Contrary to what pretty much every New Yorker will tell you, the nation's best pizza isn't found in the Big Apple.
Don't get too excited, Chicago. You didn't even make the top 10.
Anyone in the mood for a San Diego-style slice?
Yes, you read that right. The best pizza in the country is found in San Diego. At least it is according to the reviews and opinions of TripAdvisor members. The travel site today announced the top 10 cities for pizza in the U.S. determined by the highest average rating by city for all restaurants that serve pizza.
And San Diego, known for its sunny weather, near-endless beaches and excellent Mexican food came out on top.
"Those traveling to seaside SoCal can enjoy authentic tastes of Italy just miles from the Mexican border, said TripAdvisor. "With more than 100 nearby pizzerias, those with an appetite can grab a slice at Bronx, Filippi's, or Golden Hill's Pizzeria Luigi where mouthwatering toppings include sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, and homemade meatballs. A TripAdvisor traveler commented, 'The pizza was just as good as being home in New York.'"
Coming in at no. 2: Las Vegas, noted for the pizza served at Grimaldi's, which everyone knows is actually a Brooklyn institution.
At no. 3 is Boston, a place you might associate more with lobster rolls and clam chowder than pizza.
Finally, no. 4: New York City. The web site notes Lombardi's, Di Fara's, and Patsy's as stand-out establishments.
The rest of the top 10:
7. San Francisco
Readers, what do you think of TripAdvisor's list? Sound off in the comments below and don't forget to include your favorite pizza joint in your city to help your fellow travelers!
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