An Irish pizza spot has been named among the top 100 best pizzas in the world, at a prestigious award ceremony in Naples, Italy, the home of pizza.
Dough Bros Pizza in Galway city was ranked as the 79th best pizza in the world by 50 Top Pizza, a food publication and guide that celebrates the highest culinary achievements in the competitive world of pizza.
The buzzing restaurant, founded by brothers Eugene and Ronan Greaney, was established in 2013 first as a food truck, before making its name with innovative pizzas often called after famous figures, such as the Wiz Kale Leafa.
Just voted #79 Best Pizzeria in the World by @50TopPizza in Naples. Fuck the career high, this is a life high that will be hard beat. Congrats to the legend Anthony Mangieri from #unapizzanapoletana on claiming joint top spot 🍕🇮🇪💯 pic.twitter.com/EzR1Gv6nL8— TheDoughBros (@TheDoughBros) September 7, 2022
They found an even broader audience during the pandemic when, like many other restaurants, they pivoted to producing at-home pizza kits, which continue to this day to great success.
Posting about their news on Twitter, the brothers wrote: "F**k the career high, this is a life high that will be hard beat."
The top spot was a joint win for Anthony Mangieri of Una Pizza Napoletana in New York, USA and The Masanielli by Francesco Mantucci in Caserta, Italy.
Italian chefs dominated the top 5, unsurprisingly, as 50 Kàlo and 10 Diego Vitagliano Pizzeria, both in Naples, came 4th and 5th, respectively.
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50 Top Pizza publishes their guides every year, showcasing pizza chefs who use local or seasonal produce to create delicious pizzas regardless of style. According to their website, 50 Top Pizza carry out a survey that is open to about 150 inspectors in Italy, who are chosen based on their written declaration that they have no direct or indirect business relationships with the pizzerias.
These inspectors carry out anonymous visits to grade each restaurant. The guide is curated by three food industry and produces experts: Barbara Guerra, Albert Know and Luciano Pignataro.
To read the full list of winners, click here.