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Monday, September 11, 2023

Pizzerias

9 Orange County Pizzerias Ranked Among Best In Nation

By Chris LindahlSeptember 11, 2023
Of the 38 Golden State pizzerias to make The Washington Post's rankings, 28 are in Southern California and 10 are in Northern California.
Of the 38 Golden State pizzerias to make The Washington Post's rankings, 28 are in Southern California and 10 are in Northern California. (Shutterstock)

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Nine pizzerias in Orange County are among the best in the country, according to a new national directory of regional pizza styles created by The Washington Post using Yelp data.

“We set out to find the country’s best pizzas, from slice shops in New York City to fancy California-inspired pizzas, gathering favorites from experts, historians and pros around the country,” The Post reported Thursday. “For a more populist view, Washington Post data columnist Andrew Van Dam analyzed 7.5 million Yelp reviews of pizzerias to see which regional-style restaurants attract the most and highest ratings.”

The newspaper only considered pizzerias that had at least 100 Yelp reviews and where a substantial share mentioned the pizza style in question — Chicago, New York, Detroit, Neapolitan and Sicilian.

“We ranked them with a simple formula that accounted for rating (most important), number of reviews (important) and how often reviews mentioned that particular pizza style (less important). For most types, we limited our search to the metro area of the pizza’s birth,” the newspaper said.

In Orange County, the top-rated pizzerias receiving at least a 3.5 Yelp rating are:

Chicago style

Tony's Little Italy Pizza
Placentia
Yelp listing

Rance's Chicago Pizza
Costa Mesa
Website
Yelp listing

Detroit style

Gibroni’s Pizza
San Clemente
Website
Yelp listing

Neapolitan style

Fuoco Pizzeria Napoletana
Fullerton
Website
Yelp listing

Pizza 900 Wood Fired Pizzeria
Laguna Hills
Website
Yelp listing

New York style

Terra Mia Pizzeria
Laguna Hills
Website
Yelp listing

Brooklyn City Pizzeria & Market
Laguna Niguel
Website
Yelp listing

Sicilian style

Big Rob's Pizzeria
Westminster
Website
Yelp listing

Perry's Pizza
Huntington Beach
Website
Yelp listing

 

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