10 Tasty Pizza Menu Designs

October 8, 2012

October is National Pizza Month, so there’s no better time to take a closer look at pizza menu designs.  I believe that pizza menu designs play a major role in which pizzerias customers choose, especially when it comes to travelers.  Vacationers and business people both enjoy trying local fare when visiting new cities, and many hotels keep nearby pizzeria menus at the customer service desk.  When you only have one shot, how do you decide which pizzeria to order from?  Menu choices aside (hey, everyone has pepperoni and supreme, right?), and everything else being equal, you’ll probably pick the pizzeria that has the most compelling menu design.  Let’s take a look at 10 awesome pizza menu designs that are sure to generate business.

1.  Detroit Style Pizza Co.

Detroit Style Pizza Co. earned the title of World’s Best Pizza at the 2012 International Pizza Expo, and they showcase their award-winning pizzas at the top of their menu.  The story is interesting and exciting, and the menu design is bold and attention-getting. 7-1-12-DSPC-JumboBack.pdf - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_11-59-58  

2.  Tony’s Pizza Napoletona

Tony Gemignani, a World Champion Pizza Maker, owns this San Francisco pizzeria.  The printable menu folds in to reveal the front design. Tony's Napoletana Menu Spr-Sum 2012.pdf - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_12-06-33 tonys  

3.  Giordano’s

Giordano’s features a unique Chicago-style stuffed crust pizza with plenty of hearty sauce on top, and they showcase their pizza right on the front of the menu.  The colors and history section mean tradition is a priority, which helps motivate customers to try a unique local dish. www.giordanos.comimagesGIORDANOS MENU 27X15 2012 JUL-11 FINAL.pdf - Google Chr_2012-10-08_12-15-33  

4.  Beau Jo’s

The Colorado-based pizzeria was featured on “Man vs. Food,” and their large menu features a rustic font perfect for the location. www.beaujos.comfiles171346916264MENUBeau_Jos_WEB.pdf - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_12-20-05  

5.  Naked Pizza

The cleanest and most original pizza menu design on my list, Naked Pizza features color icons that represent menu items and pizza toppings. menu.pdf - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_12-24-02  

6.  Proto’s Pizza

Large, colorful fonts in brand colors set off what would otherwise be a rather plain pizza menu.  Each section is well-defined and easy to read. www.protospizza.compdfColoradoMenu.pdf - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_12-26-43  

7.  Flippers Pizzeria

This Florida-based pizzeria has a well-branded menu that employs excellent use of color to highlight menu items, specials and other information the company wants customers to notice. www.flipperspizzeria.comLinkClick.aspxfileticket=6W%2bb823AlW0%3d&tabid=58 - G_2012-10-08_12-29-39  

8.  Ultimate California Pizza

One of the best pizza menu designs here.  This menu features an attention-getting, well-branded cover, an easy-to-follow interior grid layout, and large font headings for fast navigation. www.ultimatecaliforniapizza.comUCP_menu.pdf - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_12-31-18 www.ultimatecaliforniapizza.comUCP_menu.pdf - Goo...@ 100% (Layer 1 copy, RGB8)_2012-10-08_12-35-09  

9.  Dough Boy’s Pizza

This pizzeria has a California theme, which is echoed throughout the menu design.  A great branding tool that also helps create the right atmosphere. menu.pdf - Google Chrome_2012-10-08_12-36-12  

10.  Garage Bar Pizza

At first glance this pizzeria’s menu might not seem remarkable, but closer inspection reveals that the bottom looks like an old-style mechanic’s invoice.  This is consistent with the company brand and theme, since the pizzeria is located in an old service garage. www.garageonmarket.comsitewp-contentfiles_mfcurrentdinner51.pdf - Google Chr_2012-10-08_12-38-47

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Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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Peter January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

Nice collection! A good place to look for inspiration or ideas.

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

Thanks Peter! Which pizza restaurant menu design is your favorite?

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Peter January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

Naked Pizza design is interesting and original and that's a big plus but my favorite is Proto's Pizza design.

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January 07, 2016 03:22 am #

Thanks for your feedback, Peter! Both of those menus feature clean designs, which in my opinion is the dominant trend today.

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