Words: Shamim de Brún
Dublin’s Little Pyg just won gold for ‘Best Pizzas in Ireland’ at the world-renowned pizza awards in Barcelona.
Yep, apparently, there is such a thing as the world’s ‘most prestigious pizza awards’. Little Pyg, the sister of the notorious Pygmalion, took home the top prize for Ireland. It’s worth noting that they were the only Irish entrant. They did make rank among the top 50 in the 50 Top Pizza Europe Awards 2023, coming in at #27 in Europe.
Located in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre in Dublin Little Pyg’s pizza chefs are sent to Italy to train under the ‘Godfather of Pizza’ Enzo Coccia. Their pizza oven is even made from the rock of Mount Vesuvius! Who knew you could get that in Ireland?
Speaking about their pizza-making process, Little Pyg’s head pizza chef, Federico Rapali, said: “High-level pizzas are like an art. Coming from working with Enzo, we have developed a unique pizza here at Little Pyg. The dough is the most important part of our pizza. And it takes 48 hours to produce our Michelin guide pizza dough.”
Owner Paul McGlade Jnr is proud of the team’s hard work and dedication to creating the best pizzas in Ireland. He said: “It’s a tremendous honour to receive this prestigious award and a testament to the dedication of our team that work so hard to create the best pizzas in Ireland every day. Winning this Best in Ireland award, judged by some of Italy’s top food critics, means so much to us.”
Little Pyg offers a bottle of wine, a starter and a main for two, with a few Pygtails, for ‘around €40 each’.
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