World’s Best Pizza: The 100 Best Pizzerias For 2022 Ranked
— 12 September 2022

World’s Best Pizza: The 100 Best Pizzerias For 2022 Ranked

— 12 September 2022
Chris Singh
Chris Singh

A few weeks ago we reported on the 50 best pizzerias in Asia-Pacific – a handy ranking from the team behind the annual 50 Top Pizza list based out of Italy. The comprehensive round-up, led by Melbourne’s 48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar, was focused on analysing the best pizzas in Asia, Australia and New Zealand for the benefit of travellers in search of the finest slices in town. Now it’s time for the big one, with 50 Top Pizza announcing an expanded global list at a recent ceremony held in Naples to present an easy guide to the world’s best pizza.

Mind you, this Word’s Best Pizza list once primed Melbourne’s 400 Gradi for global recognition by crowning it with the top spot a few years ago. Johnny Di Francesco’s ubiquitous pizza chain has now fallen out of the Top 100, as you’ll see below, but it should show you the kind of industry power such a ranking holds.

This year, the top spot returns to Italy, with Francesco Martucci’s I Masanielli in Caserta – which is in the Campania region of Italy, just outside of Naples – nabbing the top spot. Following closely is New York’s Una Pizza Napoletana in second and Paris pizza restaurant Peppe Pizzeria in third. The rest of the list mostly darts between Italy and big US cities like New York and San Francisco, while Tokyo – surprisingly nowhere in the top ten – gets only two nods this year and Australia shows up at #13 with the aforementioned 48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar.

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The actual Top 50 Pizza website lists all 100 restaurants, extending the scope a bit more. Sydney’s A Taglio manages to scrape in at #94.

The biggest takeaway from the list, which we’ve included in full below, is that Naples, and specifically Caserta, remains the number one place to be if you’re looking for the world’s best pizza. Italy’s third-largest city dominates the top ten with no less than five spots (#1, #4, #5, #7 and #9).

Of course, if you want the best – according to both this list and many pizzaiolos around the world – you’re heading to I Masanielli di Francesco Martucci. The restaurant itself is a 25-minute drive outside of Naples and about a 1.5-hour drive from Amalfi so it’s quite easy to reach for Aussies who regularly vacation in that area of Italy.

Of the current world’s best pizza restaurant, the 50 Top Pizza website reads:

“The menu tells of a research on state-of-the-art doughs, precise cooking, and interesting combinations of high-quality raw materials that speak of the experimentation of a classy cuisine at the service of a pizza that remains the absolute protagonist of the table.”

“All the growth of the proposal can be appreciated in the tasting menu, a Pindaric fight suspended between the elegance of flavours and the concreteness of the territory that Francesco Martucci combines with masterful balance.”

