San Diego Ranked Among Top Places for Pizza

San Diego ranked No. 8 for pizza, with must-try pizzerias such as Basic Urban Kitchen + Bar

Sure, Chicago has authentic deep-dish pizza and New York City has some very memorable pies, but San Diego is also a prime place for pizza, according to a new list delivered by TripAdvisor.

On Wednesday, TripAdvisor released a list of the “Top 10 U.S. Pizza Cities” based on reviews and opinions from millions of TripAdvisor travelers. San Diego got a slice of the action, coming in at No. 8 in the rankings.

According to the list, must-try pizzerias in San Diego include BASIC Urban Kitchen + Bar in East Village, Buona Forchetta in South Park and Pizza Port in Ocean Beach.

The top pizza city on the list was Chicago, followed by New York City and then New Haven, Conn. Other places for perfect pies, in order, include: Orlando (No. 4); San Francisco (No. 5); Washington, D.C. (No. 6); Las Vegas (No. 7); Phoenix (No. 9); and Miami Beach, Fla. (No. 10).

TripAdvisor said the ranking of the top cities for pizza is based on the quality of pizza restaurant reviews, the quantity of pizza restaurants and their reviews, with more weight given to reviews from the past year, and the ratio of pizza restaurants and reviews compared to all restaurants for the city.

Additionally, according to a word search within the TripAdvisor pizza reviews, travelers’ favorite pizza toppings besides cheese are pepperoni, sausage and mushroom.

The tasty round-up also included a ranking of the overall top U.S. pizza restaurants. The No. 1 spot on that list went to Juliana’s Pizza in NYC, an eatery that specializes in thin-crust pies charred to perfection under a coal-fired hearth.

To see the full rankings, click here.

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