Reader’s Digest, one of the country’s oldest and most respected publications, says it’s found the best pizzerias in every U.S. state, from Florida to Washington and Maine to New Mexico. Did your pizza shop make the list? If so, don’t be modest—spread the news far and wide. If not, don’t despair: there will be other lists.

Ranking the best pizzerias in the U.S. and the world has become a minor obsession for the national media. PMQ takes these highly subjective lists with the proverbial grain of salt—or perhaps a pinch of Parmesan—but, for our readers, they wield some power, potentially driving new traffic. If nothing else, landing on a best-pizza list gives you a new bragging point for your website, social media and loyalty program.

Writing for Reader’s Digest, Amanda Tarlton says the list, titled “The Most Delicious Pizza in the United States,” was compiled by “using a combination of local knowledge, sales figures, rave reviews and simply following our noses.” If you’re on the list, share the news with the world via your web presence, including social media accounts, Yelp and Google, as well as interior signage in your restaurant and a press release for local newspapers, TV stations and other area media outlets. Invite reporters and news producers to visit your pizzeria or offer to make a couple of pizzas live on the air for the hosts of your hometown morning TV shows. This kind of stuff is catnip for the local press!

Related: Italian experts name the best pizzeria in the U.S.

Here’s a closer look at the Reader’s Digest list:

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Alabama: Slice Stone Pizza and Brew

Alaska: Moose’s Tooth Pub and Pizzeria

Arizona: Pizzeria Bianco

Arkansas: Iriana’s Pizza

California: Cheese Board Pizza

Colorado: Blue Pan Pizza

Connecticut: Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

Delaware: Grotto Pizza

Florida: Steve’s Pizza

Georgia: Antico Pizza Napoletana

Hawaii: Sophie’s Gourmet Hawaiian Pizzeria

Idaho: The Wylder

Illinois: Giordano’s

Indiana: Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza

Iowa: Great Plains Sauce & Dough Co.

Kansas: Picasso’s Pizzeria

Kentucky: Impellizzeri’s Pizza

Louisiana: Pizza Domenica

Maine: OTTO Pizza

Maryland: Joe Squared Pizza

Massachusetts: Area Four

Michigan: Licari’s Sicilian Pizza Kitchen

Minnesota: Pizzeria Lola

Mississippi: Square Pizza

Missouri: Pi Pizzeria

Montana: Eugene’s Pizza

Nebraska: Yiayia’s Pizza and Beer

Nevada: Pizza Rock

New Hampshire: Alley Cat Pizzeria

New Jersey: Brooklyn Square Pizza

New Mexico: Giovanni’s Pizza

New York: Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

North Carolina: Lilly’s Pizza

North Dakota: Blackbird Woodfire

Ohio: Crust

Oklahoma: Empire Slice House

Oregon: Sizzle Pie

Pennsylvania: Earth Bread + Brewery

Rhode Island: D. Palmieri’s Bakery

South Carolina: Village Idiot

South Dakota: Dough Trader Pizza Company

Tennessee: Big Ed’s Pizza

Texas: Big Lou’s Pizza

Utah: Settebello Pizzeria

Vermont: Piecasso Pizzeria

Virginia: Bottoms Up Pizza

Washington: Serious Pie

West Virginia: Backyard Pizza and Raw Bar

Wisconsin: Harry’s Prohibition Bistro

Wyoming: Pinky G’s Pizzeria


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