Chicago #1 city for pizza according to travel site

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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.

Chicago Pizza Oven and Grinders
Chicago Pizza And  Oven Grinder Co.

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.

  1. Pepperoni
  2. Sausage
  3. Mushroom



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