Nomad - Margherita
Nomad - Margherita

One of my first pizza visits in Philadelphia.

Pizzeria DiMeo - Margherita
Pizzeria DiMeo - Margherita

Was told this was the best place in Philly... I disagree.

Julianna's, NY - Brooklyn, NY
Julianna's, NY - Brooklyn, NY

I was so pumped to visit. One of the more embarrassing moments of my life. Ask me about it sometime!

Grimaldi's (TX) - "Margherita"
Grimaldi's (TX) - "Margherita"

Made a huge mistake when the guy asked if I wanted fresh tomatoes and basil, I assumed he knew what he was doing... I was wrong.

Il Cane Rosso
Il Cane Rosso

One of the best pizzas I've ever had. Sauce, cheese, bread, proportions were all excellent.

Bufad - Margherita
Bufad - Margherita

Holy cow, the texture here was great, but the sauce was so damn salty. May have been an off day, as it had just opened.

Osteria - Margherita
Osteria - Margherita

Very fancy place, with very fancy pizza. A regrettable order.

Dock Street Brewing - Margherita
Dock Street Brewing - Margherita

I prefer the Greek to their Marg, but both are satisfying if unspectacular.

Grimaldi's - Margherita
Grimaldi's - Margherita

This was at Grimaldi's new location after the move from 19 Old Fulton. Good, but not as good as the old place.

Flatbread - Pele Pesto
Flatbread - Pele Pesto

Tried this place on a whim. Good place!

Outrigger Pizza - 3 Cheese
Outrigger Pizza - 3 Cheese

Supposed to be the best pizza in Maui, cooked in a towed oven. Very good, especially when eaten on the beach... in Hawaii...

Settebello Pizzeria - Margherita
Settebello Pizzeria - Margherita

Knockout. Great sauce, crust, cheese. Great proportions. Fabulous.

Stuzzi - Margherita
Stuzzi - Margherita

Way too much parmesan (>0 is too much) and overall a disappointing experience.

Pizzeria Vetri - Margherita
Pizzeria Vetri - Margherita

A really good pizza, but a little overpriced, and a little small. But seriously good.

A Tavola - Margherita
A Tavola - Margherita

I always wondered what pizza on naan would taste like. I no longer do.

Luzzo's - Margherita
Luzzo's - Margherita

My favorite pie in Manhattan right now. Everything about this place is excellent.

Pizzeria Stella - Magherita
Pizzeria Stella - Magherita

I like Stella, but their Pistachio pizza is the real star.

Zavino - Margherita
Zavino - Margherita

Looks better than it is. Crust is a bit dry, but overall pretty decent.

Bufalina - Margherita
Bufalina - Margherita

Great pizza at a nice place in Austin. I don't get why pizzeria's don't slice the pie (I know, I know...)

Borgata - Margherita
Borgata - Margherita

About what you'd expect from a Casino ordered pizza.

Capofitto
Capofitto

Awesome pizza, and great gelato. A very good add to the Philly pizza scene.

Indeblue - ???
Indeblue - ???

This was a total curiosity choice. Wouldn't counsel you to make the same choice.

Nomad Roman - Margherita
Nomad Roman - Margherita

Nomad's second location. The pizza is not nearly as good.

OTTO - "Margherita"
OTTO - "Margherita"

Otto's version of a Marg is very different, obviously. It was fine, but not particularly noteworthy.

Coalfire - Margherita
Coalfire - Margherita

Stick with this version rather than the one with Ricotta. It looks interesting, but this is way better.

Delfina - Margherita
Delfina - Margherita

Pictures don't do it justice. The sauce remains amazing, though the overall quality may have dipped.

Flour + Water - Margherita
Flour + Water - Margherita

Better than Delfina, but fairly close. Great spot.

Pizzetta 211 - Margherita
Pizzetta 211 - Margherita

A little messy, this tiny, tiny, tiny spot in SF was a lot of fun!

Tony's - Veggie Slice
Tony's - Veggie Slice

I want to go back here, they have 3 ovens (wood, coal, gas) for different pies. There was a line, so I only had a slice.

Del Popolo - Margherita
Del Popolo - Margherita

This place is great. Used to be just a pizza truck (it's beautiful), but now a great b&m shop.

Wildfire - Standard
Wildfire - Standard

Just some bar pizza. Pretty forgettable.

