50 Top Pizza 2022: I Masanielli – Francesco Martucci wins, Second Place 50 Kalò by Ciro Salvo, Third 10 Diego Vitagliano Pizzeria

The Complete Ranking of 50 Top Pizza Italy 2022

50 Top Pizza 2022: I Masanielli – Francesco Martucci wins, Second Place 50 Kalò by Ciro Salvo, Third 10 Diego Vitagliano Pizzeria

 

The Three Top Spots are all from Campania for this year’s 100 Best Italian Pizzerias

 The Special Award ‘Pizza Maker of The Year’ goes to Jacopo Mercuro from 180g Pizzeria Romana in Rome

 The ‘Pizza Of The Year’ is the Recensione Negativa at Cambia-Menti by Ciccio Vitiello in Caserta

 The ‘Young Pizza Maker of The Year’ Award has been awarded to

 Davide Ruotolo from Palazzo Petrucci Pizzeria in Naples

This evening, July 26th 2022, the final ranking for 50 TOP PIZZA ITALY 2022 was presented at the Teatro Mercadante in Naples.  It is the annual classification of the best pizzerias in Italy designed by 50 Top Pizza, the most influential guide to the pizza sector.  The project is curated by Barbara Guerra, Albert Sapere and Luciano Pignataro.  The event was conducted by Federico Quaranta and followed in direct streaming by thousands of people on the Facebook pages of 50 Top Pizza, 50 Top Italy and the Luciano Pignataro Wine Blog.

I Masanielli – Francesco Martucci, in Caserta, has confirmed its place as the best pizzeria in Italy for the fourth consecutive year.  Second place in the ranking went to 50 Kalò by Ciro Salvo in Naples, and the third spot on the podium was captured by 10 Diego Vitagliano Pizzeria, again in Naples.

They are followed in fourth position by Tigli in San Bonifacio (VR), in fifth place Francesco & Salvatore Salvo in Naples, sixth Seu Pizza Illuminati in Rome, seventh La Notizia 94 in Naples, eighth place 180g Pizzeria Romana in Rome, in ninth Dry Milano in Milan, and in tenth place is a new pizzeria in Caserta, Cambia-Menti by Ciccio Vitiello.

This Italian guide lists 500 pizzerias divided into four categories:  Pizzerie Top (the first 50), Grandi Pizzerie (from position 51 to 100), Pizzerie Eccellenti and Pizze in Viaggio (by-the-slice and takeaway).  All of the 50 Top Guides are accessible for consultation free of cost.

In the first 100 pizzerias, the region of Campania reigns with 30 establishments in the list.  In second place is Lazio with 13, which just beat out Lombardy with 12.  Following them are Tuscany (10), Puglia and Veneto (5), Piemonte and Sardegna (4), Sicily (3), Abruzzo, Abruzzo, Basilicata, Emilia-Romagna, Liguria, Marche (2), and finally Calabria, Molise, Trentino-Alto Adige and Umbria (1).

Here are the results for the highly anticipated Italian Special Awards 2022:

 

• Pizza Maker of the Year 2022 – Latteria Sorrentina Award: Jacopo Mercuro from 180g Pizzeria Romana (Rome)

• Young Pizza Maker of the Year 2022 – Ooni Award: Davide Ruotolo from Palazzo Petrucci Pizzeria (Naples)

• New Pizzeria of the Year 2022 – Solania Award: Modus (Milan)

• Performance of the Year 2022 – Birrificio Fratelli Perrella Award: Denis (Milan)

• Pizza of the Year 2022 – Robo Award: Recensione Negativa at Cambia-Menti by Ciccio Vitiello (Caserta)

• Best Fried Food 2022 – Olitalia Award: Lievito Pizza, Pane(Rome)

• Best Frittatina di Pasta of the Year 2022 – Pastificio di Martino Award: I Borboni Pizzeria (Pontecagnano Faiano, SA)

• Best Wine List 2022 – Prosecco DOC Award: Pizzeria Da Lioniello (Succivo, CE)

• Best Service 2022 – Goeldlin Award: Officine del Cibo (Sarzana, SP)

• Innovation and Environmental Sustainability 2022 – Ferrarelle Award: I MasanielliSasà Martucci (Caserta)

