AVLtoday’s 2023 pizza bracket

We’re looking for Asheville’s favorite pizza place.

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Who will win this year’s bracket challenge?

Graphic via 6AM City

With the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments in full swing, we’re joining the fun of bracket competitions with a face-off of our own.

Last year, y’all helped us name the makers of the best fried chicken sandwich: Sand Hill Kitchen. This year, we asked you to share your favorite pizza in Asheville. Now — thanks to you + the help of a random generator — we have the official lineup for our bracket.

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828 Family Pizzeria is located in North Asheville.

Graphic by 6AM City

And the winner is...

The votes are in. After a close battle, 828 Family Pizzeria has been named the best pizza in Asheville by our readers.

Congrats, 828. 👏

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Round 3

Things are heating up in Beer City. 828 Family Pizzeria + Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. are going head to head to be crowned the champion of pizza.

See your pick to the finish by voting in our final poll now through Thursday, March 30.

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What’s your favorite pizza in the 828? | Graphic by 6AM City

Round 2

We’ve got some passionate readers. After 2400+ votes, here’s what pies moved on to the next round:

  • PIE.ZAA vs. 828 Family Pizzeria
  • Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co. vs. Del Vecchios

Who will face off in the championship? Cast your votes now through Monday, March 27.

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Round 1

Going head-to-head in the first round were:

  • PIE.ZAA and Pizza Mind
  • 828 Family Pizzeria and Blue Mountain Pizza
  • White Labs Brewing Co. and Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co.
  • Del Vecchios and Fahrenheit Pizza & Brewhouse

How it works

Beginning today, we will host several voting rounds within our newsletters and social channels to determine the best pizza. Who moves on is up to you. Vote for your favorites, and the pizzeria with more votes moves on. Simple as that. We’ll go until we have a champion, which will be announced in our Tuesday, March 28 newsletter. You will be able to vote once per round.

How to participate

Vote for the pizza you’d like to see advance to round two using this poll. You can vote for all four spots or as little as one. Once we count all the votes, we’ll share an updated bracket and new poll in an upcoming newsletter.

Want to fill out a bracket to see if you can guess who will win? Download and print the image above to take the competition up a notch. If your bracket is correct, send us a photo for a shoutout + bragging rights.

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