The Best Pizza in Every State

Pull up a seat and find out where the best pizza in your state is. We hope you came hungry!

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pizza from post office pies


Make Your Own at Post Office Pies, Birmingham

Birmingham’s Post Office Pies is known for its hand-tossed, brick oven pizza. Order one of its signature options (like the Chicken Pesto) or make your own with tasty toppings like roasted garlic, jalapeno and sunny-side up eggs.

When you’re not trying the best pizza from every state, make your own at home in one of the best outdoor pizza ovens.

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B.L.T. Pizza at Moose’s Tooth Pub and Pizzeria, Anchorage

In 2015, Moose’s Tooth Pub and Pizzeria was one of TripAdvisor’s top 10 pizzerias in the United States. Order the B.L.T. Pizza, a staff favorite with garlic oil and bacon, as well as mozzarella and provolone cheeses. Don’t miss Alaska’s best small town restaurant, too. It’s a hidden gem!

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Rosa Pizza at Pizzeria Bianco, Phoenix

Phoenix is becoming a hot destination for pizza. Not only does the city have an annual pizza festival, it’s home to several high-end spots like Pizzeria Bianco, which was founded by award-winning chef Chris Bianco. You could go classic with marinara and Margherita, but we’re craving a slice of Rosa, complete with rosemary and pistachios.

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Underdog Pizza at Damgoode Pies, Little Rock

Make way for the underdog—the Underdog Pizza at Damgoode Pies, that is. This award-winning pie is made with hamburger meat, peppers, onions, black olives and cheddar cheese.

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best pizza in California from Pizzeria Mozza


Goat Cheese, Leeks, Scallions, Garlic and Bacon Pizza at Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles

James Beard Award-winning chef Nancy Silverton’s pizzeria is known for its authentic, sustainable ingredients and crispy crust. We’ll take a slice of pizza with goat cheese, leeks, scallions, garlic and bacon, please!

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Macaroni and Cheese Pizza at Ian’s Pizza, Denver

One of the most popular pizzerias in Denver, Ian’s Pizza boasts an array of quirky pies, like Macaroni and Cheese pizza.

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White Clam Pizza at Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, New Haven

Clams are one of the most popular foods in Connecticut, so you have to grab a slice of white clam pizza from New Haven’s iconic Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana.

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Saint Pizza at Pizza by Elizabeth, Greenville

A pizzeria with a historic twist, this Greenville destination names all its pizzas after popular Elizabeths (like Taylor, Hasselbeck, Arden and even the Queen of England). If you’re feeling adventurous, the Saint’s eclectic mix of crab, artichoke and paprika will not disappoint.

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Custom Pie at Satchel’s Pizza, Gainesville

Feeling creative? Embrace your inner foodie at Satchel’s Pizza, where you can make custom creations with unexpected toppings like tempeh, ground beef and more.

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Diavola at Antico, Atlanta

This pizzeria in Atlanta’s own Little Italia features plenty of award winning Naples-style pizzas. Looking for something with a kick? Order the Diavola, with spicy dry salami, bell peppers and buffalo mozzarella. Your mouth will thank you.

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Fried Rice Pizza at Proof Public House, Honolulu

Yes, Hawaii has a lot more to offer than slice after slice of Hawaiian pizza with pineapple! Proof Public House in Honolulu serves fried rice pizza, which features char siu pork, Chinatown kimchi, pocho sausage and oyster sauce.

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Tuna Melt Pizza at Flying Pie Pizzeria, Boise

How good is Flying Pie Pizzeria, you ask? This spot won Boise Weekly’s Best Local Pizza award eight years in a row. Go ahead and order the Tuna Melt pizza, which your inner child will love.

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Cheese Deep Dish at Giordano’s, Chicago

Chicago is known for its pizza, and we have to give it to Giordano’s. The restaurant practically invented deep-dish pizza. Why mess with perfection? Keep it classic with a cheesy Chicago-style deep-dish ‘za.

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three different pizzas from Bazbeaux Pizza


Neptune Pizza at Bazbeaux Pizza, Indianapolis

Topped with crab, shrimp, snow pea pods and more, Bazbeaux’s Neptune pizza is a seafood lover’s dream.

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Palace Special at A & A Pagliai’s Pizza, Iowa City

If you like your pizza extra cheesy, you need to visit A & A Pagliai’s in Iowa City. The Palace Special is made with layers (yes, layers) of cheese and baked in a 1,000°F oven. Talk about cheese pull!

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Thai Peanut Pizza at Topp’d, Kansas City

Kansas might not be the spot you’d think of for great pizza (or Thai food, for that matter) but Topp’d has a Thai peanut pizza that’s worth the hype.

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Sfingione Pizza at Joe Bologna’s, Lexington

Joe Bologna’s has been a local favorite since it opened in 1973. If you ask us, the anchovy-laden Sfingione is where it’s at.

