My quest to find the best pizza in Buenos Aires, Argentina was a rough one. I had only just returned from spending time in New York eating some of the best pizza in the world, so my expectations were high and my taste buds had been spoilt. Whilst in Buenos Aires I did my usual internet search, but more importantly I asked as many locals as I could for recommendations. Numerous suggestions whilst in Buenos Aires sent me to scarily bad looking places. Fortunately one recommendation was spot on and I found myself some amazing pizza to start off my 2016.
Lets go back 6 months before I have set off to go to Buenos Aires. The beautiful historic capital of Argentina. I have just booked flights to Argentina but hadn’t got too excited yet. I then bumped in to an Argentinian woman back in Seattle and she INSISTED that the pizza in Buenos Aires is amazing and it is everywhere. I got excited in an instant. It meant I would be starting off 2016 in a country full of amazing pizza. Or would it?
Yes she certainly was correct about it being EVERYWHERE. There are probably as many pizzerias as Steak restaurants. Unfortunately it is truly some of the worst pizza I have ever seen. Lots of pathetic pizza. Everywhere. The Italians gave a lot of beautiful architecture to the city, but they’d definitely want it back after tasting how much they have murdered a slice of pizza.
WHAT IS THIS???
Its such a strange attempt at pizza. The cheese doesn’t not melt, bubble or string. Its hard, plastic and there is a lot of it. It has such a strange texture to it. The crust is thick and chalky. Not the fluffy but chewy and flavorful dough that I am used to. Its crazy that Argentinians are proud of their pizza.
The Saviour- I found the best Pizza in Buenos Aires.
What a place. What a savior from the dreadful pizza I was drowning in and couldn’t escape from like a hideous nightmare. How can these guys get their hands on good cheese and fresh ingredients to make great pizza whilst the rest of Buenos Aires is struggling. Struggling hard.
This is the only place I found which serves really good traditional Neapolitan pizza. Cooked in a super hot oven for 2 minutes. Its perfect.
Well done Siamo Nel Forno, you rescued pizza in Argentina.