Pizza Tour 2013 Results

Every year, our group of four (or five!) spends one entire evening tasting and rating a slice of pizza from every ”legitimate” pizza place on the Wildwood, NJ boardwalk. Here, we reveal our findings… For more info, read the 'About the Pizza Tour' page!

2013 Tour Details

Starting Point: Wildwood Crest, Alex's Pizzeria 
Pizza Places Reviewed: 23
Average Price Per Slice: $2.35 (Up 15 cents)
Most Expensive Slice: Jumbo's -- $3.54
Least Expensive Slice: Santino's Pizza -- $1.50
Overall Average of All Slices: 2.4 out 5  (Up .1)
Best Slice: Franconi's Pizza – 4.6 out of 5 (Last year’s best - 4.1)
Time Spent: 3.5 hours (Starting time: 7:40 pm End time: 11:00 pm)
Reviewers: Chris, Brian, Mike, Frank, Tim

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The Best Slice 2013

1.) Franconi's Pizza - Avg: 4.6

Franconis-Pizza

Franconi's Pizza always shows up to the best slice battle with their pizza slicer sharpened. 2013 was no exception. There is no need to be deceived by the friendly hostess handing out coupons or the glow from the Mariner's Landing ferris wheel. Whether you grab a stool at the front counter or a booth in the dining room, you will sink you teeth into wonderfully flavorful, well-balanced and satisfying slice of pizza.

Overall Rating: 4.6 out of 5
Chris: 4.5  Brian: 5.0  Frank: 3.5  Mike: 5.0  Tim: 5.0
Slice Price: $2.00
Slice Size: 11.00 x 8.00 -- 44.00 square inches

Olympic Flame Pizza  Alex's Pizzeria 4: Britt's BakeryJumbo's Pizza

2: Olympic Flame Pizza - 4.0
3: Alex's Pizzeria - 3.6
4: Britt's Bakery - 3.6
5: Jumbo's - 3.5

 

Best Bang for Your Buck

PPR (Points Per Price Ratio) = Overall Rating / Price

1. Franconi's Pizza - Value Rating (PPR) = 2.3

Franconis-Pizza

Considering the excellent taste rating of the slice + the affordable price tag of $2.00, Franconi’s is hard to beat for value and quality. Right in the heart of the boardwalk, Franconi’s is worth the few extra minutes from North Wildwood or the Crest to maximize your pizza experience. Take the tramcar if you must…

Overall Rating: 4.6 out of 5
Chris: 4.5  Brian: 5.0  Frank: 3.5  Mike: 5.0  Tim: 5.0
Slice Price: $2.00
Slice Size: 11.00 x 8.00 -- 44.00 square inches
Value (PPR) Rating: 2.3  

2. Alex's Pizzeria 3. Britt's Bakery 4. Olympic Flame 5. Santino's Pizza

2: Alex's Pizzeria - PPR: 1.95
3: Britt's Bakery - PPR: 1.8
4: Olympic Flame - PPR: 1.78
5: Santino's Pizza - PPR: 1.6

 

Best Mix of: Taste + Value + Size

P3R (Pizza to Price per Points per Ratio) = Average x Overall Rating / Price

1. Franconi's Pizza - Value Rating (P3R) = 101.2

Franconis-Pizza

 This is starting to get repetitive...and we sincerely apologize...but Franconi's was simply so tasty and so filling that it also won the the biggest slice for the best value category (PPPR). The large slice and the cheap price make it an easy choice for deliciousness + wallet friendliness. If you have a problem with this, take it up with Franconi's while enjoying a slice.

Overall Rating: 4.6 out of 5
Chris: 4.5  Brian: 5.0  Frank: 3.5  Mike: 5.0  Tim: 5.0
Slice Price: $2.00
Slice Size: 11.00 x 8.00 -- 44.00 square inches
Value (P3R) Rating: 101.2  

2: Britt's Bakery 3: Alex's Pizzeria 4: Little Nicky's Pizza 5. Santino's Pizza

2. Britt's Bakery - P3R: 72.0
3. Alex's Pizzeria - P3R: 69.32
4. Little Nicky's - P3R: 60.0
5. Santino's Pizza - P3R: 53.2

Largest Slice

1. Joe's Pizzeria - 70 sq. inches

1. Joe's Pizzeria

A few cha-cha's south of the Great Nor'Easter, you will find Joe's Pizzeria, who provided the largest slice of pizza in 2013 at 70 square inches! If you're hungry, this is probably the place to fill up!  

Slice Size: 14 x 10 inches - 70.0 square inches
Slice Price: $3.25
Overall Rating: 3.8 out of 5
Chris: 3.5  Brian: 2.5 Frank: 2.5  Mike: 3.5  Tim: 3.5
 

2. Jumbo's Pizza 3. Franconi's Pizza 4. Harry's Pizza 5. La Vecchia Sicilia

2: Jumbo's Pizzeria - 51.75 sq. inches
3: Franconi's Pizza - 49.5 sq. inches
4: Harry's Pizza - 42.5 sq. inches
5: La Vecchia Pizza - 42.0 sq. inches

 

Most Improved Slice (from 2012 to 2013)

1. White Dolphin - improved 2.7 points - final score 3.0

White Dolphin

White Dolphin jumped more than a dozen places in rank from 2012 to 2013! Brian can't stop thinking about this slice!  

Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 5  (improved 2.7 points from 2012)
Chris: 2.0  Brian:3.5 Frank: 2.5  Mike: 3.5  Tim: 3.5

Joes-Fish-Co Joe Jumbo's Pizza

2: Joe's Fish Co.: Improved 1.4
3: Joe's Pizzeria - Improved 1.0
4: Jumbo's - Improved 0.6              

 

Results Spreadsheet (click for larger image)

Pizza Tour 2013 Results