The third best pizzeria in the world is in Paris

The pizza from I Masanielli – Francesco Martucci, in Caserta (Campania), tied first with Una Pizza Napoletana, in New York. I Masanielli – Francesco Martucci / Press

After establishing rankings by geographical area, the transalpine guide 50 Top Pizza presents, on the model of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, its first list of the 100 best pizzerias in the world.

There was the ranking of the best pizzerias in Italy, Europe (outside La Botte therefore), the United States, Asia-Pacific. It would have been a shame, when we know the resonance of the controversial but very popular World’s 50 Best Restaurants, not to offer one that brings together all the countries in a single list. It’s done for the 50 Top Pizza transalpine guide, launched online in 2017 by journalists Albert Sapere, Barbara Guerra and Luciano Pignataro, with the Michelin guide as a model (for the anonymity of visits) and the 50 Best, precisely. , for the collective survey via panels.

This Wednesday, September 7, took place, at the sumptuous Teatro di Corte of the Palazzo Reale in Naples, motherland of pizza, the presentation of the first top 100, bringing together the top lists of the four areas covered by the guide (40 in Italy, 25 in Europe, 15 in the USA, 15 in Asia-Pacific), as well as a few addresses in South America (4) and Africa (1).

Unsurprisingly, the pizzeria that won the 100 best in the world in 2022 is located in Campania – it’s I Masanielli – Francesco Martucci, in Caserta… But, more surprisingly, it shares its chair with Una Pizza Napoletana from Anthony Mangieri, in New York, on the Lower East Side.

Cocorico is a French address which is on the third step of the podium: Peppe by Neapolitan Giuseppe Cutraro, already winner of the European ranking, and which has had three restaurants in Paris for the past few days (after rue Saint-Blaise – 20e – and rue Saint-Jacques -5e-, it has just opened rue des Martyrs, in the 9e). The 30-year-old Cutraro also leaves with a special prize, that of the pizza maker of the year.

The fourth to ninth positions remain in Italy – 50 Kalò and 10 Diego Vitagliano Pizzeria, in Naples, I Tigli, in San Bonifacio, Francesco & Salvatore Salvo, in Naples, Seu Pizza Illuminati, in Rome, La Notizia 94, in Naples. Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco closes the ranking.

“The guide, as a whole, presents many different styles of pizza, although, not surprisingly, the Neapolitan style, classic and contemporary, remains dominant. Naples above all, then New York, Tokyo and São Paulo are the major pizza cities in the world, in terms of quality.“commented the trio initiator of the classification.

Two other French addresses, based in Paris, are in the top 100. Gennaro Nasti ranks 70e place with 400° Laboratorio (11e), even though he has already left, this summer, the restaurant he launched in early 2022, in order to invest in a new Parisian project. And Guillaume Grasso (15e), which ranks 88e.


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