Glasgow’s much-loved Paesano Pizza has featured in the top 50 pizzas in Europe.
We’ve no shortage of excellent pizza joints in Glasgow so it’ll come as no surprise that one of the city’s favourite pizzerias has been named one of the best in Europe. Topping the list of the 50 best pizzas in Europe, Big7 officially ranked Paesano Pizza among some of the big dogs in the world, coming in behind the likes of three impressive pizza restaurants in Italy, that is considered the motherland of pizza.
The global platform that draws travel inspiration from the seven continents of the world placed the Glasgow pizza restaurant amongst the likes of actual Italian pizzerias such as Pepe in Grani in Caiazzo, Gustapizza in Florence and what’s widely considered to be the world’s best, L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Naples. Bagging thirteenth place in the top 50 pizzerias in Europe, Paesano Pizza has certainly put Glasgow on the map.
The pizzeria with two branches in the city, Miller Street and Great Western Road, is also flying the flag for Scotland as the only pizza restaurant in the country making the list. Paesano Pizza managed to beat pizzerias in cities such as Amsterdam, Frankfurt and even one in Naples, the birthplace of pizza.
Of Paesano, the judges said: “Cooked in artisan built wood fired ovens brought over from Naples, the Pizzaiolos here take pride in baking and serving all pies to pizza Napoletana standard. Aside from incredible care taken to ensure the pizza’s cooked to perfection, it actually starts with the dough. It’s a hybrid of yeast and sourdough, proofed for over 48 hours before being baked to a thin crisp.”
The Big 7 team added: “There’s no way you’ll be able to resist coming back for seconds.” And they’re not wrong about that. The pizza at Paesano features toppings such as fresh Tuscan fennel sausage with sugo, mozzarella and olive oil; burrata, rocket, sugo, cherry tomatoes and Fior di Latte; and yellow and green courgette, aubergine, garlic, oregano and sugo.
Here’s the top twenty in full:
- L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, Naples
- Bæst, Copenhagen
- Old Scuola, Rotterdam
- Animaletto Pizza Bar, Bucharest
- Rudy’s Pizza, Manchester
- 50 Kalò di Ciro Salvo, London
- Gustapizza, Florence
- Digó Nápolyi Pizza, Budapest
- Pepe in Grani, Caiazzo
- Lilla Napoli, Falkenberg
- Louie Louie, Paris
- Gazzo, Berlin
- Paesano Pizza, Glasgow
- La Stella del Sud, Lambach
- Pizzeria Montana, Frankfurt
- Del Popolo Pizza, Antwerp
- Il Pizzaiolo del Presidente, Naples
- Malafemmena, Berlin
- Pizza Pilgrims, London
- La Perla, Amsterdam
Paesano, 94 Miller Street, G1 1DT
471 Great Western Road, G12 8HL