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Coda di Volpe | Chicago, Illinois
VPN-certified Coda di Volpe joined Chicago’s ever-expanding pizza scene in 2016. It’s located in the Southport Corridor, not far from Wrigley Field. The restaurant is led by Executive Chef Chris Thompson. Neapolitan pizza is served with authentic pizza shears. Pizzas include Spicy CDV Soppressata with San Marzano tomato, shishito peppers, fior di latte, Pecorino, oregano and basil. There is also Funghi with roasted mushroom, scamorza, spinach, garlic, grana Padano and chili flakes. It also features a full menu of southern Italian cuisine, including Cavatelli Napoletana with San Marzano tomato braised beef, red wine, rosemary, black pepper and ricotta salata. Additionally, the restaurant has received high accolades for its Southern Italian wine list.
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The Wylder | Boise, Idaho
Since opening two years ago, the pizzeria has become a must-visit Boise restaurant, garnering national attention from New York Magazine and Eater for its hand-crafted, slow batch pizza. The dough begins with a starter that is over 50 years old. The menu features 10 white and red pizzas including the Bronco with salumi, pickled fresco chilies, burrata and organic tomatoes. A fitting state tribute, the Gem State of Mind features organic potato, caramelized onion, rosemary and sage with Parmesan cream sauce. Along with a full menu of salads, starters and veggies, The Wylder also features Nightly Suppers, like Fried Chicken with apple cider slaw, biscuit and honey butter.
Licari’s Sicilian Pizza Kitchen | Grand Rapids, Michigan
This laid back neighborhood pizzeria has been a go-to spot since opening in 2012. A second location was added in 2018 in nearby Hudsonville. The original Licari had a whirlwind start with celebrity chef Bobby Flay helping owners Gianni and Lisa Licari on their business journey in “3 Days to Open.” The restaurant serves up Sicilian staples. The Sfinciuni is a traditional Sicilian style pizza with pan-style crust, sweet and rustic style tomato sauce on top of two-year aged Parmigiano Reggiano. Licari also serves a stuffed-style Schiacciata pizza. The Castelo Schiacciata features rosemary-infused ham, green olives, bruschetta-style tomatoes and olive oil herb sauce.