The 13 Best Pizza Places In Florence, Italy

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I’ll have to be honest, I’ve only been to Florence once.

That’s it. Just one time.

And if you want my opinion, even with that in mind, Florence is still my favorite city on this entire planet.

It could be the leather, the art, the vibrant unique city life. But if you’re asking me, I know in my heart that it’s because of the food.

The food that I’ve eaten in Firenze is some of the best, fresh and most delicious food I’ve ever eaten. You don’t even feel bad about over indulging in everything—that’s how fresh this food is.

So it’s no surprise that Florence also has some amazing pizza spots, too.

Here are all of the best places to eat a nice saucy pie, right in the middle of the best city in Italia!

Master List:

  • Fratelli Cuore
  • Pizzeria Spera
  • L’Pizzacchiere
  • Pizzagnolo (Pizza Man)
  • Mangia Pizza
  • Gustarium
  • Gusta Pizza
  • Giovanni Santarpia
  • Il Pizzaiuolo
  • Berberè San Frediano
  • Mister Pizza
  • I Tarocchi
  • Yellow Bar

Fratelli Cuore


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I know train station pizza may not sound appealing. I, for one, would never even think about getting food inside of one of Boston’s MBTA stations—a pigeon walked across the counter and pecked at my fiancé’s hashbrowns when he was ordering from a Dunkin’ Donuts here.

But this is Florence. Florence has class. Florence has charm. Their train station is nothing short of the majestic experience you’d expect from an Italian transportation center.

Okay well maybe I shouldn’t go that far. However, Fratelli Cuore will actually make you want to stick around this place.

Many say that you can get some of the best pizza in Florence here, and from my experience, I’d consider that claim to be true. You can grab some to take with you on the train, or, to enjoy the second that you enter the city.

They serve popular pies like the spicy salami pizza, pizza fritte, and the Tartufina—a pizza featuring mashed potatoes. They offer GF pizza options as well, which makes it all the better.

When you see this popular spot in the train station, give it a try—it just may become your new favorite.

Pizzeria Spera


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When it comes to wood fired pizza, it really can’t get any better than this.

This is one of the best pizzerias in Florence to enjoy some traditional pizza.

When the crust of the pizza bubbles up and blackens under the wood fired oven, that’s how you know it’s going to be good.

All of the toppings and ingredients are more than fresh, and come at an affordable price. Though most pizza in Italy is still way cheaper than pizza in the United States, this restaurant is cheap compared to some of the other offerings around Florence, too.

If you’re looking for an affordable spot to snack on some delicious pies, then Pizzeria Spera is the right place for you.


This family owned local Italian restaurant is located right in the heart of Florence near the Piazzale Michelangelo, and is serving up some of the best pizza that you can find.

One interesting thing to note about this great place is that “since their culture is pizza, you won’t find anything else.” That’s right; besides calzones, you’re not gonna find much else besides 40+ great pizzas to choose from.

But, that’s okay, because they know what they’re doing when it comes to the art of pizza making.

Their dough always produces a crispy crust and is the only one of its kind in Florence with its 72 hour fermentation.

This is the kind of pizza place where you want to keep it as fresh as possible, to really experience all of the local flavors. For that reason, I’m recommending you try their Fresca Estate. It’s truly delicious.

Pizzagnolo (Pizza Man)


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You might know of this delicious pizza spot by its former name, The Pizza Man.

This great spot has been open since 2001, and features some simple but delicious pizzas.

Their Gatti flour helps them to produce exquisite pizza dough that is additive free, multigrain, whole wheat, and 100% gluten free.

Aside from just pizza, they also are a 100% Neapolitan restaurant, serving up other classic Neapolitan dishes as well, like their famous meatballs. Their dishes vary based on each season and what’s fresh, so be on the lookout for newer dishes that may not have been on the menu the previous times you’ve visited this great spot.

In Florence, this is one of the spots that you should absolutely be eating at!

Mangia Pizza


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Fast casual meets dive bar at this local watering hole.

Mangia pizza is serving up some of the freshest pizza in the city, along with other traditional menu items as well.

The best thing about this pizza spot is that you get to interact with the chef as he’s preparing your food. Each and everything created in this kitchen is made to order, and ready reasonably fast.

This spot is relatively small but with a fast turnover, and is a favorite among many of the locals. When here, I highly recommend trying out a rocket/salami pie. They’re outstanding!


If a place is serving Pizza al Taglio, or pizza by the slice, you know they’re doing it right (hint hint).

Gustarium is one of the best places to stop at for a bite on the go. Offering dine in and takeaway as well, this is the perfect spot to visit if you’re in a hurry and just want to indulge in some delicious pizza.

Like our friends over at Pizzarium Bonci, the Pizza al Taglio here is priced based on weight, and consists of whatever creative toppings are on hand on that particular day.

Their crust is similar to that of a Roman style pizza, with the airy pockets, thick crust bottom, and nice, doughy texture. Call me biased, but in my opinion, this is one of the best ways to serve your crust.

This is a super casual spot, so come as you are, and enjoy all the pizza!

Gusta Pizza


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This is the very first restaurant I ate at in Firenze, and it did not disappoint.

It came highly recommended to me by many of my friends who had lived in Florence, and the chefs cooked up one of the pizzas, if not the best, that I have ever had.

The place is a bit unassuming, a two story watering hole featuring one singular photo of the man, the myth, the legend, Guy Fieri, enjoying his food, plastered proudly onto the wall.

This Neapolitan-style pizza crust is thick, wood fired, and downright delicious. Their toppings are some of the best the city has to offer. The pizza I got had ground Italian sausage topping it, along with a simple garlic cream sauce, and it was heavenly.

Even if you’re only visiting Florence for a day, this is one of the spots that you just have to eat at.

Giovanni Santarpia

If you’re familiar with the “gold colored pizza,” it’s all thanks to this iconic pizza joint.

Again with the Naples-style crust, this pizza place just can’t be beat.

This place is a bit off the beaten path, but well worth the trip. Here, you can get one of a kind golden pizzas with the freshest toppings that Firenze has to offer, all while watching Giovanni himself cooking up your meal in the kitchen.

He takes great pride in his traditional style of cooking, as well as the ingredients that he chooses to use.

Aside from the pizza, you’re able to enjoy a variety of other authentic homemade Italian foods.

Come and stop by for a visit!

Il Pizzaiuolo


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This crowd favorite pizzeria has been up and running for about twenty years now, and has a slew of fans and regular customers that keep flocking back for more.

Il Pizzaiulolo’s goal for their customers to take them away from the traditional city scenes of Firenze and bring them to a place where they can feel like they’re smack in the middle of a Neapolitan home; filled with the traditional aromas, flavors, and ambiance of Naples.

Their pizza is made from a very simple and traditional Neapolitan dough recipe, the “Nepoletana Verate” and then tossed in their wood-fired oven.

With a focus on the utmost quality, the pizza here is as fresh as it gets. Aside from the traditional pies, you can also find traditional Neapolitan cooking and dinners in their cucina for when you’re craving something other than pizza.

Best of all, you can bring your dog inside. Sounds like the perfect place to me!

Some other really good pizza places in Florence:

  • Berberè San Frediano – Piazza dei Nerli, 1, 50124 Firenze FI, Italy
  • Mister Pizza – Piazza del Duomo, 5r, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy
  • I Tarocchi – Via dei Renai, 12 – 14, 50100 Firenze FI, Italy
  • Yellow Bar – Via del Proconsolo, 39r, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy

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