Always feel supported with pizza. It was there when you were eight years old, with your closest pals and that creepy clown. It served you well during the wee hours of the morning when you were cramming for finals. A nice slice of delicious pizza and a glass of wine were waiting for you when you got home from a hard day at the office.
As one of America’s most popular foods, pizza can be found almost anywhere. Although it may seem like there’s a pizza place on every block, good pizza still manages to stand out. The top 101 pizza joints in the United States are listed below.
Settebello (Salt Lake City Utah)
In 2005, Settebello opened in Salt Lake City, claiming to be one of the first pizzerias in the United States to provide authentic Pizza Napoletana in the style it has been prepared for generations in Napoli, Italy. We recommend the Margherita, the Settebello (with crushed tomatoes, house made sausage, pancetta, mushrooms, pine nuts, basil, and olio), and the Diavolo (with crushed tomatoes, calabrese, mozzarella, roasted red bell pepper, garlic, basil, and olio).
Wilson Pizza and Grill (Kansas City, Kansas)
Wilson Pizza and Grill is a true American treasure located in Kansas City, Kansas. While the traditional eatery is frequently crowded, the reviews agree that the gourmet pizzas are well worth the wait. The 18th Street Special is loaded with meat and features pepperoni, sausage, beef, ham, mushrooms, onions, black olives, green peppers, and a unique blend of mozzarella made right in the restaurant.
Adriano’s Brick Oven (Glenwood, Iowa)
Glenwood, Iowa, is home to Adriano’s Brick Oven, a family-owned pizzeria producing dough and sauce. Choose your pizza toppings, from classics like pepperoni and mushrooms to exotic combinations like Canadian bacon, pineapple, and jalapenos.
DeLuca’s Pizzeria (Hot Springs, Arkansas)
Do you need a bite to eat after a day of exploring one of the United States’ earliest national parks? Hot Springs, Arkansas’s own DeLuca’s Pizzeria Napoletana, features brick oven pizzas so prominently that they have their page on the menu. Benny Briggs Pie, which features pepperoni and Italian sausage, and Patsy Searcy Pie, which features hot soppressata, Calabrian chilli oil, peppadews, and honey, are two well-known examples.
Moose’s Tooth Pub and Pizzeria (Anchorage, Alaska)
The pizza in Alaska is fantastic, and the northern lights vistas are also stunning. Visit Moose’s Tooth in Anchorage for some of the best pies and beers in the city. This eatery, named for a peak in the Alaska Range, serves various pizzas. One customer favourite is the Spicy Thai Chicken pizza, which features roasted chicken, red onions, local bean sprouts, carrot threads, cilantro, mozzarella, provolone, and Thai peanut sauce.
Pizza Paradiso (Washington, DC)
D.C.’s Pizza Paradiso uses slow-rise, hand-worked dough and fresh ingredients like extra virgin olive oil and herbs to create its wood-fired pizzas. The Margherita, with its homemade tomato sauce, basil, buffalo mozzarella, and the Quattro Formaggi, with its Gorgonzola, pecorino, and grana padano, mozzarella, minced garlic, and parsley, are both must-tries.
Timber Pizza Company (Washington, DC)
Andrew Dana, co-owner of Timber Pizza Company, emailed The Daily Meal that while many businesses have had to lay off workers due to the coronavirus outbreak, they have been spared the ordeal. He serves a pie called the Bentley, which is highly sought after, and the menu at his D.C. eatery is short but sweet. Tomato sauce, a blend of provolone and mozzarella, cured chorizo, soppressata, Peruvian sweet peppers, and spicy honey top this pizza.
Cloverleaf Pizza (Eastpointe, Michigan)
In Eastpointe, Michigan, Cloverleaf Pizza is the real deal. Not everyone knows this, but here’s how it all began: Using his wife’s Sicilian family recipe for the thick-crust dough, founder Gus Guerra is credited with inventing the Detroit style of pizza. From there, “Motor City Square” was conceived, and nowadays, you may order it just like Guerra used to.
Jay’s Artisan Pizzeria (Buffalo, New York)
The pizzas at Jay Langfelder’s namesake artisan pizzeria are made with expert precision thanks to Jay’s more than 20 years of experience in the field. Pizza lovers in Buffalo, New York, can enjoy pies with unique topping combinations like shishito and corn with garlic, fresh mozzarella, Calabrian chilli cream, and grana padano; or caramelised fennel and onion with a cheese blend and Capricho de cabra goat cheese.
Monza Pizza Bar (Charleston, South Carolina)
In Charleston, South Carolina, wood-fired pizza is the specialty at Monza Pizza Bar, an informal Italian eatery. Fans love the Ronnie Peterson, which features arugula pesto, ricotta, oven-roasted chicken, artichoke hearts, mozzarella, and garlic, and Count Louis, which features tomato sauce, mozzarella, roasted mushrooms, and pepperoni.
Pizza Stone’d (Las Vegas, Nevada)
New York-style wood-fired pizza, stromboli, and pasta, along with other treats made from seven-decade-old family recipes and imported Italian ingredients, are the specialty of Pizza Stone, a food truck owned and operated by women. Because it moves around so much, you can keep up with Pizza Stone on Instagram to find out when and where it will be next. Then, be ready to stuff your face with tasty toppings like buffalo chicken, ricotta, meatball, pepperoni, sausage, peppers, and onions on a supreme pie.
Micucci Grocery (Portland, Maine)
In Portland, Maine, Micucci Grocery is a famous Italian market known for its authentic, pillowy Sicilian slab pizza. Each one features a blend of mozzarella and Wisconsin provolone cheeses with a dollop of homemade tomato sauce. Quickly grab the ingredients you’ll need for tomorrow night’s dinner on your way out the door.
Terita’s Pizza (Columbus, Ohio)
The Terita family runs a successful business out of their home in Columbus, Ohio. The pizzeria has been around for nearly 60 years, and its particular pepperoni, mushroom, sausage, green pepper, and onion pie is still a big draw for guests from all over the state.