Reina Pizzeria Napoletana Margherita
Reina Pizzeria Napoletana Margherita

RPNM tasting notes:

+ great sauce. It was salty and a bit sweet.

+ the crust was chewy, but had a good char.

+ appropriate amount of cheese!

- the pizza was a bit watery at first, possibly due to the cheese or the sauce. Once it settled, the texture was far better.

- the crust was a little bland. It could have used more salt.

- I would have preferred more basil.

N.A.P. Antic
N.A.P. Antic

NAP Antic tasting notes:

+ Perhaps the best crust I've ever had. This competes with Settebello, Il Cane Rosso, and the Brooklyn Pizzerias. Fluffy, chewy, flavorful. Truly excellent.

+ The sauce was also excellent. It was a bit sweet, but not overpowering.

+ Great proportions of cheese and basil.

- The pizza was a TINY bit watery, but this is a reach.

Overall grade: This is right on the border of an A/A-. It was truly excellent.

Pizza Boca Lupo
Pizza Boca Lupo

+ Crust had great texture; even though it looks dry, it was actually nicely chewy

+ The sauce was excellent. It was sweet, with the tiniest kick at the end. Great

- Despite having a great texture, the crust was bland.

Varasano's
Varasano's

+ Sauce was sweet (maybe too sweet)

+ Cheese was the perfect texture, and had great flavor

+ The portions were huge for a Neapolitan place

- The crust was bland. Read that again. The crust was bland. Forgiving the texture is one thing given the oven temperature. But the lack of flavor in the crust was a mortal sin.

- The pie came pre-loaded with Parmesan all over it. This is unforgivable.

Antico Pizza Napoletana
Antico Pizza Napoletana

+ Sauce was good, but could stand to be both a bit saltier and sweeter

+ The cheese was good, but also could be a bit more flavorful

- There was Parmesan all over the pie before it came out. What is this Atlanta madness?

- HUGE inconsistencies from slice to slice. You may notice that nearly half the pie is missing sauce, cheese, and basil!

A16 - San Francisco
A16 - San Francisco

A good pie ruined by terrible sauce.

Nomad - Margherita
Pizzeria DiMeo - Margherita
Julianna's, NY - Brooklyn, NY
Grimaldi's (TX) - "Margherita"
Il Cane Rosso
Bufad - Margherita
Osteria - Margherita
Dock Street Brewing - Margherita
Grimaldi's - Margherita
Flatbread - Pele Pesto
Outrigger Pizza - 3 Cheese
Settebello Pizzeria - Margherita
Stuzzi - Margherita
Pizzeria Vetri - Margherita
A Tavola - Margherita
Luzzo's - Margherita
Pizzeria Stella - Magherita
Zavino - Margherita
Bufalina - Margherita
Borgata - Margherita
Capofitto
Indeblue - ???
Nomad Roman - Margherita
OTTO - "Margherita"
Coalfire - Margherita
Delfina - Margherita
Flour + Water - Margherita
Pizzetta 211 - Margherita
Tony's - Veggie Slice
Del Popolo - Margherita
Wildfire - Standard
Reina Pizzeria Napoletana Margherita
N.A.P. Antic
Pizza Boca Lupo
Varasano's
Antico Pizza Napoletana
A16 - San Francisco
Nomad - Margherita

One of my first pizza visits in Philadelphia.

Pizzeria DiMeo - Margherita

Was told this was the best place in Philly... I disagree.

Julianna's, NY - Brooklyn, NY

I was so pumped to visit. One of the more embarrassing moments of my life. Ask me about it sometime!

Grimaldi's (TX) - "Margherita"

Made a huge mistake when the guy asked if I wanted fresh tomatoes and basil, I assumed he knew what he was doing... I was wrong.

Il Cane Rosso

One of the best pizzas I've ever had. Sauce, cheese, bread, proportions were all excellent.

Bufad - Margherita

Holy cow, the texture here was great, but the sauce was so damn salty. May have been an off day, as it had just opened.

Osteria - Margherita

Very fancy place, with very fancy pizza. A regrettable order.

Dock Street Brewing - Margherita

I prefer the Greek to their Marg, but both are satisfying if unspectacular.

