The best pizza in Milan: top pizzerie by pizza type

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Where to eat the best pizza in Milan?

Credit where credit is due: when it comes to pizza, no one does it like Naples.

But you don’t have to go there to get a taste of the best pizza in Italy.

Milan may not be known as a pizza mecca, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have some great spots to get your fix of authentic pizza.

From the classic Neapolitan style to the Roman “pinsa” and “al trancio” by the slice, and “alla pala” with various variations in between, this guide will highlight the best places to find any type of pizza in Milan.

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The best pizza in Milan

Neapolitan style pizza

First, we will list the best pizza places in Milan making pizza the way it’s made in Naples.

A true Neapolitan pizza has a high, fluffy crust and a paper-thin center, with plenty of tasty toppings. Eating it is like eating clouds—its center melts in your mouth, and because the dough is left to rise for a long time (12-24 hours!), the pizza is easy to digest and will not weigh you down, you will be left feeling light as a feather.

It’s also important to note that a true quality Neapolitan pizza is cooked in a wood-fired oven, which adds a unique and authentic flavor to the pizza.


Largo Corsia dei Servi, 11 (Duomo)

Via Montevideo, 4 (Porta Genova)

Via Pietro Borsieri, 25 (Isola)

When we think of Neapolitan pizza, one name comes to mind: Gino Sorbillo.

Sorbillo is the symbol of Neapolitan pizza in Italy. His Pizza isn’t just food — it’s a work of art. It’s a mix of passion and creativity. It represents the essence of Naples and its culture. When you eat Sorbillo Pizza, you’re not just eating food — you’re experiencing history.

Sorbillo belongs to one of the oldest and most respected families of pizza makers in Napoli. He’s been awarded a Master of Art and Crafts award by the International School of Italian Cuisine for his work. He’s a true ambassador and he has dedicated his life to making authentic Neapolitan pizza.

The pizza chef defends the idea of a pizza that is larger, more generous, and accessible to everyone. As he loves to call it, pizza of “the poor alleys of the city.” Indeed, a Margherita or Marinara costs €3.50 in Naples. Even though the cost of living is higher in Milan than in Naples, the pricing of his pizza in his Milanese restaurants still reflects this philosophy.

Sorbillo makes the true pizza of the Neapolitan tradition, commonly known as “a wagon wheel” (sound, thin, soft and with a fluffy crust). His menus however also encourage experimentation with less traditional ideas, all made from high-quality ingredients.

At Sorbillo reservations aren’t accepted—and you’ll soon see that’s the case at most Neapolitan pizzerie. But the lines tend to move quickly—and it’s so worth the wait!


Via Giovanni Gherardini, 1 (Sempione)

Starita is a family-owned pizzeria that was founded in Naples in 1901. Since its origins, it quickly won the hearts of Neapolitans and then proceeded to spread their real Neapolitan pizza all over the world.

The craft is handed down to each generation of this family.  They don’t follow trends. They’re committed to tradition—and it shows in every bite of their delicious pizza.

They’re known for their incredible dough and their genuine ingredients. Their pizza is baked perfectly, and they have a wide selection of traditional options. On their menu you can also find specialties such as Seasonal Pizza, Fried Specialties, and Calzoni, which are sure to satisfy even the most discerning of palates.

Starita does not accept reservations.


Via Traù, 2 (Piazzale Segrino) (Isola)
Viale di Porta Vercellina 2 (Sant’Ambrogio / Last Supper)
Via Raffaello Sanzio 14 (Milan West)

When you’re in Milan and in the mood for pizza, you can’t miss Assaje.

Assaje is a self-proclaimed “pizzeria gourmet”, which means they take their pizza very seriously. Their claim to fame is that they use only the freshest and most seasonal ingredients. Besides the classic pizza options, Assaje also offers fancier alternatives made with the finest and carefully selected ingredients. Many of the ingredients they use hold a DOP certification.

The DOP certification is a real big deal in Italy. It's a stringent food labeling system used by the Italian government to preserve locally produced goods by regulating them to ensure they meet the highest quality standards - simply put, it's what separates knockoff "parmesan" from the real Parmigiano Reggiano.

The three locations in Milan attract crowds every day, but they don’t accept reservations. You will have to wait if you don’t come early, but the experience makes it worth your while.

You will be given a glass of Prosecco and some treats to eat while you wait for your table, by which time you won’t care about the long wait anymore.


