My Quest To Find The Best Pizza In Buenos Aires

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???

 

Typical Argentinian Pizza

Typical Argentinian Pizza

 

The Thick Plastic Type Pizza

The Thick Plastic Type Pizza

 

Struggling to get through a slice

Struggling to get through a slice

 

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 Most Least Appealing and Enticing Sign to Attract Customers

The Most Least Appealing and Enticing Sign to Attract Customers

 

The Saviour- I found the best Pizza in Buenos Aires.

Siamo Nel Forno.

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.

 

Finally some good pizza in Buenos Aires

Finally some good pizza in Buenos Aires

 

best pizza in argentina

 

best pizza in argentina

 

best pizza in argentina

Well done Siamo Nel Forno, you rescued pizza in Argentina.

If you have experienced pizza in Buenos Aires or Argentina, then please let me know what you thought of it.

  • Critico de Pizzas

    Sos el ídolo de los amantes de la pizza, capo!
    Te invito a visitar mi blog de pizzas platenses (de La Pmata, capital de la provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

    http://www.criticodepizzas.com

    Exitos!!!

  • Juan Manuel

    Hey, it’s true that Siamo Nel Forno is a great pizza store! Nevertheless, I’m from argentina and I have a question for you after reading your Argentina post: Have you tried the following pizzas? Guerrín, El Cuartito, La Mezzetta, Los Inmortales, La Farola (this one is italian kind like Siamo nel Forno), Pizza Angelín

  • I truly have no clue who sent you where while you were in my original home town. Buenos Aires pizza is indeed one of the best ones in the planet, I live abroad now, and miss it like crazy!

    And let;s be honest, there are pizzas and pizzas to choose from everywhere in the planet, but quality may not be the same. Sometimes you get what you pay for.

    I’ve never felt the pizza there to be plastic or chalky, sorry that was your impression.

    There are many good places, some had been mentioned here. One of my favorite places is called Punto y Banca. But is not in a very touristic place, you have to be local or be with a local to make it there.

    Hope you decide to travel again, and maybe have a better experience then!

    • Juan Manuel

      Hey! yo soy un pizza fan y también me llamó mucho la atención este blog! Siamo nel Forno es riquisima pero es un estilo bien italiano, a mi la pizza porteña de masa gorda también me gusta (ej guerrín). Voy a probar la que recomendaste y veremos si lee nuestros comentarios Mr Pizza!

  • Joanne Beale

    We have the best pizza in Milange, Mozambique! Feel free to drop by 🙂 https://handstolearn.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/making-a-pizza-oven/

  • José La Rosa

    Hey, I’m not sure who gave you recommendations on where to go for pizza in Buenos Aires but I feel like you went to all the wrong places. Güerrín or El Cuartito in downtown are the best places to go for a good slice of typical Argentinian pizza. It is definitely a different kind of pizza, it has a very thick layer of cheese that spreads everywhere which is why it usually does not even have a crust at all, but throughout my trips to Buenos Aires I have never felt it plastic or chalky. Better luck next time and here’s a picture of what you should’ve been looking for.

  • José La Rosa

    Hey, I don’t know who gave you recommendations on where to go for pizza in Buenos Aires but I feel like you went to all the wrong places. Güerrín or El Cuartito in downtown are the best places to go for a good slice of typical Argentinian pizza. It is definitely a different kind of pizza, it has a very thick layer of cheese that spreads everywhere which is why it usually does not even have a crust at all, but throughout my trips to Buenos Aires I have never felt it plastic or chalky. Better luck next time and here’s a picture of what you should’ve been looking for.

  • J_

    Hey, except for siamo nel forno, for the pictures i saw you posted, the people who gave you advice were dead wrong. If you´re still around, you should try güerrin or las cuartetas for traditional deep dish argentinean pizza, or a little place in Olivos Called partenope for good neapolitan pizza. Btw, Probably i will be visiting london in a couple of months, which pizza places do you recomend me?

    • Pizza Pilgrims seem to be absolutely killing it in London with pizza. So I would say go and visit there!

  • Jaclyn Clark

    Buenos días! Have you been to Colombia yet? I’m backpacking two months through it starting in June and would love a good slice for when I’m missing home. Let me know.

    • No I’ve never been to Colombia, but its one of the countries I’d really love to go visit! If you find a good slice, please let me know!!!

      • Jaclyn Clark

        Will do! Safe travels.

  • vanusita

    espero puedas entender español o poder traducirlo, me gustaria saber donde probaste esa pizza tan fea. como se llamaba el negocio? SIAMO NEL FORNO no es una de las mejores pizzerias de buenos aires. la verdadera y rica pizza esta en “banchero” no es muy gruesa y tampoco es tan fina. es verdad que la muzzarela que se usa es muy aceitosa. pero normalmente las pizzas las hacen o a la piedra (miy finas y crocantes) o al molde (de unos 3 centimetros de espesor) eso se le indica al mozo cuando te toma el pedido. hay muchas pizzerias en buenos aires y muchas calidades. espero no te hayas llevado una mala impresion de argentina. igualmente nosostros nos epecializamos en carnes mas que en pizas! espero mi opinion te haya servido 🙂