The Original Tacconelli's Pizzeria

2604 E Somerset St (btw Almond St & Mercer St)
Philadelphia, PA 19134
4:30pm - 9:30pm
4:30pm - 9:30pm
4:00pm - 10:00pm
4:00pm - 10:00pm
4:00pm - 9:00pm

"Please keep in mind we are a one-man, one-oven operation," notes the Original Tacconelli’s website. "Waiting time may vary." Indeed.

This is Philadelphia’s pizzeria célèbre, so expect a wait. Especially if you haven’t reserved dough, in which case you may wait until tomorrow (Tacconelli’s advises that the best time to call is between Wednesday and Sunday after 10 a.m.). It may not always have been this complicated to get a pie (let’s assume times were simpler in 1946, when the place opened), but most who taste it say it’s worth the effort.

There are four pies: Tomato (no cheese), regular (a little cheese and sauce), white (salt, pepper, cheese, and garlic), and the Margerita (sic) (fresh basil and mozz). These are wide crusts, liberally sauced and topped, and not uniform. You can customize with spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, pepperoni, sausage, sweet peppers, anchovies, onions, prosciutto, basil, and extra cheese — just remember there’s a three-topping max per pie, and that the owner at times prefers a two-topping limit (nothing like arbitrary rules).

The move at Tacconelli's may be the "Signature," often unlisted: white pizza with spinach and chunks of tomato and garlic. Consider this the kind of place to take friends so you can order more pies.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015



  • Get the best pizza in Philadelphia here, but call ahead and reserve your dough! (215) 425-4983
  • In some circles, Tacconelli's is considered the best pizza place in Philly.
  • Get the best pizza in Philadelphia.
  • Pizza so good and so popular, we recommend making a reservation at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Best pizza in philadelphia!
  • Best pizza ever
  • ehhh. overrated.
  • Hours: Sun 4 - 9 pm, Fri-Sat 4 -10 pm, Wed - Thurs 430 - 930 pm
  • $38. For 2 pizzas.
  • The only bad part of the deal is having to order your dough in advance early that morning or a day ahead. But, that's the price you pay for greatness. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Better than DeLorenzo"s
  • Margharita pizza for the win!
  • Regular w tomato and basil. Epic
  • Amazing pizza- worth calling ahead for the dough!
  • Amazing thin crust pizza
  • Most excellent pizza!
  • Pizza!!! Order in advance, makes reservations. They sell out...
  • Even as someone who is gluten free and dairy free I still crave tacs
  • Diners can order pizza and only pizza at Tacconellis, where theres a three-topping limit for the crunchy, thin-crust pies.
  • This cash-only spot boasts a bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) policy.

Nearby places

2546 E Lehigh Ave (at Livingston St)
909 N 2nd St
1210 Frankford Ave (btwn W Girard Ave & Thompson St)