A Look at Pizzerias Across the U.S.
Sophie T’s Pizza | Nantucket, Massachusetts
Rob and Kelly opened the family pizzeria on the island of Nantucket in 2001. “Sophie T’s Pizza is really defined by our community here on Nantucket,” says daughter and pizzeria namesake Sophie Noll. “We’ve been open for 20 years now, and we pride ourselves in being a part of people’s experience when they are on Nantucket. We work hard to cultivate a comfortable and laid-back atmosphere that allows people to just enjoy good food with the people they love, at reasonable prices.” Its pizza style goes back to Rob’s roots. “He was born and raised at the intersection of New Jersey and New York, so we like to call our approach a New Jersey-meets-New York-style pizza,” she says. The hottest pizza on the menu is the ACK Mack pizza. “This is a pizza topped with seasoned ground beef, American cheese, pickles, onions, a special sauce and sesame seeds,” she says. “The name of the pizza plays on our airport call signal and a commonly used nickname for the island, ACK.”
Cuts & Slices | Brooklyn, New York
The Brooklyn spot made its debut on the Daily Meal’s 101 Best Pizzas list for its out-of-the box pizzas, like Chicken & Waffles (oven-fried chicken, buttermilk waffles, mozzarella cheese and maple syrup). There is also the Shrimp Fra Diavolo (garlic butter crust topped with our spicy shrimp, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and tomato sauce). Each day, Cuts & Slices rolls out featured slices like sweet chili oxtail, Buffalo chicken and the Chicken and French Toast (oven-fried chicken, cinnamon French toast, mozzarella cheese and maple syrup drizzle).
Cristino’s Coal Oven Pizza | Clearwater, Florida
The southwestern Florida restaurant is known for two things: old world-style pizza and gelato. The pizza menu offers five base pizza options: Margherita, Marinara, Bianco, Quattro Formaggio (tomato sauce, mozzarella, goat cheese, ricotta, gorgonzola, basil and oregano) and Margherita Di Lusso (tomato sauce, homemade mozzarella, fresh sliced tomatoes, basil, oregano). Then, customers add on toppings from a list of over 25 regular and specialty ingredients. The gelato menu options include Nutella, almond, Cappuccino, mascarpone, coconut, hazelnut, pistachio and more.