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Florence has Delicious Pizza Places for Hungry Visitors



If visitors try one Italian food while they are in Florence, it should be pizza. Because it is in the center of the country, you will find many different styles and choices, including recipes from Rome, Sicily, and Tuscany. Wherever you go, you'll find special pies at each restaurant, and everyone has their own idea of what makes a quality pizza.

For a new take on an old classic, foodies should head to La Divina Pizza. Inspired both old and new recipes, it offers some delicious options for those looking to try a bit of Sicilian influence. Between the thick crust typical of pizzas from Palermo and the fresh topics favored by the Tuscans, the pizza here truly is divine.

Gusta Pizza is well-known throughout Florence for its Neapolitan flair and delicious foods. A popular spot for study abroad students, it has redefined the idea that pizza in Naples cannot be popular in Florence. For those who want more of a self-serving atmosphere, La Bussola offers guests a chance to choose their own options.


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Mastrociliegia
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Who said pizza had to just be shaped as a pie? Mastrociliegia has a large menu with wonderful vegetarian options and recipes handed down from older family members. Guests should think about choosing one of the many different kinds of calzones that are offered--not only are they considered some of the best in the city, but they are a good price, as well. The location is in a great spot. After lunch, tourists can easily find their way to the church of Santa Croce or to the Duomo. Getting a table outside on a summer's day can be a challenge, but it's usually a little less crowded during dinner.

Recommended for Pizza because: Mastroceleigia has some amazing calzones and pizzas for a great price.

Alexa's expert tip: Don't take this pizza to go! Sit down outside and enjoy.

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Gavinana/Galluzzo
Pizzeria Pipistrello
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Near the Altr'arno neighborhood, Pizzeria Pipistrello is a well-kept secret among locals serving up delicious pizza with incredibly fresh ingredients. It's also one of the few restaurants in Florence that will allow you to ask for your own custom pizzas--they will make them exactly according to your specifications. Baked in a stone stove, this pizza takes a little different than many of the spots in the city center who try and serve you quickly. Here, pizza is an art, and customers can sit and enjoy a delicious meal while truly understanding the art of pizza-making. It's an incredibly popular spot among locals.

Recommended for Pizza because: For well-crafted pizza, this spot offers some amazing crust and incredible topping options.

Alexa's expert tip: Try some of the other food here for local flavor.

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Campo di Marte
Pizza Man
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Don't be deceived by the name or its Americanized feel--Pizza Man has some great pies and is one of the most convenient businesses in the city. Having several locations makes it easy to find a place to grab a slice or an entire pie to share with others. When you are thinking about holing up in your hotel room for a night in after a long day of walking around the city, stopping by a Pizza Man location and taking an order back can be the perfect way to relax after a long day. Check out the website for some other services offered other than just takeaway.

Recommended for Pizza because: Pizza Man provides a classic pizza with some modern twists.

Alexa's expert tip: Just taking a walk around the city is a great way to find the best location for you!

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Finding a good pizza place close to the Duomo is a challenge, but Pizzeria Toto is the perfect spot to grab a pizza by the slice and head out on your way again. They have a wonderful, friendly staff and some great food options, so you feel like you have multiple choices that will satiate your hunger. Whether you feel like grabbing a large slice and heading out again to see more sights, or you sit down in their family-friendly restaurant, you won't find a place in a better location in the city and quality slices for such a cheap price.

Recommended for Pizza because: Pizzeria Toto is located in one of the best parts of the city and it is quick and easy.

Alexa's expert tip: This is a great place for backpackers or young people looking for a cheap meal!

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This pizza-only establishment is a self-service environment. If you are okay with the fact that you'll be going through a line and picking out what you want, you'll be rewarded with a fantastic meal that is perfect for those who need a hearty lunch for a good price. Customers will be astounded by the selection of pizzas available and how many different toppings they can choose from. While you won't have service, you can get exactly what you want and can enjoy your meal for a surprisingly affordable rate in the city center where lunch is always a bit more expensive.

Recommended for Pizza because: For fast and cheap pizza, this spot offers everything you need to enjoy your lunch.

Alexa's expert tip: Don't mind the plastic cutlery--the food is great.

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Yellow Bar
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With a large pizza menu, you can order something that will feed the whole family. The large bench seating and tables make it easy to bring a group in, so you don't have to worry about knowing whether or not you all fit. Not only is their pizza a perfect Florentine pie, but they also have hand-made pasta options for someone looking for a slightly different meal. The staff speaks excellent English, so when you want something delivered quickly and you want to get on to the next adventure in Florence, the Yellow Bar can offer you the food items you want quickly.

Recommended for Pizza because: Between the pizza and the pasta, your family is sure to be full and content.

Alexa's expert tip: They have some great house wine that's worth trying.

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Historical Center
II Pizzaiuolo
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When you want a giant pie of Neapolitan pizza and you want to know that you will get some of the most delicious, well-baked dough in the city, Il Pizzaiuolo is your best bet. Not only do they offer a fun atmosphere for you and a few friends (it's always busy every night of the week), but they do a great job of making sure that you get an authentic-tasting pizza and a wonderful experience with a friendly staff. You'll want to arrive early or call ahead, and make sure to order the amazing Caprese drenched in mozzarella for a true Tuscan taste.

Recommended for Pizza because: When you want some great Neapolitan pizza, this is the place to make a reservation.

Alexa's expert tip: Be friendly--you might have to share a table with some other people eating!

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La Bussola
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La Bussola's famous pizza bar is one of the best ideas in Florence for combining multiple different toppings with several types of crust. While you can order some other types of food, the pizzas and calzones are what this place is really known for and you can find a large variety available. Think about ordering one of each if you are unsure about what you want and if you would like to try several different kinds of cuisine. The service here is also some of the best in town. For a filling lunch and dinner, La Bussola is the perfect option.

Recommended for Pizza because: For many different combinations of pies, your first choice should be La Bussola.

Alexa's expert tip: Try their pizza bar for some special combinations.

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When you want to try something a little different from your typical Florentine pizza, La Divina Pizza has some options for you that will fill you up and make it easy for you to get through to dinner. This spot has Sicilian classics and some pies that you will not have tried--they are all about experimenting in a good way and for offering customers the chance to try multiple flavors. Toppings added are a combination of modern choices and typical options that you would see on the pizzas in Rome. When you want a filling lunch, this restaurant is your best bet in the city center.

Recommended for Pizza because: This restaurant has some classic-style pizza for a good price.

Alexa's expert tip: Head to this spot when you want a large lunch.

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Florentine pizza is not considered to be the same quality as Neapolitan or Roman, but Gusta Pizza does a great job of recreating some of those fantastic recipes. Pizza is a priority here, and you won't find a lot of choices--but the ones that are available are perfected and created with fresh ingredients. You'll find a line out the door beginning at 5 pm during dinner and it remains one of the most popular places in the city to grab a pie of your own and to receive a friendly smile from the staff. Come back often--they have specials that are just as delicious as their regular menu pizzas.

Recommended for Pizza because: Providing quality pizza and an energetic, fun staff, this is one of the most popular places in the city.

Alexa's expert tip: You should think about coming here during the lunch hour--it's less crowded or you can eat your pizza on the steps of Santo Spirito!

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Currently residing in Florence, Alex is a travel writer and author. She is addicted to coffee, reading, and seeing new places. She has been to near fifteen different countries in Europe, all...  More About Alexa

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