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The Best Appetizers For Pizza, Ranked

#1 – Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella Sticks
Mozzarella sticks – the clear champ

Who says no to a plate of mozzarella sticks? They’re gooey, they’re cheesy, and they never ever fail. 

Don’t forget about the many delicious variants of mozzarella sticks that you may find at pizzerias, either. Mozzarella in Carrozza, an indulgent mozzarella cheese sandwich encased in fried bread, is guaranteed to make your week. 

Some pizzerias also feature fried cheese apps outside of the Italian cuisine umbrella, such as Greek “flaming cheese” saganaki, which is lit on fire for three minutes before being devoured by its recipients in about 60 seconds.

#2 – Garlic Knots

Garlic Knots with parsley
Knot a bad idea

Now this is a true pizzeria staple. Originally created to avoid the sinful waste of perfectly good pizza dough, garlic knots will rev you up for the main event like few other hors d’oeuvres can.

They were once only prominent in the New York City area, but garlic knots can be found just about everywhere in the U.S these days.

#3 – Fried Calamari

Fried Calamari
Pro tip: Get one serving per person

When fried to golden perfection, these rings and tentacles are shockingly addictive. 

#4 – Buffalo Wings

Hot Wings
With respect to Joey Diaz, blue cheese and ranch are both excellent options for buffalo wings.

Trying to decide between hot wings and pizza for your next get together? There’s no need to deliberate – get both!

#5 – Balsamic Salad 

Worried that wings and mozz sticks will take up too much of that valuable real estate in your belly? Save your bullets for when they count by getting a salad with crisp lettuce, crunchy cucumbers, and sweet cherry tomatoes with balsamic dressing. 

#6 – Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms tend to be a bit polarizing, but we don’t know many people that can resist baby mushroom caps stuffed with cheese, garlic, herbs, and breadcrumbs. 

Ever eat stuffed mushrooms and think, “Why don’t I order these more often?” Well, it’s time to fix that.

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