Pizzerias in Prague

Pass the Pizza: An overview of Prague options

Jacy Meyer

Written by Jacy Meyer
Published on 11.02.2009 10:51 (updated on 11.02.2009)

Pepperoni, mushrooms, anchovies? Pizzas are a crowd-pleasing favorite; at home or take-away. Looking for a place nearby to grab a pie? We´ve rounded up a small selection of pizzerias by neighborhood. We´ve focused on restaurants whose main draw is pizza; not Italian joints. Missed your favorite? Share it with us by leaving a comment below. Dig in!

Prague 1:
A perennial favorite, Ambiente Pizza Nuovo (www.ambi.cz) consistently is recommended when looking for good pizza. Not the cheapest of places, but the décor is lovely; staff accommodating and they offer all-you-can-eat. Also gets bonus points for its kid-friendliness. Nearby is Giallo Rossa (www.giallorossa.cz, currently under construction.) Pizzeria Donna (pizzadonna.cz) is a good one close to Old Town Square. They have a small non-smoking section in the back and a second location on Perlová. Rugantino (www.rugantino.cz) is also convenient to Old Town Square; with two Prague 1 locations. Not the cheapest option, but they have a good number of meat-free pizzas. Kmotra, (www.kmotra.cz) by the National Theater, also rates near the top. Pizzas (more than 30 on offer) are baked in a traditional wood oven. Modrá zahrada (Národní 37) is favored for its central location, fair prices and decent pies. The Green Tomato (www.greentomato.cz) has an okay pizza menu; but interesting interior and it´s very central on Jindřišská. Rustica (www.rustica.cz) is a cozy, brick-lined spot that also has its own brick oven. A good variety of pies; plus seven “white” pizzas; ones without tomato sauce. A pricy option is Pepe Nero (www.pepe-nero.net) on Bílkova. Over on the Malá Strana side; we are including St. Nicholas Café (Tržiště 10.) It doesn´t meet our “primarily pizza” criteria, however too many people have mentioned it for us to ignore it. Also over here is Carmelita (www.restauracecarmelita.cz.)

Prague 2:
One of the most popular Prague 2 pizzerias (and one of the best in the city according to some) is Grosseto (www.grosseto.cz.) They also have locations at Dejvice; Brumlovka in Prague 4 and Průhonice. Pizzeria Venezia is big, air-conditioned and has a non-smoking section. The also offer delivery from their list of more than 30 pizzas. Down on Karlovo nám you´ll find Pizzeria di Carlo (www.dicarlo.cz😉 and heading towards Vyšehrad, stop in at Vyšehradská 9 for the cozy out-of-the-way Cartello Alto Pizzeria. Fresco Vento (www.frescovento.cz) is down by the river and offers an interesting pizza menu and dimly lit dining room.

Prague 3:
Pizzeria Sorrento (www.pizzeria-sorrento.cz) serves up some good pies and Pizzeria Dalí (Slezská 107) has had some good recommendations as well. Einstein (www.pizza-einstein.cz,) which some people highly do not recommend, has a Prague 3 locale. Buon Giorno (www.pizzabg.cz) is a small rustic place with a ton of pizzas. Persona (www.persona-pizza.cz) is stuffed with tables; but offers 25% off their pizzas on Saturdays and Sundays.

Prague 4:
Your best bet here is probably the Pizzeria di Carlo (www.dicarlo.cz) branch on Na Pankráci or Pizzeria Trappola (www.pankrac.trappola.cz) which has a good-sized dining room, nice terrace and gets packed at lunch. Note the strange seagulls hanging from the ceiling. Palatino (www.palatino-cz.com) is an upscale place with a nice terrace. They also have Prague 2 and Prague 5 locations. Over in Nusle, Baretta (www.baretta.cz) is a friendly place with a unique pizza menu. Also down here is Pizza West (www.pizzawest.cz.) Decent pizzas and well-known for their delivery. 

Prague 5:
Corleone
(www.corleone.cz) is a popular pizza/mob decorated joint with decent pies. There´s a big Pizza Coloseum (www.pizzacoloseum.cz) close to the Anděl metro station. Pizza Coloseum has a variety of locations inlcuding Vodičkova 32 and Budějovická 64. Fantozzi (www.pizzeria-fantozzi.cz) is a newer restaurant with cozy spots for tables; versus a big dining room space. Pizzeria Cihelna (www.pizzerie-cihelna.net) serves up some decent priced pies; while out in Radotín, pop into Campitello (www.campitello.wz.cz.) Rustic interior with a children´s corner, plus playground area outside.

Prague 6:
Canzone
(www.canzone.cz) has the usual suspects covered near Dejvice, while Francesco (www.pizzeriafrancesco.cz,) another neighborhood joint, is small; in both pizza menu and seating. Over in Břenov, La Contrada (www.contrada.cz) serves pies in a spacious and lovely interior. Tibino (www.pizza-tibino.cz) is a bit hidden; but has decent prices and a small outdoor seating area.

Prague 7:
Flamengo´s (Dukelských hrdinů 20) brick oven makes this a fav of many a pizza fan. Lucky Luciano´s (www.luckyluciano.cz) is indeed named after the mobster; the menu contains his bio and photos. Prices might be a bit high for the location. Riccardo (www.riccardo.cz) has a big outdoor seating area on Milady Horákové.

Prague 8:
Karlín is home to the upscale Cihelna La Familia (www.cihelna-lafamilia.cz.) they have a creative pizza list; and if you take-away, it´s 10% off. Ládví dwellers can nosh at Pizzeria Giovanni (www.pizzeriagiovanni.cz.) In Troja, pay a visit to Rotella (www.pizzarotella.cz) for their classy interior and decent sized pizza list. Aria (www.pizzeria-aria.cz) will be music to your pizza taste buds with their more than 20 pizzas at very good prices. Carllino (www.carllino.cz) is a brother pizzeria to Prague 5´s Corleone.

Just looking to pick-up a couple slices? Pizza Express (www.pizza-express.cz) has locations at Můstek, Mostecká and Anděl. Sbarro has a couple of locations. Those in the know recommend the one at Pálac Flóra mall; but advise avoiding the Smíchov Mall outlet. The I.P. Pavlova tram stop has a hopping pizza window (Pizza Roma) and who can forget the overwhelming pizza smell in the pedestrian tunnel behind the National Museum thanks to Pizza Grosso? If you´ve got a hankering for something American, pop into the Little Caesar´s in the Tesco at Národní Třída. If you find yourself near the Budějovická metro stop; cross the street towards the hospital there and check out the pizza being sold from the trailer in the parking lot. Really. Odds are, you´ll have to stand in line.