And even in Italy there are a lot of different schools and tastes about it: “I want it slim and big” “I prefer it high and soft” etc.
So to choose the best pizza in Bologna I have to first say what is my idea of pizza. Pizza is Naples style. So my ideal pizza is quite small, soft in the border but not high as a focaccia. I love pizza with provola cheese, sausage and friarielli (a typical broccoli from Naples) or a simple margherita with bufala, mushrooms and rucola but I always like to try new combinations.
Via Petroni, 9/b, Bologna
Reccomendend pizza: the menu is seasonal, in autumn I reccomend the one with Trentino Speck, gorgonzola cheese, honey, walnuts and fiordilatte
Price: High, 22€ single pizza and craft beer, but I think you won’t regret it
Via Emilia, 96, Ozzano Dell'Emilia (BO)
Reccomendend pizza: Bella Giò, with bufala cheese, bacon and red radicchio
Price: Average, 13€ single pizza and beer, tagliere is a little more expensive
Via del Parco 13, Bologna
A bit far from the city centre you’ll find a classic and reliable pizza restaurant. It’s possible to ask for pizza with kamut or spelt dough (if you don’t digest wheat) with 1€ extra or the high digestible 48-hour rising with 2,5€ extra.
The dough is soft and tasty, not heavy, and with quality condiments (like buffala Dop). The place is usually quite busy, so in the weekend booking is recommended
Reccomended pizza: Verace, with sausage wild broccoli and 48-hour rising
Price: average, 13€ pizza and beer
Via Cairoli, 16, Bologna
051 588 2700
Reccomended pizza: Cafona, with sausage and friarielli (broccoli). In summer, when friarielli are not seasonal they use zucchini flowers, even better if possible.
Price: Average, 15€ pizza and beer
Via Mentana, 3, Bologna
Reccomendend pizza: Banco, mozzarella cheese, burrata and a 24 month aged ham
Price: High, 20€ single pizza and craft beer
This restaurant is currently under renovation so it's closed. Updates will follow. Its place in my heart is taken by the following
Via Camillo Ranzani, 12, Bologna
Reccomended pizza: Krotone, with zucchini, smoked provola cheese, bacon, salted ricotta cheese and pepper
.Price: Average, 15€ pizza and craft beer, and free amaro when you pay