There is no social situation, no moment of life that can not be improved with pizza. Lucky for us pizza passionistas there are some great mom-and-pop pizzerias here in El Paso to put that statement to a test.

Here, in no particular order, are my Top 6 locally owned pizza joints that consistently do fantastic pizza, and that I've been supporting for years:

  • House of Pizza

    2016 N. Piedras

    Sure, they only take cash, and, yes, parking is hard to find most of the time, but, as much of a pain in the you-know-what as those things are the pizza here is totally worth the extra effort.

  • Cafe Italia

    6705 N. Mesa & 2204 Joe Battle Blvd #101

    The pizza here is, in a word, heavenly.

    Hand-made dough topped with fresh mozzarella made in-house daily, and cooked in a wood-fired brick oven.

    I love this place so much I almost didn't include it on this list because I wanted to keep this little gem to myself. Don't judge, it's hard enough already to get a table at times! [Website]

  • Casa Pizza

    5435 N. Mesa

    The sauce is oh-so tasty, the crust crispy, and the cheese plentiful. There's a reason why this place lasted over 25 years in their previous location before relocating to the westside in 2017. [Website]

    Casa Pizza Facebook
  • The Pizza Joint

    2900 N Mesa St, 500 N Stanton & 1506 Lee Trevino

    I love how they’re a bit on the greasy side. I love that you can order by the slice. And I looove how huuuuge they are. Any pizza slice that’s wider than my face gets my vote!

    Frequent Visitor Tip: Get yourself a side of Pizza Joints, you won't regret it. [Website]

    Facebook/The Pizza Joint
  • Ardovino's Pizza

    206 Cincinnati St | 865. N. Resler | 1879 N. Zaragosa St | 11100 Sean Haggerty | 145 E Sunset

    Plentiful toppings and gooey cheese on a crispy thin crust; now that's what I'm talking about!

    Frequent Visitor Tip: the original Kern Place location on Cincinnati has the best ambiance. [Website]

  • Hello Pizza

    1071 Country Club Rd # C

    Don’t let the fact that it’s a small hole-in-the-wall scare you away. This upper valley hidden gem is legit. And the pie is as New York as you’ll get to a New York pizza in El Paso .

    Frequent Visitor Tip: Make sure you have cash because they don’t accept credit or debit cards. [Facebook]