Where To Get The Best Pizza In Dublin | The Student Guide

Dublin does things the right way when it comes to pizza, but with so many places to choose from it can easily get overwhelming.

No matter your pizza of choice, we’re sure you’ll find your new go to close by to your student accommodation with our guide to Dublin’s best 8 pizzerias.

For those living and studying in this vibrant city, you can forget about cooking for one night and experience the tastes of Italy instead.

Read on to get a slice of the action!

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1. Boco Bar + Oven

To kickstart our list of the best pizza places in Dublin, it’s gotta be none other than Boco Bar + Oven.

According to Trip Advisor, this pizza joint on Bolton Street is the best in the city.

Serving up authentic wood-fired Italian pizza as well as buzzing tunes, modern decor and a great drinks selection, this place really is a must visit.

In terms of what to order, we’d go for their #10 which comes with crushed tomato, mozzarella, ricotta, fennel sausage, red onion and fresh chilli.

You’ve gotta get their chunky cashel blue cheese sauce to dip your crusts in too!

Their menu doesn’t just offer pizzas either, you can enjoy some delicious sides whether it’s truffled mac n cheese, skin on fries or deep fried onion strings.



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Address: 57 Bolton St, Dublin 1, D01 CK40, Ireland

2. Paulies Pizza

For over a decade Paulies Pizza has been providing locals and students with Neapolitan-style wood fired pizza that really hits the spot.

Located on Grand Canal Street, this place is slightly further out from the city centre but the friendly charm and exceptional menu here make the mooch worth it.

Our-go to for cheesy goodness has to be Ben’s Pizza which is a house creation of mozzarella, scamorza, stracciatella, Tuscan sausage, nduja, mushrooms, oregano and basil.

Of course, be sure to get some of their Spicy Nduja dip to pair with your pizza!

Still hungry? We don’t blame you, you’ve gotta go all out at this place.

For dessert, we absolutely live for their Italian Orange Drizzle Cake with Blood Orange syrup, candied zest and whipped mascarpone.

Whilst studying in Dublin, you simply MUST take a trip here to see what their pizza is all about.



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Address: 58 Grand Canal Street Upper, Dublin, D04 FK13, Ireland

3. Sano Pizza

There are a record number of places to get pizza in Dublin, but it can be hard to pinpoint what places are really worth taking a visit to.

One of our favourite spots is Sano Pizza situated on Exchange Street Upper, although there is another less busier restaurant within Ranelagh.

At Sanos you can be rest assured your food will come hot, fresh and tasty as their pizza is made using ingredients sourced from Italy.

Plus, their dough is handmade and proved for 48 hours – they really know their stuff!

The best part is all of their dough is vegan and there are plenty of plant based and vegetarian options to choose from like their V1 which comes with broccoli cream, black olive, semi dried yellow cherry tomatoes and rocket.

Our go-to order would have to be their Capricciosa pizza with Italian ham, olives, mushrooms, artichokes, fresh mozzarella and tomato sugo.

Make sure to try some of their pesto dip too, it’s delicious.



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Address: 1-2 Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 8, D08 XW7D, Ireland

4. Cirillo’s

For the past couple of years Cirillo’s has been providing the people of Dublin with mouthwatering wood-fired pizzas in a buzzing atmosphere that can’t be replicated anywhere else.

Located on Baggot Street Lower, this place may be smaller than most but it’s the cosy vibes and food focus which really sets it apart.

It’s not just pizza that they specialise in either, you can also feast upon authentic Italian antipasti and pasta dishes which are all made fresh in-house every day.

For a little taste of their menu, you can enjoy a Norcina pizza with truffle cream sauce, Tuscan sausage and Paris brown mushrooms.

If that’s not your style, how about keeping it simple with their marina pizza with tomato sauce, garlic, fresh oregano and basil?

The pizza here is Italian with an Irish twist and we’re living for it!

