The 50 Best Pizzerias In Asia-Pacific For 2022 Named & Ranked
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— 17 August 2022

The 50 Best Pizzerias In Asia-Pacific For 2022 Named & Ranked

— 17 August 2022
Chris Singh
Chris Singh

When it comes to an authoritative ranking of some of the world’s best restaurants and bars, most look to World’s 50 Best who each year release exhaustive lists aimed at guiding gourmands and drink connoisseurs to worthy bucket list experiences. But there are plenty of other similar lists out there that are held in high regard, typically focusing on more niche categories like 50 Top Pizza – an Italian body that goes through and, unsurprisingly, churns out a definitive ranking of the world’s best pizzerias by region. Results are typically split up by continent, although the edition that examines the best pizza in Australia, New Zealand Asia is typically squashed into one big list – hence, this definitive ranking of the best pizzerias in Asia-Pacific.

And it’s a good one. At least us Aussies, as the country is represented on the list quite a few times. Including at the very top with 48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar in Melbourne being named as the number one pizzeria in Asia-Pacific.

This knocks off list-regular 400 Gradi in Brunswick, which is strangely nowhere to be found in the top 50. Instead, other Australian pizzerias that make the cut include Al Taglio in Surry Hills, ostensibly the best pizzeria in Sydney at #14, just beating out fellow Sydney pizza spots Bella Brutta (#25), Gigi Pizzeria (#27), Lucio Pizzeria (#43) and Via Napoli (#49).

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Other Melbourne pizzerias that made the list include A25 Pizzeria (#35) and SPQR Pizzeria (#37). Adelaide manages to squeeze in just one entry to round off Australia’s representation, with Ettica Pizza coming in at #42.

2022 marks the first year Australia and Asia have been amalgamated under the Asia-Pacific ranking. Vittoria Dell’Anna from 50 Top Pizza reportedly put together a crack team of 150 “pizza inspectors” to compile the list across Asia and Oceania, resulting in what should be a fairly comprehensive hit list for travellers planning to jump around this side of the world in search of the best pizza they can find.

Bottega in Bejing comes in as the second-best pizzeria in Asia-Pacific and the best in Asia.

The 50 Top Pizza Asia-Pacific ranking has been released alongside a number of “special” awards that get even more granular when we’re talking about seeking out the best pizzas.

The pizzeria with the best fried food is, for example, Bottega in Bejing, while the actual Pizza of the Year goes to the smoked mozzarella, pecorino, cherry tomatoes and basil number from Pizza Strada in Azabu-Juban, Tokyo – not far from Roppongi Hills. Notably, the pizzeria itself only comes in seventh place in the overall best pizzerias list.

Tokyo seems to have the highest density of top-quality pizzerias across Asia and Oceania, with no less than 12 entries on the list. Bangkok and Hong Kong also have strong representation on the best pizzerias list.

The list, while focused on the Asia-Pacific region only, also stands next to similar rankings for USA and Europe. The overall global ranking will be revealed next month at a special ceremony in Naples.

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Best Pizzerias In Asia-Pacific [2022]

  1. 48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar – Melbourne, Australia
  2. Bottega – Beijing, China
  3. The Pizza Bar on 38th – Tokyo, Japan
  4. Pizzeria Peppe – Napoli sta’ ca” – Tokyo, Japan
  5. Peppina – Bangkok, Thailand
  6. Pizza Massilia – Bangkok, Thailand
  7. Pizza Strada – Tokyo, Japan
  8. Fiata by Salvatore Fiata – Hong Kong, China
  9. Dante’s Pizzeria Napoletana – Auckland, New Zealand
  10. Pizzeria Mazzie – Bangkok, Thailand
  11. Spacca Napoli – Seoul, South Korea
  12. Baci Pizza – Hong Kong, China
  13. CIAK. In The Kitchen – Hong Kong, China
  14. Al Taglio – Sydney, Australia
  15. Pizzeria e Braceria L’Insieme – Tokyo, Japan
  16. Pizza Studio Tamaki Roppongi – Tokyo-Minato City, Japan
  17. Pizzeria Braceria CESARI – Tokyo, Japan
  18. Pizzeria e Trattoria Da ISA – Tokyo, Japan
  19. Via Emilia Restaurant – Bangkok, Thailand
  20. Seirinkan – Tokyo, Japan
  21. La TRIPLETTA – Tokyo, Japan
  22. La Bottega Enoteca – Singapore, Singapore
  23. SAVOY Azabujuban – Tokyo, Japan
  24. Little Napoli – Hong Kong, China
  25. Bella Brutta – Newtown, Australia
  26. Andrea Style – Taipei City, Taiwan
  27. Gigi Pizzeria – Sydney, Australia
  28. Zoca Pizzeria Caffetteria – Taipei City, Taiwan
  29. Casa Don Alfonso – Macau, China
  30. Cicheti – Singapore, Singapore
  31. L’OLIVA Bangkok – Bangkok, Thailand
  32. Crosta Pizzeria – Metro Manila, Philippines
  33. Pizzeria GG – Tokyo, Japan
  34. TARANTELLA da Luigi – Tokyo, Japan
  35. A25 Pizzeria – Victoria, Australia
  36. Vera Pizza Napoli – Seoul, South Korea
  37. SPQR Pizzeria – Melbourne, Australia
  38. Wild Flour Italian – Metro Manila, Philippines
  39. Mozzarella Bar – Victoria, Australia
  40. La Svolta Hampton – Victoria, Australia
  41. Gustaci Pizza Lounge – Hong Kong, China
  42. Etica Pizza – Adelaide, Australia
  43. Lucio Pizzeria – Darlinghurst, Australia
  44. Luce Osteria Contemporanea – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  45. The Pizza Project – Hong Kong, China
  46. Proof Pizza + Wine – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  47. La Baracca – Bali, Indonesia
  48. A Mano – Makati, Philippines
  49. Via Napoli pizzeria – Sydney, Australia
  50. Mammamia pizzeria – Shanghai, China

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Chris Singh
Chris is a freelance Travel, Food, and Technology writer. He has had work published by The AU Review, Junkee Media and Australian Traveller Media and holds tertiary qualifications in Psychology and Sociology.


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