Baest Copenhagen - photo by Per-Anders Jorgensen

Daniel Young's top 20 best pizza places in the world

Our Where To Eat Pizza author has just revealed the top 20 pizza places on planet earth - is your local on the list?

If you've already bought our Where To Eat Pizza book you're probably already very clued up on the best pizza places on planet earth. If you were in New York for Frieze last week, maybe you used our guide to Where To Eat Pizza in the New York art districts. If you did, we're sure you have a smile on your face reading this.

Where To Eat Pizza by Daniel Young is the experts’ guide to the best pizza places in the world and gives you insider knowledge on not only where you should eat but which pizza you should eat. When putting the book together Daniel enlisted the help of 121 regional experts and 956 global pizza fans from 48 countries to hand-pick the 1,705 pizza places featured.

Significantly though, Daniel decided not to rank the pizzerias in the book, preferring instead to break up his tasty content on a geographic basis. However, because of the extensive research that went into putting the book together, and the many subsequent requests from fans of the book Daniel has decided to release a previously unpublished list of the 20 pizza places that received the most nominations from the guide’s 1,077 contributors. Maybe your favourite is in there. Cue imaginary drum roll, here they are in reverse order:


I Tigli shrimp sashimi pizza - photo by Daniel Young
I Tigli shrimp sashimi pizza - photo by Daniel Young

20. Spacca Napoli Pizzeria

1769 West Sunnyside Avenue, Uptown, Chicago. Illinois 60640, United States.

19. Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana

157 Wooster StreetNew Haven, Connecticut, 06511, United States.

18. Pizzeria Lola

5557 South Xerxes Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55410, United States.

17. Paulie Gee’s

60 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11222, United States.

16. Una Pizza Napoletana

210 11th Street, SoMa, San Francisco, California 94103, United States.

15. Bráz

Rue Graúna 125, Moema, São Paulo, São Paulo 04514-000, Brazil.

14. Bæst

Guldbergsgade 29, Copenhagen, Hovedstaden 2200, Denmark.

13. La Gatta Mangiona

Via Federico Ozanam 30-32, Monteverde Vecchio, Rome, Lazio 00152, Italy.

12. Saporè

Via Ponte 55A, San Martino Buon Albergo, Verona, Veneto 37036, Italy.

11. Pizzeria Gino Sorbillo

Via dei Tribunali 32, San Lorenzo, Naples, Campania 80046, Italy.


Roberta's famous original - photo by Anthony Falco
Roberta's famous original - photo by Anthony Falco

10. Roberta’s

261 Moore Street, Brooklyn, New York 11206, United States.

9. Pizzeria Fratelli Salvo

Largo Arso, 10-16, San Giorgio a Cremano, Naples, Campania 80046, Italy. 

8. L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

Via Cesare Sersale 1-3, Forcella, Naples, Campania 80139, Italy.

7. Pizzeria Mozza

641 North Highland Avenue, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California 90035, United States.www

6. Pizzeria La Notizia

Via Michelangelo da Caravaggio, 53, Mergellina, Naples, Campania 80126, Italy. 

5. Pizzeria Bianco

623 E. Adams St, Phoenix, Arizona 85004, United States.

4. I Tigli

Via Camporosolo 11, San Bonifacio, Verona, Veneto 37047, Italy.

3. 50 Kalò

Piazza Sannazaro 201B, Mergellina, Naples, Campania 80122, Italy.

2. Pizzarium

Via della Meloria, 43, Cipro-Ottaviano, Rome, Lazio 00136, Italy.


Pepe in Grani Franco Pepe- photo by Luciano Furia
Pepe in Grani Franco Pepe- photo by Luciano Furia

1. Pepe in Grani

Vicolo San Giovanni Battista, Caiazzo, Caserta, Campania 81013, Italy.

As Carmelita Gianci writes in Where To Eat Pizza  Franco Pepe is the great artisan of Italian pizza. His hands give life to a fluffy, spongy and light dough.The texture is a real work of art and the ingredients are of the highest quality. It results in a perfect pizza that's tasty and easy to digest." 

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