“High temp” pizzas inspired by Italy but with a unique twist – that’s what you’ll find at Deg (“dough” in Swedish) on the street Drottninggatan in central Gothenburg. Crispy, thin and fluffy are the kitchen keywords and the pizzas are baked in 450 degrees Celsius. The interior is inspired by the 1970s, the decade when pizza had its breakthrough in Sweden, and for dessert you can enjoy homemade soft ice in various flavours.
Pizza restaurant Paradiset opened in Saltholmen in 2019 and was an immediate hit with locals and visitors. Nowadays, you can also enjoy their Sicily-inspired pizzas and carefully selected natural wines on the square Mariaplan – at an outdoor seating area which is perfect for a sunny day,
This cosy, and hipster-friendly, place in the neighbourhood Kålltorp offers pizza, natural wines and locally brewed beer. The retro-inspired interior and lots of plants contributes to the homely atmosphere and on the menu you’ll find classic combos as well as exciting taste experiments.
BOV stands for “bread and wood” and is probably the most visited basement in Johanneberg. Try their fluffy wood-fired oven pizzas and carefully selected natural wines – and you’ll understand why.
Thomas Sjögren, winner of various cooking competitions in Sweden, is the brain behind this cosy place in the neighbourhood Vasastaden. The pizzas are thin and crispy with influences and spices from all over the world. And the Nutella pizza is a classic choice for dessert.
This Instagram friendly hotel on the main boulevard Avenyn went all the way to Sicily for their pizzaiolo Turi, who brought his family’s sourdough recipe to Gothenburg. And sourdough is said to be a healthier choice.
Norwegian-owned restaurant chain Olivia has a passion for cooking Italian food from scratch. Their Gothenburg restaurant focuses on the Neapolitan cuisine and of course the pizza – in numerous varieties – is a given on the menu.
Brewers Beer Bar
On buzzing street Tredje Långgatan, and equally trendy Magasinsgatan, Brewers serve their popular sourdough pizza, including several vegan options. Get your pizza to go, or combine it with a local craft beer in the cozy restaurant.
The pizzas at Magazzino are in high demand, so make sure to make your reservation as early as possible. Light and fluffy dough and gourmet toppings is part of the success, and you can order any of the pizzas gluten-free.
On the street Plantagegatan, a stone’s throw from the square Järntorget, Ombra offers classic Italian pizzas in a warm and authentic atmosphere. Plus if you’re lucky you might spot director Ruben Östlund, a regular at the restaurant.
A riverside view, Italian wines and locally brewed craft beer are some of the ingredients in this popular pizza bar at Lindholmen. The pizzas are deliciously fluffy, just like in Naples, and on the menu there are also classic Italian desserts like tiramisù and panna cotta.
At this welcoming pizzeria in Mölndal you’ll find Neapolitan sourdough pizzas. Some are traditional Italian classics like margherita, while others have a Swedish twist like the one with fillet of beef and bearnaise sauce.
Bergskroken 13, Mölndal
Trattoria Da Pasquale
At classic Da Pasquale close to the arena Scandinavium, you’re transported into a Neapolitan atmosphere with red-and-white table cloths, candles and Italian TV sounds in the background. The pizzas also taste like in southern Italy and can be enjoyed at lunch and dinner.
Sten Sturegatan 17
At Totale, fire and embers are in focus, and the wood-fired pizzas are a much appreciated part of the menu. On the last Sunday of every month, they arrange a pizza party with a guest bartender, DJ and even more pizza.
In restaurant-filled district Linné, you’ll find the little Italian gem Bar Italia. Besides a perfectly brewed espresso or cappuccino, and Italian-style pastry, you can often enjoy small mouth-watering pizzas here.
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