2022 Winners

Best Newcomer 2022


It’s hard to top the level in this category after the last 2 years. Keep in mind that in 2020 and 2021 we had newcomers like Fiata, Gustaci, Little Napoli, La Camionetta, Babacio and The Pizza Project nominated for this award. The increase in top-notch quality places in Hong Kong has been astronomical in this city in the recent […]

Best Taste 2022

Capo SYP

Admittedly, this is an extremely subjective category, because, similarly as how beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, taste also lies in the mouth of the beholder. All nominees would have deserved the award in a way, but for me personally the winner got chosen in a surprisingly clear and unambiguous manner this year. It is […]

Best Looks 2022


With this award it’s always important to reiterate that “beauty lies in the eye of the beholder” (by the way, a saying that is credited to the Irish novelist Margaret Wolfe Hungerford and dates back to the 19th century). When it comes to pizza, maybe this category gets somewhat underestimated, because, as with food in […]

Best Value 2022

Casa di Thali

Hong Kong is ridiculous in many ways when it comes to the pizza market. In no other city have I seen so many overpriced pies like here. Elevated prices compared to Europe are understandable to some extent, because sourcing authentic quality ingredients from overseas is expensive; however, oftentimes certain […]

Best Toppings 2022


Ordering the “La Rosa” and opening the pizza box somewhere in the streets of Sheung Wan is definitely one of my memorable pizza moments in 2022: the toppings looked mesmerizing from the very first glance. It’s a pizza that has been on Gustaci’s menu since their opening around 2 years ago, but it originally had a […]

Best Dough 2022


After winning this award last year already, Salvatore Fiata does it again. For many of you who have visited different pizza places in Hong Kong this result will not come as a big surprise. When you order a pizza from Fiata and pay attention to its dough, you can easily notice that there is some exceptionally refined […]

"So Special" Award 2022


Alvy’s has always been a very special pizza place to me, which shows clearly in the fact that they have been nominated in this category for all 3 years already since these awards existed. This year they are clinching their 2nd win thanks to their very special “The Cheeseburger Pizza”. Coming up with a burger […]

"People's Choice" Award 2022


Over the past 2 years, I can see a certain shift in the public perception in regard to pizza: while before there was a strong gravitation of the crowds toward the more commercially driven type of places, now the focus tilts more and more toward the artistic, authentic quality places. Fiata is the perfect manifestation […]

Best Pizza 2022


Does this come as a surprise to anybody? I guess not. This year, Fiata was nominated in 6 out of the 9 categories, and already won the “Best Looks”, “Best Dough” and “People’s Choice” awards. The “Bronte 3.0” pizza that I had a few months ago was definitely one of my culinary highlights this year, because I experienced […]