101 Best Pizzas in America for 2015

These pizzas all have one thing in common: They're delicious
'101 Best Pizzas in America for 2015'

Arthur Bovino, the Executive Editor for The Daily Meal, announces the names of the '101 Best Pizzas in America' for 2015.

Which pizzerias truly serve pies to seek out, return for, and be in awe of? It’s more difficult than ever to answer that question.

101 Best Pizzas in America for 2015

#101 Ghigiarelli's, Old Forge, Pa. (Red: Tomato, brick cheese)

#100 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, Los Angeles, Calif. (Margherita)

#99 Piece, Chicago, Ill. (Pepperoni and banana peppers)

#98 Artichoke Basille, New York, N.Y. (Artichoke Slice: Artichoke hearts, spinach, cream sauce, mozzarella, Pecorino Romano)

#97 Tony's Place, Philadelphia, Pa. (Tomato Pie: mozzarella and tomato sauce)

#96 Micucci's Grocery, Portland, Maine (Sicilian Slab: San Marzano tomatoes, garlic, mozzarella)

#95 Pizzeria Locale, Boulder, Colo. (Funghi: Mozzarella: pecorino, fontina, porcini, roasted white mushroom, garlic, shallot)

#94 Pizza Delicious, New Orleans, La. (Cheese)

#93 The Backspace, Austin, Texas (Pepperoni Americano: Picante salame, tomato, mozzarella, basil)

#92 Cane Rosso, Dallas, Texas (Zoli: Local sausage, hot soppressata, hand-crushed San Marzano tomatoes, housemade mozzarella, basil)

#91 Zaffiro’s Pizza, Milwaukee, Wis. (EBF "Everything But Fish": Cheese, sausage, mushrooms, pepperoni, onions, green pepper, black olives)

#90 Pizza Man, Milwaukee, Wis. (Pizza Man Special: Mozzarella, Uncle Vinny’s sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, onion, green peppers, black olive)

#89 Tarry Lodge, Port Chester, N.Y. (Goat Cheese: Goat cheese, pistachios, truffle honey)

#88 Pizzeria Vetri, Philadelphia, Pa. (Tonno: Sicilian tuna, onion, mozzarella, tomato sauce, peperoncino)

#87 New Park Pizza, Howard Beach, Queens (Cheese)

#86 Margot's, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Margot-rita: Sauce, Romano, cheese, basil, oregano)

#85 Sal’s Pizza, Mamaroneck, N.Y. (Sicilian)

#84 Roseland Apizza, Derby, Conn. (Plain Pie: Tomato sauce, no cheese)

#83 Pizzeria Beddia, Philadelphia, Pa. (Tomato, mozzarella, old gold age cheese, extra virgin olive oil)

#82 Star Tavern Pizzeria, Orange, N.J. (Thin Crust)

#81 Pi, St. Louis, Mo. (The Delmar: Deep dish with mozzarella, Cheddar, BBQ sauce, chicken, red and green peppers, red onion, fresh cilantro)

#80 Otto Pizza, Portland, Maine (Mashed potato, bacon, and scallion)

#79 Punch Neapolitan Pizza, St. Paul, Minn. (Margherita)

#78 Amore Pizza, Flushing, Queens (Plain Cheese Pie)

#77 Pizza Moto, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Margherita: Tomato, fresh cow’s milk mozzarella, basil, pecorino, olive oil)

#76 Area 4, Cambridge, Mass. (Clam & Bacon: Clam sauce, Pecorino, hot pepper, parsley)

#75 Ernie’s Pizzeria, New Haven, Conn. (Plain Pie)

#74 Ernesto's, Boston, Mass. (Ernesto: White pizza, fresh chicken, broccoli, mushrooms)

#73 Pizza Rock, Las Vegas, Nev. (Margherita: Dough mixed by hand using San Felice flour then proofed in Napoletana wood boxes, San Marzano tomatoes D.O.P., sea salt, mozzarella fior di latte, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil)

#72 Brooklyn's Pizza, Hackensack, N.J. (Cheese and Tomato)

