Where to Find the Best Pizza in Branson: 10 Top Spots Recommended by Locals

Feb 06, 2024

Where to Find the Best Pizza in Branson: 10 Spots Recommended by Locals
By Westgate Resorts

Where to Find the Best Pizza in Branson: 10 Spots Recommended by Locals

Branson is home to an array of pizza parlors, Italian eateries, and traditional Branson restaurants that serve up one-of-a-kind pies. That’s why we have created this insider’s list of the top 10 pizza restaurants that Branson locals love.

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Branson, Missouri, is known for a lot of things; be it lively entertainment or gorgeous views of the Ozark Mountains. But one of its best kept secrets is that it’s a haven for pizza lovers too! From deep-dish Chicago-style to thin and crispy crusts and everything in between, there’s a plethora of choices to excite your palate. The hardest part will be deciding which one to try first when you venture out from one of our Branson resorts.

Hungry for pizza? Read on!

1 | Cordovano Joe’s Pizza | Cordovano Joe’s at Westgate Branson Woods Resort serves up real New York-style pies right here. Whether you fancy a classic cheese or Italian Trio topped with pepperoni, sausage, and meatballs, you’re certainly in for a treat.

If you want to enjoy a pizza to-go, no problem! Both dine-in and take-out options let you get the best experience the way you like your pie. Be sure to finish it all off with a side of wings or garlic knots!

What Locals Love: Cordovano Joe’s offers classics and innovative toppings alike, with both dine-in and take-out to suit your mood.

WHERE: Westgate Branson Woods Resort, 2201 Roark Valley Road, Branson, MO 65616 | WHO: (417) 334-2324



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2 | Ozark Mountain Pizza | Situated in the heart of Branson, Ozark Mountain Pizza is a real treat, especially for people who love stone-baked pizza. Their thin-crust pizza is topped with only locally sourced ingredients, offering delectable crunch and flavor in every bite.

They also offer a variety of specialty pizzas that both tourists and locals love. So, if you’re looking to get your pizza fix with a unique Ozark twist, Ozark Mountain Pizza is the place to be.

What Locals Love: A gem in Branson for stone-baked, thin-crust pizza lovers. Their use of locally sourced ingredients ensures a flavorful crunch in every bite, offering a unique Ozark twist to pizza.

WHERE: 5378 State Hwy 265, Branson, MO 65616 | WHO: (471) 386-4210


3 | Mellow Mushroom | If the name isn’t appealing enough, Mellow Mushroom's menu will certainly captivate your heart (and appetite). The creative, stone-baked pizzas are like works of art. Just look at the Kosmic Karma, a specialty pie topped with signature Mellow Red Sauce, feta and mozzarella cheese, spinach, roasted tomatoes, and a swirl of pesto.

The restaurant also offers plenty of DIY pizza options, so you can craft your own pie right down to the most delicious detail.

What Locals Love: This place stands out with its stone-baked, creative pizzas. The Kosmic Karma and extensive DIY options allow for a personalized pizza experience.

WHERE: 333 Branson Landing Blvd, Branson, MO 65616 | WHO: (417) 320-5082


4 | Mr. G’s Chicago Pizza and Pub | Prefer Chicago deep dish over thin NY-style slices? Mr. Gs has you covered! This family-owned pizzeria in Branson offers signature pies like the classic Mr. G’s Favorite — pepperoni, Italian sausage, onions, black olives, mushrooms, and green peppers all melding into one magnificent pie.

Classic pizzas, like the Hawaiian, Veggie Lover, and a unique Pulled Pork are also on the menu. Don’t feel like pizza is all there is, though. Mr. G’s also serves up fantastic salads, sandwiches, and Italian pasta dishes.

What Locals Love: For deep-dish fans, Mr. G’s offers a family-friendly atmosphere with a range of classic and unique pizzas, alongside salads, sandwiches, and pasta.

WHERE: 202 1/2 N Commercial St, Branson, MO 65616 | WHO: (417) 335-8156


5 | Godfather’s Pizza | You know what they say about pizza chain restaurants? Forget about it. Godfather’s Pizza has a menu you can’t refuse. Their tantalizing thick crusts come in a dazzling variety of specialty flavors, like the Taco Pizza, Fiesta Lime Chicken Pizza, and Sicilian Veggie.

If you’ve got a craving for a particular pie, not to worry. Godfather’s Pizza will make yours to order with your choice of ingredients.

