Morgantown, WV, a relatively small college town that is situated about 70 miles south of Pittsburgh, is home to many hungry college students of course, and so it is therefore also home to many pizza joints. Whether you’re looking for flatbread pizza, regular old chain restaurant pizza, or even specialty pizza’s like deep-dish style, you are bound to find something that piques your interest in Morgantown.
One of my favorite places to eat pizza in Morgantown, which unfortunately didn’t exist until a few years ago, is a pizza shop downtown called Lefty’s Place.
This pizza place is great because it offers something that not a lot of places in this area do offer, and that type of pizza is Detroit-style deep dish pizza. They have specialty pizzas offered in this style, as well as build your own pizzas with so many toppings to choose from. Lefty’s also offers wings and has a bar.
Another pizza place I really like in Morgantown is called Pies and Pints. This restaurant is actually a chain restaurant in West Virginia with a few locations around the state. Pies and Pints offers a modern, dim-lit atmosphere with craft brews and craft pizza pies. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that these pizzas are gourmet, mostly because pizza is one of those foods that has never really been historically gourmet, but the pizzas at Pies and Pints are certainly a step up from the pizzas you might find at a chain pizza restaurant like Domino’s or Pizza Hut. If you want a good atmosphere for sharing some specialty pizzas and craft beers with friends, Pies and Pints is the stop to make.
The third pizza spot in Morgantown that is one of my favorites, and also happens to be most people’s favorite in the area, is called Mountain State Brewing Company. This restaurant is comparable to Pies and Pints, but is arguably a little more advanced in terms of what it has to offer to the customer. Like Pies and Pints, Mountain State Brewing Company has a couple of other locations in the state of West Virginia, but the location in Morgantown is situated on the community rail trail on the Monongahela River.
Mountain State is technically a microbrewery and tap house, as well as a pizza joint. The craft beers are made in West Virginia. They serve delicious flatbread pizzas, which are stone-fired in a big oven located in the center of the restaurant. That means you can actually see your pizzas being made. What’s even better is that the prices are really reasonable for a specialty place of its kind. If you’re looking to try out something different and local, I would suggest going here.
While there are many places to buy cheap and quick pizza in Morgantown, it’s normal to sometimes crave something a little tastier that has had a little more care put into its composition. This is why I love these three specialty pizza shops.