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50 Prime U.S. Pizzerias Introduced

A Neapolitan pizza with a puffy crust, tomato sauce, grated cheese, and basil from Una Pizza Napoletana in New York City
The superb “Cosacca” from Una Pizza Napoletana.

Italy’s “50 Prime Pizza” group has simply revealed their listing of the highest 50 pizzerias within the U.S. They’ve been rating pizzerias everywhere in the planet for years, however that is solely the second time they’ve zoomed in on the U.S. Final 12 months’s announcement got here through a web-based occasion attributable to COVID protocol, however this 12 months’s announcement was dwell and in individual in NYC’s Chelsea neighborhood. The massive winner was Una Pizza Napoletana, a completely epic pizzeria that has moved from East Coast to West Coast and again over the previous 2+ many years. It just lately resettled in NYC’s Decrease East Aspect after a pandemic suspension.

New York Metropolis faired effectively on the listing, with 9 pizzerias within the listing, adopted by San Francisco and Portland (Oregon). I’ve solely been to half of the spots on the listing so it appears to be like like I’ve some homework to do!

The Checklist

  1. ​​Una Pizza Napoletana – New York, USA
  2. Tony’s Pizza Napoletana – San Francisco, USA
  3. Ribalta NYC – New York, USA
  4. Razza Pizza Artigianale – Jersey Metropolis, USA
  5. O’ Munaciello – Miami, USA
  6. Spacca Napoli Pizzeria – Chicago, USA
  7. Tune’ E Napule – New York, USA
  8. La Leggenda Pizzeria – Miami, USA
  9. Pizzana – Los Angeles, USA
  10. Kesté Fulton – New York, USA
  11. Ken’s Artisan Pizza – Portland, USA
  12. Pizzeria Bianco – Phoenix, USA
  13. Jay’s Artisan Pizzeria – Kenmore, USA
  14. Ops – New York, USA
  15. Doppio Zero – San Francisco, USA
  16. Pretty’s Fifty Fifty – Portland, USA
  17. Partenope Ristorante – Dallas, USA
  18. Apizza Scholls – Portland, USA
  19. Flour Home – San Luis Obispo, USA
  20. Forcella – New York, USA
  21. Pizzeria Mozza – Los Angeles, USA
  22. Roberta’s – New York, USA
  23. Pizzeria Beddia – Philadelphia, USA
  24. Mission Pizza Napoletana – Winston – Salem, USA
  25. Inferno Pizzeria Napoletana – Darnestown, USA
  26. A 16 – San Francisco, USA
  27. San Matteo – Pizzeria e Cucina – New York, USA
  28. Brick Fireplace Tavern – Honolulu, USA
  29. Del Popolo – San Francisco, USA
  30. Pasquale Jones – New York, USA
  31. Forno Rosso – Chicago, USA
  32. Il Forno – San Antonio, USA
  33. Pasquale’s Pizzeria – South Kingstown, USA
  34. Stanzione 87 – Miami, USA
  35. Coals Artisan Pizza – Louisville, USA
  36. Flour + Water Pizzeria – San Francisco, USA
  37. Robert’s Pizza and Dough Firm – Chicago, USA
  38. Pomo – Scottsdale, USA
  39. Bufalina Due – Austin, USA
  40. Nostrana – Portland, USA
  41. Basil & Barley Pizzeria Napoletana – Colorado Springs, USA
  42. Angelina’s Pizzeria Napoletana – Irvine, USA
  43. Scottie’s Pizza Parlor – Portland, USA
  44. Cart-Driver RiNo – Denver, USA
  45. Bricco Coal Fired Pizza – Haddon Township, USA
  46. Roostica Wooden-Fireplace Pizzeria – Key West, USA
  47. Diavola – Indianapolis, USA
  48. Spark Pizza – Redmond, USA
  49. Fabrica Pizza – Tampa, USA
  50. Craft 64 – Scottsdale, USA

I’m Bored of Lists

Whereas I really like something that stirs up dialog about pizza, I’ve to confess I’m utterly bored of lists. The extra lists I see, the much less I care about them. It looks as if each week we get a brand new one. Most lists are simply regurgitations of outdated ones, compiled by interns who spend 10 minutes looking “greatest pizza” earlier than hitting the publish button. I don’t see any worth in most lists as a result of they provide nothing new. I noticed an inventory a number of weeks in the past from a good web site that supplied inaccurate data that may have been prevented had a journalist truly visited the pizzerias.

My favourite listing was the Every day Meal’s 101 Greatest Pizzeria in America. Till just lately, Arthur Bovino produced the listing by tapping dozens of consultants to compiled this beast of an inventory. The methodology of this listing modified up a 12 months or two in the past and now it’s similar to all of the others. There’s an identical listing in Daniel Younger’s large The place To Eat Pizza, wherein he pulled collectively consultants in cities throughout the planet (I helped with the NYC part) to ballot their very own native contacts upfront of compiling a brick of a e book with listings and details about every spot.

My Ideas on the Prime 50 Checklist

To grasp an inventory, you must know who wrote it. This listing involves us from an Italian group. They honestly are consultants and devotees of pizza as a craft. They’ve the deepest love for the meals and I’ve an excessive amount of respect for that. Realizing this explains why the listing is closely weighted towards Neapolitan and different types with Italian affect. I’m greatly surprised at how an inventory of U.S. pizzerias is lacking so many American types. I don’t see a few of my New York favorites like L’industrie, Scarr’s, Patsy’s, and King Umberto. I don’t see any of the non-Neapolitan types from Chicago. Nothing from Detroit. Nothing from New Haven. It’s unusual to have a U.S. listing lacking so many U.S. types.

Realizing who wrote an inventory is a prerequisite for understanding what an inventory means. It is a nice listing whenever you perceive who wrote it. It’s an incomplete listing for those who take the headline as truth.

Choosing the 50 prime pizzerias within the U.S. is a big activity that I wouldn’t dare undertake. I don’t know the complete story behind the way it’s assembled and I’m hoping to determine that out so I can proceed to grasp and speak about this listing when it inevitably comes up on excursions.


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