Have a craving for tasty pizzas in Rio de Janeiro? Consider this your DIY slice-by-slice guide to the tastiest pies in the city. Rio has an incredible food and drink scene: burgers, cocktails, coffee and more.
Whether you’re a local looking for new food spots or just here for a few days while you’re visiting, this is one place where carb lovers will be safe and sound.
Put your game face on; get ready to eat your bodyweight in fresh cheese and chargrilled dough at these seven best places for pizza…
Best pizzas in Rio de Janeiro
Mamma Jamma started off in the neighbourhood of Jardim Botânico in 2009 and soon grew to having a grand total of seven locations across Rio.
They use tasty and colourful ingredients for their pizzas, aiming to serve only the best. One bite and you’ll know they’re succeeding.
Forno Rio was the first pizzeria in Rio de Janeiro to work with a wood oven, and have been cooking up their great pies for over 20 years.
There’s a huge choice of over 65 pizzas on the menu, including vegan options with soy curd and tempting chocolate and sweet pizzas for dessert.
With a focus on fermenting the dough for at least 48 hours to a unique recipe, the pizza is light and healthy here. And yes, delicious.
Ella Pizzeria is an ideal spot for a swish night out – its Neapolitan-style pizzas have gourmet toppings such as crispy octopus, smoked mozzarella and heart of palm.
With 20 years of history and locations across the city, this reliable pizzeria uses only the best ingredients from Italy. The crusts are crispy and the base the perfect thickness, while toppings range from classic Italian to Brazilian-inspired.
Consistently named among the best pizzas in Rio de Janeiro by locals and visitors alike, this old school pizzeria is run by a friendly couple from Emilia Romagna in Italy.
The pizzas here are the real deal: thick, chewy crusts, a rich marinara sauce and authentic toppings. Order the Calzone for a real feast.
Where do we even begin with describing these exceptional pizzas? The pies here are blasted to perfection in a wood-fired oven, with tasty toppings.
The place might be small and often gets crowded, but the pizzas are worth the squeeze. The base is beautifully thin with fluffy crusts, just how it should be.
Handmade, wood-fired and only using high quality, fresh ingredients, the pizza here is superb. The pizza menu is cleverly divided into three sections: traditional Naples pizzas, regional toppings from Italy, and a creative Third Wave style.