Skip to main content

A Minneapolis pizza shop has been named one of the 100 best in the United States, according to Yelp.

Pizzeria Lola, from James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur Ann Kim, came in at No. 77 out of the 100 best pizza joints. It's the only Minnesota pizzeria that made the list. 

To come up with the list, Yelp took restaurants in the pizza category and then ranked those spots based on things like total volume and ratings of reviews.

The next closest pizza places on the list are in Illinois, with Coalfire Pizza and The StopAlong ranking No. 9 and No. 31, respectively. 

No. 1 on the list is Cheese Board Pizza in Berkeley, California, followed by Prince Street Pizza in New York City, Smiling With Hope Pizza in Reno, Nevada, Home Slice Pizza in Austin, Texas, and Ciao! Pizza & Pasta in Chelsea, Massachusetts. 

Yelp announced its list of 100 best pizza shops along with its search for its first-ever Chief Pizza Officer in celebration of National Pizza Day on Feb. 9. The Chief Pizza Officer will "serve as the authority on all things pizza," Yelp says. You can apply here

Last month, Yelp released its list of top 100 restaurants in the United States. Three local spots made the list: 

  • Naviya's Thai Brasserie in Minneapolis came in at No. 100
  • Christos Greek Restaurant in Minneapolis came in at No. 81
  • Vann Restaurant in Spring Park came in at No. 54

Next Up

Redtail Ridge Elementary

Sunbather on the roof triggers shelter-in-place at Savage elementary school

The sunbather told police he was trying to "tan and relax."


The Raptor Center's ambassador, Nero the turkey vulture, dies at 47

Nero helped save the California condors before taking up his post as an education ambassador.

Ben Leber

Ben Leber named new permanent co-host of 'Twin Cities Live'

The former Minnesota Vikings linebacker was introduced Friday afternoon.


APM Reports, maker of 'In the Dark' podcast, nixed by Minnesota Public Radio

MPR said "select programming elements" of APM Reports will be incorporated into MPR News.

storm, severe

The latest on holiday weekend severe weather chances for MN

The most significant severe threats are Sunday night and again on Monday.

Arianna Vos

Charges: Driver was drunk, high in head-on crash that killed 19-year-old woman

The young woman killed in the crash was a college student studying zoology.


Motorcyclist killed in Ham Lake after passing in the turn lane

The motorcyclist was hit by a car turning onto the road.

Keith Ellison

Minnesota gets cut of Ford settlement over misleading ads

The $19.2 million settlement centers on Ford's C-Max hybrid and Super Duty pickup truck.



Pizzeria Lola one of America's most Instagrammed pizza joints

An Italian tourism company put together a list of the country's most popular pizza places according to Instagram

pexels craft beer stock

MN city makes list of 17 US cities with the best beer

The craft beers here "reflect the Midwest work ethic and innovative culture," the list says

Band Box Diner Courtney Mault Flickr

MN's 'best hole-in-the-wall diner' is, sadly, currently closed

MSN recently published its pick for best diner in each state.

Minnesota sign

Here are the 20 best places to live in MN, according to Niche

One Minnesota community made it in the top 100 places to live in the U.S.

doctor, surgery, masks

3 Minnesota children's hospitals among the best in new ranking

They ranked among the best on U.S. News and World Report's Best Children's Hospitals list.

Fuzzy Gerdes Flickr Franks Diner Kenosha

WI's best 'hole-in-the-wall' diner is Guy Fieri-approved

Come for the "garbage pile," stay for ... even more breakfast food.

northern fires pizza

Farmers market pizza stand will open Minneapolis eatery

Northern Fires Pizza shared the news on Facebook.