50 Top Pizza, the online guide created by Barbara Guerra, Albert Sapere and journalist Luciano Pignataro, has begun to unveil the first yeast scented prizes of the year, kicking off with the ranking of the best artisan pizza chains in the world 2021.
Pizzerias with at least five locations were included in the scope; with replicable artisan formats becoming a growing phenomenon, 50 Top Pizza wanted to recognise them with this dedicated an ad hoc recognition.
There are 20 brands present in the first edition of this special ranking, which awarded the Top World Artisan Pizza Chains 2021 - Latteria Sorrentina Award to Pizzeria Da Michele, at the top of the list. The historic Neapolitan brand has 19 restaurants around the world, including eight in Italy with the rest located in England, Spain, Germany, USA, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Japan.
In second place was Sorbillo, another champion of the art of Neapolitan pizza, which has several pizzerias throughout the peninsula, as well as in New York, Miami, Tokyo and Ibiza (recently inaugurated). In third position, we find France's Big Mamma Group, which boasts numerous pizzerias in its homeland, as well as in London and Madrid.
The list is the result of a survey of about a thousand people around the globe, divided into national panels. As always, the inspectors of 50 Top Pizza carried out visits to pizzerias (or used delivery) in complete anonymity.
All the pizza styles proposed around the world were taken into consideration. The evaluation parameters included the quality of the pizza (judged by the leavening and the raw materials used), the service, the environment, the wait and the drinks menu.
Top World Artisan Pizza Chains 2021 – Latteria Sorrentina Award:
1 Da Michele – Italy and World
2 Sorbillo – Italy and World
3 Big Mamma Group – France and Europe
4 Berberè – Italy and Europe
5 Pizza Pilgrims – UK
6 Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana – USA
7 Bráz – Brasil
8 400 Gradi – Australia – USA
9 Peppina – Asia
10 Grosso Napoletano – Spain
11 Da Zero – Italy
12 Saporè – Italy
13 Luigia – Switzerland and UAE
14 Piatto Pizzeria + Enoteca – Canada
15 Fra Diavolo – Italia
16 Mamma Dough – UK
17 Motorino Pizzeria Napoletana – USA and World
18 Rossopomodoro – Italy and World
19 Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana – USA
20 Yard Sale Pizza – UK