50 TOP PIZZA’S map to the best pizzerias in the world for 2021

The best pizzerias in the world for 2021

Our direct online broadcast on September 20th was widely viewed, and the victory of I Masanielli – Francesco Martucci, as the best pizzeria in Italy and the world marked the completion of this year’s map to the best pizzerias in the world for 2021.  There are just over 1000 pizzerias dispersed around the world which were visited anonymously and inserted into our guide.

50 Top Pizza is the first and most important online guide in this sector. This success has been instrumental in creating a large global pizza community which communicates via the Instagram Page @50toppizza.  It has also enabled the development of the 50 Top Table App, which uses state-of-the-art AI technology to help users find and reach the best pizzerias easily.

In recent months, 4 parts of the guide were presented and the following awards were conferred:


Da Michele – Top World Artisan Pizza Chains 2021 – Latteria Sorrentina Award

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco – 50 Top USA 2021 – Prosecco DOC Award

Peppe Pizzeria, Paris – 50 Top Europe 2021 (excluding Italy)

Pizzarium, Roma – Le Migliori Pizze in Viaggio in Italia 2021


“Pizza is the most highly consumed food product on the planet,” comment Barbara Guerra, Luciano Pignataro and Albert Sapere, the three curators of the editorial project, “and it is possible to eat a good one just about anywhere these days.  There are many different styles, and many more that are currently being created.  However, it is the Neapolitan style, which is even recognized by the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, that continues to be the benchmark for quality.  And Naples itself continues to be a reference point for everyone.  

It sets the example in terms of the traditional style, but also the standard of the contemporary Neapolitan style, which has a more pronounced crust.  Beyond Naples, which is the world’s capital for pizza, it is also now well-established in New York, Tokyo, and Chicago.  Furthermore, much progress has been made in Brazil.  In fact, São Paulo is currently the city with the most pizzerias in the world.  In recent years we have also encountered energetic enthusiasm and a dynamic growing trend in Asia for pizza.  Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore all have a range of pizzerias of outstanding quality. Moreover, we were impressed by some new openings in the African continent.  They are not large in number, however, they leave the impression that we will witness a significant growth there in the coming years.”


The following list of awards completes the map for the best pizzerias in the world for 2021:


Best Pizzeria in Italy and in the World 2021: I Masanielli – Francesco Martucci, Caserta


Best in Japan 2021 – Prosecco DOC Award: Pizzeria Peppe – Napoli sta’ ca”, Tokyo, Japan


Best in Oceania 2021 – Prosecco DOC Award: 48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar, Melbourne, Australia


Best in Africa 2021 – Prosecco DOC Award: Massimo’s, Cape Town, South Africa


Best in Dubai 2021 – Prosecco DOC Award: Il Café, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Best Neapolitan Pizza outside Italy 2021 – Prosecco DOC Award: Pizzeria Peppe – Napoli sta’ ca”, Tokyo, Japan


Best in Asia 2021 – Prosecco DOC Award: Bottega, Beijing, China

Best pizzerias in each Asian country:

Top Pizzeria in China 2021Bottega, Beijing, China

Top Pizzeria in Hong Kong 2021CIAK – In The Kitchen, Hong Kong, China

Top Pizzeria in Thailand 2021Pizza Massilia, Bangkok, Thailand

Top Pizzeria in Indonesia 2021La Baracca, Bali, Indonesia

Top Pizzeria in Malaysia 2021Luce Osteria Contemporanea, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Top Pizzeria in Macao 2021Casa Don Alfonso, Macao, China

Top Pizzeria in South Korea 2021Spacca Napoli, Seoul, South Korea

Top Pizzeria in Singapore 2021Cicheti, Singapore


Best in South America 2021 – Prosecco DOC Award: Sforno Semplicemente Napoletana, São Paulo, Brazil

Best pizzerias in each South American country:

Top Pizzeria in Brazil 2021Sforno Semplicemente Napoletana, São Paulo, Brazil

Top Pizzeria in Argentina 2021San Paolo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Top Pizzeria in Mexico 2021Ardente, Mexico City, Mexico

Top Pizzeria in Venezuela 2021Portarossa, Pampatar, Venezuela

Top Pizzeria in Colombia 2021Ná Pizza, Antioquia, Colombia

Top Pizzeria in Chile 2021Brunapoli, Lo Barnechea, Chile


50 Top Pizza is an online guide to the best pizzerias in Italy and in the world, without preference in terms of pizza style.  It is updated every year and has been in existence for the last five years.  The guide does not have any ideological principles.  It is inspired by the concept of ‘good’ in the broadest sense of the term.  However, the guide does give extra points to those establishments who valorize products from their local territories and seasonal ingredients.

The inspectors of the guide, who number about one thousand across all 7 continents, are invited to evaluate each pizzeria on the whole, and to make an assessment by evaluating its capacity to guarantee the well-being of the patron based on his or her informed choice of a food product.  The work behind the 50 Top Pizza project begins with a large initial survey of about one thousand individuals around the world that are divided into National panels.  The visits to the pizzerias are then carried out anonymously.  The parameters for assessment are:  the quality of the pizza (leavening and raw materials used), the service, the interior, the waiting time, and the beverage selection.


The complete Italian ranking 2021


Italian Special Awards 2021


Project Partners:

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




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