The results for the first round of the Providence Pizza Bracket are in and we are going to go through each matchup to break down the decisions. The places that moved on are in black.
16) Tomato City VS. 17) NY Pizza
Tomato City- 1041 Douglas Ave
NY Pizza- 1005 Smith St
Both places had a wide variety of quality pizza. While Tomato City offered slightly cheaper slices, around $2.00 compared to $3.00 at NY Pizza, the latter’s were much bigger. Both have huge menus and offer both delivery and pizza by the slice. This was a tough one for us but in the end Tomato City won 2 votes to 1.
13) Fellini’s VS. 20) RI Strip Pizza
Fellini’s- 166 Wickenden St
RI Strip Pizza
This one was never going to be much of a contest. While strip pizza is a Rhode Island classic in bakeries throughout the state, it can’t compare to pizza from a restaurant. Fellini’s has very good thin crust pizza, with a lot of options. It is a bit on the pricey side but well worth it. Fellini’s wins 3 to 0.
15) Silver Lake Pizza VS. 18) Sicilia’s
Silver Lake Pizza- 180 Pocasset Ave
Sicilia’s- 181 Atwells Ave
Sicilia’s is famous for its stuffed pizza, as seen in the picture on the left. I’ve never been a fan of this style, so we instead ate the regular thin crust slices. Neither place really stood out from the pack. Silver Lake offered incredibly cheap small pizzas but the variety and size of the slices put Sicilia’s on top 2 to 1.
14) Hartford Pizza VS. 19) Big Tony’s
Hartford Pizza- 469 Hartford Ave
Big Tony’s- 525 Eaton St
First of all, yelp reviewers need to stop hating on Big Tony’s, which was somehow the lowest rated pizza place we included. Big Tony’s (the home of the gangsta wrap) offers a large variety of NY style thin crust pizza and delivery until 4 in the morning. Hartford offered cheap pizzas, around $7.00, but it couldn’t really compare to its opponent. Hartford Pizzeria is connected to a small market and is a nice place for cheap pie, but Big Tony’s wins easy, 3 to 0.
Check in later this week for the results of the next round!