Pizza is one of the most beloved foods, with dedicated pie lovers devouring the food around the clock. There are seemingly endless variations of ingredients, textures, crusts and styles, with something to please every palate. Some Sacramentans crave deep-dish pizza covered in spicy meats, olives and jalapeños, dripping with melting cheese, while others prefer a crispy crust with a touch of garlic sauce, fresh basil and grated pecorino. There are even options to make it low fat, high protein, gluten-free, vegan or suited for those who are lactose-intolerant. To paraphrase Dean Martin, when you taste a perfect big pizza pie, that’s amore.
Supreme Pizza
2251 Northgate Blvd., Suite G
Sacramento, CA 95833
(916) 256-3833
Although housed in a small, unassuming strip mall, Supreme Pizza is true to its name. Excellent flavors, fresh, locally sourced ingredients and reasonable prices combine to make this a great place for pizza take-out or delivery. Cheese options like parmesan and feta add a layer of taste complexity, and patrons have high praise for the traditional, thick, thin and calzone crusts. In addition to classic pie combos, salads and chicken wings, there are tasty specialty pizzas including a lemon chicken variety and a Greek-style pizza made with a white garlic sauce, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, red onions, black olives, mozzarella and feta. The employees are sincerely interested in treating customers well, and there are great coupons and deals on the website.

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Del’s Pizza
8112 Madison Ave.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 965-1678 love this small Sacramento business for its customer service as well as its excellent pizza. The staff treats guests as if they were dear friends, and the clean, family-friendly restaurant has arcade games, TVs and reasonable prices. Veggie lovers appreciate the selection of available toppings, which include fresh spinach, zucchini, broccoli and three kinds of onions, but fans of meaty pizzas are fully satisfied as well. The Freedom Lovers pizza includes salami, linguica, pepperoni, ham and real bacon, and local favorite Fair Oaks Rooster is made with white sauce, chicken, fresh garlic, tomatoes, mushrooms and onions. The owner is enthusiastic about the food he makes, as are his customers after taking their first delicious bite.

Fat Mike’s Pizza
8970 Grant Line Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 686-8543
www.fatmikespizza.comThe Fat Mike’s family is very involved in community activities and has earned fans with their support of numerous local kids’ sports teams. Beyond that, the pizza, sandwiches, pasta, calzones, pesto chips and salads are freshly made and very tasty. Check out specialty pizzas like the Fat Mike’s BLT with baby spinach, bacon, artichoke hearts and tomatoes, a barbecued chicken pie with gouda or the BLT pizza, laden with baby spinach, bacon, artichoke hearts and tomatoes. There is even a low carb pizza meal, built in a bowl without crust.

Alonzo’s Pizza Depot
7054 Sunrise Blvd.
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
(916) 723-1288
The long list of traditional and specialty pizzas, calzones and pastas makes it hard to decide where to start, and the dough options, from classic, stuffed or biscuit-like crust to Chicago or California deep dish, makes it no easier. Build your perfect pie with classic ingredients like pepperoni, garlic and mushrooms, or add savory toppings like fresh basil leaves, green chilies, jalapenos and feta or ricotta cheeses. Sacramento favorites include the Artie Ricotta with artichokes, sausage, mushrooms and ricotta, and the Potato Skin Pie, which is made with a tantalizing combination of chicken, seasoned potatoes, onion and bacon is a garlicky white sauce.

Pizza Amore
6916 Sunrise Blvd.
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
(916) 729-2525
www.pizzaamorerestaurant.comIf you are craving tasty homemade pasta, meatball subs, cheese sticks or jalapeno poppers, this Citrus Heights restaurant has you covered. But the pizzas reign supreme, with specialties like the Bacon Double Cheeseburger pie made of bacon, mozzarella, ground beef and cheddar, and the Gourmet Veggie with fresh mushrooms, artichoke hearts, feta and sundried tomatoes. Pesto, Alfredo chicken and chorizo top other favorites, and Amore is also beloved for its Bocci Bits, an appetizer made with balls of freshly made garlic-butter dough and Parmesan cheese.

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