The capital of Cataluña, Barcelona, offers the perfect stimulus for the senses – it’s visually captivating architecture and colours enchant the eyes, the sounds of a buzzing atmosphere attests to the zest for life among its inhabitants and celebrated amongst the plethora of attractions, cultural treasures, and sunny climes is the delicious epicurean pleasures which are on offer here; with growing culinary sophistication and variety, Barcelona is most definitely a city of tastes and smells too!
There’s more to savour here than the classic tapas, patatas bravas and paella; the Mediterranean is renowned for being blessed with the freshest and tastiest ingredients, as well as legacies of sublime recipes passed down from generation to generation – fruits of the sea, fruit & vegetables, cheese, and meat; it's foodies' heaven, indeed, eating the produce of the Mediterranean is almost akin to tasting the sun.
Today, though, we’re going to focus on an old favorite, simple yet delicious, pizza! After a day of sight-seeing, enjoying a great free walking tour of Barcelona
, or just tanning on the beach, there’s nothing like tucking into the perfect pizza, especially if it’s washed down with a cold beer, before heading out to absorb the nightlife. From conceptual to the old tradition, healthy and flavorful, there is plenty of pizzerias to choose from - here’s our pick of the top 5 places for pizza in Barcelona.
Of all the places to eat pizza in Barcelona, you’re first thought likely won’t have been a warehouse; well, Parking pizza is rocking the Post-Industrial concept and welcomes you to a very bright and spacious, social atmosphere eatery with huge tables in, you guessed it, an old warehouse!
With fast service and friendly staff, the restaurant offers you a great variety of pizza, with fresh toppings and cooked in a traditional wood-fired oven, satisfying all tastes! We recommend the Stracciatella burrata appetizer, served with a delicious pesto! There’s a great range of local craft beers on offer and Parking Pizza is pet-friendly too. Reservation is not necessary.
For three courses, their average price will be around €25. Location: Calle de Londres, 98, 08036
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La pizza del Sortidor
La Pizza del Sortidor offers a quaint and cozy atmosphere in which you’ll enjoy delicious artisan pizza cooked in a wood oven. It is located in the chilled out Poble sec district, popular with locals, just of the placa del Sortidor, at the bottom of Mont Juic, so you can grab ready-made slice and eat it while embracing the best panorama of Barcelona. There’s a huge choice from the menu, including decent vegan and vegetarian options, or you can create your own pizza. Top tip; on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, get any pizza for €7, and all beers are always €2. Pizza delivery in Barcelona central is available in the evenings. Location: Poble sec Vilardell, Blasco de Garay 46, 08004
Flax and Kale
Flax and Kale is one of the most conceptual pizza places in Barcelona, self-proclaimed ‘Healthy Flexitarians’. Their committed to the idea of healthy eating contributing to happy living and strive to take the guilt out of pizza and keeping the taste. All of their doughs are plants based, like their Quattro formaggi pizza and it is pretty damn tasty!
If you feel adventurous, check out their Asian fusion food menu based on bluefish!
Flax and Kale have a dual entrance, off of La Calle de Sant per Mes and La Calle de Trafalgar through the enigmatic Passage de Les Manufactures which retains an old industrial charm of the area and prices range from 6€ to 20€ and pizza delivery in central Barcelona is available. Location: Passage Sant per Mes alt 31-33 ( main entrance) & 08003 Trafalgar 26 (North Entrance).
Acqua y Farina
Ideally located on la Barceloneta beach, this is a perfect pizza place in Barcelona for enjoying tasty pie while wiggling your toes in the warm sand by the sea. Acqua y farina source all of their pizza ingredients from Italy, to guarantee authentic tastes and you can choose from more than 30 different toppings. Their buffalo pizza is sensational and reflects the real quality of this establishment.
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Their incredible tiramisu is as divine as their pizza, so make sure to keep some room in your tummy. They also offer an impressive wine menu with some of the best Italian wines, and they even offer an organic option! The staff are very friendly and speak English. For pizza and a quality bottle of wine, count around €25. Location: Carrer de la Maquinista, 52 08003
Frankie Gallo Cha Cha Cha
Last on our list, but by no means least, Frankie Gallo Cha Cha Cha is as entertaining as the name suggests. A relatively new venture on the local Pizzeria scene in Barcelona, this place is the brainchild of Italian twins and renowned restaurateurs, Stefano and Max Colombo, and compliments tasty pizza with special events, DJs and live bands, and a superb designer interior, just off Las Ramblas.
All the ingredients here are high-quality and natural to create a proper artisan taste and a commitment to quality is why we love this place; 72 hours fermented sourdough cooked in a wood-burning oven, the perfect mix between fluffy and crusty, and never seen before combinations….did someone say chocolate salami? We also recommend the homemade meatballs….they are too good!
The average price for a full-on eating experience at Frankie Gallo Cha cha cha will come in around 20-30€. Location: Carriere del Marques de Barcelona 08001
Those are our top five recommendations for the best pizza places in Barcelona. I don’t know if you’re salivating as much reading about them as I have writing about them, but whether you’re in the same category of Pizza-expert as Joey Tribbiani and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, or just a casual pizza lover, we’re sure you’ll be entirely satisfied with any of these options during your Barcelona trip. If you want to explore more of Barcelona’s culinary culture, there are a number of food tours and cooking experiences to check out which will give you an in-depth knowledge of local food and delicacies or a hands-on lesson in Mediterranean and Spanish cooking – a nice alternative thing to do in Barcelona other than the conventional walking tours or bikes tours available.