With a limitless number of varieties, pizza is the shape-shifter of the culinary world and one of the best comfort foods. Thin or thick, classic or modern, there’s a plethora of pizza choices nowadays.
Since the competition is fierce, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect slice. So, we’ve scoured every corner of the nation to curate the top spots that celebrate the flavor and the sheer joy of pizza in every bite.
#1 Al Forno Restaurant
577 S Water St, Providence, RI 02903
This upscale ristorante features innovative cooking which has produced a trail of dishes famed all over the world. Their grilled pizza is a masterpiece with char and smokiness that enhances the flavors of the tomato and melted cheese.
Al Forno uses a custom-made wood-fired grill and the freshest ingredients to produce everything a pizza should be. The most popular dishes include Grilled Pizza Calamari, Grilled Pizza Margarita, and Grilled Pizza with Local Corn.
#2 Una Pizza Napoletana
175 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
Una Pizza Napoletana has once again been named the nation’s best pizzeria by 50 Top Pizza. Their Neapolitan-style pizzas are more on the simplistic clean side where they let the base ingredients shine.
The restaurant has a small menu, allowing the chef to focus on perfecting each one. Their weekly special pizza is a must-try. The most popular pizza dishes include Margherita, Bianca, and Filetti.
#3 Pizzeria Bianco
623 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phoenix’s famous wood-fired artisanal pizzeria, Pizzeria Bianco, is simple and straightforward. The menu includes classic and unique options. All of their pizzas have great crusts, lightly charred with a perfect amount of hold and crisp yet still soft on the inside.
This brick-clad restaurant has an inviting and casual atmosphere thanks to its easy-to-appreciate menu and chic industrial aesthetic. The most popular pizza dishes include Wiseguy, Rosa, and Margherita with Fennel Sausage.
#4 Apizza Scholls
4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR 97215
Apizza Scholls, home of the best pizza crust in Portland, is known for its no-nonsense perspective on the new Neapolitan-style pizza that uses electric ovens to provide consistent temperatures and even cooking. There are no frills on the menu, just solid classic pies and several creative combinations.
Crowds and lines during peak hours are quick evidence of why this pizzeria serves one of the best pizzas not just in the city but in the nation. The most popular dishes include Bacon Bianca, Apizza Amore, and New York White Pie.
#5 Pizzeria Mozza
641 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
This pizzeria is a titan in the food culture of Los Angeles that almost every other pizza spot can’t simply compare. Well, they are in a league of their own: its California-style pizza is blatantly chewy and doughy, sometimes charred, and topped with fresh ingredients.
As it has stood the test of time, Pizzeria Mozza is a classic that is beloved by both visitors and locals alike. The most popular pizza dishes include Fennel Sausage, Burrata, and Margherita.
48 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003
Its commitment to the traditional Neapolitan pizza-making method is what makes Ribalta one of the best pizza spots in the United States. The crust is perfectly cooked, the sauce is flavorful, and the toppings are fresh.
Aside from vegan cheese and gluten-free options, you can make your own pizza from their 38 topping choices. The most popular dishes include Pizza Cetara, Pizza in Pala Ciliegino, and Ribalta.
#7 Pizzeria Sei
8781 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Pizzeria Sei is a newly opened pizzeria that offers Neapolitan-style pizza that’s absolutely delicious. The crust is heaven, the flavors are perfect, and the center is thin but it doesn’t get soggy. The sauce is also spectacular and fresh.
This must-stop pizzeria in Los Angeles won the One to Watch 2023 – Fedegroud Award. The most popular pizza dishes include Funghi Pizza, Margherita Pizza, and Diavola Pizza.
#8 Ken’s Artisan Pizza
304 SE 28th Ave, Portland, OR 97214
Italian-inspired, wood-fired oven pizzas from Ken’s Artisan Pizza boast American accents. The crust is the perfect blend of the traditional Neapolitan yeasted dough and Pacific Northwest sourdough, evenly topped with their hand-stretched mozzarella.
This pizza spot has received both local and national acclaim and has received a Green Oven award. The most popular pizza dishes include New Yorker, Brooklyn, and Fennel Sausage & Onions.
#9 Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
1570 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Home of 13-time World Pizza Champion, Tony Germignani, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana uses imported ingredients from Napoli. The restaurant has several types of pizza, including Classic Italian and American, Pizza Romana, Sicilian, New York, California, Detroit, Coal-fired, St. Louise, Neapolitan, and Gluten-free.
Tony’s also features seven different types of pizza ovens. The most popular dishes include Cal Italia and Pizza Margherita.
#10 Pizza by Alex
93 Alfred Rd, Biddeford, ME 04005
Pizza by Alex has become one of the largest and finest pizza houses in New England. It serves one size of Greek-style pizza, a personal 10 inch and each bite tastes like heaven.
They put the ideal amount of non-stringy, gooey cheese, homemade tomato sauce, and fresh toppings to create the perfect pie. The most popular pizza dishes include Yaya’s Greek, Alex’s Special, and Pepperoni.
#11 Jay’s Artisan Pizzeria
2872 Delaware Ave, Kenmore, NY 14217
Jay’s Artisan Pizzeria not only offers modern and traditional Neapolitan pizza but also one of the best Detroit-influenced square pizzas in New York. It lives up to the hype with its delicious blend of soft and crunchy/crispy crust, tasty sauce, and fresh toppings.
Their service is top-notch, the restaurant’s ambiance is minimalistic and chic, and each pizza is a chef’s kiss. The most popular pizza dishes include Red Top, ‘Nduja, and The Mac.
#12 Fabrica Pizza
142 S Meridian Ave, Tampa, FL 33602
Fabrica Pizza brings the energy and taste of an authentic Neapolitan pizzeria. The pizzas are amazing, their hand-stretched dough takes a full day to prepare, and the crust doesn’t taste enriched. If you can’t choose between Fabrica’s Favorites, you can just build your own 12” pizza.
On top of that, they also have frozen pizzas. Be sure to get there early, as the pizzas have been known to sell out quickly. The most popular pizza dishes include Chorizo, Funghi, and Carni.
#13 Razza Pizza Artigianale
275/277 Grove St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
Serving traditional and inspired artisanal pie, Razza Pizza Artigianale continues to challenge and elevate the overall quality of pizza in America. Each pizza is phenomenal and you can really tell that the ingredients used are fresh and of the highest quality because of the layers, flavor profile, and textures.
Their menu changes daily based on seasonality and availability. The most popular pizza dishes include Santo, Burrata, and Calabrese.
#14 L & B Spumoni Gardens
2725 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11223
L & B Spumoni Gardens hands-down serves the best Sicilian pie in the city of New York. The square pizzas of this iconic restaurant are fluffy and have extra crispy edges, an airy interior, and a delectable corner crust. Every bite is comforting and timeless.
The portions are generous, the ambiance is imbued with familiarity and nostalgia, and the service is great. Their world-famous square pie is a must-try.
#15 Flour House
690 Higuera St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Flour House specializes in authentic pizzas and brings the obsession and modern aesthetic of Italy to the Central Coast. Their Meter Monday is a one-of-a-kind, popular tradition in Italy, perfect for sharing with friends and family.
The menu has a variety of classic pizzas and F.H. Originals. The most popular pizza dishes include Burrata Antipasto, Queen Margherita, and the ½ Meter Pizza with a choice of 3 tastings.