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Can’t decide between a Philly-style hoagie and a pizza? You can stop the deliberation now, thanks to the adorably named Hoagie Jawn pie. With mozzarella, spicy capicola, sopressata, roasted red peppers, banana peppers, long hot aioli, aged provolone, and arugula, this is one of the most inventive and delicious pizzas you’ll find anywhere.
In a short five-year window, Pizzeria Beddia took Philly by storm. Its shocking closure in 2018 was a major blow to the city, but, to everyone’s delight, Joe Beddia came roaring back in 2019 with Pizzeria Beddia 2, a clean and modern space with natural wine on tap and some of the finest pies you’ll find anywhere. Beddia claims the pizzas aren’t as perfect as they were in the OG joint, but we think he’s just being hard on himself.
Lorenzo & Sons Pizza
The jumbo-sized slice from Lorenzo and Sons gave birth to the “Philly Taco,” an entire cheesesteak wrapped in pizza. Whether you complete the combo with a Jim’s steak or not, a pilgrimage to Lorenzo’s is a must for any Philly pizza fanatic.
The ultra-hot oven at Philadelphia’s Evo Brick Oven Pizza churns out fantastic golden brown pies. The meat lover’s pizza with pepperoni, sausage, and ground beef is our personal fav, but it’s hard to go wrong here.
Thin & Crispy stays true to its name with its standard round and square pies, though you can also get a quality Sicilian pizza at this fast-rising Philly pizzeria. Don’t sleep on the calzones or strombolis either. The Italian stromboli, in particular, is a must-order.
At Santucci’s, the sauce goes over the cheese and the squares disappear quickly.
With two locations in Philly (and a few outside the city), Pizzeria Vetri has some of Philly’s best Neapolitan pies.
Ralph’s in Haddon Heights, NJ is just a (Dr. J-sized) jump from Philly and well worth a stop when you’re in the area. Pro tip: Resist temptation and give the luscious, molten layer of cheese time to cool before you chow down, if you can resist the temptation.
Since 1997, GianFranco has served the heart of Old City with unique pies, strombolis, paninis, and more. Chicken + Ranch is among the more popular orders here, but there are plenty of pizzas worth your hard-earned dollars on the menu.
It’s hard to beat Tacconelli’s trademark tomato pie in the summertime..or any time of year. But, just a heads up – it’s cash only here, so bring your wallet.
Angelo’s is also cash only and increases the degree of ordering difficulty even further – they don’t even have a phone line here. Still, Angelo’s still draws serious crowds for its charred and bubbly pies, and that says a lot.
Joseph’s Pizza offers up a fine white pie as well as a Buffalo Chicken Pizza that is extra addictive thanks to its blend of mozzarella and provolone cheese. Another plus: Joseph’s boasts a well-rounded menu including baby back ribs, fried shrimp, and old bay fries.
These pies are greasy and messy. And we wouldn’t want them any other way.