Founder of Detroit Style Pizza Co., Shawn Randazzo

Named "World's Best Pizza" at the 2012 International Pizza Expo

Detroit Style Pizza Co. was founded in 2012 by World Champion Pizza Maker Shawn Randazzo, who made it his life's mission to make sure the entire nation knows about Detroit Style Pizza.

Instantly recognizable by its square shape and thick deep-dish crust, Detroit Style Pizza got its start in the mid 1940's thanks to soldiers returning home after WWII.  Rather than using traditional round pans, in true Motor City fashion, the originators baked their pizza in square, blue steel automotive parts pans that allowed the outer edges of cheese to caramelize, forming a delicious golden brown cheese barrier around the perimeter of the pie.

For decades, Detroit Pizza remained relatively unknown outside the region, a gem among St. Clair Shores restaurants. However Shawn helped it gain worldwide fame after winning the 2012 World Pizza Maker of the Year Award. Now, it’s arguably the best pizza in Detroit, and some would say, the world.   




April 4, 2017 Detroit Style Pizza Co. will be serving award winning pizza slices this summer at Electric Forest 2017 June 22nd -July 3rd.

March 30, 2017 Co-Owner Shawn Randazzo wins 3rd place in the Best of the Best Pizza Competition at the 2017 Pizza Expo in Las Vegas

June 3, 2016 Detroit Pizza Is the Best Pie You've Never Had- Vice Media


Aug 15, 2014 Detroit Style Pizza Co. To Be Featured On Food Network's "You Gotta Eat Here With John Catucci"