12 outstanding ovens that prove Philly knows pizza [photos]

Over the past few years there’s been a full-on renaissance when it comes to Philadelphia’s pizza scene. We did some digging to learn about the ovens that make our favorite pizzas.

Over the past few years there’s been a full-on renaissance when it comes to Philadelphia’s pizza scene. The old neighborhood standbys are now joined by four-bell, chef-driven pizza meccas. But new or old, they all have one thing in common.

The oven.

We did some digging to find out what kind of equipment everybody’s working with — and believe me, everyone’s got their own techniques. Our picks run from South Philly to Mayfair. With a dozen places to compare, our list offers just a slice of what Philly has to offer.

Click through to each of the spots below and see what makes Philly’s pizza so darn delicious.

Marra’s Italian Restaurant – Passyunk Avenue
Revolution House – Old City
Nomad – South Street
Nomad Roman – Midtown Village/Gayborhood
Pizza Brain – Fishtown
La Rosa – South Philly
Bufad – Eraserhood
Pizzeria Stella – Headhouse Square
Tacconelli’s – Port Richmond
Pitruco – Locations Vary
Pizzeria Vetri – Fairmount
Montesini – Mayfair

Philly’s love of pizza is undeniable. We like it hot, cold, round, square, thin, thick, red, white … You get the picture. It’s tough to make a pie that doesn’t have a following. And don’t dare try and say Philly pizza can’t hold its own against New York or Chicago.

They’ve got nothing on us.

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