October 1, 2014 |

2014 Pizza Today Hot 100 Independent Pizzerias List

By Pizza Today


The following is a ranking of America’s largest independent pizza operations (based on sales) in the U.S. Find out who climbed more than 10 spots from last year’s list.

Restaurant Name ’13 Owner(s)/Manger(s) City, State # Units Gross Sales
1 Marion’s Piazza 1 Roger S. Glass Dayton OH 9 19,627,512
2 Pitfire Artisan Pizza 2 Paul Hibler Los Angeles, CA 8 19,000,000
3 Woodstock’s Pizza 4 Jeff Ambrose San Diego, CA 8 15,795,000
4 Pizza Cottage 6 Kevin Gorham Lancaster, OH 6 13,780,000
5 Glass Nickel Pizza 3 Tim Nicholson/Brian Glassel Madison, WI 8 13,000,000
6 Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria 9 Joe Fugere Seattle, WA 5 12,787,333
7 Farrelli’s Pizza 7 John D. Farrell Tacoma, WA 6 12,200,000
8 Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza Greg Atkin Albuquerque, NM 9 12,000,000
9 Frankie, Johnnie & Luigi, Too! 5 John D’Ambrosio Sunnyvale, CA 4 11,000,000
10 Flyers Pizza & Subs 11 The Ulrey Family Powell, OH 7 10,500,000
11 Metro Pizza 13 Sam Facchini/John Arena Las Vegas NV 7 10,500,000
12 Borriello Brothers Real NY Pizza 10 M. Clement /F.W. Stein/R. Raia Colorado Springs, CO 9 10,350,000
13 Pies & Pints 29 Rob Linderman/Kimberly Shingledecker/David Bailey Fayetteville, WV 5 10,148,000
14 Venezia’s NY Style Pizzeria Owner Tempe, AZ 4 10,000,000
15 OTTO Anthony Allen/Mike Keon Portland, ME 9 10,000,000
16 Boombozz Craft Pizza & Taphouse 14 Tony Palombino Louisville, KY 6 9,155,200
17 Vazzy’s Brick Oven 12 John Vazzano Bridgeport, CT 6 9,000,000
18 Cristy’s Pizza Inc. 19 Jason D. Biggs Lancaster, OH 8 8,500,000
19 Tony Roni’s Pizza Anthony Altomare/Allison Abbott/Marcello Lombardo/Franco Schiano Ft. Washington, PA 7 8,500,000
20 Danny Boy’s Pizza Rob & Renee Grendow Rocky River, OH 2 8,000,000
21 La Nova Pizzeria 16 Joseph A Tadaro, Sr. Buffalo, NY 2 8,000,000
22 Blue Moon Pizza 18 Kelvin Slater Atlanta, GA 5 7,700,000
23 Shakespeare’s Pizza 24 Jay Lewis/Nancy Lewis/Kurt Mirtsching Columbia MO 3 7,500,000
24 Piece Restaurant 21 Bill Jacobs Chicago, IL 1 6,785,000
25 Pizza Plus 28 Daniel Blake Spark, NV 4 6,710,000
26 Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. 25 Mike Rangel/Leigh Lewis Asheville, NC 3 6,600,000
27 The Original Gino’s 31 Chuck Kreutz Toledo, OH 6 6,500,000
28 Pizza Street 15 Mike Guidry/Ron Hooper McKinney, TX 8 6,500,000
29 Cane Rosso 68 Jay Jerrier Dallas, TX 3 6,453,549
30 Fat Jack’s Pizza 26 David S. Boyles Lima, OH 3 6,400,000
31 Melo’s Pizza & Pasta 23 Guy & Erica Piccolo/Louie Senor/Aldo Senor Livermore, CA 3 6,300,000
32 Mario’s Pizza 33 Joe, Eddy & Sal Burgarelto Albuquerque, NM 4 6,200,000
33 Tony’s Pizza Napoletana 34 Tony Gemignani/Nancy Puglisi/Bruno DiFabio San Francisco, CA 1 6,000,000
34 Shield’s Pizza 30 Paul Andoni/Peter Andoni Troy, MI 3 6,000,000
35 Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza 22 Christopher Lombardi Brick, NJ 3 6,000,000
36 Sizzle Pie Matthew Jacobson/Michael McKennedy Portland, OR 4 6,000,000
37 Andolini’s Pizzeria 40 Mike Bausch Tulsa, OK 2 5,800,000
38 Lui Lui Restaurant Eric J Roberts Nashua, NH 2 5,750,000
39 Giuseppi’s Pizza and Pasta 32 Steve Carb/Tony Arcuri/Jim Loniero Hilton Head Island, SC 2 5,500,000
40 Pizza Shuttle 45 Mark Gold/Louis Siecinski Milwaukee, WI 1 5,000,000
41 Cosmo’s Pizza 50 Ryan Shorter Boulder, CO 4 5,000,000
42 The Upper Crust Pizzeria Shawn Shenefield Concord, MA 6 5,000,000
43 Mangia Neapolitan Pizzerias Steve Fenerjian Cohasset MA 8 5,000,000
44 Captain Tony’s Pizza & Pasta Emporium 36 Michael Martella Las Vegas, NV 8 5,000,000
45 Milton’s Pizza & Pasta 37 Jeff & Lindy Janik Raleigh, NC 2 4,964,051
46 Steel City Pizza Company 39 Mark Gray/Adam Carb Charleston, SC 2 4,960,000
47 Tomato Pie Pizza Joint 62 Garrett Policastro/Freddy Suarez Los Angeles, CA 3 4,700,000
