Deep-dish, hand-tossed, wood-fired, thin-crust, buried in cheese, laden with meat or loaded with veggies? Red sauce? White pizza? (Let's not even discuss pretzel or stuffed crusts ...)
The United States is a pizza wonderland, and travel site TripAdvisor has combed its user reviews for the country's best pizzerias.
The list is based on the quantity and quality of restaurant reviews, with more weight placed on user feedback offered within the past year. The top restaurants had a minimum of 500 reviews, with at least 10% of them mentioning "best pizza."
And so, without further ado, TripAdvisor's top 10 pizza restaurants:
- Juliana's Pizza, Brooklyn, New York
- Pizza Time of St Augustine, St. Augustine, Florida
- Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria, Anchorage, Alaska
- Keste, New York
- Tony's Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco
- Regina Pizzeria, Boston
- Antico Pizza Napoletana, Atlanta
- Bill's Pizza, Palm Springs, California
- Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, New Haven
- John's of Bleecker Street, New York
Simmer down, Chicagoans. Although none of TripAdvisor's top 10 pizza restaurants is in your fair city, the review site identified the top 10 cities for pizza, and Chicago takes the No. 1 spot on that list. The site also suggested must-try pizzerias for each city on the list.
Cities were selected based on the quality and quantity of reviews as well as the ratio of pizza restaurants and reviews compared with all of the city's restaurants.
The top 10 U.S. pizza cities, according to TripAdvisor:
1. Chicago - Must-try pizzerias: Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder Co., Lou Malnati's Pizzeria - River North, Giordano's
2. New York - Must-try pizzerias: Juliana's Pizza, Keste, John's of Bleecker Street
3. New Haven - Must-try pizzerias: Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, Modern Apizza, Bru Rm at BAR
4. Orlando - Must-try pizzerias: Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Via Napoli, Red Oven Pizza Bakery
5. San Francisco - Must-try pizzerias: Tony's Pizza Napoletana, Il Casaro Pizzeria and Mozzarella Bar, Za Pizza
6. Washington - Must-try pizzerias: We the Pizza, Matchbox Pizza, Pizzeria Paradiso
7. Las Vegas -Must-try pizzerias: Project Pie, Pizza Rock, Secret Pizza
8. San Diego - Must-try pizzerias: Basic, Buona Forchetta, Pizza Port Ocean Beach
9. Phoenix - Must-try pizzerias: Pizzeria Bianco, Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana, The Parlor Pizzeria
10. Miami Beach, Florida - Must-try pizzerias: Visa-O1 Extraordinary Pizza, Giotto Maestro della Pizza, Blocks Pizza Deli