50 States Series: Best Pizza Worth Traveling For


Pizza is the ultimate equalizer. Doesn’t matter if you land in the 1% or have $1 to your name – the way three simple, staple ingredients blend together is enjoyed by all. Not only is it feasted upon by all types of people, at all hours of the day, it is an altogether easy dish to create. It seems like every corner on every city has a pizza shop, chain, or restaurant trying their hand at a memorable pie. Some are topped with just cheese, others plop on meats or veggies, and others make you stop in your tracks and think “I don’t know what I’m looking at, but I just HAVE TO try it.”

The best part about pizza – wherever you go, there it is. Global demand coupled with global supply and endless creative options equals full stomachs all around. By now you’re sure to have a hometown favorite for those lazy Friday nights or bulk order for the big game – but what about when you’re on the road? Well, at FlipKey, ravenous pizza eaters ourselves, we had the same question. Therefore we compiled a definite list of the top pizza joint in each state worth traveling for. Since we’ve done the leg work for you, all you have to do is show up hungry.

Alabama (Birmingham): Bottega Cafe

Alaska (Anchorage): Moose’s Tooth Pub & Pizzeria

Arizona (Tucson): Falora

Arkansas (Little Rock & Others): U.S. Pizza Company

California (San Francisco): Del Popolo

Colorado (Denver): Hops & Pie

Connecticut (Stamford): Colony Grill

Delaware (Greenville): Pizza by Elizabeths

Florida (Delray Beach): Scuola Vecchia

Georgia (Atlanta): Varasano’s Pizzeria

Hawaii (Honolulu): J.J. Dolan’s

Idaho (Boise): Flatbread

Illinois (Chicago): Coalfire

Indiana (Indianapolis): Puccini’s Smiling Teeth

Iowa (Des Moines): Gusto

Kansas (Topeka): Morningstar NY Pizza

Kentucky (Louisville): Coal’s Artisan Pizza

Louisiana (New Orleans): Domenica

Maine (Kennebunk): Abondante Trattoria & Bar

Maryland (Baltimore): Verde Pizza

Massachusetts (East Boston): Santarpio’s

Michigan (Farmington Hills): Buddy’s Pizza

Minnesota (St. Paul, Minneapolis & Others): Punch

Mississippi (Gulfport): Tony’s Brick Oven Pizza

Missouri (St. Louis): Imo’s Pizza

Montana (Missoula): Biga Pizza

Nebraska (Omaha): Dante Pizzeria

Nevada (Las Vegas): Pizza Rock

New Hampshire (Manchester): 9000 Degrees

New Jersey (Robinsville): De Lorenzo’s Tomato Pies

New Mexico (Santa Fe): Back Road Pizza

New York (Brooklyn): Pizza Loves Emily

North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham): Lilly’s Pizza

North Dakota (Grand Forks, Fargo): Rhombus Guys

Ohio (Worthington): Natalie’s Cole Fired Pizza

Oklahoma (Oklahoma City, Tulsa): Hideaway Pizza

Oregon (Portland): Life of Pie

Pennsylvania (Philadelphia): Pizza Brain

Rhode Island (Providence): Al Forno

South Carolina (North Charleston): Evo Pizza

South Dakota (Sioux Falls): RedRossa

Tennessee (Memphis): Hog & Hominy

Texas (Austin): Via313

Utah (Salt Lake City, Park City): Vinto

Vermont (Stowe): Piecasso

Virginia (Arlington): Pupatella

Washington (Seattle): Pagliacci Pizza

West Virginia (Fayetteville): Pies & Pints

Wisconsin (Madison): Glass Nickel Pizza Co.

Wyoming (Jackson): Pizzeria Caldera