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A slice of Venice: The best places to get pizza in the Floating City

  • Sit back, relax and enjoy your pizza in the pergola-covered courtyard of Al Nono RisortoTake in the views of one of Venice’s many cathedrals in the comfortable Muro Frari
  • Visit Antica Birraria La Corte, a pizzeria in an old Austrian brewery that still serves some of the best draft beers in the city 

Pizza may not be one of Venice’s culinary specialties, but you can still find some fantastic pizzerias if you know where to look. Whether you’re after a traditional thick deep-dish pizza or a Roman-style crispy thin-crust pizza, you’ll find a mouth-watering slice of heaven at our favourite pizza places in Venice.

Our insider's guide to the best authentic Italian pizza Venice has to offer

Our insider's guide to the best authentic Italian pizza Venice has to offer

Rossopomodoro

Rossopomodoro is a simple but popular pizzeria not far from St Mark’s Square. It’s always packed with tourists and locals alike, thanks to its great traditional flavours. Its pizzas are particularly big, so Rossopomodoro is the best choice if you’re into sharing or for if you’ve spent the whole day on your feet, and you feel like you’ve earned an enormous meal. In peak season, be prepared to queue at Rossopomodoro, or arrive early to avoid the rush.

Waterbus: S. Zaccaria (Danieli)

Open daily 1130–2330

Pizzeria Trattoria All’Anfora

If you prefer a Roman-style thin crust pizza, Pizzeria Trattoria All’Anfora is the place to go. It’s a family-run place that has a gorgeously tranquil walled garden at the back that makes it a real refuge if you want to escape the noise and activity of the Venetian streets while you eat. Pizzeria Trattoria All’Anfora’s menu is extensive, with around 50 pizzas to choose from, and they’re all giant, so consider sharing unless you’re feeling particularly ravenous.

Waterbus: Riva de Biasio

Opening times vary

Osterio Nono Risorto

Just a short walk from the Rialto Market, you’ll find Osterio Nono Risorto, a traditional trattoria that’s particularly popular with the locals. Its shady garden courtyard is a great place to stop on a hot afternoon or a balmy summer evening, and its long menu is packed with plenty of pizza choices that keep people coming back again and again. Osterio Nono Risorto’s staff are friendly and always ready with a recommendation for dishes, like its signature pizza, which comes topped with gorgonzola and speck, a traditional smoked ham from the Tyrol.

Waterbus: San Stae

Opening times vary

Antico Forno

Near the picturesque Rialto Market, Antico Forno is a take-away pizzeria that serves up some of the thickest deep-dish pizzas in Venice as well as Roman-style thin-crust pizzas. All its creations come topped with thick tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella and other seasonal toppings. Unlike many pizzerias in the city, you can order by the slice at Antico Forno, making it perfect for a quick lunch. It has no seating, but head just around the corner to the Grand Canal for a picnic and some people watching.

Waterbus: S. Silvestro

Open daily 1130–2130

Birraria La Corte

Birraria La Corte is a trattoria and pizzeria with some of the most interesting surroundings in Venice. Its building used to be an Austrian brewery, and the décor is still heavy with wood and copper, giving it a thoroughly rustic vibe. Birraria La Corte’s pizzas have a great reputation and are prepared using only locally grown produce. In the summer, you can wash one down with a locally brewed craft beer, sitting at one of the tables on the patio.

Waterbus: S. Silvestro

Open daily 1000–1500 and 1800–0000

Muro Frari

A canal-side pizzeria with fantastic design, Muro Frari has dark wood, exposed brickwork and huge windows that look towards the Basilica dei Frari. As well as having a reputation for some of the best steaks in Venice, Muro Frari is known for its excellent thick-crust pizzas, which come heavily laden with toppings. It’s also popular for its great selection of German draft beers which make it the place to go if you want to take a break from wine.

Waterbus: S. Toma’

Opening times vary

Don't miss the chance to try some Venetian pizza during your stay

Don't miss the chance to try some Venetian pizza during your stay

Ristorante Rosa Rossa

Ristorante Rosa Rossa is a relaxed, modern trattoria not far from St Mark’s Square. It first made a name for itself in 2010 when it became one of Johnny Depp’s regular haunts while he was on location filming The Tourist. Since then, Ristorante Rosa Rossa has gone from strength to strength, and its pizzas are now among the best in the city. Its absolutely-stuffed calzones are a particular highlight and the restaurant often hosts live jazz bands on a Friday night.

Waterbus: S. Angelo

Open Thursday–Tuesday 1200–2200, and Wednesday 1800–2200

Arte Della Pizza

Although it’s not a sit-down pizzeria, Arte Della Pizza deserves a mention simply because of the excellent quality of its pizza. It’s a hole-in-the-wall takeaway pizzeria on Strada Nova that serves up some truly enormous pizzas. Arte Della Pizza’s price is unbeatable, too, with a whole pizza setting you back just €6 and a slice just €1.50.

Waterbus: S. Marcuola-Casino’

Open Tuesday–Sunday 1100–2100

 

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