Buffalo has some of the best pizza in the country -- I don't think many of us would argue with that statement. Just the right thickness, that sweet sauce, plenty of cheese and those deliciously charred pepperonis.

There are probably 200 pizza places that are worth talking about but these are 10 of the best and most iconic around Western New York:

Bocce Club

A staple in the north towns. Bocce Club pizza is literally what you imagine when you say "Buffalo-style pizza."

Casa Di Pizza

Located on East Mohawk Street in downtown Buffalo, Casa has such consistency with their pizza and some other great dishes, such as their delicious stuffed pizza.

Franco's

I grew up in Amherst and frequented the location on Niagara Falls Blvd. Another classic Buffalo-style pizza here and love their sweet sauce.

Good Guys

My friends rave about this pizza -- you certainly know of this place if you lived or are currently living in the Tonawandas.

Bob and John's La Hacienda 

This is another establishment that has grown in popularity over the years. Their main location is on Hertel Avenue in Buffalo but also have an Amherst location (Kensington Avenue).

Imperial Pizza

South Buffalo's own pizza place that is region-renowned. They deliver all over Buffalo and give customers classic, Buffalo-style pizza.

La Nova 

La Nova is perhaps one of the best-known pizza places from people who aren't from Buffalo. If you want a taste of Buffalo pizza, this is one of the stops you make.

Mister Pizza Elmwood

Going to college at Buffalo State, Mister Pizza was a short distance from campus and was in short proximity to my aunt's as well. This pizza is comfort food for Buffalo pizza lovers.

Pat's

This place I finally discovered when I went to college 9friend lives in Riverside) and it was a shock how good it was. The Buffalo-style crust, sweet sauce, and tasty cheese. It's located in Riverside on Ontario Street.

Picasso's

Ask my mom and dad, and this is their favorite pizzeria in Western New York. It's among the best for sure, with their Buffalo-style pizza. They have locations in Blasdell, Lancaster, West Seneca, and Williamsville. So whether you live in Hamburg or Clarence, there's a location nearby.

Honorable mentions:

  • Nino's (Hamburg)
  • Santora's (Amherst/Williamsville)
  • Hydraulic Hearth (Buffalo)
  • Wise Guys Pizza (Buffalo)
  • Bella Pizza (Buffalo/Blasdell)
  • Macy's Place (Cheektowaga)