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Playa del Carmen Pizza Places That Will Have Your Tastebuds Begging For More Por Favor

Juanita Rodriguez 03-30-2022

10 Top Pizzerias in Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya

From Chicago style deep dish pizzas to scrumptious brick-oven thin crusts, Playa del Carmen has plenty of pizzerias to try in between the taco and tequila tasting. 

Overall, you’re bound to find excellent food and service at these pizza places. But as an added bonus, you’ll discover an array of Playa’s vibrant neighborhoods and local culture. 


Romeo Restaurant, Playa del Carmen

This charming restaurant is off-the-beaten path, but regarded as an integral Playa del Carmen contribution to the gastronomy scene. Each dish is carefully curated and prepared by attentive hands at the time of the order. As a result, the attention to detail gives rise to a burst of authentic Italian flavors in every mouthwatering morsel. Choose from an incredible selection of Mexican and Italian wines to pair with your pizza. 

Just north of the famous La Quinta Avenida (5th Avenue), look for Romeo’s thatched roof on Calle 4 between 10th and 15th. 

Trattoria del Centro

It’s not easy to maintain an esteemed reputation for superb Italian cuisine in Playa del Carmen. Yet, some manage to hit the mark time and time again, even when it comes to the significant and discerning Italian expat community. Consequently, Trattoria del Centro deservedly earns one of the top spots on our pizzeria directory. Besides exquisite fresh pastas and an impressive wine list, the painstakingly perfected dough recipe is what sets this charming eatery apart. Without a doubt, every sumptuous bite of their Neapolitan pizza is a bona fide salute to the most famous pizza region in the world.

Located on Calle 26 between 5th and 10th Avenue, this central gem is open nightly from 5:30 to 11 p.m. 


Don Chendo

Don Chendo, Playa del Carmen

Photo Credit: Jennifer Evans


This local favorite delivers consistent quality and the most divine Chicago-style deep dish pizza in town. It’s clear the owner has put his heart and soul into the operation. Every scrumptious mouthful and every smile from his team make customers feel welcome and one hundred percent satisfied. On Fridays, gluten-free crusts are on the menu. The bustling downtown pizzeria is situated on 30th Avenue between Calle 24 and 26. Don Chendo is open everyday (except Tuesday)  from 2:00 to 9:30 p.m.


Osteria de Roma

Across town on Calle 6 between 15th and 20th Avenue, Osteria de Roma delights customers with Roman-style pizzas piled with fresh and flavorful ingredients . Quality wines flow freely, while live musicians help to create the perfect ambience for a highly enjoyable night out in Playa del Carmen. 



Sabrina Italian Restaurant, Playa del Carmen

Photo Credit: Sabrina Tradizioni Italiane

When you step into Sabrina on Constituyentes between 10th and 15th Avenue, it’s hard to look past the enticing display of traditional pastries and desserts. However, you don’t want to miss their tantalizing thin crust pizzas, baked to perfection. Best of all, on Fridays Sabrina offers a discount on their already reasonably priced pizzas. Indeed, you’ll want to sample one of their tasty Italian treats. Thus, be sure to save room for something savory to complete your delicious dining experience.


Bella Italia

Bella Italia Restaurant, Playa del Carmen

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This little piece of pizza heaven is located in the heart of the city at 10th Avenue and Calle 20. The ambience is warm and casual with aromas from the pizza oven filling the air of the cozy eatery. Plus, the ingredients are as fresh as possible and the prices are pleasantly reasonable. It’s easy to understand why Bella Italia has become a fan favorite over the years.


Perché No

Although it’s not in the city’s tourist hub, a visit to Perché No for its splendid Italian fare is worth the taxi fare. Whether you choose to dine indoors within the expansive and stylish dining room (ideal for larger groups) or sit on the patio, the dining experience will be one to remember. Using delectable ingredients such as melted Brie with organic arugula, Perché No knows how to produce a first-rate pizza.

Find this popular establishment along the south end of the main 307 Federal Playa del Carmen highway.  It sits between Sam’s Club and the Hospiten hospital.


Casa Sofia

Casa Sofia Restaurant, Playa del Carmen

Casa Sofia is an ideal option for guests staying in Playacar on the city’s south end. Located in Plaza Paseo Coba on Aviacion Road, the Italian restaurant presents plenty of seating in an air-conditioned tented dining room, as well as on their breezy patios. With over 40 pizza varieties to choose from, you’re sure to find one to fulfill your cravings. 


Next, bringing the flavors of Puglia to Playa del Carmen, Salento offers a pleasing and jovial dining experience. In fact, if you’re staying at The Elements by Bric on CTM, you’re almost close enough to smell the wonderful essence of Italian cuisine from the lobby. Salento’s brick-oven pizzas accompanied by a classic Aperol Spritz make for an excellent conclusion to a magical day in the Riviera Maya.



Piola Restaurant, Playa del Carmen

Piola offers a lively atmosphere on one of Playa del Carmen’s most beautiful streets, Calle 38. Their famous Basil Martinis make for the perfect addition for a memorable pizza party. The fun-loving staff serves up friendly smiles and customizable toppings that have delighted both residents and visitors alike since 2009. 

Buon appetito!