NYC has always laid claim to having the best pizza around, but we think the Hudson Valley is starting to give them a run for their dough! Some of the best pizzaiolos from around the country have planted roots and set up shop in the Hudson Valley, much to our delight. There are so many varieties and styles of pizza here in the HV, it hard to decide where to start. From unique artisan pies using locally sourced ingredients, incredible smoky wood-fired slices, to your traditional pizza dishes with a hometown spin.
If you don't have a favorite pizza joint somewhere in the Hudson Valley yet, we're here to give you a hand. Check out some of our go-to spots to get our pizza fix, anytime we are nearby! Here's to pie in your eye!
129 Washington St, Poughkeepsie, NY (845) 452-8100
The Hudson Valley often attracts visitors due to its compelling seasonal foliage however there is much more to the region such as incredible places to eat and the best is… Lolita’s. Inspired by authentic Italian cuisine all of our pizzas and pastas are made in house from scratch by our chefs coming primarily from the Culinary Institute of America. Our 12” pizza rounds are the perfect size to split or to keep all to yourself.
Our chefs are continuously coming up with new recipes to please the foodies and the curious including incorporating seasonal ingredients such as clams into our pizza specials. The menu is always changing ranging from a classic margarita to a carbonara pizza - topped with pancetta, garlic cream, egg and chives. Despite our adventurous menu, the classic Kale salad is what brings everyone back. We massage our kale to the perfect texture and top it with a lemon caesar dressing, breadcrumbs, parmesan and the secret ingredient - pistachios. This simple recipe will have you desperately trying to recreate it at home. With all of our delicious food options you must pair it with one of our cocktails handcrafted by our creative bartenders. Names like the “Extra Basic” and the “Post Watermalone” will have you trying all of the cocktails by the end of the night - of course without forgetting to make room for dessert. Our famous PB&J is a must try; combining homemade concord grape sorbet with a soft creamy peanut butter mouse to have you never judge the title again.
If you are in the mood for an attentive staff, a cozy outdoor patio and a staff that truly believes in its food than pay Lolita's a visit, we are more than happy to seat you.
Follow them on Instagram: @lolitas_pok
243 Fair St, Kingston, NY (845) 768-3624
LOLA Pizza is a modern take on the classic neighborhood pizza joint–where the focus is on fun and good vibes. Those good vibes extend to a year-round covered patio where you can enjoy cocktails, beer and wine + LOLA's full menu. It's a favorite gathering spot for locals–always a good sign.
LOLA serves up some of the best housemade pizza and pasta–plus classic appetizers and salads you might find in New York's Little Italy. Their wood-fired pizza oven, the Acuno Napoli, was imported straight from the pizza gods in Naples, Italy. Even their cocktails, like the Cachi Negroni, focus on Italian spirits that might transport you to one of those breezy, relaxed bars in a grand hotel along the Italian Riviera. One can dream. The wine list leans toward natural and biodynamic, and the beer list leans toward fun and hoppy.
While they won't divulge their pizza secrets, they do confirm the crust is sourdough. The Tiger Paw Pizza with Chili Honey and the Brisket Pizza are current customer favorites. And the pasta–Cacio e Pepe with housemade Spaghetti or housemade Mafaldine with Shrimp, Tomatoes, Asparagus and a light touch of LOLA tomato sauce? Order both, to be safe. Start with Mussels in a white wine broth, Stracciatella or Prosciutto & Asparagus. And don't miss the soft-serve (with loads of topping choices) for dessert!
As for the vibe, if you're a fan of a 90s hip-hop soundtrack, this is your jam. You might be tempted to (and can) buy one of the sweatshirts worn by their staff before you head out. And if you make it there during LOLA Pop-Up hours (Tues - Saturday 12-5pm), you can purchase their housemade pizza, pasta and sauces to make at home.
