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Best Pizza In Venice, Italy – My ‘Don’t Miss’ List for 2024

Last updated on June 22nd, 2024

I don’t know if I would consider it sacreligious to come to Venice and not eat top notch pizza but it comes pretty close. 

Hear me out. You made it to the magical city – crossed all the oceans, boarded all those planes and finally adjusted to the time difference. You did all that to eat an “OK” pizza in Venice? I don’t think so. You came to eat the best pizza in Venice!

Venice, like many of Italy’s most popular and famous cities, is home to some of the best pizza in Italy, drawing some of the best pizzaioli (pizza makers) to the canals. But if you look around you, pizza is everywhere. Pizzerias are almost as common as the souvenir shops in Venice loaded with Carnival masks. How is one to choose?

I have been traveling to Venice since my college days and now that I am lucky enough to call Italy my home, I have had ample time to eat my fill of pizza in Venice. In this article, I will share with you my favorite pizzerias in Venice and what each is known for. 

No matter what you are craving, your time frame or what neighborhood you are in Venice, I have the best pizza for you to try while traveling the canals. If you have small kids, I have it covered. Looking for innovation? There is plenty. And if you are a classic pizza lover at heart, Venice that as well. 

Let’s take a closer look! 

Map Of Best Pizza In Venice, Italy

Best Pizza In Venice – Quick Guide

slabs of various pizza palla pizza with toppings on wooden boards in a glass case.
Pizzeria In VeniceAddress (Neighborhood)Best ForGood To Know
Pizzeria Ae OcheCannaregio, 158 (Cannaregio)Pizza before catching your train at the Santa Lucia Train StationKid friendly
Pizza Al VoloSestiere Dorsoduro, 2944 (Dorsoduro)Top pick for takeout pizza (whole pies and by the slice)No seating
Antico FornoRugheta del Ravano, 973 (San Polo)Deep dish pizza by the sliceNext to Rialto Market
Pizzeria L’AngeloCalle de la Mandola, 3711 (San Marco)Budget Friendly OR On the goNo seating 
Birraria La CorteS. Polo, 2168 (San Polo)Beer loversExcellent appetizers
OKE ZattereSestiere Dorsoduro, 1414 (Dorsoduro)VegansServes Venetian specialties as well as pizza + gluten free options
Terrazza dei NobiliZattere, Dorsoduro, 924 (Dorsoduro)Pizza on the water with a viewPlenty of non-pizza seafood options
Le Tole Spaghetteria PizzeriaBarbaria de le Tole, 6342 (Castello)People who can’t agree Fresh pasta menu
Trattoria Al Vecio PortalRiva degli Schiavoni, 3990 (Castello)Pizza on a small canalServes Venetian specialties as well as pizza
1000 Gourmet VeneziaC. Specchieri, 475 (San Marco)Neapolitan-style pizza / Gluten-freeGreat fried appetizers + gluten-free pizza
FariniFour locations in VeniceQuick pizza by the slice (eat in or takeout)Kid friendly 

How Do They Do It? Read how Italians stay so svelte while eating pizza and pasta every day.

Pizzeria Ae Oche 

Red sign with three cartoon geese for Pizzerie Ae Oche in Venice, Italy.

Cannaregio, 158, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy

Second Location: Ramo Quinto Gallion O del Pezzetto, 1552/A, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy (Oke San Giacomo)

Pizzeria Ae Oche is my top pick for the best pizza in Venice to eat before boarding your train at the Santa Lucia Train station as well as a great kid-friendly pizzeria.

They have both indoor and outdoor seating areas with a simple interior and wooden tables. It’s very casual and the pizzas come out quickly. I have never felt the need to pre-book a table but they do take reservations if you want to be sure. 

They even have a good beer selection as well as vegan pizza and first courses.

Pizza Al Volo

Man ordering pizza from worker inside Pizza al Volo in Venice, Italy. Price list in the window.

Sestiere Dorsoduro, 2944, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

Open: 11 am -2 pm

Pizza Al Volo is one of Venice’s most famous pizzerias if you are looking for a quick bite or take out. Pizza Al Volo is also the pizzeria I suggest to families in the area who need fast fuel for their fading kids. 

