New Study Reveals Cities With the Best Pizza in Spain

Pizza is one of my favourite foods, and is undeniably one of the world’s most beloved dishes, offering a wide range of flavours and styles to suit every palate.

Whether you’re a fan of indulgent four cheese (me), the classic calzone (my boyfriend), or a simple Neapolitan, the world of pizza offers something for everyone.

While Italy is rightfully hailed as being home to the world’s best pizzas, Spain is a formidable contender in the pizza scene.

A recent study published by Holidu sought to demonstrate that pizza in Spain can be just as good as Italian pizza.

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Using Google Maps data, they looked at big cities all across Spain (those with over 500,000 inhabitants), recorded the number of pizza restaurants with scores of 4.5 and above, and unveiled which cities have the most in relation to the number of people living there. 

In this post, I’ll share their findings.

Please note: this article is a summary of a press release that I received in my email inbox this morning. It contains no compensated links, and I was under no obligation to write about it. I just love pizza and Spain, and thought that my readers might find this information interesting!


The Cities with the Best Pizza in Spain

1. Granada

Granada takes the lead as Spain’s ultimate pizza destination.

Boasting 34 specialty pizza restaurants, Granada sets itself apart with a remarkable 14.61 top-rated pizzerias per 100,000 people. From traditional Neapolitan pies to pizzas with a gourmet twist, Granada offers a tantalising array of options sure to satisfy any pizza aficionado.

Best pizza in Granada:

Head to Delicias de Sicilia, where the Sicilian owners serve affordable pizzas that are crispy yet fluffy, as well as Sicilian street foods like arancine and cannoli. Expect to pay between 7-9 EUR for a 30cm pizza.

2. Palma de Mallorca

Claiming the second spot is Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the Balearic Islands.

With 42 restaurants serving up exceptional pizzas (that’s 10.33 4.5+ star restaurants per 100,000 inhabitants) Palma invites visitors to explore a diverse culinary landscape blending fresh ingredients with authentic Italian flavours.

Best pizza in Palma de Mallorca:

With a rating of 4.9/5, Dadalìa Pizza Bar is home to some of the best pizza in Palma de Mallorca. As well as the Italian classics, you can find pizzas with a uniquely Spanish twist, including chorizo, marinara with alioli, and anchovy with lemon. They also have a selection of fresh pasta dishes. Pizzas cost between 9-19 EUR.

3. Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, nestled in the Canary Islands, boasts 21 top-rated pizza restaurants marrying local flavours with Italian culinary techniques – that’s 10.31 great pizzerias per 100,000 people!

From panoramic ocean views to cosy city corners, Santa Cruz offers an unrivalled dining experience for pizza enthusiasts.

Best pizza in Santa Cruz de Tenerife:

Il Pizzo Pizzeria is a tiny takeaway hatch that is known for its quality and speed. Serving pizza up whole or by the slice, reviewers on Google Maps give Il Pizzo Pizzeria 4.7/5. Il Pizzo Pizzeria also has a couple of vegan pizzas to choose from.

4. León

Despite its smaller size, León is carving a niche for itself among pizza connoisseurs. With 11 restaurants getting over 4.5/5, or 8.78 top-rated pizzerias per 100,000 people, León is a great spot for pizza in Spain.

Best pizza in León :

Pizzería artesana Teckel is a small, artisanal gem in the heart of León, serving crispy Neapolitan pizzas to take away or enjoy at the bar just outside. They score a 4.7/5 on Google Maps, and their pizzas are freshly-made and affordably-priced. Their four cheese pizza is particularly popular!

5. Valencia

As Spain’s third-largest city (and my home for almost 2 years!), Valencia boasts a staggering 69 top-rated pizza restaurants catering to diverse tastes. From cosy Italian trattorias to budget-friendly student pizza joints, you can’t go wrong if you’re looking for pizza in Valencia.

Best pizza in Valencia:

Harinella restaurante pizzeria is Holidu’s top pick for pizza in Valencia, and with over 500 people giving it a 4.9/5, they may be onto something!

However, a hidden gem that I recommend in Valencia is La Finestra, a pizzeria with a cult following that serves up mini ‘surprise’ pizzas for a couple of euros. You can find out more about La Finestra in my post about the Ruzafa neighbourhood. La Finestra has over 3000 positive ratings, so you can trust me with this one!

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Mini pizzas at La Finestra

6. Lleida

Lleida is notable for its intriguing blend of history, culture, and gastronomy.

Influences from Italy have inevitably made their way here, reflected in the city’s diverse range of quality pizzerias.

Lleida’s culinary scene stands out for its emphasis on fresh ingredients and local flavours, and has 10 excellent pizzerias.

Best pizza in Lleida:

Coquo Pizza Artesana Classica & Tall is the place to go for remarkable sliced pizza in Lleida. The medium-thick, delightfully crispy dough and fresh, top-quality ingredients are what make this place special. Yet to be discovered by most, this takeaway restaurant is a true hidden gem.

7. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is a popular holiday destination, with its subtropical climate and some of the best beaches in Europe.

However, La Palmas de Gran Canaria is also home to 26 quality Italian restaurants, meaning great pizza is not hard to find here!

Best pizza in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria:

Trattoria, Pizzeria napoletana Picnic is an Italian family restaurant serving up authentic Neapolitan pizzas, and rated 4.9/5 for their skills! People love their double-cooked pizzas and great service.


Cádiz, Tarragona, and Gijon: The Culinary Exploration Continues

The study doesn’t end at Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Cádiz, Tarragona, and Gijon all make the top 10 list when it comes to the best pizza in Spain, and each city offers its own unique pizza experience, blending fresh ingredients with local influences.

From Don D Vito in Cádiz, to Buena Gente Pizzeria in Tarragona, pizza in Spain is not only good – it’s great.

Speaking personally, I also had fantastic pizza in Cabo de Palos, a small town in Murcia, which I highly recommend paying a visit to!

Where have you had the best pizza in Spain?


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