Be prepared to reserve your table two months in advance to dine at Pizzeria I Masanielli, located in a sleepy Italian city known for its buffalo mozzarella.

Though you might expect to find the world’s best pizzeria in Naples, as it’s the birthplace of the popular dish, the place ranked the best by the 50 Top Pizza guide is actually in a small city called Caserta.

Located about 40 minutes north of Naples on Italy’s A1 highway, the city’s main claim to fame is the Reggia di Caserta, the royal palace built in the mid-1700s by Bourbon King Charles III to rival Versailles. Caserta is also known for mozzarella di bufala, which is considered far superior to the average cow’s milk mozzarella (in Italy known as fior di latte). And where there’s high-quality mozzarella di bufala, it’s only logical that there would be high-quality pizza.


Francesco Martucci

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