Pizzello, an outdoor pizza oven company, created a list of the Best Cities for Pizza in the U.S.
To determine who has the best pizza, they analyzed Google reviews for pizzerias in the 500 biggest cities and towns in the country.
New York City tops the list as the Best City for Pizza in America, with an average Google rating of 4.68 out of 5.
But the rest of the top 10 may be a bit controversial, like Tulsa, Oklahoma, which is number two on the list.
The fact that New Haven didn't even crack the top 10 makes this list totally inaccurate IMO. New Haven created their own style of pizza in the early 1900's. 2 of the best pizza restaurants in the world are feet apart on Wooster Street. That would be Pepe's and Sally's. A third legend which launched in the 1930's called Modern is a few blocks over.
For South Carolina the best city is the Capital city. Columbia is ranked 69th overall. Rock Hill 106. Charleston 173. Mount Pleasant 243. Greenville didn't crack the top 250.
Pizzello also asked a thousand pizza fans about their preferences and found:
The average American pizza lover is willing to travel up to 26 minutes to get their favorite pie.
More than half of respondents prefer independent pizzerias over big chains.
Hawaiian pizza - with ham and pineapple - is the most divisive, followed by White pizza and Mushroom pizza.
More than a third (37%) consider pizza to be a healthy meal option.
And 40% of those surveyed think their homemade pizza is better than any from a restaurant.
The Top 10 Best U.S. Cities for Pizza
- New York, New York
- Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Los Angeles, California
- Peoria, Arizona
- Jonesboro, Arkansas
- Fullerton, California
- Iowa City, Iowa
- Glendale, Arizona
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Denver, Colorado