Special Report

The Best Pizzerias in the World

Source: Courtesy of A Pizza de Mooca via Facebook

20. A Pizza de Mooca
> Location: Saõ Paulo, Brazil

A Pizza de Mooca, founded in 2011 and run by Bruna Zanuto and Murilo Dias, is considered the best pizzeria in Brazil. The pizzeria uses mostly locally sourced ingredients, though the flours come from Italy. Patrons can select from among 24 pizza choices, many of them using béchamel sauce and containing an array of meats. The Gorgon Ramsay has béchamel sauce, mozzarella, gorgonzola, and caramelized onion.

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19. Pizzeria Mozza
> Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

L.A. chef-restaurateur and baker Nancy Silverton (she founded La Brea Bakery) sells some of the best pizza in the West at this adjunct to Mozza, the restaurant she owns with New York restaurateur Joe Bastianich. Among the California-fresh variations are one with squash blossoms, tomatoes, and burrata; another with brussels sprouts, guanciale, red onion, and mozzarella; and a “BLT” with bacon, guanciale, onion cream, roasted tomatoes, arugula, and aïoli.

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18. Bæst
> Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Helmed by pizzaiolos Daniel Lintner and Matteo Martinenghi, Copenhagen-based Bæst (Danis for “Best”) makes Neapolitan-inspired pizzas using seasonal produce. They believe that having a pizza is a shared experience and they have built a menu around splitting a pizza of your choice ordered à la carte and adding charcuterie, sourdough bread, cheeses, and small dishes.The dairy products are exclusively organic and made daily. The most popular pizza is made with ‘nduja, smoked mozzarella, red onions, and oregano. Another offering combines pumpkin purée, blue corn flour, sage, pumpkin seeds, and mizuna.

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17. Antico Forno Roscioli
> Location: Rome, Italy

Sibling to the celebrated Roscioli restaurant and salumeria nearby, Antico Forno Roscioli has been operating since 1972, on the site of a bakery whose origins date from 1824. Pizza is only a small part of what Alessandro and Pierluigi Roscioli produce and the selection is small, but the focaccia-like pizza bianca seasoned with cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil and unrefined Sicilian salt, the pizza rossa (made with raw peeled tomatoes, oregano, and organic whole salt), and the small pizza con mozzarella (with fior di latte and olive oil) have an outsized reputation among Roman pizza-lovers.

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16. Ti Amo
> Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires has a lively pizza culture of its own. This pizzeria got its start through Carola Santoro’s zeal for making dough. She prepared pizzas in her mother’s garden with her sister Vicki, and it became so popular that the two opened a pizzeria in 2019. Among the favorites are the four-cheese (Quattro Formaggi) pie served with a dollop of honey, a classic Margherita, and a “Pepperoni” with salami. There is a shrine to soccer great Maradona in the restaurant, honoring the Argentine-born player who won championships playing for Napoli nand led his national team to a World Cup victory.

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