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We’re going to start this journey of Door County pizza choices, with an obvious one. But don’t miss out on some of our other new favorite pizza destinations. They offer a range of different styles to suit your pizza preferences. In our group, some of us prefer thin crust, or just cheese. Others love a wood-fired pizza with innovative toppings. And at the end of the day, most of us just like to dive into a tried-and-true pub style pizza. In Door County, you will find them all!

Who’s hungry for pizza?!
Wild Tomato, Sister Bay WI

Wild Tomato in Sister Bay and Fish Creek

We have been eating pizzas from Wild Tomato Wood-Fired Pizza and Grill for more years than we can remember. Both locations, in Fish Creek and on the Sister Bay waterfront, have indoor and outdoor seating, and also offer take out. Heads up, the wait can be long for any of it, so plan accordingly!

When it comes to the pizza, they have your basics, specialties and create-your-own. We often try to order at least one of the “donation creations.” Each month, Wild Tomato picks a creative pie to benefit a Door County Nonprofit. For example, in July of 2024, each purchase of Thai Pie benefits the Gibraltar Fire and Rescue Association. Pizza with a purpose!

Della Porta Pizzeria Napoletana in Ellison Bay

Don’t be confused by the multiple signs outside the restaurant. When this picture was taken, it was actually two restaurants under one roof. Della Porta and Blue Bear. Now it’s three! You can add La Piazza to the list, an outdoor Italian wine bar. May we suggest Blue Bear for brunch, Della Porta for pizza and pasta, and then La Piazza for a nightcap?

Della Porta Pizzeria, Ellison Bay

Della Porta is a relative newcomer to the Door County pizza and dining scene. The southern Italian cuisine served here includes small plates, (get the arancini), pastas (try the Bolognese), and Neapolitan pizza. Our kids loved the pizza and devoured the Margherita and Pesto with Burrata. It’s great for an adults night out, too. The star shaped pizza is definitely instagram-able.

And the location in Ellison Bay is perfect for many of our guests staying with Northern Door Vacations.

Klaud’s Kitchen in Ephraim

Pizza and prosecco! Sound like the perfect lunch? Well, we’ve done it on repeat at Klaud’s Kitchen Cafe and Bakery at their new location in Ephraim. We first discovered Klaud’s at their original spot in Sister Bay. The new place has a ton more seating and is a cozy spot on a rainy day, or you can enjoy the outdoor patio when the weather cooperates.

We’re going to gush a little bit when it comes to this Door County pizza. The crust was crisp. but not too crispy. The top was perfectly done without burning the crust. The amount of cheese and toppings was perfect. Just the right balance. Too many toppings can make for a soggy middle, but not here! You can get thin crust, regular crust, gluten free or flatbread. We opted for thin crust every time!

They also have a breakfast pizza we have yet to try, but are putting it on the list for our next visit! Just to tempt you, it comes with sausage gravy, mozzarella, bacon, sausage, ham and scrambled eggs. Also, keep Klaud’s in mind for sandwiches and such when you’re planning a picnic. We are partial to their famous chicken salad and chicken pesto panini.

Pub pizzas in Fish Creek and Sister Bay

While we often like our pizzas on the fancy side, we also can’t resist a reliable one. Sometimes it’s just the perfect pair to a nice cold beer. The menus at both Bayside Tavern in Fish Creek and Husby’s in Sister Bay offer a wide variety of bar food options, including thin crust pub style pizza!

Take it home, or make it at home!

Fire up the outdoor pizza oven! This Sicilian family loves to cook, and when the family gathering is a large one, it’s just easier to have a pizza party at home. It’s even better when you have the amenities you’ll find at the DiSalvo Lakehouse on Rowleys Bay. For this Door County pizza party, we brought home sauce and pizza dough from our friends at Wild Tomato and then got creative when it came to the toppings.

Like what you see? Book a stay with Northern Door Vacations and make it all happen! Buon appetito!

Rae