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Top Pizza Night

Top PIzza - Taste of Elmhurst 2017

This family friendly  event offers the opportunity to taste pizza from multiple Elmhurst vendors and cast a vote for your favorites! Not only that, but it is all for a good cause! Proceeds will benefit FoundatIon programs that provide additional resources and enhance the educational experience for students in Elmhurst Public Schools.




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Top Pizza 2016 

   The Results Are In......


Top Pizza Night - You Decide


 Elmhurst's Overall Favorites

 Lou Malnati's

 Mama Maria’s


Platinum: Mama Maria

Gold: Fratello, Roberto’s

Silver: Armand’s


Platinum:  Lou Malnati

Gold:  Dileo’s

Silver:  Mama Maria’s


Platinum:  Fratello’s

Gold:  Roberto’s

Silver:  Dileo’s, MOD


Platinum:  Lou Malnati

Gold:  Roberto’s

Silver:  Mama Maria’s

Honorable Mention: Sarpino’s
Platinum:Lou Malnati


Silver: Fratello's

Gluten Free

Platinum:  Fratello’s

Gold:  Mama Maria’s, MOD

Silver:  Roberto’s, DiLeo’s

Kids Favorite

Platinum:  MOD

Gold:  Mama Maria’s, Fratello’s

Silver:  Papa John’s


The true winners are all D205 students who benefit from the funds raised. A Big Thank You to all our Pizza Partners and Sponsors!

We appreciate the 450+  that came out to vote and support D205.


                         THANK YOU TO doshi orthodontics  

          AND SkyZone for their sponsorships and raffle prizes!


Local Pizza Participants included DiLeo's, Fratello's, Lou Malnati's, Mama Maria's Armands, Mod Pizza, Papa John's,  Roberto's, Sarpino's.  Desserts Donated by Lezza Bakery




2015 Top Pizza Results 


Over 475 people attended the fourth annual Top Pizza event, sponsored by the District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence on Thursday evening, April 16th.  Delicious pies from Lou Malnati's, Francescos, Mimmo's, Armands, Sarpino's, Fratello’s, Mamma Maria’s, Papa John’s, Pazzi di Pizza and Roberto’s were generously donated for tasting.  While the emphasis was on tasting  local pizzas, the BIG winners of the night were the students in Elmhurst public schools.  All of the evening's proceeds, more than $5,000, will go directly to future Thiems Grants, targeted projects and other initiatives to benefit Elmhurst public schools.

As for the votes:

Lou Malnati's-

First Place: best sausage, best crust, best sauce and favorite overall pizza

Second place: best cheese

Mamma Maria's

First place:Best Cheese

Second place :best sausage,kids favorite


Second Place:best specialty pizza, best overall pizza


Second place:best sauce

Papa John's

First Place: Kids Favorite


First Place: Best Specialty pizza

Pazzi di Pizza

Second Place: Best crust


Honorable mention: Best specialty pizza


Honorable mention: Best Sausage


Honorable Mention: Best Crust

The Foundation is extremely grateful to all participating pizzerias, for without their support, this event would not be possible. The Foundation also thanks for the musical entertainment and NHS students from York High School that volunteered to help at the event.





2016 Top Pizza

The 5th annual ‘Top Pizza’ event sponsored by the District 205 Foundation for Educational Excellence drew an enthusiastic crowd of 450+ guests on April 14th to enjoy the tasty sample selections from nine local pizzerias while being entertained by a variety of student musicians at the York High School Common. “We cannot thank these generous pizza vendors enough for donating their delicious pizzas to help make the event possible and a huge success each year in supporting education” said Carol Mui, Foundation Board Director and Event Chair.

The event, in addition to the MOD Pizza "eat and earn" on Saturday, April 16th raised over $5,800 that will support Foundation programs such as Thiems Educational Grants,Study Skills Programs and support for district initiatives. Pizza fans praised all of the pies that were offered with various toppings including cheese, sausage, and specialty pizzas. The voting was extremely tight and the top three named Elmhurst Overall Favorites are Lou Malnati's, Mama Maria's and Roberto's. Fratellos was voted Top Specialty and Gluten Free, while DiLeo’s Sausage pizza and Armand's cheese pizza were award winning. Sarpino's received an Honorable Mention for Best Sauce, and newcomer MOD Pizza voted Kid’s Favorite with Papa John's also a winner in that category. 


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