Via Francesco Londonio, 22 (Sempione)

Via Pietro Orseolo, 1 (Navigli)

In the years before Neapolitan pizza became fashionable in Milan, Luigi Capuano opened one of the first authentic Neapolitans in the Brera district. “Pizza is a serious business” is their catchphrase, and they really mean it, because it soon became an unexpected success.

It’s still one of the best places in Milan to eat pizza. The menu is extensive, with a diverse and intriguing selection of pizzas: traditional, creative, and seasonal. The pricing is quite reasonable given the (excellent) quality of the products on offer.

In addition to the Neapolitan pizza, one of Capuano’s must-try dishes is fried pizza. Despite its being fried, Capuano’s fried pizza is surprisingly light.

Pizza AM / Piz / Nàpiz’

Corso di Porta Romana, 83 (Porta Romana)

Via Torino, 34 (Duomo)

Viale Vittorio Veneto, 30 (Porta Venezia)

Yes, these are actually three different places. But behind them, all is the same mind—that of Pasquale Pometto.

Pometto, who was born in Germany but has Calabrian roots, quickly realizes that the craft of pizza making is his vocation. He moved to Italy, initially to Florence, and his empire quickly expanded to the most vibrant neighborhoods of Milan, such as Duomo (with Piz), Porta Romana (with Pizza AM), and Porta Venezia (with Nàpiz’).

In the first two restaurants, Piz and Pizza AM, the menu has been pared down to its essentials. Pizza AM, for example, currently only offers six pizza types: on a very thin but solid base, the ingredients offered are few but of excellent quality. At Napiz’, meanwhile, you will find a more classic pizza with a fluffy crust. In short: something for every taste!

At Pizza AM and Piz, reservations aren’t accepted. There is a long waiting line, especially on weekends. But don’t worry: if this isn’t for you, during weekdays you can reserve a table at Nàpiz’.

Frà Diavolo

Via Agostino Bertani, 2 (Sempione)

Viale Premuda, 14 (Cinque Giornate)

Via Genova Thaon di Revel, 10 (Isola)

Piazza Tre Torri (Citylife District)

Fra Diavolo is a trendy and popular pizza spot, quickly gaining popularity across Italy for its exceptional pizza, welcoming service, and lively atmosphere.

Unlike traditional Neapolitan pizzerie just mentioned, reminiscent of coastal aesthetics (think: white and blue ceramic tiles, wooden chairs), Fra Diavolo boasts a fashionable and hip ambiance.

Vintage decor, neon lights, and eclectic knick-knacks adorn the restaurants, and upbeat music fills the air.

The pizza menu is diverse and delicious, offering both classic options (such as Margherita and Diavola) and more unique choices featuring ingredients such as Mortadella, figs, or pesto.

If you’re curious, be sure to visit one of their multiple locations in central Milan. It’s best to make a reservation in advance to secure a spot.


Via Felice Bellotti, 6 (Porta Venezia)

Giolina is a pizzeria located near the Porta Venezia metro station.

The moment you step into the pizzeria, you’ll be struck by the chic and stylish atmosphere that greets you, featuring marble tables, complementing the warmth of the wooden chairs and half walls.

The restaurant has a bright and open feel, filled with plands and with large windows that allow natural light to flood in- and the wood-burning oven, prominently displayed at the back of the restaurant.

The pizza itself is a harmonious blend of simplicity and creativity. The toppings are classic and uncomplicated, allowing the true flavor of the ingredients to shine through.

The menu features a variety of other traditional pizza, including all the classics such as margherita, diavola, salsiccia e friarielli – one of our favorites – as well as a range of antipasti and a good selection of wines.


Via Augusto Anfossi, 1 (Cinque Giornate / Porta Romana)

Viale Tunisia, 6 (Porta Venezia)

Via Vigevano, 33 (Navigli)

All other locations

Pizzium is another pizza chain that is taking Italy by storm; but unlike other similar establishments, Pizzium does not skimp on quality.

The menu is divided into two sections: “The Classics” and “The Regionals”. The latter is particularly noteworthy as it features pizzas inspired by local Italian recipes, scents and flavors. For example, the “Abruzzo” pizza, influenced by the traditional pasta all’amatriciana, is made with guanciale and pecorino romano and is truly remarkable.

