October 1, 2017 | Pizzeria Rankings

2017 Pizza Today Hot 100 Independent Pizzerias

By Pizza Today


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Each year, we mail out surveys to independent pizzerias across the nation. Using their responses, we compile our Hot 100 list — a ranking of America’s 100 largest independent pizza operations (based on sales).This issue is eagerly devoured by Pizza Today’s readers and the list you’ll see on below is a testament to the ingenuity, diligence and skill of the pizzeria owners who make the grade.

Restaurant Name Principle Executive City & State #Units Gross Sales
1 Marion’s Piazza 1 Roger S. Glass Dayton, OH 9 $20,937,678
2 Woodstock’s Pizza 2 Jeff Ambrose San Diego, CA 8 $20,398,809
3 Farrelli’s Pizza 5 Jacquelyn Farrell DuPont, WA 8 $16,101,828
4 Cane Rosso 10 Jay Jerrier Dallas, TX 8 $15,900,000
5 Venezia’s NY Style Pizzeria 4 Domenick Montanile Tempe, AZ 5 $15,266,315
6 Flyers Pizza & Subs 8 Steve Ulrey Dublin, OH 8 $13,500,000
7 Pizza Rock George Karpaty, Tony Gemignani, Trevor Hewitt Henderson, NV 3 $13,000,000
8 Colony Grill Ken Martin, Paul Coniglio Fairfield, CT 4 $13,000,000
9 Sizzle Pie 15 Matt Jacobson, Mikey McKennedy Portland, OR 7 $13,000,000
10 Frankie, Johnnie & Lugi, Too! 7 John D’Ambrosio SunnyVale, CA 4 $12,600,000
11 Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria 6 Joe Fugere Seattle, WA 5 $11,915,091
12 Metro Pizza 14 John Arena, Sam Facchini Las Vegas, NV 6 $10,500,000
13 Andolini’s Pizzeria 21 Jim Bausch, Mike Bausch Tulsa, OK 7 $10,293,825
14 Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza 13 Greg Atkin Albuquerque, NM 8 $10,200,000
15 Pizza Plus 20 Daniel Blake Sparks, NV 4 $9,334,415
16 Cristy’s Pizza 16 Jason D. Biggs, Chris L. Hammack Lancaster, OH 8 $9,200,000
17 Shakespeare’s Pizza 23 Nancy Lewis Columbia, MO 3 $8,756,963
18 Urban CoalHouse 17 Chris Lombardi, Matthew Lombardi, Michael Centaro, Andrew Cameron Morganville, NJ 4 $8,500,000
19 Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. 18 Michael Rangel, Leigh Oder Asheville, NC 4 $8,136,193
20 La Nova Pizzeria 22 Joe Todaro, Sr. Buffalo, NY 2 $8,000,000
21 Via 313 24 Brandon & Zane Hunt Austin, TX 4 $8,000,000
22 Pizzeria Lola/Hello Pizza/Young Joni 41 Ann Kim, Conrad Leifur Minneapolis, MN 3 $7,600,000
23 Original Gino’s Pizza 6 Chuck Kreutz Toledo, OH 6 $7,500,000
24 Cosmo’s Pizza Adam Shorter Broomfield, CO 4 $7,381,508
25 Mother Bear’s Pizza 43 Ray McConn Bloomington, IN 2 $7,125,000
26 Fat Jack’s Pizza 28 David S. Boyles Lima, OH 3 $6,900,000
27 Mario’s Pizza 30 Joe, Eddy & Sal Burgarello Albuquerque, NM 4 $6,900,000
28 Goodfellas Pizzeria 44 Lauren Coats Lexington, KY 6 $6,750,000
29 piezzetta 68 James Schroder, Chris Ilardo Towson, MD 2 $6,500,000
30 Marco’s Coal Fired Pizza 52 Mark Dym Denver, CO 4 $6,500,000
31 Cocca’s Pizza Steve Cocca Boardman, OH 6 $6,500,000
32 Randy’s Pizza Randy Smith, Ray Wolfson Cary, NC 9 $6,500,000
33 Piece Restaurant 29 Bill Jacobs Chicago, IL 1 $6,484,959
34 Nick’s Pizza & Pub Nick Sarillo Crystal Lake, IL 2 $5,800,000
35 Spinelli’s Pizza Christopher Palma, Brian Gaughan Tempe, AZ 7 $5,716,543
36 Kaleidoscope Pizzeria & Pub 38 Ben Allmaras, Jake Allmaras, Kristi Haavig Medford, OR 1 $5,688,000
37 Old Town Pizza 51 Reese Browning Auburn, CA 3 $5,575,758
38 Chicago Connection 35 Joy & Tom Kealey Boise, ID 8 $5,400,000
39 Pizza Shuttle 33 Mark Gold, Louis Siecinski Milwaukee, WI 1 $5,300,000
40 Milton’s Pizza Pasta 36 Jeff Janik Raleigh, NC 2 $5,283,099
41 Ron’s Original Bar & Grille 37 Ron Inverso Exton, PA 1 $5,256,430
42 Pizza X 42 Jeff Mease Bloomington, IN 5 $5,188,560
43 Krazy Karl’s Pizza 64 Nate Haas, Glenn Haas Fort Collins, CO 2 $5,100,000
44 Hot Italian 40 Andrea Lepore, Fabrizio Cercatore Sacramento, CA 3 $5,000,000
45 Figlio Wood Fired Pizza 53 Peter Danis Columbus, OH 3 $5,000,000
