Pie Squared, Eatalia Score Upsets as the 2017 Pizza Cup Reaches its Final Four

Whew, that was intense! The Elite Eight of the Beijinger's 2017 Pizza Cup had plenty of surprises, including last year's runner-up, Annie's, being set aside by juggernaut Tube Station, and multi-year champion Gung Ho surprisingly meeting its demise at the hands of this year's little-pizzeria-that-could, Pie Squared in Shunyi.

Here's how it all shook out:

  • Eatalia sent Kro's Nest flying
  • Bottega laid out La Pizza
  • Pie Squared right angled Gung Ho
  • Tube Station tunneled out Annie's

Now, drumroll please: this sets up some dramatic flair as we have our 2017 Final Four matches:

The first is a throwdown between American and Italian-style pie makers, as Tube Station goes toe-to-toe vs. Bottega. Meanwhile, dark horses Pie Squared and Eatalia vie to race each other for the right to enter the final match.

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Here, suitable for framing, is the path each contestant made to the Final Four:

We also asked you in the last round to rank the contestants that didn’t make it into the Elite Eight. Here's what you had to say, and these rankings serve as these venues' final standings in the 2017 Pizza Cup:

9. Great Leap Brewing #45
10. Pyro Pizza
11. Ramo
12. The Local
13. Pizza Marzano
14. Luga's Villa
15. Hutong Pizza
16. Yummy Box

Add these to our previously settled rankings and you have the complete list of Beijing's best pizzas, right through #105:

17. Q Mex
18. The Tree
19. Pizza Saporita
20. Papa John's
21. Pizza Factory
22. Tiago
23. Mao Mao Chong
24. Paddy O'Shea's
25. Pizza View
26. Tavola
27. Xian at East, Beijing
28. Frost
29. Bene
30. Eudora Station
31. VSports
32. Agrilandia
33. Sureno 
34. Flypizza & Hoodakdak Chicken 
35. Mio, Four Seasons Hotel 
36. Bocca Della Verita 
37. Grandma's Kitchen 
38. Stuff'd 
39. Vineyard Café 
40. The Rug 
41. Yellow Cab 
42. Pizza Hut 
43. Tim's Texas BBQ 
44. Pizza by LMPlus 
45. Domino's 
46. New York Style Pizza 
47. Lily's American Diner 
48. Lakers 
49. Passby Bar 
50. Mr Pizza 
51. Pizza Buona 
52. The Irish Volunteer 
53. Nasca Cafe 
54. Jazz-Ya 
55. Scott's Family Ristorante Italiano 
56. Radici 
57. Fratelli Fresh 
58. Legend Beer 
59. La Rucola 
60. 789 (A-Life)
61. Buddy Bar 
62. Jushi Pizza Just in Time! 
63. Le Fromager de Pékin 
64. Leos Pizza 
65. Tribe 
66. iFresh Pizza 
67. Panda Brew 
68. Ahava Bistro + Café 
69. Alley Ale Taproom 
70. Botany 
71. Flying Kangaroo 
72. Max Pizza 
73. Miss Pizza 
74. Elisa's 
75. Four Ace 
76. Napa 
77. Park 17 
78. The Veggie Table 
79. 1st Floor 
80. Atta BJ 
81. Ebeiguo 
82. Via Roma, Kempinski Hotel 
83. Mrs Shanen's / Green Cow Cafe 
84. Loft Eatalicious 
85. BK's Tavern 
86. Doppio Sete Pizza 
87. Yun Brew 
88. Nine Road Pizzeria 
89. Assaggi 
90. PBD Pizza Bar 
91. Peter Pan 
92. Casalingo 
93. Isola 
94. Pizza Now 
95. Pizza Maru 
96. FA Cafe 
97. Michael’s Place 
98. Whale's Pizza 
99. Mix's Italian Grill 
100. Charlie's 
101. Pomona 
102. Prego, Westin Financial Street 
103. Ricci Café 
104. Kitchen Igosso 
105. Byone

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