Best pizza Paris

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Pizza in Paris

Discover our round up of the best spots to get incredible pizza in Paris

Paris is home to some amazing pizzerias serving up incredible pizza – discover the best pizza spots in Paris with our in-depth guide.

The pizza scene in Paris has exploded in the last 10 years which has meant a shift away from dodgy French pseudo-italian restaurants with frozen pizza bases covered in Emmental cheese (quelle horreur!) to real deal doughs of different styles cooked in high-tech ovens. From classic puffy Neapolitan to thin crust American style pizza, Paris has a plethora of amazing spots to get your pizza fix.

Our guide has the top spots with a focus on Neapolitan style pizzas and American style pizza spots – all tried and tested and in no particular order.

The Best Neapolitan Pizza in Paris

Finding real Neapolitan style pizzas in Paris no longer means having to book a flight over to Naples. An incredible Pizza revolution started soon before I arrived in Paris (around 2015) which saw huge, traditional, drab pizzerias close in favour of modern, small Naples-inspired pizza joints. Electric pizza ovens were replaced with huge gas or wood fired ovens, the pizza dough was fermented for longer, hydration rations were changed and the city loved it.

Nowadays there really are a lot of Neapolitan pizza restaurants in Paris – too many for this list – but we’ve selected our favourites.


Iovine’s is a great spot to grab traditional Neapolitan style pizza pies made with fresh, well sourced ingredients. It’s been a go-to pizzeria of mine with consistent, high quality pies that are very reasonable. Started by Chef Nicola Iovine back in 2016, they now have 3 very well located restaurants in the capital.

best pizza iovines Paris

Iovine’s approach is all about the quality of the ingredients and boy does it show. Their pizza dough is made with 70% hydration which yields a very good pizza with some crazy leopard spotting. High hydration doughs are hard to work with but the resulting pizzas are incredible – soft airy crusts with the perfect amount of crunch. They also let the dough cold ferment for 24 hours which helps flavour and of course makes it a lot easier on the stomach.

Their pizza menu revolves around the classics, letting their well sourced ingredients shine. The Reine de Sicile pizza brings together white ham, mushrooms and a pistachio pesto together – it’s a delicious combo. My favourite is the Diavola Forte which has a spicy kick from the Calabrian salami. Finally, their wine selection is very good with some cracking biodynamic wines from different Italian regions.

What to know before you visit

  • Open daily for lunch and dinner
  • You can reserve for each location online
  • Vegetarian friendly
  • Try their Pecorino white wine from Abruzzo!


Louvre: 7Bis Rue du Colonel Driant, 75001
Opéra: 8 Rue Boudreau, 75009
Bastille: 19 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine, 75011



Dalmata is a quirky take on the small pizzerias of Naples but don’t let their bright pink restaurant interiors fool you, they pump our seriously good pies. The pizzeria was launched by an ex-developer and an ex-pharmacist who both decided to made a serious career change. Fortunately for them it’s turned out to be a good move with Dalmata being a really popular choice for Parisians. Their second, much larger restaurant in the 11th arrondissement is great for dining in on their terrace.

best pizza Paris dalmata

Their pizzas are not particularly traditional but they pack a punch. The classic Margherita pizza is excellent with a sloppy tomato, melty cheese topping (a mixture of mozzarella and 24 month aged Parmesan) onto of a well fermented pizza base with great leopard spotting. My favourite is their spicy salami pizza (called Cruelle Devil) but their black truffle pizza is also worth a mention.

dalmata paris kitchen

What to know before you visit

  • You can’t reserve at their Rue Tiquetonne restaurant but you can reserve online at their Rue de Charonne location


8 Rue Tiquetonne, 75002
21 Rue de Charonne, 75011



Peppe Pizzeria is a small independent Neapolitan pizza chain started by chef Giuseppe Cutraro. The first Peppe restaurant opened in the 20th Arrondissement (way off the beaten tourist track) and they now have a total of 3 restaurants.

Best pizza Paris Peppe martyrs

Peppe won the best pizzeria in Europe in 2021 and 2022 with his first restaurant and includes the winning pizza (aptly named Champion of the World) on their menus. The Champion du Monde is excellent and is topped with extremely interesting (and not particularly traditional) toppings; yellow tomatoes, jambon, provolone cheese, bufala, grilled almonds and organic fig jam.

Their pizza dough is fermented for a long time (I’d guess around 48 hours) and the crust is extremely puffy, light and the exteriors crisp. Oh and of course the resulting pizzas are extremely digestible. The prices are on the higher side with the Champion du Monde pizza coming in at €20 and their incredible truffle pizza with truffle cream and fresh seasonal Italian truffle is €22.

