Awards & Reviews
Baltimore’s Best Pizza “72” Times
Best Classic Pizza Joint.
Baltimore Magazine 1983 & 1988
Baltimore's best pizzeria
Jacques Kelly The Sun 1989
Best pizza in Baltimore is Matthew’s Pizza on Eastern Avenue
Simplest, finest pies in the business/Deep, delicate, and oh, so divineTruly a pie for the ages.
Baltimore Magazine 1997
Best old fashioned pizza pie can still be found at Matthew’s
I had my first date at the Patterson Theater and my first pizza at MATTHEW’S PIZZA
U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski Highlandtown Festival Oct 1998
50 SPOTS FOR GREAT FOOD TO GO
Baltimore Magazine 1999
Matthew’s Pizza/This is da bomb/The pizza is ab fab.
Matthew’s Pizza on Eastern Avenue/spinach-and-garlic pizza/Eat that and you could go off to your next life with no important pleasure missed.
The chowhounds say there are many wonderful restaurants in Baltimore Matthew’s Pizza, on Eastern Avenue, is a winner.
Baltimore Sun 2002
"THE BEST OF THE BEST” We let you tell us who’s the best of the best. We asked, and you answered: Which restaurants...do you consider the best? The response was overwhelming, the most we’ve ever received. Pizza: Matthew’s Pizzeria THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE.
Baltimore Magazine 2003
Great Place for a Cheap Eat. Great Dining Value
Baltimore Magazine 2003
Best Cheese, Best Crust, and Best (Pizza) Charm/Bake them all together you get Matthew’s Pizza
Great family pizza place/a cult classic in Baltimore/glorious pies/fun and delicious for the whole family
Baltimore’s Child 2003
MSN.com Marketing Dir.McCully/Matthew’s Pizza is the highest rated business on MSN.com
I’m going to Matthew’s Pizza on Eastern Avenue to get the best pizza in the world
MartyBass WJZ 2004
Matthew’s Pizza-a slice of heavenTheSun04 (Food:Outstanding)
National Public Radio, Food Panel:Matthew’s Pizza is the best
Our kudos to Matthew’s Pizza. Why? Because it looked into the eyes of the mighty national chains—and proudly said, “Beat this!
Baltimore Magazine 2004
World-class pies at Matthew’s Pizza
Matthew’s Pizza kicked ass Awesome.Great pie.
Simple pleasure is a pizza from Matthew’s Pizza
Marty Bass WPOC 2006
The service is excellent/the pizzas are like no other/Superb meal.
Baltimore Sun 2006
Superb meal.Iconic status.Incredibly low prices.Excellent service.
Baltimore Sun 2007
Easygoing near perfection of Matthew’s Pizza.
City aims to catch culinary gravy train.
Jill Rosen, Baltimore Sun 2007
Matthews Pizza REAL DEALS-where the eats are worth the money/delicious ethnic food for a song/good value for your precious dining dollars/distinctive food, ambience and service that you’d gladly pay more for the experience/cheerful waitresses/cute-as-a button dining room/incredibly low prices/has iconic status for Baltimore natives/talk about deals.
Elizabeth Large, Baltimore Sun 2007
We have Matthew’s Pizza/Creative Alliance
Baltimore Magazine 2007
Baltimore Guide 2008
Matthew's Pizzeria is an unexpected gem. Fabulous deep-dish pizza, reasonable prices, and great service.
Best Buy, blow you away pies, their crab pie might be the best ever.
101 Things to Eat, See, & Do Before You Die, #65:Matthews Pizza.
Baltimore Magazine 2009
Matthew's has remained consistently excellent as well as affordable.
Baltimore Sun 2009 . Wherethelocalseat.com
BestBuyAddictive pizza/Highlandtown eatery that’s lasted since 1943 for a reason/BlowYouAwayPies/top notch ingredients./served by a friendly staff/unending bliss/there’s always a line/CrabPieMightBeTheBestEver
Would you drive hundreds of miles for a slice of Matthew’s stuffed pizza/None of them have Matthew’s Pizza and its deep dish crab pizza.
Marty Katz, Editor, Zagat 2009
USA Today 2010
Excellent food, best bang for the buck, unending bliss.
