Pizza Lovers Trail

Pizza Lovers Rejoice! Whether your pleasure is thin, thick, or stuffed crust topped with anything from pepperoni to barbecued chicken to anchovies, LaPorte County has the pizza place for you. Casual family eateries, neighborhood taps, and fine dining establishments present a host of options in Michigan City and LaPorte.

It’s not surprising since Indiana ranks No. 12 in the nation in pizza places per capita. Nationwide, nearly half of Americans eat pizza at least once a week, with 350 slices devoured every second, according to statistics. National Pizza Month is just around the corner in October, so there’s one more reason to hit the trail. Enjoy!

Local Favorites

Aurelio’s, LaPorte – This casual, family-friendly restaurant that’s been a regional favorite for decades is known for its signature pizza sauce, as well as Italian salads, pastas, and appetizers.

Popular pizza pick: Super Six
Must try: Aurelio’s Italian Submarine Sandwich


Albano’s Villa, Michigan City, LaPorte, Johnson Rd (3 locations) – Family recipes from Sicily and the innovation of two brothers gave birth to this pizza place some 65 years ago, and locals still love it.
Popular pizza pick: Albano’s Masterpiece
Must try: Italian Beef Sandwich

The Red Door Fire Kitchen + Lounge, LaPorte – This trendy restaurant takes pizza to a gourmet level, along with traditional entrees and upscale shareables.

Popular Pizza Pick: Burrata Pepperoni with Hot Honey
Must Try: Salmon or Lamb Chops

Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizzeria, Michiana Shores – Just six miles northeast of Michigan City, this tiny beach town features a chic restaurant serving wood-fired Naples-style pizza, as well as appetizers, salads, and gelato.

Popular Pizza Pick: Margherita
Must Try: Sausage-stuffed Italian Peppers

Trattoria Enzo, LaPorte – Visitors are treated like family in this warm, refined family-run establishment, known for its primo Italian cuisine and American entrees as well.
Popular Pizza Pick: The Marco
Must Try: Stuffed Chicken Special, which changes daily

Miller Pizza By the Beach, Michigan City – Chicago-style pizza reigns at this casual spot close to Lake Michigan. But you can order thin and original, too, as well as pasta, sandwiches, and salads.
Popular Pizza Pick: Deep Dish Meat Lovers
Must Try: Lasagna

Local Option, Michigan City – This casual restaurant/bar with a pool table and games stays open into the wee hours for pizza, sandwiches, pasta bowls, appetizers, and daily specials.

Popular Pizza Pick: Stuffed Meat Lovers
Must Try: Bac’n Bleu Mac & Cheese

Shoreline Brewery & Restaurant, Michigan City – Stone hearth oven pizza with gourmet twists intrigue pizza lovers at this classy brewpub with award-winning beers, creative entrees, and upscale pub food.
Popular Pizza Pick: Brewers Choice
Must Try: Old World Pierogies


Shady Creek Winery, Michigan City – Share gourmet thin-crust pizza and other trendy bites along with a bottle of wine under soaring ceilings and covered porches or outdoors around warming fireplaces. Buy an award-winning vintage to take home.
Popular Pizza Pick: Margherita
Must Try: Avocado Rolls

Roma Pizza, Michigan City – A casual family-owned place with a sign sporting colors of the Italian flag, the eatery is a longtime favorite for pizza and pasta, known for its signature original crust.
Popular Pizza Pick: Combo Pizza
Must Try: Pizza Turn Over, Pizz-Alad

Wana Pizza, LaPorte, Michigan City, Wanatah – A simple parlor for both thin crust and deep-dish pizza with several specialties, plus wings and subs.
Popular Pizza Pick: Sausage and Pepperoni
Must Try: Calzones

Marco’s Pizza, LaPorte – A special dough made fresh daily enhances authentic Italian-style pizza at this casual place where diners order at the counter. Also offering crustless pizza bowls and subs.

Popular Pizza Pick: All-Meat
Must Try: Wings

Gelsosomo’s Pizzeria, Michigan City – In business for more than 20 years in the community, both the classic thin-crust pizza and warm atmosphere draw diners. There’s more: deep-dish, sandwiches, salads, and appetizers.

Popular Pizza Pick: The Works Deep Dish
Must Try: Popeye Pizza

Chain Pizza Parlors

Everyone has their favorite national pizza place too. LaPorte County boasts four different brands, all listed in the top five nationally. Here’s the rundown:


Pizza Hut – LaPorte, Michigan City, Westville, Wanatah
Little Caesars – LaPorte, Michigan City
Papa Johns – LaPorte, Michigan City

Domino’s – Michigan City (two locations), LaPorte, Wanatah

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