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Copenhagen-based pizzeria voted among world’s top 20

Bæst ranks 14th in the global ‘Where to Eat Pizza’ guide

Uhhmm, the best pizza ever! (photo: iStock)
May 19th, 2016 3:40 pm| by Lucie Rychla

Copenhagen-based pizzeria Bæst is the 14th best place to eat pizza in the world, according to a guide compiled by American journalist and pizza wizard Daniel Young.

The extensive ‘Where to Eat Pizza’ guide includes a list of 1,705 pizzerias from 48 countries that were recommended to Young by 1,077 experts.

The top 20 places are dominated by Italian restaurants, which also occupy the first three positions.

Fluffy and crunchy
According to Bæst, the secret of their pizza is the combination of stone ground flour baked in a 500-degree wood-fired oven from Naples and the best organic ingredients out there.

“For me, the ultimate pizza is soft and fluffy but with a crispy crust. The edge has to be crunchy but the pizza should hang a little,” Christian Puglisi, the co-owner of Bæst, told

Bæst opened in October 2014 in Guldbergsgade, Nørrebro and offers 10 different pizzas ranging from 85 to 150 kroner each.

The restaurant also runs its own charcuterie and makes and sells its own mozzarella cheese.

Puglisi has also achieved great success with his other restaurant Relæ on Jægersborggade, for which he has received a Michelin star two years in a row.

Top 20 pizzerias in the world

20. Spacca Napoli Pizzeria
Chicago, USA

19. Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
Connecticut, USA

18. Pizzeria Lola
Minneapolis, USA

17. Paulie Gee’s
Brooklyn, New York, USA

16. Una Pizza Napoletana
San Francisco, USA

15. Braz
São Paulo, Brazil

14. Bæst
Copenhagen, Denmark

13. La Gatta Mangiona
Rome, Italy

12. Saporè
Verona, Italy

11. Pizzeria Gino Sorbillo
Naples, Italy

10. Roberta’s
Brooklyn, New York, USA

9. Pizzeria Fratelli Salvo
Naples, Italy

8. L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Naples, Italy

7. Pizzeria Mozza
Los Angeles, USA

6. Pizzeria La Notizia
Naples, Italy

5. Pizzeria Bianco
Phoenix, USA

4. I Tigli
Verona, Italy

3. 50 Kalo
Naples, Italy

2. Pizzarium
Rome, Italy

1. Pepe in Grani
Caiazzo, Italy

(Source: Daniel Young’s ‘Where to eat pizza’ guide)