World’s Best Pizza – The Top 100

  1. I Masanielli – Francesco Martucci (Naples)
  2. Una Pizza Napoletana (New York)
  3. Peppe Pizzeria (Paris)
  4. 50 Kalò (Naples)
  5. 10 Diego Vitagliano Pizzeria (Naples)
  6. I Tigli (San Bonifacio, Italy)
  7. Francesco & Salvatore Salvo (Naples)
  8. Seu Pizza Illuminati (Rome)
  9. La Notizia 94 (Naples)
  10. Tony’s Pizza Napoletana (San Francisco)
  11. Ribalta NYC (New York)
  12. Fratelli Figurato (Madrid)
  13. 48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar (Melbourne)
  14. Bottega (Beijing)
  15. 50 Kalò London (London)
  16. The Pizza Bar on 38th (Tokyo)
  17. 180g Pizzeria Romana (Rome)
  18. Dry Milano (Milan)
  19. Cambia-Menti di Ciccio Vitiello (Caserta, Italy)
  20. Bæst (Copenhagen)
  21. Sartoria Panatieri (BArcelona)
  22. I Masanielli – Sasà Martucci (Caserta, Italy)
  23. Pizzeria Peppe – Napoli sta’ ca” (Tokyo)
  24. Le Grotticelle (Caggiano, Italy)
  25. Qvinto (Rome)
  26. Pepe in Grani (Caiazzo)
  27. Razza Pizza Artigianale (Jersey City, USA)
  28. ‘O Munaciello (Miami)
  29. Carlo Sammarco Pizzeria 2.0 (Frattomaggiore, Italy)
  30. Spacca Napoli Pizzeria (Chicago)
  31. Song’ E Napule (New York)
  32. Via Toledo Enopizzeria (Vienna)
  33. ‘O Scugnizzo (Arezzo, Italy)
  34. Pizza Zulù (Furth, Germany)
  35. La Piola Pizza (Brussels) 
  36. La Leggenda Pizzeria (Miami)
  37. Pizzana (LA)
  38. Crosta (Milan)
  39. Kesté Fulton (New York) 
  40. Pupillo Pura Pizza (Frosinione, Italy)
  41. Apogeo (Pietrasanta, Italy)
  42. La Cascina dei Sapori (Rezzato, Italy)
  43. Peppina (Bangkok) 
  44. Patrick Ricci – Terra, Grani, Esplorazioni (San Mauro Torinese)
  45. Pizza Massilia (Bangkok)
  46. Pizzeria Panetteria Bosco (Templo Pausania)
  47. 400 Gradi (Lecce, Italy)
  48. Denis (Milan) 
  49. Pizzeria Da Lioniello (Succivo)
  50. Ti Amo (Buenos Aires)
  51. Kytaly (Geneva, Switzerland)
  52. La Balmesina (Barcelona, Spain)
  53. Pizza Strada (Tokyo, Japan)
  54. nNea (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  55. Enosteria Lipen (Triuggio, Italy)
  56. Officine del Cibo (Sarzana, Italy)
  57. Ken’s Artisan Pizza (Portland, USA)
  58. Pizzeria Bianco (Phoenix, USA)
  59. L’Orso (Messina, Italy)
  60. Sbanco (Rome, Italy)
  61. La Pizza è Bella Gourmet (Brussels, Belgium)
  62. Fiata by Salvatore Fiata (Hong Kong, China)
  63. Napoli on The Road (London, England)
  64. Frumento (Acireale, Italy)
  65. Dante’s Pizzeria Napoletana (Auckland, New Zealand)
  66. La Braciera (Palermo, Italy
  67. Malafemmena (Berlin, Germany)
  68. Pizzeria Luca (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  69. Forno d’Oro (Lisbon, Portugal)
  70. 400° Laboratorio (Paris, France)
  71. Jay’s Artisan Pizzeria (Kenmore, USA)
  72. Fandango (Potenza, Italy
  73. Pizzeria Mazzie (Bangkok, Thailand)
  74. Il Vecchio e il Mare (Florence, Italy)
  75. Pizzeria Le Parùle (Ercolano, Italy)
  76. Ops (Brooklyn, USA)
  77. A Pizza da Mooca (São Paulo, Brazil)
  78. L’Antica Pizzeria (London, England)
  79. The Dough Bros (Galway, Ireland
  80. San Gennaro (Zürich, Switzerland)
  81. Giovanni Santarpia (Florence, Italy)
  82. Spacca Napoli (Seoul, South Korea)
  83. Leggera Pizza Napoletana (São Paulo, Brazil)
  84. Giangi Pizza e Ricerca (Arielli, Italy)
  85. ‘O Ver (London, England)
  86. Forza (Helsinki, Finland)
  87. BOB Alchimia a Spicchi (Montepaone, Italy)
  88. Guillaume Grasso (Paris, France)
  89. Doppio Zero (San Francisco, USA)
  90. BACI Trattoria & Bar (Hong Kong, China)
  91. I Borboni Pizzeria (Pontecagnano Faiano, Italy)
  92. CIAK – In The Kitchen (Hong Kong, China)
  93. Sant’Isidoro – Pizza & Bolle (Rome, Italy)
  94. Al Taglio (Sydney, Australia)
  95. Surt (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  96. ‘O Fiore Mio (Faenza, Italy)
  97. Pizzeria e Braceria L’Insieme (Tokyo, Japan)
  98. Futura Neapolitan Pizza (Berlin, Germany)
  99. QT Pizza Bar (São Paulo, Brazil)
  100. What the Crust (Cairo, Egypt)

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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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