Federal Hill: Hersh’s

There are many different styles of pizza; there’s deep dish, thin crust, Sicilian, Neapolitan and more. I’ve reviewed a few different styles before but Neapolitan style pizza in Baltimore is hard to come by and it’s my favorite. Fortunately I found Hersh’s Pizza in Federal Hill and it’s hands down the best Neapolitan pizza I’ve ever had.

Hersh's Pizza
Hersh’s Pizza

My friend and I met for dinner early enough where we were able to get the happy hour special. (2 for 1 beers!) After each ordering a drink we decided to share the Polenta appetizer. It was creamy polenta, lightly fried sitting on a bed of red sauce with green sauce on top and a sprinkling of cheese. It almost looked like the Italian flag and it was wonderful. I’ve never had polenta before and thanks to this dish I will most certainly be trying it again.


The pizza’s at Hersh’s are personal pies that arrive uncut, true to their Neapolitan form. My friend and I decided to order two pies and split them. The first pie we ordered was the Bianco e Verde. This was a white pizza with housemade ricotta, spinach, lemon, garlic and parmigiano reggiano. It was very good.

Bianco e Verde
Bianco e Verde

The other pizza we ordered was the Fumo e Fucco. This was our favorite of the two. This pizza came topped with smoked mozzarella cheese, fried eggplant, hot chili oil and lamb sausage. The chili oil added a nice bit of heat to the pizza and we loved it. If you’re ever at Hersh’s, this is the pizza you should order!

Fumo e Fucco
Fumo e Fucco

If you’re in Baltimore looking for authentic Neapolitan pizza with great happy hour specials, I would highly suggest checking out Hersh’s Pizza in Federal Hill.

Hersh’s Pizza is located at 1843 Light St.Federal Hill, MD.

Know of any other pizza places or restaurants in Federal Hill or in the surrounding areas that I need to try? Let me know in the comments below!

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For more great pizza nearby, Our HouseBagby Pizza Co, or Joe Squared.

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Read a fellow Baltimore food bloggers experience at Hersh’s Pizza!

Looking for a place to eat? Check out Rachel’s Baltimore Restaurant List
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