#71 Metro Pizza, Las Vegas, Nev. (Milano: No sauce, mozzarella, ricotta, Romano, garlic olive oil, basil)

#70 Barone's Famous Italian Restaurant, Los Angeles, Calif. (Frank's Special Pizza: Fresh-peeled tomatoes, olive oil, anchovies, black olives, fresh basil, Parmesan)

#69 Double Mountain Brewery, Hood River, Ore. (Asparagus Pie: White pie with lemon-oil marinated asparagus, whole-milk mozzarella, ricotta sopraffina, oven-roasted tomatoes, and crushed pink pepper)

#68 Pizzeria Uno, Chicago, Ill. ("Numero Uno "The one, the best": Sausage, pepperoni, onion, pepper, mushrooms, chunky tomato sauce, mozzarella, Romano)

#67 Domenick & Pia's, Waterbury, Conn. (Pepperoni)

#66 Osteria, Philadelphia, Pa. (Parma: mozzarella, fontina, arugula, prosciutto di Parma)

#65 Home Slice Pizza, Austin, Texas (Pepperoni and Mushroom)

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

#63 The Original Tacconelli's Pizzeria, Philadelphia, Pa. (White Pizza: Spinach and tomato)

#62 Pizzaiolo, Oakland, Calif. (Rapini and housemade sausage)

#61 Bru Room at Bar, New Haven, Conn. (Mashed potato and bacon)

#60 Pizzeria Lola, Minneapolis, Minn. (Korean BBQ: Grass-run farm beef short ribs, mozzarella, scallions, arugula, sesame and soy-chili vinaigrette)

#59 Hog & Hominy, Memphis, Tenn. (The Prewitt: Fontina, tomato sauce, boudin, scrambled eggs)

#58 Matchbox, Washington, D.C. (Fire & Smoke: Fire-roasted red peppers, Spanish onions, chipotle pepper, tomato sauce, garlic puree, smoked gouda, fresh basil)

#57 Zuppardi’s, West Haven, Conn. (Special: Mozzarella, mushroom, sausage, marinara)

#56 Lee's Tavern, Staten Island, N.Y. (White Clam Pie: garlic, mozzarella, baby clam, no sauce)

#55 Coppa, Boston, Mass. (Salsiccia: Tomato, spicy pork sausage, ricotta, red onion)

#54 The Cheeseboard, Berkeley, Calif. (Changes daily)

#53 Gino’s of Long Beach, Long Beach, N.Y. (Special Pizza: Sausage, meatballs, pepperoni, mushrooms, peppers, onion, mozzarella, tomato sauce)

#52 Regina Pizzeria, Boston, Mass. (Giambatta: Pepperoni, Regina sausage, salami, mushrooms, peppers, onions, mozzarella)

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

#50 Pizzeria Paradiso, Washington, D.C. (Bottarga: Paradiso tomato, minced garlic, parsley, Parmesan, egg, bottarga)

#49 Harry’s Pizzeria, Miami, Fla. (Shortrib: Caramelized onion, gruyère, arugula)

#48 Galleria Umberto, Boston, Mass. (Cheese Pie)

#47 Providence Coal Fired Pizza, Providence, R.I. (Rocket: Margherita pizza - tomato, mozzarella, fresh basil - topped with arugula and Pecorino)

#46 Serious Pie, Seattle, Wash. (Sweet fennel sausage, roasted pepper, provolone)

#45 Varasano’s, Atlanta, Ga. (Nana: San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, herbs and spices)

#44 Pizza Domenica, New Orleans, La. (Calabrese: Tomato, spicy salami, mozzarella, capers, olives)

#43 Sotto, Los Angeles, Calif. (Margherita)

#42 Emily, Brooklyn, N.Y. (The Classic – Sauce, mozzarella, basil)

#41 Rubirosa Ristorante, New York, N.Y. (Vodka: Vodka sauce and mozzarella)

#40 Gjelina, Los Angeles, Calif. (Lamb Sausage: Confit tomato, rapini, Pecorino, Asiago, no sauce)

