The 'world’s best pizza' is coming to London

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Londoners will be able to try the ‘world’s best pizza’ for the first time thanks to a partnership between Neapolitan pizza restaurant group Fatto a Mano and Master Pizzaiolo Franco Pepe.

Pepe's Margherita Sbagliata -  translated as ‘mistaken margherita’ - will be available throughout May at Fatto a Mano's five restaurants. Priced at £16 the special will feature Fatto a Mano's signature pizza dough, made with Italian 00 flour, and proven for 24 hours, topped with buffalo and fior di latte mozzarella along with Lorenzo extra virgin olive oil from Sicily. 

The pizza is then baked for no longer than 90 seconds, before Pepe’s riccio (‘curly’) tomato passata is added. Made from an ancient variety grown exclusively for Pepe in his home city of Caiazzo, the passata is added uncooked to preserve its natural flavour, and piped in geometric lines alongside dots of a basil oil. 

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Image: Xavier Buendia Photography

Pepe earned the title of World's Best Pizza Chef for three consecutive years at the Best Chef Awards in 2021, 2022 and 2023. His Margherita Sbagliata was named the Best Pizza in the World from 2016 to 2018.

For each pizza sold, £1.50 will be donated to La Scugnizzeria, a charity centre in Scampia, Italy, that gives local children the opportunity to learn essential skills, from theatre and photography workshops to the art of pizza-making.

Fatto a Mano has two London sites in Covent Garden and King's Cross and three in Brighton and Hove. 

 

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