For a spicy kick, the “Calabria” pizza is the perfect choice, with its combination of nduja and caciocavallo silano.

Prices are reasonable and the quality and ingredients are top-notch.

Roman style Pizza (Pinsa)

Pinsa Romana is a delicious variation of pizza that has its roots in Rome and Lazio, and is now gaining popularity in Milan.

But what sets it apart from traditional pizza?

One of the main differences is its shape – Pinsa has an oval shape, while pizza is typically round. However, the real secret behind Pinsa’s unique taste lies in its dough.

Pinsa dough is made using a combination of three different types of flour: wheat flour, soy flour and rice flour. This mixture, paired with dried sourdough, creates a highly hydrated dough that promotes a long fermentation process, resulting in a very digestible and fragrant dough.

Additionally, unlike Neapolitan pizza which is extremely thin, soft, and melts in your mouth, Pinsa has a crispy texture, making it more portable and suitable for takeout.

Here is our selection of the best Pinsa Romana pizzerias in Milan.

Un’altra pasta

Via Bergamini, 5 (Duomo)

Un’altra pasta is a casual and laid-back pizza restaurant located in close proximity to the Duomo.

They specialize in all varieties of the delicious pinsa at affordable prices. Here you can choose to order a full pizza or opt for half a pizza to sample multiple flavors.

The restaurant has a few tables outside in a picturesque square in a quiet neighborhood close to the Cathedral, providing a charming atmosphere to enjoy your meal.

This spot is perfect if you’re looking for a casual and delicious meal without breaking the bank.

Ti Pinso

Via Felice Casati 13 (Porta Venezia)

Ti Pinso is a modern pizzeria with a rustic brick wall interior, that specializes in serving traditional Roman-style pinsa in all its classic variations.

The place is casual and relaxed, with friendly staff who create a lively and fun atmosphere.

In addition to the classic pizza options, Ti Pinso also offers a variety of meat-based dishes such as hamburgers, and a selection of delicious beers.

They also cater to those with dietary restrictions by offering gluten-free pizza options at an additional charge.

Pizza al taglio (by the slice)

When we talk about ‘pizza al taglio’, we’re referring to the izza that’s baked in a large pan, and then sliced and served in rectangular slices.

Sometimes, it’s even presented in a ‘focaccia’ style, with a horizontal cut and stuffed with delicious toppings.

This type of pizza is perfect for take-out and for enjoying on the go as street food.

Alice pizza

Multiple locations

Alice pizza is a well-known chain of pizzerie al taglio that was established in Rome, and now boasts many shops in many Italian cities because of its excellent product.

The menu features over 60 classic types of pizza, which are available in rotation at all their restaurants.

The window displays a fantastic range of all the types of pizza available, all you have to do is pick your favorite and the quantity you would like, the server will weigh it for you and warm it up.

They have tables and their restaurants are always welcoming, nicely decorated and quiet. You can eat there, take it home with you, or eat it on the go.

The pizza is crispy, light, and the vast array of flavors will make you want to come back often to try them all.

Moreover, it is open all day, which is not common in Milan, making it a perfect spot for a mid-day snack.

‘O fiore mio – Pizze di Strada

Via Montebello, 25 (Brera)

O fiore mio is an excellent spot for a quick pizza fix.

The small restaurant is cozy and designed for a quick bite or take-away, just a few minutes from Brera.

The pizza here is crispy and very satisfying. The menu changes daily, and the ingredients are always fresh and of high quality, and the toppings are expertly chosen.

They also offer a selection of baked desserts, such as croissants, and a small selection of alcoholic beverages, including prosecco and spritzes.

It’s a great place to grab a quick and delicious pizza snack.

Romoletto Street Food

Corso di Porta Ticinese, 14 (Navigli)

Romoletto is a pizza joint serving “white pizza” which is a term that only true Romans would understand.

As non-romans ourselves, we don’t think the differences from classic “pizza al taglio” are significant enough to warrant a different name, so we’ve included it in this list (romans reading this, please don’t hold it against us).

The pizza here is truly delicious, with a rich variety of options to choose from. The kitchen is constantly churning out fresh trays, so you can be sure that your pizza will be hot and fresh.

The staff is friendly and will happily explain the ingredients of any pizza you’re unsure of.

It’s primarily a take-out place, but there are a few tables inside and a table outside, so you can enjoy your pizza on-site.

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