The most effective pizza cities within the US

Sure, you know your way around New York pizza and Chicago deep dish, along with some local delicacies like Detroit-style pizza or New Haven’s “Apizza”. But can you name the best pizza towns in the United States?

Whether you’re planning a road trip or just want to learn more about how many styles of pizza there are, we have it all for you. LawnStarter has rated the best cities for pizza lovers, and the list has some surprising additions. Among the factors that LawnStarter used to determine its ranking were the number of pizzerias per inhabitant and the affordability of pizza in the city.

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Two cities in Ohio, Cleveland and Cincinnati, made the top 10 on LawnStarter’s ranking. New York who?

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Whether you want Neapolitan or Detroit style pizza, there is no shortage of great pizzerias in Atlanta.

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While Las Vegas was seventh overall in the LawnStarter ranking, it was ranked third among the “Most Popular Pizza Cities on Instagram” after New York and Chicago. There are worst things you can do for that gram than enjoy a slice of pizza!

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If you haven’t had a thin crust St. Louis pizza, you’re missing out on this. LawnStarter also found that St. Louis pizza tended to be cheaper than pizza from other cities.

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You don’t have to go to the Northeast or the Midwest to enjoy a good pizza. You can get a great piece in Florida too. Not sure where to start? Check out Creative Loafing’s list of 25 Top Tampa Pizza Places.

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Cincinnati has more than just Skyline Chili! It’s also a great city to grab a slice or two of.

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Cities like New Haven and Detroit, despite their own regional pizza styles, haven’t made the top 10 on the LawnStarter rankings. Apparently, Pittsburgh is also an underrated pizza town, with more pizzerias per inhabitant than any other city. Who knew?

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Deep dish is almost as iconic as New York pizza – just don’t tell Chicagoers it’s # 2. However, LawnStarter’s ranking found that 61% of Americans prefer thin crust pizza. So it’s not surprising that Chicago wasn’t number 1.

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What better place to get pizza than in the city, home to countless wood-burning pizza restaurants and Manhattan’s iconic dollar-slice shops? Pizza lovers will never be bored in the Big Apple.

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