Matthews Pizza: Perfect 5 Star Rating for Quality, Service, Value.
It calls itself Baltimore’s first pizzeria, and it very well could be its best as well. Its individual-size pies have the sweetest, freshest tomato sauce in town.
"WOW....just...WOW. Where DO I BEGIN??? AHHHHH!!! I'm just going to start by saying that I am not from NY or Chicago, so I don't know what east coast pizza is. But honestly, I don't think it matters anymore. Matthew's Pizza has been classified under neither for reasons that I won't understand, but honestly none of that matters because the "both cheese" pizza that I ate here gave me a FOODGASM. TWICE. YES, you heard me. I am from the west coast and I didn't know what good pizza was until now. Yeah, I went there. This pizza is too good to be true. This pizza speaks for all pizzas that have come my way and leaves them in the dust. This pizza satisfied my taste buds in such sexy unfathomable ways I didn't think were possible. This pizza was memorable. Matthew's Pizza, where have you been all my life???"Yelp.com,
M. Fabiola, Los Angeles California 2010
“We often never really knew what day of the week it was because if we were lucky, we ate the same crap every day and night . But if I happened to realize it was a Friday night, my mouth watered for a Matthews Pizza. I honestly would have committed any sin for a Matthew's. Because Friday was the day my dad picked up Matthew's Pizza for the family.
Vietnam Veteran from Highlandtown
Baltimore Magazine 2010
Baltimore Magazine 2011
26 Most Deliciouis Crab Dishes
Baltimore Magazine 2012
Pizza Heaven/When you’re this good you don’t have to impress anyone.
Baltimore Magazine 2012
Doesn’t get better than this/Awesome pie.
33 Best Pizzas In America.
Insanely good deep dish pizza/friendly staff/modest tabs/offers a trip back to simpler times.
About six years ago, my dad and I were looking for a good place to have pizza before an Orioles game. It was wonderful! It's a small family owned restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. After six years, we still stop at Matthew's. We usually order a house salad and a mozzarella pie. The salad is made with the freshest ingredients and the pizza is cooked to order. The pizza is more like Chicago-style.
Top 10 Spots for Pizza: Matthew’s Pizza
Paula Deen: March/April 2014
Baltimore’s Best Pizza
Baltimore Magazine Reader’s Choice 2014
"Exceptionally good pizza"
The Washington Post 2014
“DAVID SIMON: As are many Baltimoreans, I am deeply partial to the Matthew’s Pizza crab pie” said the creator of the HBO series “The Wire” and the food-obsessed “Treme”. About the Highlandtown pizzeria’s deep-crust, crab-topped pizza, Simon said “It’s unlike anything that calls itself pizza anywhere in the world. And when out-of-towners come to Baltimore - even New Yorkers, who have the pick of some of the greatest pizza in Christendom – I often take them there” he said. “It could not exist outside of Baltimore.”
The Baltimore Sun / May 2014
Mildred Mikulski-Cook ate her first pizza at Matthew’s Pizza in 1950 at the age of 11.
The Baltimore Guide 2014
The Best Pizzeria in Every State in America
Matthew's Pizza (Baltimore, Maryland)
"I have enjoyed eating your pizza since I was about 10 years old. I am now 55, so it's been a long love affair. Thanks for continuing such a great tradition in making such a good pizza!!!"
Baltimore’s Best Pizza “73” Times
Baltimore’s Best Pizza
Baltimore Magazine Reader’s Choice 2015
Baby on Board: Craving Chronicles
A series on navigating pregnancy in Baltimore.
By Megan Isennock - Posted on August 17, 2015
We used to reserve Matthew’s for super special hangovers—the kind that settle in deep and really latch on, oblivious to the Gatorades you’ve chugged. But now it’s reserved for just being hungry for pizza. Though dining in is lovely, I recommend grabbing a three-cheese with pepperoni to go, and using the car ride home to really let the aroma permeate while you sip on a Limonata San Pelligrino, like you’re on holiday in Italy. Then bring it back to America once you’re back on your sofa with a Netflix nosedive.
Matthew's Pizza: As seen on the Travel Channel
Food Paradise: Pizza Paradise 3 (2015)