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A very important study was recently done to find the best cities in the US to get pizza. My invitation for said study must have gotten lost in the mail. Moving on...

The list has just surfaced and New York and Chicago weren't the only cities crushing it in the rankings. In fact, Minnesota has SIX cities in the top 250.


Pizzello is responsible for this fantastic list recognizing the best of the best across America. One of the coolest things that I appreciated about this study is they highlighted the rich diversity of pizza styles. I love me a unique pizza. Give me chicken, pesto, BBQ sauce, jalapeños, and more on my zza. Maybe not all together, but I'm not your average pepperoni girl - I do LOVE pepperoni, BUT prefer the fun stuff.

Related: Popular Minnesota Eatery Now Known As Best Place for French Fries in the Entire State.

Let's be real, New York pizza is impossible to beat. Pizza there is divine, but some of these Minnesota cities weren't far off. Let's talk about the top 10 in the country first.

New York City, to the surprise of no-one, sits on top with an average Google rating of 4.68. Believe it or not, Chicago did not take the number two spot. In fact, they weren't even in the top 10.

Here are the top 10 cities to get pizza in the US:

  1. New York, New York
  2. Tulsa, Oklahoma
  3. Las Angeles, California
  4. Peoria, Arizona
  5. Jonesboro, Arkansas
  6. Fullerton, California
  7. Iowa City, Iowa
  8. Glendale, Arizona
  9. Albuquerque, New Mexico
  10. Denver, Colorado

So, where does Minnesota sit and who has the best pizza places in the state?

 This City Has The Best Pizza Joints in All of Minnesota

Let's hear it for rah-rah-Rochester! No lie, Rochester is not only the medical capital of the world, it is also the best city in all of Minnesota to get pizza. And actually, the city was pretty high on the list, snagging the 17th spot overall for best places in the entire country with a 4.52 rating.

Rochester is a city that takes pride in its craft food scene, and its pizzas are no exception. The meticulous care put into selecting ingredients is evident in the quality of the city’s pizza.


I do agree, Rochester does have a ton of stellar pizza places, but also several restaurants that offer delectable pies even though it's not their specialty. Keep scrolling to see the top pizza places in Rochester.

Also See: This Burger Joint is Now Known For Being The Best Burger Spot in Minnesota.

Now for the other Minnesota cities that made mention:

At #74 Brooklyn Park with a 4.50 rating. The study says Brooklyn Park's pizza is as diverse as the community offering a variety of global flavors and traditional faves.

At #112 Minneapolis. Pizzello credits Minneapolis for having a range of artisanal and global flavors to choose from.

Coming in at #176 Bloomington. Perhaps the most family-friendly place in the state with MOA, their pizza styles mimic this with a range of classic American toppings.

Sitting at #209 is Duluth. The study says Duluth's pizzas will help warm you up during the cold snaps up North. Mentioning their hearty toppings and rich, melting cheese.

And rounding out our Minnesota city mentions is St. Paul at #231. "St. Paul's pizzerias also offer a cozy respite from the cold, with a range of comforting pies that often include unique Minnesotan twists." - Pizzello. 

Top 10 Pizza Places in Rochester

If you are looking to sink your teeth into an amazing slice of cheesy goodness, check out these top picks for pizza in Rochester, Minnesota!

Gallery Credit: Jessica On The Radio

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