When it comes to pizza, Chicago is not the Second City. It is Number 1.
The travel site Trip Advisor released its ranking today of Top Pizza Cities in the United States and Chicago sits proudly on top.
The rankings were based on the quality and quantity of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers.
“Travelers come from all corners of the country to sink their teeth into Chicago’s deep dish, the big cheese of pizza destinations according to reviewers on TripAdvisor,” said Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications for TripAdvisor.
The site names Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria in River North, Giordano’s as “must try” spots.
Here’s the full list:
1. Chicago, Illinois
Must-try pizzerias: Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria – River North, Giordano’s
2. New York City, New York
Must-try pizzerias: Juliana’s Pizza, Keste, John’s Pizzeria – Bleeker St.
3. New Haven, Connecticut
Must-try pizzerias: Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, Modern Apizza, Bru Rm At BAR
4. Orlando, Florida
Must-try pizzerias: Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Via Napoli, Red Oven Pizza Bakery
5. San Francisco, California
Must-try pizzerias: Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, Il Casaro Pizzeria and Mozzarella Bar, Za Pizza
6. Washington, D.C.
Must-try pizzerias: We the Pizza, Matchbox Pizza, Pizzeria Paradiso
7. Las Vegas, Nevada
Must-try pizzerias: Project Pie, Pizza Rock, Secret Pizza
8. San Diego, California
Must-try pizzerias: Basic, Buona Forchetta, Pizza Port Ocean Beach
9. Phoenix, Arizona
Must-try pizzerias: Pizzeria Bianco, Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana – Phoenix, The Parlor Pizzeria
10. Miami Beach, Florida
Must-try pizzerias: Visa-O1 Extraordinary Pizza, Giotto Maestro della Pizza, Blocks Pizza Deli
And, for the record, TripAdvisory’s number crunchers also report that the following toppings (aside from chees) are the most popular too.