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Where to Find Pizza in Dublin
I am currently on vacation in Sicily for a week and I’ve eaten some fantastic pizza. The Italians have brought their culinary staples all over the globe – and Dublin is no exception. To find a good slice, you need to know where to look, what chains offer quality pizzas, and what to avoid.
There are some ingredients to pizza that can’t be copied – such as the water that goes into the dough. But other ingredients such as quality olive oil, creamy buffalo mozzarella, and fresh herbs can be replicated just about anywhere. My Italian background meant I was raised on classics such as pizza and pasta, and during my time in Dublin I always have my eye out for somewhere that stands above the rest.
Here are my choices for three affordable places to get your fix for pizza during a trip to Dublin:
1. Don Mimi. This tiny pizzeria is outside of Dublin city center in the seaside village of Dun Laoghaire. Take a stroll along the pier that jets out into Dublin Bay to work up an appetite. Don Mimi has only two small tables, but pizza can be taken away as well. Classic combinations and a thin crispy crust make this pizzeria a winner. Through the small window you will see each of the pizzas made by hand as they are ordered. If you have a sweet tooth – don’t miss out on the tiramisu.
Address: 5 Old Dun Laoghaire Rd, Monkstown, Co Dublin.
2. Oliveto. Also in Dun Laoghaire, Oliveto may not have an Italian preparing his family recipes behind the counter, but they do have quality ingredients and a great atmosphere. Make reservations ahead of time to sit at the bar, and watch your pizzas being created right before your eyes. The wine list has a distinct Italian flair, and there are many other Italian specialties, such as a variety of antipasto and pasta on the menu.
Address: The Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.
3. Milano. If you are looking for an affordable pizza chain, choose Milanos. There are many to choose from throughout the city – from Temple Bar to Dawson Street to Baggot Street to Dun Laoghaire. Choose Temple Bar to watch the city stroll by, Dawson Street to be in the center of all the action, Baggot Street to see a more neighborly side to the city, or Dun Laoghaire to go for a walk along the water. Try the Americano – a classic pepperoni pizza that for me is a taste of home.
Address: Varies throughout Dublin City center.
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