AKRON, Ohio – Jan. 4, 2021 – DeCheco’s Pizzeria celebrates success after being named “Akron’s best pizza” in the Akron Eats local pizzeria tournament.

“We are honored to receive the title of Akron’s best pizza. Our success as a small business comes from our community and loyal customers,” said Nathan DeCheco, second-generation owner, DeCheco’s Pizzeria. His parents, Jack and Shirley opened the shop in 1993. DeCheco was proud to take ownership in 2014. He has since added over 10 signature pizzas to his menu.

Akron Eats posted the tournament bracket of 38 local pizzerias on Dec. 27, 2020 on Instagram for followers to vote on their favorites.

Claudia Lab, owner of Akron Eats, commented on the intent of the tournament, “the pizza bracket was made to promote and bring awareness to all our local pizza shops in a competitive environment, and it did just that. Competing businesses started offering promotional deals, our pizza junkies were doing side-by-side comparisons to taste test prior to voting,”

As many local restaurants close their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tournament offered a spotlight of hope. “This was exactly what we’re we hoping for, to put an emphasis on local business after a year of so much uncertainty and hardship,” said Lab.

Over 1,200 votes were cast in the final round of the bracket between DeCheco’s and Dontino’s Italian Restaurant. Akron Eats announced the winner on Instagram on Monday night.

 “We want to congratulate our fellow competitors and wish them well during these trying times,” said DeCheco.

About DeCheco’s Pizzeria

DeCheco’s Pizzeria is a second-generation owned and operated business located in Firestone Park. For over 27 years, DeCheco’s has served signature pizzas from family recipes made with high quality ingredients. Though known for their “White Pizza”, the menu features over 15 specialty pizzas.

More information and a full menu, visit dechecospizzeria.com.