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Top five pizza places in Southwest Minneapolis

5. Broder’s Cucina Italiana

This classic Italian deli at 50th and Penn is known for its pasta, but among the various Italian foods and desserts is some great pizza. They have a large variety of huge New York-style pies. I recommend the Italian sausage. They also sell pizza by the (giant) slice, which is perfect if it’s just you. Plus, if someone in your group isn’t a pizza fan, there’s pasta and sandwiches too. They just renovated the space and have a full market, so there’s something for everyone. Seating is pretty limited, and they’re usually running behind on orders but it’s worth it for the food!

4. Domino’s

Domino’s is the perfect place when you want a simple, tasty pizza fairly quickly. It’s easily the best chain pizza restaurant, and there’s one right at 60th and Penn. The crust is really good, with a perfect garlic topping. There’s also lots of flexibility with many sizes and toppings, plus it’s definitely the cheapest of all these options. None of the specialties stand out, so I would recommend a build-your-own. Make sure to get some garlic bread twists with your pizza! Being a chain, it’s not always the most consistent and probably not the highest quality, but it’s a solid choice.

3. Hello Pizza

Hello Pizza is an awesome New York-style pizza shop at 44th and France, owned by James Beard Award-winning chef Ann Kim. They offer a lot of classic combos like Hawaiian and the New Yorker on big thin-crust slices. They also have the Sicilian, which is a square, pan-baked pizza with crispy cheese and veggies. Takeout orders are usually ready pretty quickly, and they offer delivery. They also have a great dining room that usually has open tables.

2. Pizzeria Lola

Pizzeria Lola serves some incredible thin-crust pizza. It’s located at 56th and Xerxes in a cozy space with a bronze pizza oven. The combos are unlike any other shop; many with Korean influences. It’s also owned by Ann Kim, and the restaurant has been featured in many national publications. I would recommend ordering the Boise, a potato-themed pizza, or the My Sha-Roni, which has sausage and pepperoni. The only problem is that it’s really hard to get pizza from here! It’s so popular that takeout times are often well over an hour, there’s no delivery, and reservations have to be made in advance. But if you plan ahead it’s a great option.

1. Red Wagon Pizza

The best pizza place in Southwest Minneapolis! Opened in 2014 and located in a newly renovated space at 54th and Penn, Red Wagon serves amazing thin-crust pizza with some really unique options. It’s been featured on Food Network and Good Morning America. I recommend starting with the bar chips and then building your own pizza from the list of over 30 toppings. Of the specialty pizzas, I would recommend the McLovin’ It, a hamburger-themed pizza with a really good sauce. The only downsides are that the pizzas are pretty expensive, and like Lola, there is only one size.

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Tate Tritabaugh
Tate Tritabaugh, News Editor
Tate is a sophomore and in his second year with the Navigator, working as a staff writer.  You can find Tate biking, making ice cream, watching sports, reffing soccer games, and traveling. He also enjoys playing in Southwest’s band and listening to music.

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