For the first time in history, African establishments have been honoured at the prestigious ’50 Top’ awards in Naples. The award ceremony celebrates and acknowledges outstanding eateries mainly in Italy as well as abroad – with separate lists for outstanding Italian restaurants in Europe, North America, Asia and now Africa.
The 50 Top Pizza awards, which took place in July this year, voted Massimo’s in Hout Bay as the best pizzeria in Africa with other local nominees including 360 Degrees Pizza, Kenya, Col’Cacchio Johannesburg and Pane Vino in Cairo.
Their global ’50 Top Italy’ list, however only featured one African representative – 95 Keerom. Coming in at number 47, this world-class venue located in Cape Town has stood the test of time. Opening its doors back 2003, 95 Keerom serves traditional Italian cuisine and is beautifully situated in Company Gardens, offering an unforgettable local-meets-continental dining experience.
“We are 16 years old and won many awards but this latest one proves that the standard is very high and we’re still doing the best. It puts us in a league with the best in the world, ” 95 Keerom’s chef-patron Giorgio Nava told TimesLive.
A panel of judges from the Italian haute cuisine congress, ‘Le Strade Della Mozzarella Paestum’, compiled the global list. First place was handed to Restaurant Passerini in Paris, France. Second place was awarded to Don Alfonso 1890 in Toronto, Canada and the second runner up was Heinz Beck in Tokyo, Japan.
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