Northeast Pizza Throwdown

225 MILES | 5 hr 33 min | by Michael Stern
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Connecticut, New York, New Jersey: all can lay claim to the best pizza in America, maybe in the world. You be the judge. Take this tri-state tour of cream of the crop pizzerias in each venue.

1

Pepe’s Pizzeria Napoletana

The granddaddy of New Haven pizzerias, Pepe's is best known for its coal oven's chewy, full-flavored thin crust. And for superb, simple white clam pies.

2

Roseland Apizza

Roseland is a family-run restaurant in Derby, Connecticut, famous for huge portions of Italian-American food, including superb New Haven-style pizza.

3

Modern Apizza

Modern is one of New Haven's great pizzerias, its coal-fired oven turning out pies with chewy, full-flavored crust & first-rate toppings. Try the Italian Bomb!

4

Di Fara Pizza

There's always a long wait at Di Fara, where thin-crust pizza is made with imported mozzarella & daily-made sauce. Fans consider it the best on earth.

Must Eats
5

John’s Pizzeria

Cooked in a vintage coal-fired oven, John's pizza has a perfect chewy-crunchy crust. It's a New York City Greenwich Village landmark.

Must Eats
6

De Lorenzo’s Tomato Pies

Some of the best pizza anywhere is made in New Jersey at De Lorenzo's, where the crust is thin and crisp and the toppings are perfectly balanced.

7

Maruca’s Tomato Pies

A Seaside, New Jersey boardwalk legend, Maruca's is known for pizza made with a hypnotic spiral of unctuous cheese and red sauce.

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