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Being so close to a pizza capital like New York City, Rockland County has to have really good pizza to stand on its own merits. Luckily, there are many pizzerias and Italian restaurants throughout the county that deliver (pun intended) delectable pies worthy of comparison.

Where do the locals go for the crispiest crusts and the gooiest cheese? Plan a visit to these popular pizza places.

Dee Maria’s, Valley Cottage
This family-owned pizzeria is a neighborhood favorite with friendly, personal service. In addition to their award winning pizza, Dee Maria’s has a variety of old school Italian favorites.

Forgia Brick Oven Pizza, Suffern

Specializing in brick oven creations, Forgia offers a variety of pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches. Forgia serves classic handmade pies, like the margherita, and modern twists, like the chicken bacon ranch.

Franco’s Pizza, Nanuet
From their fresh vodka sauces to their traditional pies, this second-generation pizza parlor has been serving homemade Italian specialties for over 30 years. Locals are fans of Franco’s cheesy slices, the casual vive, and friendly service.

Martio’s Pizza, Nanuet
Whether your pizza tastes are oven baked, gluten-free, Sicilian, or wood-fired, Martio’s has it all. Open for over 60 years, Martio’s is loved by locals for their crispy crust and loaded Italian subs.

Norcina, New City
New to the Rockland County pizza scene, Norcina’s rustic Italian American cuisine has taken off quickly. Guests love their handmade pastas and brick oven personal pizzas, all made with market fresh ingredients.

Pakula’s Pizza, New City
For over six years, Pakula’s has served fresh, quality gourmet pizza in Rockland County. Enjoy a unique experience during every visit to Pakula’s with their seasonal menus and new items.

Rocco’s Italian Cuisine & Pasta, New City
Originally opened in 1981 as a four-table pizza shop, Rocco’s is now a full service casual restaurant that serves classic Italian specialties. Voted the best pizza in Rockland County, Rocco’s is known not only for pizza, but also their garlic knots and daily specials.

Russo’s House of Pizza, Pearl River
Home of Internet-famous cheese pulls, Russo’s pizzas, sandwiches, pasta, and, of course, pizzarittos are 100% Insta-worthy. But what exactly is a pizzaritto? Your chosen Italian treat – sausage, ravioli, mozzarella sticks, garlic knots, ziti – covered in sauce and cheese and bundled up inside a pizza crust.


In the mood for something else? Read about all the dining options in Rockland County.