4 Pennsylvania Pizzerias Among Country's Best, Popular Website Says

Pennsylvania is home to some of the country's best pizza, according to a new analysis by the popular food website The Daily Meal. The website's annual list of the 101 Best Pizzas in America this year includes selections from four restaurants in the Keystone State — all are located in Philadelphia.

The highest-ranked Pennsylvania pizza shop on the 2017 list was Pizzeria Vetri, where The Daily Meal suggests ordering a pie with Sicilian tuna, onion, mozzarella, tomato sauce and peperoncino. Pizzeria Beddia, which served up the state's top-ranking pizza, according to the website's 2016 analysis, made the cut again this year but dropped to fourth place overall in Pennsylvania.

The Daily Meal has ranked America’s best pizzas since 2012, and it’s no small feat, its editors say.

"We’ve been at this for a while. We’ve obsessively cast as wide a net as possible across the country to search for the best pizzas. All year, once each annual list appears, we research new spots ourselves and follow up on the discoveries of others wherever they are across the country. We tap friends for recommendations, pore over reader tips, argue, seek out experts to help us rank responsibly — and eat as much pizza as we can," according to The Daily Meal.

Here are the Pennsylvania pizzerias that made The Daily Meal list for 2017:

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  • 53. Pizzeria Vetri, Philadelphia. The Daily Meal suggests: The Tonno (Sicilian tuna, onion, mozzarella, tomato sauce, peperoncino)
  • 71. Lorenzo and Sons, Philadelphia. The Daily Meal suggests: cheese pie
  • 72. Pizza Brain, Philadelphia. The Daily Meal suggests: The Forbes Waggensense (mozzarella, fontina, grana padano, basil, smoked pepperoni, tomato sauce)
  • 84. Pizzeria Beddia, Philadelphia. The Daily Meal suggests: Tomato, mozzarella, Old Gold aged cheese, extra-virgin olive oil

See how this year's winners compare to the 2016 top contenders from Pennsylvania:

  • 12. - Pizzeria Beddia, Philadelphia. The Daily Meal suggests: Tomato, mozzarella, Old Gold aged cheese, extra-virgin olive oil
  • 16. Pizzeria Vetri, Philadelphia. The Daily Meal suggests: The Tonno: (Sicilian tuna, onion, mozzarella, tomato sauce, peperoncino)
  • 65 . Santucci's Square Pizza, Philadelphia. The Daily Meal suggests: An Original Plain Pie (mozzarella and pizza sauce)
  • 66. Osteria, Philadelphia. The Daily Meal suggests: The Parma (mozzarella, fontina, arugula, prosciutto di Parma)
  • 84. Pizza Brain, Philadelphia. The Daily Meal suggests: the Forbes Waggensense (mozzarella, fontina, grana padano, basil, smoked pepperoni, tomato sauce)

Click here to view the full list of the country's best pizza for 2017 on The Daily Meal's website.

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