Whether you like your crust thick or thin and your pie topped with meats or veggies, Nantucket has a host of options for every pizza enthusiast. You can find three cheese, buffalo, barbeque, white pizzas and more across our island’s 100 square miles. As year-round locals, we’ve certainly eaten our fair share of pies! So, we’re here to bring you the low-down on a few of our Nantucket pizza favorites. We can’t wait to tell you about the new Pizzeria Gemelle opening this spring in our Nantucket Restaurant News 2019 blog!
Oath Craft Pizza
Located harborside at 44 Straight Wharf, Oath isn’t your ordinary pizza shack. Get wild with one of their specialty pizzas- the Spicy Mother Clucker features chicken and sriracha, while the Dougie is topped with roasted potatoes and bacon. Or try the popular Muffled Trushroom, with grana padano cheese and a house made truffle sauce. Each pizza is made to order on a delightfully thin crust, and cooks in minutes in their unique oven. In fact, their pizzas are so widely popular that their original Nantucket shack has inspired a dozen of other locations across the country!
If you’re looking to get creative, Oath makes it easy. With a Chipotle-style assembly line, you can choose your sauces, cheese, meats, veggies, and drizzles to craft a pizza that’s all your own. They even offer a gluten free crust! Those with a sweet tooth might want to consider their dessert pizza. The chocolate chip cookie base is topped with ricotta and powdered sugar. So, grab yours and enjoy it outside on their picnic tables, or order ahead and head to the beach! The only downside? Oath only open for our short summer season, closing in mid-september.
Sophie T’s Pizza
Located at 7 Daves Street, Sophie T’s is a fantastic out of town pizza option, and it’s your go-to if you want a thick, doughy crust. Featuring classic cheese and pepperoni pies along with a few Nantucket-centric options, you’ll find something to please everyone. Their Class ACK’T pizza features scallops and bacon, a creative twist on a classic island appetizer. Their White Pizza is topped with pesto and diced tomatoes. If you’d like to stay a while, there are plenty of tables inside- but this is a popular place for grab and go pizza.
Sophie T’s has even been recently reviewed by Dave Portnoy of the popular social media brand Barstool Sports. Their large pizzas are massive, and to put it simply, “this pizza is the most winter football pizza ever”. If you’re looking for a classic, no-nonsense Nantucket pizza, Sophie T’s is the place to go. Open year-round, you’ll find Sophie T’s closed only for 3 weeks in February.
At 11 West Creek Road you will find the Neapolitan oasis of Pi Pizzeria. Their dough is made fresh each morning and cooked at 900 degrees in a wood fire oven. Their pies emerges slightly soft in the middle, with just the right amount of charred on top. So, stop by and enjoy a Margherita with fresh mozzarella and basil. Or if you’re a seafood lover, try the White Clam- it’s topped with New England clams and parsley. Above all their Rustica pizza, with fresh arugula, stracchino cheese, and pancetta, has achieved a remarkably devoted set of island fans.
If you’re looking for a higher end pizza option, Pi may be your place. Their restaurant is beautifully decorated and a great place to eat in (it even has a full bar!). We recommend taking advantage of this fantastic setting- during the busy summer months, take-out may not be the most time-sensitive option as the pizza oven also caters to restaurant diners. But if you’re determined to pick up and head out, ask for your order “par cooked” and top it off in your own oven to ensure you enjoy it fresh. Pi closes for a couple of months in the winter, enjoying a much needed break from around Mid-January until Mid-March.
While this Italian restaurant is most popular for their full menu and pasta dishes, they also serve fantastic pizza. Fusaro’s large pies are truly massive, and they offer an array of crafted pizza options to choose from. The Tuscan Chicken features mozzarella and gorgonzola sauce, while the Anastasia boasts artichoke, mushroom, and truffle oil.
Their dining room is a great option if you’re looking to share a pie and a few apps. You can also grab a couple of friends and dine on the outdoor patio. If you want to skip the crowds and take your pizza elsewhere, order takeout! Their full menu is also available to take away, so you’ll be sure to satisfy everyone in your party. Their out-of-town location at 17 Old South makes them a great Nantucket pizza option for those looking to escape summer traffic and enjoy a pie (or two or three!).
