Grab a slice on the street or sit down and tuck into a whole pizza as you enjoy the cheesy taste of Italy in the heart of Hungary. Some of the best pizza in the world awaits you in Budapest whether you want to keep it simple with a margarita or have your taste buds blown away with some very different pizza toppings.
Here are the spots that made our list:
Pizzica – A good selection of tasty toppings adorn a crunchy pizza base that’s halfway between a traditional pizza base and a focaccia at the small and quaint Pizzica. Very affordable, you’ll be back for more than 1 slice of this tasty and traditional square Italian pizza!
Capri – This popular place with indoor and outdoor seating allows you to see your pizza being baked in a traditional open oven so you know it’s as fresh as can be. The price to pizza ratio is spot on and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful.
Pizza Manufaktura – This local pizza place with its laid back atmosphere, great decor, and relaxing music serves up Romanian style thin-crust pizza. Since the pizzas are freshly made you might have to wait a while as the place can get busy but you can always pre-order.
Stefánia Pizzeria – Well-balanced and fresh flavors adorn the pizzas at this cozy Italian pizzeria where you’ll find friendly staff waiting to serve you as well as some live guitar music to liven up your evening! It might be a bit out of the center but don’t let the location put you off paying it a visit!
Don Roberto Pizzeria – The pizzas at this cozy yet modern Italian family restaurant have a delicious homemade pizza sauce on the thin bases with a range of toppings to choose from. It’s kid friendly and group friendly and also offers a take-away service.
Kemencés Pizza – Even if you’re a pizza connoisseur, the Italian style pizza cooked in the traditional wood oven at Kemencés is going to be a match on all others. If you want to be sure of a place to sit down it’s best to book ahead.
Vapiano – Enjoy Italian gastronomy at its best in a pleasant, trendy environment with international chefs. This award-winning chain takes great pride and care in selecting the best ingredients, it’s chefs creating a pizza feast the way you like it.
Pizza Paradise – The name says it all, welcome to pizza paradise, open 24/7! Popular at weekends and weekday evenings it serves up great tastes at affordable prices and with a bubble terrace to boot, what’s not to love?!
Jamie Oliver’s Pizzeria Budapest – Good pizza served up in a great atmosphere at this nicely decorated restaurant really close to the historic quarter of Budapest and the castle. Eat inside or in the garden to enjoy views of Saint Matthew’s church.
Pink Cadillac Pizzéria – A fun place with friendly staff and an overall great ambiance. It’s a good pizzeria to pop into if you’re not in a rush to be anywhere else and can take your time to enjoy the pizza whilst catching up with old friends.
Pizza Eataliano – Stop by for some delicious Italian style pizza served with a smile. The intimate atmosphere makes it a great date-night venue without breaking the bank! Sit on the terrace if you can to enjoy the view of parliament.
Due Fratelli Restaurant And Pizzaria – A cozy restaurant with an inviting terrace area serving up a great selection of pizza including gluten free varieties. Service might not be the fastest, but your stomach will be well rewarded for the wait!
Club 93 – Step inside this welcoming bar/pizzeria and soak up the calming atmosphere as you listen to the great music, look at the artwork on the walls, and tuck into the tasty pizza. You’ll find some gluten free options if needed and helpful friendly staff to assist you when ordering.
Pizza forte – Pop by Pizza Forte to pick up a slice of American style pizza when you’re hungry for pizza in Hungary! There are pizza pies (folded pizza) and pizza dogs (hotdogs in a pizza) too It’s fast, it’s hot, it’s delicious, there’s even a pizza delivery service if you’re feeling a little lazy!
MgTels Pizzéria és Kisvendéglő – A lovely local pizzeria with friendly service that still retains a pleasant homely welcome for patrons. Don’t judge this place by its slightly dark interior, the food tastes great and there’s a little outside terrace that can be enjoyed in the warmer months.
Bocelli Pizzéria – This stylish Italian pizza place has a great atmosphere with inside and outside seating so you can take your pick depending on the weather. A good place to come if you want to enjoy pizza with a glass of wine and good conversation with friends or loved ones.
La Pizza di Mamma Sophia – Enjoy a thin crust pizza from the wood-fired oven and delight in the view as much as you delight in the taste. It’s a tiny place (good things come in small packages!) so best to take-away and find your own space to eat.
Digó nápolyi pizza – Enjoy the taste of real Neapolitan style pizza (cooked in a wood oven) on the streets of Budapest. A great place to enjoy a quick bite before carrying on with sightseeing – Don’t miss the seasonal specials.
Cose Nostre Budapest – With its authentic Neapolitan recipe, you know the pizza crust here will be just how you like it – Chewy and crispy at the same time. With a nice interior and good music, this cafe also benefits from catering to its customers’ needs – If you want a pizza without cheese, or without seasoning that’s all possible!
Tal Gur is a world traveler and personal development enthusiast. An adventurer at heart, after trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, Tal spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His journey continues as a location-independent blogger, lifestyle entrepreneur, and coach. Tal’s published two books: One Year to Freedom, a 1-Year Roadmap to Living Life on Your Own Terms; and, his most recent book and bestseller, The Art of Fully Living – 1 Man, 10 Years, 100 Life Goals Around the World.