The Spanish Grosso Napoletano has been proclaimed the best artisanal pizza chain in the world and the first national representative in the '50 Top Pizza' ranking, which also includes the Spanish NAP Neapolitan Authentic Pizza and Can Pizza.
Specifically, Grosso Napoletano rose two places in this edition to lead this ranking and become the first non-Italian chain to occupy this position, surpassing the Neapolitan pizzeria Da Michele, which has a presence in different countries such as Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan, which placed second, while the group Big Mamma closed the podium, which is present in Spain with Villa Capri and Bel Mondo.
The co-founder of Grosso Napoletano, Hugo Rodríguez de Prada, has expressed his satisfaction with this award. "It is a real pride that the best experts in the sector thus recognize our product, in which all of us who are part of Grosso trust and bet day after day. We are completely convinced that we are capable of bringing the 'veracious Napoletana pizza' to everyone. the world, democratize it and give it its true place, recovering what industrial pizza has been taking away from us for years. Now we have a very important challenge ahead of us, to continue being the best," he indicated.
For his part, the chain's co-founder, Jorge Blas, has described what has been achieved as "incredible" and "a dream." "This recognition continues to give us strength to fight to achieve each and every one of our objectives with the passion of a true Neapolitan. We are going to achieve what we set out to do!", he stressed.
A ranking of the 50 best artisanal pizzerias that includes two other Spanish pizzerias such as NAP Neapolitan Authentic Pizza, which is ranked 23rd with locations in Barcelona, Madrid, San Sebastián, Bilbao, Formentera and Frankfurt (Germany).
For its part, Can Pizza, which has restaurants in El Prat, Universidad, Molins de Rei, Sagrada Familia, Poblenou, Vilanova and Badalona, Ibiza and Madrid, rises five positions compared to last year, reaching 24th place. this ranking.
"It is an honor to win this award that reflects the magnificent effort of our team. This distinction is the result of our history, dedication to quality and innovation in the world of pizza. We thank our customers and collaborators for their support constant, which has contributed significantly to this success," said the owners and partners of Can Pizza, Isaac Aliaga and Lolo Vuoturni.
Grosso Napolitano, with only seven years of existence, ranks as the best Neapolitan artisanal pizzeria in the world. The chain, which has 40 stores spread across Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Murcia, Valencia, Zaragoza, Valladolid, Vitoria, San Sebastián, Pamplona, Gijón, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo and A Coruña, plus a 'food truck', plans to reach the 100 stores in 2026.
The brand is working to close 2023 with 45 locations in Spain and has managed to go from selling hundreds of pizzas in its first location on Hermosilla Street in Madrid in 2017 to ending 2023 with more than two million pizzas sold.
In previous editions of this ranking, Grosso Napoletano was recognized in 2022 with third place, in 2021 as 'Best Spanish artisanal pizzeria chain', in 2020 as 'Best artisanal pizzeria chain in Spain and among the 10 best in Europe' and in 2019 as 'Best pizzeria in Spain' and 21st in Europe.