The winner of the 2017 Foodster Award for Best Pizza goes to Paradiso Pizza. Papa Joe’s got the second most votes for its pies and third place is awarded to Tornatore’s.
Paradiso Pizza has two Orlando locations, one at 707 N. Goldenrod Road and a newer one at 1502 N. Semoran Blvd. I reviewed the latter last year and I have no problem with the readers choice.
Although Paradiso got the most votes, Papa Joe’s received the most passionate comments from its fans. Massimo Vincenzo Brown was torn between two of the nominees but eventually “Papa Joe’s won my stomach.”
And Victor Montalvo wrote, “Papa Joe’s is the most authentic New York Pizza in town! It’s perfectly thin, crispy, with a flavorful sauce. I’m a pizza snob, these guys won me over!”
Of the third place winner, Benjamin Barbosa wrote with his vote, “Tornatore’s Pizza Hands Down! Have had their pizza for many years and highly recommed it to anyone who wants a piece of heaven!”
Scott Joseph’s Foodster Awards for Independent Restaurants celebrate culinary excellence among Central Florida restaurants with three or fewer locations. (Papa Joe’s eked by with the maximum number.)
Foodster categories are introduced throughout the year. Votes are currently being taken for Best Irish Pub, Best Sushi and Best Breakfast. This link will take you to the Foodster Awards page.