Pup-Friendly Pizza Patios in the Twin Cities

Pupper wants pizza and frankly that’s always a good idea (fight me, Karen). Take her to these pro-pooch joints for a slice so nice.

Pizzeria Lola (Minneapolis)
Named after owner (and James Beard Award winner) Ann Kim’s Weimaraner furbaby, Pizzeria Lola servers love when woofers come along. The new patio’s presh, treats and water bowls are available by request, and the menu is next-level. Name another pizzeria where your floofer can also get roasted corn with togarashi butter. 

Station Pizzeria (Minnetonka)
A shaded patio and water bowls will keep doggo cool while he scores some pupperoni at this gas station-themed pizzeria. It’s across the street from the Lake Minnetonka LRT Regional Trail so you and your BFF can cycle in. (Here are five ways to bike with your dog.)

Punch Pizza (Northeast – other locations are dog-friendly, too!)
Monching Neapolitan faves on this large, shaded patio is your dog’s idea of a furrific afternoon and a post-pizza walk along the Mississippi is the stuff doggy dreams are made of. Well, that and a highlight reel of us walking through the door, probably.

Parkway Pizza (Longfellow and Northeast)
It’s all about local ingredients and ground-daily sausage at Parkway. The Longfellow location’s patio is extra-spacious and the staff at both locations will bring your bestie water bowls and treats upon request so she doesn’t have to survive on crust alone like some sort of peasant.

Pizza Lucé (Richfield – other locations are dog-friendly, too!)
The staff at Pizza Lucé can’t wait to see your dog, and your dog can’t wait to score a few bites of that cheese-topped meatball. This place has local and craft brews on tap. Vegan and gluten-free pooches will rejoice at the furiety of options. Come back for brunch on weekends.

Giordano’s (Richfield)
Giordano’s is synonymous with Chicago-style pizza and this pro-dog spot even hosts doggo events on the patio. Take a bite outta Chi and then top it off with a $1.29 pup cup from the Dairy Queen down the street. 

Black Sheep Pizza (Minneapolis)
Whether you wanna keep it classic with cheese and sauce or go dogue with oyster mushrooms and smoked mozz, it’ll baked to pawfection in Black Sheep’s coal-burning oven (the first one in MN). Extend your doggo dinner date with a sit on The Freehouse’s patio down the street.

Carbone’s Pizza & Pub (Minneapolis – other locations are dog-friendly, too!)
Come to Carbone’s patio and your dog will be treated, watered, and d’awwed over by literally everyone. Minnesota nice runs deeps here–these peeps have been servin’ up pies since 1954 and have 31 MN locations and the Vikings team as a regular customer. 

Jakeeno’s Pizza & Pasta (Minneapolis)
The modest neighborhood spot serves up a top-notch thin crust and has a partially shaded, fenced patio for excellent people watching. You’ll love the classic menu of Italian pizzas, pastas, hoagies, and salads, and your pup’ll enjoy walking you around nearby Powderhorn Lake afterward.

Okay, pups, we wanna know: who has your favorite crust in town? Woof at us the comments, and be sure to tag #sidewalkdog in all your pizza outings.

(Photo by @mn_doggone_nice)

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