Punch Neapolitan Pizza, Minneapolis, MN.
They've been making pizza in Naples for hundreds of years, so if you're going to go into the Neapolitan pie business, you'd better get it right.
Growing up in Italy, founder John Soranno developed his love of pizza on its native soil. Living in the States again in the 1990s, he just couldn't find a place that compared to the authentic Italian version that he ate as a child, so he did what so many of us dream of doing by opening up Punch in 1996. Nearly 20 years later, it's a Minnesota landmark.
You can't go wrong with the story, but the pizza is another level. The Margherita D.O.C., made with basil, mozzarella di bufala, crushed tomatoes from Campagna, and that perfect little bit of black on the crust from the wood-burning oven, will warm you up on even the coldest day in the Twin Cities. It would make any Naples native proud.