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Melbourne's 400 Gradi Has Claimed the Title of Best Pizza In Oceania

Johnny Di Francesco's acclaimed pizzeria was crowned this week at the 50 Top Pizza awards in Naples.
By Libby Curran
July 26, 2018
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Melbourne's 400 Gradi Has Claimed the Title of Best Pizza In Oceania

Johnny Di Francesco's acclaimed pizzeria was crowned this week at the 50 Top Pizza awards in Naples.
By Libby Curran
July 26, 2018
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By now, there's no question that 400 Gradi is Melbourne pizza royalty. Back in 2014, owner and founder Johnny Di Francesco's margherita was famously crowned best in the world at the Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza (Pizza World Championship), beating 600 competitors from across the globe.

And now, having added a swag more pizzerias to the family in the years since, 400 Gradi has claimed yet another huge glory, last night taking out the title of Best Pizza in Oceania at the second annual 50 Top Pizza Awards in Naples.

The Melbourne pizzeria was secretly judged against almost 1000 others from across Italy and the globe, and secured both a place among the world's 50 best and reigned supreme over all other pizzerias in Oceania.

"I am truly honoured, and almost speechless, to be honest," said Di Francesco at the event. "Never did I think that my beginnings in pizza as a twelve year old would lead me here." He'll be celebrating with local fans, by offering every 400 Gradi diner a free glass of prosecco, until Sunday.

Other Aussie restaurants named finalists in the Oceania category include Sydney's Verace Pizzeria (Macquarie Park), La Disfida (Ashfield) and The Dolphin Hotel (Surry Hills), along with fellow Melburnian, Guy Grossi's Ombra.

Best book a table now — we have a feeling these pizzas will be pretty darn popular in the coming weeks.

You can check out the full lineup of award-winning pizzas here.

Published on July 26, 2018 by Libby Curran

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