If you step off the Steamship ferry hungry, stroll right on over to Steamboat Pizza. Located at 10 Broad Street along the fast food hub affectionately known as “The Strip”, it’s the perfect place to stop by for an impromptu slice. While they don’t offer seating or specialty pizzas, you can step up to the counter and choose from 18 different toppings. It is also one of the only places on the island where you can order a single slice!
Steamboat keeps it simple and has been serving up pies for over 30 years. You can be certain each one arrives hearty and sizzling. During the summer months, Steamboat will deliver anywhere in town or mid-island for just $5. Whether you order in or stop by, have some cash on hand. Like many of their broad street neighbors, they don’t take cards. Steamboat Pizza is closed mid-October to May.
Wicked Island Bakery
You can find Wicked Island Bakery conveniently located on the edge-of-town at 147 Orange Street. Enter, and you’ll be greeted by the smell of fresh croissants, sugary morning buns, and tasty breakfast sandwiches. Yet Wicked’s best kept secret is (you guessed it), pizza! There’s no better place to enjoy the perfect blend of doughy and crispy crust than this joint which specializes in baking.
Each pie is hand stretched and topped with your choice of house made sauce. So top yours with red sauce, herbs, blue cheese, or ranch, and chow down on the freshest ingredients. Maybe even grab a muffin or a slice of their mouthwatering carrot cake while you’re at it. Whatever slice you choose, you’ll leave wicked satisfied and wicked happy you came. You can visit the bakery year-round.
Best known for their bar scene and live music, the Muse is also a local favorite for grab-and-go pizzas. Call in your order, then skip the town traffic and swing by 44 Surfside Road to pick it up while its hot. While there are a few small tables inside, we recommend you enjoy your pie at home, at the beach, or on a boat!
While it may be difficult to find their menu online, the Muse offers a full selection of toppings. Whether you choose pepperoni, pineapple, chicken, or something else, rest assured your pie will be accompanied by a generous helping of cheese. With its thick doughy crust, this pizza won’t leave you hungry. If you’re feeling bold, try some of their buffalo wings while you’re at it! The Muse is open everyday from 12pm-1am.
At 149 Orange Street, you’ll find delicious pizzas served alongside dumplings, sushi, and curries at Shangri-La Kitchen. Create your own pizza, or choose from one of the combinations they’ve crafted. Their ACK Pie is an innovative twist on the classic Caprese- enjoy shrimp alongside tomato, mozzarella, and basil. All of their sauces and doughs are made in house, and each pizza is topped with the best ingredients on the market.
Choose take out, or dine in for lunch or dinner. Shangri-La is BYOB, so you can enjoy a cold one from Cisco Brewery or a favorite bottle of wine with your pie. If you prefer the food to come to you, try their delivery option! You can visit Shangri-La year round.
If you’re looking for a place to catch the game while enjoying a cheesy bite, Faregrounds has you covered. Take a seat and dive into their extra-large 18-inch pizza, choosing from toppings the likes of bacon, peppers, jalapeños, spinach, and more. Or opt for one of their specialty pies- their Shepherd’s Pie pizza features beef gravy, mashed potatoes, hamburger, and corn.
Whether you’re sitting at the bar with friends or enjoying the quieter dining room with family, Faregrounds offers ample space to enjoy your pie. Located just five minutes from town at 27 Fairgrounds Road, it’s easy to access this casual eatery by car, bike, or bus. So why not stop in and give their pies a try, or order take-away! Faregrounds is open year-round.
Born and raised on Nantucket, Lisa is incredibly excited to be starting her senior year at Dartmouth College. She feels most at home on the water and has an immense appreciation for the beauty and entertainment it provides. During the school year you may catch her taking a break from her economics studies to sail New Hampshire’s lakes. When she’s not assisting with marketing at Fisher, you can find her working on a new ceramic piece or catching the sunset from the mountains or the beach!