Good Morning America Seeks the Finest Pizza within the U.S.

Yelp has its checklist of the very best pizzerias within the nation. So do the Italian consultants at 50 Prime Pizza. Now ABC’s Good Morning America (GMA) is about to chime in as a part of its “United States of Pizza” newscast, trying to find the very best U.S. pizzas on a five-city tour this week.

The search kicks off in New York on Saturday, February 11. Then it strikes on to Atlanta on Monday, February 13; Chicago on Tuesday, February 14; Minneapolis on Wednesday, February 15; and Philadelphia on Thursday, February 16.

A panel of visitor judges will decide the first-round winners from every metropolis, after which these pizzaioli will compete stay within the GMA studio on Friday, February 17, to win the general collection and $10,000. Right here’s the way it will play out:

Unregular Pizza / Fb

New York: Visitor judges Don Darryl Rivera (actor of Broadway’s Aladdin the Musical), Jason Goldstein (chef, writer and creator of Chop Comfortable) and Shirleen Allicot (co-anchor of ABC-7’s Eyewitness Information) will pattern pies from Village Sq. Pizza and Unregular Pizza.

Associated: Unregular Pizza lets clients barter for a pie as soon as a day.

Atlanta: Visitor judges G. Garvin (chef, writer and tv character), Fitz (lead singer of Fitz and The Tantrums) and Tanisha Wright (head coach of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream) will decide the very best native pizza between Phew’s Pies and Varuni Napoli.

Chicago: Visitor judges Sheila E. (drummer and singer), Rick Bayless (chef, writer and tv character) and Deepti Vempati (tv character and writer) will determine the very best pizza between Milly’s Pizza within the Pan and George’s Deep Dish.

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Minneapolis: Judging the very best pizza between Pink Wagon Pizza and Wrecktangle Pizza shall be Ann Kim (chef and restaurateur), Chris Egert (co-anchor of KSTP-TV) and a shock decide.

Donatella Arpaia, wearing a red chef coat, leans on a counter and smiles, with her pizza oven in the background
Donatella Arpaia / Provo Pizzabar

Philadelphia: Celeb chef and restaurateur Donatella Arpaia, featured on PMQ’s April 2020 cowl and proprietor of Prova Pizzabar in New York, and two shock visitor judges spherical out the collection judging between Pizza Jawn and Rione.

For the finale showdown on Friday, February 17, Sal Basille and Francis Garcia, founders of Artichoke Basile in New York, will work with former NFL participant Tiki Barber and a shock decide to decide on the general winners.

After all, there are tens of 1000’s of wonderful pizzerias throughout the U.S., and each checklist yields wildly various outcomes. Final June, 50 Prime Pizza named Una Pizza Napoletana in New York the very best pizzeria within the nation for 2022, whereas, extra not too long ago, Yelp gave the nod final month to Sapori di 786 Levels in Pasadena, California.

OK, however what about the remainder of the planet? Once more, there isn’t a true consensus—how might there be? In early 2023, the Large 7 Journey web site acknowledged 10 by Diego Vitagliano Pizzeria in Naples, Italy, for providing the very best pizza on the earth. However 50 Prime Pizza determined final September that it was a tie, awarding honors to—guess who?—Una Pizza Napoletana in New York and I Masianelli di Francesco Martucci in Caserta, Italy.

What do we expect? These lists are a variety of enjoyable and supply a advertising and marketing enhance to each pizzeria that will get included. However, actually, there are a lot of “finest pizzerias” on the market, relying on the model and, in the end, your personal private style. We’re simply completely satisfied that we get to put in writing about them and, every time potential, strap on a bib (we’re messy eaters) and benefit from the feast.

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