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The best pizzas in Copenhagen

Pizza in Copenhagen doesn't have to be a tacky takeaway in a cardboard box. A growing passion for Italian gastronomy has resulted in an impressive choice of authentic pizzas, in many cases, listed amongst the best in Europe. Here's our guide to eight places, where the pizzas really do hit the spot.

The pizza at Bæsts is one of Europe's top 3 according to 50 Top Pizza. Photo: Bäst

Bæst, Nørrebro

With Bæst, Christian Puglisi, who's also the man behind the Michelin starred restaurant Relæ and Manfreds on Jægersborggade, has created a charming, sustainable and organic restaurant with a big nod to Puglisi's Italian heritage. The pizzas here are made from sourdough and baked at 500 degrees in a wood-fired oven from Naples. The pizzas are so good, they’ve made the famous Italian 50 Top Pizza list and been crowned 3rd on the best in Europe list.


Guldbergsgade 29, Copenhagen

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Äkta napolitansk pizza på Made in Italy. Foto: Made in italy

Made in Italy, Frederiksberg

När en äkta Neapelbo rekommenderar en viss pizzeria på Vesterbrogade måste man förstås prova den. Och Made in Italy är verkligen värt en omväg. Stället ser kanske inte mycket ut för världen utifrån, men där inne står en handfull hängivna pizzabagare som gräddar dröm efter dröm till napolitansk pizza med en botten som är så god att inte ens de kräsnaste barn lämnar kanterna. Det finns en uppsjö varianter, men vi har fastnat för den med salsiccia och svamp. Avsluta med en tiramisu.

Made in Italy

Vesterbrogade 200, Copenhagen

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Rossopomodoro - with genuine ingredients from Naples. Photo: Rossopomodoro


Illum Rooftop terrace is the home of Rossopomodoro, one of the best pizza places in Copenhagen, that prepare Neapolitan pizzas, with ingredients exclusively from the Naples region. In other words, the best olive oil, sun ripened tomatoes and fresh fish and shellfish. Many Italian immigrants head to Rossopomodoro when they feel a bit homesick, and the place also serves handmade pasta, Neapolitan street food and fantastic cocktails on Fridays.

Rossopomodoro, Illum Rooftop

Østergade 52, Copenhagen

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Foto: Stefanos

Stefanos Pizzabar

Stefansgade in Nørrebro is one of the streets that have enjoyed a renaissance in recent years with small, designer stores, delightful coffee places, bars, Nørrebroparken and Stefanos Pizzabar. The area is a magnet for connoisseurs, and it's no coincidence there's often a line outside Stefanos stretching right down the street. The pizzas are as informal as the clientèle, but hugely popular and well worth the wait. There are several vegetarian and vegan options on the menu, and all the pizzas can be ordered gluten-free, on request.

Stefanos Pizzabar

Stefansgade 33, Copenhagen

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Gorm's pizza is crispy crispy bottom and has delicious toppings. The picture shows the pizza "Hottie". Photo: Gorm's


Gorm’s is the brainchild of a young guy from Bornholm, who arrived as a pizza pioneer in 2008 and whose gourmet pizzas have become a spectacular success in the Danish capital. There are now 11 Gorm’s around the country, and the quality remains consistently high. Gorm's pizzas have a thin and crispy sourdough base, superb tomato sauce and delicious seasonal toppings that genuinely complement each other. Try for example, the new classics Hottie or Sweet Truffle.


Gorm’s , incl. Magstræde 16, Torvehallerne, Nyhavn and Copenhagen Airport.

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Pizzeria Luca makes some of Europe's best pizzas. Photo: Luca

Pizzeria Luca, Inner city

Luca is one of the newest stars in the Copenhagen gourmet pizza firmament, that opened last year and has already been named 5th best in Europe in the 50 Top Pizza awards. It's the base in particular, that makes Luca pizzas so standout special. It’s made from 72-hour cold rise dough, a recipe they coaxed out of Italian pizzaiolo Luca Platania, after whom the place is named. The style is Neapolitan with a soft base and crisp airy crust plus four pizze rosse (with tomato) and 4 pizze bianche (without tomato) to choose from. We absolutely adore the Polpette e pecorino with tomato sauce, meatballs, pecorino and parsley.

Pizzeria Luca

Gammel Strand 42, Copenhagen

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Porcella pizza at Mother. Photo: Mother.


Since opening its doors in Kødbyen in 2010, Mother has been a beacon of light amongst Copenhagen pizzerias. Here, the sourdough is made using purified seawater, with seasonal toppings from small, organic producers in Italy, all baked in a very hot wood-fired oven. It's no surprise that Mother pizzas rank 11th in the Top 50 list, and they have a special beer from Funen and selected wines from Puglia to accompany them.


Høkerboderne 9-15, Copenhagen

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The pizza at La Vecchia Signora has been crowned Copenhagen's best pizzeria. Photo: La Vecchia Signora

La Vecchia Signora

"The Old Lady”, located on the delightful Grønnegade in the historic center of Copenhagen, has been crowned Copenhagen's best pizzeria for several years by Italian food guide, Gambero Rosso. Achille Melis and Olimpia Grussu, both from Sardinia, have been baking authentic pizzas in a wood-fired brick oven since 1996 here, and they're as excellent as ever. Naturally, they also have an Italian wine list, fresh homemade pasta and desserts on the menu.

La Vecchia Signora

Grønnegade 12-14, Copenhagen

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