Utah pizzeria focused on local ingredients earns spot on top restaurant list

Nov. 21, 2013

OpenTable, a provider of online restaurant reservations, has announced the 2013 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 American Fare Restaurants in the U.S.

The awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 5 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for approximately 19,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Among the concepts listed was Pizzeria 712, in Orem, Utah. According to the restaurant's website, Pizzeria 712 offers locally sourced ingredients to create a seasonal pizza menu. Pizzas are baked in a wood-fired brick oven at 712 degrees.

Other restaurants on the list are located throughout 29 states and Washington, D.C. They include Bluestem in Kansas City, Mo., Lola-A Michael Symon Restaurant in Cleveland and Senza in Chicago.

Ohio and Texas take top honors with eight winners apiece, followed by South Carolina with seven. California, Colorado, New Jersey, and New York each have six winning restaurants. Maryland and Pennsylvania both claim five winners apiece, while Missouri, North Carolina, and Virginia each have four honorees.

Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, and Kentucky all have three winning eateries; and Georgia, Michigan, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Utah have two. Hawaii, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon are also represented.

"Drawing on inspiration from all corners of our diverse culture and rich agricultural heritage, the honorees have proven that our nation's cuisine has truly come of age," says Caroline Potter, OpenTable chief dining officer. "A dining experience at any of these winning restaurants will make you feel like you're home for the holidays — even if you're not."

More information about the Diners' Choice Awards for the Top American Fare Restaurants in the U.S. is available in OpenTable's "Dining Check" blog.

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