 

The following establishments were also recognized for their attention to environmental sustainability with the conferral of the Green Oven 2022 award. Eight were awarded in this category:

• I Masanielli – Sasà Martucci, Caserta

• Le Grotticelle, Caggiano (SA)

• Pupillo Pura Pizza, Frosinone

• Denis, Milan

• Pizzeria Le Parùle, Ercolano (NA)

• Pizzeria Gigi Pipa, Este (PD)

• Pizzarium, Rome

• Grotto Pizzeria Castello, Caggiano (SA)

Finally, the Benemerito della Pizza 2022 (achievement in pizza making) award was given to three pizza makers who since 2000 have had a significant influence on the pizza sector in their respective categories:  Enzo Coccia, Simone Padoan, and Gabriele Bonci.

 

The success of this event and of all the events that we have realized in person this year is especially due to the response of those working in this sector and of the pizza enthusiasts from Italy, Europe and all over the world.  It is the confirmation that the 50 TOP PIZZA project has been able to affirm itself as a credible and valid enterprise in just a few years,” stated the curators. “A special thanks goes to our entire team and especially to the inspectors who, with great professionalism, visited venues all over the world to enable the creation of our classifications.  We are pleased to report that the rankings are increasing in popularity with more and more users consulting them when looking for a top pizzeria.”  

 

Project Partners:

Birrificio Fratelli Perrella, Consorzio di Tutela del Prosecco DOC, Ferrarelle, Goeldlin, Latteria Sorrentina, Olitalia, Pastificio Di Martino, Robo 1938, Solania, Ooni.

 

The pizzerias ranked 1st to 50th place are named “Pizzerie Top,” and those from 51st to 100th as theGrandi Pizzerie.” The following is the final ranking of the first 50 for 50 Top Pizza Italy 2022:

