After having spent a few months living in Belgrade I wanted to share with you guys my recommendations on the best pizza in Belgrade.
There are a number of different pizzerias and small restaurants where you can find delicious and reasonably price pizza throughout the city.
For the most part you’ll find the best quality pizza downtown close to the city centre. This is because there is a lot of competition in the area so businesses are doing all that they can to retain their customers and grow.
Don’t worry, I also sampled a wide range of local Serbian cuisine during my time in Belgrade. Serbian food is delicious and one of my favorite things of visiting the country.
For example, take a look at my Walter Sarajevksi Cevap Review for a different perspective.
Speaking to some locals I kept hearing that Serbian Pizza isn’t the same as what you would find in Canada or Western Europe. People kept telling me that Serbs use ketchup on their pizza but I never found this to be the case.
With that in mind let’s take a look at some of the contenders for the best pizza I found in Belgrade!
The Best Pizza in Belgrade
A few weeks after arriving in Belgrade for the first time I stumbled on to Botako Pizza.
This is a small Italian restaurant with just two quiet locations. One of the locations was a 10 minute walk from my apartment in Dorcol so I decided to give it a try.
It’s possible to enjoy your meal at the restaurant although I always pick up the pizza for take away.
On every visit to Botako I’ve ordered the margarita pizza with extra cheese. This is similar to what I always order so that there is a baseline I can use for comparing the different pizzas.
The order is typically ready within 10 to 15 minutes. The large pizza came out to 1200 RSD, or about $12 USD. This is expensive for Belgrade standards but keep in mind that it’s from a restaurant, not a fast food pizzeria, and it’s enormous.
The large pizza could be used to feed up to four people. Botako turned out to have the biggest pizzas out of the three places I visited.
The pizza itself is delicious, flavorful, and you get something with every bite. The cheese is piled on in a thick layer with a light dusting of sauce.
What I love most about these pizzas is the twisted crust that’s covered in sesame seeds. This is something I’ve not seen before and really helps to make Botako stand out from the rest.
The pizza was perfectly cooked. The dough was was thin and light so you were able to taste the ingredients instead of having to chew through a large amount of dough in each bite.
Being able to taste each individual ingredient made it obvious that they’re using high quality ingredients for their pizzas here at Botako.
For more information you can check out their website here:
If you’re looking for the best pizza in Belgrade it’s a safe bet to head to Botako for a lovely meal.
Brooklyn Pizza, also located in the Dorcol neighborhood, would be my second recommendation. The pies from here definitely as good as from Botako but this place is a great runner up for the best pizza in Belgrade.
Compared to Botako, which is a small restaurant, Brooklyn Pizza features a take-away window where you can place or pick up orders. There is a small area for standing room inside although there aren’t any chairs or seating if you’d like to eat indoors.
The result is a pizza that’s perfect if you’re looking for something cheap, quick, and easy.
At Brooklyn I went with a classic margarita pizza with extra cheese. The dough, cheese, and sauce were all fresh and full of flavor. There were some distinct spices in the sauce and sprinkled on top of the pizza that gave it a distinct taste.
A large margarita started at 650 RSD, so about half the price of Botako and more similarly-priced to what you would find for take-out in the area.
Compared to Botako, the cheese wasn’t as stringy or flavorful and the crust was noticeably thicker.
Apart from this everything else about the pizza from Brooklyn was great. I have no problem recommending it if you’re looking for something cheap and delicious!
For more information and a menu check out their website:
Mesi Mesi on Cara Dusana street turned out to be my third favorite pizza place in the city. this little restaurant was rated highly online and close to my apartment so I decided to stop by and check it out.
The first thing I noticed was the wood oven in the back of the pizzeria. There was a wood oven at Botako although I’m not sure if Brooklyn used one.
After ordering a margarita pizza with extra cheese I went for a walk until my order was ready 10 minutes later. When I picked up my pizza the entire placed smelled incredible. All I could smell was garlic, cheese, and tomato sauce wafting through the air on my walk home.
The pizza itself was delicious. The tomatoes were fresh, the cheese was stringy, and the crust was firm. The thin crust made it possible to focus on the flavor of the ingredients instead of having to chew through a mouthful of dough in each bite.
The large pizza cost 650 RSD and was a fair size. The customer service was great with a quick turnaround time after placing my order.
Unfortunately, there were two problems I found with the Mesi Mesi pizza.
First, the cheese wasn’t all the way to the crust. This is a pet peeve of mine and it means that the last few bites are mostly dough and tomato sauce.
Second, the crust was bland and didn’t have any flavor of its own. It was crispy and well cooked but dry and lacking any seasonings.
This was definitely a better pizza than what you would find at Caribic or some random Pizzeria but there are some improvements that could be made.
You can find out more about Mesi Mesi here:
The first place I tried Pizza in Belgrade was Caribic Pizza. This is a popular fast food chain here in the city and it’s famous for its low prices and fast service.
Of course I ordered the margarita with extra cheese. At the time I had barely more than one day in Belgrade so I didn’t know about all the other better places nearby.
After ordering the pizza was ready in 5 minutes. There is seating inside all of the Caribic restaurants if you’re interested in eating out as opposed to bringing it back home.
A large pizza was 475 RSD, or about $5, which is a very competitive price for downtown. To be honest, I don’t know what I was expecting for the price but I was completely surprised by the quality and flavor.
All of the ingredients had their own distinct taste. It wasn’t amazing by any means but it was better than the cheaper chain pizza that I’m used to back in Toronto.
The crust was thin with perfectly cooked pizza dough. It wasn’t too crispy and not on the dry side either. The pizza itself was rather small but it’s the perfect size if you’re looking for a quick bite to eat for one or two people.
I’m not going to recommend Caribic if you’re looking for the best pizza in Belgrade but it’s a great place to stop by after a night of drinking.
You can check out their website here:
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