Pizza may be the most beloved comfort food for most Americans. After all, it’s a $3 billion industry. Between the crusts and the toppings, the delicious possibilities are practically endless. It’s probably fair to say that Italian influence on American palates has been life-changing.
But when it comes to electing the city with the absolute best pizza in America, people get serious. Chances are you’d be better off discussing religion or politics than pizza. Nevertheless, we’ve compiled a list of the top eight cities with the most mouthwatering, noteworthy pizza joints, and here they are.
1. New Haven, Connecticut
It’s “apizza,” not pizza in New Haven. Rooted deeply in its pure Italian ancestry, the New Haven-style is the direct offspring of the Neapolitan-style pie, and if you haven’t tasted it first hand, you’re missing out. The oval-shaped, thin-crusted delicacies are charred to perfection. And for connoisseurs looking to get their fill, that can all be done at Wooster Square. As for the legendary stops that must be made — Sally’s Apizza, Modern Apizza, and Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana (Pepe’s). All three shops have been firing pies since the ’20s and ’30s.