Don’t miss the fifth annual Philadelphia Pizza Olympics

Santucci's tomato pie (Michael Bryant / Staff Photographer)

On Thursday, July 18 more than 15 different pizza joints are putting their slices up to the ultimate test at the fifth annual Pizza Olympics. Penn’s Landing Caterers, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd., will transform into the ultimate pizza party from 6 – 9 p.m.

Participating local shops include:

Bianca Pizza & Trattoria, 514 South St.
Cacia’s Bakery, 1526 W. Ritner St.
Chickie’s & Pete’s, 1526 Packer Ave.
J&J Pizza, 1177 S. Ninth St.
Lanci’s Bakery, 1716 Jackson St.
Paulie’s Pizza, 31 S. 11th St., Center City
Powelton Pizza, 3536 Lancaster Ave., West Philly
Rosario’s, 1501 Wharton St.
Santucci’s, 901 S. 10th St.
SliCE, 1180 S. 10th St.
South View Pizza, 367 Durfor St.

Contestants will compete in several categories: Best Sauce, Best Crust, Best Tomato Pie, and Creative Toppings.

Tickets are only $15 and that gets you full access to all-you-can-eat pizza, live music, raffles, giveaways and more. You can purchase online–until 4 p.m.–or try your luck at grabbing the limited amount that will be available at the door. You can also snag tickets at the South Philly Review's offices at 12th and Porter.

You must be 18 to enter and 21 to drink. More info.