Luigi’s Takes The Pie Prize

According to a news report from, “Luigi’s wore down its competitors with consistency, talent and size, and has won The 2009 Observer Tournament of Pizza.”

“The little New York-style pizzeria, on South Tryon Street near Whitehall, defeated upstart Lorenzo’s for the title in a battle of similar-styled pies,” said the story. “Luigi’s breezed through its West bracket with only one scare – from the contemporary American Pie Town, in the second round. And it had little trouble with Revolution from the East (also a contemporary-style purveyor) in the semifinals; Revolution, which had been strong through early rounds, suffered from oversaucing in the semifinal, the sweetness of that sauce overwhelming everything else. Luigi’s is owned by cousins Lui and Tony Montesano, who recently opened a second location a few miles from the 4-year-old original, on Steelecroft Parkway.”

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