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There are but a handful of dishes that you can serve – and eat- at pretty much any occasion and at every time of the day. Pizza is at the top of that very short list! If it were up to me, pizza would be on the menu breakfast, lunch, dinner, and perhaps as a snack too on a good day. With the help of a few local specialists, I put together a list of 10 places where you can get the best pizza in Brussels.

It seems I am not the only one with a deep love for pizza. In fact, it is probably the single most served dish across the globe. Interpretations on this traditional Italian dish include: Chicago is home to the deep-dish pizza, Japan has a mouth-watering Okonomiyaki and Iranians swear by copious amounts of ketchup on their pizza.

I am not ashamed to admit that when it comes to pizza, I am a traditionalist. In my opinion, the best pizza is still the one eaten in a small, family-run pizzeria in Italy where they serve no-nonsense Margherita and the thought of pineapple as a topping is never contemplated.

As jumping on a plane every time the craving for pizza strikes would bankrupt me within the week, I figured it was time to hunt for a suitable alternative right here in Belgium. And thus the list of the best pizza in Brussels was born.


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Pizza in Brussels

This food guide contains a list with the outcome of the search for my search for the best pizza in Brussels. It was curated with the help of some Italian friends living in Brussels as well as a deep dive by yours truly into the various pizzerias in Brussels for some field research.

The list is good, but what is even better is the quality of the pizza served by these pizzerias. When that slice of baked dough with piping hot topping touches your lips, you will be transported straight to Italy and forget all about the fact you are actually in a pizzeria in Brussels, Belgium.

These pizzerias all cater to both vegetarian and non-vegetarian pizza lovers. At the time of writing (2020) the pizzerias did not have vegan options. You might have to pop on a train to London to try their mouth-watering vegan pizza selection!


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Can I get good quality pizza in Brussels?

The short answer is yes. There are an estimated 33.000 Italians living in Brussels, in fact, 13% of all expats living in the city are Italian according to Brussels Express.

With this data in mind, I started searching the internet for pizzerias in Brussels, and guess what … a quick search on Tripadvisor informed me there were no less than 221 venues that serve pizza in Brussels (or at least items on the menu that can pass for pizza.

Best pizza in Brussels

As tempting as it was to go out and try all 221 pizzerias in Brussels, realistically speaking it would take me a solid couple of months to get through all of them. I deepened my search and found an objective source to get me started!

Each year the well-known 50 Top Pizza publishes two separate lists of the best pizzas currently in Europe. The first list is reserved solely for Italy, the second one is for all European countries except Italy.

The European top 50 contains no less than three Belgian entries: two of which are located in Brussels!

Should you not want to run through the full list – though if you are a pizza lover I would bookmark the webpage because you never know when it can come in handy- here are the two places that made the list of best pizza in Brussels.

La pizza e’ bella came in spot number 5 and is thus crowned best pizzeria in Brussels. The second best pizza in Brussels can be found in La Piola which is ranked number 30 and also snagged the prize for Best Takeaway service 2020.

Top 10 pizzerias that serve the best pizza in Brussels

There are an estimated 33.000 Italians living in Brussels, in fact, 13% of all expats living in the city are Italian according to Brussels Express. So fear not, good pizza is readily available!

Pizza in Brussels

La pizza e’bella Brussels

This pizzeria serves the best pizza in Brussels! Their pizza is Neapolitan style, cooked over a wood-fire oven. The menu holds both classics and more gourmet-style pizza which will wet your pallet for sure. The ingredients are sourced straight from local producers in Campania, Italy. Accompany your pizza by a delicious Italian craft beer!

Address: Lebeaustraat 75, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Menu: & latest opening hours: Website


La Piola Brussels

La Piola serves authentic Neapolitan-style pizza in the heart of Brussels. The restaurant prides itself in serving light and fluffy crusted pizza. On the menu, you will find both traditional and less traditional flavors of pizza cooked over a wood fire. Make sure to pop by or try their takeout service if you are looking to enjoy one of the best pizzas in Brussels.

