The Top 50 Pizzerias in America

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Una Pizza Napoletana
Una Pizza Napoletana.
Best of the Best

When the pandemic arrived two years ago, customers turned to convenience, affordability, and comfort—three words that couldn't describe the pizza industry any better. 

In the first four months of 2021, U.S.-based pizza concepts saw a 27 percent increase in foot traffic, according to Zenreach. That includes a 41 percent jump in New York, a 42 percent hike in Illinois and a dominant 77 percent rise in California. 

50 Top Pizza, which prides itself as the most influential guide in the pizza sector, spent the past year visiting numerous pizzerias in the U.S.—using anonymous inspectors—to determine the 50 best restaurants in the country. The most important criteria was the quality of the dough and raw materials used for toppings. Other considerations include service, wine and beverage lists, and attention reserved for the customer. 

The results were revealed during an award ceremony on June 14 at La Devozione in New York City. Among the top 50, the most common market was NYC with nine restaurants, followed by Portland and San Francisco with five each. 

The top 15 are part of 50 Top Pizza's 100 best pizzerias in the world, which will be officially announced at Palazzo Reale in Naples, Italy, on September 7. 

"It has been an emotional return to the United States. After two complicated years, it was truly significant to be able to meet the best 50 American pizza makers in New York, one of the great pizza capitals in the world," three 50 Top Pizza project curators, Barbara Guerra, Luciano Pignataro, and Albert Sapere, said in a statement. 

The following slides showcase the 50 best pizzerias in the U.S., according to 50 Top Pizza. 

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Una Pizza Napoletana
Una Pizza Napoletana.

1. Una Pizza Napoletana, New York City

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Tony's Pizza Napoletana
Tony's Pizza Napoletana.

2. Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco

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Ribalta NYC
Ribalta NYC.

3. Ribalta NYC, New York City

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Razza Pizza Artigianale
Razza Pizza.

 4. Razza Pizza Artigianale, Jersey City

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0’ Munaciello
0’ Munaciello.

5. 0’ Munaciello, Miami

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Spacca Napoli Pizzeria
Spacca Napoli Pizzeria.

6. Spacca Napoli Pizzeria, Chicago

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Song’ E Napule
Song’ E Napule.

7. Song’ E Napule, New York City

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La Leggenda Pizzeria
La Leggenda Pizzeria.

8. La Leggenda Pizzeria, Miami

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9. Pizzana, Los Angeles

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Kesté Fulton
Kesté Fulton.

10. Kesté Fulton, New York City

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Ken's Artisan Pizza
Ken's Artisan Pizza.

11. Ken’s Artisan Pizza, Portland

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Pizzeria Bianco
Pizzeria Bianco.

12. Pizzeria Bianco, Phoenix

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Jay's Artisan Pizzeria
Jay's Artisan Pizzeria.

13. Jay’s Artisan Pizzeria, Kenmore, New York 

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14. Ops, New York City

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Doppio Zero
Doppio Zero.

15. Doppio Zero, San Francisco

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Lovely's Fifty Fifty
Lovely's Fifty Fifty.

16. Lovely’s Fifty Fifty, Portland

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Partenope Ristorante
Partenope Ristorante.

17. Partenope Ristorante, Dallas

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Apizza Scholls
Apizza Scholls.

18. Apizza Scholls, Portland

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Flour House
Flour House.

19. Flour House, San Luis Obispo, California

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20. Forcella, New York City

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Pizzeria Mozza
Pizzeria Mozza.

21. Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles

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22. Roberta’s, New York City

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Pizzeria Beddia.
Pizzeria Beddia.

23. Pizzeria Beddia, Philadelphia

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Mission Pizza Napoletana
Mission Pizza Napoletana.

24. Mission Pizza Napoletana, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Inferno Pizzeria Napoletana
Inferno Pizzeria Napoletana.

25. Inferno Pizzeria Napoletana,  Darnestown, Maryland

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A16 restaurateurs.

26. A16, San Francisco

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San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina
San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina in New York City.

27. San Matteo Pizzeria e Cucina, New York City

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Brick Fire Tavern
Brick Fire Tavern restaurateur.

28. Brick Fire Tavern, Honolulu

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Del Popolo
Del Popolo restaurateur.

29. Del Popolo, San Francisco

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Pasquale Jones
Pasquale Jones.

30. Pasquale Jones, New York City 

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Forno Rosso.
Forno Rosso.

31. Forno Rosso, Chicago

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II Forno
II Forno.

32. Il Forno, San Antonio

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Pasquales Pizzeria
Pasquales Pizzeria.

33. Pasquale’s Pizzeria, South Kingstown, Rhode Island

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34. Stanzione 87, Miami

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Coals Artisan Pizza.
Coals Artisan Pizza.

35. Coals Artisan Pizza, Louisville

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Flour + Water Pizzeria
Flour + Water Pizzeria.

36. Flour + Water Pizzeria, San Francisco

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Robert's Pizza and Dough Company
Robert's Pizza and Dough Company.

37.  Robert’s Pizza and Dough Company, Chicago

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38. Pomo, Scottsdale

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Bufalina operator.

39.  Bufalina Due, Austin

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40. Nostrana, Portland

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Basil & Barley Pizzeria Napoletana
Basil and Barley Pizzeria.

41. Basil & Barley Pizzeria Napoletana, Colorado Springs

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Angelina's Pizzeria Napoletana
Angelina's Pizzeria Napoletana.

42. Angelina’s Pizzeria Napoletana, Irvine, California 

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Scottie's Pizza Parlor.
Scottie's Pizza Parlor.

43. Scottie’s Pizza Parlor, Portland

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Cart-Driver RiNo
Cart-Driver RiNo.

44. Cart-Driver RiNo, Denver

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Bricco Coal Fired Pizza
Bricco Coal Fired Pizza.

45. Bricco Coal Fired Pizza, Haddon Township, New Jersey

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Roostica Wood-Fired Pizzeria
Roostica Wood-Fired Pizzeria.

46. Roostica Wood-Fired Pizzeria, Key West, Florida

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47. Diavola, Indianapolis

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Spark Pizza
Spark Pizza.

48. Spark Pizza, Redmond, Washington

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Fabrica Pizza
Fabrica Pizza.

49. Fabrica Pizza, Tampa

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Craft 64
Craft 64.

50.  Craft 64, Scottsdale, Arizona

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Diavola pizza.

USA Special Awards 2022


Pizza Maker of the Year 2022 - Solania Award

Tony Gemignani, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana - San Francisco


Best Service 2022 - Goeldlin Award

Ribalta NYC - New York


Made in Italy 2022 - Pastificio Di Martino Award

0’ Munaciello - Miami


Best Beer Service 2022 - Birrificio Fratelli Perrella Award

Spacca Napoli Pizzeria - Chicago


Performance of the Year 2022 - Robo Award

La Leggenda Pizzeria - Miami


Pizza of the Year 2022 - Latteria Sorrentina Award

Pizza Diavola - Pizzana - Los Angeles


Best Fried Food 2022 - Olitalia Award

Kesté Fulton - New York


Innovation e Sustainability 2022 - Ferrarelle Award

Ken’s Artisan Pizza - Portland


Best Wine List 2022 - Prosecco DOC Award

 Ops - Brooklyn