341 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor; 734-769-6700; maniosteria.com
Mani Osteria is known for the pizzas it makes in its wood-fired oven, and with good reason: Owner Adam Baru clearly learned a thing or two in his years on the East Coast. The kitchen staff was still experimenting with their pizza dough recipes just days before opening in 2011. The pies have a satisfying crunch on the bottom and a chewiness to the crust, and the toppings show equal attention. It's earned them visits from Mario Batali and Bobby Flay, and our readers' choice for Best Specialty Pizza in their region.
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