25 pizzerias you need to visit in your lifetime, according to Yelp

An assortment of slices from Pizzamaniac.

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An assortment of slices from Pizzamaniac.
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  • A good pizzeria is a welcome addition to any community. However, what makes a pizzeria “good” is different for everyone.
  • Using an algorithm based on customer ratings and reviews, Yelp has ranked some of the best pizzerias you need to visit in your lifetime.
  • The pizzerias aren’t just in New York, either. The ranking features pizza joints all over the country, from The Gypsy Poet in Houston, Texas, to Curry Pizza in West Valley City, Utah.
  • The No. 1 pizza place to visit, according to Yelp, is Smiling With Hope Pizza in Reno, Nevada.
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25. Terra Mia Pizzeria

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Jalapeño, mushroom, and pepperoni pizza from Terra Mia Pizzeria.
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Located in Laguna Hills, California, Terra Mia Pizzeria serves up authentic New York-style pizza made fresh every day using hand-stretched dough.


24. Salud Beer Shop

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Thai Chicken Pizza from Salud Beer Shop.
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Salud Beer Shop in Charlotte, North Carolina, serves pizza, sandwiches, and starters in its taproom. Diners suggest ordering the Thai Chicken Pizza.


23. CRUST

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Mushroom and Arugula Pizza from CRUST.
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Located in Miami, Florida, CRUST offers pizza and Italian cuisine. Yelpers love the Margherita and Truffle Pizza.


22. Pizzamaniac

An assortment of slices from Pizzamaniac.

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An assortment of slices from Pizzamaniac.
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Pizzamaniac in Vista, California, offers a variety of New York-style, thin-crust pizzas. Yelpers recommend the Hawaiian BBQ pizza and the Maniac pizza.


21. Angelo’s Brick Oven Pizzeria

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Brick oven pizza from Angelo’s Brick Oven Pizzeria.
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Located in Wildomar, California, Angelo’s Brick Oven Pizzeria serves – you guessed it – brick-oven pizza and other Italian staples. Customers recommend the “2003: USA Here I Come – Angelo takes on California!” pizza, made with pepperoni and soppressata.


20. Angeli’s Pizzeria

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Large combo pizza from Angeli’s Pizzeria.
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Angeli’s Pizzeria in Baltimore, Maryland, serves up appetizers and New York-style pizza. Customers recommend adding pepperoni to your slice.


19. Centro Collective

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Slices of pizza from Centro Collective.
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Centro Collective Pizzeria in Lake Forest, California, serves rectangular, Roman-style pizzas, salads, and sides. Customers recommend the Amatriciana pizza and The Throwdown.


18. Bob’s Pizza

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A half pepperoni pie from Bob’s Pizza.
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Located in Chicago, Illinois, Bob’s Pizza offers not the ubiquitous Chicago-style deep dish the city is famous for, but rather thin-crust, NY-style pies. Diners suggest ordering the sausage and pesto pizzas.


17. Melo’s Pizzeria

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Pepperoni and mushroom pizza from Melo’s Pizzeria.
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Melo’s Pizzeria in Saint Louis, Missouri, serves Neapolitan-style, brick-oven pizza. Yelpers love the margherita pizza and the restaurant’s famous white pizza.


16. La Gastronomia

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Sausage and onion pizza from La Gastronomia.
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Located in Grass Valley, California, La Gastronomia serves brick-oven pizza and other traditional Italian specialties. Customers recommend the Veneta pizza and The Alps and Hills pizza.


15. Pizzeria Monzú

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Pizza from Pizzeria Monzú.
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Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, Pizzeria Monzú offers pizza and Italian cuisine. Diners suggest ordering the 5 Cheese Pesto and Biellese Pepperoni pizzas.


14. The Lovin Oven

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A margherita and supreme pie from The Lovin Oven.
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The Lovin Oven in Kailua, Hawaii, specializes in vegan pizza. Yelpers recommend the Hawaiian pizza and the Primo pizza.


