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The best pizzerias in Italy 2024: the ranking – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

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• News of the Year 2024 – Solania Award

Raf Bonetta – Pozzuoli (NA), Campania

• Best Fried Food Proposal 2024 – Il Fritturista – Oleificio Zucchi Award

Clementine – Fiumicino (RM), Lazio

• Pizza of the Year 2024 – Latteria Sorrentina Award

Margherita Smoked Provola & Sarawak Black Pepper by Dry Milano – Milan, Lombardy

• Performance of the Year 2024 – Robo Award

Pizzeria Da Lioniello – Succivo (CE), Campania

• Pasta Frittatina of the Year 2024 – Pastificio Di Martino Award

The Phoenix – Pistoia, Tuscany

• Best Dessert Menu 2024 – Cremoso – La Dispensa Award

Sestogusto – Turin, Piedmont

• Best Beer Service 2024 – Peroni Nastro Azzurro Award

Apogee – Pietrasanta (LU), Tuscany

• One to Watch 2024 – Fedegroup Award

Ferment – ​​Chieti, Abruzzo

50 Top Pizza Italia – Forno Verde 2024 – Goeldlin

Denis – Milan, Lombardy

Gigi Pipe – Este (PD), Veneto

The Masanielli by Sasà Martucci – Caserta, Campania

The Little Caves – Caggiano (SA), Campania

The Parule – Ercolano (NA), Campania

Pizzarium – Rome, Lazio

Pupillo Pure Pizza – Frosinone, Lazio

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The ranking of the best Italian dishes according to foreigners – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

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In the ranking of the best Italian dishes according to foreigners there are all the great classics, and at the top there is exactly the one we would all have bet on. Which, if not the Pizza? This is confirmed by new research, launched by I Love Italian Fooda company that promotes Italian gastronomy around the world, which involved 5800 Italian chefs, pizza makers and restaurateurs across Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia.

The ranking of the best Italian dishes according to foreigners

A new confirmation, as well as the other dishes on the podium. In second place in the ranking there is in fact another great classic, and that is the carbonara, now a must in every part of the world. To follow the tagliatelle Bolognese (or with ragù) which – curiosity – according to the catering professionals interviewed by I Love Italian Food, remain much loved in particular by expats (evidently they find the flavors of home in this dish).

The top ten

After the podium comes tiramisu, the only dessert in the ranking, and one of the dishes with which Italian chefs abroad also love to experiment: «In addition to the classic version, we also offer the “Babamosud”, a variant without coffee, with babà instead of ladyfingers”, for example, says Pasquale Cozzolino, chef at Ribalta in New York and also known for being among the favorite chefs of the stars (among other things, he was chef for the former mayor of the Big Apple Bill De Blasio). Fifth place for risotto, sixth for ravioli, seventh for parmigiana, ninth for spaghetti or linguine with clams. Pasta with pesto closes the top ten.

Foreigners’ favorite pasta

Another curiosity? Spaghetti and paccheri are among the pasta shapes preferred by foreigners. Giuseppe Errichello, owner of “Peppe Napoli sta’ ca” in Tokyo, tells I Love Italian Food: «The Linguine allo scoglio in particular are among the most popular first courses. But also lots of gnocchi. The ones we make follow my grandmother Gina’s recipe: water and flour without adding potatoes.” Fresh pasta is also very popular: . «Fresh pasta such as homemade tonnarelli is particularly appreciated, echoes Cozzolino. «We communicate the value of home made pasta through detailed menus and by interacting directly with customers, explaining the origin of the ingredients and the preparation process. Examples include the Piennolo tomato, which garnishes the chef’s iconic spaghetti.

The culinary extravagances of foreigners

The survey also tells other things: foreigners not only love classical, but also extravagant interpretations of Italian cuisine which often make Italian restaurateurs uncomfortable, or cause unexpected reactions. «The most requested pizzas remain the great classics, namely Margherita and Marinara, says Pasquale Cozzolino. «However, we have noticed a growing interest in more creative fillings, such as spicy sausage or burrata. Until we get to the most unusual claims, like pizza with marshmallows. Faced with requests like these I try to accommodate customers, but I also take the opportunity to educate them about Italian cuisine, telling stories and curiosities about authentic dishes”, adds the chef. «We are very traditionalists and if they make special requests we 99% don’t accept them”, continues Errichello. «In fact, if some customer asks for spicy oil and I see that he pours it on a pizza or a dish that I don’t like, I tell him that he is ruining the taste. Along the same lines, Enzo Oliveri, celebrity chef and president of the Association of Italian Chefs in the UK: «It depends on the customer, if you know it’s a losing battle you let it go, otherwise you try to educate them about taste. In fact, not infrequently there are those who exaggerate, as Massimo Mori, chef patron of the Armani Restaurant (1 Michelin star) and the Mori Venice Bar restaurant, in Paris, says: «It happened that a customer ordered linguine with clams with truffle and lots of Parmesan.”

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The best extra virgin olive oils in Italy 2024: the ranking – Italian cuisine reinvented by Gordon Ramsay

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By popular demand, here we are at the ranking of best extra virgin olive oils of Italy 2024 as winners of the XXXII edition of the Ercole Olivario national competition. EVO oil is an important business, in fact. Perhaps not everyone knows that they exist in Italy more than 500 varieties of oil and that our country is on the podium of the major world producers, in second place, with 290 thousand tons in 2023 alone – important numbers for Yellow Gold. Over one million hectares cultivated with olive trees, present in practically all regions of Italy, each with its own characteristics, but in particular in Puglia, where half of Italian extra virgin olive oil is produced.

That said, it is more than reasonable to be interested in finding out what the best extra virgin olive oils in Italy. Excellent reference is the prestigious national competition called Ercole Olivario, organized by the Italian Union of Chambers of Commerce since 1992, which every year in Perugia gives the names of the best national producers and their flagship labels.

The best extra virgin olive oils in Italy: the 2024 ranking

The 12 awarded labels come from all over Italy, which represent the best productions in the country, which stood out in the two categories provided, Extra Virgin and Dop/Igp certified Extra Virgin Oils. Here they are award-winning labels for the 2024 edition as the best productions in Italy.

For the Dop/Igp Light Fruity category

1st Place – Batta DOP Umbria Colli del Trasimeno from Frantoio Batta, Umbria

For the Dop/Igp Medium Fruity category

1st place – Colleruita DOP Umbria Colli Assisi – Spoleto from the Viola di Foligno (Pg) company, Umbria

2nd place – Brioleum Garda Dop Trentino from the Brioleum farm in Arco (Tn), Trentino Alto Adige

3rd Place – Agrestis Nettaribleo DOP/BIO PDO Monti Iblei – Monte Lauro sub-area of ​​the Agrestis agricultural cooperative society of Buccheri (Sr), Sicily

For the Intense Fruity Dop/Igp category

1st place – Hirpinia Dop Irpinia – Colline dell’Ufita from the San Comaio di Zungoli (Av) company, Campania

2nd place – ORGANIC Bio Igp Toscano of the Frantoio Franci of Montenero (Gr), Tuscany

For the Extra Virgin Light Fruity category

1st Place – Molensis of the Marina Colonna company of San Martino in Pensilis (Cb), Molise

For the Medium Fruity Extra Virgin Category

1st place – Gangalupo of the Bisceglie Maria di Santo Spirito (Ba) agricultural company, Puglia

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