Pizza in Turin
Top 10 (+ 5) Pizzerie in Turin
Who can resist pizza?! Selecting a Top 10 list of the Best Pizza in Turin definitely proved to be a challenge since there are many places to choose from. Even after narrowing it down, we came up with a Top 15 list of popular pizza places in Turin – according to locals. This list is in no particular order and is a snapshot of the best pizza places on offer in Turin…you don’t have to go far to enjoy a pizza here and you’ll rarely be disappointed.
Turin has the good fortune to have a large slice of its population that originates from southern Italy meaning that the traditional ways of making pizza in Naples and Sicily have found their way into the pizzerie and restaurants all over Turin. That means you’ll be able to sample classics, local pizza variations and more…Buon appetito!
Places to Go for Pizza in Turin:
Deicicento (10100): Via Bertola, 24/c
It’s definitely advised to book ahead because this place gets busy! And there’s no wonder why…their pizza is simply delicious! The pizza base is thick and a special recipe invented by the owner keeps the dough nice and crusty. You will also love all the different types of pizza toppings to choose from and, if dining with a group, you can order pizza by the meter! The restaurant decor is modern yet cozy and the staff is friendly. There’s also a dining menu offering local Piemontese favourites and even seafood. The pizza is so delicious, you will be coming back for more.
Pizzeria Ristorante Sicomoro: via Stampatori, 6
A modern interior and another popular one with locals. You can usually get a table if you get there early but booking ahead is highly recommended. Lots of choice on the menu at reasonable prices. They also do their own ‘speciality’ pizzas for those who prefer to try something a bit different including wholegrain pizza dough topped with mozzarella, broccoli, sausage, parmesan and breadcrumbs.
Pizzeria Cammafa: via Pio VII, 19
Said to be one of the best Neapolitan pizzas in Turin. Locals enthuse about this one. The pizza is tasty. The service is fast. The interior brings Napoli to mind. Admire the wall murals of sun kissed balconies, complete with washing hanging out to dry. As well as pizza, you can also sample other Neapolitan dishes on the menu and there are three locations around Turin – check out their website for details:
Alla Lettera: Via Mazzini 12 (under the porticoes in Piazza Bodoni)
“Alla lettera” also means “doing things right”, with quality and respect for traditions. The pizzas are delicious and they also offer an a la carte menu. The ambiance is contemporary, comfortable and relaxed. There’s also outdoor seating so, on warm sunny days, you can eat al fresco and enjoy a pizza in beautiful Piazza Bodoni.
Osteria La Capannina: via Vitaliano Donati, 1
Full of locals offering pizza and traditional Piedmontese dishes with a modern twist. Pizza bases are also prepared with wholegrain flour. You can choose from classics such as ‘Margherita’ (tomato, mozzarella & basil) and ‘Napoletana’ (tomato, mozzarella, anchovies, capers, oregano & basil) or go local with ‘Raschera’ (mozzarella, Raschera cheese from Piedmont and veal sausage from Bra – a town in Piedmont). There’s indoor and outdoor seating.
Check out their virtual tour: La Capannina Torino
Ristorante Pizzeria La Fila: via Principe Amedeo, 3/A
There aren’t many tables inside so you may need to book ahead but there’s outdoor seating during summer months. You will find plenty of choice of classic thin crust pizzas. Popular with locals, the staff are friendly, service is good and the location overlooking Piazza Carignano is second to none. Go there to sample their pizza speciality – pizza ‘Boscaiola’.
Anema E Core: Corso Moncalieri, 5 (near the Gran Madre)
For truly authentic Napoletana pizza, you will find it at Anema E Core, which is run by a family from Naples. The entire family pitches in at the restaurant. Anema e core is Napolitano for soul & heart…and you will find both here, along with delicious authentic Napoletana pizza and a seafood menu.
Gramsci Ristorante Pizzeria: via Gramsci, 12
With a cool lounge/bar atmosphere this doesn’t feel like a traditional Italian pizzeria. It’s where the trendy, glam crowd goes. People love it here as much for the atmosphere as for the food.
Dessi: via Madama Cristina, 63
This is a staple favourite among locals including university students and theatre-goers at the local Teatro Colosseo. It’s huge inside and you rarely have to wait to find a seat. They prepare both regular sized pizza, pizza ‘al tegamino’ (see below for this Turin speciality) and an extraordinary ‘farinata’ (made from chick pea flour). Prices are very reasonable.
Alla Baita dei 7 Nani: via Andrea Doria, 5
As famous for its lusciously tasting farinata with lashings of freshly ground black pepper as it is for its pizza ‘al tegamino’ this place is worth a lunch or dinner to two. Simply known by locals as ‘I sette nani’ (the seven dwarves) you can’t book ahead but service is fast and it is exceptionally good value for money.
- Pizza ‘al tegamino’ is a lightly fried, deep pan style pizza that you can find in many pizzerie in Turin. Different to the more commonly found Neapolitan and Sicilian crusts, it was invented by a pizza maker from Turin who decided to experiment…You should try it! Another famous local restaurant that does a great pizza ‘al tegamino’ is Da Michele in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, 4.
Ristoranate La Cantinella: Corso Moncalieri, 3/A (near the Gran Madre)
La Cantinella is located in the Gran Madre area of Turin. The atmosphere is intimate and more romantic than other traditional pizza places. During winter months, you can stay warm and cozy with their open fireplace. In addition to an extensive thin crust pizza menu, other specialties include grilled and stone-cooked meat, as well as fish.
Dual Ristorante Pizzeria: Via Cesare Battisti, 17/D
If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a good pizza al fresco with beautiful views during the warmer months, then Dual is a great choice. This pizzeria offers both Napoletana (thick crust) and Romana (thin crust) pizza. The interior of the restaurant is modern and bright; you will also find pasta, meat dishes and burgers on the menu.
Pizzeria Il Rospetto: Piazza Madama Cristina, 5
If you’re looking for good thin and crispy pizza, then check out Il Rospetto (the toad). There’s 70 different pizzas on the menu! You’re not necessarily going here for the ambiance but you will enjoy savory pizza.
Pizzeria Da Cristina: Corso Palermo, 101
A particular favourite with locals. Not the most central of locations but the pizza is delicious. A local Italian friend told us that, for her. it’s
“…the best in Turin and the best I have ever eaten in Italy!!!!”
The owner, Cristina, is the lady who invented the special dough and only her sons and daughters, who work in the pizzeria today, know how to recreate it. You’ll never get a burnt pizza crust in this place and they use fresh ingredients: Italian tomatoes and ‘fiordilatte’ mozzarella. The slight downside is you can’t book a seat but you never have to queue for long. And we bet not many of you know that Cristina also has another pizzeria tucked away in Piedmont, just past Mondovi in via Corsaglia, Roburent.
Piano B, Pizza & Public House Gourmet: via Mazzini, 23/A
Regularly packed out so you should book ahead in plenty of time as tables get snapped up fast. Made from pure wheat, slowly ground flour their pizza dough holds its proteins. A double rising technique over 48 hours also limits the use of yeast for a crust that is easy to digest. Top quality ingredients for their classic choice of toppings. Since first writing this post, Piano B has changed its concept a bit and have added burgers and rotisserie chicken to the menu. I returned to try the chicken; it was tasty but a bit dry on that occasion. Modern interior and good central location.
Now you have a great list of pizza places to try in Turin. We would love to hear which are your favourites…and others you discovered which should make a future list of Best Pizza in Turin.
Many thanks to our contributors (and local pizzeria scouts): Edoardo Cavignano, Denise Otero, Emanuela Peila, Deborah Rushton and Lara Statham