A Look at Pizzerias Across the U.S.
Bad Dad Brewing Co. | Fairmount, Indiana
Originally opened as a brewery in 2017, Bad Dad added a full-scale pizzeria operation a year ago. “We live by the mantra that ‘quality ingredients and attention to detail lead to an exceptional product,’ says Derek Howard. “All of our meats are sliced in-house on our Berkel slicer, and we use our brewing equipment to formulate a secret water profile for our nearly world-famous dough! Brewing beer is a very meticulous process, and we put the same dedication and time into our pizza by making everything from scratch. Our fans love the ‘Yo, Paulie’! It’s topped with mozzarella from a local cheese producer (Golfo di Napoli), soppressata, sweet sausage, ricotta, hot honey, & basil.”
Gusto Pinsa Romana | San Francisco, California
Gusto serves up a very old pizza style with a new spin to the Bay Area. Pinsa is a pizza/flatbread hybrid that’s known for its nutritional qualities. Its high-hydration dough contains soy flour, rice flour and wheat flour, as well as dried sourdough. Its Pinsa menu has 18 options, like the Dolce & Salato with mozzarella, pears, Gorgonzola, honey and walnuts. There’s also the Cotta & Melanzane with mozzarella, Grana Padano, prosciutto cotto, eggplant and red onion. The restaurant also features appetizers, pastries, craft soft drinks, a coffee bar, beer and wine.
Angelo’s Pizzeria | South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Danny Di Giampietro’s Angelo’s Pizzeria has been a staple in the Philly pizza scene in its original location in Haddonfield. Since moving to Ninth Street, Angelo’s has received an explosion of new interest. Recently, Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy proclaimed Angelo’s the best pizza in Philly with a 9.1 rating. Crowds have been lining up to try the take-out only, whole pie pizza spot. Angelo’s has square pie and round, including a Trenton tomato and grandma pie. The Big Joe is a white pie with mozzarella, hot sausage, hot cherry peppers and fresh garlic. There’s the Upside Down Jawn, a thick-crust square pan pizza with sauce on top of the cheese. Angelo’s is also famous for over two dozen specialty sandwiches.