Windsor

Edmonton has the best pizza in Canada? No way

Edmonton was recently named by Condé Nast Traveler as the eighth best city for pizza in the world. It is the only Canadian city on the list. Windsor Morning's Jonathan Pinto disputed this claim with Edmonton AM host Mark Connolly.

Windsor Morning's Jonathan Pinto disputes Edmonton's recent claim to pizza fame

Forget Edmonton. Windsor has the best pizza in Canada!

6 years ago
Duration 0:33
Edmonton was recently named by Condé Nast Traveler as the eighth best city for pizza in the world - the only Canadian city on the list. Windsor Morning's Jonathan Pinto disputed this claim with Edmonton AM host Mark Connolly.

This week, Condé Nast Traveller, a travel magazine, released their list of the top pizza cities in the world. Many of them you'd expect. Places like New York, Chicago and Naples were on the list.

A Canadian city made the list, but it wasn't Windsor. 

Coming in at No. 8 was Edmonton. 

Clearly, it's gotten to their heads. Our colleagues at CBC Edmonton are now going so far as to call themselves "Canada's pizza capital." 

This doesn't sit well with me. With a distinctive style of medium crust, shredded pepperoni and preparation in a deck oven, it's clear that Windsor has the best pizza in Canada. We even have our own mozzarella factory!

I had to do something. So, I contacted Mark Connolly. He's the host of CBC Radio's Edmonton AM.

I figured he'd be able to explain how this injustice could happen.

Tap on the audio player to hear our conversation.

Edmonton was recently named by Condé Nast Traveler as the eighth best city for pizza in the world - the only Canadian city on the list. Windsor Morning's Jonathan Pinto disputed this claim with Edmonton AM host Mark Connolly.

I'm not convinced Edmonton's pies are better than ours. I think I'll have to send a pizza to Mark — only then will he truly understand.

Have you been to Edmonton? Is their pizza as good as they say it is? Leave a comment below, call talkback at (519) 255-3400 or send us a tweet @WindsorMorning.
     

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jonathan Pinto is the host of Up North, CBC Radio One's regional afternoon show for Northern Ontario and is based in Sudbury. He was formerly a reporter/editor and an associate producer at CBC Windsor. Email jonathan.pinto@cbc.ca.

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