101 Best Pizza Places List 2016

As many of you who follow us on Instagram know, we have been working off of the Daily Meal’s 2015 list of the best pizza places in the country. We are very excited to see that the Daily Meal has just come out with it’s new list for 2016!

As of today, we have managed to get to 88 of the pizza places on the 2015 list, and we will finish by November, 2016 (1 year from our start date!). We are excited to add some of these new pizza places on the 2016 list to our upcoming trips!

101 Best Pizza Places (2016) : places in bold are new to the list in 2016!

#101 –Artichoke Basille, NYC, NY
#100 –Area Four, Boston, MA
#99 –Reservoir Tavern, Boonton, NJ
#98 –L&B Spumoni Gardens, Brooklyn, NY
#97 –EVO, Charleston, SC
#96 –O4W Pizza, Duluth, GA
#95 –Loui’s Pizza, Hazel Park, MI
#94 –Lovely’s Fifty Fifty, Portland, OR
#93 –Harry’s Pizzeria, Miami, FL
#92 –Pizzeria Locale, Denver, CO
#91 –Monza Pizza, Charleston, SC
#90 –Providence Coal Fired Pizza, Providence, RI
#89 –Fat Lorenzo’s, Minneapolis, MN
#88 –Hog & Hominy, Memphis, TN
#87 –Pizzetteria Brunetti, Westhampton Beach, NY
#86 –Micucci Grocery, Portland, ME
#85 –Emmy Squared, Brooklyn, NY
#84 –Pizza Brain, Philadelphia, PA
#83 –King Umberto Restaurante and Pizzeria, Elmont, NY
#82 –Gino’s of Long Beach, NY
#81 –J&V Pizzeria, Brooklyn, NY
#80 –Papa’s Tomato Pies, Robbinsville, NJ
#79 –Galleria Umberto, Boston, MA
#78 –The Cheese Board, Berkeley, CA
#77 –Pizzaiolo, Oakland, CA
#76 –Capo’s, San Francisco, CA
#75 –Nostrana, Portland, OR
#74 –Via 313, Austin, TX
#73 –The Backspace, Austin, TX
#72 –Pizza Delicious, New Orleans, LA
#71 –Scuola Vecchia Pizza E Vino, Delray Beach, FL
#70 –Pizzeria Paradiso, Washington, DC
#69 – Caserta Pizzeria, Providence, RI
#68 –Pizza Domenica, New Orleans, LA
#67 –Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, Chicago, IL
#66 –Osteria, Philadelphia, PA
#65 –Santucci’s Square Pizza, Philadelphia, PA
#64 –Umberto’s Restaurant and Pizzeria, New Hyde Park, NY
#63 –Williamsburg Pizza, Brooklyn, NY
#62 –Delorenzo’s Tomato Pies, Robbinsville, NJ
#61 –Zuppardi’s, West Haven, CT
#60 –Bru Room at BAR, New Haven, CT
#59 –Pizza Rock, Las Vegas, NV
#58 –Gjelena, Los Angeles, CA
#57 –Ken’s Artistan Pizza, Portland, OR
#56 –Zaffiro’s Pizza, Milwaukee, WI
#55 –Vito & Nick’s, Chicago, IL
#54 –Pizano’s, Chicago, IL
#53 –2Amy’s, Washington, DC
#52 –Amore Pizza, Flushing, NY
#51 –Star Tavern Pizzeria, Orange, NJ
#50 –Santillo’s Brick Oven Pizza, Elizabeth, NJ
#49 – Roseland Apizza, Derby, CT
#48 –Mike’s Apizza and Restaurant, West Haven, CT
#47 –Ernie’s Pizzeria, New Haven, CT
#46 –Metro Pizza, Las Vegas, NV
#45 –Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco, CA
#44 –Pizzeria Delfina, San Francisco, CA
#43 –Giordano’s Pizza, Chicago, IL
#42 –Antico Pizza Napoletana, Atlanta, GA
#41 –Nick’s Pizza, Forest Hills, NY
#40 –Emily, Brooklyn, NY
#39 –Colony Pizza, Stamford, CT
#38 –Regina Pizzeria, Boston, MA
#37 –Una Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco, CA
#36 –Flour + Water, San Francisco, CA
#35 –Sotto, Los Angeles, CA
#34 –Piece, Chicago, IL
#33 –Gino’s East, Chicago, IL
#32 –Lombardi’s, NYC, NY
#31 –Al Forno, Providence, RI
#30 –Denino’s, Staten Island, NY
#29 –Speedy Romeo, Brooklyn, NY
#28 –Coalfire Pizza, Chicago, IL
#27 –Varasano’s Pizzeria, Atlanta, GA
#26 –New Park Pizza, Howard Beach, NY
#25 –Santarpio’s, Boston, MA
#24 –Pequod’s, Chicago, IL
#23 –Prince Street Pizza, NYC, NY
#22 –Patsy’s, NYC, NY
#21 –Paulie Gee’s, Brooklyn, NY
#20 –Apizza Scholl’s, Portland, OR
#19 –Buddy’s Pizza, Detroit, MI
#18 –Keste, NYC, NY
#17 –Grimaldi’s, Brooklyn, NY
#16 –Pizzeria Vetri, Philadelphia, PA
#15 –Modern Apizza, New Haven, CT
#14 –Joe’s Pizza, NYC, NY
#13 –Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles, CA
#12 –Pizzeria Beddia, Philadelphia, PA
#11 –Louie and Ernie’s, Bronx, NY
#10 –Rubirosa, NYC, NC
#9 –Lucali, Brooklyn, NY
#8 –Pizzeria Bianco, Phoenix, AZ
#7 –Sally’s Apizza, New Haven, CT
#6 –Motorino, NYC, NY
#5 –Totonno’s, Brooklyn, NY
#4 –Roberta’s, Brooklyn, NY
#3 –Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, New Haven, CT
#2 –John’s of Bleecker Street, NYC, NY
#1 –Di Fara, Brooklyn, NY

We are generally happy with this list, and for the most part, we think it improves on last year’s list, although we had some favorites that didn’t make it this year. Pepe’s (our personal favorite) is no longer #1, but we think that this is fair after having now been to Di Fara. As you may have seen in our previous post, we also are big fans of John’s of Bleecker.

We are really excited to see that the top list of restaurants has stayed the same and there are no new additions to the list in the top 20, and only 6 in the top 50 that weren’t on the 2015 list! We are also excited to see some new places to check out in NYC, Brooklyn, Philly, and NJ!

Major movers: Pizzeria Beddia (went from #83 in 2015 to #12 in 2016, a move that we fully support), Pizzeria Vetri (from #88 in 2015 to #16 in 2016, a move we aren’t too sure about), Roseland Apizza in New Haven (from #84 to # 49, also a good move, in our opinion), Rubirosa (from #41 to #10, but we don’t think that this should be top 10)

Places that dropped: Flour + Water (from #6 to #36, we haven’t been here yet), and Lou Malnati’s (#25 to #67). Also Pequods, which was our favorite deep dish in Chicago, is now out of the top 20 (went from #15 to #24), although Chicago has a few new additions to the list that probably should have also been on last year’s.

Places that didn’t make 2016’s list that we miss: Pizza Moto (was ranked #77 in 2015, and should have been ranked again in 2016), both Tony’s Place and Tacconelli’s  in Philadelphia (were ranked #97 and #63), Co. (was ranked #18), and Ernesto’s in Boston (was ranked #74). These were all places that made it very high on our personal lists, and didn’t make it in 2016.

As always, let us know if you have some new places for us to try, whether they are on this list or not! We are always looking for new places to go to!

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