4 of the Best Places for Pizza in Rochester, Minnesota

June 02, 2016

Places-for-Pizza-Rochester.jpgWhen you move to a new city, one of the first things that you need to familiarize yourself with are the best local pizza joints. Fortunately, for our Springs at South Broadway residents, there are a number of great restaurants within close proximity of our apartment community that any foodie would appreciate.

Whether you're looking for a quick, casual bite or truly want to be wowed by Italian cuisine, here are four of the best pizza restaurants that Rochester, Minnesota has to offer:

1. Pi Wood-Fired Pizza
3932 Marketplace Dr NW
9.6 miles from Springs at South Broadway

If you're looking for world-class pizza, look no further than Pi Wood-Fired Pizza. This restaurant prides itself on only using the freshest ingredients, and the pizzas are baked in the restaurant's custom made oven—fueled by locally grown white oak wood. The unique smoky flavor that this cooking method offers is unparalleled!

Need a recommendation for something to try? Mix things up with “The Twist,” a pizza topped with sausage, applewood bacon, roasted red peppers, feta, banana peppers, mozzarella, and crushed tomato sauce.

2. Valentino's
130 Elton Hills Dr, Suite 2
4.6 miles from Springs at South Broadway

It's tough to beat a good pizza buffet, and the one offered by Valentino's is legendary. This local restaurant features a pizza bar with more than 75 options from which to choose. So whether you have an enormous appetite or are dining with indecisive friends, this place will serve your needs. If you’d prefer to take pizza to go and eat at your apartment home, Valentino's offers this option too— just place your order online for pickup or delivery.

3. Mr. Pizza
1729 S Broadway
1.7 miles from Springs at South Broadway

If you talk to any Rochester local about pizza, there's no question that Mr. Pizza will come up in the conversation. This family owned restaurant has been serving the Rochester community since the early 1960s, and has garnered attention for their popular Taco pizza and  the “Mac Special,” which features beef, sausage, pepperoni, salami, canadian bacon, mushrooms and onions  Mr. Pizza offers pizza by the slice, as well as a take-and-bake option, so you can enjoy it from the comfort of your apartment home.

4. Zadeo's Pizza
1021 15th Ave SE
3.2 miles from Springs at South Broadway

Zadeo's is another well-established neighborhood pizza restaurant that’s known for its mouth-watering pizza. The restaurant is owned and operated by three generations of Rochester residents and offers dine in, take-out, and delivery.

Hosting a get-together with friends? Take advantage of Zadeo's party room, which is ideal for parties of 10 to 30 people. Assuming you plan on ordering more than $50 worth of food, there's no charge for using of this private room.

Have you been to a great pizza restaurant in Rochester that's not on this list? Be sure to leave your recommendations in our comments below.

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