What Locals Love: Breaking the pizza chain stereotype, Godfather’s offers thick crusts and a variety of specialty flavors that you can customize to your liking.

WHERE: 1026 W Main St, Branson, MO 65616 | WHO: (417) 332-1001


6 | Rocco’s Pizza | Branson has its fair share of hidden culinary gems, and Rocco’s Pizza is one of them. This quaint Italian eatery offers thin-crust pizzas, calzones, subs, pasta, and authentic cannoli for you to gobble up.

It’s hard to choose between choices like their beloved Rancho Romano, which swaps out marinara for homemade ranch sauce, and the classic New York-style Margherita with tomato and basil.

When it’s time to feast, don’t forget to kick things off with their tasty cheese bread or some fresh-made mozzarella sticks.

What Locals Love: This quaint Italian spot offers delicious thin-crust pizzas, calzones, subs, pasta, and authentic cannoli, making it hard to choose just one dish.

WHERE: 2722 State Hwy 248, Branson, MO 65616 | WHO: (417) 544-0206


7 | Pizza by the Chef | Get a taste of Italy in Branson at Pizza by the Chef. Enjoy a specialty pie for dinner and top it off with gelato for dessert.

The pizzas here come in a wide range of flavors, from buffalo with blue cheese sauce to The Fajita. Locals love how generous the restaurant is with its ingredients – they aren’t afraid to load a pie to the max for amazing flavor packed into every bite.

Award-winning gourmet pizzas, subs, wings, and more are waiting for you to dig in. While take-out is an option, dining in the charming trattoria-inspired restaurant is a real treat.

What Locals Love: Experience Italian flair with Pizza by the Chef’s generous toppings and gourmet pizzas, perfect for dining in their charming restaurant or for take-out.

WHERE: 18050 Business 13 Claybough Plaza, Unit B, Branson West, MO 65737 | WHO: (417) 272-8287


8 | PaPPo's Pizzeria & Pub Branson | If you love the laidback ambiance of a good pub, you’ll love it even more once you visit PaPPo’s!

Their handcrafted pizzas are topped with the freshest veggies and meats. You’re welcome to build your own or try a specialty pizza like Apple Bourbon Pulled Pork, the Big Island Hawaiian, or the Spicy Chicken Cholula.

Along with fresh pies, you’ll find salads, calzones, appetizers, and magnificent pizza bowls. Yes, you read that right. Pizza bowls.

And while there are many exciting bars in Branson MO, there are also a wide variety of uniquely crafted drinks available to pair with your pizza!

What Locals Love: Enjoy the laid-back ambiance of a pub with handcrafted pizzas, fresh veggies, meats, and unique pizza bowls, along with a wide selection of drinks.

WHERE: 490 Branson Landing Blvd Unit 309, Branson, MO 65616 | WHO: (417) 263-3287


9 | Hook & Ladder Pizza Co. | It’s technically in Hollister, MO, but since that’s less than a 10-minute drive from Branson, Hook & Ladder Pizza Co. made our list.

This restaurant offers firefighter gear to try on, which kids go crazy for. The unique design of the establishment is great, but the menu is where it really shines.

Many delicious options await, from toasted ravioli with marinara dipping sauce to boneless wings, build-your-own pizza options, and Italian subs and pasta dishes.

As for the house specials, their ultra-spicy 3-Alarm pizza with buffalo is a bold choice. Locals also love the Xtreme 5-Cheese for all its gooey delight, as well as the famous Chicken Bacon Ranch.

What Locals Love: This firefighter-themed restaurant offers a fun atmosphere with a variety of pizzas, subs, and pasta.

WHERE: 26 Downing St, Hollister, MO 65672 | WHO: (417) 336-4665


10 | Pizza by the Slice | Simple, delicious, and fun for the whole family. Slice serves up — you guessed it — pizza by the slice in a New York-inspired restaurant. The servings are large, the pies are made fresh, and it’s easy to get a good taste of different flavors thanks to the grab-and-go-style menu.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re all about that cheese life or can’t get enough of a Meat’s Lover pie. What really matters is that you grab some of Pizza by the Slice’s homemade ranch to dip every bite.

And don’t worry, you can still get whole pies, too.

What Locals Love: For those who love variety, Pizza by the Slice offers large servings and a New York-inspired menu that’s perfect for trying different flavors.

WHERE: 1945 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616 | WHO: (417) 336-6709


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