Best Pizza in Ljubljana Old Town

29 Nov 2023

Best Pizza in Ljubljana Old Town

Having Italy as a neighbour it’s no surprise that many Italian-influenced foods can be found on Slovenian menus, none more so than the trusty pizza. Although others way back in time were already adding toppings to their flatbreads, it was the Italians that came up with the superb idea of adding the toppings before they went into the oven. Fast-forward to the 18th century and a tomato topping had been introduced, much to the disgust of some who believed that tomatoes were poisonous. Deemed a poor man's food, many shops refused to sell these strange round breads, until King Umberto I and Queen Margherita paid a visit. If the legend is true, Raffaele Esposito worked his magic on the royal couple, who wanted a change from their usual French cuisine and to try something local to the area. After sampling a few different slices, Queen Margherita chose her favourite and hence the Margherita pizza was born.

Toppings may have changed over the years, and some are still as questionable as those first tomatoes, but whatever you choose to go on yours, it’s sure to put a smile on your face.

Verace Pizzeria

While Ljubljana has no shortage of pizza places, Verace stands out with its focus on the Neapolitan variety. The secret to this is said to be the long resting time of the dough, and the short, high-temperature baking that traps air bubbles and keeps the base soft. For traditionalists we recommend the simple Margherita and Marinara pies, but the menu also includes a list of well thought-out toppings to satisfy all tastes, as well as craft beers and wines to keep things flowing. Read more...
Verace Pizzeria

Pops Place Pizza 

With the opening of Pop's Pizza Place, it appears as if pizza - or more specifically Naples' famed Neapolitan style pizza - has officially become the new burger. The same culinary dream team behind Ljubljana's favourite gourmet burger and craft beer establishment has brought their know-how to the pizza trade, melding gourmet Neapolitan pizza with Brooklyn style in a gorgeous location at the corner of Breg and Novi Trg in the old town. What exactly is this Neapolitan pizza that's all the rage these days? Like most Italian cuisine, the secret lies in its simplicity and top quality ingredients. Read more...
Pop's Place Pizza

Pizzeria Osmica

Located on the pedestrian street that runs parallel to Čopova, Osmica is essentially the pizza annex of the longer-running Allegria in the courtyard around the corner. The menu boasts over two dozen pizzas, and several choice of salad, lasagne and tortillas are also on offer in the comfortable rustic setting - think lots of wood and exposed stone with an open kitchen. Read more...
Pizzeria Osmica


Magnificently decorated once you’re through the slightly out of place automatic doors, with autumn leaves painted on the vaulted ceilings and red, yellow and orange plates built into the roof of the large wood-fired pizza oven, the large and busy Foculus specialises in 66 varieties of pizza, including 20 for vegetarians and eight with seafood. The salads are also particularly good, although be warned that the place can get rather hectic in the evenings, so don’t be surprised if you have to wait a few minutes for a table. Read more...

Gostilnica 5-6 kg

They may be best known for their signature dish of roasted milk fed piggy, but their menu also showcases beautifully prepared Slovenian classics and some supurb wood-fired pizzas. 5-6 kg is a homely restaurant with friendly service and a solid list of Slovenian wines and craft beer. Located in the quieter part of old Ljubljana this is one of the best places in town to try delicious Slovenian dishes. Read more...
Gostilnica 5-6 kg

Naša Hiša Bar and Kitchen

Step into the gastronomic haven of Naša Hiša, where food is made with love and devoured with joy! This family run restaurant is a carnival of flavours, where dishes top the charts with creativity. Primarily a pizza restaurant, but you'll also find many other dishes on the menu, from classic Italian to local Slovenian, with a few American favourites in between. The quirky decor and lively ambience make Naša Hiša a great choice for dining out. Read more...

Naša Hiša


Trta's wood-fired oven churns out some truly delectable pies, which tend to be a bit more substantial than most of the thin-crusted competition. Our personal favourite is probably the Toskanska, with rocket and pancetta among other toppings, but with over 40 different pizzas crowding onto the menu you won't be left wanting for choices. Read more...

Pizzeria Piccola

Embark on a pizza odyssey at Piccolo, the pint-sized wonder of Ljubljana! This pizzeria isn't just small in name; it's big on flavour. With each slice, you're transported to a cheesy paradise where dough is king. From classic margaritas to avant-garde toppings, Piccolo crafts pizzas that are a taste explosion. The cosy ambiance is a carb heaven, and makes the perfect backdrop for doughy indulgence. Read more...
Pizzeria Piccola

Pica Boj

Dive into the cheesy wonderland of Ljubljana at Pica Boj! This pizzeria is more than a place; it's a crusty sanctuary for pizza enthusiasts. With dough that dances and toppings that tango, every bite is a slice of joy. Pica Boj isn't just about pizzas; it's a culinary spectacle where flavours pirouette on your taste buds. It’s pizza parlour meets party central, where laughter echoes and cheese flows. Read more...
Pica Boj

Fetiche Pizza

Perhaps better known for their stylish bar and superb cocktails, Fétiche is definitely a name to remember when you’re craving a pizza. Their gourmet pizzas are made from sourdough without yeast, made from biologically produced flour, and milled on a stone, so it’s safe to say they take as much pride in these delicious, doughy wonders, as they do in their cocktails. Read more...


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