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New York: Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano

Robert Sietsema, featured writer at Eater.com, former restaurant critic at The Village Voice: "The place where American pizza was first invented around 1905 still exists: Lombardi's...Several of the bakers who worked for Lombardi's opened pizzerias of their own in the 1920s. The one founded by Antonio 'Totonno' Pero in remote Coney Island, Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitano, is currently New York City's best pizzeria. The pies there still reflect their roots in Naples, with a thin but pliant crust, simple tomato sauce, and unspeakably rich mozzarella that tastes like it was made just hours ago-which it actually was. The crust is lightly charred in spots, and slightly smoky-tasting as a result. Yes, there are other contenders for best pizza in town, including Di Fara's, John's of Bleecker Street, Denino's in Staten Island, and upstart Roberta's of Bushwick, but Totonno's remains the city's best."

The BEST Pizzas in America

Dining critics in New York, Chicago, Philly, and beyond recommend the best pizzas across the United States

America can't get enough of pizza. From sloppy with sauce to boho and blistered, this humble pie has major star power, however you slice it. Neighborhood and regional pizza rivalries can make the whole Yankees-versus-Mets thing look like child's play, so we asked the big kids on the block-respected dining critics from coast to coast-to report in on their city's best. Is deep-dish passé? Does pepperoni stand a chance against house-cured bacon? Can Naples and its faithful be beat? Where is Gruyère trending up? And what about Brussels sprouts?! Read on for the best big-city pies in America, courtesy of our expert correspondents in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, and the Twin Cities.

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