Champion du monde pizza peppe

What to know before you visit

  • Gets busy at lunch times in their rue des Martyrs location
  • You can reserve online


2 Pl. Saint-Blaise, 75020
61 R. rue des Martyrs, 75009
10 Rue Paul Vaillant Couturier, 92300 Levallois-Perret


Pizzeria Popolare

Launched back in 2016, Pizzeria Populare is still as popular as ever with queues consistently snaking around the corner of the restaurant and for good reason. The dining area is big yet is extremely warm with a gentle orange hue being cast across the large open room through a wall of old spirit bottles. The restaurant has a lively Italian energy (as most of the servers are Italian) which really adds to the atmosphere.

Best pizza Paris popolare

Their pizzas are cooked in one of their two wood fired ovens in the large, blue-tiled open kitchen. Each month the menu changes and is relatively classical with modern twists – the classic Margherita is very reasonable at €12 and their south Italy inspired Pablo Picapesto includes fried eggplant/aubergine, ricotta and pesto. Their spicy option has nduja, smoked stracciatella and anchovies – not particularly traditional but very good.

What to know before you visit

  • Expect to queue for 1h at peak times if you don’t reserve
  • You may sit next to other groups if you get seated on a bench table
  • You can reserve online for groups of 2-7 people

Address: 111 Rue Réaumur, 75002
Tel: 01 86 47 81 10

Louie Louie

Louie Louie is a fantastic modern take on traditional Neapolitan pizza in the 11th arrondissement. Suiting the neighbourhood they have a great selection of natural wine, craft beer and even sake to wash your pizza down with. Located on rue de Charonne – close by to the Michelin starred Septime – there’s a fantastic array of bars for you to try before or after your meal.

The pizzas on the menu are inventive and have seasonal specials on rotation (spring time – imagine wild garlic & asparagus). The classics are there albeit with inventive names but some pies are really interesting – my favourite is their spicy salami with ricotta and spicy fermented honey.

What to know before you visit

  • You can reserve online
  • The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner (it closes inbetween)

Address: 78 Rue de Charonne, 75011
Tel: 09 73 58 14 36

Other Options

Other great pizza restaurants serving up Neapolitan style pies in Paris include:

  • Tripletta
  • Uno
  • Da Graziella
  • Faggio Salumeria

American Pizza in Paris

If something different to the classic Italian style pizzas then there’s plenty of amazing American style pizza joints in Paris. Note you won’t yet find restaurants serving specific American styles such as deep-pan or thin Chicago style – they tend to be more New York-style pizza pies with American style toppings (BBQ chicken, ranch, pickled jalapeños etc).


Sonny’s pizza is an American style pizza restaurant in the 11th arrondissement close to the Canal Saint-Martin. The restaurant is in two separate buildings on each side of the street with one focusing on their deli menu and the other on their pizzas. The deli menu is all about Italian American classics – spaghetti & meatballs, chicken parm sandwich and of course the meatball sub.

Best pizza Paris sonny's

Their pizzas are awesome – they’re fun, delicious and extremely moreish. The Buffalo Chicken pizza is a take on buffalo wings but with tender chicken breast meat, tossed with hot-sauce then covered with home-made ranch sauce. The meatball pizza (one of my favourites) has torn up chunks of meatball, coriander, red onions and ricotta. There’s also the classic American pepperoni pizza available for a reasonable €14.

What to know before you visit

  • You can reserve online

Address: 5 Rue de la Fontaine au Roi, 75011
Tel: 01 48 07 07 24


Maker Pizza is a fun make-it-yourself, grilled pizza style restaurant. They currently have two locations – one in the 2nd arrondissement between Sentier and Grands Boulevards and the other in the 8th arrondissement close to the busy Saint Lazare station.

Maker pizza Paris

They have multiple set pizza options to choose from or you can build it yourself. Choose from a sauce base, cheeses and then protein, veg and toppings – and you can choose as many toppings as you would like. The pie is then put into a slow moving conveyor belt which goes under a super hot grill and is cooked to perfection. Once grilled there’s a selection of cold toppings and sauces to choose from. It’s also a great place to go for a snack and a drink before dinner – they have a 1/2 Margherita pizza for only €4 and pints of lager are €5 during happy hour.

What to know before you visit

  • Both locations have ample seating inside


32/34 rue des Jeûneurs, 75002
6 Rue Saint-Lazare, 75009


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