The Pizza Tour: 25 of the Best Spots for Pizza on the SouthCoast
Don't make dinner plans tonight unless it involves your favorite pizza place.
Feb. 9 is National Pizza Day, so be sure to celebrate accordingly and pull up a chair at your favorite spot.
The only question for today: Where is the best pizza place on the SouthCoast?
History of National Pizza Day
While ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks enjoyed flatbreads with toppings, the world can thank southwestern Italy's Campania region, home to Naples, for the modern-day slice of pizza.
"Founded around 600 BC as a Greek settlement, Naples in the 1700s and early 1800s was a thriving waterfront city," National Today said. "The people of this region were considered the working class and required inexpensive food that could be consumed quickly."
Pizza became the obvious choice. Toppings such as tomatoes, cheese, oil, anchovies and garlic were staples for these Neapolitans.
Tomatoes and cheese have stood the test of time, but the types of pizza have come a long way from a simple flatbread with toppings.
My ideal pizza pie has rich tomato sauce and a medley of cheeses, sliced so big that you have to fold it in half. That's also known as New York-style pizza.
Michael Rock, my Fun 107 morning show cohost, likes a thick crust, calling thin-crust pizza "cardboard."
"If you like cardboard, you will love the pizza on the SouthCoast," he joked. "But I understand that I'm the weirdo."
For morning show producer Gazelle, he's all about brick-oven pizza. Bonus points if it has buffalo chicken on top.
The truth is, not all pizzas are created equal, and on National Pizza Day, we all deserve the best. So, where is the best pizza on the SouthCoast?
Keep scrolling for the complete list, as voted by you.