Since opening on Wyndham Street last September, Kytaly Hong Kong has been consistently serving some of what we consider to be the finest pizzas in the city, and clearly we’re not the only ones who think so. Last night, the relative newcomer was awarded the no. 1 ranking in Asia in the third edition of Top 50 Pizza, the world’s most extensive online guide to pizzerias around the globe. Other Asia nomination highlights include Singapore’s Cicheti and Hong Kong’s CIAK – In The Kitchen, which came in first place in Asia in 2018.
Brought over from Geneva by founder Alessandro Bortesi, Kytaly Hong Kong boasts recipes from one of the biggest names in the world of pizza: Franco Pepe, who has also been referred to as the (living) patron saint of Neapolitan pizza. He’s also the man behind Pepe in Grani in Caiazzo, Italy, which has been now been named the world’s best pizzeria in the world three years in a row; this year, Pepe in Grani shares first place with I Masanielli in Caserta, Italy, helmed by Francesco Martucci.
Top 50 Pizza judges list pizzerias from around the world in various categories including the best in Italy, Europe, Asia and the rest of the world. The awards ceremony was held yesterday in Naples at the Teatro Mercadante, in collaboration with S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna. Votes were casted over a huge poll of 1.5 million people on social media and a panel of food experts. Online reviews, previous media coverage and notable blogs were also reflected in the overall rating.
“It is an honour to receive this prestigious award so early on in our story in Hong Kong, which has really just begun. We are grateful for our supportive customers, and both Franco and I look forward to continue serving pizza of the utmost quality to pizza lovers at our home on Wyndham Street.”
For the full list of the best pizzerias in Asia and around the world, visit 50toppizza.it.
Kytaly Hong Kong, 77 Wyndham Street, Central; +852 2808 1961