A couple of favorite local pizza joints have landed themselves on “Pizza Today”'s listing of top independent operators.

Making the list was LaNova Pizzeria, on the West Side, was ranked No. 16 on the list, and Casa Di Pizza, which was ranked No. 66. LaNova was the top-ranking New York state independent pizzeria, according to the “Pizza Today” ranking. The rankings were based on 2012 gross sales.

I’ve had pizza from both places and understand why the two were chosen -- delicious is the word for both! Congratulations LaNova Pizzeria and Casa Di Pizza; you make Western New York proud!!