LOLA opened in December 2019 and was conceived by a team including consulting Chef Zak Pelaccio of Fish & Game and Backbar, Restaurateur Taavo Somer of Freeman's, LOLA Chef Zachary Wade and Erin Winters, Director of Operations–alongside Developer Charles Blaichman and Co-Owner Aviva Blaichman. The cocktail list was developed by Natasha David and Jeremy Oertel, veterans of some of NYC's most iconic bars, and the wine list was curated by Lila Holland of Fish & Game.
Follow them on Instgram: @lolapizzakingston
1746 US Route 9Wl, West Park, NY 12493 (845) 384-6590
End Cut now proudly serves pizza and wings! Chef Jordan’s first love was pizza and he has successfully operated several pizzeria’s in the Hudson Valley. He is pleased to incorporate his culinary knowledge into the round Italian thin crust delight we all cherish.
From the apron strings of his mother, to the kitchens of Boston & Manhattan - Chef Jordan has learned and honed his techniques/craft. He cooks from the heart, and serves a menu of French and Italian fusion. Dinner at End Cut is not a fast affair. There are only 50 seats, and each table is guided through each course with care of a world known bistro (End Cut is not pretentious, not complicated, just simple food with maximum flavor). For me, food is about memories, feelings, and emotions. This is why End Cut is not just a restaurant, but an experience.
Chef Jordan fell in love cooking at a very young age. Standing at his mother's side, as she cooked family meals, Jordan saw the love infused in every meal his mother prepares. Seasonal homegrown produce, homemade sauces and freshly baked breads were on the table every day. "My mother loved to cook and you could feel the love in every bite." I try to continue this in my craft with every dish I serve.
The farm to table movement is nothing new to Chef Jordan. The focus of his mother's kitchen was "the pick of the day", which he does every day. We would go to the butcher, fish market or farm every day. End Cut continues this tradition on a daily basis.
After spending two decades in the Hudson Valley, Chef Jordan has come to understand the offerings of his community, abundant with fresh, local ingredients. When you acknowledge, as you must, that there is no such thing as perfect food, only the idea of it, the real purpose of striving towards perfection becomes clear, to make people happy. This is what creative cooking is about.
In the end, a great meal is not about the food or the wine. A great meal is an emotional experience. We try to make it an extraordinary one by creating a beautiful environment, with staff who cares about it as they do their home, and care for you as the most important guest in it. Chef Jordan is obsessive about the culinary details and fundamental techniques, these are the foundations of an exciting culinary imagination & a kitchen that delivers the absolute best products from the earth to the table. No details or element can be less important or more important than another. A great meal is not one that fills you up. A great meal is a kind of journey that returns you to sources of pleasure you may have forgotten and takes you to places you have not been.
Currently open daily (Monday-Sunday) from 4pm-10pm. Please call 845.384.6590 for reservations or curbside pickup. Visit www.EndCutWestPark.com or find us on Facebook (@endcut) or Instagram (@endcutwestpark).
55 Washington Ave, Kingston, NY 12401 (845) 481-4100
High in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State, we sold our RV & bought a pizza oven. The goal was to travel to music festivals & serve our amazing hand tossed pizza in as many incredible locations around the country as possible. The year was 2001. Our original mission, which is honored today & forever, is this: To make the finest hand-forged, authentic pizza you can find anywhere on the planet.
Over 500 festivals later, our commitment to the ancient & honorable craft of pizza pie making is alive & well! Our recipes have been honed and tested in 46 states in locations such as Fort Lauderdale, Miami, New York City, Sturgis, San Diego, Denver, Nashville, Chicago, Memphis, Louisville, Lexington, Dover, Cumberland, New Orleans, Asbury Park, Austin, Houston, Portland & Canada… just to name a few.
You can now find us is three permanent locations around the country: Joshua Tree, CA., Snoqualmie Pass, WA., and now Kingston, NY (our hometown)! We invite you to experience our “Pizza Di Circo”, or pizza circus, where there is more than one way to try our specialties. The idea is to have groups of toppings that can be prepared on any platform, whether it is a pizza, a sub, a salad, wings or a calzone, you can take any of our “Wheelhouse” Specialties and put those toppings on anything!
