Local pizzerias battle at the annual Tucson Originals “Pizza Throwdown”

Some of the city's cheesiest restaurants go slice for slice.

15jun6:00 pm8:00 pmPizza Throwdown9 pizzerias & 3 breweries6:00 pm - 8:00 pm AZ Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria

The Fifth Annual Tucson Originals Pizza Throwdown is going down at Fresco Pizzeria and Pastaria from 6 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 15.

This year’s Pizza Throwdown is featuring nine restaurants. In other words, there’s going to be a lot of pies being tossed around and waiting for you to take a bite. To make it even more fun, three local breweries are showing up to the event to keep you hydrated and in the steady mode of maximum pizza consumption.

Luckily, they’ll be battling each other — and not you.

Tickets are $30 per person and include three drink tickets and all of the slices of pizza you can manage.

When it’s all said and done — and eaten — you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite slice of heavenly pizza, so be sure to taste as many as you can.

Tucson Originals Pizza Throwdown Competitors

  • Empire Pizza
  • Fiamme Pizza Napoletana
  • Fresco Pizzeria and Pastaria
  • Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery & Bistro
  • Mama Louisa’s Italian Restaurant
  • Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria
  • Shifty’s Pizza
  • Trident Pizza Pub
  • Upper Crust Pizza

Participating Breweries

  • Barrio Brewing Company
  • Crooked Tooth Brewing Company
  • Dillinger Brewing Company

This is also a great opportunity to try some of the local pizza spots if you’re accustomed to ordering take-out from one of the national chains.

The Tucson Originals Pizza Throwdown is happening at Fresco Pizzeria and Pastaria, which is located at 3011 E. Speedway Blvd. For more information, check out tucsonoriginals.com

Matt Sterner is a journalist, novelist, loves films, and would like to think he's a filmmaker. When he's eating, he likes to talk with his mouth full and write about it.

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