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Great pizza abounds at pizzerias and bistros around the U.S.

Could these be the best pizzas in the U.S.?

Published: Thursday, Sep. 4, 2014 - 11:43 am

When it comes to pizza, everybody has an opinion — including the foodies in the field who report to the editors at the Daily Meal, the website that covers all things food and drink.

This time out, 78 “pizza experts” tasted their way through 700-plus pies at restaurants around the nation to come up with their list of the 101 Best Pizzas in America.

Among the top 10 were three California pizzerias — Flour + Water in San Francisco for its Margherita pie (heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella fior di latte, extra-virgin olive oil); Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco for its Margherita (hand-mixed dough proofed in wood boxes, San Marzano tomatoes, sea salt, mozzarella fior di latte, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil); and Pizzeria Mozza in Los Angeles for one of its specialties (topped with squash blossoms, tomato, burrata mozzarella and tomato sauce).

For the story, the complete list of winners and a slide show, click here.

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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