A Look at Pizzerias Across the U.S.
La Piazza Al Forno | Glendale, Arizona
La Piazza is known for being the Phoenix-area spot to try different pizza styles, from Neapolitan and Roman to a New York style offered on weekends. La Piazza has received national attention after multiple appearances on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives on the Food Network. The pizzeria even rolled out a take-and-bake pizza program. With three pizza styles, the menu is extensive. The Neapolitan line features the classics and a few additions like Pizza Fritta, a fried calzone stuffed with salami, ricotta, olives, mozzarella and San Marzano tomato sauce. The Roman line features Amatraciana with tomato sauce, bacon, onion, black pepper, pecorino and extra-virgin olive oil.
Rosalia | Minneapolis, Minnesota
Rosalia came onto the scene in September 2020 with a compressed menu of wood-fired pizza, appetizers, vegetables and dessert. Rosalia has four sister restaurants, some with an Italian flare, accruing praised reputations in the Twin Cities. The newcomer features Fugazza an Argentinian style pizza, similar to a focaccia (twice baked with more cheese, available by the slice). Its pizza menu is straight-forward with the classic Italian pizzas. It also features the Cavolo Nero with kale, smoked mozzarella, fresco, bacon and hot honey and the Mortadella with fontina, mozzarella and pistachio pesto.
Dragon Pizza | Somerville, Massachusetts
The Boston-area pizzeria is in the midst of renovating its dining room and adding a full bar. While Dragon has received local attention for its slice game, the shop also offers unique specials like its Sunday Chicken and Biscuits. A solid gelato menu features flavors, like Gucchi Vanilla Bean, Dark Chocolate, Fresh Mint Chip, Anise, “Old Times” buttermilk with strawberry jam swirl and Reeses Peanut Butter Chink. The pizza menu highlights the Maple Bacon Cheddar with bacon lardons, chili maple syrup, scallions, cheddar and the Kung Pao Chicken pizza with szechuan braised chicken, carrot, peppers, peanuts and kung pao sauce.