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The 101 best pizzas in America

The Daily Meal Logo By Arthur Bovino of The Daily Meal | Slide 1 of 103: It’s a fantastic time for pizza in this country. The classic Neapolitan style with its puffy crust and slightly soupy interior is now widespread, while Roman pizza al taglio, which is baked on long rectangular trays, has landed and is quickly proliferating. While pizza has always been a popular food, there’s more fascination with pizza than ever, and diners are increasingly seeking out America’s own regional styles. Some are now claiming that that Chicago is not just a deep-dish cliché but rather America's greatest pizza town. Buffalo has seen increased attention for its own thick, airy and cheesy style; thin-and-crispy bar pies and the chewy, oblong New Haven style have spread; Detroit, with its thick, rectangular pan pizzas, continues to motor its way onto menus nationwide; and a few determined, energetic joints are even powering a renaissance in New York City slice culture. Meanwhile, classic old school pizzerias are still going strong and beloved pizza chains continue to expand while redefining fast food.This has all contributed to making it even more difficult than ever to rank the country’s best pizzas, but once again we’ve accepted the challenge and rounded up the 101 best pizzas in America.

The 101 Best Pizzas in America

It’s a fantastic time for pizza in this country. The classic Neapolitan style with its puffy crust and slightly soupy interior is now widespread, while Roman pizza al taglio, which is baked on long rectangular trays, has landed and is quickly proliferating. While pizza has always been a popular food, there’s more fascination with pizza than ever, and diners are increasingly seeking out America’s own regional styles. Some are now claiming that that Chicago is not just a deep-dish cliché but rather America's greatest pizza town. Buffalo has seen increased attention for its own thick, airy and cheesy style; thin-and-crispy bar pies and the chewy, oblong New Haven style have spread; Detroit, with its thick, rectangular pan pizzas, continues to motor its way onto menus nationwide; and a few determined, energetic joints are even powering a renaissance in New York City slice culture. Meanwhile, classic old school pizzerias are still going strong and beloved pizza chains continue to expand while redefining fast food.

This has all contributed to making it even more difficult than ever to rank the country’s best pizzas, but once again we’ve accepted the challenge and rounded up the 101 best pizzas in America.

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