RE: The Best Pizza You Ever Ate!
I've got to give some props to southern pizza. Pepe's (now defunct) in Venice, Fla. is the best I've ever had--it's how I imagined NY pizza to be, but it turned out to be better. Mama Leone's, in the same city, is also very, very good, though not as classic New York. Here in Chattanooga, our own Lupi's makes an exceptional pie, and I'll through in a + for ambience. Unlike the cramped John's Pizza in NYC, it's fun to hang out for an extended time at Lupi's, drink a Foster's on draft, have a great salad or bruschetta as well.
All over the south, there is exceptional pizza. Mellow Mushroom, though, is too doughy. If I want a loaf of bread, I'll make one.