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The world’s best pizza chefs live in London (but two Belgian pizzerias are also in the top 100)

The world’s best pizza chefs live in London (but two Belgian pizzerias are also in the top 100)

The traditional Italian pizza recipe is eagerly copied and imitated all over the world. With the results, because at the World’s 50 Best Pizza Awards this year, it will not be an Italian chef, but an English chef who will take the ultimate title of Best Pizza Chef. We also find two pizza shops from our country in the top 100.


English chef Michelle Pascarella He was named the best pizza chef in Europe, outside Italy, at the World’s 50 Best Pizza Awards. To reassure Italians: the English chef has Italian roots. The owner of the “Napoli on the Road” restaurant in Chiswick (London) moved from Naples – the capital of pizza – to London at the age of nineteen, and created his own restaurant there.

Pascarella just opened a second location in Richmond and is according to Daily Mail Known for its innovative take on the classic Neapolitan pizza, it doesn’t shy away from giving pizza a unique twist.

Michele Pascarella from Naples on the road in LondonPicture of 50 Top Pizza

The Top 50 Pizzeria Awards is an annual event in which the best pizzerias and pizza chefs in the world are selected, based on anonymous visits from judges. A bit of a Michelin Guide to pizza, so to speak.

Best pizza places in the world

A chef may be called number one in his profession, but on the list of the top 100 restaurants you will only find his restaurant at number 46. In one of them you will find two restaurants that share the number one spot and they are located in Italy. Diego Vitagliano Pizza From the chef of the same name I’m Masanelli By Francesco Martucci in Caserta.

If you dig deeper into the list of the world’s top 100 companies, you’ll even find two of its own. The restaurant is in 62nd place No pizza bella From the owner Stefano Napoli from Brussels. He even took 12th place in the European Summit. This company will soon also open a new branch in Antwerp. “Pizza chef Ciro Daria ensures quality here every time,” the organization said.

The second Belgian company in the world’s top 100 is again a pizzeria from Brussels: La Piola Pizza By Francesco Paolo Martini in 79th place. In the European summit it is in 15th place, three places behind its city rival. “Compared to last year, the quality of pizza dough here has increased dramatically,” 50 Top Pizza wrote on its website, “All the toppings in the restaurant also come from Italy. The anchovies come from Cetara and the chili peppers come directly from Italy.” Senses, added value.”

Top 5 pizza places in the world

1. Diego Vitaliano Pizzeria – Naples, Italy and Anna Massanelli – Francesco Martucci – Caserta, Italy
2. Una Pizza Napoletana – New York, United States
3. Sartoria Panatieri – Barcelona, ​​Spain
4. Pizza Bar on 38th Street – Tokyo, Japan
5. I Tigli – San Bonifacio, Italy

Top 5 Pizza Places in Europe

1. Sartoria Panatieri – Barcelona, ​​Spain
2. Byst – Copenhagen, Denmark
3. 50 Calo – London, England
4. Toledo Enobizzeria Road – Vienna, Austria
5. Zulu Pizza – Fürth, Germany

La Pizza è Bella Gourmet in Brussels / La Piola Pizza in Brussels Image 50 Top Pizza

La Pizza e Bella Gourmet in Brussels / La Piola Pizza in BrusselsPicture of 50 Top Pizza

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