Nothing beats a fresh-out-of-the-oven pizza. There are some days where the perfect slide is all you really want. Whether it's thick crust, thin crust or deep-dish, with whimsical toppings, or simply a perfectly-executed classic, we all have our go-to.
Awards body 50 Top Pizza, a branch of the 50 Top Italy group, began listing the best pizzas in 2017, initially launching around Italy before expanded to the USA, Europe and now, for the first time, to Asia-Pacific. For 2022, the group held its Asia-Pacific awards ceremony at The Peninsula Bangkok. All 50 pizzerias to make the list received letters of inclusion earlier in the year but their ranking was not revealed until the live ceremony, which took place on August 8, 2022.
50 Top Pizza tapped voters and reviewers across Asia-Pacific to ensure that the restaurants were properly vetted throughout the process.The online guide judges on a range of criteria including food quality, service, wine, décor, overall ambience and even wait time. All reviewers are encouraged to judge the establishment based on the experience as a whole and not solely focus on one aspect.
“The guide does not have ideological principles, it is inspired by the concept of excellence in the broad sense, but favours those who use products from the local territory or seasonal ingredients. With an appreciation for sustainability, it also favours establishments who, regardless of style, have a precise pizza design project that is realised with consistency and without following the trends of the moment. The inspectors, just like the curators, are free and autonomous. They work, therefore, in an unbiased way, committed to the values that we have just listed,” the group discloses on their website.