Philadelphia Top Pizzerias Face Off in 6th Annual Pizza Olympics

The 6th Annual Pizza Olympics returns this Thursday, July 17, 2014, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, at Penn’s Landing Caterers.  Fifteen of Philadelphia’s premier pizza parlors will vie for attendee votes to decide the gold, silver, and bronze medals in several categories as well as the top prize of overall favorite slice. Guests will also enjoy a DJ and dancing, raffles and prizes, drink specials, and a performance by the Mummers.  Tickets are $15 and include all-you-can-eat pizza and giveaways from sponsors Coca-Cola, Liscio’s Bakery, and Utz Potato Chips. Tickets can be purchased at and they will be available at the door.  For info, call 215-336-2500 or tweet @sophreview #PizzaOlympics

Organized by the South Philly Review, the Pizza Olympics is a citywide event showcasing the talent of Philly’s pizza chefs. The ultimate social food, Pizza Olympics is more than a competition but an all inclusive gathering bringing together foodies, pizza junkies, and neighbors.  Participating restaurants will include:

  • Gennaro's Tomato Pie
  • Cacia's Bakery
  • Rosario's Pizza
  • Chickies and Pete's
  • Downey's Restaurant and Pub (South Street)
  • Paulie's Pizza (11th and Chestnut)
  • Powleton Pizza (Lancaster Ave)
  • J and J's South Philly
  • Flat Iron Philly (just opened!)
  • Pete's Famous Pizza (21 and Arch)
  • Lanci's Bakery
  • SliCE (Rittenhouse, South Philly)
  • More TBA!

Pizza samples are all you can eat and entries will represent all corners of the pizza world.  Guests will vote in the following categories:

  • Best Crust
  • Best Veggie
  • Best Creative Toppings
  • Best White
  • Favorite Sicilian
  • Top Tomato Pie
  • Best Sauce

“The creativity and execution in creating these pies is outstanding,” says John Gallo, COO of Review Publishing, which also publishes the Philadelphia Weekly and the Atlantic City Weekly. “Last year we had avocado topped pizza, lobster topped pizza, and just about everything in between. You mix those with Italian classics like a white or tomato pie and you have a special night of pizza.”

Accompanying the eating action will be music by DJ Eddy Tully, DJ Russ Ferrante and a special performance by the Mummers.  There will also be a cash bar complete with drink specials to wash it all down as well as prizes to be raffled off.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at  Tickets will also be available at the door.  For info, call 215-336-2500 or tweet @sophreview #PizzaOlympics


The South Philly Review is a Philadelphia institution that has been delivered to doorsteps across all of South Philly for the last 65 years. It has been recognized as Philadelphia’s best community newspaper by the Philadelphia Press Association and covers the neighborhood news relevant to the daily lives of South Philly residents. The paper provides information on community happenings, special events, sports, and restaurants together with profiles of notable locals and opinion pieces.