The 50 Top Pizza Europe 2020 list, ranking the best pizzerias in Europe (excluding Italy) compiled by 50 Top Pizza took place in a live-streamed event last night with 50 Kalò by Ciro Salvo in London taking the top spot for a second consecutive year.
The winning Neopolitan pizzaiolo Ciro Salvo, also crowned the Pizza Chef of the Year 2020, gave a modest acceptance speech thanking his team of 30 staff - a fitting tribute given he also won the Best Service 2020 Consortium Protection Prosecco Doc Award - as well as highlighting his commitment to improvement.
Enopizzeria Via Toledo by Francesco Calò in Vienna, Austria, made a surprise new entry in second place, and in third position was Bijou by Gennaro Nasti in Paris.
The UK led the list of countries with the largest number of pizzerias (eight), with France (six) close behind, and then Spain (five).
Belgium, Germany and Russia had a three-way tie with three each. Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Ireland and Poland each have two establishments on the list, while Austria, Holland, Norway, Portugal, the Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Hungary, Romania and Estonia each have one.
Photo: Ciro Salvo, Francesco Calò and Gennaro-Nasti
Notable among the special awards given on the night was the S.Pellegrino Award and Acqua Panna Award Innovation and Sustainability 2020 which went to the Copenhagen's best pizzeria Bæst, by chef Christian Puglisi.
50 Top Pizza, also recently revealed the ranking of the ten best European artisan chains Top European Artisan Pizza Chains 2020. See the full list here.
Below is the full list of the best pizzerias in Europe for 50 Top Pizzas including all the special prizes awarded during the ceremony.
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