In no order whatsoever (well, alphabetical), we bring you the NINE Neapolitan pizzerias everyone in Warsaw needs to get to know!
ul. Kolska 11
To some, Casa Mia will always be best known as being home to the drunk tank – now, however, it’s making a stir for reasons more positive. Covering all the bases and more, the choice of pizzas includes the mind-blowing Porcinella 2.0, a white pizza with porcini mushrooms, truffle cream and crusts oozing with ricotta.
Ciao a Tutti
Al. Niepodległości 217
Looking like an old school pizzeria should (gingham tablecloths, tiled interiors, strings of garlic), Ciao a Tutti eschew aesthetic niceties to simply produce glorious pizzas that have you reminiscing about your weekend sojourn in Naples – credited with pioneering the Neapolitan way in Warsaw, they were recently recognized as being among Europe’s Top 50 pizzerias.
Dziurka od Klucza
Fort Służew 1B
Upping sticks from their spiritual home in Powiśle, the DoK team have magically teleported themselves to Fort 8 where they’ve carried on much as before: knocking out beautiful homemade pasta and other Italian staples that go far beyond mere good. Though it was pasta that made them famous, their pizzas have also become legend.
ul. Żurawia 32/34
Warsaw’s pubs don’t have a great reputation when it comes to food, but Hopito get it bang on by knocking out fun-minded pizzas that are in rhythm with the party vibe. Among black and white doodles painted by some of Poland’s biggest street artists, order up craft beer from the Hopito brand before engaging in pizzas with a maverick twist: the mango drift (shrimps, chili flakes and shrimps) is particularly leftfield.
Mąka i Woda
ul. Chmielna 13A
Purists applaud an approach that uses a custom-made oven from Naples and imported ingredients such as 00 Caputo flour and DOP certified San Marzano tomatoes. Scrupulously authentic, for many this is the best pizza in Poland, no questions asked. That’s reflected by their enduring popularity – it’s not uncommon to find people queuing to be seated.
ul. Oboźna 11
Even before we switched en-masse to home-delivered, box-friendly foods, 2020 was shaping up to be the Year of the Pizza. And you saw just why with the entry of places like Nonna onto the market. Raising the bar in an already competitive field, their wood-fired, Neapolitan pizzas captivated the public way before we locked ourselves down, and have continued to make waves well into 2021 for their simply stunning authenticity.
ul. Krucza 16/22
It’s a sign as to just how strong Warsaw’s pizza scene became under covid that places like this were able to flourish. It helped, of course, that in their previous guise as Dwa Osiem this hip joint enjoyed a cult reputation on the riverfront. The classics are great, but even better are their own pizzas – for example, there’s one that elevates the jalapeno to the role of hero. Feeling young and happening, you’ll stick around long after the pizza’s done with to enjoy author’s cocktails that feel of the moment.
There’s more to Salsiccia than late hours of service (and believe me, those are very much appreciated). Pizza here is a beautiful homage to the Neapolitan way, with top marks going to their house specials – buried under a heap of spicy sausage and red onion, the Bomba Piccante is our natural go-to order.
ul. Chłodna 48
The brick-heavy interior adds to the warmth of Tutti Amici, a place that epitomizes the very nature of Italian hospitality. Of the pizzas we’ve chomped through, the Lucifero is an outstanding and intense pleasure loaded with spicy nduja sausage.