Don’t worry if you’re on the hunt for real Neapolitan pizza, Krakow now comes up trumps with plenty of places that can offer the authentic thing just like it’s made in Italia.
Forget the usual Chicago deep pans and crispy Romana bases, it’s the output of Naples that’s all the rage these days. Neapolitan pizza in Krakow has been on the rise in the last couple of years. Places offering cushiony dough and fresh mozzarella, tasty passata courtesy of Campania, and leaves of basil to taste, are now dotting the city. Cue this list, which seeks them all out so you don’t have to. Researching this guide was a chore, I tell you!
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Where to Eat Neapolitan Pizza in Krakow?
Nolio‘s been going for a good few years now. Still, it’s fair to say it totally changed the game when it came to Neapolitan pizza in Krakow…
The tiny little entrance porch is typically packed with hopeful diners waiting for a table in the early evenings and on weekends (just be sure to make a reservation if you want to avoid disappointment). It’s hard to blame those in the queue!
The pizzas are the perfect balance of fresh tomato passata and cooked buffalo mozzarella. The standard DOP margarita comes topped with leaves of garden-green basil. Diverting from the Neapolitan tradition, Nolio also offers a range of pizzas with different toppings, complete with salty meat and grilled aubergine for the veggies.
An outdoor area adds charm for the summer months. Seats in the downstairs basement areas are perfect for cold winter nights in the city.
Ti Amo Ti
There’s nowhere more welcoming and homey for Neapolitan pizza in Krakow than Ti Amo Ti. Patrons who make their way through the small alley off Karmelicka Street are greeted with huge, blown-up panoramas of Naples and Vesuvius.
Upstairs, the tables are dressed in trademark Italian red-and-white check. What’s more, you’ll need to walk past a roaring wood-fire oven to get there. Glance over to see the maestro rollers at work, slapping pizza dough and dousing out passata. Wine is cheap.
Made in a similar vein to Nolio (see above), Podgorze’s Pizzareia 00 is a stripped-down hipster pizza joint that’s got a lively kitchen staff of vocal Italian-Polish chefs. They crowd around one huge dedicated real-fire oven that’s tailor-made for the creation of that perfect southern dough.
The walls are dressed in whitewashed metro tiles and the interiors are stylishly understated. Meanwhile, the menus have a range of pasta and coffee, along with oodles of craft beers from the continent. This is also a top choice for nipping in for a takeaway if you’re staying on the south side of the Vistula River.
La Zagara Specialità Italiane
Okay, so you might need to venture out of the city centre and to the suburban village of Wegrzce for La Zagara Specialità Italiane but it could just be worth it! Cushiony dough and juicy buffalo mozzarella is all part of the parcel, and the joint occupies the same building that one of the OGs of the Neapolitan pizza scene in the city once did (it was known as El Plato and the best piazzolo in southern Poland plied his trade there, some say). The joint itself is small and cozy, boasting a local vibe that’s away from the major tourist spots.
N’Pizza popped up in a new-build on the corner of Rajska Street around the end of 2018. Locals were glad to see that the sign and design looked suspiciously similar to that of Nolio (see above). Suddenly: What do you know? There’s bouncy dough and buffalo mozzarella aplenty.
The vibe here is noticeably casual and relaxed. There are long sharing tables. There’s an open kitchen where flour and hands fly this way and that. Some have called this one the single best Neapolitan Pizza in Krakow as of 2020. Drop in to check if you agree. (Either way, the bars of vibrant Tytano are just over the corner)
Placek Wolnica Napoletana
Casual dining and tall beers are the name of the game at Placek Wolnica Napoletana, a joint that’s recently flung open its doors – almost certainly on purpose – right next to the pizza mecca that is Nolio (our number one Neapolitan pizza joint in Krakow if we were pushed to pick it!). Spilling onto the sidewalks of Plac Wolnica, this one churns out very tasty and affordable pies with a variety of toppings, both veggie-friendly and meat. We love the beer and wine selection and how fast your food comes.
Searching for the best on-the-go Neapolitan pizza Krakow can muster? Look no further than Nonna Maria. Everything is made out of a bijou food truck that’s usually tucked into the al fresco dining court on the southeastern side of Kazimierz. But it’s the real thing. Italian friends have even told us so. Simplicity, as ever, runs throughout – think creamy for de latte cheese and rich tomato passata on top. It takes something like five minutes to get your dish. Grab a beer to match from the bar just behind. They’re also on Uber Eats if you’re feeling lazy.
If you can think of any more places with great Neapolitan pizza Krakow, we’d love to hear about them in the comments below! Also be sure to check back here regularly for updates on where the most coveted Italian dish can be found in south Poland…