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8 Barcelona Pizza Joints You’ll Be Glad Took Your Money

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Italians are Barcelona’s greatest foreign born population and all 25,000+ of them need their pizza fix.

The result is an abundance of quality and authenticity that makes skipping paella and tapas not only excusable but highly recommended, just don’t tell your Spanish hosts!

Here’s where you can get the best Barcelona pizza for your money.

The Best Pizza in Barcelona

Sports Bar

8.00-14.00 | 51 Carrer Ample | Metro: Jaume I (yellow line L4) | Website

Don’t be fooled by the nondescript name, these pizzas in the heart of the Gothic Quarter are extraordinary. The chewy sourdough crust is straight out of Naples and so are the staff. Also underrated are their seafood pasta dishes.

The pan di stelle dessert (tiramisu made with cookies instead of ladyfingers + nutella) is out of this world. A second location has opened at 123 Avinguda Diagonal (metro Poblenou, yellow line L4).

Get there early (8 pm) if any of the big Italian football teams are playing.

Da Michele Barcelona

9.00-15.00 | Consell de Cent 336 | Metro: Passeig de Gracia (various) | Website

So, the place that made pizza famous in Naples all way back in 1870 has recently opened and is already a Barcelona pizza institution. If you don’t trust me then maybe trust Julia Roberts’ moral obligation in Eat, Pray, Love.

World-renowned chef Anthony Bourdain also ranked it among his highest. It’s €9.00 for a margherita but with such authentic quality and massive pizzas spilling over the plate I haven’t heard any complaints.

De Angelis

9.00-€14.00 | 48 Carretera de Collblanc | Metro: Collblanc (various) | Website

One of the best Southern Italian restaurants in Barcelona, this one specializes in Calabrian cuisine so try anything with their homemade spicy sausage. The in-house ravioli are terrific but the wood-burning oven and terrific pizza selection are the highlight.

This is a good place to go because it’s walking distance from the famous Camp Nou football grounds.

NAP (Napoli Authentic Pizza)

7.00-14.00 Avinguda Francesc Cambó 30 | Metro: Jaume I (yellow line L4) | Website

A true pizzeria with no pasta. This is the best value pizza in Barcelona. A simple traditional menu with creative seasonal specials. Did I mention the 1 euro digestivos? Pour me another limoncello because this is a great place to drink.

It’s always busy so get there early (9 pm) and have a drink in the ‘courtyard’ – they don’t take reservations. There’s a second location in Barceloneta (Barceloneta yellow line L4) at 69 Carrer del Baluard.

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Madre Lievito

6.50-13.00 | Carrer de la Llacuna 1 | Metro: Jaume I (yellow line L4) | Website

The most stylish entry in the list with its cool white brick walls, wine bottle lights, flowers, and hanging clothes. You’ll feel like you’re out in some Italian square. With prices below 7.00 for a basic (but huge) pie this place is about simplicity and value.

Just look up at the chalkboard menu and its list of pizzas and a single pasta of the day. Not a lot of vegetarian choices but who’s keeping score? This pizzeria is found in one of the city’s best neighbourhoods to stay: Poble Nou.

Reina Margherita

7.50-14.00 | Passeig de Joan de Borbo 29 | Metro: Barceloneta (yellow line L4) | Website

From the outside you may think this is another tourist trap a stone’s throw from the beach but this little hole in the wall packs a Barcelona pizza punch. Top quality pizzas with only the best ingredients and a friendly customer service that’s unfortunately missing at other top restaurants in the area.

A bonus? Owing to its position in Barcelona’s fisherman’s quarter there are magnificent seafood pastas.

La Bella Napoli

10.00-15.00 | 14 Carrer de Margarit | Metro: Poble Sec or Parallel (green line L3) | Website

If Sport Bar took away the screens and put out some white table cloths and classy decor you’d get this. They’re all Neapolitans and all very playful. The authentic wood-oven pizza is top quality and the seafood pasta is worth the extra money.

Here you can also sample some Italian craft beers not found in other Barcelona pizza places: I recommend the Menabrea blonde.

Pizzeria La Tarantella

9.00-14.00 | Sepulveda 98 | Metro: Urgell (red line L1) | Website

Another top quality family run Barcelona restaurant joint with a high-paced atmosphere straight out of Naples. Quality and value meet their match here – on Mondays and Wednesdays all pizzas are only 7 euro! If you buy three pizzas on a Wednesday you get a free bottle of wine.

Try the meloncello!

Mamma Mia! The Advice Doesn’t Stop Here

I’ve simmered down Barcelona pizza joints to a list of the best but if you still haven’t found what you’re looking for give me a shout in the comment section below. Any question you have about Barcelona and your holiday will be answered ASAP.

Happy eating 🙂

  • August 5, 2019 at 12:51 am
    TL
    Hello Ash, Just enjoying a week end in Barcelona and i have to thank you for all the valuable information i found on your site: priceless Regarding pizza joints, i tried Da Michele yesterday which was absolutely fantastic and unfortunately the Sport bar tonight where the food was good but not the service which was real bad, perhaps the wrong day, i don’t know & i don’t care, just to testify : i will not come back anyway... :-) Thanks again for everything T.
    • August 5, 2019 at 10:07 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hola TL, Thanks for reporting back.. I am very curious as to how the recommendations turn out and am grateful when people write back with honest opinions :) You're right, the one very authentic thing about Sports Bar that's not a plus is its very Italian service... I've given up looking for a good service experience there and just embrace the chaos knowing the diavola pizza and tiramisu will deliver :) Ash
  • July 4, 2019 at 6:35 am
    Mart’s
    Hello Ash, I’m obsessed with your website, invaluable. Can you recommend any Italian / pizza / tapas restaurants within close walking distance of Barcelo Raval hotel, Rambla Del Raval? Much appreciated
    • July 4, 2019 at 12:24 pm
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hola again Marts! The Raval is a hotspot for ethnic restaurants and pizza isn't really high up on the list here... in fact the only one I've tried in the area is a by the slice shop called Pizza Circus which is very good for what it is. I would encourage anybody to walk an extra 10-15 minutes up into Eixample or the Gothic Quarter and go for a real authentic Italian joint like Sports Bar. For tapas nearby I would go for Bar Cañete, Bar Pinotxo (in Boqueria Market), or Louro... with Louro I was so impressed when the owner came by to ask how my meal was (and showed a type of friendly service extended to foreigners rarely seen in Spain) that we got to chatting and I even asked him to help me set up a no money down reservation system for my blog readers... here is a link if you're interested: https://visitarebarcellona.typeform.com/to/rgus9G I should let you know that they give me a small commission per diner but that this money helps me pay for rising server costs and the time (which is now pushing 3-4 hours a day responding to requests! amazing) I invest. Again though, no pressure... any of the restaurants above will be good! Ash
  • May 21, 2018 at 1:57 am
    JD
    Pizza Circus has good reviews on Trip Advisor. Have you eaten there? If so, what do you think?
    • May 21, 2018 at 8:47 am
      ashley
      Team Member
      Ash
      Hi JD, Pizza Circus to me is a great by the slice place and has big portions! Made in the traditional Italian style like most of them above... would recommend! Ash

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