Top 5 Pizza Joints

Capital Pizza – 2705 26th Street

This pizza place is new to Lubbock and certainly is going to be a challenge to its pizza competitors. It has a great atmosphere and even better pizza. The pizza is cooked slowly so the crust is crispy but the middle is soft. The toppings include Gorgonzola, hamburger, bacon, cilantro, fried spam, Alfredo, pepperoni, and many more. The taste is amazing. I really can’t even explain it to you with words. Hot, fresh, and delicious are the only words I can think of. If that doesn’t sell you, Capital Pizza also has 60+ varieties of beers. Find them on Facebook.

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Crusty’s  

This mobile pizza place is a little harder to find, but well worth the search. They cook their pizzas in a brick oven for 5ish minutes and then serve it to you on a paper plate. I don’t know what it is about their pizza, but it is one of the best pizzas I’ve ever had in my life. I know that is saying a lot, but it is just that good. You can catch them at the First Friday Art Trail and other places around town on certain days. Cards and cash are accepted. Check out their Facebook.

West Crust Artisan Pizza – 116 W Loop 289

West Crust has a varied menu as well as the opportunity to “design” your own pizza. Since each pie is made fresh, expect a bit of a wait… but it is well worth the time. This place is a gluten-free person’s dream place for a delicious (non-cardboard tasting) pizza. WC is truly a gourmet pizza place. You can add turkey bacon or glazed pecans if you want. If you aren’t that ambitious, they have your traditional mozzarella and pepperoni. It is a little pricey, but you get what you pay for; gourmet fresh ingredient pizzas. Check out their Facebook.

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One Guy From Italy – 4320 50th Street and 1101 University

I would say that One Guy from Italy is a staple in Lubbock. If you ask most locals, they will say One Guy’s is a go-to place for good pizza. They have two locations in Lubbock (one on University and one on 50th Street) to serve your pizza needs. If you go to the location on 50th Street, you can see them spinning the dough and making the pizza. That is how you know that it is a good quality pizza. One Guy’s also has typical toppings including pepperoni, bell peppers, buffalo chicken, eggplant, ricotta cheese, and more. Don’t miss out on their great daily lunch specials! Check out their Facebook.

Giorgio’s – 1018 Broadway

Most people compare their pizza to what you would find in New York City and overall I would have to agree. It is not as thick, but the size is large and super tasty. I am a cheese lover and the pizza is so gooey and cheesy. It isn’t fancy or a huge place, but it is the ideal local pizza joint located in downtown. Check out them out here.

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16 Comments

  1. Goddessoflubbock March 1, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Papa Murphy’s is better than any of them. Their customer service (at 4th and Frankford anyway!) is the best anywhere.

  2. Sarah March 1, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Thank you for your feedback! Papa Murphys is good. I love when they do the shaped (hearts, football, pumpkin) pizzas.

  3. Cory July 6, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Papa Murphy’s? Lol! People in Lubbock need to get a clue. That place sucks…get out of Lubbock and actually eat some decent food. Papa Murphy’s is no better than any frozen pizza in the grocery store

  4. George July 6, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Papa Murphy’s Are you Insane take and bake seriously. This list is good personally don’t care for West Crust Artisan Pizza but Papa Murphy’s LMFAO.

  5. Keith July 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Good list! I’d argue West Crust above Crusty’s (love you Russell) but you did neglect one thing, CALZONES at One Guy’s. That’s what it’s all about. I’ve never tried Giorgio’s either, and I’ve always wondered about it. Now I know!

  6. Cary July 12, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    If you’ve been to our site, you know I’m a NY pizza snob. I happen to be in Lubbock for the summer.

    So far, I’ve had Crusty’s and One Guy.

    Russell has the same kind of oven I’ve got, and a pretty good dough recipe. I like his pizza, although it’d be nice if the fire was blazing – why do wood-fired and NOT go for 900 degrees?

    One Guy from Italy – wouldn’t raise an eyebrow in Brooklyn, but not bad. Ask for it well done: first slice I had there was okay (reheated), but when I bought a whole pie it was badly undercooked.

    West Crust will be next…

  7. Sarah July 13, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Welcome to Lubbock! We hope you enjoy your summer and thanks for the feedback.

    Your site is awesome! Would love to check out your neck of the woods one of these days.

  8. Nick July 24, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Having you tried the pizza at Nick’s Sports Grill and Lounge? If not you should give it a shot

  9. Gage July 20, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Have you guys tried Dion’s?

  10. Sarah July 21, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Hi Gage,

    Yes we have!

    The LITL Team

  11. Chris July 29, 2014 at 5:29 am

    Papa Murphy’s take ‘N’ bake pizza, has been a great link since I lived in Arkansas and it’s still holding strong here in Lubbock. Best pizza I’ve had!

  12. Joe December 9, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Papa Murphy’s served me a virtually uncooked pizza. I vow never to return.

  13. Alexa December 9, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    Haha! Good one, Joe!

  14. Chuck January 31, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Check out the pizza at Beef O’Brady’s and BJ’s!

  15. Kasi August 13, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    BJ Brewhouse has great pizza!

  16. dave September 28, 2015 at 11:49 am

    those looking for a NY style slice , giorgios is great.

    one guy was excellent, then the owner sold it and things have seriously gone downhill.

    wish we had chicago syle

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