Zella’s is a gourmet neighborhood pizzeria, bar, and art gallery located in the heart of West Baltimore. Owners Cem and Julie opened Zella’s in 2007 with the hopes of creating a lively gathering space where great food, community, and culture could intersect.

In creating "Zella's" (derived from Julie's grandmother Manzella), the owners melded their two strengths. Cem learned the art of pizza making from his uncle in New Orleans, Louisiana, who emphasized the importance of quality products and fresh ingredients. Julie, meanwhile, focused on transforming the interior of the vacant, dilapidated space, formerly known in the early '90s as the Telltale Hearth, into a vibrant, fun, and welcoming eatery.

Zella’s staff are honored to serve and be part of the Sowebo/Hollins Market/Union Square neighborhoods, whose residents are known for their relentless efforts in community and City-wide improvement.
We invite you to visit and discover the charm of our residents, neighborhoods and institutional treasures, which include: the B&O Railroad Museum, the Edgar Allen Poe Museum, the Irish Shrine and Railroad Workers Museum and the H.L. Mencken House.

Fresh Dough

We prepare the fresh, unique, in house made dough for the pizza daily and we are proud of it.

Fast Delivery

Our delivery service is very reliable and speedy for your convienince and hunger.

Quality Ingredients

We prefer in the hygiene and the quality of the love we spread through food.


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Best pizza in Baltimore!

This gem is not very far from the Poe House & Museum. Every year Zellas honors Edgar Allan Poe by hosting a birthday party and creating a special beer just for the occasion. This year there was also an art contest/sale based on the author and his works. The food was fresh and abundant. I couldn't have picked a better time to go to Zellas!

by Lorraine C | Holly Ridge, North Carolina

A surprise across from Hollins St. Market

While visiting the Irish immigrant Museum a few blocks away we asked our docent for lunch suggestions. He emphatically recommended Zella's and we found out why! Zella's is a neighborhood pizzeria serving sandwiches, salads, and pizza with a full bar.

by casallese | Baltimore, Maryland