On April 25 and 26, 2022 during the Rome Food Excel Fair, the best pizza makers from all over the World competed in different categories to win the World Champion Title.
After two days of competitions in which hundreds of pizza makers from all over the World competed, the awards ceremony of the World Pizza Championship - Pizza Senza Frontiere took place.
1st PLACE - Mauro Alba 957 PUNTI
2nd PLACE - Massimo Leone 932 PUNTI
3rd PLACE - Hubert Przybylak 907 PUNTI
1st PLACE - Leandro Mastromatteo 902 PUNTI
2nd PLACE - Domenico Cuscunà 890 PUNTI
3rd PLACE - Gianluca Lamberti 889 PUNTI
PIZZA IN TEGLIA
1st PLACE - Gianluca Piersanti 909 PUNTI
2nd PLACE - Cristian Tolu 882 PUNTI
3rd PLACE - Valentino Rotaru 878 PUNTI
PIZZA IN PALA
1st PLACE - Emanuel Facchin 919 PUNTI
2nd PLACE - Fabrizio Di Leginio 879 PUNTI
3rd PLACE - Sebastiano Parentignoti 860 PUNTI
PIZZA TONDA AL MATTERELLO
1st PLACE - Rosario Simeoli 833 PUNTI
1st PLACE - Cristian Tolu 833 PUNTI
2nd PLACE - Aldo Brancato 830 PUNTI
3rd PLACE - Antonio Saviana 822 PUNTI
PIZZA A 4 MANI
1st PLACE - Marco Amicone 871 PUNTI
2nd PLACE - Andrea Di Paolo 833 PUNTI
3rd PLACE - Gianluca Sozubir 772 PUNTI
PIZZA AL METRO
1st PLACE - Federica Samarani 902 PUNTI
2nd PLACE - Andrea Di Paolo 866 PUNTI
3rd PLACE - Davide Samarani 852 PUNTI
1st PLACE - Nicodemo Arnoni 850 PUNTI
2nd PLACE - Corrado Bombaci 845 PUNTI
3rd PLACE - Andrea De Stefano 828 PUNTI
Pizza in rosa: Federica Samarani won the award for being the woman with the highest overall score in one of the competitions
Emerging pizza chef: Massimo Leone was awarded for being the under-30 pizza maker with the highest score in any of the competitions
King of pizze romane: Cristian Tolu won the award for the best score as the total of the scores of the 3 competitions (Pizza in Teglia, Pizza in Pala, Pizza Tonda al Matterello)
In addition, all the newly crowned world champions have secured their participation by right - as finalists - in the 7th season of the TV talent show Master Pizza Champion, the first and only TV talent show dedicated to pizza, on TV from October on SKY 937.
SPECIAL GUEST IN ATTENDANCE
During the competition, numerous special guests attended the event and judged the competing professional pizza makers: Davide Civitiello, Tiziano Casillo, Luciano Passeri, Andrea Bosio, Luciano Sorbillo, Pino Arletto, Piero Asaro, Elia Pompa, Francesco Marasciulo, Clara Micheli, Raffaele Di Stasio, Pasquale Chirico, Alessandro Negrini, Thierry Graffagnino and many more.
The World Championship is organized by Ristorazione Italiana Magazine, the B2B network of reference in Italy for professional catering, under the patronage of Associazione Pizza Romana that promotes, defends, and develops the Pizza Romana in Teglia, in Pala and al Piatto con il Matterello, in Italy and especially in the World, with the patronage of the Municipality of Rome and the collaboration of Master Pizza Champion, a talent TV show dedicated to professional pizza makers.
These are the statements of the organizer, Enrico Famà at the end of the event: “It was a fantastic two days. I must sincerely thank all the professionals who wanted to participate in this event, despite all the current challenges, the unfavorable calendar, and the start of the summer season. The organizational machine worked flawlessly. I must congratulate all my team, and the companies that followed us and supported us even in this new adventure. It was exciting to be able to return after some time to organize such a successful event”.