Skip to comments.World's Best Pizza Not in Italy
Posted on 04/15/2014 2:22:16 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Australian pizza is now officially the best in the world. Well, sort of.
Judges at last weekend's Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza (Pizza World Championship) held in Parma, Italy, awarded the world's top margherita pizza title to Australian chef Johnny Di Francesco, owner of the 400 Gradi restaurant in Brunswick, a Melbourne suburb.
Di Francesco, 36, beat more than 600 competitors from 35 countries to take home the Specialita Traditionale Garantita pizza prize in the annual competition.
The win and subsequent publicity has made the small restaurant he owns in his hometown an overnight sensation.
"It's been an amazing reaction," Di Francesco tells CNN. "Honestly, I just went to Naples to do what I love. I didn't think it was going to make such a stir."
"A lot of people think it is easy to produce a margherita but it is one of the hardest (pizzas) to produce," Di Francesco told Australian website Good Food.
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Nope. Leonardo’s in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Wonder where somebody had the best pizza they’ve ever had. Should start a pizza thread.
(People get banned for that kind of trolling...)
Village Inn Pizza.
Atlantic Beach area of Florida mid 1970s.
Pepe’s, Sal’s, or Modern Apizza on Wooster Street in New Haven, Connecticut is my favorite place.
They had the best pizza, ever!!!
Umberto's in Tulsa ain't bad........
The Pizza Place in Bartlesville, OK...is awesome. You come to B'ville....I will take you there. A young lady owns the place...and she rocks.
When you live in the sticks...Papa Murphy's is pretty good too!!!
Doesn’t count unless you go into the details of ingredients, preparation, how it’s cooked, and why it’s your favorite.
I had pizza in Venice once and it was crap - just dough and sauce with some onions and peppers. But it wasn’t served as a main dish, more like bread with your dinner - there probably is another version of Italian pizza that is more like what we would expect.
Walking through Venice one night. Couldn’t find a restaurant. Out of seson, cold. Turned the corner smack dab into a pizza place. Walk in walk out. Eat on the street. Thick crust, they folded the square over like a sandwich..
Maybe we were hungry.
I like the deep dish pizza at Zelda’s in Sacramento. A little greasy though.
One last one. In the 70s they opened a pizza hut across from our office. They had an individual pan and guaranteed a five-minute cooking time. When the pizza came, the crust smelled just like my noni’s homemade bread.
Maybe Anna’s in Manchester, CT?
Back during the early 1980s, some Italian folks in their 80’s told me that pizza was certainly not an Italian food. Spaghetti, rice and beans, yes. Pizza, no.
Too many “best pizza” ratings. The best pizza is the one “I LIKE”.
American versions of old country food sometimes is better than the original.
Yonkers had the best pizza.
My-a pete-za is-a-betta than yours-a!
True enough. My favorite in the Norfolk VA area (not known for fabulous food anyway) was the wood-fired caramelized onion and BBQ’s chicken pizza at Backer’s Crust. In Prescott AZ, also a limited area, our favorite is Bill’s Pizza.
What’s your favorite there?
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