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50 Top Europe 2021: Peppe Pizzeria, in Paris, has been named this year’s Best European Pizzeria

50 Top Europe 2021: Peppe Pizzeria, in Paris, has been named this year’s Best European Pizzeria, out of Italy

In second place is “Via Toledo Enopizzeria” in Vienna;

in third “Fratelli Figurato” in Madrid.

The first three Green Ovens for environmental sustainability have been conferred on “Bæst” in Copenhagen, “Sartoria Panatieri” in Barcellona and “Lilla Napoli” in Falkenberg.

28 countries are present in the list; the majority this year’s pizzerias are in France and Spain with 5 each; Germany and England are next, both with 4.

 

According to this ranking, which was compiled by 50 Top Pizza, the most important and freely accessible online guide in the sector, the best pizzeria in Europe this year is found in France.  The highest place on the podium, in fact, belongs to the Paris establishment “Peppe Pizzeria,” owned and operated by the master pizza chef Peppe Cutraro.  It has also received one of the Special Awards; the Performance of the Year 2021 – Prosecco DOC Award.

In second position is Francesco Calò’s pizzeria, “Via Toledo Enopizzeria” in Vienna.  This pizzeria is the best in Austria for 2021, and it has also been recognized for its beer selection and service with the Best Beer Service 2021 – Birrificio Fratelli Perrella Award. In third place is “Fratelli Figurato” in Madrid, the number one pizzeria in Spain.  It is managed by Riccardo and Vittorio Figurato.  Their Diavola de León has also won the Pizza of the Year 2021 – Latteria Sorrentina Award. Fourth in Europe is this year’s best pizzeria in England; “50 Kalò di Ciro Salvo Pizzeria London.”  It is followed by the top pizzeria in Denmark 2021, “Bæst,” managed by Christian Puglisi in its Copenhagen location.

Among the most prestigious Special Awards is the Pizza Maker of the Year 2021 – S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Award.  This year it has been conferred on Filomena Tursi from the “450°C” pizzeria in Turku, Finland which comes in at 36th in the general ranking.  Instead, in the 15th slot on the list is the pizzeria “Napoli on The Road” in London.  This locale has also been recognized by the New Entry of the Year 2021 – Pastificio Di Martino Award. In a year in which takeaway service played such an important role, the Best Takeaway Service 2021 – Robo Award has gone to “The Dough Bros” in Galway, the top pizzeria in Ireland for 2021. For the best fried food proposal, the Best Fried Food 2021 – Olitalia Award belongs to “Naples Authentic neapolitan Pizza” in Fürth, which is in first position in Germany and ninth position in the general ranking.  The best in dining room service has received the Best Service 2021 – Solania Award, and it has gone to “Surt” in Copenhagen (32nd overall). In first place for the best wines with the Best Wine List 2021 – Birrificio Fratelli Perrella Award is the number one pizzeria in Belgium, and eighth in Europe: “La Piola Pizza” in Brussels. The Consistent Quality 2021 – Robo Award belongs to the top pizzeria in Russia 2021, “Pizza 22 CM” in Moscow (13th overall). The Best Aperitif List 2021 – Solania Award has been won by “Kytaly” in Genevra, this year’s best pizzeria in Switzerland, and tenth in Europe.  Also in Switzerland, “San Gennaro” in Zurich (26th overall) has captured the Made in Italy 2021 – Latteria Sorrentina Award.  The Innovation and Sustainability 2021 – Prosecco DOC Award has been awarded to “Sartoria Panatieri” in Barcellona (11th overall).  The Best Format 2021 – Pastificio Di Martino Award has gone to “Positano” in Kiev, the top pizzeria in the Ukraine for 2021 and 34th in Europe.  The award for the best desserts, the Best Dessert List 2021 – Olitalia Award, instead has gone to “Belli di Mamma” in Budapest, the best establishment in Hungary, and 42nd on the general list.  Finally, for a very important recognition, the Best Pizza Training 2021 – Voce di Napoli Award, has been given to the Scuola di pizzaiolo di Fabio Cristiano.  Just a bit of trivia in the guide this year:  for the second year running, at 40th place is “450 Gradi” located in Lidingö, a town with nearly 44 thousand residents situated in the county of Stockholm.  It is owned and operated by Lars Jesper Blomqvist, an ex-professional soccer player and winner of the Champions League and the Premier League with his former team Manchester United.

