Pizza, Pizza: top 10 traditional Pizza restaurants

It’s a fact: we porteños, love pizza. The pizza has taken “citizenship” in the River Plate area due to the large flow of migrants from Italy that came in the late XIXth and early XXth centuries.

A traditional porteño pizza is  “fugazzeta” which would be a fugazza (word derived from “fugassa”, that is, in Genovese focaccia) with mozzarella cheese, prepared only with onion or onion and tomato sauce. But the most popular pizza is the one with cheese, tomato, ham, olives and peppers and with olive oil sprinkled on top.

There is a variety of pizza known as “pizza de cancha” or “pizza canchera” consisting of a thick crust, tomato sauce, no cheese, and strongly flavored. This type of pizza was sold by street vendors at the exit of the football games (hence the name “de cancha” or “canchera”) but eventually was extended to be produced and sold at most pizzerias.

In Argentina there are 3 types of crust:

  1. “a la piedra” (thin and crispy)
  2. “de molde” (very leavened, up to 2 cm in height) and
  3. “media masa” (somewhere in between a la piedra and de molde)

Want to explore? These are the top 10 traditional porteño pizzerias:

  • -Banchero: Av Corrientes 1298, Downtown
  • -Palacio de la Pizza: Av Corrientes 751, Downtown
  • -Guerrin: Av. Corrientes 1368, Downtown
  • -Los inmortales: Av. Corrientes 1369, Downtown
  • -Kentucky: Santa Fe, Av. 4602 and Fitz Roy 1900, Palermo
  • -El Cuartito: Talcahuano 937, Recoleta
  • -Pirillo: Defensa 821, San Telmo
  • -Angelin: Córdoba, Av. 5270, Palermo
  • -Imperio: Av. Corrientes 5206, Chacarita
  • -Napoles: Av. Corrientes 5588, Villa Crespo

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