How many of you guys love pizza? We’ll bet our bottom dollar dollar most of you do. Have you ever sat and wondered, perhaps when you were feeling particularly ravenous, where you could find the very best slice of ‘za? Well, our team of editors have done the research and we give you, the Top 25 Best Pizza Restaurants in America. Chances are, there’s one within driving distance of you. We’ve focused not on pizza that’s not just critically acclaimed, but beloved by customers. It’s highly recommended that you try one–immediately!
25. Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
157 Wooster St, New Haven, CT 06511
Don’t get the wrong idea. This is still incredible pizza, and the friendly service and atmosphere will add to the experience. If you choose to dine here, try the Root Beer Pie, Cannoli Pie, or Clam Pizza. The latter is the most popular. It has a garlicky taste to go along with a thin, chewy, and delicious crust.
24. Terr Mia Pizzeria
24731 Alicia Pkwy, Laguna Hills, CA 92653
This is authentic New York-style pizza in California, which isn’t easy to find. The dough here is hand-stretched and the finished product is salty and flavorful without being greasy. The crust is thin and crunchy. If you like garlic knots, they’re big and fluffy. If you’re not in the mood for pizza, try one of the huge sandwiches.
23. Salud Beer Shop
3306 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205
The name can be deceiving. It’s somewhat humorous that many people come here for the beer without even knowing the pizza is some of the best in the country. If you happen to be in the Noda District of Charlotte and want to give it a shot, try the Thai Chicken Pizza. The sauce and cheese are both impressive. Another plus to eating here is the old school Hip Hop music and friendly atmosphere. As far as the beer goes, they sell local and international bottles as well as homemade beer via tap. If you don’t want beer, try the Bourbon Pecan Latte.
668 NW 5th St, Miami, FL 33128
This is more of an Italian restaurant than a pizza shop. It’s a fashionable yet relaxing atmosphere, but you might need reservations. Don’t worry, it’s not pretentious at all. The service is exceptional and the people are friendly. If you opt for the Italian food, you will appreciate the huge portions. If you opt for pizza, consider the Margherita Pizza or Truffle Pizza.
1461 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083
This is thin crust New York-style pizza. The pizza and service are both amazing, and most people rave about the crust. All ingredients are fresh, and the owner says he is serious about making pizza. That’s the kind of passion you want to see. If you can get here, try the Hawaiian Pizza or Maniac Pizza.
1955 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613
This is deep-dish, thin crust pizza with excellent crust and sauce. In addition to dynamite pizza, the salads are fresh and the wings are much better than you will find at the average pizza shop. Another added benefit is the outdoor seating and overall comfortable and relaxing ambiance.
19. Angelo’s Brick Oven Pizzeria
36370 Hidden Springs Rd, Wildomar, CA 92595
The brick-oven pizza here is some of the best you will find. The pasta, salad, paninis, and calzones are also likely to impress. Everything is made with fresh ingredients, which is always going to lead to a better experience. All that said, what really stands out most about Angelo’s is their genuine desire to go out of their way to make you happy. If you don’t like something, they’ll cook it again. Anything you need, they will do their best to make it happen.
18. Bob’s Pizza
1659 W 21st St, Chicago, IL 60608
It’s not easy to find New York-style pizza in Chicago, but if that’s what you’re seeking, this will by far be your best option. Bob’s offers excellent value, exceptional salads, an outdoor patio surrounded by fresh basil, amazing wings, Garlic Parmesan Fries, and what some people have called the best pizza they have ever had in their life.
17. La Gastronomia
760 S Auburn St UNIT G, Grass Valley, CA 95945
La Gastronomia offers super taste at a cheap price. This is also one of the most unique restaurants on this list. Part of the reason for that is they sell high quality meats and cheeses from Italy. The décor is all classic Italy, and it’s done well. And while the pizza will almost certainly hit the spot, the panini will probably be the best you have ever had. Also try the Tiramisu and the Meatball Sandwich, both of which are often raved about.
16. Pizza Jawn
4330 Main St, Philadelphia, PA 19127
This is one of the pricier locations on this list, but it’s well worth it. For instance, it’s tied for the second-highest rated pizza joint on this list based on customer reviews. All ingredients are high-end. If you can get here, go with the White Pizza or Grandma Style Pizza. If you’re a vegan, the Vegan Pepperoni is going to blow your mind and likely be the best vegan pizza you have ever eaten.
15. Monzu Italian Oven + Bar
6020 W Flamingo Rd #10, Las Vegas, NV 89103
This is the fanciest restaurant on this list. It’s on Las Vegas Blvd, but it’s not on The Strip. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about massive crowds and long lines. This is a romantic setting so it’s recommended if you’re dining with a date or significant other. It’s easily the best Italian food in Las Vegas, and the same can be said for the pizza. You might also enjoy the Stuffed Chicken Wings and Arugula Salad. Even the bread here will impress you.
