Hot or cold, fresh or leftover, there is nothing more delicious or satisfying than having a slice of pizza (or a few…or a whole pie!). While the main ingredients stay the same in every pie, a few alterations here and there make all the difference and can bring each bite to a whole new level. We’ve put together a list of some of the very best spots to check out when you’re craving a nice cheesy slice of pizza in Nashville.
Address: 425 Chestnut St Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: (615) 964-7022
This restaurant opened at the beginning of 2022, but is already a force to be reckoned with in the pepperoni game. Their thin crunchy crust is legendary, and their service is swift, making it possible to enjoy a hot slice shortly after delivery. Some of the most popular appetizers here include fried cheese, fried peppers, and pickles. People that have eaten at this Nashville spot tend to rave about the peppy boy. It comes with thin crust and is topped with crispy pepperoni, a generous amount of cheese, and giardiniera sauce. The roomy and bar-like space makes Dicey’s Tavern a great joint to hang out in for hours a day, any day of the week.
Address: 115 16th Ave S Nashville, TN 37203
Pizza comes in all shapes and sizes and when you want to try something different than your typical American slice, go for their Neapolitan style Margherita pizza. This is one made with mozzarella, basil leaves, and tomatoes that make for an explosion of flavor. Pizza bakeries such as DeSano in Tennessee have mastered the authenticity and history of the Neapolitan style. They have another location at the Assembly Food Hall as well.
3449 Dickerson Pike Nashville, TN 37207
Phone: (629) 333-0404
This location is an addition to some of their already successful restaurant chains in Germantown and downtown Jackson. There is an always fresh taste with the slices served at Rock’n Dough, attributed to the locally-sourced ingredients. All the sauces, shredded cheese, smoked meats, and dough are made fresh daily, and you can tell the ingredients are fresh from the very first bite. We recommend this Nashville fave for a great slice of pizza and a chill craft beer on a night out.
Address: 5026 Centennial Blvd Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: (615) 678-4289
We like the free flow and relaxed atmosphere in this spot and the coal-cooked pizza available here. For 10 bucks, you can enjoy any slice on their menu on Tuesday night, while family nights on Monday come with drink specials, and kids who are twelve years and under eat for free. Drop by Nicky’s Coal Fired to try some traditional Italian pizzas and great deals all week long.
Address: 4806 Charlotte Pike Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: (615) 386-4907
Cheese lovers are in for a treat with the seven cheese pizza here that features feta, ricotta, provolone, and other classic cheeses everyone knows and loves, all on top of a thin crust. All the ingredients are made fresh, and for about 11 bucks, you can create your dream pizza combo. Your order is not complete yet until you get one of their appetizers like the garlic knots or wings. Be sure to stop by Le Vera next time you’re in Nashville.
Address: 1012 Woodland St Nashville, TN 37206
Phone: (615) 915-4174
Their New York Style pies have made Five Points in Tennessee a household name for locals and visitors alike. There is also the allure of the sixteen different craft and local beers that the spot is famously known for that pair exceptionally well with every slice. For the adventurous eater, or someone who can handle some heat, try the habanero spicy cream sauce and hot capicola that guarantees a mind-blowing experience.
Address: 3821 Green Hills Village Drive, Nashville, TN 37215
Phone: (615) 800-5400
This popular chain is the best spot for Detroit-style slices that combines all the signature sauces, cheese crust, and fluffy dough in a delightful square shape. This restaurant is part of the Pizza Loves Emily group and was opened in 2018 in the Gulch and has become ever more popular among people in Nashville because they have several locations now. Stop in for some apps like the cheesy garlic sticks or crispy chicken crunchers before devouring some delicious pizza.
Address: 113 2nd Ave N Nashville, TN 37201
Phone: (615) 942-8080
For pizza that never disappoints–plus moonshine cocktails!!–head to The Stillery in Nashville. They’ve got a fabulous thick, doughy crust for all you dough lovers out there. Even though they’re located in the tourist hotspots of downtown and the Broadway section of Nashville, locals love it!
Address: 911 Buchanan St Nashville, TN 37208
Phone: (615) 561-1787
For old school hip-hop tunes alongside a cheesy slice, check out Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria. This local Black-owned joint is serving up quite a pie. The white sauce P.R.E.A.M. pizza is something to behold. And the cinnamon rolls! Oh man!
Address: 6800 Charlotte Pike Ste 105 Nashville, TN 37209
Phone: (615) 915-1617
NY Pie’s is in an unassuming strip mall, but it’s the place to go for a New York slice. Big, thinly sliced pizza with some good, chewy dough and just a hint of crunch, good portions, and red pepper shakers all around so you can add just a bit of heat. There is a patio too for dining when the weather is lovely in Nashville, and you can order a whole pie or by the slice!
Editor’s Note: This article was first published June 29, 2022 and last updated March 22, 2023.