On the Hunt for the Best Iceland Pizza: Searching Reykjavik

If you are a pizza lover and wondering how long you can make it through your Icelandic vacation without a fresh slice, then you will be happy to know you won’t have to do very much waiting at all! Lucky for you, pizza is the most popular fast food in Iceland and is plentiful throughout the country. There are some incredible options for pizza in Reykjavik as well.

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Finding the Best Pizza in Reykjavik

The local pizzerias put their own twist on the modern classic and are happy for you to stop by and grab a slice – or two, or three. The locals love a nice wood-fired Napoli pizza so the options around town are pretty much endless. Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza? Take a more traditional route and enjoy a nice sit down at one of the mom-and-pop pizzerias, or get in touch with your trendy side and eat with Icelandic hipsters at the artistic pizza joints.

Most places offer a delicious homemade sauce made with locally sourced and fresh ingredients, and sourdough bases that will leave your tummy full and satisfied. So, without further ado, here is our list of the top seven pizza restaurants in Reykjavik!

No. 7 – Eldofninn

Who doesn’t love a wood fired pizza? Eldofninn is known for its genuine stone oven that was imported directly from Italy. It is located in the suburbs of Reykjavik, which is the perfect spot for a takeaway pizza or site down meal with friends or family. They won the Certificate of Excellence in both 2016 and 2017.

Unfortunately they are closed on Monday’s so make sure you keep that in mind. Everything is made from scratch with only the finest locally sourced ingredients. Eldofninn prides itself in making authentic pizza with mouth-watering and completely satisfying flavors.

No. 6 – Hornið

The oldest and first Italian restaurant to settle down in Reykjavik is Hornið. Located in the popular downtown district of the country’s capital is the yellow corner-house that serves delicious pizza. It is a short walk away from the harbor, making it the ideal location for a dinner before a night out or after an adventurous day of Icelandic exploration.

Using only fresh ingredients, Hornið provides customers with a unique experience inspired by Iceland itself. Try some delicious pizza while you sit back in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. If you have a larger group, Hornið also has two larger room available: the Gallery and the Deep.

No. 5 – The Coocoo’s Nest

Nestled near the Reykjavik harbor, The Coocoo’s Nest provides a family-fun atmosphere in the Grandi neighborhood. The Coocoo’s Nest won the Certificate of Excellence for three straight years in 2016 to 2018. Known for their gourmet sourdough pizzas, the restaurant puts its quirky character into every flavor combination.

The Coocoo’s Nest also has vegan options available – one of the favorites it’s the Vegan Surprise. On Wednesday and Thursday nights, the restaurant hosts themed events that are a hit with the locals. With just a 10 to 15 minute walk from downtown Reykjavik you won’t have too far to go to get a little coo-coo for pizza.

No. 4 – Flatey Pizza

One of the newer pizza places on scene is Flatey Pizza and is known for its trendy take on the classic. Located only a 10 to 15 minute walk from downtown Reykjavik, Flatey Pizza is located near the Whales of Iceland museum. The restaurant sources the freshest ingredients, including getting all of the tomatoes directly from the farm. The pizza dough is made with a Neapolitan flour called Caputo Blue. The menu sports a specialty pizza every week, as well as the ten regular pizza choices.

No. 3 – Pizza With No Name

Co-owned by Michelin starred chef Gunnar Karl Gíslason, Pizza With No Name is one of Reykjavik’s best kept secrets is located on the corner of Hverfisgata and Ingólfsstræti. This multilevel restaurant provides a menu filled with uniquely flavored pizza, in a friendly and cozy atmosphere.

Pizza With No Name shares the building with Mikkeller & Friends, experts in the craft beer industry. So when you stop by for one of their famous potato pizza pies, you can wash it down with a craft beer from the neighbors next door. They also have a full liquor bar if you are looking for a perfectly executed cocktail to pair with your slice. The menu is also packed full with vegetarian and vegan pizza options.

  • Address: Hverfisgata 12, 101 Reykjavík
  • Phone: +354 437 0203
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No. 2 – Ölverk Pizza & Brewery

Situated about 40 km (25 mi) east of Reykjavik – yes we know it isn’t actually in Reykjavik, but it is far too delicious to not tell you about – is a pizzeria and brewery combination called Ölverk. It is nestled in the geothermal town of Hveragerði, making it the perfect eatery after a day of hiking the Reykjadular hot spring valley.

Ölverk offers brewed in-house craft beer and uniquely crafted pizza using the raw geothermal energy of the area. Their wood-fired pizza is sure to send you back to Reykjavik with a completely satisfied appetite. No matter which pizza you end up choosing, make sure you try their famous beer sauce!

No. 1 – Blackbox Pizza

Our number one choice for best pizza in Reykjavik is situated in the financial district. Blackbox Pizza may be new to the Reykjavik community but it has found its way to being the undisputed pizza leader in the capital. Its fully customizable menu is a crowd favorite and is sure to deliver an original pizza every time. In the US it can be compared to Blaze Pizza so if you are familiar with that style you will feel right at home with Blackbox.

The restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients so the owners try to get as much as possible locally sourced. Blackbox Pizza is a spot where you can stop in for a quick pizza if you are pressed for time with cooking times limited to only two minutes per pizza making.

The space is trendy and inviting so if you rather chill out with friends you are welcomed to grab some pizza and enjoy happy hour drink prices all day long. It is also home to Iceland’s largest disco ball so you know this place has style. To enhance Reykjavik’s rich art culture, Blackbox brought in the famous Icelandic artist

Jón Sæmundur to cover the walls with original paintings. As far as the menu goes, you can create any combination of ingredients that you’d like. Blackbox also offers vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options.

Honorable Mentions


First on our honorable mentions list is Eldsmidjan, where you can get wood-fired pizza and Nutella bread sticks. They have large pizzas that are perfect for sharing. There are several Eldsmidjan locations to choose from and they are all relatively easy to get to making them perfect for takeaways or a sit down meal.

Shake & Pizza

If you are looking for a great neighborhood place to grab a pizza, look no further than Shake & Pizza. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. The menu has traditional flavors as well as Shake & Pizza’s own twist on combinations. Come for the pizza, stay for the shakes!

The Last Toppings

The great thing about grabbing pizza in the capital city is that you aren’t short on options. If you are in a hurry there are places that can fire you up a quick pizza for on-the-go, or you can pull up a chair at a sit down restaurant to relax with good company and great food. Some of the best restaurants in the city are famous for their pizzas.

Another plus is that most of them also serve craft beer so you can enjoy a cold one with your next slice. If you are feeling adventurous you can try one of the uniquely paired flavorings that each place has to offer, or you can customize your pie with your favorite ingredients.

The locals rave about the pizza in town and visitors compare it to the best places back home. No matter which place you choose you are guaranteed to have a unique experience and taste some delicious food. From beer sauce to Nutella breadsticks, you won’t be disappointed with the pizza in Reykjavik.

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