14. Joe Benny’s
313 S High St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Joe Benny’s is located in Downtown Baltimore and is known for its Focaccia Pizza and Italian small plates. The Meatballs here are a specialty. Also try the Cream Puffs. The staff here is amazing and will truly treat you like family.
13. Saverio’s Authentic Pizza Napoletana
929 N Broadway, North Massapequa, NY 11758
This is easily the best pizza on Long Island. It’s authentic with unique flavor. Everything is fresh, the thin crust is slightly crispy on the inside and moist on the inside, and many customers say it’s the best pizza they have ever had. If you want a special treat, try the La Vodka Pizza With Meatballs.
12. L’Industrie Pizzeria
254 S 2nd St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
The theme here is classic old-world pies and slices. You will find inventive flavor combinations, fresh mozzarella cheese and basil, a crunchy and delicious crust, and superb dough. The most popular items are the Margherita Pizza, New Yorker Pizza, and Burrata Pizza.
11. Curry Pizza
2927 State Highway 172 D, S 5600 W, West Valley City, UT 84120
As the name indicates, the pizza here comes with an Indian flair. The pizza is topped with curry and other Indian staples. Everything here is always hot and fresh. The Lean Green Curry Pizza is very popular. Curry Pizza was intriguing enough for Guy Fieri to visit.
17 Lee St S, Asheville, NC 28803
This is New York-style pizza in the North Carolina mountains. The crust is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and the sauce is always fresh. Other quality options include the Smoked Chicken Wings, Calzones, Supreme Pizza, and Vodka Pizza. If you like beer, it’s self-serve via tap.
9. Antico Pizza
1093 Hemphill Ave. NW Atlanta, GA 30318
This could be the most decorated pizza on the planet! But when you take pizza as seriously as owner Giovanni Di Palma does, you’re bound to win a few awards. Di Palma didn’t sacrifice one detail of his family’s age-old Pizza Napoletana recipe when he brought it to Atlanta: Fior di Latta and Mozzarella di Bufala cheeses are flown in fresh from Naples each week; San Marzano and Pomodorini tomatoes are hand-picked in Campania; three 10,000 lb. ovens were custom built from ancient Santa Maria brick and volcanic rock from Mt. Vesuvius…and get so hot that a pizza cooks to perfection in only about 60 seconds.
711 W State St, Hurricane, UT 84737
This is takeout only, which the name somewhat indicates. These are wood-fired pizzas that you buy in the parking lot. This is a family business and everyone is super friendly. You will find a homemade taste and appreciate very affordable pricing. Try the Italian Cowboy or Margherita Pizza.
7. 786 Degrees
8879 Laurel Canyon Blvd unit # A, Sun Valley, CA 91352
This is Neapolitan-style pizza infused with international flavors. It is also arguably the best wood-fired pizza in existence. The pizza is cooked fast with quality ingredients. Since this is an adventurous pizza experience, make the most out of it and try the Sultan Pizza, Shrimp Tuscany Pizza, or Istanbul Chicken Pizza.
59 Williams St, Chelsea, MA 02150
Despite being nationally recognized and on this list, this remains a hidden gem locally. Not everyone reads about the best pizza in America. This is gourmet wood-fired pizza that you can dine on in a rustic patio setting. The staff here is also incredibly friendly.
6135 Lakeside Dr #101, Reno, NV 89509
This is authentic Sicilian and New York-style pizza. It’s also the best pizza you will find in Reno. Try the Ricotta Sicilian Pizza. Also be sure to add a Calzone and/or Cannoli if you have room. Or get one or both to go.
1000 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109
This restaurant as well as the following three are all tied for the highest customer ratings for pizza shops in the United States. That’s really all you need to know. However, if you want more information, this is Roman-style pizza with sourdough crust and artisan topping. The restaurant itself is quaint and there is outdoor seating. The beer selection is vast.
2404 Austin St, Houston, TX 77004
The Gypsy Poet is known for having the perfect pizza sauce. This is wood-fired artisan pizza that you can eat in a laidback atmosphere, including picnic benches in the back. All ingredients are fresh. Try the Pepperoni Madness or Fancy Backpack Pizza.
2438 McNair Ave Rear, St. Louis, MO 63104
This is Neapolitan-style brick oven pizza. Melo’s is famous for its White Pizza. However, all pizzas are usually seen as perfectly cooked. They use fresh ingredients and the crust is amazing. Basil and olive oil are the secrets to the taste here. Outdoor seating is available.
413 S High St, Baltimore, MD 21202
If we had to wager on which pizza you would like best on this list, this would be our bet. Take the plunge and see for yourself. In addition to pizza, Angeli’s has incredible Sangria, flavorful wings, good music, and superb décor with plants along the wall being a nice touch.
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Now you have all the pizza information you need. Don’t just sit there, go experience it. It will be interesting to see if the pizza restaurant you choose lives up to the hype. Most people think that won’t be the case, but with the pizza restaurants listed above, the experience almost always does live up to the hype.