By Matthew Stepanic, Michael Ganley | February 28, 2023
Sepp’s returns to Edify’s Best Restaurants list this year, and for good reason. The New York-style pizzeria, a take-out-or-delivery-only joint in Garneau, makes a potent pizza, with a thin, crispy crust and a focus on toppings that extends to roasting the onions, peppers and mushrooms before they go on the pie.
It’s not cheap, which makes me wonder about all those university students crying poor and still opting for Sepp’s, but it’s what I would have done in my time, too. It’s simply worth it. — Michael Ganley
Although everyone I introduce to this spot raves about its stone-baked thin crust pizza, what they actually can’t stop talking about is the divine lemon garlic mayo dip. (Trust me: order at least two per pie.) And you may think pizza is already a carb-heavy meal, but I cannot recommend enough sharing an order of the patatine fritte — crisp fries seasoned to perfection, Italian-style. — Matthew Stepanic
Boyle Street | 8544 Jasper Ave, Edmonton | 780.758.8544 Broadview Park | #330, 222 Baseline Rd, Sherwood Park | 780.410.0901 paninisitalian.com
The highlight of this newcomer to Edmonton’s already brilliant pizza offerings is the slow-fermented sourdough crust, which gives it a soft and gently chewy texture. This place can win over Hawaiian-pizza haters: Leopard takes it to new heights with provolone, smoked ham, caramelized pineapple and a jalapeño zhug. An elevated wine and cocktail menu plus house-made soft serve makes this pizzeria a superb dining experience. — Matthew Stepanic
Glenora | 14055 West Block Dr NW Edmonton | 780.760.6005 | leopardyeg.com
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