Pisa is one of the most popular cities in Tuscany, globally known for its amazing Leaning Tower. Therefore, the city is often crowded with tourists, so there are many different restaurants and pizzerias. But, most of them are typical touristic overpriced places, so everyone should first check reviews before picking the place to eat.
Most pizzerias in Pisa offer classic or Neapolitan pizza, but there are also some of them that offer typical Pisan pizzas cooked in a pan. Quality pizzerias with reasonable prices are usually hidden in small alleys and often very small, with only a few tables inside and outside. Here you can eat the best pizza in Pisa:
(This article contains 5 pizzerias in Pisa, which are best in our subjective opinion. The order of the pizzerias is not related to the quality they offer. Every pizzeria has its pros and cons, so choose the pizzeria based on your personal preferences.)
La Taverna di Pulcinella
La Taverna di Pulcinella is a small family-run restaurant with a cozy and friendly atmosphere. This hidden gem is located on a quiet road, just right to the main street and away from crowds and noise. The place is a bit hard to find, but it is totally worth the effort. The restaurant is very casual, with tables both outside and inside.
The menu has a great variety of exceptional pizzas, and there are also many vegan and lactose-free choices. The pizzas are amazing, made in a Neapolitan way, very tasteful with light, soft, and digestible dough filled with high-quality, fresh ingredients, and cooked in a wood fire oven. The pizzeria also has a special three-course daily menu.
Portions are very generous, so a small pizza on the menu has a size that in any western country you would call large. Pizza prices are in a range from 4,50 to 8,50 euros which are excellent and cheap prices for a touristy place like Pisa.
La Taverna di Pulcinella is very popular among locals, which speaks a lot for itself. The owners are a super friendly and welcoming Italian couple, so you will have a very pleasant stay in this lovely restaurant.
It is located in Via Garofani 10, which is around 1.3 kilometers (800 miles) far from the Leaning Tower. The restaurant is open every Monday to Saturday from 12:00 PM (12:00 hours) to 2:30 PM (14:30 hours), and from 6:00 PM (18:00 hours) until 11:00 PM (23:00 hours).
- Location: Via Garofani 10
- Website: facebook page
- Phone: +39 050 520 2704
- Distance: 1.3 kilometers (800 miles) far from the Leaning Tower
- Pizza price: 4,50 to 8,50 euros
Pizzeria Zero Zero
Pizzeria Zero Zero is a lovely casual little place located in a beautiful, peaceful square near the center of Pisa. It is tucked away from crowded streets, so, therefore, the area is perfect for sitting outside and watching people passing by.
This pizzeria offers fresh and homemade desserts, pasta dishes, and of course, pizzas. On the menu, you can also find a bunch of vegetarian options, as well as a good selection of drinks.
Pizza lovers will find this place amazing because there is a wide variety of different pizzas, from classic to special ones. Their pizza is made of high-quality ingredients, with crispy but light and very digestible dough and soft toppings.
The prices are very reasonable, in a range from 6 to 9 euros. Also worth mentioning is that the pizzeria is very clean, there is great attention to spacing, and it is a very friendly and cozy place.
Pizzeria Zero Zero is located in Piazza Giovan Battista Donati 1, around 850 meters (0.5 miles) far from the Leaning Tower. It is open every Monday to Saturday from 6:30 PM (18:30 hours) to 11:00 PM (23:00 hours) and on Sunday from 12:00 PM (12:00 hours) until 10:30 PM (22:30 hours).
- Location: Piazza Giovan Battista Donati 1
- Website: facebook page
- Phone: +39 050 991 0537
- Distance: 850 meters (0.5 miles) far from the Leaning Tower
- Pizza price: 6 to 9 euros
Pizzeria L’Arancio is a small but very nice, rustic place located in a shady little street near the center of Pisa. Its location is perfectly tucked away from the tourist chaos but still very close to the Leaning Tower, so this pizzeria is a great place to eat, drink, and hang around with your travel buddy.
