A pizza better than in its country of origin, Italy? Not possible? According to many people, among whom a few Italians, this is not so far from being true. Pizza in Rovinj is really delicious, and you will find it in most restaurants that introduced it into their standard offer, which makes your search for the ideal restaurant much easier if you are on vacation with your children.
Preparing pizzas became pure art and Rovinj’s pizza masters leave nothing to chance. Literally each one of them has a secret of his / her own, ingredients of the finest quality are chosen, and the oven has to be the one for bread, a wood-fired oven. We made for you a list of pizzerias that, in our opinion, are the very best in town, although we are sure you will not be disappointed with many other places where this popular Italian dish is prepared either. Most of the facilities listed have, besides pizza, a classic offer of grilled and pasta dishes.
The top 10 pizzerias in Rovinj:
1. Da Sergio
You will surely manage to find this place while going up along the main street in the old town, Grisia, towards the church of Saint Euphemia. Although it has no terrace, which could attract even more people, its visitors have to queue up for one of the tables in its two rooms. If you like thin and crispy dough in all combinations, this is the right place for you. In addition to salads, only pizza is served here.
Grisia 11, Rovinj, T: 385 52 816 949, www
Pizza, homemade pastas and grilled specialities are a part of the offer in this cute facility reachable on foot in about 10 minutes from the town centre. Thanks to the ambience and the personnel, you will feel comfortable here, while the terrace offers real refreshment in the summer months. The expert pizzaiolo has been preparing delicious pizzas for years. Try the one with rocket and tomato, while only recently pizza made with whole-wheat flour has been added to the offer.
Venerio Rossetto 5, Rovinj, T: +385 52 817 201
3. La Vela
Although hidden from the masses, this pizzeria is situated in the town centre, only 20 minutes from the main street, Carera. Its enjoyable terrace is ideal for summer lunches and dinners and, in addition to pizzas, the restaurant has a standard offer which represents a good quality-price ratio.
Mazzini 1, Rovinj, T: +385 52 841 615
A restaurant with a pizzeria situated at the exit of Rovinj, next to the roundabout on the road towards Pula. The large summer terrace is the perfect escape from the town hustle and bustle and you will not be disappointed with the food if you are a lover of the classic cuisine. In addition to grilled meat dishes, what should not be missed under any circumstances is its pizza.
Ul. Braće Božić, Rovinj, T: +385 52 830 555
This restaurant and pizzeria with a long tradition and an always high-quality offer is situated near the football field, reachable on foot in around 15 minutes from the town centre. Its relaxed atmosphere, pleasant personnel and good food attract many visitors, both tourists and local population. Pizza has always been the distinguishing mark of this restaurant and it is surely worth tasting.
Ul. Stjepana Radića 29, Rovinj, T: +385 52 812 571
6. Pian del Forno
This pizzeria is situated in one of the many small streets in the old town going up towards the church of Saint Euphemia. What makes it different is its really suggestive and charming terrace in a small town square, which will enable you to feel a taste of the past times. Its pizza is as it should be, simple and tasty, whereas the offer comprises some other dishes as well.
Trevisol 2, Rovinj, T: +385 98 198 5779
7. San Giacomo
A pizzeria with a long tradition, situated in an alley not far from the square Trg na Lokvi. Its wooden tables in the small stone street emanate a special charm, while the area is almost always shady. The kind personnel will offer you, at any time, a great pizza. Pastas as well as fresh fish and meat specialities have been added to the offer recently.
Ricarda Daveggie 11, Rovinj, T: +385 52 818 014
8. Max (Putini)
A pizzeria and spaghetteria in the little village of Putini, along the main road connecting Rovinj and the highway. Excellent pizzas with fresh ingredients all the time, with the addition of ombolo (boneless pork loin), Istrian sausages and truffles, are the secret of the success of this place, among whose clients there are many inhabitants of Rovinj.
D303, 52352 Putini, T: +385 52 848 375
Situated in the town centre and, at the same time, in an ideal and secluded position, away from the main tourist itineraries, this pizzeria offers a unique ambience in one of the squares in the old town. It is the perfect place where to relax while in the town centre and where excellent pizzas are made. One of the few places offering only pizza.
Edmonda de Amicisa 20, Rovinj, T: 305 555 4446, www
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