Here in the United States, pizza is something that many people have strong opinions about. Everybody has a favorite style — from traditional thin crust, New York style, to deep dish Chicago style. If you're a true pizza fan, and want to know where to get the very best, here are a few pizza places that stand out among the crowd.
DiFara’s, Brooklyn, New York
It is a bit of a long train ride out to DiFara’s from center city, but generations of pizza lovers will tell you it’s well worth it. Fabulously toothsome, thin crust pies are topped with a tangy sauce, rounds of fresh mozzarella, and enhanced with herbs from the store’s window garden.
Frank Pepe, New Haven, Connecticut
The classic “tomato pie” of New Haven is an area delicacy that you won’t find anywhere else in the nation. The delicious crust is the foundation for a mild, chunky tomato sauce that just needs a little grated Romano to really impress.
Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles, California
Famed chef Mario Batali is the man behind the menu at this upscale L.A. pizzeria, and, as you would expect, the pies are stellar. The crust is fluffy and balloons up to support outrageous toppings like squash blossoms and fresh burrata.
Al Forno, Providence, Rhode Island
Al Forno first opened its doors in 1980, and specializes in pies that barely stray from flatbread territory but still satisfy. Pizzas here are cooked on a grill and topped with fresh ingredients sourced from local providers.
Pizzeria Blanco, Phoenix, Arizona
You probably wouldn’t expect to find some of the best pies in the United States in Arizona, but the world is full of wonderful surprises. Chef Chris Bianco makes all his crusts with top-notch organic flour, and then fires them in a gorgeous wood-fired oven. Pizza are topped with awesome ingredients that provide outstanding flavor combinations.