Never been to Italy but looking for a reason to go? I don’t know about you, but I would totally hop on a plane if it meant eating the world’s most authentic, best-tasting pizza. Here is a list of the ten best pizzas in Italy that are made so well, you may just die happy.
To start off our pizza adventure through Italy, let’s have ourselves a brief history lesson. Don’t worry, I will not bore you with the crusty details. The word “pizza” has been around for quite some time. Since 997 AD, in fact.
It is believed that the predecessor to pizza was focaccia, which the Romans called panis focacius (that sounds so cool). Someone got creative around the 16th century, added some toppings – the turning point being adding tomatoes, and voila, we got one of the greatest food inventions known to human kind.
Mamma mia, I am hungry. So in accordance with Daniel Young’s Where to Eat Pizza, here are the best of the best:
1. Margherita Sbagliata, Pepe in Grani, Campania
Margherita Sbagliata has basil, a cold tomato reduction, and mozzarella. Handmade flavors. Hand-chosen ingredients. That is how the master, Franco Pepe, has made his pizza for years.
Not many people say that pizza tells a story, but what comes out of the brick ovens here definitely does. The blend of flavors is smoky, nutty, hearty, and sweet speak of the country and of Pepe’s passion. You can even get pizza with chickpeas or figs!