Peppe Pizzeria in Paris has been named the best pizzeria in Europe in the annual ranking of the best pizza spots in Europe (excluding Italy), compiled by 50 Top Pizza and sponsored by Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino.
Rising an incredible 30 places from last year, Peppe Pizzeria, owned and operated by the master pizza chef Peppe Cutraro, took this year's top spot as well as receiving the Performance of the Year 2021 – Prosecco DOC Award. The Parisian pizzeria's Paris/Naples calzone, filled with Truffle du Molise, guanciale, burrata from Puglia and mushrooms from Paris, was described as 'a delight'.
In second position is Francesco Calò’s pizzeria, Via Toledo Enopizzeria in Vienna, also named as the best pizzeria in Austria for 2021. In third place is Madrid's Fratelli Figurato, also the number one pizzeria in Spain, managed by Riccardo and Vittorio Figurato.
Image: Peppe Cutraro (1st), Francesco Calò (2nd) and the Figurato brothers (3rd)
Fourth in Europe is this year’s best pizzeria in England and last year's winner, 50 Kalò di Ciro Salvo Pizzeria London. Christian Puglisi's Bæst, in Copenhagen, follows in fifth place, also making it the top pizzeria in Denmark.
Twenty-eight 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.
New for this 2021 edition is the 'Green Oven' recognition which takes into account the environmental sustainability of a pizzeria. The three inaugural winners this year are Bæst in Copenhagen, Sartoria Panatieri in Barcelona and Lilla Napoli in Falkenberg.
A number of special awards were also given in recognition of specific talent and unique qualities of the pizzerias, including this year's winner of the prestigious 'Pizza Maker of the Year 2021 – S.Pellegrino & Acqua Panna Award', which went to Filomena Tursi from 450°C pizzeria in Turku, Finland, which comes in at 36th in the general ranking.
See the full list of the top 50 pizzerias ranked below.
Also, see the earlier winners of the best artisan pizza chain in the world 2021.
50 Top Europe 2021
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 – Barcelona, 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 – Barcelona, 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 – Zagreb, Croatia
48 Cupola – Athens, Greece
49 Basilicò – Bratislava, Slovakia
50 Street Pizza – Riga, Latvia
- Bæst – Copenhagen, Denmark
- Sartoria Panatieri – Barcelona, Spain
- Lilla Napoli – Falkenberg, Sweden