Martha’s Vineyard, by the slice

A look at the Island’s diverse pizza options.

Dejan "Doc" Prokin enjoys a slice outside Porto Pizza in Vineyard Haven. Photo by Marnely Murray

With the thousands of New Yorkers visiting the Island, you come to wonder what they think about the our pizza offerings. New York might be known as the land of great pizza (mind you, not the only land of great pizza, but the favorite among many), but the Island has an ample offering of over 10 specialty pizza shops that cater to every palate. For those craving a traditional slice (or even a gourmet pie), we’ve covered some ground, and here are our findings, by town:


At Isola, you can start off with a 16-inch cheese pizza (or a 10-inch gluten-free cheese pizza) and add on the toppings. If you prefer to have the work done for you, order off their specialty pizza menu. Either way, you need to try their slices — ever so crisp, and perfect for creating that “fold while you walk” pizza slice.

19 Church Street, Edgartown

Phone: 774-549-9428

Price for cheese slice: $2.94

Offers gluten-free pizza: Yes

Edgartown Pizza is where Danny Segal (Canadian-born, Israeli-raised resident) serves up some serious pies, such as Xtreme Pizza Lovers and Xtreme Veggie, at a family-favorite Edgartown spot. Their two most popular pies are the Buffalo Chicken and the Brazilian. Ask for the local’s pizza special; you’ll be happily surprised at this unadvertised option.

224 Edgartown Road, Edgartown

Phone: 508-627-7770

Price for cheese slice: $2.25 (from a 18-inch inch pie)

Offers gluten-free pizza: Yes, in two sizes

Slice of Edgartown is known for having New York–style pizza in downtown Edgartown. It’s the perfect stop for an appetizer slice before heading to dinner in town.

22 Dock Street, Edgartown

Phone: 508-627-7641

The Pizza Place is the one spot where you have to get a slice of their Hawaiian pizza — juicy, sweet pineapple chunks laced around thinly sliced ham. Don’t let the revolving pizza stand scare you; it’s worth it.

249 Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road, Edgartown

Phone: 508-627-9994

Price for cheese slice: $2.75

Offers gluten-free pizza: Yes

Oak Bluffs

Giordano’s has been serving the Island since 1930, and now the fourth generation is dedicated to bringing you thin-crust pizza in town. Popular pizzas vary with the time of year; this past weekend the Veggie Special was a hit, but with the locals, the Vineyard Special (onion, peppers, mushroom, linguica, salami, extra cheese) is the most ordered pie around. If you’re lucky, you’ll run into owner Buster Giordano, who recently gave me a little history lesson on this Island staple — a true landmark.

18 Lake Avenue, Oak Bluffs

Phone: 508-693-0184

Price for cheese slice: $2.99

Offers gluten-free pizza: No

Vineyard Haven

Rocco’s offers a daily specialty pie that rotates (some offerings have included a Mexican pizza, bacon ranch pizza, and baked potato pizza). This mainstay is open year-round, and has been for the past eight years. Christopher Pantalone is the owner, and brother Matthew works the dough.

79 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven

Phone: 508-693-1125

Price for cheese slice: $2.75

Offers gluten-free pizza: Yes

Wolf’s Den, one of the most recently opened pizza shops on-Island, has been well received by the locals, who already have their favorites (including the Big Mac and the Meat Lover’s). Their crust is a personal favorite; it’s not NY style, but a thicker, chewier, pan-pizza-like crust.

45 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven

Phone: 508-687-9112

Price for cheese slice: $3 (from a 18-inch inch pie)

Offers gluten-free pizza: Yes

Porto Pizza has a daily offering of slices on regular, whole wheat, deep dish, or special dough. And if you live in Vineyard Haven or Oak Bluffs (excluding Lambert’s Cove Road), you’re in luck, because they will deliver to your door!

36 Water Street, Vineyard Haven

Phone: 508-693-6200

Price for cheese slice: $3.25

Offers gluten-free pizza: No

Island Fresh Pizza and Subs is the newest pizza place on the Island. Their menu boasts traditional-style pizzas and many Brazilian favorites. Be sure to pick one with the option of catupiry, a Brazilian cream cheese. If you haven’t tried it yet, you’re bound to soon; they’ll be offering year-round delivery starting this month.

395 State Road in Vineyard Haven

Phone: 508-338-2764

Price for cheese slice: $3

Offers gluten-free pizza: No

Other places that sell pizza by the pie only: Flatbread, Orange Peel Bakery, Slice of Life, Rockfish, Offshore Ale, and Fella’s West Tisbury (in the off-season).