In Crust We Trust: Our Favorite Takes on Pizza From Across the U.S.

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When thousands of Italian immigrants started arriving in the United States during the late 1800s, they brought their culture, traditions, and food with them. And that included pizza. However, za didn’t emerge on the culinary scene right away. In fact, it wouldn’t make a real cultural impact until the mid-20th century or so. Of course, these days Americans love pizza so much that there are over 75,000 pizzerias across the country.

But those pizzerias aren’t all churning out the same cheese pies. And many of them aren’t really interested in replicating Italian versions of the dish. Depending upon where you are in the U.S., you’ll encounter region-specific variations. Which one is best? That’s for you to decide — but we’ll help by highlighting a few of the most notable.