Tracking down the country’s best pizzerias seems to be a media obsession these days. But can you really blame them? It’s not like anyone’s clamoring for a list of America’s best fish tacos.
Food & Wine’s latest best-pizza list for 2023 narrows it down to 28, singling out independent shops and small chains from coast to coast. Not surprisingly, the list strongly favors New York—nearly half of the ranked pizzerias are located in New York City or Brooklyn. In fact, one gets the impression that the reviewers barely ventured outside of the nation’s major cities in their quest. But we can at least give them credit for discovering Pig Ate My Pizza, a little shop located at Nouvelle Brewing in Robbinsdale, Minnesota.
If your pizzeria made the list—or any national or regional list of a similar nature—don’t keep it a secret. Brag about it to the world via your website, social media posts and in-store signage. Send an email or text to your loyalty program members. Craft a press release and shoot it out to local TV, newspaper and website reporters as well as foodie influencers in your area. Invite them to come and try your pies for themselves!
Here’s a breakdown of the Food & Wine list:
A16 Rockridge—Oakland, California
Milo & Olive—Santa Monica, California
Pig Ate My Pizza at Nouvelle Brewing—Robbinsdale, Minnesota
Del Popolo—San Francisco
Don Antonio by Starita—New York City
800 Degrees—Los Angeles
Al Forno—Providence, Rhode Island
Forcella—New York City
Casey’s Pizza—San Francisco
Sottocasa—New York City
Ribalta—New York City
Pizzeria Mozza—Los Angeles
Flour + Water—San Francisco
Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana—New Haven, Connecticut
Motorino—New York City
Pizzeria Delfina—San Francisco
Kesté Pizza and Vino—New York
Rubirosa—New York City
Sullivan Street Pizza—New York City