Please be advised - the purpose of this article is to stir up trouble.

Or, at least, begin a spirited discussion.

We are entering the time of year - NFL playoffs, Super Bowl, March Madness - that a lot of pizza will be consumed, and this is, in fact, National Pizza Week.

So, the question is - who has the area's best pizza - Hannibal or Quincy?

In looking around at rankings from the usual sources, TripAdvisor, Yelp and the like, I feel I should put a condition on the discussion.

Any list of the best pizza in most any community of any size is going to include the national franchises - Pizza Hut, Papa John's, Little Caesar's, Domino's, Casey's, Papa Murphy's, etc. You'll find all of these in Quincy and Hannibal, and they're all good.

This discussion is more about pizza places that are locally owned and operated.

Those local pizza joints that are considered to be the best include, with reviews:

Hannibal

Brick Oven - "We tried Romano pizza and Sicilian spaghetti. Ohh boy, the best Italian taste to my palate for the time immemorial. The pizza had freshest taste of Romano sauce, capers, asiago, and cheese. A crust and best baked. The have wood fired oven."

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Due Amici's - "It's a pizza joint. A sweet little pizza place. The food is great. The side salads were almost a meal themselves. The employees care if you're enjoying your meal & have everything you need. Would definitely go back."

Palermo's - "Was very good. Owners stayed open a little longer to take care of us as we were passing through Hannibal. Very good pizza loaded with toppings. Thanks!"

Quincy

Gem City Pizzeria & Mexican - "Without a doubt, Gem City Pizzeria is a true gem! With a proven history of well over 50 years serving Quincy customers, this fine establishment has perfected their culinary expertise. Try the All-American pizza.... try their "make-your-own" pizza, you will not be disappointed!"

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Tower of Pizza - "I seriously cannot get enough of this place when I'm in Quincy. I never miss an opportunity for a Jeff's Special pizza, and I often freeze and take half-baked pizzas back to Wisconsin with me."

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Tiramisu - "The food was great. Amazing atmosphere. Honestly I really love this place, Roberto and family are so amazing. My wife and I love coming here."

Hannibal and Quincy

Cassano's - "Ordered the special -- 12" supreme -- waited around for maybe 20 minutes -- took it back to our motel and ..... YUMMO!"

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Now it's your turn. Where do you find the best pizza - Hannibal or Quincy?

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