Italian pizza in Barcelona
Are you dreaming of Italian pizza in Barcelona, just like us? Well then this list is going to be very helpful. With this information you can start planning your next trip to some of the best Italian pizza places in Barcelona. The restaurants we are mentioning also deliver right to your home, this way you don’t have to wait until you are allowed to go out again. But planning that next trip is an activity on its own. Because who doesn’t like to eat pizza the whole week?! Monday: pizza, Tuesday: pizza, Wednesday: pizza, well you got the point. We are also going to mention some great pizza recipes, if you feel like cooking.
The origin of Pizza
Before entering the world of delicious Italian pizza in Barcelona, let’s start with a little history lesson. Pizza is a classic example of Mediterranean food. It is mainly made out of flour, tomato, cheese, oil and some other minor components. Let’s go back in time, and start from the Middle Age. At that time pizza was basically a flatbread with different ingredients. In the 16th century people started putting tomatoes on their pizza. The tomatoes were being imported from South America. This pizza topping became very popular especially in Naples. It is in this city that the famous “Pizza Margherita” was created in honour of the Queen Margherita di Savoia of Naples. It is at the ending of the 19th century that pizza started getting diffused in all Northern America thanks to Italian immigrants that started selling pizzas in their neighborhoods. And from there pizza started to get widely known.
The restaurants we mention on our list are all highly recommend by TripAdvisor. We also made sure that all of the restaurants that we mention, deliver right to your home. The delivery service will be mentioned with every restaurant, as well as the address and the price range. Hopefully this will give you enough information about each restaurant. At the end we will give you some tips on how to make your own delicious pizza.
This restaurant is run by Nicola Marino, who first started in the world of gastronomy at the front of his family pizzeria in Turin. 25 years ago he decided to come to Barcelona and open his own pizzeria: Piazze D’Italia. Apart from speaking Italian, he is also fluent in Catalan, English and Portuguese. The pizzas are made with the best and freshest products from his homeland, Italy. All of the pizzas are being made in a big wood oven. Piazza D’Italia has a lot of recommendations and awards. The most special one is the Spanish president of the CIAO ITALIA association. This is the only association recognised by the Italian Ministry that brings together leading Italian restaurants in the world. In Spain only 10 restaurants are part of this institution.
Address: Carrer de Casanova 94, 08011 Barcelona
Delivery service: Ubereats, Deliveroo, Glovo
Price range: €15 – €30
Pizzeria Da Nanni Barcelona
Pizzeria Da Nanni scores really high on the list of pizzerias in Barcelona on TripAdvisor. It ranks at number three of 809 Italian restaurants on the app. This pizzeria is in the heart of the Gothic area and makes authentic Neapolitan pizzas. It actually isn’t a big restaurant, it doesn’t have a lot of space where you can eat your pizza. This pizzeria is the ideal place to make a quick stop, eat a slice or order a delicious take away. All of the pizzas are made in a traditional way and cooked in a stone oven. We recommend you to get a bottle of wine, or something else to drink, order one or two pizzas and enjoy them in a nearby park or at the beach.
Address: Calle Llibreteria 10, 08002 Barcelona
Delivery service: Deliveroo
Price range: €3 – €14
This is one of the more pricy restaurants on our list. But it’s definitely worth it. Sartoria Panatieri (once known as Garden Pizza) is owned by Rafa Panatieri. At Sartoria Panatieri they believe in cooking with local produce and seasonal products. Small producers are their best allies. They create unique experiences by combining Italian artisanship with local and organic products. All of the dishes are prepared in a rustic and familiar way using a wood-fire oven. The dough is created with local stone-ground flour. This creates an authentic dough which tastes very unique and delicious. This pizzeria opened its doors in 2018, and wanted to be self sufficient from the get go.
Address: Carrer de l’Encarnació, 51, 08024 Barcelona
Delivery service: Deliveroo
Price range: €20 – €35
La Pimpa Pizzeria
Not only has La Pimpa Pizzeria delicious pizza but they also have the cutest interior. And they have a few tables outside as well, to enjoy your Italian pizza in the Spanish sun. This pizzeria is a little bit outside of the city centre, but it is worth the trip. The Maria Cristina metro station is close by. Are you also a big fan of football? Then this is a great place to eat before or after a game. La Pimpa Pizzeria is quite close to Camp Nou. The staff can give you the best recommendations in both English and Spanish. So there is no language barrier. This pizzeria has the most pizzas on its menu on our list.
Address: Carrer Europa 24, 08028 Barcelona
Delivery service: Deliveroo
Price range: €10 – €20
Dolce Pizza y Los Veganos
Dolce Pizza y Los Veganos is a vegan pizzeria. All of the dishes and drinks are vegan. So, if you are vegan or a vegetarian you don’t have to ask for the vegetarian options, or the vegetarian menu because everything on the menu is vegetarian. Not only does this pizzeria have amazing vegan pizzas, but they also have delicious hot dogs and desserts. And they are also all vegan. Besides being a vegan pizzeria they are also a vegan coffee house. But when you walk in there just to get a coffee it is hard to only order coffee, believe us. You can find this restaurant in the heart of the Gracia area, and close to the Joanic metro station.
Address: Carrer d’Hipòlit Lázaro (esq. Carrer Pi Margall), 34, 08025 Barcelona
Delivery service: Just Eat
Price range: €15 – €30
Are you more in the mood to cook than to order in or go to your favourite Italian restaurant? Then we are going to give you some tips on how to make your own Italian pizza dough. Of course there are a lot of different ways to do this, and everybody has their own preferences. But we looked for an easy recipe for all of the beginners like us. Because we had a hard time doing it the first few times as well! But remember, practice makes perfect. You can find the recipe and the instruction video down below.
- a cup warm water 105-110 degrees F
- 1 TBS sugar
- a TBS active dry yeast
- 1 TBS olive oil
- 2 to 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
- 1 tsp salt
We wanted to give you the oldest and most popular Italian pizza recipe. And this is of course the Pizza Margherita. This is also one of the easiest pizzas to make with not that much ingredients. But this doesn’t mean that you will get it on your first try. But hey, who doesn’t want to make a lot of pizzas just to get it right?! If you can’t eat them all, send them to us! We really don’t mind helping. For beginners we’ve tried to give the easiest recipe. You can find the ingredients and instruction video down bellow.
- 100ml passata
- handful fresh basil or 1 tsp dried
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 125g ball mozzarella sliced
- grated or shaved parmesan
- handful cherry tomatoes, halved
- handful basil leaves (optional)
A calzone is a folded pizza. The filling can be very different. But in every calzone there needs to be cheese, just as with a regular pizza. The calzone comes from the south of Italy and is based on the Neapolitan pizza. A traditional calzone is baked in an oven and its size is the half of a regular pizza. You can also find small calzones which are fried in oil. Small calzones are also called Panzerotti and you can just eat them straight out of your hands. Want to make a calzone? We’ve looked up an easy recipe. You can find the ingredients and instruction video down below.
- Cooking spray
- 1 3/4 lb. pizza dough
- All-purpose flour, for surface
- 1 c. pizza sauce
- 1 c. ricotta
- 1/2 c. pepperoni
- 1 c. shredded mozzarella
- Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
- Kosher salt