Forget the usual American Chicago pizzas and crispy Romana bases, it’s the output of Naples in the south that’s all the rage these days. With cushiony dough and fresh mozzarella, tasty passata courtesy of Campania and leaves of basil to taste, it’s simply irresistible stuff. That’s why we’ve thrown together these top four spots for Neapolitan pizza in Krakow. Enjoy…
Ti Amo Ti
There’s nowhere more homey and traditional in to eat 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, but you’ll need to walk past the roaring oven to get there. Glance over to see the maestro rollers at work, and the rows of enticing mozzarella and passata just waiting to be used.
Karmelicka 10, 33-332 Kraków, +48 12 430 61 98
Although just a recent addition to the line-up of Neapolitan pizza in Krakow, Nolio has already changed the game. 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), and it’s hard to blame them. The pizzas are the perfect balance of fresh tomato passata and cooked buffalo mozzarella, all 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.
Krakowska 27, 31-062 Kraków, +48 12 346 24 49
Made in a similar vein to Nolio (see above), Podgorze’s Pizzareia 00 is a stripped-down hipster pizza place that’s got a lively kitchen staff of vocal Italian-Polish chefs and one huge dedicated real-fire oven 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.
Kalwaryjska 32, 30-001 Kraków, +48 734 741 474
Okay, so you might need to venture out of the city centre and to the suburban village of Wegrzce for En Plato (it’s about 20 minutes on the bus), but boy is it worth it! Cushiony dough and juicy buffalo mozzarella is just the start of the story, because the kitchen also has an official DOC cert for the creation of bona fide Neapolitan pies, and countless accolades for maestro pizza making. The joint itself is small and cosy, boasting a local vibe that’s away from the major tourist spots.
Warszawska 170, 32-087 Bibice, Krakow, +48 517 554 256
If you can think of any more places with great Neapolitan pizza in Krakow then we’d love to hear about them in the comments below!