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Let's Dish: What's the Best Pizza You've Ever Had?

Let's Dish: What's the Best Pizza You've Ever Had?

Thanks to an article that names the top 25 pizzerias in the United States, the food world has been obsessed with pizza this week. Alan Richman of GQ even believes that pizza is more American than it is Italian. He says,"pizza isn’t as fundamental to Italy as it is to America. Over there, it plays a secondary role to pasta, risotto, and polenta. To be candid, I think they could do without it. Not us. Over here, it’s one of the few foreign foods we’ve embraced wholeheartedly, made entirely our own." I have to agree with him — I think there's some amazing pizza in the US. My favorite kind is the creative, thin-crusted variation they serve at a pizzeria in my hometown. Combine that with a welcoming, European atmosphere and the fact that I normally share the pizza with my closest loved ones, and you've got the best pizza I've ever had.

How about you? What was the best pizza you've ever had and why is it so memorably delicious?


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danakscully64 danakscully64 8 years
Round Table Pizza... Pineapple *drools* Runners up include CPK Japanese Eggplant and Dakota Grill Goat Cheese pizza.
mommapoppins mommapoppins 8 years
I won't wait in line for pizza at Sally's or Pepe's or Modern in New Haven, CT. We love the pizza at BAR on Crown Street - same yummy thin crust, no standing in line!!!! Here in Portland, we love Apizza Scholls on Hawthorne. Very close to New Haven "apizza"! YUM!!!!
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 8 years
STL has my fave kind of pizza - delicious thin crusts! Fortel's and Imo's have great pizzas, especially veggie or cheese.
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
cahill cahill 8 years
naples, italy in the pie shop where pizza was invented. incredible basic margarita.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Strangely, the best pizza I've ever had was at a tiny pizzeria in San Miguel, El Salvador. It was owned by an Italian couple that immigrated there and opened this tiny little restaurant. The pizza had a nice thin crust, fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced vine ripened tomatoes and fresh basil. It was better than any pizza I've ever had here.
anibanani21 anibanani21 8 years
I have to agree with Savvy Sugar-Mac n Manco's is the best-can't go to the shore without stopping there!
mrsld mrsld 8 years
Savvy- LOL!Mac and Mancos is even better because you are sitting right next to the ocean! Everything tastes better mixed with the sea air. Delorenzos tomato pie in Trenton! or my husbands pizzas made on the grill. :drool: I am now very hungry!
kelliegonzo kelliegonzo 8 years
haha honestly, the Veggie Delight from Papa Murphy's hahaha! white garlic sauce, cheese, spinach, tomatoes, and mushrooms DELICIOUS!!!
miznic miznic 8 years
I've been spoiled by the pizzas I've eaten in Italy... whenever I go to a place here that claims they have "real Italian-style pizza", I always look for the egg in the middle of the pizza. lol (I know, not all of them have that... but I've yet to see one here in the US that does have that...)
morninghurts morninghurts 8 years
Pepe's in New Haven, CT. I live in NYC and have family around Hartford, CT and stop at Pepe's every chance I get :)
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
mellow mushroom is gross! My pick is a local one, Satchels in Gainesville. I get the Garlic, mushroom, spinach.
cokerad cokerad 8 years
Mellow Mushroom! It's a "chain" in that there are several locations in the Southeast U.S. The Kosmic Karma pizza comes to me in dreams and makes me go eat it the next day.
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 8 years
i love the goats cheese and pine nut pizza at pizza express! and what's more there are 241 vouchers online at: to eat out and beat the credit crunch!
Triste3030 Triste3030 8 years
Shakey's Pizza! regular or thin crust it doesn't matter. Get some mojo potatoes and a pint of beer and you're set =) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
AMP AMP 8 years
Can't beat pizza in Italy. Its just different. Love the prociutto pizza. And oddly enough, found a place in Milwaukee, WI on Marquette's campus that is amazing - Angelos. Especially their bambino. Mmmmmmmmm.
misogi misogi 8 years
The Big Tomato in Miami, FL - the best crust I've ever had in my life, it's light and crisp. Their Pesto Passion pizza is covered in chicken, basil pesto, and creamy white cheeses...every time I talk about it I get a urge to go buy some!
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
Gino's Pizzeria in Ithaca, New York! Really, any classic NY style pizza is the way to go and Gino's was/is some of the best.
arrowstraite arrowstraite 8 years
My uncle and I (we were just a couple years apart) would eat at a place called 'Gutbusters' in Peoria. I haven't had anything comparable since!!
jadenirvana jadenirvana 8 years
It's worth a trip to Seattle just to experience a Pagliacci chicken primo. Any Sugarers who come out here, message me and I'll buy you a slice:)
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
Stella's on 9th ave in NYC
kelsea1102 kelsea1102 8 years
Fleur de Lis pizza in Baton Rouge, LA and Slice Pizzeria in New Orleans
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