Voted the “#1 Best City for Pizza Lovers” by SmartAsset.com, the South Bend area knows how to serve up a delicious slice. The study was based on availability of pizza, how good the average pizza was, the percentage of pizza which was outstanding and how much it would cost said pizza lover to live in that city (aka how much money will you have left over after covering basic expenses to buy pizza).
South Bend not only has a wide variety of pizza, but it has a number of great pizza spots making it the No. 1 city in the country for pizza fanatics.
During the summer of 2015, the Northern Indiana Pizza Wars was a heated competition with thousands of fans showing their support and passion for their favorite local pizza spot. While Giannetto’s Pizza & Pasta in Granger took home the title of Best Pizza in St. Joseph County, all members of the top eight are worth checking out.
Barnaby’s South Bend – this local favorite in downtown’s East Bank neighborhood boasts a menu offering much more than pizza, and a very family-friendly atmosphere.
Bruno’s Pizza – another locally-owned treat with various locations across the area. The original is located on Prairie Avenue.
Giannetto’s Pizza & Pasta – the countywide winner brought Chicago-style pizza to our community.
Lacopo’s Pizza – locally-owned and longstanding, Lacopo’s is a South Bend tradition found in the northwest corner of town.
Luigi’s Pizza – this Mishawaka mainstay offers thin crust creations and other Italian classics.
Rocco’s Restaurant – pies and Italian classics served near the Notre Dame campus in a relaxed atmosphere, and a favorite of Regis Philbin.
Starlite Pizza – located on South Bend’s south-side and known for their sweeter take on sauce.
Tony Sacco’s – coal oven pizzas served in Granger’s Toscana Park, with a menu offering a wide range of options.
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