So there are a lot of pizza places in any major city. In fact, you can probably find one on nearly every corner. So why pick Pizza Quartier out of the hundreds that must litter Vienna? Quality built into the restaurant’s pedigree along with the ambiance of one of Vienna’s more attractive market squares.
Pizza Quartier lies on the picturesque Karmelitermarkt in the up-and-coming 2nd district. In the open air, once the markets are closed, Pizza Quartier has plenty of space for seating and in the spring and summer months it cannot get much more pleasant.
The quality comes from the excellent wood-fire oven and the apparent pizza mastery of its owners, the Perella family who, according to a fawning article from Der Standard, is also responsible for the famous Perella ice cream salon in the first district.
The pizza comes quickly and is delicious. An Italian friend of mine who invited me remarked that it was easily one of the best in Vienna. In fact, the only disappointing aspect of the place was its relatively early closing time, due to its open air presence amongst a lot of residential houses. Pity, I guess that means I will have to go back again.