It's a debate that's as heated as a fresh pie.

What city is home to the best pizza? A new survey gives a most surprising answer.

Travel + Leisure polled its readers to find out where their favorite pizza in America is. New York? Chicago? You're more off than someone who goes in for a job interview after eating a pie covered in anchovies.

The city with the pizza a slice above all others is...Phoenix. Phoenix? Yes, you read that right. A city that you could be forgiven for thinking you might get a good taco instead of a mouth-watering large pepperoni. A city where when the pizza comes out of the oven people can claim, "At least it's a dry heat."

Chicago and New York, the two metropolises most often identified with pizza, took fourth and  sixth, respectively.

Favorite Pizza Cities

  1. Phoenix
  2. Detroit
  3. Buffalo
  4. Chicago
  5. Providence, R.I.
  6. New York City
  7. Madison, Wisc.
  8. Wilmington, N.C.
  9. Philadelphia
  10. Knoxville, Tenn.
  11. San Antonio
  12. Albuquerque
  13. Richmond
  14. Virginia Beach
  15. Indianapolis

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