Where to Find Detroit-Style Pizza Around Delaware

Craving a Detroit-style pizza in Delaware? These pizzerias around the First State deliver with indulgent crispy-edged squares.

Pizza is one of the most popular foods in the country. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about one in eight Americans will eat pizza on any given day. With so many fans, it’s no wonder pizza has evolved to include plenty of different styles and interpretations. Delaware is home to plenty of New York-style pizza shops and traditional Neapolitan and neo-Neapolitan varieties. If you prefer Detroit-style pizza, however, there are hidden gems serving it up right here in the First State.

If you’re looking for the indulgent thick crust, sweet tomato sauce, and rich Wisconsin brick cheese found on a Detroit-style pizza, there are a few places around Delaware to try. Visit them all to discover your favorite Detroit-style pizza around the state.

Ava’s Pizzeria & Wine Bar

For Detroit-style pizza just a block from the ocean, check out Ava’s Pizzeria in Rehoboth Beach. Detroit deep-dish options range from classic cheese and pepperoni to a Mediterranean version topped with spinach, artichoke, fresh tomato, red onion, feta, kalamata olives and basil oil. The light and airy crust is made in-house every day and cooked to perfection.

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29 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach | 212-5458

Nick’s Pizza

Nick’s also serves up Detroit-style pizzas in two sizes: the 8″x10″ Lil’ Square or 10″x14″ Big Square. Choose from classic pizza toppings like pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms and peppers. If you’re feeling adventurous, go for options like Mike’s Hot Honey, burrata cheese or arugula. The Detroit-style tomato pie is a fan-favorite.

1903 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington | 842-2060

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Pizzeria Bardea

Known for its Neo-Neapolitan ‘za, this De.Co food hall pizzeria also serves up a solid Detroit-style pizza. Pizzeria Bardea offers the 18″x13″ rectangular pizzas with a variety of unique topping combinations. The popular Detroit Upside Down comes with mozzarella, Grana Padano cheese, ricotta, basil garlic oil and tomato drizzle. You can also pick up a more innovative pie like the Detroit spicy honey or the Detroit Cajun with cheese, roasted chicken, roasted peppers and onions and pomodorini sauce.

111 West 10th Street, Wilmington | 300-4961


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Uno Pizzeria & Grill

A quick drive across the Pennsylvania border will land you in Chester, PA, where Uno Pizzeria serves up mouthwatering Chicago deep-dish and Detroit-style pizza. The Motor City Works pizza comes with pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, mushrooms, onions and signature Detroit sauce. It’s covered in a cheese blend of aged white cheddar and mozzarella to give it the true Detroit-style flavor.

1516 Providence Avenue, Chester, PA | 484-480-4788

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