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The Best Pizza Spots In Pisa To Dine At

Posted on Dec 12, 2011 by in Italy | 1 comment

The lovely Tuscan region of Italy and that incredible culinary Italian export that people from all over the world have come to know and love, the Pizza are brought together in a wonderfully romantic way in the delightful historic town of Pisa.

Nobody could deny that the Italians excel when it comes to their cuisine. Every region of the country has its own traditional specialties, and in Tuscany these are incredibly good. However, the dish that is universally known and prepared to perfection throughout Italy is, of course the pizza. There are rules in place that are adhered to without fail when it comes to how the pizza bases are prepared. Their thickness and size of the pizza is the key to whether or not one has been prepared the way it ought to be, and then of course there is the choice of toppings and throughout Italy, you are really spoilt for choice.


When in Pisa you have to know where to go to get the best pizza and it stands to reason that the locals are the people who know which Pizzeria serves the dish to die for. With so many visitors descending on the town to see the leaning tower as well as all the other marvelous sights that abound throughout the city, there is an amazing choice of restaurants, pizzerias and other eateries, so it could seem a bit daunting when you first arrive there.

But for a fast food delight when in Italy, it has to be a pizza. If like me you love the extra thin base on your pizza, the wonderful La Cereria prepares theirs just like this. The toppings however are extremely copious with a selection of them that could take you a while to choose from, but this is all part of the fun of eating a pizza.

If you are looking for somewhere to grab a bite in a really nice location, then try the Il Vecchio Dado. Their pizzas are great although a little bit on the expensive side, but with an ice cream parlour just down the road, it is the ideal place to enjoy a really well prepared pizza and then treat yourself to one of the best ‘gelatos’ from the Bottega del Gelato after your meal.

Visiting Pisa on a budget means finding really affordable places to eat at and in this case you have to go to Bagni Di Nerone where the pizza is, not only very good but very well priced too. The pizzeria is extremely popular with students just for this reason, so it is a great place to try out for the food, the ambiance and the price. Another really good place to get a pizza, have a beer and a dessert for a very reasonable price is La Spigolatrice and again this is a very popular place to eat so the ambiance is always good here too.

Right in the heart of Pisa, there is a lovely pizzeria which is great value for money. L’Antico Vicoletto serves up incredibly good pizzas in a really friendly atmosphere which means the restaurant is usually busy, but this does depend on the time of year you are visiting the city. It’s a pizzeria that both locals and tourists enjoy eating at.

For anyone who likes their pizzas on the large size, then Le Scuderie is probably where you might just meet your match because here you buy your pizza by the metre. All the pizzas are cooked in a wood oven with bases that are nice and thick. The owner however, is not the friendliest person you might ever come across in Pisa, but his pizzas more than make up for this.

If you don’t mind a bit of stroll, then a walk outside the city walls to a pizzeria called Funiculi is well worth the effort. It is situated close to the Roman baths, so that’s two reasons why it’s a good excuse to go and eat there. This is a very popular place, full of locals who dig in to plates of delicious antipasto and some of the best pizzas in Pisa.

The Pizzeria Il Montino has a great reputation for serving some of the best pizza in town as well as the best focaccio and ceccina. The restaurant itself is very small so you may have to wait to get a table, but the wait will certainly be worth it!

JACS bistro is a restaurant come pizzeria that serves great Italian food and superb pizzas as well as sandwiches. This is another very popular restaurant where the food is out of this world and the atmosphere very Italian.

If you are in Pisa with the family, then Osteria Pizzeria Il Fantasma dell’Opera is a great child friendly place to eat at. This is a truly good value for money place to eat and it is incredibly popular, which is always a good sign that the restaurant is a good one.

Another very child friendly pizza place is the Pizzeria Tavola Calda La Tana where not only are kids made really welcome, but the pizzas are great and really inexpensive. If you don’t want to sit down to eat at the restaurant, they have a take-out service which is really handy if you want to keep on the move.

Of course with a name like Pizzamania, you would expect this restaurant to be excellent and it is. Italians love it and the pizzas are more than just good, everything about them is superb. On top of this they are excellent value for money – all this in a friendly atmosphere that makes dining out, eating your favorite Italian dish a real delight.

It is always nice to get some idea of the best places to eat at when you are visiting a new town or city, but it can also be a great adventure finding a place off the beaten track that serves amazing dishes including of course pizzas. I always believe that if there are loads of locals eating at the place then the chances are that the food is going to be the best around and I am yet to be proven wrong. The Italians simply love their food and expect the best all the time, so as a rule of thumb, you just can’t go wrong if you choose a pizzeria that the Italians themselves love, a place where they can relax and enjoy their wonderful food as only the Italians can do.

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  1. This is a truly good value for money place to eat and it is incredibly popular which is always a good sign that the restaurant is a good one.

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