Pizza Restaurants in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro pizza can be absolutely delicious or virtually inedible, and you'll need to know where to look if you want to find more of the former and less of the latter.

Many sub-standard pizzerias have a tendency to skimp on the tomato sauce and overload the cheese, resulting in a heavy slab of tasteless goo. Beware of any restaurants that serve ketchup with pizza - locals will squirt this, along with mayonnaise and even mustard, on top of their pizza, presumably to compensate for the lack of flavor

But while pizza in Rio de Janeiro can be a real disappointment if you don't find the right place, there are some restaurants that have got pizza making down to a fine art.

Widely regarded as the best pizza chain in Rio, Capriocciosa prides itself on using only the finest imported Italian ingredients, and its Ipanema branch is a favorite among Rio's chic elite. Note that the chain makes a point of never serving ketchup with its pizzas.

Less refined, but lively, spots to enjoy a decent pizza are Pizzeria Rainbow, on Copacabana Beach, and Pizzeria Guanabara, which has branches in Lapa and the Zona Sul; while Barra da Tijuca has two excellent Italian restaurants, La Botticella and Fiamatta, both of which serve pizza that's a cut above the rest.

Capricciosa Pizza

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Rua Vinícius de Moraes, 134

A cut above the rest... read more

Graca da Vila

Rua do Catete 133

Pizza the Action... read more

Fasano Al Mar

Avenida Viera Souto 80

Five star landmark, Italian hotspot... read more

Choperia Torre do Barão

Rua Venicius de Moraes 146, Ipanema

Good food, location, and prices... read more

Pizzaria Rainbow

Avenida Atlantica, Quiosque 8

Colorful Eats on the Beach... read more

La Botticella

Estrada Sorima 347

Best of Barra... read more

O Borsalino

Avenida Armando Lombardi 633
Loja 111 – Terrace Market Street

Best Italian in Barra... read more


Avenida das Américas

Brazilian Pizza at its Finest... read more

Hideaway Pizzeria and Lounge

308 Rua Das Laranjeiras

Food, Drinks and Dance... read more


115 Rua Paschoal Carlos Magno

Late Night Drinking Den... read more
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