I must admit that there aren’t many good pizza restaurants in Zagreb. Call me overly critical but I can’t remember more than a few places where I can eat a really tasty pizza with quality ingredients.
However, if you ask a random person which is the best pizzeria in Zagreb, he or she would probably tell you that that is Karijola 1 & 2. Karijola definitely stands out from the “ordinary” pizza places because it serves pizza (and only pizza!) with ingredients such as an excellent smoked ham, olive oil, rich mozzarella, garlic, cherry tomatoes, rucola, oyster mushrooms etc. Its base is really thin and crusty, baked in a clay oven. It is the closest you can get to Italian style pizza in Croatia.
But, when it comes to quality ingredients, it usually means that you have to pay a higher price than usual. Prices range from Kn 42 for a plain Margherita to Kn 60 for specialty of the house – pizza Karijola (on photo). There are two locations of the same restaurant: Karijola 1 is situated in Kranjčevićeva 16a at Trešnjevka, while Karijola 2 can be found in the city’s Center, in Vlaška 63.
The service is good, both interiors are pleasant, although the second one is slightly more modern, and they both serve several brands of beer and wine.