Wisconsin Restaurant Ranked as One of America’s Top Pizza Joints
When a list comes out featuring major cities and states with just as many pizza joints as people it's super cool to see a small town place make an impact.
Fine Dining Lovers scoured all of America to figure out their 50 Top Pizza for 2021 list:
Although the 50 pizzerias are distributed across many of the US states (including Hawaii), most of the establishments are located along the two coasts. But it is New York, with 11 pizzerias present in the ranking, that rules for the number of pizzerias on the list, making The Big Apple the capital of pizza in the US.
Yet there's one in Wisconsin that somehow snuck onto the list.
Bonus: the place isn't in Milwaukee.
Il Ritrovo Pizzeria in Wisconsin was ranked as America's 47th best pizza joint.
According to Il Ritrovo Facebook, it's "A completely wood-fired Neopolitan styled pizzeria and wine bar with full Italian deli and retail shop."
It seems Yelp reviewers agree with Fine Dining Lovers ranking. Scoring a 4.5 out of 5 on the website, Brian M. calls Il Ritrovo "A slice of Italy in the middle of Sheboygan" while Lynn G. says "The wood-fired pizza was perfect, the right amount of smoky crust to ingredients."
That's not to say that there are some who wished for a better experience at Il Ritrovo. Julie A. on Yelp reviewed the pizza calling it "just a slab of tasteless dough with Rago sauce & a couple toppings."
You might need to just see for yourself. Il Ritrovo is open for lunch and dinner service Monday through Saturday and is located at 522 South 8th Street.