Central Oregon's "Best Pizza" 25 years in a row!
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The 2018 Readers’ Choice Winners
Best Pizza: Pizza Mondo
When it comes to Readers’ Choice Awards and pizza, it seems there is only one choice, Pizza Mondo. The downtown Bend pizza nook has become a veritable institution by serving up amazingly consistent and creative pies, delivered in a hip atmosphere that bustles with urban energy. It’s been this way since founders John Picarazzi and Steve Koch opened Pizza Mondo in 1996. Other pizza joints have come and mostly gone, but Mondo remains an essential part of Bend’s dining scene—no matter how you slice it.
Best of Central Oregon 2018
Best of Central Oregon 2018: “Best Pizza”
Voted Best Pizza in our Best Of readers’ poll 21 years running, Pizza Mondo has been serving up Bend’s most loved pizza since 1998 and it continues to do it their way, while keeping an eye on the needs of the pizza patron. Options include gluten-free, home delivery, and well-loved After Mountain and Twilight Specials. All pies are hand tossed, made from scratch and baked in gas-fired hearth ovens.
Where to GO! for pizza...
Looking for a good pizza? GO! Magazine readers decided Pizza Mondo is the best joint for a slice or a whole pie.
Pizza Mondo opened its doors 21 years ago and is owned by John Picarazzi, Cliff Triplett and Steve Koch.
“I think our success hinges on the quality of our people and the quality of our products. Our goal is to get it right every time,” Picarazzi said. “Sometimes that’s hard to do out of a little pizza shop, and we might not get it right every time, but we certainly try.”
The sole shop is located in downtown Bend. Every pizza pushed over the counter or delivered via driver is made from scratch.