I think my first word was “pizza.” As a toddler I was fed a steady diet of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and cheese pizza, plus mozzarella runs through my veins (in a metaphorical sense, I’m not some sort of half woman, half cheese hybrid unfortunately). Point is, I know my dough, and Corvallis has some great options for those looking for casual Friday night takeout or date night ‘za.
American Dream • $
2525 NW Monroe Ave &
214 SW 2nd St, Corvallis
American Dream is perfect for a quick bite with friends or a longer respite after work or school with a cold brew and some relaxing patio vibes. They also deliver, which is an added bonus if you’re feeling lazy. They craft their chewy crust from a third generation recipe and the flour is grown and milled right here in the Willamette Valley. For an awesome veggie option, try the Edward Abbey, where pesto pizza is topped with sundried tomato, feta, and artichoke hearts.
2 Stones • $$
2333 NW Kings Blvd, Corvallis
2 Stones offers traditional Neapolitan-style pie fired right on the stone floor of their wood-fired oven. That means a crispy crust infused with all that wood-fired goodness. The 2 brothers who started 2 Stones went on a quest to Italy to discover how the Italians do gluten free after one brother was diagnosed with Celiac disease. The brothers brought that knowledge back to Corvallis, and they keep one oven exclusively for their gluten-free pizza.
Cibelli’s • $$
820 NW 9th Street, Unit 101
Cibelli’s is a New York style pizza joint started by a genuine New Yorker who wanted to be able to find an authentic NY style slice in Oregon. If you want to grab a casual bite with the gang, then Cibelli’s has it. Their decor is retro and minimal, but the pizza speaks for itself. Their thin crust has been deemed authentic by other East Coasters, so that’s got to say something. They have some deals on their website, cibellis.com, so check those out before you head in.
Another thin crust option, Cirellos has been making killer pizza since 1981. Hit up their place with friends for a casual experience, or order delivery. If you do go in, ask for a box and draw your best pizza box art, and they might hang your masterpiece on the wall. For something different, try The Rinz—an olive oil salted crust topped with garlic, parmesan, roasted red pepper, and dollops of ricotta cheese.
DeMaggios • $$
151 NW Monroe Ave #102, Corvallis
If you like a thin, crispy, New York style crust, DeMaggios has it. Located downtown, they have a cozy atmosphere with deep booths, a bar with hella options, and TVs all around so you won’t miss the game. If you don’t feel like going out, they also deliver. Can’t get enough mushrooms? Try Doug the Fungi, with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, shredded mozzarella, maitake mushrooms, shitake mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, freshly grated parmesan, and persillade.
FireWorks • $$
1115 SE 3rd St, Corvallis
Wood-fired pizza that’s cooked in a 900 degree adobe oven is what’s on the menu at FireWorks. Their 12-inch pizzas serve 1-2 persons. This is a fun place to take a date to, and they also offer an extensive cocktail menu. They even have mocktails for those who are in the mood. Check out their happy hour deals from 4pm to 6pm, which includes a wood-fired slice and draft beer for $6.50.
Papa’s Pizza • $$
1030 SW 3rd St, Corvallis
This place is a Corvallis classic. Families have been coming to Papa’s Pizza since they opened in Eugene in 1971. This is a great place to bring the kids – the large restaurant has a play area and offers birthday parties for kids as well. They also deliver, and you can order from the convenience of your computer. Be forewarned, this classic option has something in the za that makes you crave it fortnightly.
Woodstock’s • $$
1045 NW Kings Blvd.
40 years making pizza, Woodstock’s is classic pizza with a crust somewhere between thin and thick. The Spicy Beav is a go-to combo, with pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, sausage and spices. It’s just legitimately good pizza. If you’re feeling extra crazy, they offer a Thai pie with Thai peanut sauce, marinated chicken, carrots, cilantro and green onions.
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By Ashley Rammelsberg