Pizza comes in all different shapes and sizes: round and square, simple and with toppings, thin and thick. Either way, everyone has a favorite kind of pizza. Even though it originated in Naples, Italy, Americans have claimed it as our own, and we learned to make it delicious. If you’re going on a road trip and want to find some good pizza, or you just have a special love for pizza in general, here’s the Best Pizza in America!
1. Lombardi’s, NYC:
Of course, we have to start in New York when it comes to pizza. This pizzeria was the first in America, and it has been loved by many for more than a century. Located in Little Italy, the chefs still make their pies in a coal oven, serving whole pies only, no slices. The pizzas can be topped with more than a dozen toppings, but it’s original slice consists of fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce topped with Romano cheese and fresh basil.
2. Joey’s, Miami:
Pizza and art are both a part of this amazing pizzeria. Located in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District, Joey’s is a casual Italian cafe where the chefs are all about perfectly thin crust and well-paired ingredients. The menu contains more than a dozen different pies, featuring the signature “Joey,” with tuna, spicy salami, capers, spinach, and gorgonzola cheese.
3. Sunshine Tavern, Portland:
Oregon’s growing reputation as a place for foodies is clear in its pizza, too. They serve very interesting pies such as The Hen Egg Pizza, containing dough, eggs, Parmesan, and wild oregano for seasoning. You can eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
4. Bar Toma, Chicago:
Chef Tony Mantuano lets his pizza dough rise for a total of 48 hours, which he says makes it lighter. Some toppings he likes to use are goat cheese and dates.
5. Santarpio’s, Boston:
Boston’s bakery-turned-pizzeria has been making some of New England’s tastiest pies for more than 75 years. It even earned nine Best of Boston awards from Boston Magazine! Everything in this pizzeria is homemade, including the pizza dough itself. This family-run pizzeria features 15 simple combinations and nine “favorite” combinations.