Whether you’re planning an afternoon treat after a busy day at uni or an evening meal with friends, Cirrilos has you sorted!


Address: 140 Baggot Street Lower, Dublin 2, D02 HT73, Ireland

5. Da Mimmo

Da Mimmo is a family run business located on North Strand Road which focuses on homestyle Italian pizza and pasta dishes.

If you’re searching for somewhere to head to with friends for a special occasion or even a midweek treat, we urge you to give this place a go.

We’d highly recommend ordering their Diavola pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, salami piccante, red peppers and chilli flakes – we’re obsessed!

Still feeling peck-ish? Make sure to give their cannoli siciliani dessert a try which comes with pastry tubes filled with sweet buffalo Ricotta cheese and pistachio.

We’ll leave the deciding up to you though, so head on down and see what you fancy off their extensive menu.

Or, better yet order for delivery straight to your student flat.



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Address: 148 N Strand Rd, North Dock, Dublin, D03 FK52, Ireland

6. PI Pizza

If you’re after authentic pizza in Dublin which will blow you away, we recommend taking a trip to PI Pizza.

Located just a 3-minute walk from Dublin Castle, great tasting pizza made with fresh ingredients and friendly service is always on the cards at this place.

With rich flavours and a menu which solely focuses on pizza, it’s no surprise why this place has racked up 16k followers on Instagram and is so popular with students and locals alike.

We highly suggest trying out their Nduja pizza which is an absolute favourite, with crushed tomato, fresh basil, healy family honey, scamorza, nduja and parmigiano reggiano.

It’s not just the pizza that’s worth raving about here either, the indoor space is one to marvel at with high top seating and a funky hip feel to it.

Oh, and did we mention? They regularly offer student deals so keep your eyes peeled to see if you can make the most of any money off.

The only thing is, because this place is all the rave and it’s walk-in only, you may be waiting a little longer than other spots.



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Address: Castle House, 10, 73 – 83 South Great George’s Street, Dublin, Ireland

7. Forno 500

A right of passage when studying and living in Dublin is Forno 500.

For those pizza lovers searching for an italian pizzeria with a laid-back vibe, you needn’t look further than this spot.

Specialising in true Neapolitan sourdough Pizza, Forno 500 is conveniently located in between Dublin Castle and Temple Bar Pub.

So, you don’t have to mooch far for phenomenal dishes which will get you coming back for more.

It’s hard to choose just one staple dish from their stellar menu, but we’d have to go for their bufalina with san marzano DOP, fior di latte, buffalo mozzarella, parmesan and extra virgin olive oil.

In the summertime the patio space is quite the suntrap to enjoy a few slices of your fave pizza, could you ask for much more?!

They even have an extensive cocktail menu if you fancy a few tipples.


Address: 74 Dame St, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 PY80, Ireland

8. Al Vesuvio

If you’re not just looking to enjoy the tastes of Italy and are wanting to transport to an Italian bar and dining room, Al Vesuvio will provide you with just that.

Situated inside a 18th-century vaulted brick and stone wine cellar in Meeting House Square, you can feast upon the best tasting Italian pizza.

For your pizza fix we’d highly recommend giving their Pizza Quattro Formaggi a go which comes with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, parmesan, gorgonzola and asiago.

Calzone lovers out there need to give their Calzone Della Casa a go which combines mozzarella cheese with ricotta cheese, tomato sauce, parma ham, cherry tomato and basil – mmm!

You’d think you were in Rome and not Dublin when going for a meal at this pizza joint so, plan a meal with your besties to experience it for yourself!


Address: Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland

As you’ve discovered, there are so many places to choose from when it comes to where to get the best pizza in Dublin, and there’s some we haven’t even mentioned!

With each pizza restaurant offering something different for your taste buds, you’ll have the pick of the bunch when it comes to eating out with your friends in Dublin.

Let us know which place you think does the most fantastic pizza in Dublin @_homesfostudents.

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