At Di Fara, the dough is made fresh several times a day and the Neapolitan pies—cracker-thin crust with a pleasing char and a subtle Parmesan zing—are painstakingly crafted. The signature pie is an exquisite blend of bright plum-tomato sauce, puddles of rich buffalo mozzarella, zesty sausage, peppers and onions, all topped with drizzled olive oil from a copper pot and snipped basil leaves. The hike for many of us to this no-frills Midwood spot will take a while. But trust us—one bite is worth the wait.
The average American eats 180 slices of pizza a year—that's about one for every other day. We don't doubt a good portion of these slices are ordered from chains like Domino's or Papa John's—no hate, but the best pies in the U.S. are served in local pizzerias across the country.
From classic cheap pizza joints to gourmet dining rooms, the kaleidoscope of American pizza ranges from the iconic New York slice, with its deeply satisfying foldable crust, to Chicago's deep-dish decadence to fresh, vegetable-forward takes along the West Coast. Don't forget Detroit's unique square-pan-style, or New Haven's thin, coal-fired slices—the list goes on.
Whether you're looking for a neighborhood joint or a trendy hotspot to grab a slice, we have rounded up the absolute best pizza in America to try right now.