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Cheese Pizza at Pizza Delicious, New Orleans

Move over, po’boys and French beignets! In New Orleans, it’s all about Pizza Delicious. The late-night restaurant is known for its greasy, delicious pizzas with super thick crust. After a night on Bourbon Street, a classic slice of cheese is just what the doctor ordered.

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Cold Picked Lobster Pizza at Cornerstone Artisanal Pizza & Craft Beer, Ogunquit

Everyone knows you can’t go to Maine without chowing down on some lobster, so how about lobster pizza? Sounds weird, but Cornerstone Artisanal Pizza & Craft Beer has one that’ll turn you into a believer.

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D.O.C. Margherita Pizza at Inferno Pizza, Darnestown

A hidden gem for both locals and visitors, this Darnestown spot made The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Pizzas in America list in 2017. Not sure what to order? The D.O.C. Margherita is a consistent crowd-pleaser.

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Giambotta Pizza at Regina Pizzeria, Boston

Boston’s popular North End neighborhood is packed with delicious Italian restaurants but when it comes to pizza, the original Regina Pizzeria is a no-brainer. Order the Giambotta, a fan-favorite covered with mushrooms, salami, pepperoni and more.

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close up of a pizza from Belle Isle Pizza


Corktown Pizza at Belle Isle Pizza, Detroit

There’s no shortage of innovation at Belle Isle Pizza. Take the Corktown Pizza, which features Thousand Island dressing, Swiss cheese and corned beef.

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Persian Beef, Tomato, Feta & Harissa Pizza at Black Sheep Pizza, St. Paul

With 12 mouth-watering options, there’s no way you can go wrong at Black Sheep Pizza! But if you have to choose just one option, try the exotic Persian beef, tomato, feta and harissa.

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cheese and pepperoni pizza on a checkered table cloth from Sal & Mookie's New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint
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Meat Packing District Pizza at Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint, Jackson

Sal & Mookie’s brings New York-style pizza to the South. Embrace your inner urbanite with the Meat Packing District, a meaty melange of pepperoni, prosciutto and sausage.

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four different pizzas on white plates from il Lazzarone KC
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Margherita Pizza at Il Lazzarone, Kansas City

Il Lazzarone is one of the 77 pizzerias in the United States that has been certified by the True Neapolitan Pizza Association. It tells the world that Il Lazzarone respects the tradition of Neapolitan pizza making! Eat like the locals with a slice of Margherita.

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pizza at Biga Pizza going into a wood burning oven
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Caramelized Goat Pizza at Biga Pizza, Missoula

Good news for vegans and vegetarians: Biga Pizza is packed with tasty, plant-based options. Go for the Caramelized Goat, which has garlic, caramelized onions and, naturally, goat cheese.

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large slice of thin crust pepperoni and cheese pizza from Yia Yia's Pizza and Beer
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The Francais Pizza at Yia Yia’s, Lincoln

Yia Yia’s uses an eclectic array of ingredients like cranberries, capers and cream cheese. Our favorite? The Francais, a gooey blend of blue cheese and mozzarella topped with walnuts.

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a Settebello pizza going into a wood burning oven
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Pizza Carbonara at Settebello, Henderson

Looking for a fresh slice on the fly? Settebello’s pies are cooked to perfection in less than a minute. As for what to order, get the Pizza Carbonara—it’s like two of our favorite meals on one plate.

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an pizza topped with eggs going into a wood burning oven

New Hampshire

900 Degrees House Pie at 900 Degrees Wood Fired Pizzeria, Manchester

Can you ever go wrong with a signature pie? With Grana Padano, sweet Italian fennel sausage and fresh garlic, the 900 Degrees House Pie serves up a master class in flavor.

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New Jersey

Bar Pizza at Bevacqua’s Reservoir Tavern, Boonton

If you love history and a good meal, head over to Bevacqua’s Reservoir Tavern. Established in 1936, this spot is known for its famous family cheese pizza.

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cheese and pepperoni pizza from Giovanni's Pizzeria
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New Mexico

New Mexican Pizza at Giovanni’s Pizzeria, Albuquerque

With great reviews from Zagat, Thrillist and USA Today, it’s no wonder Giovanni’s made the cut. For authentic Southwestern flavor, order a slice of New Mexican Pizza.

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New York style thin crust artisan pizza from Bleecker Street Pizza

New York

Nonna Maria Pizza at Bleecker Street Pizza, New York

The city that never sleeps is packed with well-known pizzerias, but Bleecker Street Pizza is a local gem. Tucked in Manhattan’s lively West Village, this spot has received rave reviews from The New York Times, Food Network and more. You can’t go wrong with a slice of Nonna Maria, an urban take on Margherita pizza.

New York-style pizza is only one of America’s most popular regional pizza styles.

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North Carolina

She-Rex Pizza at Pure Pizza, Charlotte

Yes, guilt-free pizza does exist. Pure Pizza uses farm-fresh ingredients like onions, peppers and mushrooms in its popular She-Rex pie.

