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San Diego ranks among top US pizza cities, TripAdvisor says

Posted at 11:38 AM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 14:52:38-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego is one of the best cities to celebrate National Pizza Month, according to TripAdvisor.

TripAdvisor released a list of the top pizza cities in the country Tuesday and San Diego placed eighth on the delicious ranking. Cities were ranked based on the quality and quantity of reviews.

Ahead of San Diego ranked New York City (of course), Chicago, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Orlando, Seattle, and Boston. America's Finest City beat out Atlanta and Washington, D.C. on the top 10 list.


While TripAdvisor noted that Filippi's Pizza Grotto was the highest ranked pizza place in town, we all know there's so much more to enjoy.

Whether you're a fan of pepperoni, pineapple (yup, we said it), or just cheese, here are some spots for every pizza fan:

Bronx Pizza - 111 Washington Street

Bronx Pizza is a cash-only restaurant that offers a simple menu of thin-crust pizza and calzones.

Berkley Pizza - 539 Island Avenue and 3934 30th Street

This pizzeria offers California-style stuffed pizza along with some great beer.

Buona Forchetta - 3001 Beech Street, 2865 Sims Road, 250 North Coast Highway 101, and Petco Park

Buona tosses award-winning, authentic Neapolitan-style pies under the helm of Matteo Cattaneo and Master Pizzaiolo and five-time World Pizza Champion Marcello Avitabile.

Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria - 3448 30th Street and 4030 Goldfinch Street

Lefty’s offers authentic Chicago-style pizza. From deep dish and stuffed pizzas to fresh cut fries, you’ll definitely find something to satisfy that pizza craving.

Napizza - 1702 India Street

Napaizza allows guests to create their own authentic Roman-style pizza. This unique pizza restaurant uses health, locally grown ingredients, so you can feel less guilty about indulging on National Pizza Day. 

Blind Lady Ale House - 3416 Adams Avenue

Pizza and beer anyone? The Blind Lady Ale House was named one of America's best 100 beer bars and is a great place to grab a hot pizza and sit back with a cold one. 

Tribute Pizza - 3077 N Park Way

This restaurant has a modern feel coupled with an open kitchen. Tribute Pizza serves wood-fired pizza, beer and wine. 

Filippi's Pizza Grotto - 1747 India St., 82 Broadway, 285 Palm Ave., 962 Garnet St., 10330 Friars Rd., 5353 Kearny Villa Rd., 13034 Campo Rd., 10767 Woodside Ave., 9969 Mira Mesa Blvd., 13000 Oak Knoll Rd., 114 West Grand, 27309 Jefferson Ave.

Filippi's is one of San Diego's biggest pizza stops, with locations across the county for every pizza lover. Head over for pizzas layered with thick cheese and hearty toppings.

A Brooklyn Pizza - 6171 Mission Gorge Road

A Brooklyn Pizza serves a traditional New York favorite with mozzarella cheese. 

Pizzeria Luigi - 1137 25th Street

Looking for a classic New York experience? Pizzeria Luigi offers counter-service and specializes in New York-style pizza and calzones.

Pizza Bella Italian Bistro - 2707 Congress Street

This bistro will make you feel like you just stepped into Italy. Pizza Bella Italian Bistro's Italian art lines the walls of the restaurant that specializes in thin-crust pizzas and pasta. 

Mona Lisa Italian Foods - 2061 India Street

Located in none other than Little Italy, Mona Lisa Italian Foods offers a ton of options, from pizza and pasta to sandwiches and antipasti.