For the fourth consecutive year, the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) sliced through the competition to find out which local pie was primo.
Montco’s Best Pizza Tournament has a brand-new champion: Via Veneto in Norristown!
The shop competed against Palermo’s in Blue Bell for the crown. Marzella’s Pizzeria in Collegeville, and Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza were in the Final Four.
For the fourth year in a row, the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board is put pie against pie. After the organization called for nominations of people’s favorite pizza places on social media in February, the list was narrowed down from hundreds to 64 contenders and voting began March 1.
This year, the VFTCB created a map for people to visit all 64 pizza shops. Places also competed based on different categories, as opposed to regions:
· Big Cheese
· Sauce Bosses
The pizza shops also received a marketing kit, delivered by hand in a pizza box carton. Inside were giveaway magnets, a pad of tear-off voting requests to accompany customers’ checks, a poster to advertise the tournament in or outside the store, and a copy of Crave, the VFTCB’s award-winning dining guide.
The tournament began in 2016 when the VFTCB’s social media pages got heated over a list of recommended pizza shops, and the organization took the opportunity to create a community-involved contest with the March Madness-style bracketed competition, originally pitting 32 pizza places against each other.