UPDATE: I've added El Presidente's six most recent Michigan visits—five of the most recent and one I missed the first time. Anyway, enjoy 15  21 Michigan One Bite Pizza Reviews.

Dave Portnoy, also affectionately called 'Davey Pageviews' and 'El Presidente,' is the mastermind and founder behind Barstool Sports and a pizza enthusiast. His 'One Bite Pizza Reviews' are known for their humor, fun, and bluntness. Born in Massachusetts, Portnoy began attending the University of Michigan in 1995. He cemented a special bond with the state and its pizza at U of M. During his last few visits to the Mitten; he reviewed six pies, including the slice that got him through his college years in Ann Arbor.

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The One Bite Pizza Review began in 2017 with the intention of reviewing every pizza in Manhattan, New York. The original YouTube videos were so popular that he expanded his reach to the rest of the country. Portnoy's reviews have been known to make or break restaurants. He grades on a scale of 1 to 10 and has rarely given a review over a 9.

'One Bite Pizza Review' Latest Trips to Michigan Include Six Pizza Purveyors

Dave Portnoy's Latest Michigan 'One Bite' Reviews
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Among Portnoy's latest Michigan stops was visiting his favorite pie from Ann Arbor, although he had to head to East Lansing to get it. Bell's Greek Pizza's U of M campus location closed, so Portnoy was forced into Spartan Country to sample some memories.

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How did it rate? Read how Bell's and five other Michigan pizza joints in Detroit, Royal Oak, Hazel Park, and Ypsilanti rated.

Keep scrolling for the original article with the first round of Dave Portnoy's Top 15 reviews.

Dave Portnoy's Latest Michigan 'One Bite' Reviews (2021-2023)

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'One bite, everybody knows the rules.' If you know, you know. If you don't, you've never seen the brutally honest, sometimes salty, reviews of pizzas hosted by David Portnoy from across the country.

One Bite, Everyone Knows the Rules in Michigan

Portnoy is also known as 'El Presidente' of the company he founded, Barstool Sports. A true aficionado of pizza pies, Portnoy has dedicated a good portion of his life to finding the world's best pizza, and to do so, he has pledged to try at least one pizza day until he does.

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His reviews follow the same formula each time:

  1. Portnoy comes out of the pizza location with a box or plate of pizza
  2. He opens the box to reveal the pie
  3. He usually takes one bite, followed by several more, and rates the pizza on a scale from 1 to 10.

He seems to have a palette for pizza, however, and has admitted to 'liking' Detroit-style pizza. His breakdown of what makes a good Detroit-style Pizza is dead on, so you may want to lean into these reviews a little more than the snooty types who talk about 'hints of garlic and thyme'. Portnoy talks about crust density, crunch, and proper sauce ratios.

David Portnoy Ranks Michigan Pizza

His travels have taken him all over the country, including several trips to Michigan, where he has tried and ranked a variety of pizzas. We've selected the 15 highest-rated pies in the Mitten State; see if you agree with David Portnoy and Barstool Sports:

David Portnoy's Top 15 Michigan Pizzas

Have you ever had a slice of pizza that was so delicious, that it reaffirmed your faith in humanity? Knowing that as long as there are simple pleasures, like the feel of a large triangle, dripping with gooey cheese, or holding a dense square of Detroit style and hearing the crunch of the crisp crust. Faith in humanity...restored.

Here are David Portnoy's Top 15 Michigan Pizzas

Gallery Credit: Scott Clow

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