10 PIZZA PLACES ON THE AMALFI COAST: THERE'S SOMETHING FOR EVERY TASTE!
Pizza is one of the excellences of the Amalfi Coast: although it is not as famous as the Neapolitan one, even on the Coast pizza stands out for the high quality of the ingredients and thanks to the pizzaiuoli's technical and imaginative abilities.
by Roberta Cascone
Pizza is probably the symbol of Italianness par excellence. Besides, especially for the people of Southern Italy, it has also always been a reason for gathering, making friends and sharing. Its history has its roots in the 16th century, when the cook of Pope Pius V mentioned a “disk of dough, no thicker than a finger, that must be baked in an oven or in a pie pan without a lid”. It was not until 1889, however, that the world-famous "pizza margherita", named after Queen Margherita of Savoy who wanted to taste it during a trip to Naples, made its appearance. Neapolitan pizza is the most famous and is exported all around the world, but it is not the only variety in the area: on the contrary, there are different types, all equally tasty and delicious.
In the small towns along the Amalfi Coast, too, pizza plays a prominent role in the restaurant industry, and among the vast culinary offer, some pizzerias stand out for the ingredients used or the creativity behind the recipes. So let's explore some of the best pizzerias on the Divina Costiera - your mouth will water!
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Amalfi Coast pizzerias
1. Divina Vietri Pizzeria Marinara in Vietri sul Mare
Winner in 2019 of the “Sottosopra” award, that is a recognition given as part of the itinerant format “Di Pizza 2019”, the “Divina Vietri” pizzeria stands out above all for the innovation and the creativity behind the recipes of its “sea-flavored” pizzas, which have in the use of seafood ingredients their strong point. If you want to try an unusual but delicious combination, this is the right place for you!
2. Il Pinguino in Scala
In Scala, a mountain town on the Coast, there is the restaurant pizzeria Il Pinguino, a cozy, family-run place, equipped with a wood-burning oven. Here it is possible to find a selection of “pizza al metro”, including the excellent “Pinguino”, with mushrooms and peppers. This is the perfect place for a cool summer evening in a homey environment.
3. La Rua Pizza e Delizie in Amalfi
If you don't have a lot of time on your hands but still want a tasty and flavorful pizza, La Rua in Amalfi is the place for you! The place is mainly for take-out and the offerings include both round and fried pizzas, all at a great value for money. The fried pizza with Bolognese sauce is very good!
@La Rua “pizze e delizie”
4. I due Fratelli in Vietri sul Mare
I Due Fratelli is a rustic and simple place very popular in Vietri sul Mare, to the point that it paralyzes traffic on weekend evenings.
The “pizza al metro” (pizza by the meter) and panuozzo (a kind of pizza dough sandwich typical of Gragnano village that can be filled with cheese, meat, vegetables and other ingredients) are top-notch products, appreciated by all for their consistent dough and local, flavorful ingredients.
@I Due Fratelli
pic by Bruto Babbieri da Tripadvisor
5. Pizzeria Vaccaro in Tramonti
Tramonti, a mountain town on the Amalfi Coast, is considered the "home of pizza makers" thanks to more than three thousand pizzerias run by Tramontians both in Italy and abroad. At Pizzeria Vaccaro you are sure to find one of the best examples of tramontano-style pizza, with well-risen dough and generous ingredients. Try the "Pizza Amalfi," with prosciutto crudo, provolone cheese and lemon zest from the Coast: it's a delight!
pic by Fabrizio S. da Tripadvisor
6. Ai Galli in Agerola
Pizzeria Ai Galli is a small family-run pizzeria in Agerola, a hilltop town considered the natural terrace of the Amalfi Coast. There are about 30 different pizzas on the menu, all made with fresh, high-quality local ingredients. Gluten-free variants are also available. The dough is very light and very digestible. The owners are friendly and welcoming, and the prices are affordable. A must-try is the very special star-shaped pizza to be topped to your liking!
@Pizzeria Ai Galli, da Pietro
7. Al Giardiniello in Minori
Since 1955, the restaurant-pizzeria Al Giardiniello has been a historic meeting point in the small town of Minori. Featuring an indoor dining room and a quaint courtyard covered by a pergola, Giardiniello offers both a restaurant menu and a pizzeria menu, in which you'll find top-notch ingredients such as those in the "Pizza Giardiniello" with yellow and red tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella, one of the restaurant's most popular with customers!
8. Il Piennolo in Cetara
In a location as special and romantic as Cetara Beach, Il Piennolo churns out wood-fired pizzas, which are distinguished from others by their high crusts and 72-hour rising time. The choice of ingredients is also vast and is sure to satisfy all types of customers! The "Sole mio" pizza with yellow tomato velouté, prosciutto crudo, stracciatella di bufala and fig jam is very special: a must-try!
9. Mimì Pizzeria & Cucina in Ravello
In the wonderful Ravello there is a cozy place where you can find an excellent pizza made with local and tasty ingredients. It is the Pizzeria & Cucina Mimì, recommended to all those looking for a simple and familiar environment, also with tables outdoors.
Here you can enjoy pizza in both classic and gourmet versions! We suggest you to try the pizza "Rebellum" with fiordilatte, yellow tomatoes, oil and Parma ham (aged 20 months) , stracciatella burrata, basil and lemon peel.
10. Pizzeria La Smorfia in Salerno
In the heart of Salerno, in a 17th-century building a few steps from the cathedral, is La Smorfia pizzeria. Here the search for genuine and D.O.P. products is the basis for the recipes of the pizzas, closely linked to the culinary tradition of Campania. In fact, the long-rising dough is soft and thin but with high edges, enriched with fresh raw materials from the territory. The "Sud" pizza is the true highlight of the restaurant: with a crust filled with Agerola ricotta cheese, Bronte pistachio granules, fiordilatte di Agerola, Vesuvius yellow piennolo tomatoes, Calabrian sausage and hot chili pepper threads!
Photo credits: Fb pages of the pizzerias mentioned in the article
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- Most of the pizzerias mentioned here change their pizza offerings according to the season. You will have to return several times during the year to enjoy them all!
- If you want to be sure to get a seat at these renowned pizzerias, the advice is to make reservations in advance to avoid long waits or nasty surprises. Don't be left high and dry!