Women smiling eating pizza

Ahh… pizza! Somehow – no matter where traveling takes you – there’s nothing quite look a good old slice of pizza. Palm Desert is no exception, and among the fresh cali-style cuisine, Tex-Mex joints and sushi shops, you’ll find numerous options for pizza. Don’t settle for just any pizza, taste the best Palm Desert pie with our guide to the best pizza in Palm Desert, California! Whether you’re looking for an artisan wood-fired pizza with imported cheese, or a quick and casual order to go, we’ve got the details.

#1 – Piero’s PizzaVino

Piero’s Pizza Vino is a great spot for authentic Italian fare – and their brick oven pizzas are sure to please pizza-lovers. Piero’s PizzaVino in Palm Desert also offers gluten free pizza dough and veggie pizza options for those with specific diets. Piero’s offers a full bar and happy hour specials are available from 11:30am – 10pm daily for those sitting at high-top tables and bar stools.

  • Open for: lunch, dinner
  • Pizza Price: ~$15 – $20/pizza

#2 – Il Corso

Wood fired pizza slice

Il Corso is one of the more lucrative restaurants to make our best pizza in Palm Desert list, and for good reason. Chef Mario Marfia learned to create authentic Italian cuisine in Sicily, Italy. Some say you can taste Italy in every dish he prepares! Wood fired pizzas are cooked to perfection, and guests can order a variety of other dishes like pasta, risotto, salads and more. Enjoy a full bar at Il Corso, with Italian classics like Bocelli Prosecco.

  • Open for: lunch, dinner
  • Pizza Price: ~$14 – $18/pizza

#3 – Mario’s Italian Cafe

Gooey Cheese Pizza

Three generations of the Del Guidice family have been offering Italian cuisine at Mario’s Italian Cafe in the Coachella Valley for over 40 years now. This homey restaurant offers a huge menu selection, with build your own and speciality pizzas. If you’re feeling daring you can get a classic “Italian Turnover Pizza”, transforming any pizza into a calzone. Family or friends who aren’t feeling pizza can choose from pasta, salad, subs, seafood, veal and more.

  • Open for: lunch, dinner
  • Pizza Price: ~$10 – $20/pizza

#4 – Blaze Pizza

Blaze Pizza in Palm Desert is a great choice if you’re looking for a quick and casual pie. Build your own pizza with a Chipotle-style over the counter setup, or order a specialty pie. Gluten free and high rise pizza crusts are available. Blaze Pizza offers a small selection of beverages and beer, and you can also order a side salad with your pie.

  • Open for: lunch, dinner
  • Pizza Price: ~$10/pizza

#5 – Bill’s Pizza

Bill’s Pizza is a meal you can feel good about paying for! They offer a great selection of pizzas and salads, and they support over 20 local organizations each year. Eat at Bill’s for a casual atmosphere, or order a huge 18″ takeout pizza to share with friends. If you’re not up for a whole pizza, you can order select pizzas by the slice. If you eat at the restaurant you can enjoy a good selection of micro brews with your pie.

  • Open for: dinner
  • Pizza Price: ~$12 – $26/pizza