Quite possibly the most loved dish around the world, with a million variations (alright, maybe not a million), there’s nothing more comforting than tucking into a slice of good pizza, wherever we are. Here’s a list of where to find some of the best pizzas in the world.
- 400 Gradi, Melbourne
Named after the temperature of the wood-fired oven that cooks up their pizzas, 400 Gradi owner Johnny di Francesco’s family hails from Naples, Italy (only birthplace of the pizza) — so you can say that pizzas are a part of who he is. Di Francesco is also the Australasian Principal to the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana — no wonder he’s known as Melbourne’s Mr. Pizza!
Not only was Di Francesco named the World Pizza Champion at the Pizza World Championship in Italy, his Margherita pizza also bagged the Specialita Traditionale Garantita (STG) pizza prize — so you know what to order!
- Pizza Rock, Las Vegas
Pizza Rock is heaven on a plate (or rather, pizza pan) and heaven on the dance floor combined. The brainchild of three best friends George Karpaty and Trevor Hewitt both experienced in the nightlife industry, and 11-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani (who also owns the famous Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco), the pizzeria brings together award-winning pizzas, good music and drinks together for a scrumptious good time.
- Nya Gul & Blå, Piteå
You’d be forgiven if you have never heard of Piteå until now. Located 850 kilometers north of Stockholm, this small town has recently made headlines for the local pizzeria that’s producing ‘The Vulkan’ — described by Swedish website Nyheter 24 as ‘the most beautiful thing to happen to humanity.’
Their now-famous star shaped pizza has everything you could wish for on a pizza: diced steak, bacon, pepperoni, and of course, cheese.
- Pizzeria Starita, Naples
The birthplace of pizza, Naples is home to some exceptional pizzerias, and right at the top of the list is Pizzeria Starita. This Italian institution has been around since 1901 and now over a hundred years later, is still going strong — there’s always a line of diners waiting for a coveted seat, but rest assured that anything you order will be worth the wait.
- Kesté, New York City
In a city famous for pizzerias and giant sliced pizzas at every corner, Kesté was dubbed the #1 Pizza by New York Magazine (and this is just one of its many accolades). Plus, everyone loves the American twist of this Italian pizzeria: choice after choice! There are over 50 different pizzas to choose from, including a variety of gluten-free options.
- Mystic Pizzas, Mystic, CT
It did appear in the 1988 feature film starring Julia Roberts, after all. Regardless of its Hollywood fame, this place is pretty down to earth and the pizza is known for being delicious, therefore earning its nickname, “A Slice of Heaven”.
- Sorbillo’s, Naples
If you’re looking for great pizza, you can’t go wrong in Italy, since it’s the birthplace of pizza. Sorbillo’s attracts huge crowds consisting of both locals and tourists. The pizzas are huge and even better, come at a great price.