46 Caliente Pizza & Draft House Nick Bogacz Allison Park, PA 3 $4,915,257
47 Mad Mushroom 56 Dave Sommers, Steve Hart West Lafayette, IN 5 $4,825,000
48 Woody’s Wood-Fired Pizza 46 Bart & Jon Bortles Golden, CO 1 $4,710,500
49 Bud Murphy’s Sportsbar & Restaurant Robert F. Bubarth Connellsville, PA 1 $4,702,259
50 Slyce Pizza Bar 71 Jack Bennett, Ken Gillespie Indian Rocks Beach, FL 2 $4,600,000
51 Fong’s Pizza 32 Gwen Page Des Moines, IA 2 $4,592,175
52 Georgio’s Chicago Pizzeria 45 Brian Coli Crystal Lake, IL 2 $4,540,000
53 Luigi’s Restaurant 50 Mickey Ciriello Akron, OH 1 $4,330,000
54 Red Rose Pizzeria 55 Antonio Caputo Springfield, MA 1 $4,300,000
55 Giovanni’s 57 Zito Family Albuquerque, NM 1 $4,000,000
56 Poppa Rollo’s Pizza 70 Justin Duty Waco, TX 2 $4,000,000
57 The Original Graziano’s Pizza Restaurant 49 Lee Turriciano Upland, CA 3 $4,000,000
58 Empire Slice House 65 Rachel Cope Oklahoma City, OK 1 $3,900,000
59 Adornetto’s Pizzeria 62 Adrian Adornetto Zanesville, OH 3 $3,850,000
60 Old Shawnee Pizza 77 William Walker Shawnee, KS 2 $3,847,629
61 FiAMMA! 60 Daniel Bothman, Kenneth Bothman Bellingham, WA 2 $3,699,462
62 Rhombus Guys 61 Matt Winjum, Arron Hendricks Grand Forks, ND 2 $3,656,295
63 Baker’s Pizza Sports Shack 73 Breck Baker, Connie Smith Bucyrus, OH 1 $3,505,809
64 Garibaldi’s Pizza 66 Mike, Sr. & Michael, Jr. Garibaldi Memphis, TN 3 $3,500,000
65 Partners II Pizza James Royal Peachtree City, GA 3 $3,485,000
66 Dulono’s Pizza 82 Jared Gruett Minneapolis, MN 3 $3,400,000
67 Fargo Pizza Co. 74 Barry L. Manis Colorado Springs, CO 1 $3,200,000
68 Gusto Pizza Co. 86 Josh Holderness Des Moines, IA 3 $3,200,000
69 Peppers Pizzeria Grady Verret Thibodaux, LA 2 $3,170,000
70 Stone Canyon Pizza Co. 78 Kevin Heaton Parkville, MO 2 $3,100,000
71 575 Pizzeria 67 Brian Kelleher Amarillo, TX 2 $3,016,275
72 Biaggio Pizzeria Restaurant 87 Joe Ruffino, Sal Ruffino Allentown, PA 1 $3,005,964
73 Spacca Napoli 80 Jonathan Goldsmith Chicago IL 1 $3,004,456
74 Ciao! Wood-fired Pizza & Pasta 76 Mark Campagnolo Ithaca, NY 1 $3,000,000
75 Pizza Rita 79 June & Brian Dickmann Spokane, WA 4 $3,000,000
76 Tony’s Pizza 81 Chris Dickson Lake Charles LA 1 $2,922,000
77 St. Angelo’s Pizza 85 Sean Rowe Atlanta, GA 2 $2,875,000
78 B & J’s Pizza 83 Chris Baker, Jack Baker, Kathy Baker Corpus Christi, TX 2 $2,839,654
79 Lillian’s Pizza 84 Chance Walsh, Shannon Johnson Pensacola, FL 1 $2,834,988
80 Greenville Avenue Pizza Company 95 Sammy Mandell Dallas, TX 1 $2,812,364
81 Papa Vito's Pizza William Graham, Shiloh Edelman Cape Canaveral, FL 1 $2,662,938
82 Lilly's Pizza 90 Jon Garrison Raleigh, NC 2 $2,600,000
83 Beach Pizza Larry Getzoff Manhattan Beach, CA 2 $2,600,000
84 We Cook Pizza and Pasta 98 Wayne Cook (Owner), Brian Ciesielski (GM) Grand Canyon, AZ 1 $2,474,134
85 Joe’s Brooklyn Pizza Joseph Staffieri Rochester, NY 3 $2,467,000
86 Barry’s Pizza 88 Barry N. Childers Houston, TX 1 $2,348,448
87 Precinct Pizza 94 Rick & Jessica Drury Tampa, FL 1 $2,338,590
88 Brooklyn Bros. Pizzeria Brett Alkan Everett, WA 3 $2,327,000
89 Chet & Matt’s Pizza 97 Chet & Matt Leser Sandusky, OH 1 $2,300,000
90 Cannova’s 93 Patrick & Linda Beckman Freeport, IL 3 $2,300,000
91 Fuzzy’s Pizza 96 Fuzzy Hajjar Houston, TX 1 $2,280,000
92 Pizza Italia 89 Terrance L. Basone San Antonio, TX 1 $2,280,000
93 J.J. Dolan’s 92 J.J. Niebuhr Honolulu HI 1 $2,250,000
94 Pizza Perfect Matt Cart Nashville, TN 2 $2,200,000
95 Covered Bridge Pizza Parlors Gary O. Hewitt North Kingsville, OH 3 $2,171,759
96 Pezzo Pizzeria 100 Keri Bougie White Bear Lake, MN 1 $2,156,290
97 Pizza Delicious Michael Friedman, Greg Augarten New Orleans, LA 1 $2,083,352
98 South of Chicago Pizza & Beef 59 Bob Jaeger Indianapolis, IN 2 $2,011,000
99 Angelo’s Pizza Parlor And-a-More Debby Foresta Pueblo, CO 1 $2,000,000
100 Red Wagon Pizza Company Peter Campbell Minneapolis, MN 2 $1,956,863