Special Report

America's 25 Favorite Pizza Joints

Source: Courtesy of Little Star Pizza via Yelp

10. Little Star Pizza
> Yelp rating: 4.4 (2,814 reviews)
> Location: San Francisco, CA

The Western Addition location of this colorfully furnished pizzeria — there are two other Bay Area units — serves a handful of appetizers plus a choice of deep dish or thin crust pizzas. In addition to nine house-designed pizzas, a build-your-own option is offered, with some 29 possible toppings. Gluten-free crust is available.

Source: Courtesy of Andrea M. via Yelp

9. L’Industrie Pizzeria
> Yelp rating: 4.4 (427 reviews)
> Location: Brooklyn, NY

Named the best pizza spot in New York State three years ago by BuzzFeed — and there’s plenty of competition — L’Industrie serves 30 different pizzas in two sizes plus a 12-inch Nutella-and-strawberry dessert pizza. Among the more unusual choices are the Breakfast pizza (tomato sauce, mozzarella, bacon, mushrooms, sausage, egg) and the Zola & Grapes (a white pie with mozzarella, ricotta, gorgonzola, fresh grapes, parmigiano, and basil).

Source: Courtesy of Lexie L. via Yelp

8. Bronx Pizza
> Yelp rating: 4.4 (3,282 reviews)
> Location: San Diego, CA

The Bronx Deluxe pizza at this unabashedly Bronxish West Coast pizzeria combines red sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, black olives, onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Plenty of other toppings are available on the restaurant’s one-size-feeds-all pizzas (18 inches in diameter) — but, warns the menu, don’t expect ham, chicken, pineapple, jalapeños, or Canadian bacon, and “Please don’t ask for buffalo wings or ranch dressing.” In keeping with its no-nonsense attitude, Bronx Pizza takes cash only.

Source: Courtesy of Ann S. via Yelp

7. Golden Boy Pizza
> Yelp rating: 4.4 (3,295 reviews)
> Location: San Francisco, CA

A presence in North Beach since 1978 (there is a second location in San Mateo, just south of San Francisco), Golden Boy purveys focaccia-crust pizzas by the slice or the rectangular sheet, each one worth between 12 and 15 slices. Only six varieties are offered, including cheese, sausage, and clam and garlic.

Source: Courtesy of Lily B. via Yelp

6. Home Slice Pizza
> Yelp rating: 4.4 (3,449 reviews)
> Location: Austin, TX

This neighborhood pizza joint serves “authentic NY-style pizza.” Salads, antipasto, and sub sandwiches are available, but pizzas in two sizes are the specialty. Seven “tried and true” combinations are on the menu, as well as 24 toppings for DIY pies. “Go easy now,” notes the topping list, because “less is more.”