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Pizza Perfection: I Love Frankie's Claims Top Spot in Worcester's Best Pizza Showdown!

Updated: Jun 26

In a sizzling showdown that saw more twists than a perfectly kneaded dough, I Love Frankie's pizza shop has risen as the triumphant champion of Worcester's Best Pizza contest!

With over 700,000 votes devoured across four thrilling rounds, and a side of spirited online banter hotter than their wood-fired ovens, I Love Frankie's clinched the title with a mouthwatering 60.6% of the final-round votes—trumping Peppercorn's Grille & Tavern in a battle as intense as their pepperoni vs. pineapple debate.

Frank Abbatecola, the pizza maestro and namesake behind I Love Frankie's on Providence Street, couldn't contain his excitement. "This one’s for Papa Gino!" he exclaimed, amidst cheers and cheesy celebrations. "Thanks a million to everyone who voted. We truly appreciate it. Being Worcester's top pick is the ultimate honor."

For Abbatecola, a New York transplant who opened shop in the heart of the pandemic, winning Worcester's Best Pizza feels like a slice of home. "It's been an incredible journey, and the love we've received is beyond belief," he added.

Organized by in the spirit of March Madness, this pizza-palooza started with reader nominations, whittling down 16 contenders to the ultimate showdown. From the first slice to the final bite, I Love Frankie's seized the crown with each crispy crust and savory topping.

With a total of 708,533 votes cast throughout the contest—192,728 in the thrilling finale alone—Worcester's appetite for top-tier pizza has spoken loud and clear. I Love Frankie's garnered 116,820 votes, showcasing their unrivaled popularity and dedication to perfecting the art of pizza-making.

As Worcester celebrates its pizza king, one thing's for sure: Whether you're craving a classic Margherita or a bold BBQ chicken pie, I Love Frankie's is the place to be for a slice of perfection. Join the pizza party and savor why Worcester can't get enough of their award-winning flavors!

Cheers to I Love Frankie's—where every slice tells a tale of passion, flavor, and community love! Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette.


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