Suffering from a tapas overload? We’ve all been there. So why not continue to embrace the Mediterranean diet by swapping patatas bravas for a good ol’ slice of pizza? It’s one of the world’s most popular foods, and rightly so, but with popularity comes mediocrity so it’s important to know where’s hot and where’s not. Fortunately, Barcelona will spoil you for choice when it comes to authentic and delicious pizza. From crisp and chewy crusts to scrumptious sourdough bases and tasty toppings, this city is home to the pizzas that knock the crusts off all others.
We’ve tried and tasted the very best pizza in Barcelona and have carefully handpicked a selection from across the city so that you’re never too far from a great slice… or three!
The mother of all pizza places, this hidden gem will blow your mind and have your taste buds singing with joy for days. With its all Italian staff, you’ll be in the hands of professionals and be transported to Rome with its gloriously squidgy, salty bases and fresh full-flavored toppings. They’ll certainly give you that much needed energy boost before tackling your way down La Rambla, or rather, a pick me up after traipsing up and down the famous street.
Devour them whole or by the slice at a reasonable 2.50€, meaning that you can afford to eat like a king without breaking the bank. You’re not limited to what you can order either with this Barcelona pizza place’s delectable range of toppings to suit even the pickiest of eaters. For all you meat eaters out there, their ‘Pizza Catalana’ is to die for, or alternatively if you fancy something a little lighter, try the ‘Pizza Dolcevita’ which is an exquisite combination of mozzarella, honey, nuts and goat’s cheese- it never fails to go down a treat. You’ll be hard pressed to find pizza in Barcelona better than the slices of ingenuity at Pizza Circus.
Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 40
Ever since it’s opening in 2011, Luzia has been a big hit on the Barcelona restaurant scene, especially with it belonging to the renowned family business, Grupo Tragaluz. Having opened their first restaurant in 1987, they have a wealth of experience behind them and are experts when it comes to mastering fine Mediterranean cuisine, serving a medley of tapas, salads, pastas, sandwiches and not to mention Barcelona’s answer to the best wood oven pizzas in the city. Don’t be fooled by their modest selection of pizzas, as what they do offer is simplistic yet sublime tasting slices, in particular their dried tomato, burrata and basil pizza – a fine example of ‘less is more’. Their bases are thin and crispy, made in true Roman style, however; perhaps steer clear of this place if you’re more of a soft dough lover.
With its prime location just off La Rambla, this Barcelona pizza place is perfect after an exhausting day of sightseeing. the bistro’s casual yet intimate vibe makes it the ideal spot for families or couples and its friendly, English-speaking staff makes it even more of a draw. What’s more, with its open kitchen the kids can watch their pizzas being made, meaning you can enjoy some uninterrupted peace and quiet for a while. Blissful!
Carrer del Pintor Fortuny, 1
This is arguably one of Barcelona’s most well kept secrets and a favourite amongst locals. It offers a thoroughly Italian welcome with its reassuringly old-fashioned Neapolitan cooking and pizzas that Italians would hold dear to their hearts. Experience the taste of Naples without leaving Poble Sec at this traditional Italian restaurant with a menu including everything you’d expect to satisfy devotees of authentic Italian cooking.
They pride themselves on high quality food, without the frills, and boast an impressive selection of freshly made pasta, risottos and perfectly crisped, hand tossed pizzas – 25 to be precise – baked in their wood-fired clay oven. Their signature ‘Bella Nepoli’ pizza is simply divine, with its unique combination of asparagus, mushrooms and egg and is a great option for vegetarians. Their delicious tasting pizzas are perfectly complimented by their 30 Italian wines, with prices averaging at around 18€ per bottle.
Tip: If you don’t fancy an evening out, this place also offers takeaways meaning you can enjoy the taste of Italy from the comfort of your couch at your apartment in Barcelona.
Calle Margarit, 12-14
Winner of ‘Best Pizza 2014’, you know that you can expect the crème de la crème of takeaway pizza from here. With a phenomenal range of flavours and tip top toppings, whatever you fancy, they’ll have it, whether you’re a meat eater, veggie lover or partial to something sweet. Offering a range of classic, gourmet and homemade pizzas, as well as those without gluten and lactose there really is something to suit everyone.
As part of emphasising the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle, this pizza joint uses only the freshest ingredients, and of the highest quality, to provide you with one hell of a tasty takeaway pizza.
All pizzas are 34cm, a substantial size that’ll be sure to keep your hunger at bay. This Barcelona pizza place really excels when it comes to toppings, so if you’re ordering in a group, why not make the most of it and grab a few to share between you? They often have offers on their website, www.vitalipizza.com, which entitles you to 50% off your second pizza as well as other set deals that are subject to change.
In terms of delivery, they have two pizzerias in Barcelona that deliver throughout the city. You can check if they deliver to your address by entering your postcode on their website.
Tip: Calling all those with a sweet tooth, why not try their ‘Special’ pizza for dessert which is a scrumptious combination of banana and Nutella, a real crowd pleaser that never fails to disappoint.
Carrer de París, 109
Offering nothing but authentic, high quality Italian cuisine, this place is a must if you happen to be in the beautiful Born neighbourhood.
When it comes to NAP, it’s all about the base of their pizzas which are raved about across the city. Light, delicate and seasoned to perfection, their bases also include one rather special ingredient, their homemade ‘mother’ yeast – the equivalent of pizza fairy dust.
Their sparing use of tomato sauce is light and subtle, allowing you to fully appreciate the wonderful flavours and richness of the buffalo mozzarella and house-grown herbs which are used on virtually all of their pizzas. If you’re a meat eater, you’ll relish in knowing that this eatery uses only the finest cured meats to create a truly magnificent tasting pizza.
Here, you can receive the full Italian experience with the Italian staff, their premium Italian ingredients and even their love of limoncello. And what’s more, it’s far cheaper than a flight to Rome as a Margherita pizza is priced at a reasonable 5.50€.