Mama Mia…It’s Pittsburgh Pizza! In the month of June, we’re going after the best slice in ‘tahn in our first ever Fan N’ation Pizza Challenge 2021!

Round #1 (Aired Sat June 12) – VOTING HAS ENDED FOR ROUND #1

READ MORE: This Saturday On JP Roofing FAN N'ATION (JUNE 26)

#1 – Vincent’s Pizza Park vs Badamo’s Pizza

AND

#2 Fiori’s Pizzaria vs Driftwood Oven

CONGRATS TO VINCENT’S PIZZA PARK AND FIORI’S PIZZARIA FOR ADVANCING TO THE FINAL FOUR SHOWDOWN!

Round #2 (Aired Sat June 19) – VOTING HAS ENDED FOR ROUND #1

#3 Mineo’s Pizza House vs Iron Born Pizza

AND

#4 Bado’s Pizza Grill and Ale House vs Pizzeria Davide

READ MORE: This Saturday On JP Roofing FAN N'ATION (JUNE 19)

CONGRATS TO MINEO’S PIZZA HOUSE AND PIZZERIA DAVIDE FOR ADVANCING TO THE FINAL FOUR SHOWDOWN!

Round #3: Championship – Airing June 26

Our very own KDKA Pizza Club (Rich Walsh, Ken Rice, and Ray Petelin) will be judging the FINAL FOUR in a blind TASTE TEST:

VINCENT’S PIZZA PARK vs FIORI’S PIZZARIA

MINEO’S PIZZA HOUSE vs PIZZERIA DAVIDE

The Winner of the Fan N’ation Pizza Challenge will be announced on Fan N’ation on Saturday, June 26.

Here’s a rundown of how it will work:

  • 8-team, single-elimination (see bracket below)
  • 3 rounds / weeks
    • Rounds 1 & 2
      • 4 pizza shops will be featured on the show in week 1, and then another 4 pizza shops will be featured on the show in week 2
      • Pizza will be judged on STYLE (how the dough is tossed/stretched, how pizza is assembled, toppings, nuances, etc.); and PRESENTATION (how the pizza looks coming out of the oven, finishes, and tabletop)
      • Each week, the 4 pizzas will be voted on by our Fan N’ation audience via the Fan N’ation Facebook page,  resulting in 2 winners per week.
      • (NOTE: VOTING EACH WEEK WILL OPEN BE OPEN FROM SATURDAY AT 8 PM (after the show) AND WILL END THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY AT 12 PM)
      • The final 4 will then go on to be judged in the championship round in week 3
    • Round 3 – Championship
      • The final four will be narrowed down to the final two pizzas, judged for TASTE (crust, cheese, sauce, overall impressions) in a blind taste-test by our esteemed KDKA Pizza Club – Rich Walsh, Ken Rice, and Ray Petelin. One Winner will be chosen by the overall scores (crust, cheese, sauce, overall impressions) and announced on our June 26 show.

With this many great contenders, it’s gonna be a toss-up! Will your favorite make the cut?

MORE NEWS: This Saturday On JP Roofing FAN N'ATION (JUNE 12)

Check out the mouth-watering mayhem each Saturday at 7:30 PM on KDKA / KDKA.COM / CBSN Pittsburgh App or 11 PM on Pittsburgh’s CW.