can find more pizza restaurants, check out their menus, and read customer reviews online before you decide where to do dinner tonight.