Minnesota’s Top Pizza Restaurants Revealed
Pizza might be an Italian food, but Americans love it. Slice Life says the average American will eat 46 slices each year which is roughly 23 pounds of pizza! With two young children, pizza is part of my family's regular dinner rotation, so I think it's safe to say we are way above average.
We're having pizza again tonight, and I want to try a new spot. So, I decided to see if there's one pizza restaurant in Minnesota that stands above the rest, and instead of relying solely on Yelp, I looked at multiple sources. I found three that get a ton of love online.
Pizza can be polarizing - some like thin crust, some like deep-dish, some like it plain, some like all of the toppings, etc. My kids love Costco pizza, but I'd much rather have a wood-fired pie.
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Below you'll see the premiere pizza restaurants in Minnesota!
The Perfect Pie: Minnesota's Top Pizza Restaurants Revealed:
The team at mashed.com studied recommendations and reviews, looked at how many awards restaurants have won, and did some taste-testing to find the best pizza in Minnesota.
They selected Mama's Pizza at 961 Rice St, in St Paul which has been open for nearly 60 years.
The food site Eat This Not That! also said Mama's is #1.
The "Flavor Explosion" pizza topped with pepperoni, sausage, bacon, banana peppers, and pineapple is highly recommended. Mashed says, "Even if you usually shun pizza with pineapple on it, you'll enjoy this pie."
Food & Wine's Pick for Best Pizza in Minnesota:
That looks amazing! The pie pictured above comes from Pizzeria Lola which was Food & Wine's pick for best pizza in Minnesota.
Backstory from their website: "A Korean immigrant, inspired by the pure love of food and her mother’s delicious cooking, quits her day job, opens a neighborhood wood-fired pizzeria, and names it after her dog, Lola. Yep, sometimes dreams do come true."
Reader's Digest also said this was the best pizza in the state!
Pizzeria Lola is located at 5557 Xerxes Ave S, in Minneapolis.
Food Network's Pick For Top Pizza in Minnesota:
The experts at the Food Network chose Black Sheep Coal Fired Pizza as the best pizza in the state.
They say, "Chef-owner Jordan Smith takes advantage of his setup to create super-crisp crusts that stay crunchy no matter what he puts on them."
They recommend trying the "sauceless wonder: a rich combination of meaty oyster mushrooms, smoked mozzarella, ricotta, and tons of rosemary and thinly shaved garlic."
Black Sheep has two locations in Minneapolis - 2550 Nicollet Ave S. and 600 Washington Ave. N.