Pizza is a perennial favourite no matter where you are in the world, and Menorca is no exception. Italian restaurants and pizzerias can be very hit and miss, particularly in tourist hot-spots, so to avoid the disappointment of paying for a sub-par pizza, we’ve done some extensive sampling and figure out where to get the best pizza on this Balearic Island.
Owned by the same people as Menorca’s famously popular Cafe Balear, Roma Pizzeria serves authentic wood-fired pizzas for very reasonable prices. Located in an old bakery on a quiet street with tables out front, this charming restaurant serves delicious pizzas with fresh mozzarella and thin crispy bases. For any non-pizza lovers at your table, they also serve excellent meat and fish dishes. Can get very busy, so booking ahead is recommended.
Run by two Italians, Rojo Pomodoro serves delicious crispy thin pizzas, made with homemade dough, Napolese tomatoes, and local mozzarella. The menu is extensive, with a range of classic and special pizzas, as well as fantastic homemade pastas and great desserts too. Well worth stopping in if you are visiting Es Castell. If you’re staying in the area, they also do home delivery.
Part of the flamboyant and extravagantly decorated Sa Barrera Hotel, in the resort of Cala En Porter, this pizzeria is only open in the evenings offering an Italian-inspired menu of freshly made pasta and quality pizza. The food is excellent (if a little expensive) and the candlelit terrace with views over the picturesque cove is particularly romantic.
Restaurante Pizzeria Don Giacomo | Restaurante Pizzeria Don Giacomo
Pizzeria Don Giacomo is very popular and although it looks tiny from the outside, it’s actually very spacious. The decor is a little sparse, but the service is great and pizzas are far from bland, with thin, crisp bases, and a wide range of tasty toppings. There is also a kids’ menu and a gluten free pizza base option, as well as pastas and burgers and other dishes. A good family option with generous portions and prices that won’t break the bank.
This one is a bit of a wild card, as Ca Na Riera is not specifically a pizzeria, but a small local tapas bar in the picturesque town of Ciutadella. They do however serve a very tasty, but unusual pizza. Topped with sobrassada (local sausage, a bit like spreadable chorizo), cheese and honey, you won’t find this pizza on the menu at your local Italian, but it’s a flavour combination that’s definitely worth trying.
This buzzy restaurant sits at the quieter end of the port in Mahon and serves great pizzas from a wood-burning oven – and particularly good calzone. Casanova offers decent salads and pastas too, and there are a few clearly marked gluten free options on the menu, including pizzas. The service and quality of the food is consistently good at this small pizzeria with a terrace overlooking the sea. A perfect lunch spot for watching boats and cruise ships sail in and out of the harbour.
Alessandros Italian restaurant is located next to Son Bou – Menorca’s longest beach – and a cracking find. Serving pizzas with perfectly thin, crispy, stone-baked bases, plus delicious toppings made from fresh ingredients (including one with padron peppers), this family-run restaurant is a great place for a reasonably priced but tasty meal. As well as the pizzas, they serve some excellent pastas, and their seafood dishes are particularly good too.