The Best of Silicon Valley 2012
Best Non-thin-crust Pizza
415 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell. Thin crust, Neapolitan-style pizzas are enjoying a wave of popularity but there are plenty of fans of Chicago-style thick-crust pizza. Campbell's Blue Line pizza, owned by Saratoga High grad Angela Yen, became an instant hit when it opened this winter.
Best Pizza (Regional Group)
Multiple locations. Pizza My Heart is a homegrown chain that holds a permanent place in the hearts of Metro readers.
Tony & Alba's 619 Escuela Ave., Mountain View; 3137 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose; 5885 Santa Teresa Blvd., San Jose
Amici's Multiple locations
Best Pizza Independent
1253 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale; 3443 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose. If thin-crust, Neapolitan-style pizza is the trend du jour, then A Slice of New York is decidedly untrendy. The generous application of cheese and sauce and thick supporting crust separate it from the rest.
Jake's 12175 Saratoga Sunnyvale Road, Saratoga; 1074 Lincoln Ave., San Jose; 174 E. Fremont Ave., Sunnyvale
Giorgio's Italian Food & Pizzeria 643 E. Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas; 1445 Foxworthy Ave., San Jose