The votes are in, and Cadillac Pizza Pub in McKinney has cruised past the initial Round of 25 to the “Elite 8” of the area-wide competition to crown the “Best Pizza in DFW.”

The online voting competition sponsored by The Dallas Morning News featured the 25 best local pizza options as identified by the newspaper’s staff. More than 10,000 votes were cast in the first round as readers lobbied for their favorite pizza. 

Cadillac Pizza Pub finished second overall in the initial round of voting, slightly behind the top-seeded Campisi’s, a local institution with eight locations across the Metroplex.

“We were very pleased that our little ole restaurant in far north Dallas had made the initial cut to the Top 25; but to run a close second behind a legendary brand like Campisi’s is just incredible!” said Preston Lancaster, founder of {33} Restaurant Group and co-owner of Cadillac Pizza Pub. “We can’t thank our loyal customers enough for getting us this far, and we hope they’ll pitch in again over the next few days to get us to the Final Four.”

Cadillac Pizza Pub is no stranger to such contests, having been voted the Best Bar/Pub/Nightlife in the 2012 “Best of McKinney” competition by readers of McKinney Magazine. The publication recognized local residents’ favorite businesses, from small, family-owned enterprises to larger companies spanning a wide range of product and service categories. More than 7,000 votes were cast in that competition.

In a unique twist from most restaurants, “The Caddy” is committed to sourcing local ingredients for its menu. For example, the pub uses a local “Texas Sausage” made exclusively for its applewood-fired pizzas by Hamm’s Meat Market, as well as smoked brisket, applewood-smoked bacon and many other products provided by local vendors.

Located one block off the square in the revitalized historic area of Downtown McKinney, Cadillac Pizza Pub is the place to go for a laid-back happy hour or a delicious pizza dinner accompanied by a cool, live music vibe. Up-and-coming musicians of every genre are drawn to the restaurant by its unique feel, which evokes the cool blues of Memphis, the hipster buzz of Austin and the festive spirit of New Orleans.

Click here to cast your vote for Cadillac Pizza Pub as the “Best Pizza in DFW.”

For more information on Cadillac Pizza Pub, visit cadillacpizzapub.com.