The Top Pizza Places In Bologna, Italy

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Barbara Boda

Beautiful Bologna is a very popular tourist attraction due to its rich history, but even tired tourists need to eat. So here are The Culture Trips recommendations for the best pizza destinations in Bologna, Italy.


1. Berberè

Berberé promises its guests a very special pizza experience. Pizzas are made using seasonal ingredients and seven different types of flour, then the pastry has to undergo a slow-ripening process which can last up to 48 hours. The result is a unique, mouth-watering taste. The place is in the heart of the university area, so you won’t be short of company on Fridays and Saturdays in particular.
Address: Via Petroni, 9/b, Bologna, Italy phone +39 051 705715

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2. La Tana dell'Orso

This pizzeria instantly makes you feel warmly welcomed. Even the most modest of attempts to speak Italian is rewarded with a heart-warming compliment. Prosciutto and local cream cheese make the pizza on offer absolutely perfect, and the amount of food, all served with a big smile, leaves everyone happy and very full up.
Address: Via Portazza 10/c Bologna, Italy phone +39 051 465437

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3. Tonino

Located in the city center, Tonino oozes a classic chic style. This is the only pizzeria here which is a member of the association for real Naples pizza, smooth, slightly crispy pastry and various toppings ease hungry guests’ appetites. Friendly service and spacious interiors perfectly accompany the main event, the top-quality pizzas themselves. There are many tables so there is no need to book in advance, just show up and enjoy the experience.
Address: Via Cairoli, 16, Bologna, Italy phone +39 051 5882700

4. Pizzartist

Their name couldn’t describe them better. A truly artistic place for any pizza lover. Interestingly, you pay by the weight of your pizza, so you can try many of the appealing offerings. The best thing here is that as soon as the pizza is taken out of the oven, it is brought straight over and you can tuck in while it is still piping hot. This means that the pastry is as perfectly crunchy as the toppings are well-flavored, in truth, you will probably end up trying several at the same time!
Address: Via Marsala, 35/A, Bologna, Italy phone +39 051 587 2755

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5. Pizza Fuerte

You will receive a warm welcome from the knowledgeable owner, who is justifiably very proud of his products, and top-notch pizzas. Situated in the heart of the city, surrounded by palazzos and close to Parco Montagnola, a soft and airy pizza pastry with beautiful, tasty toppings can turn out to be the highlight of a long sightseeing day. They have started to sell homemade bread too and you can try a sandwich prepared using it with mozzarella and fresh vegetables.
Address: Via Riva Di Reno, 118 Bologna, Italy +39 366 335 4592

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6. Zamboni 3 - Pizza & Fritti

Despite their low prices, the quality here is still among the highest in Bologna. Pizzas are mouth-watering, tasty and juicy, with a thick layer of toppings and crunchy crust. This place is open until 3 or 5 in the morning, so it’s the best pizzeria to visit during (or after) a night out, and since it’s only a few steps from Asinelli tower, it’s also a good place to stop by for a break when walking around the city. There are lots of fruits and salads as side dishes as well.
Address: Via Zamboni 3/A Bologna, Italy phone +39 366 450 3038

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