America's Best Pizza Restaurants
Here are the crusts and pizza pies from coast to coast that leave us sighing, 'that's amore.'
Get a piece of the action at one of these saucy pizzerias.
Where to score the best slice can be a heated topic -- especially when a Chicago deep-dish devotee and a New York thin-slice supporter say their piece. But as our list of the top 10 pizza places shows, praiseworthy pies can be found all over the map. From Seattle to Philadelphia, mangiamo bene!
Wine and dine with Main Liners at Cooper's.
Cooper's Brick Oven Wine Bar (Philadelphia)
Fired in a brick oven at the back of the open kitchen, Cooper's pies come topped with crimini mushrooms, pulled barbecue pork and smoked Gouda. More than 25 wines by the glass along with tasty, well-priced salads and daily specials draw a crowd at this stylish gourmet wine bar, including demanding Main Liners unhappy about waiting. Forget the snippy swarm and tuck into a Roquefort wedge spiked with bacon, or a plate of andouille-stuffed scallops with tarragon pickle sauce, and you'll feel just fine. Read the full review.
Great Lake (Chicago)
Prime ingredients top the pizzas at this eatery in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood, where husband and wife Nick Lessins and Lydia Esparza offer a brief and seasonal selection of pizzas. Newsom's Country Bacon, homemade crème fraîche or fresh mozzarella, Genesis Growers butternut squash, and Wisconsin Sheep Dairy Cooperative's aged sheep's milk cheese are among the ingredients that may grace these pies. Be prepared: Great Lake is BYOB. Read the full review.
Rustic rounds with the right ingredients at Dolce Vita.
Dolce Vita Pizzeria & Enoteca (Houston)
Chef Marco Wiles showcases wine and handmade rustic pizzas at this shabby-chic destination. Order the innovative Taleggio cheese, arugula, pear and truffle oil-drizzled pizza with a fruity lush Chardonnay and you'll appreciate the concept. Share something from the sought-after array of 20-plus Italian wines by the glass and thin, smoky, rustically formed pizzas straight from the wood-burning oven. We recommend the salsiccia e friarelli pizza with homemade sausage, rapini and pecorino cheese. Prepare for a wait on weekends. Read the full review.
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