It’s safe to say that pizza is a fan favorite amongst eaters with all different types of palettes. Since it’s highly customizable and available in a plethora of combinations, you can’t go wrong with a perfectly prepared pie. However, every now and then, ordering in or grabbing a pizza to go sounds less ideal than treating yourself to a nice meal out. Here are 5 great Hudson Valley pizza joints that specialize in serving up a great pie — and a great drink to go with it.
Lolita’s Pizza – Poughkeepsie
Newly opened in the same place where the owner’s prior restaurant, Crave, previously existed, Lolita’s Pizza has quickly become a fan favorite among both locals and visitors to the Hudson Valley. Located in Poughkeepsie, this upscale eatery takes a fresh take on classic dishes. Their pizza is light and crisp, and if pizza isn’t quite your thing, they also offer a number of pasta dishes. Lolita’s Pizza also has incredible handcrafted drinks, like their prepared-on-demand watermelon soda. A must visit for any Hudson Valley pizza lover.
Rosie’s Pizzeria – Beacon
An unassuming little gem in Beacon, NY, Rosie’s Pizzeria is known for its quality food in a homey, no-frills restaurant. Their behemoth pizza slices are sure to have you drooling, and you should definitely try one — if you’re up to the challenge, that is. You’re sure to be impressed!
Cosimo’s Brick Oven – Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown, Woodbury
Where do we start? When it comes to Cosimo’s, there are many things to love. The quaint, chic decor surely is one reason. Pair that with the Tesla charging stations at their Newburgh location and you’re sure to be impressed. (And rather pleased, if you happen to own a Tesla.) And that’s not even including the food that is absolutely delectable. With locations in Poughkeepsie, Newburgh, Middletown, and Woodbury, Cosimo’s is a Hudson Valley pizza staple and is nothing short of perfection.
Village Pizza – New Paltz
If you’re headed to Village Pizza and Ice Cream, it’s safe to say that you’re not going for an upscale experience. In every sense of the term, Village Pizza is a college dive. But what comes along with all great dives? Great drink deals, straightforward service, and downright awesome food that’s greasy in the best way. And to top it off, they have an ice cream window, available for customers to drop on by and grab a sweet treat during the summer months.
Papi’s Pizza & Wings – Kingston
Perhaps what’s most awesome about Papi’s Pizza and Wings is the fact that they’re so inventive with their creations. From the Five-Alarm pizza with fra diablo sauce and jalapeños to the Greek Pie with feta, olives, and spinach, there is sure to be a new flavor for any pie enthusiasts. Papi’s Pizza not only dishes out delicious pizza, but it also specializes in the chicken wing! They have over 40 sauces for these must-have sidekicks.
If you’re looking for a great spot to grab some a slice of Hudson Valley pizza and a couple of drinks, do yourself a favor and head to any one of these incredible eateries. Your biggest problem will be deciding which one to visit first.