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6 Lesser-known Places With Amazing Pizza in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Posted on May 15th, 2020

Apparently, May 15 is National Pizza Day!

 

Kalamazoo is home to so many amazing pizza places and pizza “staples, that it can feel overwhelming to figure out where to go and what to order.

 

Since so many of our local pizza joints have their own cult followings, we figured it would be fun to share a few different spots in Kalamazoo that offer some really bomb pizza that you may not know about! With COVID-19 putting a halt on in-person dining, what better time to order takeout and celebrate National Pizza Day?

 

 

Neds on Gull Lake

 

If there was ever a lesser-known pizza in Kalamazoo, Ned’s Pickle Pizza might take the cake! It has a base much like their cheese sticks, then they add crunchy pickle slices and sliced ham on top, with a ranch and cream cheese drizzle added after it is cooked; truly a pickle wrap lovers dream! During COVID-19 Ned’s is open during their normal hours, but only for take and delivery (within 10 miles of Ned’s).

 

Ned’s also offers beer and wine bottles for takeout and delivery orders! For delivery, there will be a $15 minimum order, as well as a $3 delivery fee.

 

 

 

 

Bruno’s

 

 

Bruno’s Pizza is a family friendly restaurant with delicious pizzas and subs. They’re a family owned business and have been open in Kalamazoo for over 50 years. Bruno’s is considered a Kalamazoo and WMU tradition by locals, alumni and visitors!

 

It’s an old-fashioned family run pizzeria, and most people say that it’s so good, the plain cheese is the way to go! During COVID-19 they are only open for takeout.

 

 

 

 

Sarkozy Bakery

 

 

Sarkozy Bakery has been a Kalamazoo staple since 1978. Located downtown on East Michigan Avenue, they’re most famous for their bread and pastries, but also boast a wonderful lunch menu that includes personal pizzas! According to their website, the dough is the soul of a pizza and is thin and delicious.

 

You can watch the crust rise in their two special ovens, which bake pizzas in about 3 minutes at about 666 degrees! During COVID-19 Sarkozy is offering curbside pick-up and limited availability for delivery.⁠ Call (269) 342-1952 to place your order.

 

Current Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
7:30 am – 5:00 pm⁠
Saturday
7:30 am – 4:00 pm⁠
Sunday
Closed⁠
⠀⁠

 

 

 

 

The Cheese Lady 

 

 

Calling all cheese lovers! After successful seasons at local farmer’s markets, Natalie Fuller and her father, Terry St. Louis, opened The Cheese Lady on March 17, 2011. The location in the heart of Kalamazoo’s Texas Corners has provided the perfect setting for a unique cheese experience.

 

During COVID-19 their selection is a bit limited, but you can order pizza kits online here. Orders may only be placed during our operating hours, which are currently Wednesday-Friday 12 PM – 5 PM and Sat 10 AM -3 PM. Online orders will be accepted up to 1hr prior to closing.

 

 

 

 

Louie’s Trophy House

 

 

Louie’s Trophy House is famously known as the oldest bar in Kalamazoo – since 1918! Nestled in the heart of the River’s Edge District, Louie’s Trophy House is a Kalamazoo favorite with delicious food, great drinks and fun entertainment throughout the week.

 

All of their pizzas are made with Louies homemade crust and fresh mozzarella. The BBQ Chicken Pizza is a fan favorite – topped with chicken, bacon, red onion, pineapple and Louie’s homemade BBQ sauce!

 

During COVID-19 Louie’s is offering takeout and curbside pickup Monday through Friday 11AM to 8PM, and Saturday-Sunday 2PM to 8PM.

 

On Friday, May 15, 2020 you can take part in a live pizza party with Louie’s and Bell’s Brewery! Here’s how to attend:

1. Order some delicious Louie’s thin crust pizza! Handmade dough, fresh ingredients, pick a signature Louie’s pie or build your own🍕
2. Add Bell’s beer to go with your order! We have Two Hearted, Oberon and Official available 🍻
3. Head home and tune in on Bell’s Facebook page for a live beer and pizza pairing at 7pm💻👀🍕🍻
4. Smash face with Louie’s pizza and Bell’s beer🍕🍻🍕🍻🍕🍻
5. Repeat step 4 until satisfied😋 CHEERS❣️

 

 

 

 

Comensoli’s

 

 

Comensoli’s offers a wide range of Italian dishes “straight out of Nona’s cookbook”. They feature a wine list and full bar with a martini list to die for!

 

We chose Comensoli’s for this list because pizza isn’t the first thing you think to order there, even though their specialty is Italian home-style cooking. Truthfully, their entrees steal the show so often (because they’re amazing!) that their pizza doesn’t get enough credit!

During COVID-19, their dining room is closed until further notice. Carry Out is still available, meals can be preordered here. Temporary Hours are 5 PM -8 PM, Tuesday – Sunday.