Top 10 cities with the best pizzerias in the world

Whether you like the thin style of a New York pie or prefer the thicker Detroit-style option, you’ll likely have a pretty strong opinion on what makes the perfect slice — and where to find it.

The Italian pizza experts behind 50 Top Pizza have released their 2022 survey which ranks the best pizzerias in the world.

50 Top Pizza inspectors are encouraged to consider a pizzeria based on:

  • Customer service
  • Cleanliness and beauty of the environment
  • Taste and general food safety

City n°1 with the best pizzerias: New York, Rome (tied)

The best city for pizza in 2022 is tied between New York and Rome, Italy.

Each city had five of the best pizza places in the world, more than any other city on the Top 50 Pizza List.

In New York, the best pizzeria is Una Pizza Napoletana. The Lower East Side restaurant is famous for its 12-inch Neapolitan wood-fired pies by self-taught chef Anthony Mangieri.

Other ranked restaurants in New York include Ribalta NYC, Song’E Napule, Kesté Fulton, and Ops.

According to the survey, the best pizzeria in Rome is Seu Pizza Illuminati. The chef behind the restaurant, Pier Daniele Seu, is renowned for creating an ultra-light dough and using experimental toppings.

A few other pizzerias on the list in Rome include 180g Pizzeria Romana, Qvinto, Sbanco and Sant’Isidoro – Pizza & Bolle.

Top 10 cities in the world with the best pizzerias

  1. New York, USA and Rome, Italy
  2. Napoli, Italy
  3. London, UK
  4. Tokyo, Japan
  5. Castera, Italy
  6. Paris, France
  7. Milan, Italy
  8. Copenhagen, Denmark
  9. Hong Kong, China

After NYC and Rome, some of the cities with the most pizzerias appearing in the 50 Top Pizza survey are Naples, London, and Tokyo, with each city having four restaurants on the list.

Notably, Naples had its four pizzerias ranked in the top 10 of the overall list.

According to the survey, the undisputed “cradle of pizza” is home to four of the best pizzerias in the world: 50 Kalò, 10 Diego Vitagliano Pizzeria, Francesco & Salvatore Salvo and La Notizia 94.

São Paulo, Brazil also deserves an honorable mention as the city has three pizzerias ranked in the top 100 of the survey.

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