It’s difficult to find incredible pizza in Corvallis. Each pizzeria has different pros and cons, but no one stands out above them all. For me, the crust is the most important aspect, and Cirello’s has the best I’ve tried in town. It’s soft and has good flavor. The sauce comes next, and theirs does not disappoint. Overall, Cirello’s makes delicious, all-American pizza.
American Dream Pizza
2525 NW Monroe Ave., 214 SW 2nd St.
With two Corvallis locations, it’s impossible to not get your American Dream fix. Their build-you-own menu can be overwhelming, but it allows for infinite choices of medium crust pizza. Gluten-free crust is available Sunday through Wednesday. Campus Dream has a daily slice and pint special from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The campus location also delivers just in case you can’t bear wearing outside pants.
932 NW Kings Blvd.
There’s an old Italian proverb that goes something like this: some days you want Pagliacci, some days you need Bozo the Clown. Okay, I lied, that is not an Italian proverb.But it does artfully sum up your desire for the Pipeline; sometimes you can afford the gourmet stuff, sometimes you need fast, reliable, and affordable. Pizza Pipeline is one of the best at the latter of those two scenarios.
820 NW 9th St.
Some people don’t do that New York style pizza thing. If you’re one of those people, you’ll probably have no problems with Cibelli’s. It’s solid pizza for a reasonable price. If you do hold out for that Big Apple style that is more cliché in describing NYC than Sinatra, then you’re really in luck; Cibelli’s is pretty much your go-to for NY pie.Foldable, and scarfable, it may not be Original Ray’s or some other Brooklyn joint whose name I’d have to make up, but it’s as close as you’ll get around here.
1045 NW Kings Blvd.
When it comes to pizza, it can either be done right, or horribly, horribly wrong. Woodstock’s has pretty much nailed it. They offer all the toppings you could imagine, including meats and veggies. They even offer a spicy pizza sauce for when you want to feed your wild side. Woodstock’s is a great place to stop by after a home game, and they also deliver for those never-ending study sessions.
Market of Choice
922 NW Circle Blvd.
You know when you have a friend who’s really good at everything? And you hate them. That’s sort of what I imagine all other places in town feel about Market of Choice. They do a wicked bakery, a completely unmatched expensive foods section, and if that weren’t enough, their pizza is actually weirdly really good. And it’s huge, which offsets its higher price per slice. So if you’ve got $30 to spend on lunch, consider getting a slice of delicious pizza from MOC, and with the money left over, I don’t know, maybe a can of Coke?
1030 SW 3rd St.
Papa’s has solid pizza for a mid-range value, and it’s a highly trafficked hotspot for families out for a nice dinner. It also features the Swiss Army Knife of restaurant features: the lunch buffet. For less than $8, Papa’s has got you covered for a reasonably priced mid-day meal. And it’s a great time to not come face-to-face with an inquisitive seven-year-old with coke bottle glasses wondering if he can have a bite of your ‘za. What? That never happened to anyone else? Maybe I dreamed it…