Best of Philly: The Best Pizza Choices You Can Make

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Philadelphia magazine’s 40th anniversary Best of Philly issue is hitting newsstands right now. Philadelphia magazine’s is tweeting out some winners now and we are sharing these best pizza winners with you on Foobooz. 

For all the winners, pick up a copy of Philadelphia magazine at  your local bookstore or newsstand now. 

Best Pizza Delivery

901 South 10th Street, Bella Vista, 215-825-5304

With Santucci’s delivery from Bella Vista, the pie is still steaming and the crust is still crispy upon arrival. At least one of those facts is a miracle.

Best Pizza Destination

Pizza Brain
2313 Frankford Avenue, Fishtown, 215-291-2965

Pizza Brain is a destination. Go for the World’s First Pizza Museum, stay for the incredible (and strange) pies.

Best Deep Dish Pizza

Garces Trading Co.
1111 Locust Street, Center City, 215-574-1099

The Chicago Deep Dish at Garces Trading Co. is a great pizza that’s not really pizza. (Start sending your hate mail now, casserole lovers.)

Best Simple Blue-Collar Pie

501 Dekalb Street, Bridgeport, 610-275-0114

Franzone’s does the best simple blue-collar pie: Nothing fancy—just an addictive sweet sauce on one of the best non-gourmet pizzas you’ll find.

Best Old School Pizza

Gennaro’s Tomato Pies
1429 Jackson Street, South Philly, 215-463-5070

Go old-school with —crispy New York-style pizzas to make your heart sing, probably in Italian.

Best Roman Pizza

1240 Spring Garden Street, Center City, 215-238-9311

For Roman pizza, do Bufad —any pizza you have to cut with scissors is cool from the start.

Best Take Out Pizza

Pizzeria Beddia
115 East Girard Avenue, Fishtown, no phone

If you’re taking out, you can’t beat Pizzeria Beddia: no phone, no chairs, no slices, weird hours, and pies from pizza savant Joe Beddia, who uses nothing but the best ingredients.

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  • Old Crow

    Charlie’s in East Norriton > Franzone’s

  • Pizza Lurver

    what about Nomad?

  • bob vetri

    There is only one pie missing slices.

  • Steve

    City Pizza in Pennsport

  • People of SEPTA

    Pizza brain is terrible. Only a suburbanite would think its good.

  • guest

    How do you a pizza list and not mention nomad or In Riva?

    • Oldman

      Because In Riva’s pies taste like cheap olive oil. Nomad – not sure about that one.

      • guest

        in riva has the best crust in the city, both places are far and away better than anything else in the city.

  • Emme

    Are you guys sure that nearly 10 pizza categories are enough?

  • Natalie S.

    Dock street!

  • Max Lightfoot

    Gaaah! As a former Jersey Shore boy, this is killing me! I live in the Land of Enchantment (New Mexico) but it sure ain’t the Land of Pizza! Or subs, for that matter!

    • variable

      how is this a constructive comment?

      • Max Lightfoot

        dear mr./ms variable – I don’t think my mission here in life is to make constructive comments for your benefit, but I could be wrong. My above comments reflect my love of Philadelphia pizza and my longing for it in a place far, far away. You might take it as that. But if you’re looking for constructive comments on a pizza joint 2,000 miles away from my home, I’m afraid I cannot help you. But if you are seeking wisdom or constructive comments, you might try here:

      • g

        It’s pretty clear that he misses certain foods from this area.

  • yeahthatguy

    Best take out: Via Venetos sicilian

  • variable

    I feel bad for the phillymag writers who has to sit around and make up a bunch of esoteric fringe categories because they couldn’t list Beddia and be done with it. Pah

  • Phil E. Pretzel

    Congrats, this article is pretty on point. Here I submit the definitive list of pies in Philly and the nearby PA burbs: