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Readers' Choice: 20 Places For Maine's Best Pizza

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A few weeks back, we asked readers to tell us where to find Maine's best pizza. Responses came in from all over the state, with everything from bakeries to bars to high-end restaurants being recommended for their fine pies. We compiled them all into a map to assist you on your pizza journey. Please note that if an establishment made the map of iconic Maine pizza spots, we did not also include it on this map (so check that one too for great pizza). The list is in geographical order. Your favorite pizza not on the list? Let us know in the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Abbondante

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27 Western Avenue
Kennebunk, ME
(207) 967-2211
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A reader says the "Caprichosa" (prosciutto, olives, egg, mushroom, tomato sauce) is a must-try.

2. Owens Farmhouse

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17 Main Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043
(207) 985-0870
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Keep it simple with the O-Man (tomato, basil, mozzarella) or get more adventurous with the Ewe & I (pork belly, egg, mushroom, olive, garlic, arugula).

3. Roma Pizza

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38 Old Orchard St
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
(207) 937-3230
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Declared by many to be the best pizza on OOB. It's available by the pie or by the slice.

4. Profenno's Pizzeria & Pub

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934 Main St
Westbrook, ME 04092
(207) 856-0033
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The dough is made from scratch daily and provides an excellent crisp and chewy crust. There are a multitude of toppings to choose from as well as specialty pies. Available in 10", 14" and 16" sizes.

5. 158 Pickett St. Cafe

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158 Benjamin W Pickett St
South Portland, ME
(207) 799-8998
Best known for its bagels, 158 is now serving fine pizzas on weekend evenings. Options include white clam, pork belly and truffled mushroom herb.

6. Standard Baking Co.

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75 Commercial St
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 773-2112
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The nationally acclaimed Old Port bakery does everything well, so it's no surprise the pizza is fantastic.

7. Leonardo's Pizza

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415 Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 775-4444
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Lots of variety in dough, sauce and toppings and a focus on top-notch ingredients make this a delivery favorite in and around Portland.

8. Bonobo

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200 Brackett St
Portland, ME 04102-3895
(207) 347-8267
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Says a reader about this West End neighborhood pizzeria: "I like the fresh tasty dough that is brick fired to crispy perfection and tastefully topped with fresh ingredients."

9. Samuel's Bar And Grill

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1160 Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 797-6924
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These 10" pizzas use housemade, hand-stretched dough. The Samburger is the signature pie. Pizzas are half price on Monday and Tuesday nights, every night after 11 p.m. and Sundays all day (on premises only).

10. Bruno's

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33 Allen Ave
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 878-9511
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Nearly everything is made from scratch at this North Deering Italian restaurant, including the 10" pizzas. Topping choices include all the usual suspects, plus items like house-cured pancetta.

11. Howie's Pub

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501 Washington Ave
Portland, ME
(207) 347-7107
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The individual-sized pizzas here are one of Portland's best-kept secrets. They are inexpensive to begin with, and are 2-for-1 on Monday nights. You can even order a pickle pie.

12. Tuscan Brick Oven Bistro

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(207) 869-7200
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Writes a reader, "The crust is perfection, in between thick and thin with the perfect char from the brick oven. Their cheese pizza called the Oh My Cheese, is just that! Everything is made from scratch and the topping combinations are amazing! Hands down the best pizza in Maine!"

13. New Gloucester Village Store

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405 Intervale Rd
New Gloucester, ME 04260
(207) 926-4224
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An improbable location for great pizza, but ask anyone who's been and they'll tell you the brick oven pies are worth seeking out.

14. Flipside

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111 Maine St.
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 373-9448
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Pies come in three sizes, all the way up to 18". Ingredients are fresh, locally sourced and often organic.

15. Thorndike Creamery

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381 Main St.
Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 594-4126
A reader says these NY-style slices are fantastic: "With kids I've eaten at my fair share of places, but the Creamery has, to us, the best thin slice in the Midcoast."

16. Primo

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2 S Main St
Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 596-0770
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The acclaimed restaurant from James Beard award winner Melissa Kelly makes a mean pie. Says a reader: "Brick ovened, thin crusted goodness. The 'Josh Pie' is a particular favorite of mine."

17. Seabright

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7 Public Landing
Camden, ME 04843
(207) 230-1414
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This is what you get when a James Beard nominee (Brian Hill) opens a pizza place. It serves gourmet rectangular pies with inventive toppings. Reopens for the season on April 15.

18. Tinder Hearth

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1452 Coastal Rd
Brooksville, ME 04617
(207) 326-8381
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Pizza is only available on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at this wood-fired bakery. Toppings change weekly (check Facebook) and are locally sourced.

19. Finelli New York Pizza

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12 Downeast Hwy
Ellsworth, ME 04605
(207) 664-0230
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A reader says these New York-style pies are the best around.

20. Tesoro's Pizzeria & Restaurant

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118 Harlow St
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 942-6699
Many locals insist the New York-style pies are the best pizza in Bangor.

