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Eye on the Pie: 6 Best Pizzas

10/11/2018 09:03AM

Rosati's Authentic Chicago Pizza

Want to know how we carb up at Style? It’s through pizza, of course! And although we belong to different pizza factions (yes-please pineapple vs. not-in-a-million-years pineapple) we’re all equally passionate about the perfect pie. Check out some of our favorites below.  In no particular order...

Rosati's Authentic Chicago Pizza

“The hefty Rosati’s Monster—available at Rosati’s Authentic Chicago Pizza—lurks in Roseville and is of the inviting and delicious type. This beast comes with a bevy of meats, including gourmet Italian sausage, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, and meatballs. You’ll also find a host of mushrooms, onions, green peppers, black and green olives, and tomatoes along with a (generous) sprinkle of bacon on top. I feel absolutely no shame eating it, since I get my fill of protein and veggies. OK, maybe a little when I finish the whole thing by myself.”

Trademark Pizza

“When I want something a little fresh and less meaty, I often stop by Roseville’s Trademark Pizza Company to grab their sweet and savory Maui Kapaui. It’s the perfect pizza crust with red sauce, melty mozzarella and provolone, smoked ham, pieces of pineapple that are expertly roasted, and the surprisingly fresh addition of chopped chives on top. Just FYI, they also have a dairy-free cheese option that my vegan bestie loves. We’re both happy campers here.”

Chicago Fire Pizza

“Thin is in—as in thin crust—and Chicago Fire’s thin crust Pepperoni and Black Olive is always my go-to on pizza night. Even though their deep dish is to die for, this particular pie is equally satisfying with a lot less guilt. Plus, the crust is just there to transport all the good stuff on top!”  

Sacramento Pizza Company

“I love everything about Sacramento Pizza Company in Folsom—from the freshness of their ingredients to being able to participate in the pizza-making process. Some might disagree, but I think Tandoori Chicken belongs on pizza. Traditionally, it’s eaten with naan, but substitute that with pizza dough and you have the perfect pairing. Add pesto, mozzarella, red onions, cilantro, garlic, tandoori drizzle, and fresh lemon juice, and you’ve got a globally inspired pizza that’s the perfect blend of two cuisines.”

Pizza Bene!

“Pizza in Placerville has to be from Pizza Bene! I invariably order the Margherita Napoletana because it’s so darn good. This is the real deal, folks—complete with creamy chunks of fresh mozzarella (try it with their world-famous mozzarella di bufala imported from Naples), ribbons of fragrantly fresh basil, quality-you-can-taste EVOO, and their signature tomato sauce. To take things over the edge, their crust is made with Italian Caputo flour. It truly is Italy on a platter!”

Wally's Pizza Bar

Wally’s Pizza Bar in Cameron Park has one of my favorite guilty pleasure pies: Pear & Gorgonzola. The sweet pears, tangy bite of gorgonzola, zesty garlic cream sauce, and peppery arugula that’s tossed in balsamic vinaigrette is a match made in ingredient heaven! They also offer a gluten-free crust for those who are against the grain. Pair it with a craft brew, a game on the big screen, and good conversation, and you have the recipe for mealtime success.”

compiled by Style staffers  //  photos by dante fontana

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