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50 Top Pizza awards the Best Pizzerias in Asia-Pacific—find out how your local pizza spots ranked this year

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.

Melbourne's 48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar came out on top and was named the Best Pizzeria in Asia. Bottega in Beijing ranked in second place, followed by The Pizza Bar on 38th in Tokyo in third place.

The top 15 eateries each received an invitation to be part of the 50 Top Pizza 2022, the group's worldwide top list, which will be revealed on September 7, at Palazzo Reale in Naples.

The 2022 awards are listed below:

The Special Awards

Best Fried Food 2022 – Olitalia Award
Bottega – Beijing, China

Performance of the Year 2022 – Robo Award
Pizza Massilia – Bangkok, Thailand

Pizza of the Year 2022 – Latteria Sorrentina Award
Smoked mozzarella, pecorino, cherry tomatoes, basil – Pizza Strada – Tokyo, Japan

Innovation and Sustainability 2022 – Ferrarelle Award
Dante’s Pizzeria Napoletana  – Auckland, New Zealand

Best Beer Service 2022 – Birrificio Fratelli Perrella Award
Pizzeria Mazzie – Bangkok, Thailand

Made in Italy 2022 – Pastificio Di Martino Award
Baci Trattoria & Bar – Hong Kong, China

Best Service 2022 – Goeldlin Award
Via Emilia Restaurant – Bangkok, Thailand

Best Wine List 2022 – Prosecco DOC Award
La Bottega Enoteca – Singapore, Singapore

Pizza Maker of the Year 2022 – Peroni Award
Daniele Cason – The Pizza Bar on 38th – Tokyo, Japan

One to Watch 2022 – Solania Award
A Mano – Makati, Philippines

The 50 Top Pizza Asia-Pacific 2022

  1. 48h Pizza e Gnocchi Bar – Melbourne, Australia
  2. Bottega – Beijing, China
  3. The Pizza Bar on 38th – Tokyo, Japan
  4. Pizzeria Peppe – Napoli sta’ ca” – Tokyo, Japan
  5. Peppina – Bangkok, Thailand
  6. Pizza Massilia – Bangkok, Thailand
  7. Pizza Strada – Tokyo, Japan
  8. Fiata by Salvatore Fiata – Hong Kong, China
  9. Dante’s Pizzeria Napoletana – Auckland, New Zealand
  10. Pizzeria Mazzie – Bangkok, Thailand
  11. Spacca Napoli – Seoul – South Korea
  12. Baci Trattoria & Bar – Hong Kong, China
  13. CIAK – In The Kitchen – Hong Kong, China
  14. Al Taglio – Sydney, Australia
  15. Pizzeria e Braceria L’Insieme – Tokyo, Japan
  16. Pizza Studio Tamaki Roppongi – Tokyo-Minato City, Japan
  17. Pizzeria Braceria CESARI – Tokyo, Japan
  18. Pizzeria e Trattoria Da ISA – Tokyo, Japan
  19. Via Emilia Restaurant– Bangkok, Thailand
  20. Seirinkan – Tokyo, Japan
  21. La TRIPLETTA – Tokyo, Japan
  22. La Bottega Enoteca – Singapore, Singapore
  23. SAVOY Azabujuban – Tokyo, Japan
  24. Little Napoli – Hong Kong, China
  25. Bella Brutta – Newtown, Australia
  26. Andrea Style – Taipei City, Taiwan
  27. Gigi Pizzeria – Sydney, Australia
  28. Zoca Pizzeria Caffetteria – Taipei City, Taiwan
  29. Casa Don Alfonso – Macau, China
  30. Cicheti – Singapore, Singapore
  31. L’OLIVA Bangkok – Bangkok, Thailand
  32. Crosta Pizzeria – Metro Manila, Philippines
  33. Pizzeria GG – Tokyo, Japan
  34. TARANTELLA da Luigi – Tokyo, Japan
  35. A25 Pizzeria – Victoria, Australia
  36. Vera Pizza Napoli – Seoul, South Korea
  37. SPQR Pizzeria – Melbourne, Australia
  38. Wild Flour Italian – Metro Manila, Philippines
  39. Mozzarella Bar – Victoria, Australia
  40. La Svolta Hampton– Victoria, Australia
  41. Gustaci Pizza Lounge – Hong Kong, China
  42. Etica Pizza – Adelaide, Australia
  43. Lucio Pizzeria – Darlinghurst, Australia
  44. Luce Osteria Contemporanea – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  45. The Pizza Project – Hong Kong, China
  46. Proof Pizza + Wine – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  47. La Baracca – Bali, Indonesia
  48. A Mano – Makati, Philippines
  49. Via Napoli pizzeria – Sydney, Australia
  50. Mammamia pizzeria – Shanghai, China
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