Granted, O4W Pizza is not exactly new. Owner Anthony Spina, a New Jersey native, opened the original pizzeria in Irwin Street Market in January 2015. The Inman Park stall was short-lived (it closed in June 2016), but the concept was not. One month later Spina relaunched O4W in Duluth, a gutsy move considering his most loyal customers lived ITP. The larger space can accommodate proper table service and—important in calculating this list—an expanded menu, which now includes the best arancini in the metro area as well as chicken parm heroes and handmade cavatelli. And then there’s the encyclopedic variety of game-changing pizzas: classic round pies, thick-crust Sicilian pies, rectangular Detroit deep-dish pies with signature browned-cheese perimeters, and square Grandma pies (thank you, Long Island).
Must-order: Grandma Pie
The amount of work that goes into cooking it—it’s crisped in a cast-iron pan with the slathering of olive oil, and the marinara and mozzarella are both made on site—almost makes you feel guilty tearing it apart. Almost.
3117 Main Street, Duluth, 678-587-5420