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125 Pizzas Worth the Calories

As the pizza renaissance rolls on, great pizza is no longer as scarce as it was just five years ago when this blog started. It is a little disturbing to see chains moving into the Neapolitan pizza space, but so far the ones we’ve tried have been in the good to very good range despite the mass production aspects.

Mashed potato pie at Basic Urban Kitchen, San Diego

While Neapolitan style is still gathering the most buzz, the top 30 in our list is dominated by old-school pies that have been around for decades.

The notable newcomer in our Top Ten is Basic Urban Kitchen in San Diego, where you can get a New Haven style apizza that is as good or better than the originals in Connecticut.

Some other top-ranked pies are old-school style, but from newer pizzerias: Picco, Via 313, and North of Brooklyn.

The brilliant hybrid pie at Picco in Boston MA
Detroit style at Via 313, Austin TX

Although these pies are ranked, you can expect a world-class pizza experience in almost any of the pies from number one through the mid-thirties on this list.

A NY Slice at North of Brooklyn in Toronto, Canada
Chicago Deep Dish at Louisa’s, Crestwood IL

But as always, any pizza here is easily worth the calories, and the top two-thirds also quality as destination pizza: worth the calories and the trip to get there.

American pie at Pizza Brain in Philadelphia
New Haven style at Frank Pepe’s

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