Top pizza choices in Ellicott City for takeout and dining in

A lot goes into choosing a pizza — even beyond the question of toppings. But whether you go for takeout or sit-down, thick crust or thin, sauced or bare, you want something delicious — particularly on National Pizza Day, Feb. 9.

Fortunately, Ellicott City boasts a number of quality pizza shops to satisfy your craving for a slice or a pie.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top pizza outlets, using both Yelp data and our own blend of spices to produce a ranked list of the best places to venture — or to call — on National Pizza Day.

1. Manor Hill Tavern

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Topping the list is Manor Hill Tavern. Located at 3733 Old Columbia Pike, the bar, which offers pizza, sandwiches and more, is the highest rated pizza spot in Ellicott City, boasting four stars out of 174 reviews on Yelp.

2. River House Pizza

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Next up is River House Pizza, situated at 3741 Hamilton St. With 4.5 stars out of 45 reviews on Yelp, the caterer spot, which offers pizza and specialty food, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. The Beef Brothers Deli & Catering

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The Beef Brothers Deli & Catering, located at 10155 Baltimore National Pike, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the deli and traditional American spot, which offers pizza and more, four stars out of 99 reviews.

4. Trattoria Amore

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Trattoria Amore, an Italian spot that offers pizza and more, is another go-to, with four stars out of 85 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4725 Dorsey Hall Drive to see for yourself.

5. Upper Crust Pizzeria & Deli

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Check out Upper Crust Pizzeria & Deli, which has earned four stars out of 74 reviews on Yelp. You can find the halal spot, which offers pizza and chicken wings, at 8835 Centre Park Drive, Suite #103.