Tip: Get your little ones a slice of pizza, sit down close by at Panini e Vini Da Babbo (one of the best places to get cicchetti in Venice) for an aperitivo and cicchetti, or Caffè Rosso (great breakfast spot in Venice) for coffee and let your kids run around. 

No matter how you want to eat your pizza, at Pizza Al Volo, they won’t object. Enjoy your pizza by the slice on the go, sitting by a canal in the beautiful Santa Margherita Square, or standing at the bar.

If you want just a slice, choose from what they have baked but if you want a whole pie to bring back to your apartment or share with your friend on the canal, they are made to order. To learn more about ordering pizza in Italy, read Ordering Pizza In Italy – A Traveler’s Guide To Ordering Pizza A Taglio, Take-Out Pizza And Pizza Pinsa!

Catering primarily to students and a young crowd, Pizza Al Volo has great prices without sacrificing quality. The location is also unbeatable, found in one of the most authentic and less touristy locations in Venice.

Antico Forno

Rugheta del Ravano, 973, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

Open: Daily 11:30 – 9:30 pm

The Antico Forno is the best pizza to pick up if you are at the Rialto Market

Most pizzerias in Italy serve either whole pies or pizza by weight but at Antico Forno, you can get your pizza by the slice. 

Choose from either thin-crust or deep dish style pizza cooked in their wood fired oven, all of which are made freshly by the hour. The pizza is displayed in the glass windows facing the road, tempting anyone who passes by. You also will not be able to resist the smell wafting out the doorway.  

What I like about the Antico Forno is the wide selection of choice – there is always something for everyone! 

Similar to Pizzeria Angelo (below), this pizzeria is best for travelers looking to grab a quick snack or lunch and eat it standing. 

Pizzeria L’Angelo 

Inside Pizzeria L'Angelo in Venice, Italy. Woman working behind counter and glass display shows pizza ready to be purchased by the slice.

Calle de la Mandola, 3711, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Open: 11:30-10:00 pm

Pizzeria L’Angelo is where I recommend going for takeout pizza by the slice in Venice, Italy. 

This hole in the wall pizzeria in the center of Venice, not far from Piazza San Marco offers only a few pies, sold by the slice or whole pies made to order but at a great price. 

Pizzeria Angelo is full of students and travelers on a dime. Here, your money gets you an enormous slice but standing room only! 

Choose from classics such as margherita and salsiccia or opt for their vegan marinara pizza that is quite good as well. 

Birraria La Corte

Margherita pizza in Italy, with shredded basil, tomato sauce, and mozzarella.

S. Polo, 2168, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

Birraria La Corte is my favorite pizzeria in Venice if I am looking for a casual evening with lots of good beer on tap (who am I kidding, this is most often for me!). 

The pizza is Neapolitan-style made fresh with local ingredients. Look for classics like the marinara or opt for their in-house specialties such as the sospiri made with the regional Morlacco cheese and ‘Nduja sausage. 

This is another place I will come to if I am traveling with someone who wants pizza and I don’t. They have really fun appetizers such as raw fish tartare, ham croquettes and Southern Italian cheese appetizers such as burrata on a plate of pumpkin cream. Innovative yet delicious

They have a small courtyard on the backside of the restaurant with other tables spilling out onto the S. Polo square. 

Foodies In Venice: Don’t miss my food itineraries for Venice – 24 Hour Foodie Itinerary for Venice and 48 Hour Foodie Itinerary for Venice.

OKE Zattere

Sestiere Dorsoduro, 1414, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

Open: Daily for lunch and dinner

OKE Zattere is owned by the Pizzeria Ae Oche Santa Lucia, one of my top picks to stop and eat before boarding your train at the Santa Lucia Train Station and for eating with kids

This restaurant is much more focused on dietary restrictions and personal preferences, catering to a large, international market. 

They offer a large menu with several gluten-free and vegan dishes and pizzas as well as classic Venetian dishes. 

OKE Zattere is my top pizzeria for vegans in Venice who want to eat on the waterfront. It’s located on the edge of the Dorsoduro neighborhood on the large boardwalk overlooking Giudecca in Venice.

If you hope to eat outdoors, I highly suggest you pre-book your table. The establishment also has two large indoor dining rooms.

Terrazza dei Nobili

Front outside dining area with awning and tables and chairs at Terrazza dei Nobili Pizzeria in Venice, Italy.

