Pizzeria Lola always makes it onto my top-ten list of favorite pizza joints, not only in the Twin Cities, but in the entire country. Yes, it’s true, Minnesota has the best pizza in America. Let the debate begin! Chef Ann Kim is a perfectionist when it comes to her crust and an artist when it comes to toppings. The menu offers some traditional pies (house-made fennel sausage or natural-casing pepperoni) and some not-so-traditional (think kimchi and Korean BBQ). My personal choice? The Sunnyside: olive oil, guanciale, leeks, caramelized in the cured pork fat. Topped with a hint of cream, a sprinkle of Pecorino Romano and a fresh egg. Phenomenal.
5557 Xerxes Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55410