Everyone has their favorite pizza spot.  Local, national chain, or your kitchen.  While certain cities throughout the country are known for pizza most people typically don't think of them being Iowa.

Perhaps there are some more places for you to try, or perhaps we're just "Iowa Nice" when it comes to our reviews.

The Top 5 Pizza Cities in America

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Pizzello.com has sought to uncover which cities across America have the best pizzas. The study was an in-depth analysis of average Google reviews from the nation’s 500 most-populated cities. The result was a definitive list of top-tier pizza destinations.

1 - New York City (4.68)

Are you surprised at this?  It is home to America's first pizzeria, Lombardi's, which first started serving pizza in 1905.

2 - Tulsa, Oklahoma (4.65)

OK, number 2 is a surprise.  But according to Pizzeloo, "Tulsa's pizza makers are blending traditional approaches with a distinctive Oklahoma twist, earning the city a well-deserved reputation as a pizza destination."

3 - Los Angeles, California (4.63)

It's probably all gluten-free, tofu pizza.  Pizzeloo says, "From upscale, artisanal pies to classic, family-owned joints, the city's innovative toppings and diverse styles reflect its creative and eclectic spirit."

4 - Peoria, Arizona (4.61)

In the middle of the desert where you can cook a pizza on the sidewalk, people still fire up the ovens to get some of the best pizza in America.

5 - Jonesboro, Arkansas (4.6)

Pizzeloo says that Jonesboro is "Serving up slices that are both comforting and innovative, capturing the essence of Southern culinary traditions."

Best Pizza Cities In Iowa

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So you don't want to travel to get a good pizza.  Here are the best cities in Iowa based on the total Google Review.

7 - Iowa City, Iowa (4.57)

Coming in at number 7 in the country is Iowa City.  Pizzeloo says, "This college town brings a youthful energy to its pizza offerings, with creative toppings and vibrant atmospheres that make each pizzeria a local hangout as much as a place to eat.

12 - Sioux City (4.52)

Just missing the top 10, Pizzello says, "The community's dedication to fresh, local ingredients contributes to the high quality of the pizzas served here."

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36 - Cedar Rapids (4.52)

"Cedar Rapids’ pizza scene is characterized by Midwestern simplicity and authenticity, serving hearty pies that are deeply satisfying," says Pizzello.

170 - Davenport (4.45)

Coming at number 170 out of 500 isn't bad.  While not all our pizzas are unique, one thing that could lower our overall Google score is when outsiders come to town and try Quad Cities pizza for the first time not knowing what they are in for.

228 - Waterloo (4.43)

The last one for Iowa, but still better than almost half the other larger cities in the country.

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The Top 10 Pizza Places In Davenport According To Yelp

It's time to settle the debate about who has the best pizza in Davenport. To make this list, we looked at the one website that tells us which places the Davenport locals love the most: Yelp. We had one stipulation when making this list, the place must be local.

Gallery Credit: Connor Kenney

The Top 6 Pizza Places In Bettendorf According To Yelp

The debate about who has the best pizza in Davenport has been settled, now it's time to head to Bettendorf. To make the list of the best places to get pizza in Bettendorf, we looked at the one website that tells us which places the Bettendorf locals love the most: Yelp. We had one stipulation when making this list, the place must be local.

Gallery Credit: Connor Kenney

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