ANY WAY YOU SLICE IT
If you want to know where to get the very best pizzas in the U.S. — places that pretty much follow the official Naples, Italy, pizza association rules — try one of these joints. My own personal favorite is MARIO'S RESTAURANT (2342 Arthur Ave.; 718-584-1188), in the Bronx, in New York, where the Migliucci family has been making perfect pies since 1919.

BERKELY, CALIFORNINA:
Chez Panisse Café and Restaurant
,
1517 Shattuck Ave.
(510) 548-5525

NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT:
Pizzeria Napoletana

157 Wooster St.
(203) 865-5762

PHILADELPHIA:
Taconelli’s

2604 E. Somerset
(215) 425-4983

PHOENIX:
Pizzeria Bianco

623 E. Adams
(602) 258-8300

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND:
Al Forno

577 S. Main St.
(401) 273-9760