Pizzerie Top:  from 1st to 50th position

1. I Masanielli – Francesco Martucci – Caserta, Campania

2. 50 Kalò – Naples, Campania

3. 10 Diego Vitagliano Pizzeria – Naples, Campania

4. I Tigli – San Bonifacio (VR), Veneto

5. Francesco & Salvatore Salvo – Naples, Campania

6. Seu Pizza Illuminati – Rome, Lazio

7. La Notizia 94 – Naples, Campania

8. 180g Pizzeria Romana – Rome, Lazio

9. Dry Milano – Milan, Lombardy

10. Cambia-Menti di Ciccio Vitiello – Caserta, Campania

11. I Masanielli – Sasà Martucci – Caserta, Campania

12. Le Grotticelle – Caggiano (SA), Campania

13. Qvinto – Rome, Lazio

14. Pepe in Grani – Caiazzo (CE), Campania

15. Carlo Sammarco Pizzeria 2.0 – Frattamaggiore (NA), Campania

16. ‘O Scugnizzo – Arezzo, Toscana

17. Crosta – Milan, Lombardia

18. Pupillo Pura Pizza – Frosinone, Lazio

19. Apogeo – Pietrasanta (LU), Tuscany

20. La Cascina dei Sapori – Rezzato (BS), Lombardy

21. Patrick Ricci – Terra, Grani, Esplorazioni– San Mauro Torinese (TO), Piemonte

22. Pizzeria Panetteria Bosco – Tempio Pausania (SS), Sardinia

23. 400 Gradi – Lecce, Puglia

24. Denis – Milan, Lombardy

25. Pizzeria Da Lioniello – Succivo (CE), Campania

26. Enosteria Lipen – Triuggio (MB), Lombardy

27. Officine del Cibo – Sarzana (SP), Liguria

28. L’Orso – Messina, Sicily

29. Sbanco – Rome, Lazio

30. Frumento – Acireale (CT), Sicily

31. La Braciera – Palermo, Sicily

32. Fandango – Potenza, Basilicata

33. Il Vecchio e il Mare – Florence, Tuscany

34. Pizzeria Le Parùle – Ercolano (NA), Campania

35.Giovanni Santarpia – Florence, Tuscany

36. Giangi Pizza e Ricerca – Arielli (CH), Abruzzo

37. BOB Alchimia a Spicchi – Montepaone Lido (CZ), Calabria

38. I Borboni Pizzeria – Pontecagnano Faiano (SA), Campania

39. Sant’Isidoro – Pizza & Bolle – Rome, Lazio

40. ‘O Fiore Mio – Faenza (RA), Emilia-Romagna

41. Grigoris – Mestre (VE), Veneto

42. Modus – Milan, Lombardy

43. Pizzeria Gigi Pipa – Este (PD), Veneto

44. Maiori– Cagliari, Sardinia

45. Luppolo & Farina – Latiano (BR), Puglia

46. Antica Friggitoria Masardona Roma – Rome, Lazio

47. Palazzo Petrucci Pizzeria – Naples, Campania

48. Pizzeria Chicco – Colle di Val d’Elsa (SI), Tuscany

49. Giotto Pizzeria – Bistrot – Florence, Tuscany

50. Guglielmo & Enrico Vuolo – Verona, Veneto

 

Grandi Pizzerie from 51st to 100th position

51. Concettina ai Tre Santi – Naples, Campania

52. I Fontana – Somma Vesuviana (NA), Campania

53. La Contrada – Aversa (CE), Campania

54. Gusto Divino – Saluzzo (CN), Piemonte

55. La Gatta Mangiona – Rome, Lazio

56. Pizzeria Mamma Rosa – Ortezzano (FM), Marche

57. La Piedigrotta – Varese, Lombardy

58. Meunier Champagne & Pizza – Corciano (PG), Umbria

59. La Bolla – Caserta, Campania

60. Starita a Materdei – Naples, Campania

61. Pizzeria Elite Rossi – Alvignano (CE), Campania

62. Angelo Pezzella – Pizzeria con Cucina – Rome, Lazio

63. Sirani – Bagnolo Mella (BS), Lombardy

64. La Sorgente Pizzeria – Guardiagrele (CH), Abruzzo

65. Battil’oro – Querceta (LU), Tuscany

66. Piccola Piedigrotta – Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna

67. Mater – Fiano Romano (RM), Lazio

68. Cocciuto – Milan, Lombardy

69. Framento – Cagliari, Sardinia

70. Da Attilio – Naples, Campania

71. Pizzeria Luigi Cippitelli – San Giuseppe Vesuviano (NA), Campania

72. Sa Scolla – Cagliari, Sardinia

73. Capuano’s Pizzeria 7.0 – Milan, Lombardy

74. Umberto – Naples, Campania

75. La Locanda dei Feudi– Pezzano (SA), Campania

76. Hofstätter Garten – Termeno sulla Strada del Vino (BZ), Trentino-Alto Adige

77. La Pergola – Radicondoli (SI), Tuscany

78. Bottega Dani – Cecina (LI), Tuscany

79. Pizzeria La Scaletta – Ascoli Piceno, Marche

80. A Rota – Rome, Lazio

81. Pizza Canneto Beach 2 – Margherita di Savoia (BT), Puglia

82. Lievito 72 – Trani (BT), Puglia

83. Foorn – Mariglianella (NA), Campania

84. Carmine Donzetti – Pizza & Fritti – Casandrino (NA), Campania

85. Il Segreto di Pulcinella – Montesarchio (BN), Campania

86. Bioesserì– Milan, Lombardy

87. Glamour – The Fashion Pizza – Rionero In Vulture (PZ), Basilicata

88. La Piazzetta del Pisacane – Genova, Liguria

89. Il Vecchio Gazebo – Molfetta (BA), Puglia

90. Marghe – Milan, Lombardy

91. Pizzeria Gorizia 1916 – Naples, Campania

92. Vola Bontà per Tutti – Castino (CN), Piemonte

93. Bas & Co – Pesche (IS), Molise

94. Piccolo Buco – Rome, Lazio

95. Libery Pizza & Artigianal Beer – Turin, Piemonte

96. Mama – Lendinara (RO), Veneto

97. Olio & Basilico – Giacomo Garau – Calvi Risorta (CE), Campania

98. Il Pacchero – Florence, Tuscany

99. I Belcastro – Rome, Lazio

100. Gaetano Paolella Pizzeria – Acerra (NA), Campania

 

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