Feb 13, 2023 - Food and Drink

The Axios Local pizza bracket: Vote for Boston

Illustration of a fistfight between two slices of pizza, with other types of pizza looking on.

Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Nothing will bring the people of Boston together (or tear it apart) quite like arguing over pizza.

  • Of course Boston isn't exactly world-renowned for our pizza offerings, but the likes of Santarpio's and Pizzeria Regina keep us in the mix.

State of play: The Axios Local team put together the ultimate bracket to find out which city has the best pizza among the local areas we cover.

🚨 Axios readers in the winning city will get a pizza party.

  • Will it be Chicago, with its deep dish and tavern-style classics?
  • Could Detroit's baked squares take the trophy?
  • Or will the simplicity of a Des Moines slice pull the upset?

Yes, but: If those options left you scratching your head, or shocked that there’s good pizza in a place like Des Moines, you may as well vote for Boston.

  • The bracket is set and it's up to you to vote us into the next round.
Data: Axios survey; Bracket: Jacque Schrag/Axios

Boston just can't stop winning, even when we have no right to win!

That's right, we beat out Washington, D.C. in the first round of Axios' ultimate metro-area pizza tournament.

  • Nearly 6,500 readers voted for the city they believe to have the best pizza among our local coverage areas.
  • Somehow, Boston's already in the Savory 16.

Vote here!

Editor's note: This story was first published on February 13 and last updated on February 14 to include round one results.

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