Visiting Italy should be on your bucket list, and the main reason — it is the mother of the best pizza in the world. But before you go forth and order some hot and delicious pizza in Rome, Florence or Naples you have to know that in all of Italy and in most of the world, margherita pizza is number one. The original pizza was first made in Naples and then shared throughout the major cities of Italy.
So, we packed our bags and went to Italy in search of the best pizza. We decided to make a pizza marathon, for 10 days we have tasted pizza from the most popular pizzerias in Rome.
1. Zizzi Pizza – Laboratorio artigianale
According to Tripavisor.com this place has one of the best pizzas in Rome. Two pasioned brothers with the same dream – to create the best pizza. The place is small but very cozy, plus the staff is very friendly.
We tried neapolitan pizza or pizza napoletana, a type of pizza that originated in Naples, Italy. This pizza is prepared with simple and fresh organic ingredients: a basic dough, raw tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and extra virgin olive oil.
📍Piazza di S. Martino Ai Monti, 5, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
2. Pizzeria La Boccaccia Monte
We never thought that choosing a pizza to eat while in Rome will ever be so hard. Every street has at least one pizzeria where you can sit and eat or take-away. Because the rain caught us on Leonina street, without thinking, we entered to the pizzeria . Lucky us!
Pizza al taglio is a variety of pizza baked here and generally sold in square slices by weight. Also, you can choose an entire pizza just for you for a firm price.
The simplest varieties include: pizza margherita, pizza bianca, and pizza rossa. Other typical toppings include: artichokes, eggplant, onions, potatoes, prosciutto, salami, sausage, zucchini, olive oil sun-dried or olives.
📍Via Leonina, 73, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
3. Antico Forno Ai Serpenti
With a retro style that recalls the atmosphere of an old french bistro, this pizzeria pleasantly surprises you with the atmosphere and their attention to details.
Next to the sales section has been set up the kitchen laboratory. From outside, through a large window you can follow the bakers and the pastry chefs at work, which are kneading water and flour for bread or pizza. This daily activity captures the attention of adults and children, tourists and kitchen lovers which are passing by.
📍Via dei Serpenti, 122-123, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
Everybody knows that Rome has a long history of pizza by the slice, panini, supplì and other small bites. We chose to try another kind of pizza, a different approach invented by Stefano Callegari, called Trapizzino.
The name Trapizzino is a wordplay combining tramezzino (a triangular sandwich served in cafes) and pizza. Unlike the calzone or calzoncino, the bread for a trapizzino is baked separately, then stuffed with the requested filling to order. The fillings are mainly rooted in the Roman classics – parmigiana di melanzane (aubergine parmigiana), polpette al sugo (meatballs in tomato sauce), or pollo alla cacciatora (chicken cacciatore) – are just some of the fillings that Trappizino offers.
📍Via Giovanni Branca, 88, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
5. Il Barroccio
In a romantic town like Rome, just a few steps from Pantheon, a pizzaiolo is kneading pizza dough through a window for all the people who want to try a authentic pizza.
Il Barroccio has a rustic air and everything is decorated with wood. The atmosphere is cozy, intimate and comfortable. Here the pizza is exactly how it supposed to be – thin, crispy dough with a loooot of authentic cheese.
📍Via dei Pastini, 13/14, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
6. Ristorante Magnolia — Campo de’ Fiori
What can be more relaxing than a cool summer evening and a prosecco while watching tourists passing by. This time we chose to spend our afternoon at this restaurant, a friendly restaurant in the city center.
Great pizza, good weather, excellent service – the perfect combo.
📍Piazza Campo de’ Fiori, 5, 00186 Roma RM, Italy
7. Pizzarium/ Bonci Pizza
According to Guardian.com, Gabriele Bonci — also called “Rome’s Michelangelo of pizza” — make some of the most delicious pizza in Rome, using just artisanal ingredients.
So we went straight to Bonci Pizza. If you’re planning to visit Rome we strongly recommend to try it. The dough is light and airy inside, with a beautiful golden brown and crunchy crust outside. As for the toppings, you have sooo many varieties to choose from.
📍Via della Meloria, 43, 00136 Roma RM,Italy