Calling all foodies! For many people, travel and food go hand in hand. Food can often time bring out a city's unique culture and story. All across the United States, adventurers, travelers, and foodies alike tour the country in search of some of the best pizza places they can find.
From the most notable pizza restaurants in Chicago and New York to crafty pizza parlors in Arizona, you'd be surprised to find out what makes each shop tasty, special, and a customer favorite. If you're thinking of taking a cross-country road trip, making it a mission to try America's best top ten pizza places while you're out on the road sounds like a great plan!
10 Capo's Chicago Pizza & Fine Italian Dinners - San Francisco, CA
At Capo's Chicago Pizza & Fine Italian Dinners in San Francisco, you'll find classic deep dish Chicago style pizza uniquely flavored and dangerously tasty. With deep dish, cast iron pan, stuffed, and cracker thin style crusts to choose from, Capo's is an SF favorite to locals and visitors alike.
Homemade recipes from Tony Gemignani make Capo's signature dish - the Quattro Forni pizza - anti-pastas, and award-winning deli meats. Not only does Capo's serve great food, but they are also famously known for their bar. From Chicago Cocktails to prohibition-style memorabilia, Capo's is the place to go if you're in Frisco and looking for a good beer and an authentic pizza dish.
9 Double Zero Pizza - Atlanta, GA
Located in Emory Village, Double Zero in Atlanta is the perfect blend of Italian-American authenticity and modernity when it comes to both food and atmosphere. Recently named #1 for "Best Italian Restaurants In Atlanta in 2017," Double Zero's classic pizzas and handmade pasta and sauces were inspired by flavors from Southern Italy.
If you're ever in Atlanta and make the trip out to Double Zero, be sure to try their Diavola pizza. While they experiment and are known for their flavor-filled dishes, they also stay true to classic Italian pizza recipes. Don't skip out on this one or you might regret it.
8 8. La Pizza Al Forno - Glendale, AZ
Featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, La Piazza Al Forno is the pizza spot you DON'T want to drive past in Arizona. The name of the restaurant translates to "Piazza's Oven," and their mission has always been to be a welcoming and open destination for family and friends to come together and enjoy awesome food.
From handmade dough to tomatoes imported straight from Italy, La Piazza Al Forno stays true to the classic Italian artform of pizza making. This restaurant uses the Neapolitan recipe - Double "OO" flour, San Marzano Tomatoes, and House Made Mozzarella on every single pizza. Rated #1 as the best restaurant in Glendale, you won't regret stopping by La Piazza Al Forno for a bite.
7 7. Vito's Pizza - Los Angeles, CA
Though far from pizza hubs like Chicago and New York, Los Angeles is home to some great pizza places. One of the best being Vito's Pizza on La Cienega Blvd. Known for their New York style pizza and gluten-free options, this Los Angeles parlor makes pizza their own.
Los Angeles Magazine calls Vito's "arguably L.A.'s first worthy pizza." From Mediterranean salads to a wide selection of different pizza topping combos on thin, thick, or gluten-free crusts, Vito's is a West Hollywood favorite. If you're ever in the area, don't forget to try some of their signature pasta like Sunny's Tortellini Alfredo or their Veggie Lasagna - you can't go wrong!
6 6. Rubirosa - New York City, NY
Located on Mulberry Street in the heart of New York City, Rubirosa Ristorante is a family-run, Italian-American neighborhood pizzeria. Inspired by his own family recipes, Aj Pappalardo opened this restaurant wanting to bring great food to his city.
With pizzas and drinks that are famous up and down the block, Rubirosa Ristorante stands among the crowd. One of the best things about Rubirosa is that the restaurant is a welcoming atmosphere open to both old and new in the neighborhood, making their food centered around community. Rubirosa also hosts group dining, so grab your friends and family and give this delicious restaurant a try!
5 5. Pizzeria Beddia - Philadelphia, PA
Pizzeria Beddia - "The Church of Pizza" - is a classic Philadelphia favorite. What customers love most about this restaurant is that it's a pick and choose your own topping kind of place! Many people have given rave reviews about the news surrounding the shop when it first opened and a lot of customers have said in response that it was, indeed, worth all the hype.
From their fresh handmade dough and classic wines to accompany your pie, Pizzeria Beddia is the place to go for quality,quick-stop pizza. If you're ever in Philly, you can't miss it. As they say, "Look for the green sign!"
4 4. Pizza Domenica - New Orleans, LA
This rustic restaurant serves its customers the best in wood-fired pizza, Italian antipasti, and local beer. While New Orleans may be famous for their seafood and gumbo, the pies at Pizza Domenica are one you'd regret skipping out on.
From freshly made stromboli to affogato desserts, Pizza Domenica is more than just a pizza spot. While their pizzas are a town hit, they also emphasize community connection by offering cooking classes and an open kitchen where you'll be able to watch chefs prepare your pizza right in front of you! The next time you're in New Orleans, maybe skip the crawfish and visit Pizza Domenica.
3 3. The Cabin Pizza - Bath, ME
First built in 1973, The Cabin in Bath has been serving the only authentic hand-tossed pizzas in Maine. The building is full of rich history, but today is most famously known for its delicious menu.
The Boston Globe has named The Cabin "one of the best in New England." With signature pizzas named "Loaded" that comes topped with salami, ham, sausage, and hamburger meat, you can be sure that you won't go hungry if you visit this place. From a wide range of veggie and gluten-free options, The Cabin is a must-visit!
2 2. Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - Chicago, IL
Lou Malnati's Pizzeria is not shy about calling themselves the home to the "best deep dish pizzas in Chicago," but it's because they don't have to be. While competing with many other great pizzerias in Illinois, many customers and pizza lovers call Lou Malnati's the best.
Lou Malnati's started out as a family business and is a special place to dine. With community and quality in mind, each of their pizzas is handmade from scratch. With ripe tomatoes from California and fresh mozzarella cheese, this shop makes pizza uniquely theirs. Voted as one of the most irresistible restaurants in Illinois, you can't possibly skip out on dining here on your next trip to the windy city.
1 1. Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana - Brooklyn, NY
We head to Brooklyn, New York to find the number one ranked pizza parlor in the country! Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana keeps the business within the family, using their grandfather's secret pizza recipes to keep customers coming back for more. Featured on the Food Network's Top Places to Eat list, Totonno's deserves your attention the next time you visit New York.
Totonno's has been making pizza and serving customers in NYC for over 93 years. Celebrities from Danny Devito to Cindy Lauper often visit the shop for a pizza. Award-winning and widely-loved, Totonno's dishes are a fan favorite. Be sure to try their signature Mushroom and Pepperoni Pie while you're there!