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The Perfect Slice – Here’s Where To Get The Best Pizza in Dublin

Everybody loves pizza – soft, pillowy dough, tangy tomato sauce and all the ooey gooey cheese. Dublin has an abundance of great pizza spots, and we’ve got the ultimate guide for you. So whether you want to find a new favourite place or just want to revisit some old reliables, here is where to get the best pizza in Dublin.

Vice

A seriously underrated spot in the heart of the city centre, Vice serves a selection of delicious pizzas with their own special twists – customisable crusts. You may not have thought of adding sesame seeds or Everything Bagel Seasoning to your pizza crusts, but once you try it, you can’t go back! Served on elevated pizza stands, Vice’s pizza dough is perfectly chewy and slightly charred from their impressive pizza oven. It doesn’t stop there – their toppings are just as unique, with options like chilli-infused pineapple… yes, we are for adding pineapple on pizza. They also do white base pizzas with goat’s cheese and hot honey, and their dips are flavoursome and unique (Jalapeño ranch, anyone?) – definitely a must try, and one of our favourites.

Location: Merrion Street LowerPhibsborough

Fired Up

Neighbourhood favourite, Fired Up Pizza have certainly made their mark on Dublin with their pizza. Serving NYC inspired, Neo-Neapolitan wood fired pizza, you can get an abundance of delectable toppings added to your pizza, with specials on offer throughout the week. Their original location in Goatstown is located just outside The Goat pub, and is a rustic spot with wooden crates and heaters, perfect for watching a sports game or the Love Island final on their large outdoor screen in the summer. If you’re lucky, a few farm animals will be roaming about just in front of their location! Boasting weekly specials, using Irish ingredients and serving some appetising sides (their dynamite shrimp is a must-try), Fired Up is a great spot to visit for your pizza fix.

Location: Goatstown – Rathfarnham – Donnybrook

Pi

A cult favourite in the city centre, when Pi opened a few years ago, there were queues out the door and weeks to wait to get a booking, and this hype was certainly worth it. Pi keeps it simple, serving only their famous, 72 hour-risen pizzas with their signature leopard-like crust, a few dips and a great selection of drinks. However, their toppings are certainly unique, with options like Gubbeen Chorizo, Piquillo Peppers and Pickled Chillies, Roasted Pineapple Purée, Chilli-Rubbed Smoked Bacon and Lime-Pickled Onions, and so much more. They aim to champion Irish producers, which is always what we love to hear.

Location: George’s Street

Mani

A very welcome addition to the Dublin pizza scene, Mani serve authentic, Roman-style pizza by the slice, and they have taken the city by storm. Originally a food truck, they opened their brick and mortar store at the end of 2023. In their first few weeks of opening, they were selling out of all of their slices within the space of a few hours, and they have only gone from strength to strength. A great spot for an affordable lunch, they’ve got pizza like their famous Carbonara slice, and a handful of delicious options up for grabs – we love their potato and leek slice. They also sell cheesy Suppli, fried lasagne and some hefty Tuscan panini. They serve cannoli for the dessert lovers, which makes sense since Ciao Cannoli is their sister business. If you’re feeling fancy, order a bottle of wine and sit outside on their benches on Drury Street.

Location: Drury Street

That’s Amore Monkstown

This may be a little further out of the city, but if you can get a booking at That’s Amore in Monkstown, it is absolutely worth the trip. A family-run restaurant, this spot is on the smaller side and is in high demand by the locals, so a booking a few weeks out is encouraged, but highly recommended. Their pizza is incredible large but we recommend ordering one each and taking plenty home – your future self will thank you. You will not only enjoy delicious, authentic Italian food, but dining here is an absolute experience. Diners receive everything from lively chats with the staff to incredible performances from the owners. That’s Amore is a must-visit restaurant.

