March 1, 2017 |

Destinations: Baltimore, Maryland

By Denise Greer

A Look at Pizzerias in Baltimore, Maryland



Marianne Kresevich and Edward Bosco opened Verde in an 1880s row house. The sleek, upscale eatery is cozy and casual, offering private and communal seating. Verde specializes in Neapolitan-style with a menu of wood-fired pizzas, calzones, salads and desserts. The pizzeria offers house-made mozzarella. Its extensive pizza menu boasts 52 pies, from traditional to creative. The Pistacchio e Salsiccia features house-made mozzarella, pistachio pesto, sausage, pecorino romano, basil and extra virgin olive oil ($19). There’s also the Cavolo, featuring tomato sauce, house-made mozzarella, kale, pancetta, garlic and Parmigiano Reggiano ($18).  Verde even offers seven specified vegan pizzas, like the Vegan Broccoli Rabe with tomato sauce, caramelized onions and basil ($15).

641 S. Montford Ave.

Iggies Pizza

This eclectic pizza spot is BYOB and has a funky atmosphere. Iggies is meticulous about its ingredients, importing 00 flour and D.O.P. San Marzano tomatoes and using bottled water and fresh yeast in its dough. The pizzeria features house-made mozzarella, ricotta and gelato. Its pizza menu highlights traditional Neapolitan favorites and unique creations like the Cipolla with red onion confit, mozzarella, pancetta and ricotta ($18) or the Milo & Mico, a cheeseless pie with tomato ragu, anchovies and capers ($18).

818 N. Calvert St. #1

Bagby’s Pizza Co.

Founded in 2009, the original Bagby’s resides in a historic building and serves artisan pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salads. Its Signature Styles pizza menu has 16 pies ranging from a four cheese ($17) and a BBQ chicken ($18) to a spicy shrimp ($19) and a Hawaiian ($18). The Sweet & Spicy is topped with a spicy tomato sauce, spinach, roasted red peppers, red onion, applewood smoked bacon, Asiago, goat cheese and balsamic glaze ($18). Bagby’s creative salad menu includes the Peanut Kale Crunch with a kale medley, roasted chicken, crispy wontons, peanut vinaigrette and toasted peanuts (a full salad for $11.50/half for $7.50).

2 Baltimore-area locations


Matthew’s Pizza

Hersh’s Pizza and Drink

Isabella’s Brick Oven
Pizza & Panini

Joe Squared (two locations)

Johnny Rad’s Pizzeria Tavern