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Phoenix named a top city for pizza nationally

A report put together by TripAdvisor placed Phoenix in their "Top 10 U.S. Pizza Cities" at No. 9. (Yelp photo)

Forget chimichangas, apparently Phoenix is known for its pizza.

A report put together by TripAdvisor placed Phoenix  in their “Top 10 U.S. Pizza Cities” at No. 9.

The list was compiled by determining the ratio of pizza restaurants and reviews to all restaurants in town. Pizza joints specifically mentioned on the TripAdvisor report as “must-try” were Pizzeria Bianco, Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana – Phoenix and The Parlor Pizzeria.

The site also put together a list of the best pizza places in the country — sadly no joint in Phoenix made that list. To qualify for a great pizza spot,  restaurants had to have a minimum of 500 reviews, and at least 10 percent of reviews mentioning “best pizza” on TripAdvisor.

Surprise, surprise — Chicago and New York were Nos. 1 and 2 respectively.

Top 10 U.S. Pizza Cities, according to TripAdvisor

1. Chicago
Must-try pizzerias: Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder, Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria – River North, Giordano’s

2. New York City
Must-try pizzerias: Juliana’s Pizza, Keste, John’s Pizzeria – Bleeker St.

3. New Haven, Connecticut
Must-try pizzerias: Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, Modern Apizza, Bru Rm At BAR

4. Orlando, Florida
Must-try pizzerias: Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Via Napoli, Red Oven Pizza Bakery

5. San Francisco
Must-try pizzerias: Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, Il Casaro Pizzeria and Mozzarella Bar, Za Pizza

6. Washington, D.C.
Must-try pizzerias: We the Pizza, Matchbox Pizza, Pizzeria Paradiso

7. Las Vegas
Must-try pizzerias: Project Pie, Pizza Rock, Secret Pizza

8. San Diego
Must-try pizzerias: Basic, Buona Forchetta, Pizza Port Ocean Beach

9. Phoenix
Must-try pizzerias: Pizzeria Bianco, Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana – Phoenix, The Parlor Pizzeria

10. Miami
Must-try pizzerias: Visa-O1 Extraordinary Pizza, Giotto Maestro della Pizza, Blocks Pizza Deli

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