Location: Monkstown Village

Dublin Pizza Company

A Dublin staple for fuss-free, great quality pizza, the Dublin Pizza Company is a tried and true spot for a reason. Remaining open until the early hours of the morning, DPC brings us the delectable Naples-style pizza to Dublin, using artisanal Irish produce and their very own fresh, organic ingredients. Their four cheese pizza is the epitome of Irish produce, using Toonsbridge Mozzarella, Toonsbridge Smoked Scamorza, Mature Cashel Blue Cheese and, 18-Month Aged Coolea Shavings – what a dream.

Location: Aungier Street

Forno 500

It’s always noticeable when you visit a restaurant that’s passionate about the pizza they serve, and at Forno 500, you can feel that straight off the bat. An Italian restaurant located on Dame Street, Forno 500 is authentic through and through, from the staff, to the wine, to the delectable pizzas on offer. There is a clear love for the craft here, and they don’t stray from the rules when it comes to Neapolitan pizza – great dough, a simple San Marzano tomato base and classic fior de latte cheese. The tiramisu is a must when you’re visiting too – a great way to end a delicious meal.

Location: Dame Street

Sano

Sano has been around for a few years and does not disappoint when it comes to serving great pizza. With a 48-hour risen dough, they offer Neapolitan-style sourdough pizza that is full of flavour. You’ll find some classic Italian-style toppings here, with options like Calabrian spicy salami and Italian fennel sausage, but the vegans are not left out of the party with a handful of options available to the plant-based folk. After opening their first location in the heart of Temple Bar, they went on to open 3 more locations all Ireland, so a Sano pizza is never truly far away.

Location: Temple Bar and Ranelagh

Rascals Brewing Company

Head out to Inchicore for this casual, funky brewery and thank us later. Rascals has been around for quite some time, but launched a brand new, unique pizza menu last year. You won’t find toppings like these anywhere, with puns for their pizza names to add to the fun. Our personal favourites are Shroom by the Coombe, which comes with Roasted garlic, Toon’s Bridge buffalo mozzarella, smoked Applewood and Portobello mushrooms, and The Long Mile Rhodes, with Kalamata olives, Tenderstem broccoli, feta cheese, red onion and a sprinkling of oregano. As it is a brewery, it’s only right to order a few beers – they have an abundance of options on tap, as well as lots of canned drinks to choose from. This is a great spot to visit with a group of friends, with plenty of seating available.

Location: Inchicore

Manifesto

Wouldn’t you be intrigued by a spot that has been awarded the best pizza in Ireland, Europe and around the world? Manifesto have won a multitude of awards for their pizza, so don’t just take it from us! The owner reigns from the south of Italy, bringing their authentic flavours to Ireland, through both Italian and Irish ingredients. They have an impressive, extensive pizza menu, ranging from the classics, to award-winning pizzas like the Don Corleone (awarded the best pizza in Ireland), the Iris Sophia and the Mamy (both Gold Medal winners at the Pizza World Championships, 2010 and 2006). Allow them to transport you to the Amalfi Coast with their wine, which is the largest Italian wine list outside of Italy in Ireland, and thank us later.

Location: Rathmines

Cirillo’s

Many Dubliners’ have called this the best pizza in Dublin – it has even been named one of the best pizzas in Europe by the 50 Top Pizza guide. Cirillo’s serve a great selection of authentic Italian antipasti and homemade pasta, but let’s be real, we’re here for the 30 hour slow-proved pizza dough, made to the traditional Vera Pizza Napoletana standards. Of course, you’ll find the classic Italian pizza toppings but there are some unique options added in that are really catching our eye – the Norcina, with truffle cream, tuscan sausage and Paris brown mushrooms… delish. One of the great things about Cirillo’s is that it’s right beside Toners, a long-established pub, who have affirmed that you can order a delicious pizza from Cirillo’s and bring it over while you have drinks at the pub – a dream!

