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.
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.
Roseland is a family-run restaurant in Derby, Connecticut, famous for huge portions of Italian-American food, including superb New Haven-style pizza.
Special Garlic Bread
Shrimp Fra Diavolo
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Shrimp & Spinach White Pizza
Shrimp Oreganate Pizza
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!
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.
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.
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.
A Seaside, New Jersey boardwalk legend, Maruca's is known for pizza made with a hypnotic spiral of unctuous cheese and red sauce.