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It’s official: these are Europe’s best pizzerias

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Pizza is probably the most universally-adored food, and there are millions of restaurants all over the world stretching their dough, dolloping their passata and drooping their mozzarella onto their own recreations of the wonderful stuff. 

But some are a cut – or a slice – above the rest. 50 Top Pizza just named the best pizzerias in Europe at an awards ceremony in Madrid, and the results might surprise you. 

That’s because the best pizza in Europe is actually in … Chiswick, London. That’s right – Napoli on the Road, a celebrated pizzeria in west London, claimed the top spot. But the restaurant isn’t a stranger to success as last year founder and head chef Michele Pascarella was crowned the world’s best pizza chef. Yes, he’s Italian – shocker

Sartoria Panatieri in Barcelona came second, and Via Toledo Enopizzeria in Vienna came third, however, it was Spain that actually made the most appearances on this list, with seven entries. England had six, and France had five.  

You’re probably wondering where Italy is in all of this. Well, the home of pizza actually has its own category at the awards, and the winners will be named in Milan on July 10. Why not fill-up on last year’s list?

These are the best pizzerias in Europe

  1. Napoli On The Road, London
  2. Sartoria Panatieri, Barcelona
  3. Via Toledo Enopizzeria, Vienna
  4. 50 Kalò, London
  5. Baldoria, Madrid
  6. Pizza Zulu, Fürth
  7. IMperfetto, Puteaux
  8. NNea, Amsterdam
  9. La Balmesina, Barcelona
  10. Fratelli Figurato, Madrid
  11. La Pizza È Bella, Antwerp
  12. Forno D’Oro, Lisbon
  13. Surt, Copenhagen
  14. Franko’s Pizza & Bar, Zagreb
  15. Little Pyg, Dublin
  16. Matto Napoletano, Skopje
  17. Demaio, Bilbao
  18. Stile Napoletano, Chester
  19. La Piola Pizza, Brussels
  20. Zielona Górka, Pabianice
  21. Guillaume Grasso, Paris
  22. 450°C, Turku
  23. MaMeMi, Copenhagen
  24. Malafemmena, Berlin / Forza, Helsinki
  25. Odori, Athens / 450 Gradi, Lidingö
  26. L’Antica Pizzeria, London
  27. PEPPO’s, Riga
  28. Ciao A Tutti, Warsaw
  29. ‘O Ver, London
  30. Pop’s Pizza, Ljubljana
  31. La Manifattura, Paris
  32. Pietra, Belgrade
  33. Arte Bianca, Sagres
  34. Pizza Nuova, Prague
  35. Belli Di Mamma, Budapest
  36. Sapori Italiani U Taliana, Bratislava
  37. Majstor I Margarita, Belgrade / Futura Neapolitan Pizza, Berlin
  38. Gasparic, Girona
  39. Margherita Pizzeria, Tallinn
  40. Dalmata, Paris
  41. Infraganti, Alicante
  42. Da PONE, Zurich
  43. Kytaly, Geneva / 081 Pizzeria, London
  44. MOZZ., Ankara
  45. Lupita Pizzaria, Lisbon
  46. ‘NaPizzà, Brussels
  47. Iovine’s, Paris
  48. Villa Severino, Helsinki
  49. ZANO, Iași
  50. Papi Mannheim, Mannheim

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