Which American cities are serving up the best slice?
LawnStarter compared the 200 biggest U.S. cities to rank 2023’s Best Cities for Pizza Lovers. They looked for cities with plenty of highly rated pizza vendors and award-winning pizzerias. They also considered pizza affordability and popularity.
Read on for the 10 best cities for pizza lovers:
10 Phoenix, Arizona
9 Portland, Oregon
8 Washington, DC
7 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
6 Los Angeles, California
5 Las Vegas, Nevada
4 Miami, Florida
3 Chicago, Illinois
2 San Francisco, California
1 New York, New York
New York stands tall in first place as the capital of the Pizza Belt and the nation’s pizza empire. All competition folds in the wake of the Big Pizza, which has more than a 40-point lead over the next-best city, San Francisco.
Highly rated New York pizza vendors are recognized internationally, with the most pizzerias included in Italy’s International Pizza Guide in recent years. You can’t go far in NYC without encountering one of more than 1,500 pizza vendors feeding the city.
We all know Chicago (No. 3) serves iconic deep-dish pizza, but what about San Francisco (No. 2), Miami (No. 4), and Las Vegas (No. 5)?
Each of these four cities baked their way into the top five, thanks to abundant access and numerous accolades. San Francisco beat out Chi-town with more affordable slices (when adjusted by income) and more pizzerias recognized by international pizza awards.