Travels with a Gourmet

a food lover's travels, memorable meals, culinary trials and gastronomic experiences

Aside from the ubiquitous parrilla restaurant the other Buenos Aires staple is Italian cuisine with favorites being pizza and gnocchi. Each one has their preferred local pizza and pasta place and with so many recommendations, it’s hard to choose just one. We like Pizzeria Piola because it’s not fancy, the food comes quickly and the pizzas are very good. After several meals at sit-down restaurants, we just wanted a simple dinner and we weren’t disappointed.

The menu is large with pizzas in two sizes (large with 8 slices or small with 4 slices) and two types: extra thin crust or Napoli-style thicker crust. There are also calzones and even pizze bianche (white pizzas without the tomato sauce). There are also salads, antipasti, pastas and a few meat main courses. We ordered several pizzas to share – margherita (the classic mozzarella and tomato sauce), diavola (mozarella and cantimpalo, an Italian-style pepperoni) and pescara (buffalo mozzarella, tomato sauce and basil) plus a green salad. The boys had pasta – a gnocchi ragu with tomato sauce and the ravioli cortina (mushroom cream sauce). We could hardly finish the three large pizzas and ended up taking half a pizza home. It was a cool evening so we decided to walk the six blocks home and go to bed early.
Pizzeria Piola
Libertad 1078 – Capital Federal
Tel: +54 11 4812 0690

Open daily
Mondays to Wednesdays 12 noon to 2 AM
Thursdays and Fridays 12 noon to 3 AM
Saturdays (Dinner only) 7 PM to 3 AM
Sundays (Dinner only) 7 PM to 2 AM

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