Argentina is a country made up of European immigrants, mainly from Italy and Spain. The food of Argentina is highly influenced by Italian and Spanish cuisine, so besides great steak, you’ll find wonderful pasta, tapas and pizza that were brought here by the immigrants. A recent newspaper article reported that Buenos Aires actually has an almost equal number of pizzerias as parrillas! Like you learn on our food tours in Buenos Aires, most pizza restaurants also offer empanadas, a food originating form Spain! Here is a list of some of the best and most classic pizzerias in Buenos Aires.
Guerrin – Corrientes 1368
Guerrin is a classic Buenos Aires pizzeria that uses a huge wood-burning oven. Always busy and filled with locals stuffing themselves with pizza toped with Faina, a thin bread made of chickpea flour. To really fit in with the locals get a glass of cheap house wine or a Quilmes beer.
El Cuartito -Talcahuano 937
Conveniently located in Recoleta, this is another classic institution in Buenos Aires that started serving pizza in 1934. Try and avoid the dinner rush unless you’re willing to wait for a table. The entry area is filled with taxi drivers taking a quick break and lawyers from the nearby courthouse at the standing room only dining area. Order the traditional Argentine fugazzetta pizza, topped with a huge pile of sautéed onions.
Siamo nel Forno – Costa Rica 5886
Sometimes non-locals don’t love Argentine pizza since the crust is quite thick and bready, and there is only a small amount of tomato sauce. If you want a great thin crust pizza, Siamo nel Forno in Palermo Hollywood is the best place to go. They use minimal toppings, but all very high quality, and cook their pizza in an extremely hot wood-burning oven.