2021 Best Pizza Restaurants in the U.S.A.
Top 10 Pizza in America
Starting to serve pizza in 1905, Lombardi's in New York City is generally considered the first pizzeria in America. Thus began the country's love affair with pizza — that magical medley of dough, sauce and melty cheese.
GAYOT's tireless search for the perfect pie has produced this list of the Top 10 Pizza Restaurants in the U.S., presented in alphabetical order.
> For the best local pizzeria picks, check out GAYOT's Top 10 Pizzerias in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and other cities.
Houston's Bollo Woodfired Pizza sources real buffalo mozzarella and 00 flour from Italy. Of course, there's a margherita pie on the menu; however, the true standouts are the Biancos, like the Bianco de Bollo with a base of extra virgin olive oil, basil, tomatoes and mozzarella. See More
Frank Pepe established America's first pizzeria in New Haven, Connecticut, and the iconic original location is still a destination for pizza — and history — fans. You'll find everything from the most basic (red sauce and grated Parmesan) to the garlicky white pizza loaded with fresh-shucked clams. See More
Championing sustainable and organic foods since it opened in 2003, Full of Life Flatbread in Los Alamos, California, offers a menu that changes weekly depending on seasonal ingredients from Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. Taking center stage in the dining room, a wood-burning oven serves up flatbreads with a variety of toppings, from olives and feta to dates and bacon. See More
Chef-owner Nicola Accardi pays tribute to his family's Italian roots at Tavola in New York City. The double wood-burning oven, made from Mount Vesuvius volcanic clay, allows for both roasting and for reaching the soaring temperatures necessary to produce authentic Neapolitan pizza. GAYOT's pick: the pie topped with littleneck clams, mozzarella, roasted garlic and peperoncini. See More