Pizza Nea

Twin Cities, Minnesota

3.7 / 14 votes

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Neapolitan style pizza

Restaurant, Bar

Pizza Nea is a wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza joint. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about what veganism means. They offer Herbivorous Butcher's vegan mozzarella, ham, salami and Italian sausage. Most of the pizzas can be made vegan or you can create your own. They offer a couple vegan appetizers and you can also substitute the vegan mozzarella and ham in their Verde salad. You can also get delivery with vegan modifications through Bite Squad. Watch their site or Facebook for specials like $40 date night or half price bottles of wine. There is also a small patio out front for the warm-weathered months.

Added by Joe Vegan on Apr 19 03 (last updated Mar 26)

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I enjoyed my pizza here. The server was very helpful in figuring out what was vegan and was also very friendly. The pizza came quickly. The price was quite reasonable. The atmosphere was pleasant, and it wasn't very crowded at 6:30 pm on a Thursday night. The crust was excellent and the toppings were fresh.

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Of the three or so neapolitan pizza joints in Minneapolis (Punch Pizza, Black Sheep and Pizza Nea), I think Pizza Nea is probably the best value for your money. Punch Pizza is slightly cheaper, but also slightly lower quality and has less ambience; Black Sheep is about the same price as Nea, and produces higher quality pizza (especially their amazing crusts), but they have smaller portion sizes. Pizza Nea falls right in the middle of that and does a decent job in terms of quality, ambience and portion size.

For one thing, their "marinara" pizza (which comes without cheese and is vegan by default) is less than $7 and it's actually quite large. The sauce and toppings are all good quality and adding individual toppings is cheaper here than at Punch or Black Sheep.

I had a marinara with roasted red peppers and porcini mushrooms (~$10). It was a good, full meal. The crust is not as thin and perfectionist as at Black Sheep, but it's crisper and not as chewy and doughy as Punch Pizza's crusts. It also was not as charcoal-burnt as Punch's tend to get in certain spots.

The service was friendly and prompt. I like the atmosphere in the joint which feels like an upscale, but unpretentious, neighborhood hangout. You could have a beer with friends, or a romantic evening at Pizza Nea. All in all, this is a good place and holds its own against the competition.

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Northeast Minneapolis


On the corner of University and Hennepin in northeast. Directly across the street from Surdyks.


Wheelchair Accessible


$ - inexpensive


  • American Express MasterCard Visa


  • Pizza


  • Kid-Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Quiet
  • Romantic


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11:30am - 9:30pm
11:30am - 10:30pm
5pm - 9pm

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