The BEST Pizza in Every State (& D.C.)

Picky kids, rejoice! We’re eating our way through the USA with this monster list of the best pizzerias in every state. Whether you’re a Chicago deep dish fan or prefer the thin crust of a Neapolitan-style pizza, there’s something for everyone at these family-friendly, cult-favorite spots. Keep reading to find out where to get your next slice.

1. Alabama: Slice Pizza & Brew
This spot has everything you need in a pizza place: a family-friendly atmosphere, beer on tap for the parents and inventive flavor combos. Try the Soul Pie, topped with black-eyed peas, sausage, and pepper jack.

725 29th St. S.
Birmingham, AL

2. Alaska: Moose’s Tooth Pub & Pizzeria
Started by a trio of rock climbers, Moose’s Tooth has become a cult favorite in Anchorage. While the stone-baked crust is delish, you’ll want to leave room for their wow-worthy desserts too.

3300 Old Seward Hwy
Anchorage, AK

3. Arizona: Pizzeria Bianco
Pizzeria Bianco isn't just a cozy neighborhood spot, though it certainly feels like one—it's a favorite of critics across the country, and chef Chris Bianco has a James Beard award under his belt. Plus, it gets parent bonus points for being just down the street from the Children's Museum of Phoenix.

623 E. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ

4. Arkansas: ZAZA Fine Salad and Wood Oven Pizza Co.
You’ll find amazing thin-crust pizza at this hip Little Rock spot. Top your meal off with a scoop of their creamy homemade gelato—delish!

5600 Kavanaugh Blvd.
Little Rock, AR

5. California: Pizzeria Mozza
At Pizzeria Mozza, it's all about that crust: co-owner and chef Nancy Silverton has perfected her recipe for a chewy yet crisp crust that becomes beautifully charred in spots. On the menu, you'll find mouthwatering pies with toppings like squash blossoms, burrata, fennel sausage and Meyer lemon.

641 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

Racca's Pizzeria Napoletana

6. Colorado: Marco's Coal Fired
If you’re a pizza purist, you’ll find super authentic Italian pies at this gem of a spot in Denver. Try the Pistachio, topped with sweet Italian sausage, olive oil and pistachio pesto.

2129 Larimer St.
Denver, CO

7. Connecticut: Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
For a classic Italian pie, you’ve got to try Pepe’s. This spot is a fixture on many “best pizza in America” lists, and when you try the white clam pizza, you’ll see why.

157 Wooster St.
New Haven, CT

8. Delaware: Pizza by Elizabeths
The concept of this Delaware pizzeria is genius—every pie is named after a famous Elizabeth. We recommend the Boop, a classic combo of mozzarella, basil, balsamic and tomatoes.

3801 Kenneth Pike
Greenville, DE

9. Florida: Satchel’s Pizza
With live music, kids’ play areas and craft beer on tap, this place is already an instant fave. Add in the amazing pizza, and we’re set for life.

1800 NE 23rd Ave.
Gainesville, FL

Gan C. via Yelp

10. Georgia: Antico Pizza Napoletana
Atlantans rave about this unbelievable thin-crust pie that’s lovingly baked in an imported Sicilian brick oven. Communal tables and an open atmosphere make it a fun pick for the littles.

1093 Hemphill Ave.
Atlanta, GA

11. Hawaii: Amina Pizzeria
This hole-in-the-wall pizzeria is a must-visit for Italian comfort food. Their pizzas and calzones are rave-worthy, and kiddos will love customizing their own personal pies.

1694 Kalakaua Ave., Ste. E
Honolulu, HI

12. Idaho: Flying Pie Pizzaria
The pies really do fly high at this awesome family-friendly pizza place. Stop by on Tuesday nights to take advantage of their all-you-can-eat buffet—kids under five eat for free.

6508 W. Fairview Ave.
Boise, ID

13. Illinois: Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
For deep-dish pizza, you absolutely can’t go wrong with Lou Malnati’s. With a buttery crust, piles of Wisconsin mozzarella and a tasty sausage blend, it’s a Chicago area must.

439 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL

Bazbeaux Pizza

14. Indiana: Bazbeaux Pizza
Located on vibrant Massachusetts Avenue, Bazbeaux is a kid-friendly haven for pizza lovers. With gluten-free options and inventive topping combos, your whole crew will leave feeling satisfied.

333 Massachusetts Ave.
Indianapolis, IN

15. Iowa: Zipp’s Pizzaria
Worth the drive, Zipp’s is a total hidden gem. Try the taco pizza, topped with cheese, salsa, lettuce, tomato, crumbly chips and beef.

