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From the crispy New York classic to Chicago's deepest, most delicious dish, Travel Channel is serving up slice after slice of pizza perfection.
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Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO

Piled atop all that meat at Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO, are fresh-cut veggies, 2 1/2 pounds of mozzarella cheese and a mountain of pepperoni. 

Beau Jo's in Idaho Springs, CO

Two couples at Beau Jo's look at the 14-pound pizza they ordered in disbelief. 

Pizano's in Chicago

In Chicago, they’ve been dishing it deep for more than half a century. And for many in the Windy City, no place makes a more authentic, old-school deep-dish pizza than Pizano's. 

Pizano's in Chicago

What separates a Pizano's deep-dish pizza from its rivals' pies is a 2-inch-thick crust that’s best eaten with a knife and fork. 

Pizano's in Chicago

Constructing the Rudy Special begins by topping that famous dough with fresh, whole-milk mozzarella. Then comes Pizano's specially made sausage. Add on fresh-cut mushrooms, onions and peppers, sauce, and Pizano’s secret seasonings — and the Rudy Special is ready for the oven. 

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

No matter how you slice it, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco has a pie to please your palate and a sideshow that rolls in the dough.

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

The rave reviews for Tony’s margherita pizza aren’t just a local phenomenon. Tony has won the most prestigious pizza prize on the globe: the World Pizza Cup. 

Tony's Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco

Even more impressive than all of Tony’s top-shelf toppings is how fast this pizza cooks. Forget 30 minutes or less; the margherita pizza cooks up in under 2 minutes. 

Pizza Doctors in La Crosse, WI

Pizza Doctors in La Crosse, WI, is the brainchild of owner Larry McMahon, who first opened this hospital for the sugary insane in 1991.

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana in Brooklyn, NY

Take the N train to the heart of Brooklyn, and you’ll find Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana, which has served thin-crust mozzarella-and-tomato perfection since 1924. 

Totonno's Pizzeria Napolitana in Brooklyn, NY

The employees at Totonno's Pizzeria don't just make New York-style pizza — they define it. 

Fong's Pizza in Des Moines, IA

Fong's Pizza in Des Moines, IA, has a fun, funky nostalgia that also means great eats, beginning with a true Asian specialty: the crab rangoon pizza.

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

So many stars have autographed the walls at Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA, that owner Richie Palmer has a hard time picking favorites — although a few do stand out. 

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

What separates Mulberry from other California eateries is Richie’s commitment to traditional pizza-making techniques. 

Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills, CA

Richie's old-school pies bake for 15 minutes, and then come out of the oven transformed into a Hollywood superstar! 

Grinders in Kansas City, MO

In Kansas City, MO, people don't believe in just talking the talk. So if it’s hard-core pizza you’re looking for, stop right here — because this is Grinders, and it's ready to rock 'n' roll. 

Grinders in Kansas City, MO

From tandoori chicken to Philly cheesesteak, the pizzas at Grinders nearly always draw a crowd.