This Portland Pizzaiolo Took Home Honors in a Global Competition

The Rose City’s own Grana Pizza Napoletana just ranked in Las Vegas’s International Pizza Challenge. In mid-March, owner and pizzaiolo Chris Flanagan competed in the Neapolitan Division of the global competition and beat out 85 other competitors to place 15th. The International Pizza Challenge is an annual event held in conjunction with Pizza Expo (the largest pizza show in the world, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year) at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Five hundred competitors participated in 2024.

In an email sent to Eater Portland, Flanagan’s wife Maya Setton said he missed the World Champion title at the event by four points. Prior to opening the Burnside

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