8 America's Best Old-School Pizza Joints


Settebello, a 2005 Salt Lake City pizzeria, claims to be one of the first in the U.S. to reproduce Pizza Napoletana as it has been produced in Napoli, Italy, the origin of pizza, for generations.

Wilson Pizza and Grill:

Wilson Pizza and Grill in Kansas City is a hidden American treasure. The old-school eatery is packed, but critics say these gourmet pizzas are worth it.

Adriano s Brick Oven: 

Adriano's Brick Oven, a Glenwood, Iowa, family-owned restaurant, produces own dough and sauce. Create your own pizza with pepperoni, mushrooms, basil, or Canadian bacon, pineapple, and jalapenos.

DeLuca s Pizzeria:

Need food after visiting one of America's oldest national parks? DeLuca's Pizzeria Napoletana in Hot Springs, Arkansas, features a brick oven pizza menu page. The Patsy Searcy Pie with hot soppressata, Calabrian chili oil, peppadews.

Moose s Tooth Pub and Pizzeria:

Alaska has delicious pizza and northern lights. In Anchorage, Moose's Tooth serves gourmet pies and pints. Famous for its Spicy Thai Chicken pizza with roasted chicken, red onions, local bean sprouts, carrot threads, cilantro, mozzarella, provolone.

Pizza Paradiso:

Pizza Paradiso in Washington, D.C., creates wood-fired pizza with slow-rise, hand-worked dough, extra virgin olive oil, and colorful toppings. The Margherita with housemade tomato sauce, basil, and buffalo mozzarella.

Timber Pizza:

Co-owner Andrew Dana told The Daily Meal in an email that Timber Pizza Company has not had to lay off any employees during coronavirus. His D.C. restaurant serves the Bentley, the most popular pie, on a small menu.

Cloverleaf Pizza:

Eastpointe, Michigan's Cloverleaf Pizza is authentic. A lesser-known genesis story: Gus Guerra invented Detroit-style pizza utilizing his wife Anna Passalacqua's Sicilian family thick-crust dough recipe.