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23 of the Coolest Pizza Joints to Visit ASAP

photo: Choate House
Planning to spend #nationalpizzaday with your crew? While some like their pizza parties to be all about the dough, why not also factor in ambience for this type of occasion? Grab your fellow cheese lovers and snag a few seats at one of these 23 pizza joints that care about design almost as much as their pizza across the ole U-S-of-A. February 9th can't come soon enough!
 
Reporter: Alyssa Brown | Location: The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen
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The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Quality family time or quality pizza time? Why choose favorites when you can squeeze in both at The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen in Oklahoma City. The rooftop is rad and the indoor dining scene sets the bar high for pizza place envy.
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Luke’s Craft Pizza

Charleston, South Carolina
Luke’s proves pizza’s craft is all in the crust. So, grab your dough-obsessed pals and head to downtown Charleston for great pizza served in a space that’s simply adorable.
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Pizza Nono

Salt Lake City, Utah
Head to Ninth & Ninth in SLC for #nationalpizzaday and fill up on pizza, pizza, of course. Pizza Nono has a real neighborhood feel that’s perfectly charming when you’re rolling deep with your homies.
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Del Popolo

San Francisco, California
You can’t possibly talk about San Francisco pizza joints without a mention of Del Popolo. Cozy up to the bar and watch your pizza crust bubble away while chatting all things cheese-related with your buddies.
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Pizzeria Stella

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia's Pizzeria Stella has a real authentic community feel that makes it exactly the kind of hangout you want to go to on a day like National Pizza Day. There will no doubt be a hum in the dough-scented air.
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Slim & Husky’s

Nashville, Tennessee
Slim & Husky’s was started by three good friends with a passion for pizza and local brew. We’ll let you hop over to the rad Nashville spot and sort out which guy is nicknamed Slim.
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Delancey

Seattle, Washington
Escape the Seattle chill and warm up with hot, bubbly pizzas at Delancey. The small but bright space has Instagram-worthy written all over it.
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Buona Forchetta

San Diego, California
This pretty little pizza spot has the most gorgeous wood-fired oven named Sofia, and boy does she put out. She puts out lots of Neapolitan style pizzas, in fact. Located in San Diego’s South Park, Buona Forchetta does both indoor and outdoor dining in a warm and welcoming space.
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White Pie

Denver, Colorado
Denver’s White Pie churns out beautiful pizzas in a (possibly) more beautiful space. Head to the Humboldt Street eatery when you and your pizza-loving cronies are ready to relax and enjoy being warmed up from the inside.
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Bestia

Los Angeles, California
A pizza and pasta haven of DTLA, Bestia does gorgeous food in an LA industrial atmosphere. Go for the pizzas, stay for the boozey good time with your besties.
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Pie Tap

Dallas, Texas
Pizza plus beer equals life, y’all. Pie Tap in Dallas knows what’s up and they’ve got the kind of good-looking digs you’ll want to tell your friends you discovered first. BRB, gotta post an Insta story.
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Unit-D Pizzeria

Austin, Texas
Austin’s Unit-D Pizzeria is all about that wood-fired pizza life, and the ambience in their shop is proof of their commitment to all things hot, hot, hot.
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Emily

New York, New York
Wood-burning copper ovens, pizzas served on fuss-free baking racks, and tons of windows make Emily Pizza in the West Village stand out in a pizza-crazed city. Get the pizza fanatics together and make this one stop on a pizza tasting spree in the neighborhood.
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Renata

Portland, Oregon
Portland’s Renata serves up all of the good vibes with a space that’s wide-open and easy to spend an hour with friends. Order up a few wood-fired pizzas and handmade pastas, and get to gabbing with your crew.
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Varuni Napoli

Atlanta, Georgia
Made with ingredients imported straight from Naples, it’s no surprise that the pizzas at Varuni Napoli are bomb dot com. These self-proclaimed pizza artisans sling their pies on the daily from an industrial-cool Midtown spot and an always-buzzing space at Krog Street Market.
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Verde Pizza

Baltimore, Maryland
Possibly the most beautiful pizza slinging trattoria in Baltimore, Verde Pizza gets both Italian style and flavor so right. This is not your typical pizza joint, and you'll want to plan to make a night of it with your gang.
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Brewer’s Fork

Boston, Massachusetts
Boston’s Brewer’s Fork is a favorite for not just the tasty wood-fired pizzas but the awesome beer selection too. The Charlestown space is a stunner, though casual enough to throw back a few slices and get covered in sauce.
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Timber Pizza

Washington, D.C.
DC pizza people, you’ve got to know about Timber if you don’t already. It’s rustic, it’s chill, it’s noisy with the buzz of pizza enjoyment, and it makes a rad destination for National Pizza Day.
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Lou Malnati’s

Chicago, Illinois
Did you think we’d forget about deep dish pizza lovers? Think again. Lou Malnati’s is one of Chicago’s biggest pizza champs, and frankly, you’re really gonna want to share photos of the cheese. And the crust. And all that sauce.
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Pizza Moto

Brooklyn, New York
When the moon hits the sky like a big pizza pie, that’s amoré! Admittedly, you probably won’t be staring at the moon from this Brooklyn pizza spot but you will be feeling all the amoré from your pizza-fanatic friends. Pizza Moto is the mobile pizza crew’s first brick-and-mortar set between Carroll Gardens and Red Hook that came complete with a century-old bakery oven.
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Red Wagon Pizza Company

Minneapolis, Minnesota
You can’t talk about beautiful pizza places without a mention of Red Wagon Pizza Company in Minneapolis. Sure it’s cold outside and you want to hibernate, but it’s real warm inside this pizza haven.
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Ottava Via

Detroit, Michigan
When you just can’t seem to limit your pizza posse to a handful of folks, you should probably try to snag a few tables over at Ottava Via. A Detroit hangout that has vintage vibes in abundance, this ristorante will have you practicing your Italiano as a group in no time at all.
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Tutto Pizza

Miami, Florida
The totally casual vibes at this Miami pizzeria make it an easy place to pop into with friends on National Pizza Day. Walking into Tutto Pizza is just like walking into your pizza local in the old country.
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