National Pizza Day: Top choices in Saint Paul for takeout and dining in

A lot goes into choosing a pizza — even beyond the question of toppings. But whether you go for takeout or sit-down, thick crust or thin, sauced or bare, you want something delicious — particularly on National Pizza Day, Feb. 9.

Fortunately, Saint Paul boasts a number of quality pizza shops to satisfy your craving for a slice or a pie.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top pizza outlets, using both Yelp data and our own blend of spices to produce a ranked list of the best places to venture — or to call — on National Pizza Day.

1. Mama's Pizza

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Topping the list is Mama's Pizza. Located at 961 Rice St. in North End, the Italian and traditional American spot, which offers pizza and more, is the highest rated spot to grab a slice in Saint Paul, boasting 4.5 stars out of 211 reviews on Yelp.

2. Punch Neapolitan Pizza 

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Highland's Punch Neapolitan Pizza, located at 704 Cleveland Ave. South, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Italian spot, which offers pizza and more, 4.5 stars out of 183 reviews.

3. Big River Pizza

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Last but not least, ver in Downtown, check out Big River Pizza, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 100 reviews on Yelp. You can find the street vendor, which offers pizza and more, at 280 E. Fifth St.