Nestled in the Monteverde neighborhood, La Gatta Mangiona is out of the tourist area but close enough that it is easy to find. Generally bustling with locals, this classic pizzeria offers delicious fritti or fried treats, daily pizza specials, and homemade desserts. Whether you are looking for a traditional margherita or a unique special with seasonal ingredients, you are sure to be satisfied with their selection. They also carry a large range of wine and beer options to pair with your pizza.
A favorite of locals, Da Remo is located in Testaccio, a working class district and foodie hub. Arrive early or be prepared to wait at this popular pizzeria which serves classic Roman style pizzas made in a wood-fired oven. Don’t expect a paper menu, instead your server will come by with a card that lets you check off the pizza toppings you want and any sides to go with your meal. The paper thin pizzas are best with a few ingredients, so keeping it simple is the way to go; the margherita and marinara pizzas are great options. Outdoor seating is available during the summer.
Gabriele Bonci is one of Rome’s famous chefs and has been called the “Michelangelo of Pizza.” His tiny storefront near the Vatican serves pizza by the slice made from sourdough starter, organic flour, prolonged leavening, and creative toppings. Pizzarium features inventive specials that change regularly and make use of fresh seasonal ingredients, as well as classic options that remain on the menu. Delicious bread crafted with the same yeast and flour as the pizza is also available. Complement your perfect slice of pizza with an excellent craft beer.
Enjoy a delightful meal at any of these pizzerias, or try them all and decide which is your favorite. No matter what you choose, you are sure to appreciate the warm, cheesy goodness.