13. Kō Hana Distillers

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A mushroom, pepper, pepperoni, and pineapple pie from Kō Hana Distillers.
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Kō Hana Distillers in Kunia, Hawaii, offers an extensive rum selection and a variety of different wood-fired pizzas. Yelpers recommend the mushroom, pepper, pepperoni, and pineapple pie.


12. The Gypsy Poet

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Fancy Backpacker pizza from The Gypsy Poet.
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The Gypsy Poet in Houston, Texas, serves artisan pizza, salads, and desserts. Diners suggest ordering the Pepperoni Madness and the Fancy Backpacker pizzas.


11. Joe Benny’s

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Pizza from Joe Benny’s.
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Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Joe Benny’s offers Sicilian-style foccacia pizza and meatballs. Yelpers love the Angie, the Kimtucky, and the Dianamal focaccia pizzas.


10. Gusto Pinsa Romana

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Parmigian pizza at Gusto Pinsa Romana.
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Gusto Pinsa Romana in San Fransisco, California, serves Pinsa, an “evolution of pizza recreated from an old traditional family recipe incorporating modern techniques,” according to the restaurants website. Yelpers recommend the Salame Pinsa.


9. Saverio’s Authentic Pizza Napoletana

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Margherita pizza from Saverio’s Authentic Pizza Napoletana.
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Located in Massapequa, New York, Saverio’s Authentic Pizza Napoletana serves Neapolitan-style pizza in two different styles: New York and Italian. Yelpers recommend the margherita and the pesto pies.


8. L’industrie Pizzeria

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A pizza being made at L’industrie Pizzeria.
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L’industrie Pizzeria in Brooklyn, New York, offers pizzas ranging from Italian classics such as a Margherita pie to more complex flavors like proscuitto with truffle sauce. Yelpers love the New Yorker pizza and the Burrata pizza.


7. Curry Pizza

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A pie from Curry Pizza.
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Located in West Valley City, Utah, Curry Pizza offers pizza topped with curry sauces and other Indian staples. Diners suggest ordering the Lean Green Curry Pizza and the Curry Pizza with Paneer.


6. Fahrenheit Pizza & Brewhouse

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Supreme Pizza from Fahrenheit Pizza & Brewhouse.
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Fahrenheit Pizza & Brewhouse in Asheville, North Carolina, offers New York-style pizza, smoked chicken wings, and calzones. Yelpers recommend the Supreme and Vodka pizzas.


5. Dutch’s Brewhouse

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A pie with sun-dried tomatoes from Dutch’s Brewhouse.
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Dutch’s Brewhouse in Long Beach, California, offers a slew of craft brews and a variety of NY-style pizzas. Customers love the Burgggzzzaaa pizza and the Dirty Bird pizza.


4. Dixie Pizza Wagon

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Half Italian Cowboy and half Margherita pizza from Dixie Pizza Wagon.
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Located in Hurricane, Utah, Dixie Pizza Wagon offers a slew of wood-fired pizzas – all from an oven located in a parking lot. Yelpers love the Italian Cowboy and the Margherita pizzas.


3. 786 Degrees

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Napolitana pizza from 786 Degrees.
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Located in Los Angeles, California, 786 Degrees serves Neapolitan-style pizza infused with international flavors. Customers recommend The Sultan pizza and the Shrimp Tuscany pizza.


2. Ciao! Pizza & Pasta

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Roasted Chicken Pizza from Ciao! Pizza & Pasta.
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Ciao! Pizza & Pasta in Chelsea, Massachusetts, serves salads, wood-fired pizza, and handcrafted pasta. Yelpers love the Funghi and Prosciutto Di Parma pizzas.


1. Smiling With Hope Pizza

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NY Ricotta with Pepperoni from Smiling With Hope Pizza.
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Smiling With Hope Pizza in Reno, Nevada serves Sicilian and classic New York-style pizzas. Diners suggest ordering the NY Ricotta with Pepperoni and the Ricotta Sicilian pizzas.