The World’s Best Pizza Cities: Unveiling the Global Pizza Powerhouses

Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza? While Italy may have a strong claim on pizza supremacy, pizzerias around the world are stepping up their game and proving that great pizza knows no boundaries. The latest ranking from Italian pizza connoisseurs, 50 Top Pizza, has revealed the world’s greatest pizzerias, and the results may surprise you.

A Worldwide Pizza Phenomenon

Topping this year’s list are Una Pizza Napoletana in New York and I Masanielli in Caserta, Italy. However, the rankings showcase diversity, with pizzerias from Cairo, Helsinki, Auckland, and Beijing all earning a place in the top 100. So, with such a global spread of culinary talent, which city can truly claim to be the best pizza destination?

A Pizza Showdown: New York vs. Rome

Drumroll, please! The honor of being crowned the best pizza city in the world in 2022 is shared by New York and Rome. Both cities have an impressive five restaurants featured in the ranking, surpassing any other city. It’s clear that these two culinary powerhouses know how to deliver on the pizza front.

The Naples Advantage

While New York and Rome may share the spotlight, Naples—the birthplace of pizza—stands its ground. With four restaurants in the overall top ten, Naples claims its rightful position as a top pizza destination. From Caserta to Paris, Milan to Copenhagen, and Hong Kong to São Paulo, many cities have earned their place on the pizza map with three featured pizzerias.

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A Feast Awaits

The proximity of Naples and Caserta means that in less than 45 minutes by train, you can embark on a pizza pilgrimage that takes you to no fewer than seven of the world’s finest pizzerias. Imagine indulging in mouthwatering slices across various cities and experiencing the unique flavors they have to offer.

To give you a taste of the pizza hotspots, here’s a condensed list of the top-notch pizzerias and their rankings in each city:

New York, USA

  • Una Pizza Napoletana (1)
  • Ribalta NYC (11)
  • Song’ E Napule (31)
  • Kesté Fulton (39)
  • Ops (76)

Rome, Italy

  • Seu Pizza Illuminati (8)
  • 180g Pizzeria Romana (17)
  • Qvinto (25)
  • Sbanco (60)
  • Sant’Isidoro – Pizza & Bolle (93)

Naples, Italy

  • 50 Kalò (4)
  • 10 Diego Vitagliano Pizzeria (5)
  • Francesco & Salvatore Salvo (7)
  • La Notizia 94 (9)

London, UK

  • 50 Kalò London (15)
  • Napoli on the Road (63)
  • L’Antica Pizzeria (78)
  • ‘O Ver (85)

Tokyo, Japan

  • The Pizza Bar on 38th (16)
  • Pizzeria Peppe – Napoli sta’ ca” (23)
  • Pizza Strada (53)
  • Pizzeria e Braceria L’Insieme (97)

Caserta, Italy

  • I Masanielli – Francesco Martucci (1)
  • Cambia-Menti di Ciccio Vitiello (19)
  • I Masanielli – Sasà Martucci (22)

Paris, France

  • Peppe Pizzeria (3)
  • 400° Laboratorio (70)
  • Guillaume Grasso (88)

Milan, Italy

  • Dry Milano (18)
  • Crosta (38)
  • Denis (48)

Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Bæst (20)
  • Pizzeria Lucca (68)
  • Surt (95)

Hong Kong, China

  • Fiata by Salvatore Fiata (62)
  • BACI Trattoria and Bar (90)
  • CIAK In the Kitchen (92)

São Paulo, Brazil

  • A Pizza Da Mooca (77)
  • Leggera Pizza Nepoletana (83)
  • QT Pizza Bar (99)

These cities are just the tip of the iceberg, as other cities like San Francisco, Madrid, Melbourne, Barcelona, and Jersey City also boast exceptional pizzerias. With so many fantastic options to explore, it’s time to embark on a pizza-packed global tour and satisfy your cravings for the world’s best pizza.

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If you’re hungry for more, check out the full list of the top 100 pizzerias in the world here and start planning your pizza adventure!

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