The big news for the 2021 edition is the creation and conferral of the Green Oven.  It is a recognition which validates the great care taken in the correct practice for environmental sustainability in a pizzeria.  As always, judging was entrusted to our inspectors who evaluated several parameters:  respect for the environment, fight against waste, zero impact energy, and any other environmentally friendly policies that were put into place in the establishment.  From this edition forward, the Green Oven will be conferred in all of the 50 Top Pizza guides.  For 2021 in Europe there are only three pizzerias that can now boast of being worthy of the new recognition: “Bæst“  in Copenhagen, “Sartoria Panatieri“ in Barcellona e “Lilla Napoli“ in Falkenberg.

No less than 28 European countries are represented in the ranking this year.  At the top of the list are France and Spain with 5 establishments each; Germany and England have 4 each, then 3 for both Denmark and Russia, and two for Belgium, Finland and Switzerland.  They are followed by the remaining nations with one pizzeria each.

“The high number of countries represented in the ranking,” underscore Barbara Guerra, Luciano Pignataro and Albert Sapere, the three curators of the 50 Top project, “are a testimony to how much the concept of quality pizza has spread to nearly every corner of the Old Continent.  Furthermore, the creation of the new Green Oven recognition is of fundamental importance to us.  Correct environmentally friendly policies are currently a priority on all political agendas around the world.  This need is also being felt in pizzerias, and things are beginning to change.  We are trying to highlight what is at the moment merely a trend that is still quite small.  However, it is our hope that it will grow and that the future will bring a continued increase in respect and implementation of good environmental practice by everyone in this immense global pizza community.”   

As with all of the rankings compiled by the 50 Top brand, 50 Top Europe 2021 is also the result of extensive annual work carried out by inspectors who collaborate with this initiative.  They have examined an enormous number of pizzerias located in all areas of the European continent.  Their visits were always anonymous in nature, as is the policy of the guide, both for dining in and for delivery services.  There are a number of criteria used for assessment, all of which have to do with customer satisfaction.  The most important, obviously, is the quality of the products served.

Project partners:

Consorzio di Tutela del Prosecco DOC, Pastificio Di Martino, Olitalia, S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna, Latteria Sorrentina, Robo 1938, Solania, Birrificio Fratelli Perrella.

 

The following is the complete list for the 50 Top Europe 2021 ranking:

1          Peppe Pizzeria – Paris, France

2          Via Toledo Enopizzeria – Vienna, Austria

3          Fratelli Figurato – Madrid, Spain

4          50 Kalò di Ciro Salvo Pizzeria London – London, England

5          Bæst – Copenhagen, Denmark

6          nNea – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

7          Lilla Napoli – Falkenberg, Sweden

8          La Piola Pizza – Brussels, Belgium

9          Naples Authentic neapolitan Pizza – Fürth, Germany

10        Kytaly – Geneva, Switzerland

11        Sartoria Panatieri – Barcellona, Spain

12        Pizzeria Luca – Copenhagen, Denmark

13        Pizza 22 CM – Moscow, Russia

14        Malafemmena – Berlin, Germany

15        Napoli on The Road – London, England

16        Dalmata – Paris, France

17        Ti Spiseri&Bar – Sandnes, Norway

18        Pizzeria Luca – Helsinki, Finland

19        La Pizza è Bella Gourmet – Etterbeek , Belgium

20        Forno d’Oro – Lisbon, Portugal

21        L’Antica Pizzeria – London, England

22        Futura Neapolitan Pizza – Berlin, Germany

23        Faggio Pizzeria – Paris, France

24        ‘O ver – London, England

25        Guillaume Grasso La Vera Pizza Napoletana – Paris, France

26        San Gennaro – Zürich, Switzerland

27        The Dough Bros – Galway, Ireland

28        La Bottega Siciliana – Moscow, Russia

29        La Balmesina – Barcellona, Spain

30        Ciao a Tutti – Warsaw, Poland

31        60 Secondi Pizza Napoletana – Munich, Germany

32        Surt – Copenhagen, Denmark

33        Bijou – Paris, France

34        Positano – Kiev, Ukraine

35        Verace – Ljubljana, Slovenia

36        450°C – Turku, Finland

37        Pizza Nuova – Prague, Czech Republic

38        Oro di Napoli – Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

39        Paesano Pizza – Glasgow, Scotland

40        450 Gradi – Lidingö, Sweden

41        Roostiq – Madrid, Spain

42        Belli di Mamma – Budapest, Hungary

43        Majstor I Margarita – Belgrade, Serbia

44        Animaletto Pizza Bar – Bucharest, Romania

45        R14 – Saint Petersburg, Russia

46        Kaja Pizza Köök – Tallinn, Estonia

47        Franko’s Pizza & Bar – Zagabria, Croatia

48        Cupola – Athens, Greece

49        Basilicò – Bratislava, Slovakia

50        Street Pizza – Riga, Latvia

 

