Whoever said the best pizza can only be found in Naples, was certainly mistaken. Contrary to common belief, some of Italy's most delicious pizza can be found in Rome. And with gourmet outlets like Giulietta and the new Seu Pizza Illuminati, it's never been a more exciting time to sample some of the best in the Eternal City.
Roman pizza is the paper thin and crispy crust variety and while it is the norm here, innovative flavor combinations are popping up everywhere and you can also find the classic Neapolitan style if that's what you like (but we say - 'when in Rome...').
If it's a sit down pizzeria meal you're having, do as the Romans and start off by ordering fritti. These are fried treats and generally include suppli' (rice ball), potato croquettes, stuffed zucchini flowers and salt cod fish (baccala). In Rome, it's customary to accompany your pizza with beer and more and more pizzerias are including craft beers on their menus.
For a modern setting and where the pizza rarely disappoints, Emma is right in the historical heart. If it's a truly authentic Roman pizza experience you're in the market for, head to Ai Marmi (Pannatoni) in Trastevere - you will most likely have to wait for a table and then sit elbow to elbow with other diners, but it's worth it. For the best pizza margherita in town go to Da Remo in Testaccio and for a little different lunchtime snack, try Il Pinsere.
Rome's favourite street food pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice) is more and more popular and for slices that won't disappoint, head to Bonci's Pizzarium or I Suppli in Trastevere - here the bake their pizzas in old style thin trays and their marinara is one of the best in town.
Whatever your taste or budget, Rome has got all pizza lovers covered.