Pizza in Galway - where to spend your dough

By Sarah Finnan

February 7, 2020 at 12:25pm


Galway is overflowing with restaurants to choose from - many of which have pizza on the menu.

Serving pizza is one thing, serving good pizza is quite another.

Studying (I use that term lightly...very lightly) in Italy for five months taught me how to differentiate between the two, and luckily finding authentic pizza outside of Il Bel Paese is much easier than you'd expect.

Here are my picks of the top nine slices of pizza in Galway.

Dough Bros

You can't go to Galway and not go to Dough Bros. That's a fact - ask anyone and they'll tell you the same. Their pizza is seriously is their garlic fire bread.

Pizza Napoli

Going to Pizza Napoli is a post-night out tradition. It's usually the highlight for me if I'm honest.

Not only is it centrally located in the heart of the action, but it's also cheap as chips - a slice of Margherita will cost you less than €4 (€3.50 to be exact). I'd recommend the spinach and goats cheese if you're feeling adventurous though.

Pizza Amore

A relatively new addition to Galway's pizza scene, Pizza Amore is the sister restaurant to Pizza Napoli. Honestly, I would make it a double whammy and hit up both, one after the other. That's a pizza me.

Da Roberta's Ristorante & Pizzeria

Out in Salthill, combine a stop here with a walk along the prom and you're winning. It tastes better if you work for it. I'd even go so far as to class Da Roberta's as one of Galway's best Italian restaurants (don't let their sporadic social media presence fool you otherwise).


Fat Freddy's

Fat Freddy's on Quay Street is one of Galway's most beloved restaurants. The dimly lit interior gives off very cosy Roman restaurant type vibes. And their pizzas are always a popular choice.


Not unique to Galway as there are Milano branches around the country, but their pizza is always a good shout.


Trattoria Magnetti

These guys describe themselves as "not pizzist"  - so basically they'll indulge all topping requests, including pineapple. Controversial?


Crust Bucket

Albeit not the most appetising name for a restaurant, Crust Bucket has a stuffed crust pizza on the menu which is reason enough to go. They also have a pizza bus...need I say more?

Il Folletto

Il Folletto literally translates as 'the leprechaun' so you could say that this place is an amalgamation of the best of both Italy and Ireland.

And to see you out...the motto I use to justify my spending.

Pizza = happiness.

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