Since pizza is one of our favorite foods and a popular staple in the Argentine diet, we have written about this very topic offering our knowledge and recommendations in some of our past blogs before like “Eating Pizza in Buenos Aires 101 Part 1” – covering the different sauces, cheeses, and toppings you’re likely to run into as well as it’s Part 2 “Where to Eat” sequel that includes a list of some popular places to grab a slice. I’m touching base again with a few quick updates:
Fainá – You’ll see this all over at a variety of pizza places. Fainá is made with garbanzo (chickpea) flour, olive oil, water, salt, and pepper. It is originated in Italy and was preserved in the local culture here when it was brought over by immigrants. It’s typically eaten by placing one slice on top of the other. When the pizza is placed on top of the fainá, it’s called “pizza a caballo”.
Mustard – It’s fairly common for people here to put mustard on their pizza. If you’re a fan, don’t hesitate to ask and they’ll bring some over to your table.
We also have a few new discoveries to add to the list of excellent pizza places to try in Buenos Aires:
Güerrín – this is a truly porteño pizzería that is well-loved by locals, located right in the heart of Microcentro on Av. Corrientes. They tend towards a thinner crust and plenty of cheese, and has been voted as one of the best pizzerías in Buenos Aires more than once.
Siamo nel forno – this is a truly Italian pizzería. The owner and chef went to Italy to learn their craft and returned with an authentic clay oven. He makes a great thin-crust pizza and isn’t afraid to use plenty of tomato sauce! For those nostalgic for Italy, a trip to Palermo Hollywood is as far as you need to go.
La Más Querida – this hidden gem is located near Barrio Chino in Belgrano, and they specialize in pizza a la parrilla – which, you guessed it, means it’s cooked not in the oven, but on the grill. With a variety of creative toppings, you’ll get to watch the chef prepare your meal right before your eyes!
Angelín – One of the oldest pizzerías in the city, they use a wood stove to prepare their incredible pizzas. You can travel out to Villa Crespo to sample this little slice of history.
Señor Telmo – Down in San Telmo (as the name seems to indicate), is another great little pizzería worth visiting. They prepare Italian-style pizza a la parrilla and have a big menu to choose from.
I hope this helps you out on your gastronomic adventures around Buenos Aires!