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The 17 Breakout Pizzas of 2017

This time last year, I said that “It is a wonderful dilemma that the ongoing pizza renaissance continues to yield more terrific pies than I have time or capacity to experience.”

Our visit to Best Pizza in Brooklyn

What follows here is a countdown of the best pies that I tried for the first time in 2017. Like 2016 and every year before, 2017 turned out as yet another banner year in discovering “pizza worth the calories.”

A sauce-rich slice from Tony’s Place, Philadelphia

We found great pizza in all sorts of styles: Neapolitan (still trending), old-school, Detroit, NY style, Old Forge, Roman al taglio, New Haven apizza, and even a Chicago deep dish.

Al Taglio slices at Alice Cucina Romana, Philadelphia PA

This is not a “Best 17 Pizzas in America” list – these are the best ones I discovered in 2017. And some are truly spectacular! Click on any pizzeria for the full review and more pictures.

Old Forge, PA – “Pizza Capital of the World”

Honorable Mentions. These four pies didn’t quite make the top 17, but were too good to leave out.

The Boiler Room, Chicago IL. On my first real visit to Chicago since beginning this blog in 2011, naturally my focus was on deep-dish pies – two of which made the top 17. A worthy runner-up was the classic New York slice at this hipster gathering place, where I enjoyed the terrific “PBJ” special, which includes a slice of pizza (otherwise about $4.50), a tall can of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, and a shot of Jameson whiskey — all for $8.50.

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Source:: Pizza Quixote