Norfolk Named One of the Top 15 Pizza Cities in America

When you think of the best pizza cities in America, you think of Chicago, New York, Detroit and Norfolk?!

According to a new study, Norfolk is among the top pizza cities in US.

In the study, conducted by Anytime Estimate, the 50 largest metros in the U.S. received weighted scores that boosted them for independent pizzerias, interest in pizza variations, price and affordability, and quantity and quality of the establishments.

On the flip-side, cities were docked points for having a lot of big chain pizza places.

In the end, the Top 15 pizza cities in the U.S. are all in the Eastern half of the country, with Detroit and Cleveland being #1 and #2.  

Detroit has the most independent pizza restaurants per capita, and it ranked #1 in “pizza passion,” which included internet searches for a variety of pizza styles.

Columbus, Ohio is third on the list . . . and with two of the Top Three cities, Ohio was named the Best STATE for pizza.

Boston was fourth, followed by Pittsburgh . . . Indianapolis . . . Providence, Rhode Island . . . St. Louis . . . Philadelphia . . . Norfolk, Virginia . . . Baltimore . . . Tampa . . . Minneapolis . . . Chicago . . . and Nashville.

New York City didn’t even make the Top 20.  It’s #22, after Buffalo, Cincinnati, and Milwaukee.

This was mostly because New York is lacking in independent pizzerias.  The city also had underwhelming scores for “pizza passion” online . . . and pizza shops per capita.  It’s also not the cheapest place to get a pie.

Where is your favorite pizza place in Norfolk?  Share in the comments below.

(Anytime Estimate)