Located at 55 Washington Avenue in our hometown of Kingston, NY, this small but fun pizzeria pumps out some serious pizza! Our ventures around the country have inspired us to create such unique combinations as the Elote; Mexican style roasted corn topped with cotija cheese, a lime aioli drizzle, avocado ranch, a shake of cayenne pepper, fresh cilantro and finished with lime wedges. The Great Laurenzo; bianca (our homemade white sauce), chorizo sausage, hot honey, bourbon-IPA onions, fresh oregano finished with a hand scrambled egg! Or, for the veggie lovers out there, try our Go Green; homemade pesto sauce, fresh spinach, arugula, artichokes, pepperoncini and jalapenos. And finally, no one can leave the pizzeria without trying our David Bowie; Bianca, bacon, oven-roasted pineapple, jalapenos and bourbon-IPA onions finished with a plum sauce drizzle. There are so many more to try or you can build your own masterpiece!
We also specialize in diet sensitive items and offer gluten free, cauliflower, vegetarian and vegan options. From the crust to the cheese, we can cater to your needs.
We are currently open daily (Monday-Sunday) from 4pm-9pm. Please call 845.481.4100 for pickup or delivery. We offer delivery through the pizzeria directly or you can find us on Grubhub and order pickup or delivery directly from your smart device or through our website. Visit www.PieForThePeople.com or find us on Facebook (@pieforthepeoplekingstonny) or Instagram (@pieforthepeopleny), and give us a
shout! Catering available upon request (min. two days’ notice please).
4 Bruceville Rd High Falls, NY
Located at the center of High Falls, New York, in a beautifully restored black barn with it’s sprawling yard with outdoor seating, Ollie’s Pizza serves wood fired and grandma pizzas, sandwiches, wings, salads, baked goods and other snacks. Their food is complemented by a deep all natural wine list, classic cocktails, cold brew coffee and espresso drinks.
Family designed, built, owned and operated in their hometown, Ollie’s Pizza was opened by three friends striving to make and serve consistently excellent food and drinks using local, organic, high quality ingredients.
Follow them on Instagram @ollies.pizza
14 Cedar Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY
The Parlor is Chef David DiBari’s wood-fired pizza restaurant located in Dobbs Ferry, NY. The Parlor is a pizzeria of sorts, where the focus is on Neapolitan pizza, small plates, wood-fired vegetables and craft cocktails. The pizza menu includes traditional favorites, such as the Queen Margherita and The Roni (Pepperoni), as well as adventurous and delicious specialties, The Lemonator and The Everything Bagel Pizza.
DoughNation, The Parlor’s mobile pizza oven, offers the same delicious pizza anywhere you want it! The truck is available for private events and can be found at local Farmers Markets. Chef DiBari, voted Best Chef of Westchester 2020, always wanted to open a pizza place carrying on the company’s motto of “Eat Serious, Have Fun”. The Parlor is exactly that.
The Parlor is Chef David DiBari’s wood-fired pizza restaurant located in Dobbs Ferry, NY, just down the street from his highly-touted Italian restaurant, The Cookery. The Parlor is a pizzeria of sorts, where the focus is on Neapolitan pizza. The colorful graffiti-tagged walls with contributions by local street artists, along with an upbeat soundtrack, create a fun, energetic vibe. The Parlor, which received an “Excellent” rating by The NY Times, is open Tuesday — Sunday. The pizza menu includes traditional favorites, such as the Queen Margherita and The Roni (Pepperoni), as well as adventurous and delicious specialties, The Lemonator and The Everything Bagel Pizza. Popular appetizers include the Brussels Sprouts (with rice krispies, chili honey and parm!), and The Parlor Pocket, a soft-boiled egg on a bed of ricotta with truffle. There are Vegan options, including The Nonna Pizza. In the warmer weather, a Tiki Bar can be found in the front, floor to ceiling window offering cocktails and frozen drinks on theme. DoughNation, The Parlor’s mobile pizza oven, offers the same delicious pizza anywhere you want it! The truck is available for private events and can be found at local Farmers Markets April-November.
Follow them on Instagram: @theparlordf