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Here are the winners of the 2009 America's Plate competition:

  • 1st Place: Italy
     
  • Contestant:
    Roberto Caporuscio
    Kesté Pizzeria
    New York, NY
     
  • Pizza: “Pizza Del Papa” – traditional crust with squash cream made with buffalo milk ricotta and topped with buffalo milk smoked mozzarella, roasted red peppers, and zucchini flowers filled with zucchini, gorgonzola, fontina and mascarpone cheese.
  • 2nd Place: United States
     
  • Contestant:
    Michael Amheiser
    Pizza Dock
    Fredricktown, OH
     
  • Pizza: “Mike’s Favorite” – deep dish stuffed-cheese crust brushed with homemade garlic butter and spices and topped with onions, mushrooms, green peppers, pepperoni, hard salami, bacon, dry and fresh basil and romano cheese.
  • 3rd Place: Czech Republic
     
  • Contestant:
    Petr Kotasek
    Pizza Donna
    Czech Republic
     
  • Pizza: “Sunflower Pizza” – whole wheat crust topped with whole cream mozzarella, blue cheese, green apple, cranberry, bacon and sunflower seeds.
  • Finalist: China
     
  • Contestant:
    Miguel Alves
    Pizzeria Calzone
    Dongguan City, China
     
  • Pizza: "Vincitora" ("the winner pizza") with tomato Neapolitan sauce, aged mozzarella bufala, aged Italian salami, sauteed mushrooms, Yorkshire smoked ham and fresh sweet basil on a thin Sicilian crust