Reader's Choice Pizza: Pizza Portofino!

With more than 4,100 votes entered on the poll, Pizza Portofino on Old Toll Road in North Madison comes in first! Village Pizza and Red Tomato tie for second. Nuzzo's comes in a close third, and Grand Pizza gets lots of votes as well.


With more than 4,100 votes entered in our , on Old Toll Road in North Madison came in first, after being picked 1,850 times by readers.

Madison Patch reader Evan DeFrancesco was one of many who cast votes for Portofino.

"Portofino's "Trey's Delight" is one of the best! It's a white pie with ricotta, eggplant, fresh tomato, garlic, and basil. My favorite, hands down," he said in the comments below the story.

Madison Patch reader "Temu" was another fan of Portofino.

"Portofinos is hands down the best. We live downtown and on pizza night the kids decide and we always head to North Madison," Temu said.

and , both in Madison, tied for second with 684 picks each. of Madison came in a close third, with 598 votes. And Grand Pizza in Clinton posted a good showing with 165 votes.

Nuzzo's gets the award for most vocal patrons, with many of the comments below the story belonging to readers who said they would only eat pizza at Nuzzo's. Barry Nuzzo, and Madison Patch reader "Mikey Apizza" revealed one of the reasons for Nuzzo's success. It's all in the family.

"Grand Apizza and Nuzzo's rock the Shoreline," he said. "The Nuzzo Family, Mike In Clinton, Rick In Chesire and Bethany, Dave In Arizona, Barry In Madison, and The Late Barry Nuzzo SR. were taught by The Best "APIZZA" Men in New Haven. Fathers First, Business Men Second, The Late "Fred Nuzzo" Original Owner Of Grand Apizza and "Nick Nuzzo" Original Owner Of Modern Apizza. Those two men left behind legendary sucessful busineses to their children," he said.

won praise from its fans for its community-minded participation.

"Thanks to Petrillos Pizza who discounted their delicious pies for the Polson Wrestling Team end of the season celebration! The Buffalo Chicken pizza was a very big hit!!" said Patch reader Cathy March in the comments below the story.

Justin Syder March 04, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Great Pizza! They also have really good stuffed breads. I love the chicken parm and buffalo chicken breads!


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