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Two Chicago Pizzerias Are Among the Best in America

A new list honors Spacca Napoli and Robert’s Pizza and Dough Company.

Chicagoans are deeply passionate about pizza, and rightfully so—the city boasts a plethora of outstanding pizzerias, including two that are among the 50 best in the world according to a new list.

The 50 Top Pizza USA 2023 rankings have been released, and Chicago’s Spacca Napoli made the cut at No. 14. Located in Ravenswood, the restaurant has been slinging authentic Neapolitan-style pies with paper-thin and chewy crusts for close to two decades. The menu boasts tried-and-true classics like margherita and diavola, as well as original creations such as a pizza topped with fior di latte, sausage and pistachio cream. Spacca Napoli also offers gluten-free dough and vegan-friendly options, making it a favorite for diners with dietary restrictions.

Joining Spacca Napoli on the list at No. 27 is Robert’s Pizza and Dough Company. The Streeterville spot is lauded for owner Robert Garvey’s thin and airy crust, which he spent nearly 20 years perfecting. Cooked in a brick oven, the pizzas are dressed with unique toppings like duck prosciutto, Spanish chorizo and braised fennel. 

Topping the rankings is Una Pizza Napoletana in New York. In total, New York leads the way with 10 restaurants honored, while Portland, San Francisco and Miami are tied for second with three eateries each. The list was compiled by a team of anonymous inspectors who evaluated pizzerias around the country over the course of a year. The assessments focused primarily on the quality of the dough and the toppings, followed by service, beverage offerings and overall customer experience.

The top 15 positions, which includes Spacca Napoli, will earn a place in the 100 Best Pizzerias in the World—to be revealed during an event at the Palazzo Reale in Napoli on September 13. Check out the full 50 Top Pizza USA 2023 rankings here.

Source: Time out