Pizza is a staple of American appetites and it’s welcome in almost any setting and loved by all ages. Since there seems to be a pizzeria on every corner of every town and US city it’s difficult to pick the best of the best, but “The Daily Meal” does it every year. For the fourth straight year, the big winner is Frank Pepe's Pizzeria Napoletana in New Haven, Connecticut. In fact, the Nutmeg state, as small as it is, snagged six spots on the list – though New Yorkers will surely cheer about the fact that they scored 21 of the coveted slots.Here are some of the standouts (and a little about what makes them special:
- # 98 DeLuca’s Pizzeria (Hot Springs, AK)– a whole menu page devoted to its brick oven pizzas
- # 90 Micucci Grocery (Portland, ME)- a grocery store famous for thick and fluffy Sicilian slab pizza
- # 79 Pizza Bruno (Orlando, FL)– critic’s choiceandreader’s choice winner and runner-up of theOrlando Sentinel Foodie Awardswith Neopolitan-style pizzas
- # 67 Al Forno (Providence, RI)– grilled pizza with toppings such as corn, pomodoro, prosciutto and spicy aioli
- # 57 Loui’s Pizza (Hazel Park, MI)– deep-dish Detroit-style pizza famous for the crust
- # 46 Vito & Nick’s (Chicago, IL)– 100 years strong, cash-only making impossibly thin, crispy pizza with sausage, red sauce and melty cheese
- # 38 L&B Spumoni Gardens (Brooklyn, NY)– started as a food wagon in 1918, famous for thick Sicilian squares
- # 23 Cibo (Phoenix, AZ)– famous for their Margherita pizza
- # 18 Patsy’s (New York, NY)– dates back to 1933 making New York thin-crust pizza
- # 5 Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria (Nashville, TN)– artisan pizza with menu items inspired by hip-hop and R&B
- # 1 Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana (New Haven, CT)– known by pizza buffs all over the US, famous for its signature coal-fired White Clam Pizza. Locations in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New York.
See the complete listHERE.
Source:The Daily Meal