Amazingly, Melbourne has the second largest Italian population after Rome. Its Little Italy sector is very popular and has tons of great restaurants. One in particular, 400 Gradi, has the (supposed) best margherita pizza in the world, a title won at the World Pizza Championships in Parma, Italy in 2014.
This pizza continues my journey of eating margarita pizzas around the world. Out of the 5 countries where I have tried a margherita so far, Scotland is currently my number one (Ristorante Isola in Edinburgh).
And… the consensus after trying the “World’s Best” in Melbourne… it’s not the world’s best to me. Scotland is still taking the cake, or should I say the pie. While the crust was indeed fantastic, the sauce was not great and the amount of basil was severely lacking (see above). 400 Gradi has, to me, the second best margherita pizza in the world.