Pizza Tour 2014 Results

Every year, our group of five spends one entire evening tasting, reviewing and rating a slice of pizza from every ”legitimate” pizzeria on the Wildwood boardwalk, in search of the best slice. Here, we reveal our findings… For more info, read the 'About the Pizza Tour' page!

 

2014 Pizza Tour Details

Starting Point: North Wildwood, Little Nicky's
Pizza Places Reviewed: 23
Average Price Per Slice: $2.38 (Up 3 cents)
Most Expensive Slice: Jumbo's -- $3.54
Least Expensive Slice: Santino's Pizza -- $1.50
Overall Average of All Slices: 2.2 out 5 (Up .1)
Time Spent: 3.75 hours (Starting time: 7:45 pm End time: 11:30 pm)
Reviewers: Chris, Brian, Mike, Frank, Tim

 

The Best Wildwood Slice 2014

1.) Mack's Pizza - Avg: 4.0

Mack's-Pizza

In 1953, Mack's Pizza opened to a rainy Memorial Day, selling only 8 pizza pies the entire weekend -- But secretly a magic recipe was brewing, soon to satisfy generations of Wildwood lovers. 60 years later, Mack's still has its magic touch -- and we're not being sentimental here. This slice is bursting with flavor, atop a crispy, thin crust that somehow holds it all together neatly. This slice was perfectly prepared for consumption. Tim put it succinctly; "Mack's nailed it this year."

Overall Rating: 4.0 out of 5
Chris: 4.5 Brian: 3.5 Frank: 3.5 Mike: 4.0 Tim: 4.5
Slice Price: $2.75
Slice Size: 9.00 x 7.00 -- 31.5 square inches

Olympic Flame Pizza Franconis-Pizza Joe's Pizzeria Little Nicky's Pizza

2: Olympic Flame Pizza - 3.8
3: Franconi's Pizza - 3.7
4: Joe's Pizzeria - 3.6
5: Little Nicky's - 3.5

 

Best Bang for Your Buck

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

1. Franconi's Pizza - Value Rating (PPR) = 1.85

Franconis-Pizza

Franconi's may not have won the 2014 Pizza Tour, but they're not strangers to making great pizza -- As a matter of fact, they won Pizza Tours 2010 and 2013. If there's one thing as good as their pizza flavor, it's their slice price. Consider the two, and Franconi's wins the best value slice on the Wildwood boardwalk. We're pretty sure it's the best $2.00 you can spend in Wildwood.

Overall Rating: 3.7 out of 5
Chris: 3.0 Brian: 3.5 Frank: 4.0 Mike: 4.0 Tim: 4.0
Slice Price: $2.00
Slice Size: 10.0 x 8.0 -- 40.0 square inches
Value (PPR) Rating: 1.85

2. Little Nicky's Pizza 3. Santino's Pizza 4. Olympic Flame 5. Sam's Pizza Palace

2: Little Nicky's - PPR: 1.75
3: Santino's Pizza - PPR: 1.67
4: Olympic Flame - PPR: 1.52
5: Sam's Pizza Palace - PPR: 1.48

 

Best Mix of: Taste + Value + Size

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

1. Franconi's Pizza - Value Rating (P3R) = 74.0

Franconis-Pizza

A great tasting slice of pizza is great -- It's tough to argue with that -- But you don't want to be left hungry, mouth-drooling either. That's where Frank's signature P3R rating comes in. The 'Pizza-to-Price-to-Points-ratio' (P3R), evaluates the 'Big 3' factors to maximize value and pizza happiness: pizza slice flavor, size and price. That's exactly what Franconi's specializes in: $2.00, a large slice (3rd largest on the boards), and best of all, great flavor.

Overall Rating: 3.7 out of 5
Chris: 3.0 Brian: 3.5 Frank: 4.0 Mike: 4.0 Tim: 4.0
Slice Price: $2.00
Slice Size: 10.0 x 8.0 -- 40.00 square inches
Value (P3R) Rating: 74.0

2: Little Nicky's Pizza 3. Joe's Pizzeria 5. Sam's Pizza Palace 5: Alex's Pizzeria

2. Little Nicky's - P3R: 70.0
3. Joe's Pizzeria - P3R: 69.78
4. Sam's Pizza Palace - P3R: 49.08
5. Alex's Pizzeria - P3R: 46.73

 

Largest Wildwood Slice

1. Joe's Pizzeria - 69.78 sq. inches

1. Joe's Pizzeria

Everyday, we're bombarded with advertisements for the "Best" this or the "Famous" that. Well, Joe's Pizzeria advertises the "Biggest Pizza" on the boardwalk, and frankly, it is actually true. So refreshing. With an impressive 63 square inches of pizza for this slice, Joe's delivers on size. They don't make a bad slice either -- They ranked 4th place for taste overall, by our calculations. Count us in.

Slice Size: 14 x 9.0 inches - 63.0 square inches
Slice Price: $3.25
Overall Rating: 3.6 out of 5
Chris: 4.5 Brian: 4/0 Frank: 4.5 Mike: 2.5 Tim: 2.5

2. Jumbo's 3. Franconi's Pizza 4: Little Nicky's Pizza 5. Harry's Corner

2: Jumbo's - 54.0 sq. inches
3: Franconi's Pizza - 40.0 sq. inches
4: Little Nicky's- 40.0 sq. inches
5: Harry's Pizza - 37.5 sq. inches

 

Most Improved Slice (from 2013 to 2014)

1. Route 66 - improved 2.2 points - final score 3.5

Route 66

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 (improved 2.2 points from 2013)
Chris: 3.5 Brian:3.0 Frank: 3.5 Mike: 3.5 Tim: 4.0

3. Sam's Pizza Palace 2. Mack's Pizza 4: Little Nicky's Pizza 5. Joe's Pizzeria

2: Sam's Pizza Palace: Improved 1.3
3: Mack's Pizza - Improved 1.3
4: Little Nicky's - Improved 0.5
5: Joe's Pizzeria - Improved 0.5