The best pizza in Heidelberg
Pizza is the perfect and best comfort food: pizza is easy to eat, hearty, covered with thick smooth cheese and can be customized with a variety of delicious toppings in any kitchen. Pizza has a variety of facets, from the traditional Neapolitan variety to the thick American style pizza. No matter how you slice it, it’s no small feat to compile a list of the best pizzerias in Heidelberg, especially considering the number of high-end Italian restaurants with burgeoning menus.
Top 10 Pizzas in Heidelberg
Rohrbacher Str. 166
Schwetzinger Straße 82
Pizzeria Corona Da Rocco
Dossenheimer Landstr. 90
La Bruschetta 2
II Pescatore Ristorante
Mannheimer Str. 291
What should I look for when ordering a pizza in Heidelberg?
If you are not in the area, make sure to check the opening hours of your selected pizzeria – especially when booking via an outdated website, webshop or app. Otherwise, you may not receive your delicious Italian pizza until the next day!
What is pizza anyway?
Pizza, the popular dish of Italian cuisine, which consists of a disc of dough topped with a combination of olive oil, oregano, tomatoes, olives, mozzarella or other cheese and many other ingredients, and then baked piping hot in the kitchen – usually in a wood-fired oven heated to a super hot temperature. One of the simplest, most traditional and most popular pizzas in Heidelberg is the Margherita, which is topped with tomatoes or tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil. Legend has it that it was named after Queen Margherita of Savoy, the wife of Umberto I, who liked the smooth, refreshing taste of the pizza and also noticed that the colors of the topping – green, white and red – were the same as those of the Italian flag.
Where does the word pizza come from?
Many people have assumed that the word “pizza” had its origins in Naples. However, a new research analysis indicates that the word originated in a tiny village just farther north in Italy. As reported by Italian paper La Repubblica, just a couple of years ago, food historian Giuseppe Nocca presented his research results on a Latin document dating back to 997 AD, which is probably the oldest mention of the word “pizza.” The 1,017-year-old original document was scribed in Gaeta, a small village on the border between Campania and Lazio in Italy. In the official document, the offspring of a feudal lord promises 12 pizzas to the resident bishop as an yearly tribute.
Is pizza healthy?
Pizza, in moderation, is a good source of nutrients for your diet. Pizza provides a high percentage of the total daily allowance of protein, fat, saturated fat, fiber, calcium and lycopene. According to a report, this food provides one-third of the total daily intake of calcium and greater than onehalf of lycopene, a micronutrient and highly potent antioxidant. In addition, this meal is a natural good source of sodium for both children and adults. However, nutritionists explain that although it is possible to prepare a healthy pizza at home, in everyday life it is usually a convenience product high in carbohydrates and saturated fats. Pizza is made with refined white flour, not whole wheat flour, and it is now known that an excess of this ingredient contributes to obesity, increases cholesterol levels and leads to a rise in blood sugar levels over time. “If it is a homemade pizza, it can be on the menu once a week,” says Giuseppe Russolillo, president of the Spanish Association of Nutritionists.
Pizza & salad: naturally the best choice!
To make your visit to the popular pizza restaurants healthier, you should always check the menu for delicious salads. Just about every restaurant in Heidelberg offers its customers selected salads in addition to many different pizzas. Of course, the best dressing is usually easy to choose yourself when ordering. Why not order your dishes directly as a menu – the restaurant will certainly be happy to give you the right information here.
German Pizza Trivia: Is it called Pizzas or Pizzen?
You guessed right!
Both pizzas and pizzas are correct according to Duden.
Pizza as a foreign word originally had an “s” appended to the plural. Over time, however, the word became more and more Germanized and sometimes received the ending “en” in usage. No argument necessary 🙂