Address: Sint-Joostplein, 8 1210 Sint-Joost-ten-Node (Brussels), Belgium
Menu & latest opening hours: Website


Paola’s idea

Paola’s sources products straight from the province of Naples – from the creamy Bufflonne mozzarella to the crunchy taralli – ensuring a pure and authentic taste of Italy appears straight on your place.

The restaurant opened in 2001 and received the title of ‘Best Neapolitan Cuisine Abroad’ from the Italian Academy of Cuisine. The team started by focussing on Neapolitan dishes and gourmet ciabattas and saw unprecedented success. In 2015 pizza was added to the menu and since then it has been one of the locations that offer the best pizza in Brussels.

Address: Avenue d’Auderghem 48, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Menu & latest opening hours: Website


Saco Brussels

Traditional Neopolitan pizza made over a wood burn oven. Ingredients are sourced from local producers in Italy. Another very good choice if you are looking for authentic and great pizza in Brussel.

Address: Avenue Milcamps 154, 1030 Schaerbeek (Brussels), Belgium
Menu & latest opening hours: Website


Cocina Belgium

Cocina boasts a large menu filled with delicious aperitivi and scrumptious pizza. Wash it down with one of their careful selection of wines or Italian cocktails.

The pizzas are Neapolitan style, cooked on a wood fire and created with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Try one of the traditional pizzas or spice it up with some of their more original recipes. Gluten-free options are available.

If you happen to come in over lunch, make sure to try the lunch menu. If dinner is when you pop in, make sure to enjoy a leisurely aperitivo before diving into a crunchy pizza.

Address: Rue Lesbroussart, 16, 1050 Ixelles (Brussels), Belgium
Menu & latest opening hours: Website


Wood oven pizza in Brussels

La Bottega della Pizza

La Bottega delle Pizza is a traditional Italian pizzeria. The restaurant opened in 2012 and has won numerous awards including the “Best Pizza Maker” in Belgium by Foodprint in 2013.

Pizzas are made over a wood oven and with the utmost respect for the ingredients making it a worthy addition to this list of best pizza in Brussels.

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Address: Ducpétiauxlaan 39, 1060 Saint-Gilles (Brussels), Belgium
Menu & latest opening hours: Website


The pizzeria has two locations, one in Ixelles and the other in Anderlecht. The restaurants use fresh products cooked according to the typical Neapolitan style of pizza cooking over a wood burn fire. These guys are my pizza of choice whenever the craving hits!

Address location one: Avenue Louis Lepoutre 6, 1050 Ixelles (Brussels), Belgium
Address location two: Boulevard Prince de Liège 79, 1070 Anderlecht (Brussels), Belgium
Menu & latest opening hours: Website


PastaMadre

Now, this is the place to be if you are a fan of pizza and craft beer. The restaurant serves pizza made out of natural sourdough created with the yeast from the Cantillon brewery garnished with the best Belgian and Italian ingredients. The restaurant boasts a beautiful sunny terrace.

Address: Place Rouppe 10, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Menu & latest opening hours: Website


Nona

Nona uses organic Belgian ingredients which they source from family-run farms. The menu changes seasonally as it follows the ingredients grown on the local farm.

Every single ingredient is grown on those farms, right down to the herbs used to garnish those delicious pizzas. Make sure to stop by here if you are in the neighborhood and craving one of the best pizzas in Brussels.

Address location one: Sint-Katelijnestraat 17-19, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Address location two:
Tervurenlaan 5, 1040 Etterbeek (Brussels), Belgium
Menu & latest opening hours:
Website


Posto al Sole

Authentic Neapolitan pizza, a central location, and a great terrace make this a wonderful restaurant to savor one of the best pizzas in Brussels. Make sure to accompany your meal with one of the many wines or beers or finish off your meal with a Limoncello.

Address: Chaussée de Forest 122, 1060 Saint-Gilles (Brussels) Belgium
Menu & latest opening hours: Website

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