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, Santa Monica 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.

Stella Barra Pizzeria

Stella Barra Pizzeria, an Italian spot that offers pizza, gluten-free options and more in Santa Monica, is another go-to, with four stars out of 900 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2000 Main St. to see for yourself.

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