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, 20€ 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 place is now only a restaurant, they don't serve pizza anymore. 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