For the Love of Pizza

Family owned and operated pizzerias and eateries are found across the region.

Updated: By Heather Bot

If you’re a pizza lover and visiting the region, we have a list that will satisfy even the choosiest pizza connoisseurs. Add these locally owned and operated hot spots to your travel itinerary.


Is wood-fired pizza better? You can decide with a visit to one of these pizzerias that offer this edible work of art. Make a lunch stop on the Grand Algoma Drive at Chapleau Hub Café & Bar where you can dine in or enjoy the patio. JR’s Pizza in Blind River serves up Woodfired Wednesdays with 6 slice pizzas. In Sault Ste. Marie, try Gino’s Fired Up Kitchen and Bar located at an iconic heritage building downtown. The Boiler Room is in the Canal District in one of the restored industrial historic buildings. Thin-crust stone-baked pizzas are handcrafted daily at the Water Tower Inn Pub.


Picking a place to order pizza from in Sault Ste. Marie can be a tough choice. The city has over a dozen places to grab a slice. The city is well known for its pizzerias and always stirs up conversation among the locals as to “who makes the pizza in town”. Think we’re kidding? Watch Home Slice A Sault Pizza Documentary


Market Pizza

Northern Twisted Pizza is exclusive to the Soo Market (formerly The Mill Market) using produce sourced directly from the market vendors to sell by the slice or whole.

On the Menu

Not every place is a pizzeria and you can satisfy your cravings at Uncle Gino’s Café & Ristorante, Johnny’s Chophouse, Giovanni’s Restaurant and Soo Blaster from build-your-own to Hawaiian and even Butter Chicken flavours.


Uncle Gino’s Pizzeria.


Visitors travelling along Trans Canada Hwy 17 or staying in the area can enjoy a tasty pizza, even while camping or staying at a cottage resort. North Channel Pizza in Spanish also offers Broaster fried chicken meals and munchie boxes. Kosmos Pizza is so out of this world in Thessalon it opened a second location in Bruce Mines. Topper’s Pizza has been in business in Northern Ontario for over 35 years and you can find out in Elliot Lake and Sault Ste. Marie. On St. Joseph Island try The Wharf in Richards Landing during the summer months. The Black Bear Café & Eatery makes pizza daily and given enough notice can make it gluten-free. If you’re stopping in Echo Bay to take a selfie with the Loon Dollar Monument, try Bucci’s Place Eatery or Village Bakery.


Can you find pizza on the shores of Lake Superior from Sault Ste. Marie to Wawa? Well, kind of. You can find it on the route. Or you can take your pizza to go and sit on the shores of Superior. Eh, close enough.

Just 20 minutes out in Goulais River, try Carmine’s Pizza. In Wawa, AJ’s Pizza offers classic and specialty pizzas with options for gluten-free and cauliflower. Both North of 17 Restaurant and The Viking Restaurant serve meals for all tastes so you’ll find pizza on the menu.


Can you find pizza in Winnie-the-Pooh’s hometown? Yes, you can, try the WR Bar & Grill. If you’re taking the Algoma North Tour by RV or motorcycle, and staying in Dubreuilville, visit the LOL Resto Bar and why not order a poutine, too? Pizza Place: Bar & Grill has been serving the town of Hearst for over 40 years and John’s Restaurant is another institution in the community.

About Heather Bot

I'm a member of the Algoma Country Travel staff. I hope my blogs entice you to visit the beautiful region that I call home.

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