Manifesto Restaurant in Dublin is the only Irish restaurant to be named among the best pizza restaurants in Europe at the Top 50 Pizza Awards.

Manifesto Restaurant was listed 35th in the highly competitive Top 50 Pizza Awards for their fresh, authentic pizzas.  According to Top 50 Pizza organisers the award criteria is a combination of not only the pizza but also the customer service, ambiance of the restaurant and wine list.

Owner and chef Lucio Paduano said “To be listed among the top 50 pizzeria’s in Europe is a huge honour for us. At Manifesto we work so hard, using premium ingredients in all our pizzas and being Italian, authenticity is at the heart of everything we do. This listing, recognises our hard work and effort and myself and the whole team are extremely grateful.”

The selection of winners is based on an initial survey carried out by over 150 inspectors for the awards, then followed by an anonymous visit and a further declaration following the review.

The global title further highlights the pizzas at Manifesto as some of the best in the world and Ireland, having previously been a Gold Medal winner for  World’s Best Pizza (2006, 2010) and Ireland’s Best Pizza (2011) at the World Pizza Championships.

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Manifesto Restaurant  is located at 208 Rathmines Rd Lower, Rathmines, Dublin.

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About Manifesto Restaurant

Manifesto Restaurant is an authentic Italian restaurant nestled in the heart of Rathmines in Dublin, with a focus on Southern Italian cuisine and specialty Italian wine. 

Using family recipes from his home region of Campania which go back generations, owner and chef Lucio Paduano aims for each dish to transport his diners to the Amalfi Coast and give them a real Italian dining experience.

Pairing the best seasonal Irish produce with speciality Italian ingredients is at the heart of Manifesto’s food philosophy. 

The restaurant, with its brick walls, wooden beams and linen tablecloths, has a relaxed and enjoyable ambience. Renowned for its award-winning pizza, the restaurant has a wood fired oven in full view of the diners who can watch the pizza-making process while the smell of freshly-baked pizza fills the air.

The pizza at Manifesto has had recognition on a global stage – named the World’s Best Pizza (2006, 2010) and Ireland’s Best Pizza (2011) at the World Pizza Championships.

About Head Chef Lucio Paduano:

Owner and head chef Lucio Paduano hails from Southern Italy and proudly comes from three generations of Italian pizza chefs since 1929.

Lucio moved to Ireland in 2003 when he married his wife Edel, and opened Manifesto in 2009 with the aim of carrying on his family legacy and bringing authentic Italian food to Ireland.