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18 Pizzas You Should Be Grabbing a Slice Of

In search of the best pizza in town? With all the styles out there (Chicago, thin-crust, Grandma and more) and toppings to choose from (olives, peppers, greens, the list goes on), it can be tough to pick a favorite! (Don’t even get us started on different sauces and cheeses.) But no matter what they look like or what you pile on top, digging into piping hot pizza is one tradition that never gets old. Here are 18 pies you should be grabbing a slice of ASAP.

18 of the Best Pizza Pies to Try

1. SALSICCIA – Coppa (Boston)

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To complement its house-made pastas and fantastic charcuterie selection, Coppa serves up a Salsiccia Pizza with tomato, pork sausage, ricotta, roasted onion and fennel pollen.

2. MARGHERITA – Twenty Manning Grill (Philadelphia)

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At Twenty Manning Grill in Philadelphia, bite into a freshly made Margherita pizza with plum tomatoes, mozzarella and Israeli basil.

3. FUNGHI – Garces Trading Co. (Philadelphia)

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Garces Trading Co. puts its own spin on pizza, delivering a deep-dish, iron skillet pie with two types of mushrooms — royal trumpets and maitakes — plus Taleggio cheese and black truffles.

4. BIANCA – Piccino (San Francisco)

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Choose from one of the many freshly made pizzas at Piccino — including a Bianca pie with Parmesan, Pecorino, mozzarella, shaved garlic and chili oil or an inventive Cavolini with brussels sprouts, anchovy, lemon, smoked mozzarella, garlic and chili.

5. WHOLE WHEAT PIZZA – ABC Kitchen (New York)

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True to its commitment to locally sourced ingredients, ABC Kitchen delivers a farm-to-table whole wheat pizza topped with fresh mushrooms, Parmesan, oregano and a farm egg.

6. GUANCIALE – Sotto (Los Angeles)

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Sotto’s Guanciale pie — stacked with house-cured pork cheek, ricotta, scallions and fennel pollen — oozes with its incredible, unexpected flavors.

7. MARGHERITA – Brigantessa (Philadelphia)

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If you can’t get enough of a simple classic, stop in at Brigantessa for its Margherita Pizza with house made mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes and basil.

8. PIZZA WITH ADD-ONS – Tamalpie Pizzeria (San Francisco)

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With names like Tenderfoot, Troop 80 and Hoo-Koo-E-Koo, there’s no doubt the pizzas at Tamalpie Pizzeria have some creative twists. Make them even better with delicious additions like an egg, anchovies, prosciutto di Parma and more.

9. JERSEY SHORE – Graffiato (Washington D.C.)

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Delivering Italian fare with a twist, Graffiato dishes out a Jersey Shore pizza topped with fried calamari, tomato, provolone and cherry pepper aioli.

10. CAULIFLOWER – Zinc Cafe & Bar Mateo (Los Angeles)

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Toasted to perfection in wood fire oven, Zinc Cafe & Bar Mateo bakes up a delicious cauliflower pizza, made with bèchamel, garlic confit, chili flakes, mozzarella, baked cauliflower, parmesan, lemon rind and bread crumbs.

11. MARGHERITA – Marino Ristorante (Los Angeles)

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A long-standing, family-run Italian eatery, Marino Ristorante is the perfect spot to order an authentic Margherita Pizza with mozzarella, fresh tomato and basil.

12. O.G. – Wildcraft (Los Angeles)

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At Wildcraft, guests can choose from an inventive list of Red, White or Meat pizzas — topped with fresh ingredients like squash blossoms, truffles and shaved pistachios — or opt for the O.G. with oven-cured tomato, fior di latte mozzarella, garlic and basil.

13. BIANCO VERDE – flour + water (San Francisco)

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Working directly with farms to craft its menu, flour + water delivers fresh pizzas from its classic wood-fired oven, including a Bianco Verde pie with wild fennel, mozzarella di bufala, garlic and Castelvetrano olive tapenade.


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The perfect complement to its craft cocktail selection, Trade delivers a Mediterranean-inspired Lamb Sausage Flatbread with eggplant, manchego, peppers and garlic yogurt.

15. PARMA – Osteria (Philadelphia)

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One of many authentic Neapolitan and Roman-style pizza offerings at Osteria, the Parma Pizza with mozzarella, fontina, arugula and prosciutto di Parma is a definite crowd-pleaser.

16. JULIAN – Gioia (San Francisco)

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Made with Calabrese sausage, broccoli rabe, ricotta, capers and Pecorino, Gioia’s Julian Pizza is a perfect companion to the fantastic Italian wine and local craft beer selection.

17. GOAT CHEESE & FIG PIZZETTE – Maloney & Porcelli (New York)

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Serving playful takes on familiar dishes, Maloney & Porcelli dishes out a Goat Cheese and Fig Pizzette with caramelized onions, balsamic glaze and baby arugula that’s perfect for sharing with friends.

 18. THE NEW YORKER – Jersey (San Francisco)

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From East Coast transplants Mitchell and Steven Rosenthal, Jersey delivers Garden State-inspired Italian dishes including The New Yorker, one of its most popular pizzas, topped with provolone, mozzarella, pork sausage, pepperoni, pancetta and hearty tomato sauce.

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