America has had a long week. That’s why now, more than ever, America needs pizza. You’re in luck because Saturday, November 12 is officially National Pizza Day. And there are plenty of ways to enjoy its gooey goodness. Below, the five best places to get a pie in the country.
Fi’lia at SLS Brickell
James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Schwartz describes his cooking philosophy deliciously: “sourcing quality ingredients at the peak of the season and letting them speak for themselves.” This is evidenced in his rustic pizzas at the newly opened Fi’lia at SLS Brickell, which are baked to perfection in a wood oven.
Rated #1 by Zagat’s eight years in a row, this Brooklyn-based pizzeria has been described as “transcendent” and “like they dug up my grandma, and she made the pie.” Be prepared for long wait times, and a pricey $5 slice, but trust us, you’ll leave with a very satisfied belly.
Marta at The Redbury New York
The Big Apple is synonymous with pizza. There’s even what’s called the “pizza principal,” which has historically shown that the price of a subway ride is equivalent to the price of a slice of cheese pizza. Marta, in The Redbury New York, has plenty of iterations on its cracker-thin pizza, like with house-made Stracciatella, pork sausage, and more.
Frank Pepe Pizzeria
Connecticut isn’t the first place that comes to mind when thinking about pizza, but in New Haven at Frank Pepe’s, you’ll find some of the best. Their charred, chewy crust, out of a brick oven, is so sought after people drive miles for a taste.
The Mediterranean version of pizza—flatbread—is alive and well at Cleo, where you can devour it with toppings like kale with creme fraiche, artichoke and provolone, smoked mozzarella and lamb sausage. And be sure to check out the newest outpost, Cleo L.A. LIVE with menu items unique to its location sure to satisfy all your carbohydrate cravings.