Chiswick has one of the top pizza restaurants in Europe

Image above: Napoli on the Road chef Michele Pascarella

A Chiswick pizza restaurant has been recognised as one of the top pizza restaurants in Europe, outside Italy.

Napoli on the Road on Devonshire Rd won 15th place in the 50 top pizza ranking across the whole of Europe, excepting Italy, and it was voted second best pizzeria in the UK in the 50 Top Pizza awards.

50TopPizza is an online guide, updated every year, to the best pizzerias in Italy and around the world, without any preference to style. Inspectors make anonymous visits, looking at the quality of the pizza, the service and also the ambiance and décor:

The preparedness of the dining room staff, their capacity to explain the pizza, illustrate the wine and beer lists, a smile and genuine kindness are all factors that we retain to be fundamental in the final evaluation’.

Napoli on the Road also won Best New Entry in 2021 because, they say:

‘Naples is truly on the road. The young pizza chef Michele Pascarella arrived in the British capital from Maddaloni in the province of Caserta. He has always been adept at merging his business acumen with vision.

‘Because of the former, he opened his pizzeria calling it Napoli on the road as a tribute to his first, difficult steps in a hard, British reality. Now his dream is to go back on the road with two small vans equipped with wood-fired ovens.

‘His pizza is a good authentic Neapolitan pizza. The atmosphere is that of a genuine Neapolitan pizzeria, with its classic fried foods, il ripieno, the traditional pizzas, and some more elaborate proposals. The beverage list does not offer many beers.  Instead, there are wines that come from both the north and the south of the peninsula. The service is rapid, friendly and effective’.

Michele said:

“We are delighted, none of this would have been possible without the Chiswick community. Love you all!”

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Images above: Pizza chef Ciro Salvo from 50 Kalò di Ciro Salvo; L’Antica Pizzeria in Hampstead; Pizza chef Matteo Cenatiempo from ‘O ver

UK’s top four pizza restaurants all in London

Peppe Pizzeria, in Paris, was named this year’s Best European Pizzeria, out of Italy. In second place was Via Toledo Enopizzeria in Vienna; in third Fratelli Figurato in Madrid. In a year in which takeaway service played such an important role, the Best Takeaway Service went to The Dough Bros in Galway, the top pizzeria in Ireland for 2021.

Also on the list is 450 Gradi in Lidingö on the outskirts of Stockholm, owned and operated by Lars Jesper Blomqvist,an ex-professional soccer player and winner of the Champions League and the Premier League with his former team Manchester United.

There are restaurants from 28 European countries included in the list. France and Spain each had five establishments listed; Germany and England each had four, Denmark and Russia had three,  Belgium, Finland and Switzerland eacvh had two and all the rest had just one.

The UK’s top pizza restaurant was named as 50 Kalò di Ciro Salvo, also in London, near Trafalgar Square. With Napoli on the Road in second place, third came L’Antica Pizzeria in Hampstead and fourth was ‘O ver in Southwark.

Napoli on the Road is at 9a Devonshire Rd, W4

Tel: 0207 062 5723

napoliontheroad.co.uk

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