By LISA CAPOBIANCO
Local pizza restaurants are gearing up for the fourth annual “Pizza Feud” event, hosted by the Plainville Chamber of Commerce.
“It has been growing,” said Kathy Aubrey-Bergonzi, chairperson of the Plainville Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a great family night.”
As of press time, D’Amico’s Restaurant, Two Brother’s Pizza, Pagliacci’s Restaurant, West Main Pizza, and Vero Pizza will offer guests a variety of different pies to taste.
Last year, D’Amico’s won the title of Best Overall Pizza, as voted by the judges and attendees of the event.
Bergonzi said the voting process has changed this year, as it will be decided by the people who attend the event instead of judges. Pizza lovers will cast a ballot for the categories of “Best Cheese,” “Best Veggie,” and Best Specialty.” All votes will be tallied for best overall.
Jim D’Amico, the co-owner of D’Amico’s Restaurant, said his staff feels ready for the Pizza Feud despite the competition it faces. Besides featuring regular items from its pizza menu such as chicken pesto pizza, D’Amico’s also will offer guests a taste of specialty pizzas, including chicken ricotta and chicken marsala.
“It’s always fun for us,” D’Amico said, adding that the event also serves as a great way for more people in the community to learn more about the restaurant. “There are still people in Plainville who do not know our existence.”
The event will take place Tuesday, March 11 starts 5:30 p.m. at Nuchie’s Restaurant, 164 Central St. in Bristol. The admission fee is $10 and $5 for children age five and under. DJ BB PRO will provide entertainment.