Grimaldi's - Margherita

This was at Grimaldi's new location after the move from 19 Old Fulton. Good, but not as good as the old place.

Flatbread - Pele Pesto

Tried this place on a whim. Good place!

Outrigger Pizza - 3 Cheese

Supposed to be the best pizza in Maui, cooked in a towed oven. Very good, especially when eaten on the beach... in Hawaii...

Settebello Pizzeria - Margherita

Knockout. Great sauce, crust, cheese. Great proportions. Fabulous.

Stuzzi - Margherita

Way too much parmesan (>0 is too much) and overall a disappointing experience.

Pizzeria Vetri - Margherita

A really good pizza, but a little overpriced, and a little small. But seriously good.

A Tavola - Margherita

I always wondered what pizza on naan would taste like. I no longer do.

Luzzo's - Margherita

My favorite pie in Manhattan right now. Everything about this place is excellent.

Pizzeria Stella - Magherita

I like Stella, but their Pistachio pizza is the real star.

Zavino - Margherita

Looks better than it is. Crust is a bit dry, but overall pretty decent.

Bufalina - Margherita

Great pizza at a nice place in Austin. I don't get why pizzeria's don't slice the pie (I know, I know...)

Borgata - Margherita

About what you'd expect from a Casino ordered pizza.

Capofitto

Awesome pizza, and great gelato. A very good add to the Philly pizza scene.

Indeblue - ???

This was a total curiosity choice. Wouldn't counsel you to make the same choice.

Nomad Roman - Margherita

Nomad's second location. The pizza is not nearly as good.

OTTO - "Margherita"

Otto's version of a Marg is very different, obviously. It was fine, but not particularly noteworthy.

Coalfire - Margherita

Stick with this version rather than the one with Ricotta. It looks interesting, but this is way better.

Delfina - Margherita

Pictures don't do it justice. The sauce remains amazing, though the overall quality may have dipped.

Flour + Water - Margherita

Better than Delfina, but fairly close. Great spot.

Pizzetta 211 - Margherita

A little messy, this tiny, tiny, tiny spot in SF was a lot of fun!

Tony's - Veggie Slice

I want to go back here, they have 3 ovens (wood, coal, gas) for different pies. There was a line, so I only had a slice.

Del Popolo - Margherita

This place is great. Used to be just a pizza truck (it's beautiful), but now a great b&m shop.

Wildfire - Standard

Just some bar pizza. Pretty forgettable.

Reina Pizzeria Napoletana Margherita

RPNM tasting notes:

+ great sauce. It was salty and a bit sweet.

+ the crust was chewy, but had a good char.

+ appropriate amount of cheese!

- the pizza was a bit watery at first, possibly due to the cheese or the sauce. Once it settled, the texture was far better.

- the crust was a little bland. It could have used more salt.

- I would have preferred more basil.

N.A.P. Antic

NAP Antic tasting notes:

+ Perhaps the best crust I've ever had. This competes with Settebello, Il Cane Rosso, and the Brooklyn Pizzerias. Fluffy, chewy, flavorful. Truly excellent.

+ The sauce was also excellent. It was a bit sweet, but not overpowering.

+ Great proportions of cheese and basil.

- The pizza was a TINY bit watery, but this is a reach.

Overall grade: This is right on the border of an A/A-. It was truly excellent.

Pizza Boca Lupo

+ Crust had great texture; even though it looks dry, it was actually nicely chewy

+ The sauce was excellent. It was sweet, with the tiniest kick at the end. Great

- Despite having a great texture, the crust was bland.

Varasano's

+ Sauce was sweet (maybe too sweet)

+ Cheese was the perfect texture, and had great flavor

+ The portions were huge for a Neapolitan place

- The crust was bland. Read that again. The crust was bland. Forgiving the texture is one thing given the oven temperature. But the lack of flavor in the crust was a mortal sin.

- The pie came pre-loaded with Parmesan all over it. This is unforgivable.

Antico Pizza Napoletana

+ Sauce was good, but could stand to be both a bit saltier and sweeter

+ The cheese was good, but also could be a bit more flavorful

- There was Parmesan all over the pie before it came out. What is this Atlanta madness?

- HUGE inconsistencies from slice to slice. You may notice that nearly half the pie is missing sauce, cheese, and basil!

A16 - San Francisco

A good pie ruined by terrible sauce.

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