48 Kaleidoscope Pizzeria & Pub 43 Jake Allmaras/Kristi Haavig/Ben Allmaras Medford, OR 1 4,631,500
49 d’Bronx 38 Don Foringer Overland Park, KS 4 4,600,000
50 Papa Pete’s Pizza 49 Keli Coscia Longview, WA 4 4,462,260
51 Pizzeria Lola/Hello Pizza 69 Ann Kim Minneapolis, MN 2 4,300,000
52 Mother Bear’s Pizza 52 Ray McConn Bloomington, IN 1 4,256,000
53 Partners II Pizza 47 Jim & Marilyn Royal Peachtree City, GA 4 4,240,000
54 Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza 65 Mark Dym Denver, CO 2 4,200,000
55 Figlio Wood Fired Pizza 42 Peter A. Danis Columbus, OH 3 4,200,000
56 Rhombus Guys 59 Matt Winjum/Arron Hendricks (owners) Adam Stusynski/Ian Dickmeyer (General Managers) Grand Forks, ND, 2 4,179,620
57 Pizza X 51 Jeff Mease Bloomington, IN 5 4,126,630
58 Village Pizzeria David Spatafore Coronado, CA 2 4,000,000
59 Spicy Pie Pizza Todd Berning Minot, ND 4 4,000,000
60 Pasquale’s Pizzeria 44 Steve Eicheldinger Wilmerding, PA 7 4,000,000
61 Adornetto’s Pizzeria 55 Adrian Adornetto Zanesville, OH 3 3,800,000
62 Rafferty’s Pizza 70 Mike Brusseau/Mark Loschko Baxter, MN 5 3,800,000
63 The Original Graziano’s Pizza Restaurant 54 Lee Turriciano Upland, CA 2 3,760,000
64 Red Rose Pizzeria 56 Antonio Caputo Springfield, MA 1 3,600,000
65 Amante Gourmet Pizza C. Michael Villopoto Carrboro, NC 5 3,600,000
66 Brick Oven 53 Donnie Johnson/Stan Adams/Debbie Adams Austin, TX 3 3,443,037
67 Garibaldi’s Pizza 61 Mike Garibaldi Memphis, TN 3 3,350,000
68 Bullwinkle’s Pizza 63 Mitch Falk Juneau, AK 2 3,300,000
69 Peppers Pizzeria Grady Verret Thibodaux, LA 2 3,250,000
70 The Couch Tomato Cafe 74 Craig Mosmen/Mike Cassano Philadelphia, PA 2 3,200,000
71 Mad Mushroom David Sommers/Steve Hart West Lafayette, IN 4 3,185,000
72 Avicolli”s Pizzeria & Restaurant 67 Nick Avicolli/Anthony Fiacchi Liverpool NY 1 3,132,445
73 Casa Di Pizza 66 Joseph Jacobbi Buffalo, NY 3 3,106,000
74 Mama’s Famous Pizza & Heros 76 Vincent & Joseph Spina Tucson, AZ 4 3,000,000
75 Pizzeria Pezzo Gary Bougie/Brittany Barth White Bear Lake, MN 1 2,970,540
76 Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria & Pub 35 Brian Coli Crystal Lake, IL 1 2,961,000
77 Slice Stone Pizza & Brew 86 Jason Bajalieh Birmingham AL 1 2,900,000
78 Master Pizza 98 Michael P. LaMarca Chagrin Falls, OH 3 2,850,000
79 Baker’s Pizza Breck Baker/Connie Smith Bucyrus, OH 1 2,845,368
80 Old Town Pizza 73 Reese Browning Auburn, CA 2 2,822,625
81 Wood Fired Pizza Wine Bar Peter & Andrea Taylor Tampa, FL 2 2,731,490
82 Sal & Mookie’s New York Pizza & Ice Cream Joint Dan Blumenthal/Jeff Good Jackson, MS 1 2,700,000
83 Bella Monica 78 Julie & Corbett Monica Raleigh, NC 1 2,700,000
84 Stone Canyon Pizza Co. 75 Kevin Heaton Parkville, MO 2 2,700,000
85 Ricardo’s Pizza/Riverfront Pizzeria 79 Rick Loch/Brenda Regenfelder Greendale, WI 2 2,700,000
86 Pizza Rita 71 Brian Dickmann Spokane, WA 4 2,700,000
87 Mozzi’s Pizza 87 Mark Lee Greenfield, IN 5 2,600,000
88 Sweet Tomatoes Pizza Hedy Jarras Newton MA 5 2,564,454
89 Goodfellas Pizzeria 82 Alex Coats/Eric Boggs Lexington, KY 3 2,503,110
90 Slyce Pizza Bar Jack Bennett/Ken Gillespie Indian Rocks Beach, FL 1 2,500,000
91 Roppolos pizzeria Marc Roppolo Austin, TX 2 2,500,000
92 Spacca Napoli 81 Johnathan Goldsmith Chicago, IL 1 2,382,398
93 Barry’s Pizza Barry N. Childers Houston, TX 1 2,350,172
94 Ciao! Wood-fired Pizza & Pasta Mark Campagnolo Ithaca, NY 1 2,350,000
95 Fong’s Pizza 96 Gwen Niss Des Moines, IA 1 2,322,373
96 Rome’s Pizza 60 Gus Nassar San Antonio, TX 3 2,265,750
97 Chet & Matt’s Pizza 92 Chet & Matt Leser Sandusky, OH 1 2,200,000
98 Slyce Coal Fired Pizza Company Gary Bougie/Brittany Barth Wauconda, IL 1 2,154,000
99 B & J’s Pizza 95 Christopher R. Baker Corpus Christi, TX 2 2,144,133
100 J.J. Dolan’s 85 J.J. Niebuhr/Danny Dolan Honolulu, HI 1 2,100,000

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