Location: Baggot Street

Paulie’s

Paulie’s Pizza is a great go-to spot for many – it’s a casual, fuss-free restaurant that’s perfect for families, and it serves some delicious pizza. You’ll find a selection of tasty antipasti (the truffle arancini is a favourite!), but the pizza really is the star of the show. There are three different sections on their pizza menu – the classics, which you can never go wrong with; NYC style, with a thin base and some more intriguing toppings; and their own house creations. With simple names, clearly after the staff member that came up with them, there are some interesting slices we think you’ll love. Ben’s pizza is the one we’re truly after: Mozzarella, scamorza, stracciatella, Tuscan sausage, nduja, mushrooms, oregano & basil – yum.

Location: Grand Canal Street Upper

The Back Page

If you’re looking to not only enjoy some great pizza but spend your evening playing games, competing with your friends and just having an overall fun time, The Back Page has you covered. Serving some of the most unique pizza toppings you’ll find on the list, this spot really does have it all, taking pub grub to the next level. It is a sports pub, so naturally, the sourdough pizzas are named after some famous sportspeople – our eye is on the Steffi Graf. You’ll be entertained for hours here with their abundance of games rooms, ping pong tables and games consoles. They host regular competitions, like their weekly Fowl Play Hot Wing Challenge, plus they are home to a Karaoke room and so much more.

Location: Phisborough

Bambino

Bambino is a must-include on this list – it didn’t gain recognition all over the internet for nothing! The pizza certainly lives up to the hype, with the internet jokes only fuelling the intrigue into this new addition to Dublin. Bambino serve pizza by the slice, but naturally, you can order a whole 20″ pie fresh to-go, a choice we highly encourage. Their Hot Pep is all the rage, and for very good reason – pepperoni and hot honey? Sign us up! On the busier days, you will find the queue trailing out the door, but fret not, it moves fast and is worth the wait. It’s a takeaway only spot, but you will often find people standing around enjoying their slices right then and there, because nobody wants cold pizza. Their meal deal will certainly fill you up based on the size of their slices, with 2 slices and a drink coming in at €13.

Location: Stephen Street Lower

Di Fontaine’s

A Dublin institution, Di Fontaine’s is easily one of the best places to grab a quick slice of pizza, rain or shine, day or night. Always a bustling spot, especially during the later hours of the evening, we have heard from resident New Yorkers that this is the closest you can get to the real deal, which is a win in our books. Their pizzas are fuss-free and aways hit the spot, with garlic powder dotted around the place for customers to add that extra something-something to your slice. Cash is preferred, so whip out a fiver and enjoy a slice of deliciousness from Di Fontaine’s.

Location: Temple Bar

Coke Lane

Coke Lane have been around for a couple of years, first starting out at the Yard in Lucky’s then opening up at The Circular in Rialto 2 years later. Adding their own twists to the toppings, their 48 hour-rested sourdough pizza can be topped with anything from Fivemiletown goat’s cheese and butternut squash to glazed, wood-fired ham hock and Teeling Whiskey flambéed pineapple. Enjoy this classic Neapolitan pizza with a beer at either of their locations and you’ll certainly be satisfied.

Location: Lucky’s and The Circular

The Jar

Tasty pizza (cooked in an 800C oven) and all the cocktails your heart desires – doesn’t that sound like a match made in heaven? Based in Portobello, The Jar offers a great selection of pizza and is certainly a fan-favourite in the city. With bottomless wood-fired pizza and a guaranteed good time, why wouldn’t you choose this spot?

Location: Wexford Street

Article by Sara Abdulmagid

I’m a Palestinian who grew up in Cyprus and moved to Dublin in 2013, so I’ve had a mishmash of different cultures and cuisines surrounding me my whole life. I’m an avid foodie, and after realising that life as a lawyer was not for me, I studied media and became a radio host for Dublin City FM. I’m now writing for TheTaste full time, but I also have my own food blog where you can find a mixture of restaurant reviews and the occasional recipe. I talk a lot about being Palestinian; to be honest, I talk a lot in general. That’s why I did radio!

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