Top pizza choices in Irvine 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, Irvine 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. North Italia



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Topping the list is North Italia. Located at 2957 Michelson Drive in Business District, the Italian spot, which offers pizza and more, is the most popular pizza spot in Irvine, boasting 4.5 stars out of 2,447 reviews on Yelp.

2. Cucina Enoteca Irvine



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Next up is the Irvine Spectrum's Cucina Enoteca, situated at 532 Spectrum Center Drive. With four stars out of 2,033 reviews on Yelp, the wine bar and Italian spot, serving pizza and more, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Pieology Pizzeria



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The Irvine Spectrum Center's Pieology Pizzeria, located at 713 Spectrum Center Drive, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the artisan pizza spot four stars out of 1,123 reviews.

4. Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza



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Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, a spot to score specialty pizzas in University Town Center, is another go-to, with four stars out of 962 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4255 Campus Drive, A120 to see for yourself.

5. MOD Pizza



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Over in West Park, check out MOD Pizza, which has earned four stars out of 784 reviews on Yelp. You can find the spot to score artisan-style pizzas at 3965 Alton Parkway
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