Hey pizza lovers! Life’s too short for mediocre pies. We’ve scoured the globe to bring you the very best pizza joints out there, from deep dish to Neapolitan-style and beyond. Get ready for a tongue-in-cheek, drool-worthy adventure as we share our top picks with you. Come along for the ride!
1. Garden Rooftop, London, UK
Are you tired of the same old pizza joints in London? Then you’ve got to check out Garden Rooftop, the ultimate pizza paradise in a rooftop restaurant setting! Located above the bustling city, this rooftop restaurant not only offers stunning views, but also mouth-watering pizza with unique toppings and delicious crusts. The modern decor and friendly staff make for a welcoming atmosphere that just begs you to relax and enjoy a slice (or three) with friends. So ditch the run-of-the-mill pizza chains and head to Garden Rooftop – your taste buds will thank you!
2. Pizzeria da Michele – Naples, Italy
We start this list with the birthplace of pizza – Italy. And there’s no better place to start than the historic pizzeria, Da Michele, located in the heart of Naples. This small joint has been around since 1870 and has been serving the famous Neapolitan-style pizza ever since. Here, simplicity is key – a thin crispy crust, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and a sprinkle of basil. That’s it! A word of advice- be prepared to wait in line, it’s worth it.
3. Lou Malnati’s – Chicago, USA
Chicago-style deep dish pizza is not your average slice. For a mouthwatering experience packed with flavour and oozing with toppings, look no further than Lou Malnati’s. Since 1971, this pizza joint has been serving their famous deep-dish delight, featuring a buttery crust, layers of cheese, toppings, and tomato sauce. Don’t miss out on ‘The Malnati Chicago Classic,’ a pie that will stay with you long after the last bite. Get ready for a pizza party of epic proportions!
4. Goodfellas, Staten Island, USA
If you’re on the hunt for a slice of heaven in Staten Island, you can’t go wrong with Goodfellas Italian restaurant. These guys know how to make a mean pie, and their pizza alla vodka is the stuff dreams are made of. Picture this: a crispy crust, gooey mozzarella, and a creamy pink sauce that’ll make your tastebuds dance. And that’s not all, their toppings are always fresh and plentiful. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. So grab a cold one and head on over to Goodfellas for a slice of the best pizza in Staten Island. Fuhgeddaboudit!
5. Di Fara Pizza – Brooklyn, New York
If you’re looking for the ultimate New York-style pizza experience, look no further than Di Fara Pizza. This family-owned pizzeria has been crafting some of the best pies in town since 1965. And let me tell you, their thin and crispy crust, fresh tomato sauce, and homemade mozzarella are out of this world. But here’s the kicker – their topping game is on point. Trust us, you won’t want to miss the classic Margherita pizza, complete with fresh basil, grated parmesan cheese, and a drizzle of olive oil. Get ready to indulge in pizza perfection at Di Fara Pizza.
6. Apizza Scholls – Portland, Oregon
If you’re looking for a place that takes pizza seriously, Apizza Scholls is the place for you. This wood-fired pizza joint in Portland, Oregon, takes every aspect of pizza-making seriously- from the dough to the toppings. The pizzas here are made with hand-prepped dough, organic tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and a range of artisan toppings. The ambiance of the eatery is a great complement to the unforgettable taste of their homemade pizzas.
7. Pizzeria Locale – Boulder, Colorado
Looking for something a little different from your standard pizza joint? Then look no further than Pizzeria Locale in Boulder, Colorado. Our unique blend of flour sets our Neapolitan-style pizza apart from the rest, with a thin, crispy base and delicious wood-fired crust. And with locally sourced, seasonal toppings, we guarantee a taste sensation with every bite. But trust us – you won’t want to leave without trying our signature Bianca pizza, topped with mouthwatering prosciutto, mozzarella, and peppery arugula. Stop by and taste the difference for yourself!
So, there you have it. A list of some of the best pizza spots around the world. With so many different types and styles of pizza, it’s tough to choose just one. But no matter where you are, you’re never too far from a great slice of pizza. So go ahead, indulge yourself with a slice or two of the best pizza out there, and let us know which one is your favorite!
Joshua Wood is the CEO of Bloc, a hospitality events app. Josh resides in London and has been in the hospitality industry for nearly 10 years.