The Best Pizzerias in the World
Pizza is one of the world’s most universally delicious foods. Who doesn’t love the marriage of soft dough, crisp crust, piquant tomato sauce, and tangy, stretchy cheese?
From its origins in Italy to the artisans who are hard at work perfecting it all over the world, there are tons of different way to eat a slice of pizza. Within both Italy and the United States, there are many regional variations that are worth exploring, and we’re here today to help you do just that.
Here’s a roundup of the world’s best pizzerias, all owned and operated by chefs who have made it their life’s work to achieve excellence in pizza.
Pepe in Grani – Caiazzo, Italy
Owned by the legendary Franco Pepe, Pepe in Grani is widely considered to be the world’s best pizzeria. It’s located in Caiazzo, a small town just outside of Naples, the city that’s considered the spiritual home of pizza.
Pepe’s pizzas are Neapolitan pizza perfected. Irregular rounds of handmade, never-refrigerated dough are stretched out, covered with chunks of incredible buffalo mozzarella and pesto sauce, and baked in a wood-fired oven. The final touch on his famous Margherita Sbagliata (mistaken Margherita) pizza is the tomato sauce, which is added at the end, so its bright, raw flavor is able to shine through without being overheated.
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