My family loves pizza, particularly the captain. I don't love pizza, but I tolerate it. But I'm a pizza snob, it turns out. After a couple years of mediocre pizza delivery, I got an issue of the Mpls/St. Paul magazine Best Pizza in the Twin Cities and we made a family decision. We'd try all of those places. They get their pizza fix, and I don't have to settle. It's been pretty fun. Here's a rundown of some of the places we've tried.
I'm starting with Pizzeria Lola. It's a little restaurant in South Minneapolis that has exceptional pizza. I discovered it a few years ago when it was featured on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. MAN I LOVE THAT PIZZA. The kids still haven't been there, but if I find myself in the Crosstown/Xenia area, I always pick up a Ma-Sharoni to go. Mmm...
We tried Red's Savoy in Uptown. Good pizza, but bad service, and it was about a million degrees in the restaurant. I wouldn't go back.
We found a place we love, Detellos in Eden Prairie. It's actually the same owner/recipes as Marcellos, and I was very pleased to find it. It's a little drive, but worth every mile.
Lookit that cheese!
We went to Mozza Mia in Edina. Liked, not loved. The sausage has tons of fennel seeds, which I love, but was so reminiscent of a Totino's Party Pizza that I couldn't get passed it to find out if it's really that good. I did discover, by happy accident, that kids eat free on Sundays. Might return just for that. They have house-made mozzarella that is divine, also.
There are more on our list. Pompeii Pizzeria in Elk River is next on my list. It's a fun adventure. Matthew thinks that next we'll have to try the best hamburgers. I am lucky to live in an area where we have the opportunity to try this kind of food journey as a family. I hope my kids are enjoying it as much as I am! Would love more recommendations from my local readers if you have some. What's your favorite pizza pie?