This may sound cheesy, but people love Regina Pizzeria — or at least TripAdvisor reviewers do.
TripAdvisor announced Tuesday that the North End mainstay takes the cake — er, pie — for the best pizza in America, beating out No. 2, New York City’s Bleecker Street Pizza. According to TripAdvisor, the rankings are based on the quality and quantity of reviews from TripAdvisor diners. Reviews from the past year carried the most weight.
According to the rankings, diners appreciate Regina Pizzeria’s fresh ingredients, as well as the “perfectly chewy, thin crust.” The brick-oven pizzeria also has a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, an indication of consistently great reviews.
Another New England restaurant made the top 10 list: Modern Apizza in New Haven, Conn., came in at No. 3, celebrated for its thin crust, savory sauce, and for piling on the toppings.
Although Regina Pizzeria topped the list as the best pizza restaurant in the country, Boston ranked seventh on the list of top US cities for pizza. New York City and Chicago took first and second, respectively.
The full list of rankings is available here.
And here are the top US pizza cities, according to TripAdvisor reviewers:
1. New York City
Top-rated pizzeria: Bleecker Street Pizza
Top-rated pizzeria: Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
3. Las Vegas
Top-rated pizzeria: Pizza Rock
4. San Francisco
Top-rated pizzeria: Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
5. Orlando, Fla.
Top-rated pizzeria: Red Oven Pizza Bakery
Top-rated pizzeria: Serious Pie
Top-rated pizzeria: Regina Pizzeria
8. San Diego
Top-rated pizzeria: Filippi’s Pizza Grotto
Top-rated pizzeria: Antico Pizza Napoletana
10. Washington, D.C.
Top-rated pizzeria: Pi Pizzeria