TripAdvisor Serves Up America's Top 10 Cities For Pizza

           TripAdvisor Serves Up America's Top 10 Cities For Pizza

No Matter How You Slice It, Best U.S. Destinations for a Pie Identified by
TripAdvisor Community

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NEWTON, Mass., Aug. 7, 2013

NEWTON, Mass., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --TripAdvisor^®, the world's largest
travel site*, today announced  the top 10 cities for pizza in the U.S., based
on reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. Top spots were determined
based on the highest average rating by city for all restaurants that serve
pizza.

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"TripAdvisor travelers reveal that some of America's best pizza is being
tossed on the West Coast, which flies in the face of the common perception
that pizza is only a Northeast or Midwest specialty," said Brooke Ferencsik,
director of communications at TripAdvisor. "Better known for burritos and
beaches than marinara and mozzarella, travelers now have yet another reason to
visit sunny San Diego."

1. San Diego, California
Those traveling to seaside SoCal can enjoy authentic tastes of Italy
justmiles from the Mexican border. 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."

2. Las Vegas, Nevada
While visiting Vegas, travelers can step away from the slots to double down on
some pie. Favorite shops include Secret Pizza located on the Strip, Nora's
where diners can devour the "Snow White" pizza featuring a medley of cheeses,
and Grimaldi's which boasts coal fired brick-oven pies made with "secret
recipe" dough and the perfect combination of cheese and sauce. "Brooklyn pizza
in the desert," commented a TripAdvisor traveler.

3. Boston, Massachusetts
Those visiting Beantown can enjoy Regina Pizzeria located in the Italian North
End where the flavors and golden crustsare made from an 80-year-old family
recipe.Diners can also indulge at famous Santarpio's in East Boston, serving
savory slices since 1903. Travelers rave about shrimp scampi pizza and "The
Works" which includes a variety of the freshest ingredients. "In Boston, the
pizza is done the old fashioned way, the way it should be," commented a
TripAdvisor traveler.

4. New York City, New York
Travelers to New York City craving authentic, thin crust pizza will be in
their glory as they bite into a scrumptious slice at one of New York's famed
pizzerias which include Lombardi's, Di Fara's, and Patsy's. With outstanding
pizzerias seemingly at every corner, diners will enjoy the city's trademark
thin crunchy crust, gooey cheese and savory toppings. "Home of the American
pizza,"noted a TripAdvisor traveler. 

5. Seattle, Washington
Pizza lovers visiting this Pacific Northwest hub will be thrilled to taste the
city's signature thick and hearty artisan pizza made with fresh, locally
sourced ingredients. Downtown Seattle, locals frequent Serious Pie where
guests can taste their homemade mozzarella and tomato creation, while the
Flying Squirrel in Seward Park fixes its pizza with a fine selection of local
meat. A TripAdvisor traveler commented, "Excellent pizza, high quality
ingredients."

6. Austin, Texas
Travelers visiting the "Live Music Capital of the World" can fill up on pizza
before heading to a show. Renowned pizzerias include Frank & Angie's,
Giovanni's Pizza Stand, and Roppolo's where guests can try the "Italian Mex"
pizza, which honors Austin's Tex-Mex heritage with spicy flavors of jalapenos
and red and gold peppers. One TripAdvisor traveler commented, "Best pizza
outside of NYC."

7. San Francisco, California
The bridge is not all that is golden in the "City by the Bay." With over 200
pizzerias, each serving heavenly slices adorned with bubbling cheese, savory
vine-ripened tomato sauce, and golden crust, travelers are sure to experience
"la bella vita." Famed pizza shops include Delfina's, Tony's Pizza Napoletana,
and Del Popolo's, a mobile pizzeria housed in a 20-foot transatlantic shipping
container that boasts a wood-fired oven. "Best pizza west of Italy," said a
TripAdvisor traveler.

8. Indianapolis, Indiana
Travelers to Indy can immerse themselves in a true culinary adventure tasting
the tomato and cheese topped slices in this Midwest metropolis. Among the
favorite pizzerias are Jockamo Upper Crust, Brozinni, and Bazbeaux. Located in
the city's Art District, Bazbeaux's pizzas are carefully crafted using a blend
of provolone, mozzarella, and Romano cheese and guests have the option of
white or whole wheat crust—thick or thin. A TripAdvisor traveler said, "A
pizza lover's paradise."

9. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Cheesesteak and soft pretzels are not all travelers will find on the menu in
Philly. With a rich Italian heritage, this East Coast city offers over 200
pizza eateries that add to the flavorful restaurant scene. Among the notable
shops are The Tomato Bistro, Tacconelli's, and Tony's Place which specializes
in the "Original" thin-crust tomato pie. One TripAdvisor traveler commented,
"Some of the best pizza anywhere."

10. Phoenix, Arizona
Even in the desert travelers can enjoy a piece of the pie. Those visiting the
"Valley of theSun" will find scrumptious slices of airy, bubbling crust and
savory cheese, paired with the perfect amount of fresh tomato sauce. On the
menu at Pizzeria Bianco guests will find unique varieties including the "Sonny
Boy," and "Wiseguy,"homemade dough topped with wood-roasted onion, house
smoked mozzarella and fennel sausage. "My favorite pizza in the world," said
one TripAdvisor traveler.

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