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15 Places Every Pizza Lover Must Visit

Time to make some pizza pilgrimages.

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After exhaustive research, the writers of Where to Eat Pizza have selected the best places to eat pizza in the world. Full disclosure: I contributed to the London sections of the book, so I can guarantee the quality of their recommendations!

1. Pepe in Grani, Caiazzo

Luciano Furia

Vicolo San Giovanni Battista,

Caiazzo

Caserta

Campania 81013

Italy

Recommended pizza: Il Sole nel Piatto

"This is the best pizza on Earth. No one can touch the skills of Franco Pepe. Every ingredient he uses is from the area. Each pizza tells a story: about the land, the people, the town itself." – Chris Behr

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2. Pizzarium, Rome

Massimo D'Alma

Via della Meloria, 43

Cipro-Ottaviano

Rome

Lazio 00136

Italy

Telephone: +390639745416

Recommended pizza: Potato & mozzarella

"Garbiele Bonci has been christened the Michelangelo of pizza. In his pizzeria Roman-style pizza al taglio (pan pizza by the slice) has risen to levels of astonishing quality." – Orlando Bortolami

3. 50 Kalo, Naples

Luciano Furia

Piazza Sannazaro 201B

Mergellina

Naples

Campania 80122

Italy

Telephone: +390811920466

Recommended pizza: Marinara

"Ciro Salvo is in pursuit of the perfect dough. The pizzas are always well balanced and well cooked. It is the pizzeria I recommend to all my friends who come to Naples for the first time."– Valentina Scotti

4. I Tigli, Verona

Daniel Young

Via Camporosolo 11

San Bonifacio

Verona

Veneto 37047

Italy

Telephone: +390456102606

Recommended pizza: Shrimp (prawn) sashimi

"Simone Padoan's pizza bases are perfect: in the rise, the consistency, the digestibility. The toppings are put together on the basis of a constantly new harmonic game of colours, flavours, and textures."– Alessia Gallian

5. Pizzeria Bianco, Phoenix

Pizzaria Bianco

623 E. Adams St.

Phoenix

Arizona 85004

United States

Telephone: +16022588300

Recommended pizza: Rosa

“Chris Bianco makes the best pizza in the USA. Every ingredient is carefully sourced, whether from a local farm or a faraway friend. Every balanced bite tastes like perfection.“ – Lance Roberts

6. Pizzeria La Notizia, Naples

Luciano Furia

Via Michelangelo da Caravaggio, 53

Mergellina

Naples

Campania 80126

Italy

Telephone: +390817142155

Recommended pizza: Marghertia DOP

"Enzo Coccia is a master of the leavening process. The choice of the basic ingredients is extraordinary. The so-called 'innovative' pizzas with non-classic ingredients and combinations are excellent."– Simone Nicotina

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7. Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles

Pizzeria Mozza

641 North Highland Avenue

West Hollywood

Los Angeles

California 90035

United States

Telephone: +13232970101

Recommended pizza: Squash blossoms, tomato, and burrata

“Nancy Silverton spent years developing her pizza dough and learning how to use the wood-fired oven. The crust is billowy, more bready than some, caramelized and chewy on the rim.“ – S. Irene Virbila

8. L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, Naples

Luciano Furia

Via Cesare Sersale 1-3

Forcella

Naples

Campania 80139

Italy

Telephone: +390815539204

Recommended pizza: Margherita

"Pizza down to the basics, but perfect. Great crust, great sauce, great cheese. No add-ons, no choices. Go. Wait in line. Eat. You will not regret it." – Joseph Diliberto

9. Pizzeria Fratelli Salvo, Naples

Luciano Furia

Largo Arso, 10-16

San Giorgio a Cremano

Naples

Campania 80046

Telephone: +39081275306

Recommended pizza: Cosacca

"One of the best pizzerias in Italy. Pizzas with excellent dough, exceptional care in the choice of the ingredients and a wine, beer, and champagne list worthy of a Michelin-starred restaurant." – Leonardo Ciomei

10. Roberta’s, New York

Anthony Falco

261 Moore Street

Brooklyn

New York 11206

United States

Telephone: +17184171118

Recommended pizza: Famous Original

"One of my favourite places to eat in New York, this Brooklyn institution oozes hipster chic – in fact, they invented it. Pizzas are chewy, simple, no overkill of ingredients." – Sharlee Gibb

11. Pizzeria Gino Sorbillo, Naples

Luciano Furia

Via dei Tribunali 32

San Lorenzo

Naples

Campania 80046

Italy

Telephone: +39081446643

Recommended pizza:Margherita

"A great tradition of real Neapolitan pizza. Brothers Gino and Antonio Sorbillo have decided to carry on age-old customs but with a very modern entrepreneurial verve." – Martina Caruso

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12. Saporé, Verona

Sapore

Via Ponte 55A

San Martino Buon Albergo

Verona

Veneto 37036

Italy

Telephone: +390458781791

Recommend pizza: Aria di Pane – La Sarda

"Renato Bosco has the ability to interpret all styles of pizza with extraordinary technique. This is where you can find the widest range of high-quality doughs in just one restaurant." – Marco Locatelli

13. La Gatta Mangiona, Rome

Gatta Mangiona

Via Federico Ozanam 30-32

Monteverde Vecchio

Rome

Lazio 00152

Italy

Telephone: +39065346702

Recommended pizza: Aromatica (seasonal)

"The mother of all the 'foodie' pizzerias in Rome, with a well-risen dough, a Neapolitan look, and a more Roman texture. Simple and carefully selected seasonal toppings make this pizzeria a secure haven." – Andrea Sponzilli

14. Bæst, Copenhagen

Pers-Anders Jorgensen

Guldbergsgade 29

Copenhagen

Hovedstaden 2200

Denmark

Telephone: +4535350463

Recommended pizza: Tomato, Bæst mozzarella, and basil

"The pizza at Bæst, from the world-renowned Danish chef Christian Puglisi, has a fresh feel. Most ingredients are locally sourced. The crust is delicious and the homemade mozzarella amazing." – Nana Hagel

15. Bráz, Sao Paolo

Romulo Fialdini

Rue Graúna 125

Moema

São Paulo

São Paulo 04514-000

Brazil

Telephone: +551155611736

Recommended pizza: Calabresa

"The deserved success of Bráz is due to high-quality ingredients, a crispy crust, and exquisite toppings. The attentive service and welcoming atmosphere are worth mentioning, too." – Silvana Azevedo

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