The interior of this restaurant is tiny but very unique. Everything is inspired by the blues and jazz theme, and tables are very small so keep that in mind. There are also tables outside that are bigger, so you should consider eating outside for better comfort. Pizzeria L’Arancio offers typical Tuscan dishes, excellent wines, many vegetarian options, and an extensive pizza menu.
Their pizzas have a thin and crisp dough, fresh and quality ingredients, and the perfect amount of sauce and toppings. Pizza prices are also very affordable, ranging from 5 to 8,50 euros.
Besides pizza, you can order delicious sandwiches, salads, meat dishes, and desserts. The waiters are super friendly, polite, and with smiles on their faces.
Those who love wine should visit this tiny place because of its great selection of white, red, and sparkling wines. Pizzeria L’Arancio is located in Via L’Arancio 1, which is around 650 meters (0.3 miles) far from the Leaning Tower. It is open every day from 12:00 PM (12:00 hours) to 3:00 PM (15:00 hours) and from 7:00 PM (19:00 hours) until 10:30 PM (22:30 hours).
- Location: Via L’Arancio 1
- Website: ArancioPisa.it
- Phone: +39 338 135 0978
- Distance: 650 meters (0.3 miles) far from the Leaning Tower
- Pizza price: 5 to 8,50 euros
Pizzeria Da Nando
Pizzeria Da Nando is a simple historical restaurant located on a pedestrian street near the center. Even though it doesn’t look fancy from the outside, the pizzeria offers amazing pizzas for excellent prices.
The place is very popular and often full of locals, which can be pretty chaotic, so it is excellent for a quick stop, but less suitable for a real dinner. You can order both the classic quarter of a pizza and the whole pizza, as well as delicious sandwiches.
Pizzas are homemade, baked in a wooden oven, and have a thin, crunchy, and crispy dough. Their toppings are soft, stuffed with high-quality local products, and very tasty. Also, they are prepared fast in front of your eyes, so you will not have to wait too long.
Pizza prices are in a range from 5 to 8 euros. Pizzeria Da Nando is located in Corso Italia 103, around 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) far from the Leaning Tower. It is open every Monday to Saturday from 11:00 AM (11:00 hours) until 10:00 PM (22:00 hours).
- Location: Corso Italia 103
- Website: facebook page
- Phone: +39 050 27242
- Distance: 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) far from the Leaning Tower
- Pizza price: 5 to 8 euros
Pizzeria Da Pancino
Pizzeria Da Pancino is a historical place that for local people represents an institution. It is a very small place with only a few tables inside, but still, this pizzeria is very popular among locals.
This lovely place offers typical Pisan pizzas, cooked in a pan on both sides, with abundant oil, crunchy, almost without edges, and a bit smaller than Neapolitan pizzas. Some people might consider these pizzas very heavy, but if you are into trying the local specialty, this pizzeria is the right place for you.
Prices are below average in Pisa, in a range from 5 to 7 euros. Besides pizzas, you can try delicious sandwiches for also very good prices. Pizzeria Da Pancino is located in Via Benedetto Croce 59, around 1.8 kilometers (1.1 miles) far from the Leaning Tower.
It is open every Monday to Friday from 12:00 PM (12:00 hours) to 2:30 PM (14:30 hours) and from 5:30 PM (17:30 hours) until 12:30 AM (00:30 hours), also every Saturday from 5:30 PM (17:30 hours) until 12:30 AM (00:30 hours).
- Location: Via Beneetto Croce 59
- Website: Pancino Business Site
- Phone: +39 050 49201
- Distance: 1.8 kilometers (1.1 miles) far from the Leaning Tower
- Pizza price: 5 to 7 euros
Where to eat the best pizza in Pisa?
Finding a good pizzeria in a large city like Pisa is very hard. There are many restaurants and pizzerias that have eye-catching interiors or great locations, but mostly they are tourist traps. You can eat the best pizzas for excellent prices in small, hidden, and simple pizzerias that are crowded with local people. All pizzerias noted in this article will offer you delicious pizzas for reasonable prices, so you won’t regret it whichever you choose.
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