101 Best Pizzas in America for 2013

Pizza is about as varied and beloved a genre, as opinionated a subject, and also as accessible a food as there is, which makes determining the country's best pizzas a truly challenging task.

101 Best Pizzas in America

#101 Ghigiarelli's, Old Forge, Pa. (Red)

#100 La Piazza, Merrick, N.Y. (Grandma Pie)

#99 Cloverleaf Pizza, Macomb, Mich. (Pepperoni)

#98 Zio’s, Omaha, Neb. (Margherita)

#97 Reginelli’s, New Orleans (Classic Combo)

#96 Pizza Delicious, New Orleans (Cheese)

#95 Lucali, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Pepperoni)

#94 Lovely's Fifty-Fifty, Portland, Ore. (Seasonal)

#93 Via Tribunali, Seattle (Margherita)

#92 Imo’s, St. Louis (Deluxe)

#91 Lorenzo and Sons, Philadelphia (Cheese Pie)

#90 The Original Tacconelli's Pizzeria, Philadelphia (Signature Pie) 

#89 Gino’s of Long Beach, Long Beach, N.Y. (Special Pizza)

#88 Best Pizza, Brooklyn, N.Y. (White Pizza)

#87 Spirito's Restaurant, Elizabeth, N.J. (Sausage and Pepperoni)

#86 Antonio's Brick Oven Pizza, Metuchen, N.J. (Capricciosa)

#85 Galleria Umberto Rosticceria, Boston (Cheese Pie)

#84 Metro Pizza, Las Vegas (Milano)

#83 King Umberto, Elmont, N.Y. (Grandma Pizza)

#82 Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria, Anchorage, Alaska (Avalanche)

#81 Niki’s, Detroit (Cheese Pie with Feta)

#80 Mani Osteria & Bar, Ann Arbor, Mich. (Pepperoni Pie)

#79 Vito & Nick’s, Chicago (Sausage)

#78 Giordano's Pizza, Chicago (Special Stuffed Pie)

#77 L&B Spumoni Gardens, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Sicilian Slice)

#76 Picco, Boston (Margherita)

#75 Del Popolo, San Francisco (Margherita) 

#74 De Lorenzo's Tomato Pies, Robbinsville, N.J. (Tomato Pie)

#73 Sullivan Street Bakery, New York City (Pizza Bianca)

#72 Michael's, Los Angeles (Margherita D.O.P.)

#71 Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Florida (Pepperoni)

#70 Fellini’s, Atlanta (Fellini's Special) 

#69 Nunzio’s, Staten Island, N.Y. (Polly O)

#68 Alforno, Old Saybrook, Conn. (Margherita)

#67 Pizzeria Locale, Boulder, Colo. (Margherita)

#66 Flying Squirrel Pizza, Seattle (No. 3)

#65 Tomasso’s, San Francisco (Mushrooms and Sliced Italian Sausage)

#64 Fat Lorenzo's, Minneapolis (Classic Cheese Pie)

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

#62 Antico Pizza Napoletana, Atlanta, Ga. (Pepperoni)

#61 Falco's Pizza & Pasta, Chicago, Ill. (Sausage Thin Crust)

#60 Garage Bar, Louisville, Ky. (Sweet Corn)

#59 EVO, Charleston, S.C. (Pork Trifecta)

#58 Louie and Ernie's, Bronx, N.Y. (Sausage Pie)

#57 Joe & Pat's Pizzeria, Staten Island, N.Y. (Vodka)

#56 Enoteca Vespaio, Austin, Texas (Margherita)

#55 Santillo's Brick Oven Pizza, Elizabeth, N.J. (Sicilian)

#54 Coppa, Boston (Salsiccia)

#53 Osteria, Philadelphia (Margherita)

#52 Don Antonio by Starita, New York City (Montanara Starita)

#51 Pizzeria Uno, Chicago, Ill. ("Numero Uno "The One. The Best")

#50 Pizzaiolo, Oakland, Calif. (Margherita)

#49 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, Los Angeles (Margherita)

#48 The Backspace, Austin, Texas (Bianca)

#47 Franny’s, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Clam Pizza)

#46 Little Vincent’s, Huntington, N.Y. (Cheese)

#45 Delancey Seattle, Wash. (Pepperoni Pie)

#44 Artichoke Basille, New York, N.Y. (Artichoke Slice)

#43 Lombardi’s, New York City (Pepperoni)

#42 A Mano Pizza, Ridgewood, N.J. (A Mano Pizza)

#41 Scampo, Boston (Lamb)

#40 Gino’s East, Chicago (Cheese Deep-Dish)

#39 Nick's Pizza, Forest Hills, Queens, N.Y. (Mushroom and Sausage)

#38 Star Tavern Pizzeria, Orange, N.J. (Thin Crust, Any Toppings)

#37 Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, Chicago (Chicago Classic)

#36 Pupatella Neapolitan Pizza Arlington, Va. (Capricciosa)

#35 Joe’s, New York City (Cheese)

#34 Patsy’s, East Harlem, N.Y. (Cheese)

#33 Pizzeria Delfina, San Francisco (Salsiccia Pizza)

#32 Gjelina, Los Angeles (Lamb Sausage)

#31 A16, San Francisco (Margherita)

#30 Ken’s Artisan Pizza, Portland, Ore. (Margherita)

#29 Santarpio’s, Boston, Mass. (Mozzarella, Sausage, and Garlic)

#28 DeNino's Pizzeria and Tavern, Staten Island, N.Y. (Sausage)

#27 Colony Pizza, Stamford, Conn. (Sausage Pie)

#26 Grimaldi’s, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Margherita)

#25 John’s of Bleecker, New York City (Bruschetta)

#24 Domenica, New Orleans (Margherita)

#23 Spacca Napoli, Chicago (Bufalina)

#22 Regina Pizzeria, Boston (Melanzane)

#21 Zero Otto Nove, Bronx, N.Y. (Margherita)

#20 2Amy’s, Washington, D.C. (2Amys)

#19 The Cheese Board, Berkeley, Calif. (Changes Daily)

#18 Papa’s Tomato Pies, Trenton, N.J. (Tomato Pie)

#17 Co., New York, N.Y. (Popeye)

#16 Kesté, New York City (Kesté)

#15 South Brooklyn Pizza, New York City (New York Style Pizza)

#14 Apizza Scholls, Portland, Ore. (Apizza Amore)

#13 Paulie Gee’s, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Regina)

#12 Totonno’s, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Margherita)

#11 Modern Apizza, New Haven, Conn. (Italian Bomb)

#10 Al Forno, Providence, R.I. (Margarita)

#9 Motorino, New York City (Brussels Sprouts)

#8 Flour + Water, San Francisco (Margherita)

#7 Sally’s Apizza, New Haven, Conn. (Tomato Pie)

#6 Roberta’s, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Margherita)

#5 Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles, Calif. (Squash Blossoms, Tomato, Burrata)

#4 Una Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco (Margherita)

#3 Pizzeria Bianco, Phoenix, (Marinara)

#2 Di Fara, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Di Fara Classic Pie)

#1 Frank Pepe’s, New Haven, Conn. (White Clam Pie)

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Lauren Gordon, Dan Myers, Haley Willard, Julie Kang, and GutterGourmet contributed reporting to this article.