Mama Cozzi’s Tavern Style Pizza

Pizza is one of the more popular products Aldi sells. No matter how you like your pizza, Aldi has a pie for you. I’ve found everything from classic thin crust frozen pizzas to stuffed crust frozen pizzas, to take and bake pizzas to cauliflower crust pizzas, and even ready to bake pizza dough if you want to make your own pizza.

One of the latest types of pizza to hit Aldi store shelves is tavern style pizza. Tavern style pizza originated in Chicago and, as the name suggests, was commonly served in bars. It has a thin, crispy, yet also chewy crust and was often served as a way to encourage customers to drink more. It’s typically sliced into squares and originally was often served on napkins rather than on plates, since some bars didn’t have plates.

Mama Cozzi's Tavern Style Pizza

Mama Cozzi’s Tavern Style Pizza cost $5.99 each at the time of publication. It was sold in two varieties: a 20.40-ounce extra loaded cheese pizza or a 25.55-ounce extra loaded supreme pizza. The cheese pizza box describes it as “thin crust topped with 100% real Wisconsin mozzarella and white cheddar cheese.” The supreme pizza is described as “thin crust topped with Italian sausage, red onion, red and green bell peppers, pepperoni and mushrooms.”

These pizzas are Aldi Finds, which means they’re only in stores for a short time. Each store gets one shipment, and after that sells out, they’re gone unless Aldi brings them back at some other time. Aldi does not offer online ordering for products that aren’t in stock at your local store.

If you’re looking out for allergens, these pizzas both contain milk, wheat, and soy.

To bake these pizzas, preheat a conventional oven to 400 degrees. Remove the pizza from the wrapper and cardboard tray and place the pizza directly on the oven’s center rack. (I baked my pizzas on a pizza sheet.) Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown. Check because ovens vary. Serve hot.

Mama Cozzi's Cheese Tavern Style Pizza

Cheese pizza after baking and slicing.

These pizzas have visibly thick shreds of cheese when you initially remove the frozen product from the packaging. I baked these pizzas for about 18-20 minutes in my oven. The crust was good but wasn’t as crispy as I thought it might be, but the cheese was sufficiently browned around the edges, so I pulled the pizzas from the oven at the right time. Keep in mind that the directions state to bake for 20-25 minutes, but you may want to take the pizzas out before that. The toppings on these pizzas go right up to the edge of the crust, which is typical for bar pizzas or tavern pizzas, but be aware of that if you choose to bake these directly on your oven rack since they can drip a little more cheesy mess compared to other pizzas.

Mama Cozzi's Supreme Tavern Style Pizza

Supreme pizza after baking and slicing. There are lots of veggie and meat toppings under all that cheese. 

These pizzas did not last long when I served them to my family with a salad for dinner. The cheese pizza has a thick layer of flavorful cheese. The supreme pizza has lots of veggies, and the bell peppers even have some crispness to them, which doesn’t always happen with frozen pizzas. The veggie and meat toppings are actually under the cheese layer, so don’t be fooled by all that cheese on top because there are plenty of other toppings. I’m looking forward to picking up more of these pizzas if they’re still in stock during my next Aldi visit.

Each pizza serves four. Keep reading for more information on each pizza flavor.

Mama Cozzi’s Extra Loaded Cheese Tavern Style Pizza

Mama Cozzi's Extra Loaded Cheese Tavern Style Pizza

Cheese pizza nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

One serving (1/4 of a pizza) has 350 calories, 15 grams of total fat (19% DV), 9 grams of saturated fat (44% DV), 790 mg of sodium (34% DV), 33 grams of total carbohydrates (12% DV), 4 grams of total sugars, and less than 1 gram of added sugars (1% DV).

Mama Cozzi’s Extra Loaded Supreme Tavern Style Pizza

Mama Cozzi's Extra Loaded Supreme Tavern Style Pizza

Supreme pizza nutrition information and ingredients. (Click to enlarge.)

One serving (1/4 of a pizza) has 330 calories, 16 grams of total fat (21% DV), 8 grams of saturated fat (39% DV), 770 mg of sodium (34% DV), 27 grams of total carbohydrates (10% DV), 4 grams of total sugars, and less than 1 gram of added sugars (1% DV).

The Verdict:

Mama Cozzi’s Tavern Style Pizza comes in cheese or supreme varieties, and both are excellent. These thin crust pizzas feature generous amounts of cheese, and the supreme pizza has plenty of veggies. These are worth picking up if you spot them at your local Aldi.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at


  1. When will Aldi start offering tavern frozen pizza all the time? It’s the best frozen pizza you can get, time to start selling all the time not just a few weeks a year

    • We agree they’re great pizzas, but that would be a question to ask Aldi:

    • Exactly Mike! I am eating my last Surpreme one right now and it’s delicious. They need to make this a part of their normal in stock purchases. I will be posting a comment to them below via Rachael’s contact page below.

    • I certainly agree! for those that complain about too much cheese , purchase another variety. I for one am very disappointed that Aldi’s isn’t stocking the tavern pizzas all the time.

      • Who is complaining about the cheese?

        • I pulled up information directly from the Aldi site. There were numerous comments about people not caring for the extra cheese on the tavern pizzas. Several talked about not liking the tavern
          ( small square cut pizza and extra heavy toppings) – tavern food versus the traditional larger pie shaped New York Style pizzas. They are labeled an Aldi Find, so only released one time a year & not even certain if will be released again. Darn it, they were so good!
          I thought I emailed the Aldi company directly. Now I am not so sure.

          • Are you talking about the official Aldi Facebook page? I’m not sure what the Aldi site is you referred to. These pizzas are heavy on toppings and cheese, but everyone in my house loves them, so I agree with you and would love to see them sold regularly.

          • The article about people complaining was on
            I was amazed. I love this pizza as well. No such thing as too much cheese for me.

  2. Also believe there was a comment about not liking the thin crust. Well heavens bells, then buy another variety. Personally, I love a thin crust pizza and love the extra toppings and cheese on the Mama Cozzi’s Frozen TAVERN STYLE PIZZAS.

  3. My favorite frozen pizza – always buy 3 or 4 when they show up.

  4. These are back the week of May 1st, 2024, while they last. Time to stock up!

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