Let's give it up for 400 Gradi! The pizza masters have once again garnered glowing praise on the world stage for their authentic Italian fare.
On November 23 in Italy, judges at the 50 Top World Artisan Pizza Chains 2023 competition awarded the much-loved restaurant two more shiny trophies to add to its rapidly growing collection: sixth place in the global Top 50 list for the second year in a row, and first place in the Best Pasta Proposal 2023 for the multiple venues category.
These achievements mean that 400 Gradi is officially regarded as Australia's numero uno pizza and pasta chain right now – but long-time followers and fans will hardly be surprised.
The pizzeria and pasta restaurant led by Johnny di Francesco is no stranger to global wins. It was the first Australian pizza restaurant to be certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (the True Neapolitan Pizza Association), winner of best pizza in the world with its classic margherita in 2014, and winner of the Made in Italy Made in Italy 2022 Latter Sorrentina Award for its menu of classic Italian delicacies.
Given the fierce global competition at this annual event, the fact that 400 Gradi has once again stood out among the rest is no small feat. Since opening in 2008 on the Brunswick East end of Lygon Street, 400 Gradi has evolved into a global brand with locations spanning Australia and the United States and is celebrating its 15th birthday this year.