Here in the U.S., we have a true passion for pizza. Though pies may have originated in Italy, Americans have truly made it their own over time. Below are a few noteworthy pizza joints throughout the country that are definitely worth checking out:
Though crowned as second best by Alan Richman, Lucali’s is in the center of the country’s pizza haven: New York City. Lucali’s serves up a classic, crisp, crust, hearty pizza, and outstanding calzones for reasonable prices.
Taken from traditional New York slices, Tomato Pie adds a dash of California trendiness and health-consciousness to their simple yet tasty pies. The small pizzeria serves standard varieties as well as gourmet delights like Prosciutto Happiness.
A pizza mecca in its own right, Chicago houses a slew of popular pizza places. But if you must try just one, Burt’s Place stands out among the rest with its fabulous deep dish pizzas with a variety of chewy, yummy crusts. Be sure to make reservations in advance if you want to visit this landmark eatery — it's always busy.
Tucked away in a hard-to-find location, Tacconelli’s creates a savory slice that draws fans throughout the city of Brotherly Love. The owner and chef is a true-blue Italian immigrant who has not altered the classic recipe that has made this place a pizza must-have since opening back in 1918.
Pizzeria Delfina in San Francisco, California
Today, San Francisco is seeking a "best pizza city" crown with restaurants like Pizzeria Delfina. Both New York and Neopolitan influences fuse here, with creative toppings like salted cod. Stop here for an unforgettable slice.