Have a craving for the best pizzas in Finland? Consider this your DIY slice-by-slice guide to the tastiest pies in the country. 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…
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This local spot serves up delicious pizzas from their wood-fired stove, always packed full of flavour and always served with a friendly smile. For something a little different, try the Lapland: it’s with reindeer, salami, fresh pineapple, aura cheese, tomato sauce, and cheese. No doubt it’s deserving to be among the best pizzas in Finland.
There’s no less than 22 classic pizzas to dig into at this laidback, fast food-esque place, as well as Finland’s beloved kebab pizza. The bases are thing and crispy and come with a large selection of delicious toppings. There are lot of other great items on the menu, but it is hard to look past the pizza.
This funky place is a bar, karaoke hotspot and artisan pizza maker all in one – the dream combo of fun things. Pizzas are cooked up using fresh, homemade dough, with plenty of local ingredients available as toppings. Not sure what you want to order? You can get two different pizzas on the same plate for just an extra €2.
The pizzas at this casual pizzeria are super classic in style, with their dough made in house and proved for 24 hours before being cooked in less than two minutes.
Their crusts are big and spongey and wonderfully chewy. Along with their fresh toppings, this is as tasty as pizzas in Finland can get.
The pizzas here are easily some of the most unique pizzas in Finland: you won’t find any imported Italian ingredients here, as Pub Niska focuses instead on cheese, meats and veggies that mainly come from Åland.
The end result? Droolworthy pies with toppings such as cold smoked salmon, tomatoes, red onion, black pepper, horseradish crème & rucola.
While there’s lots of great things to eat at this creative restaurant, as the name suggests, they specialise in pizza. Toppings range from spicy nduja sausage to seitan “meats” for vegans. They load the centre up with toppings to create a pizza that is absolutely bursting with flavour through every single mouthful.
There’s now a pretty huge 17 Classic Pizza restaurants across Finland, expanding from a family business in 1996 to one of the country’s top pizza spots. Their secret is amazing consistency and unusual (and delicious) toppings. Think: wasabi-ginger-french cream paste with cold-smoked rainbow trout, capers, red onion, tomato, peppers, lime and olive oil.
For proper Italian pizza, you can never go wrong with Pizzeria Luca. It’s the creation of Luca Platania, a Roman pizza master who has been living in Finland for 10 years. They let the dough rise for at least 72 hours before firing it up to perfect crispyness in under one minute – just how it’s meant to be done in Naples.
Your only problem (and it’s the best sort of problem!) at Pizzeria Riveria is that there’s so many amazing pizzas to choose from on the menu. Over 30, in fact. Toppings include air-dried ham, local cheese or vegan ‘devil’s jam’. Our tip is to come back here again and again to try them all. Grab a seat out on the terrace in the warmer months for the perfect meal.
Fornitaly is pretty unique – it’s a pizza place with authentic Italian pizza made by three Italians at a “barn” in Jollas, east-Helsinki. There’s no tables at this place, just take away, so be prepared to eat in on the go.
The pizzas are great value; thick, chewy crusts with rich tomato sauce and cheese. Well worth a visit for this great Helsinki pizza.
The key here the combination of seriously good dough, a rich tomato sauce and some seriously high quality cheese. With pizza this good you really don’t need to overcomplicate the toppings, but you can also opt for some gourmet toppings such as Taleggio cheese or truffle oil for a real treat.
Whatever you choose at Pizza MIX, you’re sure to enjoy every single bite.
At the heart of this restaurant lies a stone oven, producing “liuska” gourmet pizzas that knock traditional pizzas off the plate. What’s liuska? It’s kinda like pizza but better! It’s basically an oval-shaped and thin flat bread with some unusual and inventive toppings like strawberries, chevre, rucola and pine nuts.
Capperi serves up genuine Neapolitan pizza baked in a traditional Neapolitan pizza oven in Oulunkylä, so hightail it here if you’re in the area. This superb pizzeria keeps things simple when it comes to their pizzas. They stick to the authentic Napoli traditions and the result is incredible pizza.
Locals absolutely rave about this pizzeria, and after just one bite of the super authentic pizza here you will understand why. Pizzeria Bella Napoli takes authentic Italian cuisine to a whole new level. They cook with a great respect for tradition, and use only the freshest produce which is the key to their success.
This local pizzeria in Oulu has been going strong for over 30 years, with a loyal customer base who can’t resist its delicious pies. Alongside their classic pizzas, they also cook up specials with toppings such as kebab, jalapeño, tomato, feta cheese, red onion and house chili sauce. A real treat.
This artisan-organic pizzeria has amazingly fresh ingredients. The Alfons’ unique crust is made from a carefully double fermented combination of local organic spelt grain flour, pure Italian olive oil and Alfon’s beloved sourdough. It’s a real classic and easily one of the best pizzas in Finland.
Linko PizzaBar is allll about thin, crispy pizzas with amazing toppings. Think: spicy salami, Scamorza cheese, roasted garlic, butter fried sage, chili oil and black pepper.
A great neighbourhood pizzeria, the pies here are super satisfying. Bonus: it also occasionally has live music.
Tampere’s oldest pizzeria has served up proper Italian-style pizzas and pastas since 1978, and has over 100 pizzas on the menu. Yep, you read that right – 100. There’s everything from traditional pizza toppings to ostrich meat, wild boar and black sausage.
This is a pizza that you are not going to forget in a hurry; it is one of the best pizzas in Finland, after all.
Pizzeria Cantina has Italian-style and American-style pizzas on the menu, with a new pizza special to feast on every single week. The second you walk in you’ll smell that wonderful scent of baking dough and molten cheese. Whether you go for a red base or white (no tomato sauce), they’re the real carby, cheesy deal.
Pizzeria Via Tribunali was the first real Neapolitan pizzeria in Helsinki, so kudos to these game changers. In fact, they’re Finland’s first pizzeria certified by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana.
The fluffy dough makes for perfect crusts, and the pizza spends just over a minute in the 450 °C open fire oven.
Not only does this place have a funky name, they have even better pizza. It’s a fun neighbourhood bar that serves up Neapolitan pizza, with big, fluffy crusts, the perfect char and a rich flavour. Plus, you can go for vegan-friendly options such as creamy cashew cheese and lots of veggies.
Not only do they cook one of the best pizzas in Finland but they are also vegan friendly, as well as getting extra bonus points for allowing you to bring your dog along. The pizza here is all about simple-but-perfect dough and a mix of classic and creative toppings.
Our top picks? The ‘Silence of the Lambs’ pizza with lamb with North-African spices, mozzarella, tomato and rucola.
This fantastic pizzeria has perfected the Italian methods of making pizza, focusing on homemade dough and gourmet ingredients such as ventricina-salami and spicy ‘nduja sausage. The finishing touch is the wood-fired oven for that tasty char on the crust.
It’s all about the love and effort they put into their toppings here. With such a wonderful base to start with they really layer the fresh ingredients on top to perfection.
Sitko Pizza specialises in sourdough crust pizza. What does that mean? Well, sourdough pizza has a light, crisp base with a soft, pillowy and slightly crisp crust, made by hand stretching.
The toppings here are just as light and absolutely beautiful. Think: fennel sausage from local producers, walnut pesto, pickled red onions and walnut crumbs.
Their organic pizza dough is a hybrid NYC/Neapolitan crust but everything that they do, including their pristine oven, is with their heart in Naples. The end result as they say themselves is “extremely tender, crispy and chewy, with a unique sour and smoky flavour that comes from cooking at an extremely high temperature.”