You can get pizza at almost any fast food restaurant in Copenhagen. If what you’re feeling like is a pile of grease, cheese and bread (and there is nothing wrong with that! Sounds like the perfect Saturday to me), there’s no need to drop more than 75 KR; just pick up a takeaway on literally any corner of the city. But if you’re looking for pizza that’s slightly more up-market and you want to sit down at an actual table with plates and cutlery, Copenhagen can seem like a limited place.
In the past few years, however, the city has begun to embrace gourmet pizza the way they do gourmet burgers. When you’re in the mood for a slightly fancier pie, here’s where to find the good stuff:
Highly acclaimmed, Baest is the brainchild of Relae and Manfred’s og Vin founder Christian Puglisi. All ingredients are local and organic, so there’s no reason to feel guilty about indulging in these heavenly pies. The crust, some of the best I’ve ever tasted, is soft and chewy with just a hint of crunch. No reservations past 8:30: go early, go often.
Known for their sourdough, brick-oven baked crusts and simple but high-quality toppings, Mother has fast become a darling of the Copenhagen pizza scene. Located in Kødbyen, it’s a great place to go on your way to a bigger night out. You can’t make a reservation later than 8:30 pm, so get there early on or be prepared to wait at the bar. Their weekend brunch, which also includes pizza, is worth checking out as well.
If you’re not into thin-crust pizza, Gorm’s may not be for you. But if you are, their crunchy base is on point. With two locations – one restaurant and one booth in Torvehallerne – Gorm’s is a great place for a light dinner or quick lunch. Expert tip: if you get a takeaway at the restaurant, you pay a lot less!
If there’s anything better than pizza, it’s eating pizza on a glorious rooftop terrace that overlooks the centre of Copenhagen. The pizzas are expertly-made with a soft, chewy, heavenly crust. The cheese is creamy on a different level than any other pizza I’ve tried in Copenhagen. Oh, and do yourself a favour: try the Aperol Spritz.
With very few seats, La Fiorita is mostly for takeaways. This old-fashioned Italian pizza house serves up the real thing; no crazy baking methods, ingredients or claims of being “modern.” Just delicious pizza and a good price.
Thin crust doesn’t have to mean less pizza. These massive super-thin crust pizzas have an array of mouth-watering and unexpected toppings. The community-style rustic seating means that this truly does feel like a neighborhood joint. The cocktails are also excellent, so don’t miss out on trying one (or three) while you’re there!
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