By Allana Akhtar
September 5, 2018

Whether you like it deep dish or thin crust, square-shaped or topped with pineapple, you probably have a go-to pizza order. Much like barbecue, after all, pizza draws fans with strong opinions.

Of course, the way a pizza looks and tastes will likely differ depending on where you are (and who’s making it). Though there’s no right or wrong pizza, most U.S. regions will defend their preferred variation to the end.

To add flame to the wood-fired oven, MONEY partnered with Yelp to find the best pizza joint in every state. All the eateries on this list are in the “Pizza” category on Yelp. “Best” is measured using an algorithm that looks at the number of reviews and star rating for a business. We also added a price of a cheese pie (where available) for each place.

Here are the 51 best pizza places in the country (and Washington, D.C.).


Alabama: The Forge Pizzeria

Location: Foley
Cost of a 10-inch cheese pie: $9.99


Alaska: Little Mermaid

Courtesy of Little Mermaid Pizza

Location: Homer
Cost of a 12-inch cheese pie: $14


Arizona: Home Slice Pizza Company

Location: Prescott Valley
Cost of a 16-inch cheese pie: $12.95


Arkansas: MELD Kitchen + Sandwich Bar

Location: Bentonville
Cost of a 12-inch Margherita: $12.95


California: Oaktown Cafe

Photograph by Elliott Alexander

Location: Oakland
Cost of a 12-inch pie: $13.50


Colorado: Pickup’s Pizza Company

Courtesy of Pickup's Pizza Company

Location: Eagle
Cost of a 12-inch cheese pie: $10


Connecticut: Big Green Truck

Big Green Truck Pizza in Connecticut.
Courtesy of Big Green Truck Pizza

Location: New Haven
Cost of a cheese pie: N/A (mostly catering)


Delaware: Pomodoro Pizzeria

Location: Bethany Beach
Cost of a 16-inch cheese pie: $14


District of Columbia: Cucina Al Volo

Cost of a cheese slice: $5


Florida: Magdalenas Pizzeria

BBQ Chicken Pizza
Courtesy of Magdalenas Pizza

Location: Tampa
Cost of a 16-inch cheese pie: $11.99


Georgia: Pi-bytes

Location: Stone Mountain
Cost of a large cheese pie: $18


Hawaii: Live Fire Pizza

Location: Kapaa
Cost of a cheese pie: $11


Idaho: Embers By The Lake

Courtesy of Embers by The Lake

Location: Hauser
Cost of a cheese pie: $15


Illinois: Stix n Brix Wood Fired Pizza

Courtesy of Stix n Brix Wood Fired

Location: Chicago
Cost of 10-inch Margherita: $11


Indiana: Iechyd Da Brewing Company

Meats and banana pepper pizza at Iechyd da Brewing Company.
Courtesy of Iechyd da Brewing Company

Location: Elkhart
Cost of a 12-inch cheese pie: $8.95


Iowa: Simon’s

Location: Des Moines
Cost of a 14-inch cheese pie: $12.45


Kansas: MOD Pizza

Courtesy of Mod Pizza

Location: Olathe
Cost of an 11-inch cheese pie: $6.87


Kentucky: Old School NY Pizza

Location: Louisville
Cost of an 18-inch cheese pie: $15


Louisiana: Bistro Italia

Location: Baton Rouge
Cost of a 16-inch cheese pie: $12


Maine: Coletti’s Pizza Factory

Location: Biddeford
Cost of a 14-inch cheese pie: $10


Maryland: Joe Benny’s

Location: Baltimore
Cost of a cheese pie: $14


Massachusetts: Ciao! Pizza & Pasta

Prosciutto and Fig Gorgonzola Mozzarella Pizza.
Courtesy of Ciao! Pizza and Pasta

Location: Chelsea
Cost of a Margherita pie: $11


Michigan: Detroit Frankie’s Wood Fired Brick Oven

Location: Lansing
Cost of 16-inch cheese pie: $12


Minnesota: Zuppa Cucina

Location: Shakopee
Cost of a 14-inch pie (pick your toppings): $16.95


Mississippi: TriBecca Allie Cafe

Location: Sardis
Cost of a 12-inch cheese pie: $12


Missouri: Melo’s Pizzeria

Location: Saint Louis
Cost of a 13-inch cheese pie: $10


Montana: Monte Carlo Pizza

Location: Glendive
Cost of a large cheese pie: $11.99


Nebraska: Tasty Pizza

Photograph by Kori Archbold

Location: Omaha
Cost of a large cheese pie: $10.50


Nevada: Smiling With Hope Pizza

Courtesy of Smiling With Hope

Location: Reno
Cost of an 18-inch cheese pie: $21


New Hampshire: Tilton House of Pizza

Location: Tilton
Cost of a large cheese pie: $9.95


New Jersey: Double Zero Pizza

Location: Fairfield
Cost of a Margherita pie: $12


New Mexico: Straight Up Pizza

Location: Albuquerque
Cost of an 18-inch cheese pie: $16.49


New York: L’industrie Pizzeria

Courtesy of L'Industrie Pizzeria

Location: Brooklyn
Cost of an 18-inch Margherita pie: $19


North Carolina: Maggie Valley Sandwich Shop

Location: Maggie Va
Cost of a cheese pie: $6.99


North Dakota: Fireflour Pizza + Coffee Bar

Location: Bismark
Cost of a 12-inch cheese pie: $12


Ohio: Cozzeria Pizzeria

Location: Elyria
Cost of a 16-inch cheese pie: $12


Oklahoma: Giorgio’s Pizzeria

Location: Shawnee
Cost of a large cheese pie: $7.99


Oregon: Oregon Wood Fired Pizza

Veggie and pepperoni pizza at Oregon Wood Fired Pizza.
Courtesy of Oregon Wood Fired Pizza

Location: Eugene
Cost of a Margherita pie: $15


Pennsylvania: Luna Rossa

Photograph by Christopher Karangis

Location: Milford
Cost of a 16-inch cheese pie: $13.50


Rhode Island: Nice Slice

Location: Providence
Cost of an 18″ cheese pie: $16


South Carolina: Tato’s Pizzeria

Location: Mauldin
Cost of a large cheese pie: $8.99


South Dakota: Independent Ale House

Location: Rapid City
Cost of a cheese pie: $9


Tennessee: Skyking Pizza

Location: Kingston Springs
Cost of a cheese pie: $9


Texas: Ashay’s Pizza

Location: Houston
Cost of a 16-inch cheese pie: $9


Utah: Dixie Pizza Wagon

Location: Hurricane
Cost of a cheese pie: $8


Vermont: Williamsville Eatery

Location: Williamsville
Cost of a 14-inch cheese pie: $16


Virginia: Brothers Pizza & Grill

Courtesy of Brother's Pizza & Grill

Location: Lynchburg
Cost of a large cheese pie: $10.95


Washington: The Strait Slice Pizza

Location: Port Angeles
Cost of an 18-inch cheese pie: $18


West Virginia: Pies & Pints Pizzeria

Chipotle Chicken Pie
Courtesy of Pies and Pints

Location: Fayetteville
Cost of a cheese pie: $17


Wisconsin: Dolce Vita

Mac & cheese .and pepperoni pizza
Courtesy of Dolce Vita

Location: Kenosha
Cost of an 18-inch cheese pie: $15


Wyoming: Pizza Carrello

Firecracker pizza and local beer at Pizza Carrello.
Courtesy of Pizza Carrello

Location: Gillette
Cost of a 14-inch cheese pie: $12

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