1–2. The artisan pizza movement is often linked with Italian cuisine. Consider Platinum Dining’s Capers & Lemons (Wilmington, 256-0524) and Taverna (Newark, 444-4334), both of which offer gourmet pizzas baked in woodstone ovens.
3. Sometimes, the concept revolves around the pizza. That’s the case at the whimsical Pizza by Elizabeths (Greenville, 654-4478), where the to-die-for options and eccentric toppings are named for famous Elizabeths (Montgomery, Barrett Browning—you get the idea).
4. Half Full (Lewes, 645-8877) is also all about the pie, though it also offers salads, soups and sweets. Pie (Bethany Beach, 539-2600) keeps it simple by focusing on gourmet grilled pizzas, wine and beer.
5. Newcomer Crust & Craft (Rehoboth Beach, 313-5029) puts the wood-burning oven on display—and the taps. As the name implies, craft beers are part of the mix.