Even though it is getting difficult to keep track of all the Italian restaurants in Budapest, the recent success of Belli di Mamma is proof that Hungarians (and Italians living in Hungary) take pizza very seriously.
Belli di Mamma is an Italian restaurant in Budapest’s lively Akácfa Street right in the heart of the Jewish district. Not only does the place have a vast selection of Neapolitan pizzas but also offer many other staples of Italian cuisine, including wines and desserts.
And this authentic Italian restaurant also happens to be the best in Hungary, at least according to the jury of Top 50 Pizza Europe Award, who have chosen Belli di Mamma as the 44th best pizzeria in Europe.
As Promotions writes, the staff was genuinely surprised by the results; as they wrote on the restaurant’s Facebook page, the acknowledgement has made them incredibly happy, and have also promised to come back with “some surprises” soon.
Top 50 Pizza Europe Award is an annual ranking that lists the European eateries where the best pizzas are made outside of Italy. According to the Award’s official page, what made the Hungarian place stand out is
“the Margherita which conveys the philosophy of this establishment. Good raw ingredients, excellent leavening, perfect baking.”
Having Europe’s 44th best pizza on the menu is genuinely extraordinary, and in case you are looking for even more authentic flavours, you do not have to go far, either: Via Toledo Enopizzeria in Vienna came second in the ranking, just before Bijou in Paris. This year’s best European pizzeria (outside Italy, at least) is 50 Kalò di Ciro Salvo in London.
Address: Akácfa Street 45. 1072 Budapest
Source: promotions.hu, 50toppizza.it