Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

  Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

I was really surprised to see so many pizzerias in São Paulo and discovered that there are more than 31 million Brazilians of Italian descent, representing approximately 18% of the population. So, no wonder why pizza is so popular in Brazil: there are in fact 6,000 establishments in São Paulo and it is said that 1.4 million pizzas are consumed on a daily basis. But in the restaurants, there is no pizza by the slice and no eating with your hands...

  wood fire ovens at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

wood fire ovens at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

So we went to Margherita Pizzeria, a place that opened in 1981 and has since been a very popular place. In fact, when we were there, it was so packed! But no worries: the service was not affected and pizza kept coming at a fast pace. The secret: two wood fire ovens and an army of cooks in the back. 

  bar at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

bar at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

It is a fairly big place with the bar at the entrance and a large dining room with white and red checkered table cloths.

  dining room at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

dining room at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

We decided to get some beer with our meal and picked some beer produced in Brazil:

  beer at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

beer at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

We started off with some appetizers. First was La Piccola di Bianco a thin crust pizza with extra virgin olive oil and parmesan.

  La Piccola di Bianco at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

La Piccola di Bianco at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

And Pao de Linquiça that is bread with Calabrese type sausage:

  Pao de Linquiça at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Pao de Linquiça at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Then, we ordered some pizza:

Prosciutto Crudo - Mozzarella di buffala and prosciutto:

  Prosciutto crudo pizza at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Prosciutto crudo pizza at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

  Prosciutto crudo pizza at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Prosciutto crudo pizza at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Quattro Formaggi (mozzarella, cheese spread, gorgonzola and parmesan):

  quattro formaggi pizza at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

quattro formaggi pizza at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Half of the pizza had mushrooms, ham and olives (right). The other half Alici (anchovies filet):

  anchovies and mushroom and ham pizza at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

anchovies and mushroom and ham pizza at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

  ham and mushroom pizza at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

ham and mushroom pizza at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

  anchovies pizza at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

anchovies pizza at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Then of course was dessert: I could not resist ordering the flan that was made with condensed milk:

  flan at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

flan at Margherita Pizzeria in Sao Paulo, Brazil

This was a very good meal: the pizza had a delicious thin crust with a nice char and I really did not expect pizza was so popular there. After trying it at Margherita, I understand why.

Margherita Pizzeria
Alameda Tietê, 255 – Jardins
Esquina com a rua Haddock Lobo, 1255
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Enjoy (I did)!

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