So, for me, pizza is important. Really important. Like second only to my wife and family in terms of importance. I like pizza a lot.
And other people like pizza a lot, too. In addition to to the multitude of technical debates to be had (Deep dish? Wood fired? Thin crust? Neapolitan? Red sauce? White pizza? Calzone?) , people love to rank the best pizza in a town, country, universe, etc.
This week, TimeOut ranked “The best pizza in America” and Albuquerque’s own Farina Pizzeria squeaked onto the list at the number 17 spot. It’s a great national plug for what is hands-down the best pizza in the 505. (Though Amore is giving them a run.)
I’ve had the chance to eat at 5 of the 17 pie shops listed — Pepe’s, Pizzeria Bianco, Roberta’s, Settebello, and Farina — but clearly I need to up my game. (When I lived on the East Coast I used to line up with my Dad and many others outside Pepe’s in New Haven before it opened just to get the freshest white clam pizzas they were throwing. If you haven’t yet experienced the bliss of a Pepe’s white clam pizza, put it on your bucket list.)
What do you think about TimeOut’s rankings? Do they make you sing like your first tasting of a warmly folded margherita on the streets of Naples or wretch like you “won” a lifetime supply of Papa John’s? Let us know in the comments.