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Just What You Need for Football Season: Here Are the Best Pizza Places in Each College Grad Town 
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Just What You Need for Football Season: Here Are the Best Pizza Places in Each College Grad Town 

Rebecca Wright
Published about 2 months ago

It’s Saturday night. Your team is about to play. You’ve got a beer in one hand, but what’s missing? Most people would answer: pizza. 

Sure, chicken wings are often associated with sports and especially football, but there’s no food as inexpensive, as quick to deliver, and as universally liked as pizza. Many will turn down spicy buffalo wings, but few could say no to a classic pepperoni slice. There are even plenty of options for vegetarians, vegans, and the like -- you can’t say that about wings.

Some people will go for the all-time cheapest pizza option near them, or the one that delivers the quickest. Some simply have a favorite shop that they order from no matter what. But what if you’re a recent grad in a new city and are sure where to order from? Luckily, there’s a new study based on Yelp data to answer that. The report found the best pizza shop in each city “based on how late each is open, the average Yelp star rating, the cost rating, and total number of reviews,” according to a representative from Life Storage, the company that put it together.

The study includes a top pizza place for 68 cities across the United States, and the results were calculated from over 2,500 Yelp listings. Regionally, the northeast and midwest favor New York style restaurants, the south prefers wood-fired, and the west goes for Chicago style. 

Read on for a breakdown of the results for a handful of cities.

Northeast

Boston, MA

Best Pizza Place: Regina Pizzeria

Style: Brick Oven

Star Rating: 4 out of 5

Burlington, VT

Best Pizza Place: American Flatbread

Style: Wood Fired

Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Midwest

Fargo, ND

Best Pizza Place: Rhombus

Style: Gourmet

Star Rating: 4 out of 5

Billings, MT

Best Pizza Place: Ciao Mambo

Style: Brick Oven

Star Rating: 4 out of 5

South

Charlotte, NC

Best Pizza Place: Zablong

Style: Neapolitan

Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Austin, TX

Best Pizza Place: Little Deli & Pizzeria

Style: Old Fashioned

Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5

West

San Diego, CA

Best Pizza Place: Bronx Pizza

Style: New York

Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Denver, CO

Best Pizza Place: Sliceworks

Style: Neapolitan

Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Did your favorite pizza place make the list? 

At the end of the day, it all comes down to personal preference. Some people even elect to make their own at home. Whatever style you go for, eating pizza is always the right call.

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