PIZZAAAA: definitely my number 1 (food) guilty pleasure. Who’s with me? Luckily there are many pizza places in Amsterdam where you can eat delicious pizzas. From golden to glutenfree or vegan pizza’s. Time to find out where to score the best pizza in Amsterdam.
1. Pizza Beppe
Roelof Hartstraat 27, Amsterdam
Pizza Beppe is the first restaurant in the Netherlands to be accepted by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. It means their pizzas are prepared the authentic Neapoletean way. By honouring the original recipes and guidelines of the inventors of pizza, they pay respect to a tradition that has been “perfected” and passed on for generations. My favourites ones are the Pizza Tartufo (with truffle, LOVE) and Pizza Verduro. They also have some tasty vegan options!
Frederik Hendrikstraat 88 – 90, Amsterdam
At Yamyam it always seems to be full of people, regardless the time of the day. Their pizzas are deliciously baked in the very first brick oven of Amsterdam West. They also serve pasta and delicious desserts.
3. Mama Dough
Beukenplein 21, Amsterdam
Mama Dough serves you surprising pizzas, paninis and other Italian delicacies. The menu is traditional but they play with ingredients. The chef has created a special whole-grain pizza dough making the bottom nice and crispy. The drinks menu is filled with fine wines, special beers, exciting cocktails and fresh gin-tonics. Also worth mentioning: They have a big outdoor terrace where you can sit in the sun (when the weather is good..)
The word “pizza” dates back over a thousand years—it was first mentioned in a Latin text written in southern Italy in 997 CE.
4. Fiko Pizza
Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat 60, Amsterdam
Fiko Amsterdam is a restaurant where you can eat pizza in a luxurious setting. The interior is sleek in black and the ceiling has lots of golden details. If you want to throw yourself completely into the luxury vibe, order the golden pizza. (HEH, GOLDEN PIZZA?) Yep, Fiko serves the Gold Ricchezza which is a pizza with buffalo mozzarella, porcini mushrooms, truffle cream, 23k white truffle nuggets, 23k golden leafs and caramelized cherry tomatoes. You can also go for a more affordable, classic Italian pizza of course.
5. La Perla
Tweede Tuindwarsstraat 14 & 53, Amsterdam
La Perla is a cozy restaurant in the middle of the Jordaan. Simplicity makes this place a winner. Pizza is a dish where you can be 3 steps ahead if you have good base ingredients and La Perla is fully aware of this. The dough is baked in a stone oven with a delicious tomato sauce and buffalo mozzarella. The ingredients that are sprinkled on the pizza are always fresh and you can taste that right away. The restaurant is small, so I would advise to make a reservation in advance!
6. Mastino Vegan
Eerste van der Helststraat 78, Amsterdam
Mastino Vegan is the first glutenfree and vegan pizzaria in Amsterdam. No wonder that they have become very popular over the last year. They believe in quality using locally sourced organic products from the south of Italy. Their pizzas topped with vegan cheeses and vegetables to give you a true Italian experience, even without the traditional dough.
Ferdinand Bolstraat 107, Amsterdam
Sugo serves pizza al taglio: a rectangular pizza that is served in small slices. Delicious as a snack or – if you take multiple portions – as a main course. It is a simple dish, but therefore so sensitive to good preparation and use of high quality ingredients.
Humans aren’t the only ones who love the taste of pizza: There’s even a mini pizza for dogs called the “Heaven Scent Pizza,
8. De pizzabakkers
At De Pizzabakkers you will always find 13 pizzas on the menu: 12 fixed and a monthly changing pizza. They have 8 different branches in Amsterdam, so there’s always one in the neighborhood!
De Clercqstraat 93, Amsterdam
At Pazzi you have the classic pizzas but besided that you can also go for a more creative one. (I’ve tried one with bacon, pineapple and onion, it was pretty good!) The restaurants (there are two, one in Oud-West and one in the Jordaan) have a warm industrial design. On the menu you can choose between anti pasta and pizza.
Spaarndammerstraat 772, Amsterdam
The Italian Marie and her son Danilo learned some pretty good bakery tricks in their homeland and decided to take the love of traditional pizzas to the Netherlands. Pinsa’s was rewarded three times with the title “best pizzeria in the Netherlands” and finished as number 11 on the world championship pizza baking which takes place annually in Parma.
The Hawaiian pizza was invented in 1962 by Sam Panopoulos, a native of Greece who ran a pizza place in Canada.
Pizza night anyone?
*Iris is one of our guest editors from The Netherlands. She’s got a big interest for fashion, poetry and traveling. She was only 3 months old when she was on the plane for the first time, and she has been to every continent in the meantime. She’s a dreamer and would prefer to be on the beach every day. You can follow Iris on Instagram.