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3 Pizzerias in the Philippines Make It to the “50 Top Pizza 2022” List

The awards ceremony for the 50 Top Pizza Asia – Pacific ranking for 2022 was recently held live for the first time in Asia at The Peninsula Bangkok Hotel where 50 Top Pizza, the most influential guide in the sector, revealed their rankings. And guess what? Three of our very own pizzerias actually made the list!

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Photo from Crosta Pizzeria’s Facebook page

Lorenzo Galanti, Ambassador of Italy to Thailand, expressed his satisfaction with the event and explained what makes a good authentic pizza. ‘’There are many ways to prepare a great pizza, but there are two requisites for a pizza to be authentic: Italian ingredients and Italian know-how in the preparation. 50TopPizza is the acclaimed guide to the Best Pizzerias in the world. I am delighted to participate in the 2022 Asia Pacific award edition, which is a testimony to the growing popularity of this simple, yet amazing and captivating Italian dish in this part of the world. Beware of imitations!”

“This is the first year when we have grouped this zone under a single “umbrella” for the Asia Pacific region,” explained curators Barbara Guerra, Albert Sapere and Luciano Pignataro. “The decision to do so was a very important one. The Asia-Pacific zone has a plethora of businesses connected to the world of pizza that deserve recognition. This is why we decided to concentrate our energy on this region that continues to amaze us every year. We are happy that the ranking is very balanced and evenly distributed over the various countries. The pizza there is excellent, even when made thousands of kilometers from Italy. This is a wonderful fact that we are happy to reconfirm year after year.”

Check out the full rankings below with the Philippine pizzerias in bold.

50. Mammamia pizzeria – Shanghai, China
49. Via Napoli pizzeria – Sydney, Australia
48. A Mano – Makati, Philippines
47. La Baracca – Bali, Indonesia
46. Proof Pizza + Wine – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
45. The Pizza Project – Hong Kong, China
44. Luce Osteria Contemporanea – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
43. Lucio Pizzeria – Darlinghurst, Australia
42. Etica Pizza – Adelaide, Australia
41. Gustaci Pizza Lounge – Hong Kong, China
40. La Svolta Hampton – Victoria, Australia
39. Mozzarella Bar – Victoria, Australia
38. Wild Flour Italian – Metro Manila, Philippines
37. SPQR Pizzeria – Melbourne, Australia
36. Vera Pizza Napoli – Seoul, South Korea
35. A25 Pizzeria – Victoria, Australia
34. TARANTELLA da Luigi – Tokyo, Japan
33. Pizzeria GG – Tokyo, Japan
32. Crosta Pizzeria – Metro Manila, Philippines

31. L’OLIVA Bangkok – Bangkok, Thailand
30. Cicheti – Singapore, Singapore
29. Casa Don Alfonso – Macau, China
28. Zoca Pizzeria Caffetteria – Taipei City, Taiwan
27. Gigi Pizzeria – Sydney, Australia
26. Andrea Style – Taipei City, Taiwan
25. Bella Brutta – Newtown, Australia
24. Little Napoli – Hong Kong, China
23. SAVOY Azabujuban – Tokyo, Japan
22. La Bottega Enoteca – Singapore, Singapore
21. La TRIPLETTA – Tokyo, Japan
20. Seirinkan – Tokyo, Japan
19. Via Emilia Restaurant – Bangkok, Thailand
18. Pizzeria e Trattoria Da ISA – Tokyo, Japan
17. Pizzeria Braceria CESARI – Tokyo, Japan
16. Pizza Studio Tamaki Roppongi – Tokyo-Minato City, Japan
15. Pizzeria e Braceria L’Insieme – Tokyo, Japan
14. Al Taglio – Sydney, Australia
13. CIAK – In The Kitchen – Hong Kong, China
12. Baci Pizza – Hong Kong, China
11. Spacca Napoli – Seoul – South Korea
10. Pizzeria Mazzie – Bangkok, Thailand
9. Dante’s Pizzeria Napoletana – Auckland, New Zealand
8. Fiata by Salvatore Fiata – Hong Kong, China
7. Pizza Strada – Tokyo, Japan
6. Pizza Massilia – Bangkok, Thailand
5. Peppina – Bangkok, Thailand
4. Pizzeria Peppe – Napoli sta’ ca” – Tokyo, Japan
3. The Pizza Bar on 38th – Tokyo, Japan
2. Bottega – Beijing, China
1. 48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar – Melbourne, Australia

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