Editorial

Top 10 Pizza Places on Earth

It’s time to look at the top 10 pizza places on the planet! Pizza is my favorite food. It used to be Macaroni and Cheese for a long time, but a few years back I changed to Pizza and never looked back. There’s so much you can do with pizza and so many different ways to make it. I enjoy eating virtually all pizza but my least favorite style is brick oven as the sauce tends to come out rather chunky. I prefer frozen or classic hand tossed pizza where the sauce is more of a liquid and completely blended. Below are the 10 pizzas that take the concept of pizza to the next level and show the full potential of this item.

10. Cici’s Pizza

Cici’s Pizza is a buffet which is an amazing concept in itself. Who wouldn’t want to go and eat as much pizza as they could stuff their face with? Cici’s is every pizza person’s dream. What keeps them from being higher up is that their plain slice isn’t all that amazing. They make up for it with the topping varieties though. The Macaroni and Cheese pizza is out of this world and more places need to give this combo a whirl. Pasta and pizza were created to be mixed together and I could eat quite a lot of this flavor.

9. Tom’s Delicious Pizza

Tom’s pizza is a place I don’t have very often anymore but I used to go there all the time as a kid. This pizza is definitely hand tossed style with a thick crust. You get quite a lot of flavor here and to date they have my favorite spinach and garlic pizza. I just have not seen another place cook it in quite the same way. The garlic is grated quite nicely and there is a lot of spinach. I also enjoy their meats pizza which always hits the spot. This place has earned itself a spot in the top 10 and is consistently great.

8. Papa John’s Pizza

While they have never been able to catch Domino’s, Papa Johns is still a fantastic pizza. As with Tom’s this place uses quite a lot of bread to supplement the sauce and cheese. The crust is very unique and you can usually just pull it off to eat that way and then enjoy the rest of the pizza. The complementary garlic sauce is cool and they will usually let you substitute it for cheese sauce. This place has a lot of variety with the pizza so you never even have to get the same flavor twice.

7. Famiglia

Famiglia is an incredible pizza. This one is more of a thin base with a lot of cheese and sauce. The size of the slices is considerably smaller than the other ones so you will want to get a full pie here. The taste itself is top tier though and quite addictive. This is one place where I very rarely go for any toppings, but if you do want to experiment then I highly recommend their bbq chicken slice. The plain is my favorite tasting slice though, they add quite a bit of oil to really make the taste shine through.

6. V&T Pizza

From all of the pizza places on my top 10 I’ve been to this one the least amount of times. It’s more of a restaurant too which is rare because usually I don’t care for their style of pizza. I’ve been to a few restaurant type pizzas like Uno, Denino’s, and Fairway and the sauce is just incredibly chunky. Of course that’s where the all cheese pizza comes in handy where you tell them to hold the sauce but that wouldn’t knock you to top 10. V&T adds more oil to their pizza than I’ve ever seen but as a result it always comes out quite amazingly. It’s very soft and like a delicacy. I really need to come back here one of these days.

5. Pete’s Pizza

Pete’s Pizza is a fairly recent pizza place. It’s been around for a long time but I only started going here about a year or two ago. They easily have the best fresh Mozzerella pizza that I’ve ever had. The sauce and cheese is added on like a piece of artwork and the slices are thin and crispy without being too cracker esque. You have to eat a whole pizza pie because of how thin the slices are but it’s worth it. This is definitely what I would call a premium pizza and it leaves most other places in the dust. It’s the gate keeper of the top 5.

4. Pizza Hut

You can make a strong case for this pizza being higher in most cases except that the top 3 are so stacked. Pizza Hut has perfected fried pizza as well as the cheese stuffed crust. It’s still quite regrettable that I only have Pizza Hut express locations next to me. The pizza is small but packed with flavor and cheese. The pizza feels very automatic in the sense that it will always taste the same no matter how many times you eat it. The recipe must be quite tight at this point. There is less variety with the toppings but when you have pizza this good why would you need more options?

3. Domino’s Pizza

I eat Domino’s just about every Saturday so you can see how much I enjoy it. Their 7.99 3 topping large pizza deal is incredible. The pizza is absolutely top tier and you can get as many toppings as you can handle for a bit of an extra price. Typically I get steak, pepperoni, and cheddar. This is one of the only places that has steak and cheddar as actual toppings which is always surprising to me. They just make so much sense as toppings that you would expect more people to use them right? This is really what helps put Domino’s on the map here as such an amazing pizza place. Throw in the fact that they have an amazing brooklyn style option and the best sauce cups and you’ve got a true winner. While the next 2 pizza places do defeat Domino’s, this is the spot that I go to the most.

2. Koronet Pizza

Koronet Pizza was my favorite pizza place for an extremely long amount of time. It was only last year when it finally got surpassed. Koronet specializes in the jumbo slices which is a pizza that is about as long as having 2-3 slices in one shot. While the price has started to get a little ridiculous, the taste is amazing. I’ve never seen so much cheese at once and the crust has the best texture that I’ve seen. The only warning I would give is that you can choke on the cheese if you try to eat too much at a time so grab the fork they have at the front and cut up the cheese when it inevitably falls off of your pizza. Once you’ve done that then you are good to go for the best pizza experience you can imagine.

1. Oath Pizza

Oath is the ultimate pizza place. I couldn’t even imagine that such a place could exist. The pizza is super thin and the base appears to effectively be a crepe. The gimmick here is that you get unlimited toppings for no extra cost. I wonder how long they can really keep this up without going up in price but right now it’s a steal. I love going here and getting around 10 toppings each time. You can go higher then that with no problems either. Once you load up all the toppings it’s almost like eating a stew or lasagna but it’s all pizza. The blend of flavors is amazing and this is truly the ultimate pizza. I can’t imagine Oath ever losing the crown, it’s just too phenomenalC.

Honorary mentions to Prince Street Pizza, &Pizza, and Little Italy. Those 3 are also very solid but just couldn’t quite make the list this time. So when you’re looking for pizza places to try you should hit up one of these spots. You can’t really go wrong though, almost every pizza place is great in its own right. It’s all about knowing which flavors to order and then you’re all set.

3 thoughts on “Top 10 Pizza Places on Earth”

  1. I’ve never heard of most of these places. I used to have a CiCi’s nearby years ago, and I miss it. Hungry Howie’s is a favorite of my family due to the flavored crust. I know a lot of people rag on Little Ceasar’s, but their crazy bread is the best in my opinion.

    1. That’s cool, I didn’t know about Hungry Howie’s before but I love the concept of flavored crust. I need them to open one up in NY! I used to have a Cici’s around here too but it closed pretty quick. I think the price is just too good so they don’t end up making much of a profit.

      Most of the places I picked are fairly obscure but I’m hoping they end up growing and expand soon. Especially Oath, I think you’d like that one. The crust itself isn’t flavored but there are so many variations and the crepe angle really makes it pretty unique too.

      LC definitely doesn’t deserve all the flack, it’s a pretty solid pizza. My favorite from them is the classic deep dish Pepperoni. It’s always been satisfying

      1. I agree with you on LC! And considering the price of frozen pizza nowadays, LC is a good deal.
        I’ll keep Oath in mind when someday I go to New York (someday!).

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