European Special Awards 2021                                                      

Performance of the Year 2021 – Prosecco DOC Award

Peppe Pizzeria – Paris, France

Best Beer Service 2021 – Birrificio Fratelli Perrella Award

Via Toledo Enopizzeria – Vienna, Austria

Pizza of the Year 2021 – Latteria Sorrentina Award

Diavola de León – Fratelli Figurato – Madrid, Spain

Best Wine List 2021 – Birrificio Fratelli Perrella Award

La Piola Pizza – Brussels, Belgium

Best Fried Food 2021 – Olitalia Award

Naples Authentic Neapolitan Pizza – Fürth, Germany

Best Aperitif List 2021 – Solania Award

Kytaly – Geneva, Switzerland

Innovation and Sustainability 2021 – Prosecco DOC Award

Sartoria Panatieri – Barcellona, Spain

Consistent Quality 2021 – Robo Award

Pizza 22 CM – Moscow, Russia

New Entry of the Year 2021 – Pastificio Di Martino Award

Napoli on The Road – London, England

Made in Italy 2021 – Latteria Sorrentina Award

San Gennaro – Zürich, Switzerland

Best Takeaway Service 2021 – Robo Award

The Dough Bros – Galway, Ireland

Best Service 2021 – Solania Award

Surt – Copenhagen, Denmark

Best Format 2021 – Pastificio Di Martino Award

Positano – Kiev, Ukraine

Pizza Maker of the Year 2021 – S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Award

Filomena Tursi – 450°C -Turku, Finland

Best Dessert List 2021 – Olitalia Award

Belli di Mamma – Budapest, Hungary

Best Pizza Training 2021 – Voce Di Napoli Award

Scuola di pizzaiolo di Fabio Cristiano

 

50 Top Europe 2021 – Top in Country

Top Pizzeria in France 2021: Peppe Pizzeria – Paris, France

Top Pizzeria in Austria 2021: Via Toledo Enopizzeria – Vienna, Austria

Top Pizzeria in Spain 2021: Fratelli Figurato – Madrid, Spain

Top Pizzeria in England 2021: 50 Kalò di Ciro Salvo Pizzeria London – London, England

Top Pizzeria in Denmark 2021: Bæst – Copenhagen, Denmark

Top Pizzeria in Netherlands 2021: nNea – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Top Pizzeria in Sweden 2021: Lilla Napoli – Falkenberg, Sweden

Top Pizzeria in Belgium 2021: La Piola Pizza – Brussels, Belgium

Top Pizzeria in Germany 2021: Naples Authentic Neapolitan Pizza – Fürth, Germany

Top Pizzeria in Switzerland 2021: Kytaly – Geneva, Switzerland

Top Pizzeria in Russia 2021: Pizza 22 CM – Moscow, Russia

Top Pizzeria in Norway 2021: Ti Spiseri&Bar – Sandnes, Norway

Top Pizzeria in Finland 2021: Pizzeria Luca – Helsinki, Finland

Top Pizzeria in Portugal 2021: Forno d’Oro – Lisbon, Portugal

Top Pizzeria in Ireland 2021: The Dough Bros – Galway, Ireland

Top Pizzeria in Poland 2021: Ciao a Tutti – Warsaw, Poland

Top Pizzeria in Ukraine 2021: Positano – Kiev, Ukraine

Top Pizzeria in Slovenia 2021: Verace – Ljubljana, Slovenia

Top Pizzeria in Czech Republic 2021: Pizza Nuova – Prague, Czech Republic

Top Pizzeria in Scotland 2021: Paesano Pizza – Glasgow, Scotland

Top Pizzeria in Hungary 2021: Belli di Mamma – Budapest, Hungary

Top Pizzeria in Serbia 2021: Majstor I Margarita – Belgrade, Serbia

Top Pizzeria in Romania 2021: Animaletto Pizza Bar – Bucarest, Romania

Top Pizzeria in Estonia 2021: Kaja Pizza Köök – Tallinn, Estonia

Top Pizzeria in Croatia 2021: Franko’s Pizza & Bar – Zagabria, Croatia

Top Pizzeria in Greece 2021: Cupola – Athens, Greece

Top Pizzeria in Slovakia 2021: Basilicò – Bratislava, Slovakia

Top Pizzeria in Latvia 2021: Street Pizza – Riga, Latvia

 

Green Oven 2021                             

  • Bæst – Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Sartoria Panatieri – Barcellona, Spain
  • Lilla Napoli – Falkenberg, Sweden
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