#39 Delorenzo's Tomato Pies, Robbinsville, N.J. (Tomato Pie: mozzarella and tomato sauce)

#38 Pete's New Haven Style Apizza, Washington, D.C. (New Haven: Clams, garlic, oregano, extra virgin olive oil, pecorino Romano)

#37 Umberto's Pizzeria & Restaurant, New Hyde Park, N.Y. (Grandma Pie: 16"x16" Square, 12 slices, thin-crust pie topped with mozzarella and plum marinara sauce)

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

#35 Denino’s, Staten Island, N.Y. (Sausage)

#34 Pizzeria Delfina, San Francisco, Calif. (Salsiccia Pizza: Housemade fennel sausage, tomato, bell pepper, onion, mozzarella)

#33 2Amy’s, Washington, D.C. (2amys: Tomato sauce and mozzarella)

#32 Al Forno, Providence, R.I. (Margherita)

#31 Lorenzo’s and Sons, Philadelphia, Pa. (Cheese Pie)

#30 Lombardi’s, New York, N.Y. (Pepperoni)

#29 Una Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco, Calif. (Margherita)

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

#27 Apizza Scholls, Portland, Ore. (Apizza Amore: Marinara, fresh and aged mozzarella, Pecorino, grana, olive oil, cured pork shoulder, basil)

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

#25 Lou Malnati's Pizzeria Chicago, Ill. (Chicago Classic: Deep dish with sausage, crust made with butter, mozzarella)

#24 Kesté, New York, N.Y. (Kesté: Tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma, arugula, gran cru olive oil)

#23 Grimaldi’s, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Pepperoni)

#22 John’s of Bleecker Street, New York, N.Y. (“The Boom Pie”: Oven-roasted tomato, garlic, and basil)

#21 Paulie Gee’s, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Regina: Mozzarella, tomatoes, Pecorino Romano, olive oil, fresh basil)

#20 Tony's Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco, Calif. (Margherita: Dough mixed by hand using San Felice flour then proofed in Napoletana wood boxes, San Marzano tomatoes D.O.P., sea salt, mozzarella fior di latte, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil)

#19 Motorino, New York, N.Y. (Brussels Sprout: Fior di latte, garlic, Pecorino, smoked pancetta, olive oil)

#18 Co., New York, N.Y. (Popeye: Pecorino, gruyère, mozzarella, spinach, black pepper, garlic)

#17 Gino’s East, Chicago, Ill. (Cheese Deep Dish)

#16 Patsy’s, New York, N.Y. (Cheese)

#15 Pequod's Chicago, Ill. (Deep Dish with sausage and pepperoni)

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

#13 Modern Apizza, New Haven, Conn. (Italian Bomb: Bacon, sausage, pepperoni, garlic, mushroom, onion, pepper, tomato, mozzarella)

#12 Papa’s Tomato Pies, Robbinsville, N.J. (Sausage)

#11 Pizzeria Bianco, Phoenix, AZ (Margherita: Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil)

#10 Joe’s, New York, N.Y. (Cheese)

#9 CoalFire Pizza Chicago, Ill. (Margherita)

#8 Buddy’s Pizza, Detroit, Mich. (Motor City: Cheese blend, roasted tomatoes, fresh basil, pine nuts, tomato basil sauce)

#7 Louie and Ernie's, Bronx, N.Y. (Sausage Pie: sausage, tomato sauce, mozzarella)

#6 Flour + Water, San Francisco, Calif. (Margherita)

#5 Sally’s Apizza, New Haven, Conn. (Tomato Pie: Tomato sauce, no cheese)

#4 Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles, Calif. (Squash blossoms, tomato, burrata mozzarella,tomato sauce)

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

#2 Di Fara, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Classic Round Pie: Mozzarella, parmesan, plum tomato sauce, basil, olive oil, sausage, peppers, mushroom, onion)


#1 Frank Pepe’s, New Haven, Conn. (White Clam: Clams, grated Parmesan, olive oil, garlic, oregano)