301 Audubon St.
Adair, IA

16. Kansas: Limestone
Limestone’s pizzas are always a hit, perhaps thanks to the local ingredients that make up each “neoprarie” pie. From the Margherita purist to the adventurous eater, they’ve got something for everyone.

814 Massachusetts St.
Lawrence, KS

Watershed post via Flickr

17. Kentucky: Boombozz Craft Pizza & Taphouse
Sip on a beer, watch the game and eat some seriously amazing pizza at Boombozz. Check out the hearty Pollotaté, topped with chicken, potatoes, and red onions.

1448 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY

18. Louisiana: Pizza Delicious
New York-style pizza in the heart of New Orleans? Sign us up! They keep it simple with just a few types of pizza (picky kids, rejoice), and the crispy thin crust will keep you coming back for more.

617 Piety St.
New Orleans, LA


19. Maine: Slab
Here, it’s not a slice of pizza, it’s a slab. Fluffy focaccia forms the base to be customized with your favorite toppings, from pepperoni to artichokes.

25 Preble St.
Portland, ME

20. Maryland: Iggies Pizza
Feast on delicious thin-crust pizza at this fantastic Baltimore spot. Try the Alice, topped with pesto, spinach, mozzarella and goat cheese.

818 N. Calvert St.
Baltimore, MD

21. Massachusetts: Regina Pizzeria
TripAdvisor declared this Boston classic the best pizzeria in America, and we can't disagree there! The North End location has been serving up delicious brick-oven pizzas since 1926.

11 1/2 Thacher St.
Boston, MA

janyneandd via Flickr

22. Michigan: Green Lantern Pizzeria & Lounge
Your crew will love the old-school, relaxed ambiance of this Detroit-area pizzeria. Pair your pizza with an appetizer of candied bacon and you’re sure to have one happy family.

28960 John R Rd.
Madison Heights, MI

23. Minnesota: Pizzeria Pezzo
Deep-dish and coal-fired pizza are both on the menu at this gem of a spot in White Bear Lake. Round your meal out with a scoop of gelato or a freshly made cannoli.

2143 4th St.
White Bear Lake, MN

Pizza Shack

24. Mississippi: Pizza Shack
You’re sure to get a one-of-a-kind slice at Pizza Shack. With options like Thai Chicken, Great American Burger and Cajun Joe, there’s something delicious for every taste.

219 Garden Park Dr.
Madison, MS

25. Missouri: Pastaria
You’ve got to try the Margherita pizza at Pastaria, but you might be tempted by their yummy pasta dishes too. Their kids’ menu is also awesome, so everyone is sure to be satisfied.

7734 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, MO

26. Montana: Bridger Brewing
Sip on a beer while you enjoy a slice of bison pepperoni pizza at this well-loved spot. The little ones can indulge in a root beer float too.

1609 S. 11th Ave.
Bozeman, MT

27. Nebraska: Yia Yia’s Pizza and Beer
You’ll find unique toppings and a perfectly springy crust at Yia Yia’s. Whether you’re a stickler for classic sausage pizza or you like trying new creations like hamburger pizza, you’ll feel right at home here.

1423 O St.
Lincoln, NE

Michael Bentley via Flickr

28. Nevada: Pizza Rock
Pizza Rock offers a huge selection of pie styles, from Sicilian to New York to Chicago thin crust—we’re pretty sure we could eat here every day and never get bored.

201 N. 3rd St.
Las Vegas, NV

29. New Hampshire: Tilton House of Pizza
Grab a perfect pie from this fab spot. The crust is the perfect mix of light, crispy and chewy—simple and delicious.

298 Main St.
Tilton, NH

30. New Jersey: Santillo’s Brick Oven Pizza
Get some amazing Sicilian pizza from this local favorite. There are tons of pizza style options, from a 1940 version with just tomato sauce to a 1960 style with less cheese and more sauce.

639 S. Broad St.
Elizabeth, NJ

31. New Mexico: Giovanni’s Pizzeria
Head to Giovanni’s to get your New York-style pizza fix. Try the New Mexican, topped with chicken, ricotta, and of course, green chiles.

921 San Pedro Dr. SE
Albuquerque, NM

Pinky and the B via Yelp

32. New York: Roberta's
Ask 10 New Yorkers for the best pizza place in the city, and they’ll give you 10 different answers. Our pick goes to Roberta's—it's totally worth the hype (and the wait!). Whether you go with the Hawaiian Punch or the Bee Sting, you'll definitely leave happy.

261 Moore St.
Brooklyn, NY

33. North Carolina: Luisa’s Brick Oven Pizzeria
This authentic Italian spot is all about the super thin crust pizzas. The Luisa is a crowd favorite, topped with sliced tomatoes, pesto, ricotta cheese and garlic.

