It would be a sin to come to Siena and not to try pizza in a local pizzeria. Although modern pizza is invented in Naples, Siena has a lot of excellent pizzerias to offer. Pizza is one of the most popular eating in the world consisting of a usually round, flattened base of leavened wheat-based dough topped with tomatoes, cheese, and often various other ingredients (like ham, olives, vegetables, etc.).
Most local pizzerias in Siena offers pizza cut (pizza in slices) to be eaten while held in the hand. That kind of pizza is much cheaper than pizza in the restaurant and also it allows you to walk through the city while eating your slice of pizza. The good thing about Siena is that most local pizzerias are located near the center of Siena (near Piazza del Campo) so you do not have to walk a lot and you can easily find where a local pizzeria is located. In this article, I want to help you to find the best pizza in Siena so that you can fully enjoy your stay in Siena. Here are the top 5 pizzerias in Siena:
1. Chianti & Pizza by Mister Pizza
Chianti & Pizza is a little pizzeria where you can find a welcoming Italian vibe. The pizzeria is located in Via delle Terme 94, which is 0.2 miles (300 m) far from Piazza del Campo. The owner offers huge slices of pizza at a very affordable price.
Also, the owner is an excellent singer and musician who is often found playing his guitar or singing while making pizzas. There you will find even a vegan pizza and other delicious pizzas of many kinds that are made in a traditional Italian way. The pizzeria is awarded with Certificate of Excellence in 2017, 2018 and 2019 year.
With a slice of pizza I recommend you to try a glass of wine called Chianti. You can choose a glass of local Chianti glass or glass of wine from Campania, Naples. You can either take a slice of pizza to go or eat there where you can enjoy pizza and glass of wine while listening live music and admiring retro decor of the place.
Chanti & Pizza by Mister Pizza is open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day from Monday to Saturday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday.
2. Pizzeria Gurgu Kebab
Pizzeria Gurgu Kebab is a lovely little place for breakfast or lunch run by two friendly people. The pizzeria is located in Via San Pietro 42, which is also 0.2 miles (300 m) far from Piazza del Campo (the center of Siena). There you can find a big choice of pizzas, kebabs, burgers, fries, hotdogs, and pancakes at a reasonable price. One pizza slice costs one euro, and for 5.50 euros you get a kebab, french fries, and a drink.
The employees are extremely polite and they speak multiple languages. For those who are really hungry, there is an XXL pizza so be assured that nobody will leave this pizzeria with the half-empty stomach.
Pizzeria Gurgu Kebab is open every day of the week from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
3. La Piccola Ciaccineria
La Piccola Ciaccineria is an excellent place to grab a slice or two of delicious pizza for a quick lunch. This small pizzeria is located 0.2 miles (300 m) far from Piazza del Campo, in Via San Pietro 52. Besides various types of pizza, you can order traditional lasagne or salad.
This tiny pizza place always offers delicious pizzas with fresh ingredients at cheap price. You can choose between a pre-made slice or a fresh 250gr or 500gr pizza. However, I found the 250gr pizza just enough to feed two adults. The staff is very friendly and knows how good pizza is made. On my first visit, they even gave me a free slice of a different pizza to try.
There are no tables so you have to sit on the stairs or stone benches opposite the pizzeria or take it to eat somewhere else so it’s far from romantic, but the pizza is more than making up for that. To check all the prices of pizzas you can visit La Piccola Ciaccineria official website. The pizzeria has won an award called Certificate of Excellence in 2017, 2018 and 2019 year.
La Piccola Ciaccineria is open every day except Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 9:30. p.m.
Pizzaland in Siena is a very casual place perfect for a quick bite on the go with very friendly staff. It is located in Via Camollia 41/43, which is 0.4 miles (650m) far from Piazza del Campo. Pizzaland is a modest shop that sells pizza by the slice for a very good price. For a detailed menu with all the prices, you can visit Pizzaland official website.
The owner is super friendly so if you ask him politely, he will fill up your water bottles for free from a water fountain in his pizzeria. With pizza, you can get refreshing juice, beer or wine. Also, if you need to charge your phone, there is a charger and a computer connected on the internet for surfing. The pizzeria also has the Certificate of Excellence in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 year.
Pizzaland is open every day of the week from 10:45 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
5. Piripi Pizza Urban Food
If you want to try something more traditional and unusual you definitely need to visit Piripi Pizza Urban Food. It is a very small restaurant, but very comfortable with a good selection of wine and craft beers, absolutely delicious food, generous portions, and with helpful staff.
The restaurant is positioned in Via Dei Rossi 71/73, which is also 0.2 miles (300m) far from Piazza del Campo and it also has the Certificate of Excellence for the 2019 year.
Piripi Pizza Urban Food is a nice restaurant that is not so pricey, in a nice street with a view of great buildings and has great homemade pizza dough. I suggest you to leave some space for the dessert. You should try the tiramisu. It is homemade and just perfect!
This place is open every day from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
So if the path takes you to beautiful Siena, and hunger catches you, I suggest you to enjoy in one of these Pizzerias. Having a pizza on Italy trip is the best option if you want to save some time and money. Whichever pizzeria you choose from the list, you will not make a mistake, because all of them will provide you excellent Italian pizza.
Have a nice day in Siena and Bon Appetit!