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The 8 most delicious pizzas in the Twin Cities

Published On 09/06/2013 Published On 09/06/2013
The Best Pizzas in the Twin Cities
Drew Wood
Forrest Pearson
Sudacakes.com
Red's Savoy Pizza
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Drew Wood
Drew Wood
Drew Wood
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1. Di Noko's Pizza 420 South 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415 (Downtown)

Di Noko's serves delicious Chicago-style deep dish pizzas with a build-your-own menu that's available for takeout, delivery, and dining in. The pizzas come with a buttery crust that is first layered with cheese, then with any topping of your choosing. It’s finally doused in fresh tomato sauce, giving it that real deep-dish appeal. If you’re looking for something a little lighter, this favorite also offers thin or hand-tossed crusts.

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2. Fat Lorenzo's 5600 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2646 (Nokomis)

Fat Lorenzo's is an absolutely classic South Minneapolis pizza joint in all regards: heavy on toppings, and heavy on cheese. It’s a perfect little family-style pizzeria that offers a number of combination pies in 10, 14, 16, and 18in form, as well as pizza by the slice. If you manage to have some room afterward, order up a scoop or two of gelato (which is almost as good as the pizza).

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3. Pizzeria Lola 5557 Xerxes Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410 (Southwest)

Offering wood-fired pizza from a Korean immigrant trying to emulate her mother's home cooking, Lola's has delicious pies with a twist. Popular orders include "The Lady ZaZa" (red sauce, homemade kimchi, Korean sausage, peppers, scallions, sesame, and soy chili glaze) and "The Xerxes" (sautéed spinach, sheep’s milk feta, mozzarella, kalamata olives & almonds). Be sure to cleanse your palate with some of the house-made soft-serve ice cream.

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4. Red's Savoy Pizza 421 7th St E, Saint Paul, MN 55101 (Uptown)

Red's has been around for four decades and still uses the same secret-recipe sauce and house-made sausage that it started out with, all going to make this some of the best thin-crust pizza anywhere.

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5. Punch Neapolitan Pizza 210 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414 (Northeast)

Serving authentic Neapolitan 'za (including the San Marzano tomato sauce), Punch is one of the best pizzerias in the Twin Cities.

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6. Black Sheep Pizza 600 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55401-1249 (North Loop)

The first coal-burning restaurant in Minneapolis (!), Black Sheep cranks out delicious pizzas using a method that is practically emission-free. Slight more important, the crusts are given a great smoky flavor along with a slight char. There are over 10 specialty pies to choose from, topped with anything from Persian beef to oyster mushroom. But of course, standard toppings are also available (and recommended).

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7. Burch 1933 Colfax Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (Lowry Park)

James Beard-nominated chef Isaac Becker is behind this steakhouse-slash-pizzeria in Minneapolis. On the first floor, Burch Steakhouse serves an eclectic menu filled with raw bar options, prime beef and domestic Wagyu, and a variety of European-style dumplings. In the basement, the Pizza Bar bangs out Neapolitan-style pies from a white oak-fueled pizza oven. Every pizza comes with an exciting combination of toppings -- hey, there aren't many places you can get pizza topped with a lobster claw.

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8. Pig Ate My Pizza 4154 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422

This pizzeria started by the gang at molecular gastronomy hotspot Travail is known for its gourmet, porchetta filled pies. The namesake Piggy Pie is a must-try for local foodies: the gloriously doughy pizza contains an incredible amount of pork on a thick, buttery brioche crust. It’s as delicious as it sounds. Run, don't walk to this one.

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