1730 Abbey Pl.
Charlotte, NC

34. North Dakota: Rhombus Guys
The unique topping combos at Rhombus Guys will be an instant hit with your fam, from pulled pork to pineapple to prosciutto. As an added bonus, little ones will have a blast coloring on the tables as you wait for your meal.

606 Main Ave.
Fargo, ND

35. Ohio: Angelo’s Pizza
For a traditional thick-crust pan pizza, you can’t beat Angelo’s. The buttery crust, fresh toppings, and tangy sauce make it an instant family fave.

13715 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH

36. Oklahoma: The Hideaway
Originally opened in 1957, The Hideaway is a true Oklahoma establishment. The Paradise Pie is delicious, made with alfredo sauce, chicken, bacon, and spinach.

230 S. Knoblock St.
Stillwater, OK

37. Oregon: Apizza Scholls
Often hailed as the best pizzeria in the Pacific Northwest, Apizza Scholls keeps their pies simple and delicious, letting the ingredients speak for themselves. There’s an arcade room—perfect to keep kids occupied while waiting.

4741 SE Hawthorne Blvd.
Portland, OR

Nomad Pizza

38. Pennsylvania: Nomad Pizza
Nosh on delish Italian-style pizza from this well-loved spot in Philly. The spacious eating area upstairs makes it the perfect place for families.

611 S. 7th St.
Philadelphia, PA

39. Rhode Island: Caserta Pizzeria
You’ll find thick but fluffy slices at this old-school Italian pizzeria. They’re famous for the Wimpy Skippy, a spinach pie stuffed with cheese, pepperoni and black olives.

121 Spruce St.
Providence, RI

40. South Carolina: EVO Pizza
EVO started out as a pizza stand at the Charleston Farmers Market, and now they’re famous for their drool-worthy wood-fired pies. Meat lovers will appreciate the Pork Trifecta, topped with sausage, pepperoni and bacon.

1075 E. Montague
North Charleston, SC

41. South Dakota: Lintz Bros Pizza
Pizza this good is totally worth the drive. Try out the Big Fat Greek Pizza or the Pie-Mac—you’ll be glad you did.

14287 SD Hwy 36
Hermosa, SD

Janelle Connor

42. Tennessee: DeSano Pizza Bakery
DeSano is all about the authentic Neapolitan pizza, cooked to order with fresh toppings. Kids are given pizza dough to play with while they wait—a great way to keep tiny hands busy.

115 16th Ave. S.
Nashville, TN

43. Texas: Fireside Pies
Get cozy with pizza made in a wood-fired oven with toppings like truffle oil and meatballs. Try their signature cheese salad to take your meal to the next level.

2820 N. Henderson Ave.
Dallas, TX

44. Utah: The Pie Pizzeria
The Pie Pizzeria is best known for its fluffy crust, but they’ve got three other crust options to choose from, not to mention vegan and gluten-free options. It’s safe to say that even the pickiest kids will be satisfied here.

1320 E. 200 S.
Salt Lake City, UT

45. Vermont: American Flatbread
Check out the neat wood-fired oven as you wait for your meal at this cozy restaurant. Offering microbrews and delicious thin-crust pizzas, this is sure to be a hit with your crew.

115 St. Paul St.
Burlington, VT

46. Virginia: Salvatore’s Pizzeria
Grab a classic Italian pie from this kid-approved spot. Start out with garlic knots, then try one of their delicious specialty pizzas.

4876 Princess Anne Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA

47. Washington: Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria
If you're hankering for authentic Neapolitan pizza, you can't go wrong with a visit to Tutta Bella. Your whole family will adore their inventive flavor combinations, and kids will love watching the cooking process in the open kitchen.

4411 Stone Way N.
Seattle, WA

48. Washington, D.C.: &pizza
This hip spot has been taking the District by storm, and for good reason. Pick one of their inventive combos or customize a personal-sized pie just for you (perfect for picky kids!).

1005 E St. NW
Washington, D.C.

49. West Virginia: Pies & Pints
Hand-tossed doughs are the canvas for all sorts of interesting flavor combinations, like grape and gorgonzola and sriracha shrimp. There’s a playground connected to the restaurant, making it the perfect spot for the whole fam.

219 W. Maple Ave.
Fayetteville, WV

50. Wisconsin: Ian’s Pizza by the Slice
Mac ‘n' cheese pizza, anyone? Kids will go wild for the off-the-wall combos offered at Ian’s.

319 N. Frances St.
Madison, WI

51. Wyoming: Pizzeria Caldera
You’ll find thin-crust pizza made in a stone-hearth oven at this Jackson hot spot. Locals rave about the authentic Italian crust and the comfortable family atmosphere.

20 W. Broadway
Jackson, WY

—Susie Foresman


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