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Best Neopolitan Brick/Wood Pizza in Munich, Rothenberg,Salzburg

Hi Readers,
I am searching for advice from those RS travelers who have an appreciation for true Neopolitan style brick or wood fired pizza and have recently enjoyed that kind of pizza in
Munich, Germany,

Rothenberg, Germany
and Salzburg, Austria -- I may try to post the question also under "Austria forum" but sometimes travelers going through southern Germany reading this post may also have traveled to Salzburg.

I have received responses to a different question concerning Italian food and German food on another post.
This question is solely for Neopolitan style brick or wood fired pizzerias.

Why ask this question on German forum? We have traveled to Germany/Austria on several occasions and truly have appreciated the traditional food - even enjoy making it at home in the USA. For an upcoming Germany/Austria trip, we wanted to try to have some changes in food menus and incorporate Neopolitan brick/wood pizzas in addition to traditional German food. We always try to experience the food of the country first and after a week, it is nice to have a little change.
Looking at reviews on various sites - and now requesting your opinions.

We appreciate all kinds of foods and we just prefer the taste and texture of Neopolitan style pizza with a brick/wood oven and wondering if anyone has experienced this kind of pizza in the cities above.

Grazie mille, Vielen Dank and Thank You!!

Posted by
1506 posts

I like Pam Pam Pizzeria in Regensburg and it claims to be the oldest wood oven pizzeria in town.

"Älteste Holzofen Pizzeria Regensburgs Mitten im Herzen der Altstadt!"

When I am tired of German food, it's pizza one of my favorite meals. But what is a Neapolitan Pizza? According to Wikipedia:

"Neapolitan pizza (Italian: pizza napoletana) is a style of pizza made with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. It must be made with San Marzano tomatoes, which grow on the volcanic plains to the south of Mount Vesuvius, and Mozzarella di Bufala Campana, a protected designation of origin cheese made with the milk from water buffalo raised in the marshlands of Campania and Lazio in a semi-wild state.[1] Neapolitan pizza is a Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG) product in Europe, and the art of its making is included on UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage."

How would one know?

Posted by
43 posts

Thank you Gary for your response.

Technically, you are correct, Gary about your description. Without getting too technical, the flour is usually a "00" flour, the cheese is buffalo milk mozzarella, the tomatoes are from the San Marzano region, and pizzas are baked in seconds in a wood or brick domed oven, not a gas or electric oven. Pizza making originated in Naples, Italy, and there is an organization which certifies true Neopolitan pizzerias -- the method, the ingredients, the training, etc. around the world. In fact, if you go to Naples, Italy, some of the oldest pizzerias only offer 1-2 kinds of pizzas - one of which is the Margarita pizza (cheese, sauce, basil).

That being said, my husband and I aren't super picky about having the exact certifications in a restaurant to truly enjoy the authentic pizzas. .but you will taste a difference between the cheese, the dough, the sauce, and the way it is baked in an oven if it is done in true Neopolitan way. We enjoy all kinds of pizzas -- and appreciate the hard work of each individual chef when he/she bakes his/her recipe; however, if given a choice, the Neopolitan pizza is our preferred pie of choice. Of course, it is completely subjective. And since we are travelling to Germany, with such close proximity to Italy, it is nice to seek those places out in our opinion when we want a change of pace from traditional, though delicious German food.

Thanks again for your advice.

Posted by
1123 posts

The place I used to like in Munich is no longer there. You might look up north of Oscar Von Muller Ring in the University district.

In Rothenberg try Cafe Michelangelo by the Rodentor gate on the south east side of the old city walls.

In Salzburg I recommend you go to "Die Geheime Specerey" and just get whatever the special is. It won't be pizza, but it'll be excellent. If you must have pizza there are several pizza places along the river that are always full of students.