The 10 Best Pizzerias in Italy

 

There’s probably nothing so capable of uniting Italy from north to south like pizza. Whether high and soft, low and crunchy, classic or gourmet, the pizza in Italy is an institution and a symbol of the country. It’s the favored Saturday night dish, friends get-together meal, or the meal eaten while watching a football match, accompanied by the inevitable beer.

But which are the best pizzerias in Italy?

It’s really hard to choose Top 10 considering there are over 30,000 in Italy and new ones opening every day. But, we’ve managed to elect the 10 best pizzerias in Italy thanks to contributions from Italians and travelers. So, let’s check them out!

10. Pizzeria Montegrigna by Tric Trac – Legnano, Milan

Pizzeria Montegrigna

Awarded one the best pizzerias in Italy by Gambero Rosso, this pizzeria is famous for its very slow leavening dough in different versions and the use of cereals such as rye, kamut, spelled. A pizzeria between tradition and experimentation.

Address: Via Grigna, 12, Legnano
Specialty of the house: The real specialty are the doughs, which are available in a very wide range. Let yourself be tempted by the basil or saffron dough.
Average price per pizza: €8 – €12

9. The News, Naples

 

The News, Naples

The two pizzerias in Naples managed by Enzo Coccia are true synonyms of quality and attention to raw materials, with local products of Campania. Let yourself be conquered by the Mediterranean flavors and the dough made to perfection, with a crunchy edge and perfect leavening.

Address: Via Michelangelo da Caravaggio, 53 and 94, Naples
Specialty of the house: Pizza San Gennaro with yellow tomatoes, oregano, anchovies
Average price per pizza: €7 – €10

8. Pepper in Grains – Caiazzo, Caserta

Pepper in Grains - Caiazzo, Caserta

Franco Pepe‘s pizzeria, a true “artisan” of pizza, is considered one of the best in the world due to its exceptional dough, entirely made by hand, which is soft and tasty on the palate offering a real explosion of flavors.

Address: Vico San Giovanni Battista, 3, Caiazzo
Specialty of the house: The sun on the plate, pizza with buffalo mozzarella, piennolo from Vesuvius, and anchovies from Cetara
Average price per pizza: €6 – €15

7. From Remo – Rome

7. From Remo - Rome

From Remo is an institution in Rome, a popular and Spartan venue that reflects the Testaccino spirit. The Roman pizza, low and crunchy, cooked in a wood oven, is the main attraction. Among the specialties, you can also find fried foods, such as supplì, cod, and courgette flowers.

Address: Piazza di Santa Maria Liberatrice, 44, Rome
Specialty of the house: Roman pizza and fried pizza, pizza Margherita.
Average price per pizza: €5 – €8

6. I Tigli – San Bonifacio, Verona

6. I Tigli - San Bonifacio, Verona

This pizzeria offers a real gourmet pizza, certainly not cheap, but with a carefully selected raw material that amazes everyone who tries it and leaves an excellent flavor. The strong point of Simone Padoan’s pizza, which revolutionized the concept of pizza as we knew it, is definitely the dough, which is made using natural yeast.

Address: via Camporosolo, 11, San Bonifacio (Verona)
Specialty of the house: Gourmet pizzas, a must-try for every local or tourist the pizza Semplicemente, with burrata and red shrimp.
Average price per pizza: €15 – €33

5. The Cat Eater – Rome

5. The Cat Eater - Rome

Having received the three segments of Gambero Rosso, La Gatta Mangiona (eng. Cat Eater) is confirmed to be one of the best pizzerias in Rome. With a lively atmosphere and a wide selection of beers to match the different pizzas, La Gatta offers a traditional pizza with special attention to the choice of raw materials.

Address: Via F. Ozanam 30-32, Rome
Specialty of the house: Margherita della gatta (eng. Cat Margherita)
Average price per pizza: €8 – €16

4. Pizzeria F.lli Salvo – San Giorgio a Cremano, Naples

4. Pizzeria F.lli Salvo - San Giorgio a Cremano, Naples

Going back to Naples, this time in the Brothers Salvo pizzeria. Once located in Portici, since 2006, the pizzeria has moved to its new location and is skillfully managed by the Salvo brothers. Passion, experimentation, and tradition are the keywords of this pizzeria, which is one of the best in Italy and the Naples area.

Address: Largo Arso 10, San Giorgio a Cremano.
House specialties: Pappacelle and tanned pizza, white pizza with mozzarella, Neapolitan and tanned pappacella
Average price per pizza: €5 – €15

3. Antica Pizzeria da Michele – Naples

3. Antica Pizzeria da Michele - Naples

Still in Naples, we go to Antica Pizzeria da Michele, a true Neapolitan institution, also known as the “Sacred Temple of Pizza”. A historic pizzeria, which has made use of natural ingredients and its proven method of leavening the dough its workhorses. You will find only two pizzas there, the Marinara and the Margherita, following the directions of Michele who didn’t want other ingredients to alter their taste and authenticity.

Address: Via Cesare Sersale 1-3, Naples
Specialty of the house: pizza Margherita
Average price per pizza: €5

2. Sorbillo – Naples

2. Sorbillo - Naples

It seems that Naples has the best pizzerias in entire Italy. When you think of pizza in Naples, you think of Sorbillo. It’s another Neapolitan institution, with immense success in pizza making. The secret of its success is undoubtedly the almost maniacal care and attention towards the dough and the quality of the ingredients, while always keeping an eye on tradition.

Address: Via dei Tribunali, 32, Naples
Specialty of the house: pizza Margherita
Average price per pizza: €5 – €10

1. 50 Kalò – Naples

1. 50 Kalò - Naples

Naples is definitely the city with the most pizzerias in this ranking, including the one that wins it. The pizzeria 50 Kalò is a new pizzeria of Ciro Salvo, the best pizza maker in Italy. His goal is clear: to make a good pizza, as can be seen from the name of the place: kalò, which, in the pizza maker jargon, indicates something good (originating from the Greek kalos, which means beautiful). On the other hand, the 50 in the Neapolitan grimace refers to the bread, meaning good dough, which is the basis for making an unforgettable pizza.

The detail that made the difference in his pizzas and made him win is exactly that – the dough. Ciro Salvo adds a lot of water, to create an extreme softness, melt, and digestibility. Another secret is the simplicity of the toppings: his pizzas are all stuffed with only 2-3 ingredients so that it doesn’t suffocate the dough, which must remain the absolute protagonist of the recipe.

Address: Piazza Sannazzaro 201 / B, Naples
House specialty: Margherita with buffalo mozzarella
Average price per pizza: €6 – €15