Looking for the best pizza in Key West? At only four miles long and one mile wide, this little island packs in a ton of enticing attractions, from beach-combing to eating your way around town and some tasty pizza places too.
In the culinary world, Key West is known for serving up some of the freshest seafood anywhere. Though you may be surprised to find out that there is some great pizza in Key West to be found. Few foods can compare to the saucy, cheesy mouthful that a good slice provides.
Let’s be honest, anywhere in the world you go, it’s essential to know where the superior pies are being slung. Below are all the pro tips for finding the best pizza in Key West.
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1. Onlywood Pizzeria
Onlywood Pizzeria is a family-owned and operated neighborhood haunt. It’s a traditional trattoria-style spot that first opened in 2012. The shining star of the space is the massive 100% authentic brick oven imported straight from Napoli. It can reach up to 1000 degrees, which is ideal for Neapolitan pies.
All the ingredients are totally Italian, down to the imported San Marzano sauce. They even make their own mozzarella using an ancient recipe. There’s a long list of specialty creations, and a new one to try each day. For a classic, order the Acciughe and for something slightly more daring, go for the Pistacchio.
- Address: 613-1/2 Duval St, Key West
2. Clements Wood-Fire Trolley Pizzeria
What started as making pizza out of a refurbished vintage trolley in 2014, has since grown into a full-service restaurant. Century-old artisan traditions are used to create perfectly cooked pies. The ingredients are fresh and the dough is left to rise for 36 hours, giving it that ideal Neapolitan crust texture.
It’s a lively and laid-back spot, often blasting rock tunes and there’s sidewalk seating as well. Their specialty is the Honey Bacon Pizza, and trust me when I say you won’t want to miss out on it.
- Address: 516 Fleming St, Key West
3. Duetto Pizza and Gelato
Duetto is all about bringing locals and tourists together for that perfect slice of pizza. It’s locally owned and operated, and they’ve won many awards over the years. You can order a single slice or a whole pie here. The dough is made fresh daily with semolina and hits that sweet spot of being not too thick and not too thin.
The Polpette, which translates to “meatballs,” gets rave reviews here. I always love to try and grab a lunch special for a super affordable and tasty meal in Key West.
- Address: 540 Greene St, Key West
4. Mr. Z’s Old Town
Mr. Z’s is an institution in the area and serves up more than just pizza. The authentic Italian sandwiches, made either hot or cold, is just as much of a draw, especially their cheesesteak. You can get the best of both worlds here and order the Cheesesteak Pizza!
Otherwise, the Tomato Pie and White Pie are the top picks and are both customizable with a wide range of gourmet toppings. They are open every day of the week, and even until 4:00 am on the weekends, in case you’re craving a late-night slice. It is the perfect place to come after a night out visiting some of the best bars in Key West.
- Address: 501 Southard St, Key West
Roostica is a wood-fired pizzeria widely considered to be a favorite in Key West. The open kitchen allows you to watch the careful and authentic preparation of the pie you picked as it slides in and out of the impressive oven. The space feels hip and high-end, for a very enjoyable dining experience.
The dough is made with only soft grain flour, yeast, water, and sea salt. Only Italian plum tomatoes, mozzarella di buffalo, extra virgin olive oil, and fresh basil are used to top it. It doesn’t get much more traditional for Neapolitan pizzas than that. They boast an extensive menu with something for everyone, though ordering the Sicilian Deep Dish is advised if you ask me.
- Address: 5620 MacDonald Ave, Key West
6. New York Pasta Garden
New York Pasta Garden has been a foodie staple on the island since 1989. The owner is from New York and lucky for us has brought his love for all things Italian to Key West. They’re known for giant portions, creative cuisine, and tropical cocktails.
New York Pasta Garden is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner all available for take out, delivery, and dining in. There’s a wide range of dishes to try here, including pasta bakes, seafood, and barbecue. The garden space is gorgeous, with plenty of foliage, twinkle lights, and charming wooden tables. The garlic bread that starts off every meal for free is a delicious bonus as well.
- Address: 1075 Duval St, Key West
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7. Moon Dog Cafe
The Moon Dog Cafe is a great choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner in Key West. There’s a bakery on-site for all kinds of freshly baked goodies daily. They are known around town for having one of the best breakfasts in Key West, but they also have some of the best pizza in Key West. It’s an all around adorable outpost with a brightly colored Cuban flair, outdoor seating, a full bar, and many murals.
There are lots of gluten-free and vegan options here, including grilled pizzas. They have some super fun topping options like Moroccan Lamb, Shrimp, and Bacon, or Fig and Gorgonzola. It’s fun to try out the shareable plates to start off with or snack on here, like the Cast Iron Truffle Mac and Cheese or the Grilled Vegetable Charcuterie.
- Address: 823 Whitehead St, Key West
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8. Sea Side Cafe at the Mansion
Everyone goes to the Sea Side Cafe at the Mansion for the famous Lobster Pizza, and it really is a must try. All of their artisan wood-fired pizzas are out of this world though. The Duval Street Corn and Hot Honey Salami pies come a close second as well if you want to try more than one.
Just steps away from the warm Atlantic Ocean, the scenery at this historic and charming spot makes it even more worth your while. It’s owned by a father and son team, and they are pet and family friendly! If you are spending the day on one of the best beaches in Key West it is the perfect place to pop in for lunch and some shade too.
- Address: 1400 Duval St, Key West
9. Off The Hook Grill
Off The Hook Grill is a cute and cozy eatery for pizza in the Key West. The food here is inspired by flavors from all over the world. The personal pizzas can be adjusted for any gluten-free or vegan diners.
They have the more classic topping choices like the Italian or the Greek, but they really shine in their funkier specialty creations. The Crab Rangoon, Duck BLT, and BBQ Pork are a few of the local favorites. They’re open every day except Wednesday. There’s the main bar and dining room and a patio, as well as a separate pub space. The happy hour drink specials are always an excellent reason to check this one out.
- Address: 920 Caroline St, Key West
10. Angelina’s Pizzeria
Angelina’s Pizzeria only has a few kinds of pizzas available, but you can get them all gluten-free or by the slice. They offer loaded, veggie lovers, meat lovers, Hawaiian, and cheese pizzas. They’re known around town for having the best cheese pizza in Key West, which is quite a feat among connoisseurs.
One of the coolest aspects of the menu here is that they offer a few different hot sauce options by Peppers of Key West. The Garlic Bread always makes an amazing addition to any order here. The funky decor makes it super enjoyable to stop into, with vintage arcade games, a black and white checkered floor, and sticker-covered walls.
- Address: 208 Duval St, Key West