Zattere, Dorsoduro, 924, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

Open: Daily 11:30 am – 11:30 pm

I recommend Terrazza dei Nobili for travelers who are looking for a beautiful waterfront experience and decent pizza. I wouldn’t consider the pizza here the absolute best in Venice but I include it because of its amazing terrace right on the Zattere overlooking Giudecca. 

The pizza is reliable and it’s that much better with a view. If you aren’t in the mood for pizza, they have plenty of other fish specials and other Venetian classics. 

The downside to Terrazza dei Nobili is its price. I think it’s a little expensive for the quality of food but what you are paying for is the view and location. 

Good To Know: Gelateria Da Nico has some of the best gelato in Venice is located right next door. 

Le Tole Spaghetteria Pizzeria

View of front window of Spaghetteria 6342 in Venice, Italy in the evening. Sign on window and above door.

Barbaria de le Tole, 6342, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

Closed: Tuesday

Le Tole Spaghetteria Pizzeria gets its name from their combined fresh pasta menu and pizzas. 

Rustic and small, Le Tole is really casual with a warm staff. Le Tole Spaghetteria Pizzeria is my top pick for travelers who can’t agree on what to eat. They have a really reliable pizza menu with extensive choices yet offer a variety of fresh, non-traditional pastas, made daily. 

We like to come here when the family can’t agree. At Le Tole, I am happily satisfied with their rich egg pasta and other stuffed pastas (not always available) while I can depend on my kids eating pizza.  

If you want to eat outdoors, however, this isn’t the pizzeria for you. They have just a small indoor dining room so it can get quite busy. I highly suggest pre booking your table. 

Trattoria Al Vecio Portal

Green awning with text 'Al Vecio Portal' on an old yellow building in Venice, Italy.

Riva degli Schiavoni, 3990, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

Closed: Tuesday

What I love about Trattoria Al Vecio Portal is its location right on a small canal. Although categorized as a trattoria, this restaurant also serves pizzas, which is what they have become known for over time (more so than their other food although all their pasta is homemade!). 

If you want to sit outdoors, you absolutely have to pre book your table. The tables are limited and depending on the weather, their canal tables may not be set (instead their internal garden may be open). 

Trattoria Al Vecio Portal is my top pick for pizza in the western part of the Castello neighborhood.

1000 Gourmet Venezia

Front entrance to 1000 Gourmet Pizzeria in Venice, Italy. In the window a chef is working and waiter is getting tables ready for dinner.

C. Specchieri, 475, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

Open: Daily 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

1000 Gourmet Venezia is my favorite pizzeria in Venice for Neapolitan-style pizza, the softest most pillowy crust topped with the freshest local ingredients. 

True to Southern Italian tradition, a Neapolitan pizza wouldn’t be complete without a fried appetizer or rich dessert, both of which are excellent here. 

Gluten-Free Travelers: 1000 Gourmet Venezia has gluten-free pizza! For more gluten-free recommendations in Venice read Gluten-Free Cicchetti in Venice and Gluten-Free Restaurants in Venice.

Not only can you order classic Italian pizzas but you will also find new and innovative pizza toppings and combinations. In all the pizzerias in Venice, I have found 1000 Gourmet to offer the most creative pizzas to date. 

The interior is modern yet with a casual feel, making it ideal for any clientele including larger groups, families or lone travelers. 

Good To Know: Check out their bakery, 1000 Coffee & Bakery, offering pizza by the slice, baked goods and coffee, located in Cannaregio. 

Farini

Front entrance of Farini bakery in Venice, Italy. You can see man ordering at counter.

Open: Daily 7:30 – 9:00 or 10:00 pm. 

Farini is a local chain in Venice with four different locations and my top pick for pizza pala (similar to pizza pinsa), made in large slabs and cut to order. 

Farini is a really casual spot to pick up pizza to go or to sit down and enjoy cheap pizza at its best. 

What I love most about going to Farini is that you are in control. Because there is no table service, you don’t have to wait for your food, flag the server down or beg for the check. Instead, order at the counter, pay and sit where you like. When you are done eating, you can be off.  

Pizza with loads of toppings behind a glass display case in Venice, Italy.

Good To Know: Farini also serves great Italian breakfast, coffee and other desserts throughout the day, making it an ideal place to pop in at anytime for a quick energy boost or to sit down and rest your feet without the price tag of a €15 cappuccino

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