pageview_candidate 101 Best Pizzas in America 2013 (Slideshow)

#63 Rizzo's Fine Pizza, Queens, N.Y. (Pepperoni)

The menu at Rizzo’s Fine Pizza has undergone quite an extensive evolution considering that when brothers Joseph and Salvatore Rizzo and their brother-in-law Hugo Lupi opened the small pizza shop in Astoria, Queens, in 1959, they made only one type of pie, their square rendition, and offered no toppings. While there are now three locations (two in Manhattan) and they’ve considerably expanded the options (there are now more than 30 pie options), their commitment to the thin, crisp, sauced slices that made them famous has not flagged (their Twitter hashtag is #thinisin). For all the different pies offered, consider the classic pepperoni, which has served Rizzo’s and all its fans a long way for a long time.