24 Orlando spots with better pizza than Papa Johns

One of the cool things about the City Beautiful is we have plenty of options for a  legit slice of pizza. Best of all, they don't require an apology and a resignation from their founder. So rather than ordering some hot white bread with spaghetti sauce smothered on top and a banana pepper in the box, here are few classic local pizza joints worth checking out.

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Goodfellas Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant
11873 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando (407) 658-6615
Where do we even begin? Goodfellas’ pies are so good that even getting plain cheese is so worth it. You can build your own with eggplant, fresh garlic and sliced meatballs as toppings you probably won’t see elsewhere, but their meat lover’s is a favorite. 
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Goodfellas Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

11873 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando (407) 658-6615
Where do we even begin? Goodfellas’ pies are so good that even getting plain cheese is so worth it. You can build your own with eggplant, fresh garlic and sliced meatballs as toppings you probably won’t see elsewhere, but their meat lover’s is a favorite.
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1803 Pizza Kitchen
1803 E. Winter Park Road, Orlando (407) 647-3872
Pizza brunch, anyone? 1803 serves it up. The California-style pizzeria’s custom artisan pies are made by a chef boasting 20 years of experience. Options include spicy chicken, five cheese pesto tomato, and prosciutto and arugula. Pair your personal pizza with wine or draft beer.
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1803 Pizza Kitchen

1803 E. Winter Park Road, Orlando (407) 647-3872
Pizza brunch, anyone? 1803 serves it up. The California-style pizzeria’s custom artisan pies are made by a chef boasting 20 years of experience. Options include spicy chicken, five cheese pesto tomato, and prosciutto and arugula. Pair your personal pizza with wine or draft beer.
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Anthony’s Pizza Cafe
100 N. Summerlin Ave., Orlando (407) 648-0009
This local favorite has been lighting up Thorton Park with its New York City roots in delicious pizza pies since 1998. If you aren’t up for a slice, they serve a variety of pasta dishes, but there’s also calzones and strombolis for a hearty cheesy, meaty combo.
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Anthony’s Pizza Cafe

100 N. Summerlin Ave., Orlando (407) 648-0009
This local favorite has been lighting up Thorton Park with its New York City roots in delicious pizza pies since 1998. If you aren’t up for a slice, they serve a variety of pasta dishes, but there’s also calzones and strombolis for a hearty cheesy, meaty combo.
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Antonella’s Pizzeria
360 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park (407) 636-5333
There’s a reason why Antonella’s Pizzeria is one of the best 25 restaurants in Orlando, at least according to Yelp. This family-owned hand spins their dough for the lucky guests that can enjoy the humbly-sized pizzeria, but they do the same for delivery and takeout patrons, of course. Gluten-free is an option. Try the "Surf n'turf" topped with shrimp, bacon, garlic and Romano. 
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Antonella’s Pizzeria

360 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park (407) 636-5333
There’s a reason why Antonella’s Pizzeria is one of the best 25 restaurants in Orlando, at least according to Yelp. This family-owned hand spins their dough for the lucky guests that can enjoy the humbly-sized pizzeria, but they do the same for delivery and takeout patrons, of course. Gluten-free is an option. Try the "Surf n'turf" topped with shrimp, bacon, garlic and Romano.
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Pizzeria Del-Dio
3210 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando (407) 898-1115
Is there another place you can get a heart-shaped pizza? We’ll wait. (No, seriously, let us know). If it’s date night, surprise your S/O with a pie shaped like the love organ and split the toppings in half. They also have gluten-free options and a garlic-butter dipping sauce specially made by the chef.
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Pizzeria Del-Dio

3210 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando (407) 898-1115
Is there another place you can get a heart-shaped pizza? We’ll wait. (No, seriously, let us know). If it’s date night, surprise your S/O with a pie shaped like the love organ and split the toppings in half. They also have gluten-free options and a garlic-butter dipping sauce specially made by the chef.
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Antonio’s House of Pizza
Multiple locations (407) 636-7222
Antonio’s Brooklyn-style pizzas. Pizza by the slice is available at their Winter Park location on weekdays only, and available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day in Orlando and Kissimmee. Choose from a range of specialties—Adriatic, Bianca, or Grandpa’s Favorite—or build your own pie. If you’re cutting down, try Grandma style for a slightly thinner crust.
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Antonio’s House of Pizza

Multiple locations (407) 636-7222
Antonio’s Brooklyn-style pizzas. Pizza by the slice is available at their Winter Park location on weekdays only, and available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day in Orlando and Kissimmee. Choose from a range of specialties—Adriatic, Bianca, or Grandpa’s Favorite—or build your own pie. If you’re cutting down, try Grandma style for a slightly thinner crust.
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Brick & Fire Pizza and Wine Co.
1621 S. Orange Ave., Orlando (407) 426-8922
Brick & Fire sets themselves apart by reminding you that they aren’t a chain, and this joint proves why that matters. You want truffle oil drizzled on a pizza already topped with “van Gogh Smoked Gouda” cheese? This is the place. Try a pie from each of their categories—essential, house and specialty—and let us know what you think. Ladies can enjoy complimentary wine on Thursday nights with the purchase of an entree.
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Brick & Fire Pizza and Wine Co.

1621 S. Orange Ave., Orlando (407) 426-8922
Brick & Fire sets themselves apart by reminding you that they aren’t a chain, and this joint proves why that matters. You want truffle oil drizzled on a pizza already topped with “van Gogh Smoked Gouda” cheese? This is the place. Try a pie from each of their categories—essential, house and specialty—and let us know what you think. Ladies can enjoy complimentary wine on Thursday nights with the purchase of an entree.
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Pizzeria Roberti
2751 S. Chickasaw Trail, #107, Orlando (407) 634-0041
Joe Roberti of Pizzeria Roberti is determined to serve you pies that are out of this world, unless it’s Sunday or Monday (they’re closed). It’s up to the customer—build your own pizza and let the flavors wash over you with every bite, whether it’s a personal gluten-free or a large to share. Pick between a simple one-topping, or go crazy with unlimited topping options for an additional price. Bonus: you can add shrimp for $4.
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Pizzeria Roberti

2751 S. Chickasaw Trail, #107, Orlando (407) 634-0041
Joe Roberti of Pizzeria Roberti is determined to serve you pies that are out of this world, unless it’s Sunday or Monday (they’re closed). It’s up to the customer—build your own pizza and let the flavors wash over you with every bite, whether it’s a personal gluten-free or a large to share. Pick between a simple one-topping, or go crazy with unlimited topping options for an additional price. Bonus: you can add shrimp for $4.
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Terramia Wine Bar & Trattoria
1150 Douglas Ave., #1040, Altamonte Springs (407) 774-8466
Wine is always a good thing. Terramia has a full wine bar, perfect for enjoying happy hour drinks and apps every day except Sunday. Their new weekday express lunch serves up a variety of entrees, one being a personal Margherita pie and another a hearty stromboli.
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Terramia Wine Bar & Trattoria

1150 Douglas Ave., #1040, Altamonte Springs (407) 774-8466
Wine is always a good thing. Terramia has a full wine bar, perfect for enjoying happy hour drinks and apps every day except Sunday. Their new weekday express lunch serves up a variety of entrees, one being a personal Margherita pie and another a hearty stromboli.
Photo via A. C./Yelp