Visual Guide to the Pizza Styles of the U.S. (and What Wine to Drink With Them)

Home state pride runs deep in this country, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the unwavering devotion to regional pizza styles. From thin-crust versus deep-dish to fold-and-eat versus knife-and-fork, the great pizza debate is complicated. Deciding what to drink with your pizza shouldn’t be.

To make it easy, look for wines from Cavit, one of Italy’s largest wineries, which conveniently makes a wine for every pie. With more than a half-century of winemaking history, Cavit has long been a pioneer of great wine. It single-handedly put Pinot Grigio — the No. 1 Pinot Grigio in America* to be specific — on the map for Americans nearly 50 years ago, and has been evolving all along the way, now producing a full range of high-quality, affordable and food-friendly wines.

Want to take your pizza obsession to the next level? Get in on Cavit’s pizza oven giveaway by submitting your favorite pizza recipe for a chance to win your very own countertop pizza oven. With one of these in your possession, you can turn your kitchen into a slice shop any time you like. (Just make sure to have your wine fridge stocked accordingly.)

Head over to the Cavit registration page to submit your entry. Choose a name for your creation, upload a photo of your surely prize-winning pie, type up the instructions, and select your go-to wine pairing. The contest ends on March 31, 2020, so get to work and head over to the Terms & Conditions page for more details.

And while all corners of the country are convinced they have the best version of pizza, none have put their stamp on the corresponding ultimate wine pairing, so we’ve done the work. Here, a list of the best versions of pizza in the States, with wine to match.

This article is sponsored by Cavit.


No purchase necessary. Must be 21 or older to enter. Void where prohibited. Not valid in UT or HI. Begins 1/1/20 and ends 3/31/20. ERV of the prize $1,300.00. For official rules and alternate method of entry, visit

*Nielsen XAOC+Liquor, 52 wks ending 1.25.20