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1. Abbondante

27 Western Avenue, Kennebunk, ME
A reader says the "Caprichosa" (prosciutto, olives, egg, mushroom, tomato sauce) is a must-try.
27 Western Avenue
Kennebunk, ME

2. Owens Farmhouse

17 Main Street, Kennebunk, ME 04043
Keep it simple with the O-Man (tomato, basil, mozzarella) or get more adventurous with the Ewe & I (pork belly, egg, mushroom, olive, garlic, arugula).
17 Main Street
Kennebunk, ME 04043

3. Roma Pizza

38 Old Orchard St, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
Declared by many to be the best pizza on OOB. It's available by the pie or by the slice.
38 Old Orchard St
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064

4. Profenno's Pizzeria & Pub

934 Main St, Westbrook, ME 04092
The dough is made from scratch daily and provides an excellent crisp and chewy crust. There are a multitude of toppings to choose from as well as specialty pies. Available in 10", 14" and 16" sizes.
934 Main St
Westbrook, ME 04092

5. 158 Pickett St. Cafe

158 Benjamin W Pickett St, South Portland, ME
Best known for its bagels, 158 is now serving fine pizzas on weekend evenings. Options include white clam, pork belly and truffled mushroom herb.
158 Benjamin W Pickett St
South Portland, ME

6. Standard Baking Co.

75 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101
The nationally acclaimed Old Port bakery does everything well, so it's no surprise the pizza is fantastic.
75 Commercial St
Portland, ME 04101

7. Leonardo's Pizza

415 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04101
Lots of variety in dough, sauce and toppings and a focus on top-notch ingredients make this a delivery favorite in and around Portland.
415 Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04101

8. Bonobo

200 Brackett St, Portland, ME 04102-3895
Says a reader about this West End neighborhood pizzeria: "I like the fresh tasty dough that is brick fired to crispy perfection and tastefully topped with fresh ingredients."
200 Brackett St
Portland, ME 04102-3895

9. Samuel's Bar And Grill

1160 Forest Ave, Portland, ME 04102
These 10" pizzas use housemade, hand-stretched dough. The Samburger is the signature pie. Pizzas are half price on Monday and Tuesday nights, every night after 11 p.m. and Sundays all day (on premises only).
1160 Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04102

10. Bruno's

33 Allen Ave, Portland, ME 04103
Nearly everything is made from scratch at this North Deering Italian restaurant, including the 10" pizzas. Topping choices include all the usual suspects, plus items like house-cured pancetta.
33 Allen Ave
Portland, ME 04103

11. Howie's Pub

501 Washington Ave, Portland, ME
The individual-sized pizzas here are one of Portland's best-kept secrets. They are inexpensive to begin with, and are 2-for-1 on Monday nights. You can even order a pickle pie.
501 Washington Ave
Portland, ME

12. Tuscan Brick Oven Bistro

140 Main Street Freeport, ME 04032
Writes a reader, "The crust is perfection, in between thick and thin with the perfect char from the brick oven. Their cheese pizza called the Oh My Cheese, is just that! Everything is made from scratch and the topping combinations are amazing! Hands down the best pizza in Maine!"

13. New Gloucester Village Store

405 Intervale Rd, New Gloucester, ME 04260
An improbable location for great pizza, but ask anyone who's been and they'll tell you the brick oven pies are worth seeking out.
405 Intervale Rd
New Gloucester, ME 04260

14. Flipside

111 Maine St., Brunswick, ME 04011
Pies come in three sizes, all the way up to 18". Ingredients are fresh, locally sourced and often organic.
111 Maine St.
Brunswick, ME 04011

15. Thorndike Creamery

381 Main St., Rockland, ME 04841
A reader says these NY-style slices are fantastic: "With kids I've eaten at my fair share of places, but the Creamery has, to us, the best thin slice in the Midcoast."
381 Main St.
Rockland, ME 04841

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16. Primo

2 S Main St, Rockland, ME 04841
The acclaimed restaurant from James Beard award winner Melissa Kelly makes a mean pie. Says a reader: "Brick ovened, thin crusted goodness. The 'Josh Pie' is a particular favorite of mine."
2 S Main St
Rockland, ME 04841

17. Seabright

7 Public Landing, Camden, ME 04843
This is what you get when a James Beard nominee (Brian Hill) opens a pizza place. It serves gourmet rectangular pies with inventive toppings. Reopens for the season on April 15.
7 Public Landing
Camden, ME 04843

18. Tinder Hearth

1452 Coastal Rd, Brooksville, ME 04617
Pizza is only available on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at this wood-fired bakery. Toppings change weekly (check Facebook) and are locally sourced.
1452 Coastal Rd
Brooksville, ME 04617

19. Finelli New York Pizza

12 Downeast Hwy, Ellsworth, ME 04605
A reader says these New York-style pies are the best around.
12 Downeast Hwy
Ellsworth, ME 04605

20. Tesoro's Pizzeria & Restaurant

118 Harlow St, Bangor, ME 04401
Many locals insist the New York-style pies are the best pizza in Bangor.
118 Harlow St
Bangor, ME 04401