There has to be some kind of law against not liking pizza in this day and age—vegetarian ingredients, gluten-free and vegan bases, timeless toppings like pepperoni and so much more is possible in this doughy era of deliciousness. Finding the perfect pizza in Dublin doesn’t exist because there are countless favourites to choose from.
Fresh ingredients are an essential part of making an authentic, Italian-style pizza. Luckily, Ireland has an enviable supply of quality produce for traditional Pizzaiolos to transform into seductive, round-shaped delights. Discover some of Secret Dublin’s top-rated places for mouth-watering pizza across the city.
1. Bambino, Stephen Street Lower
This little baby was awarded “Best Pizza” by The Irish Times’ Food Oscars 2022. Bambino is serving up square and standard slices of New York-style pizza. It’s a casual spot where you can grab a stool and try some NYC slices made using the best ingredients sourced from Irish suppliers. Vegan sausage, blue cheese and leek, marinara, and Burrata—Bambino has it all. Don’t forget to try their extras and crust dips! Check out their funky merchandise on your way out.
🍕37 Stephen Street Lower, Dublin 2
2. PI Pizza, South Great George’s Street
Named among the 50 best pizzas in Europe in 2022, PI Pizza is worthy of the hype. “It’s that constant ‘quest for perfection’ that is the essence of PI.” The modern lines and understated elegance of the restaurant’s interior create the perfect, fuss-free ambience for a pizza date. Their wood-fired pizzas made from the finest ‘00’ flour from Naples and coated in a sweet tomato sauce are also available for takeaway.
🍕Unit 10 Castle House, 73 – 83 South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2
3. BoCo, Bolton Street
BoCo is so much more than just pizza. If you’re looking for comfort food with a side of pizza in Dublin, this rustic restaurant is the place for you. Savour the crusty crunch of a simple pizza with oregano, garlic, and crushed tomato sauce. And if you’re really feeling decadent, why not indulge in truffled mac ‘n’ cheese or Italian salsiccia meatballs in a spicy arrabbiata sauce?
🍕57 Bolton St, Dublin 1
4. Base Wood Fired Pizza, Dublin
Most Dubliners are familiar with this top-notch pizza delivery place in various locations across the city. Staying in for the evening? Order a quality, Artisan-style pizza from Base WFP. You can choose from their various special offers to suit whatever kind of evening you have planned whether it is for sports night or you’re simply in need of a mid-week cure.
🍕Terenure, Ballsbridge, Stillorgan, Lucan, Glenageary, Drumcondra, and Castleknock
5. Lindough’s Pizza, Fassaugh Avenue
Lindough’s Pizza is the perfect stop for a casual bite. It’s a food truck serving delicious, hand-stretched, made-to-order pizza and is open at the weekends. Lindough’s classic Marinara, Margherita, and Pepperoni pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired, Italian oven. There’s no need to book—simply grab a seat at one of the benches if the weather’s nice and enjoy some incredible flavours.
🍕2A Fassaugh Ave, Cabra West, Dublin 7
6. Sano, Temple Bar and Ranelagh
Sano wants you “to enjoy Pizza the Italian way, uncomplicated, bursting with joy, and full of intense flavour“. After buying two traditional stone ovens direct from the manufacturer in Naples, the MacHugh twin brothers embarked on opening a Neopolitan pizzeria in Dublin. “Less is more” and Sano’s authenticity has made it extremely popular thanks to its strong grasp of this concept.
🍕1-2 Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, and 62 Ranelagh, Dublin 6
7. Cirillo’s, Baggot Street
Originating from James Cirillo’s family’s long history with Italian food and wine, Cirillo’s is an authentic restaurant dedicated to quality food and service. Although a bit more on the posh side compared to the other pizza spots on the list, Cirillo’s is a cosy and inviting setting completed by dark wood and candlelight. You can pair your pizza with a pasta dish or crispy arancini starter. Transport yourself to Napoli and order a refreshing Aperol Spritz from their cocktail menu.
🍕No. 140, Baggot St., Dublin 2
8. Rita’s, Ranelagh
In a chilled out pizza place in Ranelagh where “no fuss, just pizza” is the mantra, you are going to find authentic pizza with playful names. Choose from “The Vincent Van Goat”, “N’Duja Think You Are”, and others with a side of roast garlic, basil, or sriracha mayo for the full Rita’s experience.
🍕51 Elmwood Avenue Lower, Ranelagh, Dublin 6