When it comes to agreeing on the best restaurants or cities serving up pizza in the U.S., there’s a never-ending battle between Chicago’s deep-dish, New York’s large hand-tossed thin pies, and several other cities delivering a variety of pizza. So to settle the score, Trip Advisor reviewers named the 2015 winners for the best pizza in the United States.
1. Chicago, Illinois
Must-try pizzerias: Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria – River North, Giordano’s.
What Trip Advisor reviewers have to say about: “Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder: A unique pizza experience in Chicago.” “This is a local favorite! It is in the basement of a brownstone so small and cozy with wood booths. They are famous for their pot pie pizza and garlic flat bread! I have been going here for over 20 years and never been disappointed!”
2. New York City, New York
Must-try pizzerias: Juliana’s Pizza, Keste, John’s Pizzeria – Times Square
What Trip Advisor reviewers have to say about John’s Pizzeria: “Best NY style pizza in the city.” “Love this old converted church building with the fantastic stained-glass ceiling. Be sure to go during the day for the best effect. Delicious N.Y. style pizza and authentic baked ziti. Also – great prices.”
3. New Haven, Connecticut
Must-try pizzerias: Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, Modern Apizza, Bru Rm At BAR
What Trip Advisor reviewers have to say about Modern Apizza: “Delicious Been going here since I was a young girl and have never been disappointed. Pizza is way better than Pepe’s. Real pizza!!!”
4. Orlando, Florida
Must-try pizzerias: Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Via Napoli, Red Oven Pizza Bakery
What Trip Advisor reviewers have to say about Red Oven Pizza Bakery: “Great Find at Universal CityWalk!!!” “The pizza arrived fresh, hot and smelled delicious. The crust was crispy around the edges and the flavors were wonderfully blended. There were two adults splitting this pizza, and we ended up taking several slices home in their take out boxes. We look forward to dining here again and trying some new items!”
5. San Francisco, California
Must-try pizzerias: Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, Il Casaro Pizzeria and Mozzarella Bar, Za Pizza
What Trip Advisor reviewers have to say about Il Casaro Pizzeria and Mozzarella Bar. “First: finding a good pizza (at a level you can have in Italy) is not easy in SF. Second: Even if you find one, does not necessarily means it will be consistent over time. Many started OK and dissolved in few months. Il Casaro is different, not a tourist trap despite being in Columbus, but a truly Italian standard pizza with interesting alternative options. And in the past 6 months kept the level. By far the best to me, easily tops Farina, Delfina etc.”
6. Washington, D.C.
Must-try pizzerias: We the Pizza, Matchbox Pizza, Pizzeria Paradiso
What Trip Advisor reviewers have to say about Matchbox pizza: “Good Pizza! We had been out in D.C. all morning and needed a restaurant too cool off and grab a bite to eat. The veggie pizza was good, the restaurant itself was a little warm with the pizza ovens, and the glass ceilings. The Ahi tuna appetizer was delicious.”
7. Las Vegas, Nevada
Must-try pizzerias: Project Pie, Pizza Rock, Secret Pizza
What Trip Advisor reviewers have to say about Project Pie: “Yum – Cheap Eats! Awesome pizza! Casual eatery that doesn’t offer much seating, but if you’re staying at MGM it’s great to take to-go and bring to your room.”
Do you have any favorite pizza spots? If so, drop me a line below.