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a pizza on a metal pan from Rhombus Guys
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North Dakota

Tater-Tot Pizza at Rhombus Guys, Grand Forks

Looking for some comfort food? Rhombus Guys has a pie topped with tater tots.

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Super Deluxe Pizza at Angelo’s of Lakewood, Lakewood

The more toppings, the better. Or, at least that’s what Angelo’s Pizza of Lakewood believes. Its Super Deluxe pizza features 10 toppings—not including sauce and cheese!

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Hideaway Pizza
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The Hideaway Special at Hideaway Pizza, Oklahoma City

Why choose one pizza when you can have them all? The Hideaway Special has a different topping on each slice.

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Apizza Amore at Apizza Scholls Pizza, Portland

You know a restaurant has great pizza when its menu says, “No substitutions.” For a cool take on the classic, order Apizza Amore, which is basically Margherita with cured pork shoulder.

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close up of a thin crust pizza with pepperoni and basil from Pizza Brain


Tom Pie at Pizza Brain, Philadelphia

Pizza Brain isn’t messing around. Not only does this spot have an entire museum dedicated to pizza memorabilia, it reinvented the wheel with its Tom Pie, which has no cheese. Gasp!

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Rhode Island

Calamari Pizza at Al Forno, Providence

Al Forno may only have five pies to choose from, but we promise you won’t be disappointed. Who wouldn’t love a pizza with crispy fried calamari, arrabbiata, fresh herbs and cheese? Exactly.

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EVO Pizza in a wood burning oven

South Carolina

Potato & Corn Pizza at EVO Pizza, North Charleston

EVO Pizza’s Potato & Corn pie—complete with local potato, peach jam and roasted corn—is the definition of food goals.

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pizza with egg from Monk's House of Ale Repute
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South Dakota

Dub’s Thai Pizza at Monks House of Ale Repute, Sioux Falls

Monks House of Ale Repute’s Dub’s Thai pizza is a must-have. With shredded pork, ham, pickles and Swiss cheese, it’s nothing short of a masterpiece.

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Red Eye Pizza at Hog & Hominy, Memphis

The Italian staple gets a slice of Southern hospitality with Hog & Hominy’s Red Eye pizza. It’s topped with pork belly, eggs and, surprisingly, celery leaf.

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BBQ Pizza at Big Lou’s Pizza, San Antonio

Everything’s bigger in Texas—and the slices at Big Lou’s Pizza are no exception. For plenty of tasty barbecue, order a 42-inch BBQ Pizza. Then check out the best BBQ restaurants in America.

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Terra at Este Pizza, Park City

What’s the best place to order a variety of vegetarian New York-style pizzas? Este Pizza has our vote! Before you hit the slopes in Park City, fill up with the Terra pizza, topped with mushrooms, onions, peppers, olives, broccoli, spinach and more.

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Sun-Dried Tomato and Mushroom Pizza at American Flatbread, Burlington

If thick, doughy crust isn’t your preference, then you’ll love American Flatbread. This Vermont favorite has all sorts of yummy flatbread pies, like Sun-Dried Tomato and Mushroom.

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a pizza going into a bright red wood burning pizza oven


Calabrese Pizza at Pupatella, Arlington

Pupatella is known for its game-changing Neapolitan pizzas. If you’re looking to try something new, it’s all about the Calabrese—which has anchovies, olives, basil and mozzarella.

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Yukon Gold Potato, Rosemary, Pecorino Romano at Serious Pizza, Seattle

Serious Pizza serves up some of the best slices in the Emerald City, so you’re bound to love this savory mix.

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heirloom tomato pizza from pies and pints in West Virginia

West Virginia

Sriracha Shrimp Pizza at Pies & Pints, Fayetteville

Zagat once named Pies & Pints the best pizza in West Virginia, and it’s since expanded to multiple locations. Stop by the original shop in Fayetteville and order some Sriracha Shrimp.

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Miele Pizza at Pizza Brutta, Madison

Options are aplenty at Pizza Brutta. Out of the 20-plus combinations this spot has to offer, we have to go with the Miele, a spicy array of salami, chiles and goat cheese.

Got leftovers? Here’s how to reheat pizza so it tastes as good as the day you ordered it.

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three pizzas from pinky gs in Wyoming


Funky Chicken Pizza at Pinky G’s Pizzeria, Jackson Hole

Rounding out the list is Pinky G’s Pizzeria. Not only was it featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, it serves up some pretty memorable pizzas. Guy Fieri tried the Funky Chicken—with roasted chicken, artichoke hearts, red onions, ricotta cheese and homemade pesto—and you should, too!

Kelsey Mulvey
Kelsey Mulvey is a freelance writer and editor based in New York. Her hobbies include wine, nachos and the occasional hibachi dinner.