6 Slices of Heaven for Pizza Aficionados

By the Editors | March 10, 2020 | Food & Drink

Mamma mia, pizzeria—from Detroit-style squares to sweet crepe-like wedges, here's our must-try slices.


Truffle egg pizza from Barbuzzo

1. Barbuzzo

Try the Mediterranean-inspired pizza fiore di zucca—a combination of local squash blossoms, buffalo mozzarella, pine nuts, garlic, prosciutto di Parma and mint. 110 S. 13th St., 215.546.9300, barbuzzo.com

2. Emmy Squared

Since opening, the Queen Village outpost of the New York-based Emmy Squared has been satisfying the taste buds of Philly’s pickiest pizza connoisseurs with Detroit-style square slices. We recommend the Colony, featuring pepperoni, pickled jalapenos and local honey. 632 S. Fifth St., 267.551.3669, emmysquared.com

3. Pizzeria Beddia

The #4, made with tomato sauce, sliced garlic and Sicilian oregano, is topped with Sicilian anchovies, grated cheese and extra-virgin olive oil. You won’t even notice the mozzarella is missing. 1313 N. Lee St., 267.928.2256, pizzeriabeddia.com

4. Pizzeria Vetri

Pizza gets a sweet makeover with Vetri’s Nutella variant, a crepe like dough oven baked with marshmallows. Multiple locations, pizzeriavetri.com

5. Stella

Feast on authentic Neapolitan pizzas that are cooked in a wood-burning oven. Order the Purgatory—a delicious blend of sopressata, crushed tomato, Calabrian chiles, egg and pecorino. 420 S. Second St., 215.320.8000, pizzeriastella.net

6. Zavino

Slice up the Stache—a whole-wheat-crust pizza topped with mozzarella, Parmesan, lemon vinaigrette and baby arugula. Multiple locations, zavino.com

Photography by: by Jason Varney