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Top Pizza Night

Save the Date

 April 11, 2019

stay tuned for info & tickets

New this year is blind taste test with "celebrity" judges!


Top Pizza Taste of Elmhurst 2018 Results 

please note that not every pizza category was represented by each participating pizzeria


Overall Favorite   

Gold: Lou Malnati
Silver: Mama Maria
Bronze: (tie) Aurelio and DiLeo


Gold: Lou Malnati
Silver: Aurelio
Bronze:Mama Maria


Blind taste test results (cheese)
(panel of 20 York High School students)
Gold: Rosati
Silver: Roberto/Aurelio
Bronze: Bacci


Gold: Aurelio
Silver: Mama Maria
Bronze: Baci



Gold: Lou
Silver: Gullivers
Bronze: Roberto


Gold: Roberto/Rosati
Silver: Mama Maria
Bronze: Bacci/Fratello


Gluten Free

Gold: Bacci
Silver: Fratello
Bronze: Roberto



Gold: Lou Malnati
Silver: Gullivers
Bronze: Aurelio



Gold: Aurelio
Silver: Lou Malnati
Bronze: Mama Maria



Thank you to all of our York NHS students that volunteered to set-up, serve pizza,
clean tables, acted as Pizza Mascot  and sell desserts.

Thank you to Chris Miller & Maddock Douglas for graphics             





Aurelios-first time at this event



Lou Malnatis
Mama Marias


Rosatis-first time at this event



The success of the District 205 Foundation’s Top Pizza Taste of Elmhurst fundraising event continued this year as over 500 pizza-loving guests of all ages descended on York High School on April 26th to enjoy selections from nine very generous local restaurants and pizzerias.

The $10 entrance fee enabled guests to sample a variety of pizzas that were donated and served by this year’s participating vendors that included Aurelio’s, Bacci, DiLeo’s, Fratello’s, Gulliver’s, Lou Malnati’s, Mama Maria’s, Roberto’s and Rosati’s. Many visitors were surprised at the quantity and variety of slices they were able to try, and went home full and excited about discovering new pizzerias and new flavors.

“It seems that most people tend to go with the ‘usual’ when it comes to ordering pizza, so it is really fun to provide an opportunity for restaurants to showcase their pies and guests to try something new that may become a future favorite,” said Foundation Executive Director Lisa Fanelli.

In a fun, light-hearted competition, guests also voted for their favorites in multiple categories. Elmhurst’s Fratello’s has generously participated every year and this year brought a gluten free option that came in second in that category to Baci, which received favorite gluten free honors. Newcomer Rosati’s tied with Roberto’s for favorite specialty pizza, and first-time participant Aurelio’s topped the sauce and pepperoni pizza categories. Gulliver’s came in a close second in both sausage and crust categories to Lou Malnati’s, which also won favorite cheese.

On this particular evening in April, pizza fans gave the Overall Favorite Pizza Bronze medal to Aurelio’s and DiLeo’s (tie), Silver to Mama Maria’s and Gold to the returning champion, Lou Malnati’s. All of these winning restaurants should be applauded and supported for their generosity and commitment to education. Result details can be found by visiting

The real winners are the students of Elmhurst, because proceeds from this and all Foundation fundraising events support educational enhancements for all 13 public schools. The Top Pizza proceeds of over $5,000 come on the heels of a very successful February Gala which raised $200,000 that, together, will go a long way in achieving the Foundation’s mission of supporting innovation and the advancement of educational excellence in Elmhurst public schools.


Memories from past Top Pizza Events


Thanks to all of the families and individuals that attended, tasted and voted! We appreciate your support.