8 wood fired pizza places that will have you saying ‘Buonissimo’ at the first bite
Pizza is the ultimate comfort food. Who doesn’t look forward to eating one, especially if it’s a wood fired pizza? Those crispy bases, the lightly herbed tomato sauce, toppings of your choice and the melted cheese, oh the cheese! Here are eight of the best places in Ireland to satisfy your pizza cravings…
1. Base Wood Fired Pizza, Dublin, multiple locations
Top-notch ingredients, attention to detail and the need to create the perfect pizza is what Base is all about. They’re also all about tasty pizza. We mean VERY tasty pizza. Would we give an arm for one? Maybe not. But we’d certainly consider it…
2. Firehouse Bakery, Delgany, Co. Wicklow
The Firehouse Bakery is a thing of beauty. If you’ve never been before, think breads, cakes and of course, wood fired pizza. Oh… they’re award-winning too.
3. Dough Bros, Galway
Galway loves these guys so much they had to make their pop-up restaurant permanent. We can see why. Our love affair with them began the first time we visited and it hasn’t stoped since. This is largely due to creations such as a Posh Pepperoni or a Buffalo Soldier. Between their food and the fact that you can sing along to the soundtrack being played in their restaurant, what’s not to love?
4. La Cucina, Limerick, multiple locations
La Cucina started off right beside Limerick University and, unsurprisingly, it was a massive hit. We’re sure the students wanted to keep it all to themselves, but word got out, as it always does when food is this good. Things went so well they opened a second joint in the city, so if you’re walking down Henry Street, this is where those amazing smells are coming from.
5. Sliced, Cork
From the People’s Republic of Cork comes Sliced. They claim to be the best wood fired pizza restaurant in Cork. Who are we to argue with them? If they get you hooked and you don’t want to wait until your next pizza fix, pop in some lunchtime when you can enjoy one of their sandwiches too.
6. Paulie’s Pizza, Dublin
True Neapolitana pizza is what you’ll find at Paulie’s, that’s if you’re lucky enough to get a seat. This place is packed to the rafters and with pizzas like The Zoe on offer – think Buffalo mozzarella, Tomato sauce, Nduja, Chorizo, pepperoni, Spicy Salami & Fresh Chillis. New York style pizza is served too. It’s our very own piece of Naples/Manhattan in Beggar’s Bush in Dublin 4.
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7. Bistro Bianconi, Sligo
Since this spot has been around since 1993, you could argue that it’s the godfather of all wood fired pizza joints in Ireland. 25 years later and it’s still a favourite with locals and tourists alike and definitely one to add to your ‘pizza in Ireland’ bucket list (which is now probably quite long after reading this post.)
8. Slice Wood Fire Pizza, Waterford
The people here are adventurous with their ingredients. Sure, you’ll find Italian mozzarella & Waterford red cheddar on pizzas, but you’ll also find ingredients like figs on their pizzas. We’re allllllll about thinking outside the box, which is why Slice Wood Fire Pizza gets our stamp of approval.
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Rome wasn't built in a day nor was this week's pizza of the week @ Slice ¬ The Fig Roll : pickled apples from cappoquin orchards, fresh figs, diced serrano cured ham , Italian mozzarella & knockanore of Waterford red cheddar , finished with a littke crisp greens , looks like pizza , tastes like Autumn ( or Fall as its known if your from Merica) x
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