Best Pizza in Kalamazoo: Grab a Slice at these Top-Voted SWMI Pizza Restaurants

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Where to Find the Best Pizza in Southwest Michigan

Ask ten different people for the best pizza toppings, and you’ll likely receive ten different answers.

While a nearly universally loved meal staple, pizza fans have very different opinions on crust, cheese and favorite pizza makers.

After 6600+ votes for the best restaurants in Kalamazoo, we have the top picks for the best pizza below.

Before we jump into the favorite pizza shops, we’ve tackled a few common pizza questions:

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What is Detroit-style pizza?

Detroit-style pizza is rectangular, with a thick, chewy crust. This pizza is usually topped with tomato sauce and Wisconsin brick cheese.

Where to find it in SWMI: Buddy’s Pizza (Portage), Jet’s Pizza (Portage)

What is New York style pizza?

New York style pizza has a thin crust that is crispy on the edges and softer in the center. Many prefer to fold the wide slices to eat them.

Where to find it in SWMI: Pizza Katerina (Oshtemo), Benny DiCarta’s (Kalamazoo)

What is a par bake pizza? Does anyone in Kalamazoo offer it?

The restaurant partially bakes par-baked pizza; you then take it home (frozen, typically) and cook it the remainder of the way in your oven. This provides a convenient option for a hot meal at home on your schedule.

Where to find it in SWMI: Pizza Katerina (Oshtemo), Bimbo’s Pizza (Kalamazoo)

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Who Has the Best Pizza in Kalamazoo?

Here are the top pizza restaurants in Kalamazoo, as voted by our readers:
1 – Erbelli’s
2 – Bimbo’s Pizza
3 – Bilbo’s Pizza
4 – Martini’s
5 – Jac’s
5 – Shakespeare’s Pub

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🍕 Voted # 1 Best Pizza

8342 Portage Rd Portage, MI 49024
6214 Stadium Dr Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Opened in 1995 in Portage, Erbelli's success led them to add a second location on Stadium Drive in Kalamazoo. Both restaurants serve as pizzerias, Italian bistros, and full-service pubs all rolled into one unique dining experience.

Over 25 gourmet pizzas are offered at Erbelli's in multiple crusts: original hand tossed, pan style, Chicago style and gluten free. Diners also have the option to build their own pizza masterpieces.

Pizza dough is made fresh every morning at 8AM, using yeast from an Italian bakery and is stretched by hand.

In addition to their award-winning pizza, Erbelli's makes calzones, sandwiches, pasta, salads, and desserts baked in house.

Where to Find Erbelli's
The Portage Erbelli's location is located at 8342 Portage Road, just north of Zylman. They are next door to Rollup Ice Cream & Tea and just south of Presidential Brewing Company.

The Kalamazoo restaurant is east of 9th Street at 6214 Stadium Drive. Find them near the Speedway station.


🍕 Voted # 2 Best Pizza

338 E Michigan Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Bimbo's Pizza has been serving Kalamazoo since 1959. At this family owned & operated restaurant, hungry visitors will enjoy hand-tossed, thin pizza crust coupled with fast & friendly customer service.

Where to Find Bimbo's Pizza
Located a block from HopCat on E. Michigan Ave between Edwards & Pitcher Streets.


🍕 Voted # 3 Best Pizza

3307 Stadium Dr Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Bilbo's Pizza is a locally owned restaurant and brewery. Serving hot pies in pans or thin crust and loaded with toppings is what Bilbo's does best.

Where to Find Bilbo's Pizza
Located just east of Sweetwaters on Stadium Drive.


🍕 Voted # 4 Best Pizza

832 S Westnedge Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Martini’s is family owned and operated since 1988. On top of each of Martini’s unique pizzas, guests will enjoy fresh ingredients from local suppliers and Michigan farmers.

Where to Find Martini's
Martini's is located a few doors south of Crows Nest on S. Westnedge & Village Street.

🍕 Voted # 5 Best Pizza

3112 S 9th St Kalamazoo, MI 49009
7638 S Westnedge Ave Portage, MI 49002

JAC's (Cekola's Pizza) is all about food, drinks and watching the game. With a variety of menu options, including savory pizza and a fresh salad bar, there's something for everyone at JAC's.

Where to Find Jac's
Located just off Stadium Drive on 9th Street in Kalamazoo.

Tucked into the same plaza as Chocolatea on Westnedge in Portage.


🍕 Voted # 5 Best Pizza

241 E Kalamazoo Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Shakespeare's Pub is the perfect spot to grab a pizza alongside one of their 44 draft beers and watch the game.

Where to Find Shakespeare's Pub
Shakespeare's Pub is located at 241 East Kalamazoo Avenue, just west of Bell's.


396 Oaks Crossing Plainwell, MI 49080
232 E Michigan Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49007
1528 W Michigan Ave Kalamazoo, MI 49006
10 106th Ave Plainwell, MI 49080
8016 S Westnedge Ave Portage, MI 49002
5190 Gull Rd Kalamazoo, MI 49048
5965 S. Sprinkle Road Portage, MI 49002
1908 W Main St Kalamazoo, MI 49006
8126 W. Main Street Kalamazoo, MI 49009
6101 W Main St Kalamazoo, MI 49009
7842 Portage Road Portage, MI 49002
629 Walbridge St Kalamazoo, MI 49007
7177 W. Q Avenue Kalamazoo, MI 49009
6070 S 12th St Kalamazoo, MI 49009
10100 Shaver Rd Portage, MI 49024
2171 W. Columbia Ave Battle Creek, MI 49015
7141 S Westnedge Ave Portage, MI 49002
4213 Portage St Kalamazoo, MI 49001
635 N 9th St, Ste E Kalamazoo, MI 49009
125 W Michigan Ave Galesburg, MI 49053
5236 Portage Rd Portage, MI 49002
1401 S Drake Rd Kalamazoo, MI 49006
9805 E M89 Richland, MI 49083

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