Of course, the legend tells that Pizza was actually born in Italy, so every city within this beautiful country has a lot of heritage related to Pizza and a very high standard to maintain. After all, every tourist that sets foot on the country is expecting to have their minds blown by an original Italian Pizza, the good news is that there are plenty of spots where that can happen throughout Italy and in Venice in particular.
What follows is just a list, it is not exhaustive and it is definitively not a ranking since eventually, everything boils down to personal preference in the way you enjoy your Pizza.
Let's talk about them.
Six Great Pizza Spots in Venice:
- Pizza al Volo: As its name suggests this is not a place to sit down, here you will find Pizza ‘on the fly’, you will probably find a nice bench outside overlooking a beautiful vista to enjoy your meal though, so nothing to worry about. You can expect a thin crust, big slices and lots of grease and cheese to go with it. Very good.
- Arte della Pizza: These guys take their deep-dish Pizza very seriously, a great selection of toppings to go with a very generous amount of dough, excellent traditional style mixed with innovation.
- Antico Forno: Old Oven is its name, so it must have a history, right? In this case, the name actually goes with the place because you will find a great amount of experience in the people working here, they know what makes their Pizza special and they make sure you get it with every slice. You could ask for thin crust, but I would encourage you to try out their specialty deep (very deep) dish style, and you could even have a taste of their own brand of beer to go with it.
- Muro Frari: This isn’t just a Pizza place, but a full restaurant. Here you will find a great number of dishes to choose from, but we are focusing on the Pizza here. You will find a more modern approach towards toppings here and a regular amount of dough. This is not deep-dish by any means, but it is not so very thin either. if you are feeling adventurous you could even go for a Clam Pizza.
- Rossopomodoro: This place is also another restaurant, focusing mainly on Pasta and Pizza dishes. It is the first one on this list that is actually part of a chain of restaurants. The quality of the food found here will not disappoint you, though.
- Tre Archi: Small, beautiful, very cozy restaurant by the water. Thin crust and a great variety of toppings to enjoy a mellow evening.
Hopefully, you find this list useful in your exploration of Venice, if you have the chance you should definitely stop by at least one of these.
Pizza is awesome, this much is common knowledge. Do you have anyone in your life that doesn’t like pizza? I do, she is a weird gal. Pizza is one of those foods that most of us really look forward to eating, it is highly customizable, vegan-friendly and happiness-inducing. You can eat it hot or cold, it is great for sharing a meal or to just get something in your belly on the go, even it’s circular shape is a perfect and beautiful circle. Ok, I guess you can tell by now that I really like Pizza.
Being a Pizza fan I am aware of many details that can either make or break a Pizza, being able to find a good one is really valuable and through the years I have learned to pay attention to some of the details that make a great Pizza, let’s go over them in a bit of detail so we can have some common ground in the upcoming exploration.
Good dough is crucial in a Pizza. Some people like a large amount of dough in their pizza and some prefer to have less of it, and this has produced a clear divide in two distinct styles of Pizza: Thin Crust or Deep Dish.
- Thin Crust: Basically we are dealing with a very small amount of crispy dough, this style is known with different names around the world, but they all share this characteristic.
- Deep Dish: These are the taller Pizzas that you can find in the world, there still should have a crispy bottom to them, but there is more dough between the bottom and the next layers.
The Sauce: This is, to some, the key ingredient in a Pizza. Others would disagree, seeing the sauce as a part of a Pizza that almost goes unnoticed. I wouldn’t go as far as saying that a Pizza is defined by its sauce, but it definitely makes a big difference in my humble opinion.
Toppings: This is the part of a Pizza that usually gets the most attention and the one that has been subject to the most amount of development over time. A traditional cheese Pizza seems very simple sometimes, compared to the amount and variety of things that people add to their Pizzas these days. You could find all kinds of vegetables, such as tomatoes, onions, certain leafy vegetables; mushrooms; certain curated meats; eggs cooked in a variety of ways and even fish. There are certain varieties of Pizza that do not include cheese as a part of the topping, but in general, all of the other toppings mentioned above come with a generous (if done right) amount of delicious cheese.
We now have a fairly deep understanding of most of the key details that make up a good Pizza, let’s talk about where we can find it in Venice, and what you should expect to find at certain spots that you should definitely not miss if you are a Pizza fan like me.
A bit about Venice:
This famous Italian city can be found in the Northeastern part of the country, it is famous for its canals and Gondolieri, a gorgeous place that should not be missed if given the chance to explore it.It dates as far back as the 10th century BC and is considered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.