Pepperoni Pizza In Buenos Aires

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For many expats living in Buenos Aires, the day comes when they realize something is missing. What could that thing be? Pepperoni Pizza of course. In a city that seems to have its fair selection of different Italian meats, Pepperoni seems nowhere to be found. There may be good reason for this, as Pepperoni is more of an Italian-American (North American) invention. But still, its Pepperoni!! It shouldn’t be THAT hard to find! Us expats from the states are so accustomed to Pepperoni on our pizza that it is crazy to imagine a pizzeria not offering it. Most first time expats will order a Calabresa pizza thinking it is Pepperoni, only to find the taste of Calabresa is not up to par.

After searching this city far and wide for a place that has Pepperoni Pizza, I have finally found one. A couple weeks ago an Argentine reader of this site sent me an emailing asking me if I knew where to find Pepperoni Pizza in Buenos Aires as he had eaten in on a recent trip in New York and loved it. I wrote him back saying I hadn’t and asked him if he had any recent luck finding it. He has found a place called Punto Pizza that said it had Pepperoni on its menu but he hadn’t tried it because it was out of his delivery zone.

Luckily for me, it was in my zone and i promptly ordered a Pepperoni Pizza the following weekend. Guess what? Real Pepperoni Pizza in Buenos Aires!! It was not the best Pepperoni in the world, but hey, it was Pepperoni!

So if anyone has been looking for a place that has Pepperoni, Punto Pizza has it. They have four locations in the city. One in Palermo, Recoleta, Villa Crespo and Belgrano. On top of having Pepperoni, I am thinking it is also my new favorite pizza place in general in Buenos Aires. It is the most American style (or rather United Statesian) pizza I have had here. The style is more of a Pan Style pizza with a very tasty crust.

Hopefully this helps out many of you who have been craving Pepperoni Pizza in Buenos Aires but haven’t been able to find it. Does anyone know of any other Pizzerias in Buenos Aires that have REAL Pepperoni Pizza? Let us know in the comments!!

Check out Punto Pizza at: http://www.puntopizza.com.ar/

18 Comments on “Pepperoni Pizza In Buenos Aires”

  1. mduchamp

    The same happens if you try to find pepperoni pizza anywhere in Italy. The most similar pizza is the Diavola (a bit more spicy), which is usually found in Buenos Aires, but not a common type.
    If you are into pizzas, try Banchero’s…the Provolone cheese one is excellent

  2. Quinn

    Thanks for this article! I’ve been jonesin’ for a pepperoni pizza. I’ve found a place in Palermo Hollywood that has the best pizza crust I’ve found here, but it’s the toppings that are missing…no pepperoni.

    I’ll be trying Punto out this week!

    PS – just added a link to your site on my Buenos Aires food blog at buenosaires.foodsherpas.com. Great stuff here on GinBA, glad I found it, and thanks again!

  3. AlisonM

    Back in the mid-late 90s they used to have Pizza Hut in Buenos Aires and you could actually get a *real* pepperoni pizza. I’m guessing pepperoni didn’t really catch on because they ended up closing all of the Pizza Huts…

  4. Allie

    Thanks for the pizza rec on punto pizza, I’ll have to check it out. I’m on a BA pizza quest, I’ve already tested prob around 60 different pizzerias, and only really enjoyed two.

    Alison, FYI pizza hut has plans to return to BA, along with taco bell and KFC.

  5. Tim Gringo in BA

    Hi Allie, thanks for the comment. Where did you hear Taco Bell is planning on coming back? It would be great to get a taco bell fix every blue moon down here!!

  6. Michael

    I really liked the crust at Punto, but did not care for the pepperoni at ALL. A for effort, but the consistency, flavor, etc. were all found lacking.

    The actual best pepperoni I’ve had here, believe it or not, is in the frozen Resturante pizzas. The pizza’s just OK, even for frozen stuff, but man, the pepperoni really hits the spot… and this is the real deal, something that wouldn’t look out of place in the US.

  7. Bob Ford

    Another place that has pepperoni pizza is MORELIA. There are 3 locations but I have only been to the one in La Lucila. The pizza was delicious and the pepperoni hit the spot. I will note that the pizza is cooked on the parrilla and so has a very thin, cripsy crust but it taste great.

  8. Sylvana

    Best pizza ive had here is the one at PIZZA PIOLA. Even though they dont have pepperoni, the thin style pizza is more reminescent to that of the pizza’s back at home. Cheesy, saucy, thin, gooey goodness!

  9. martin

    have you tried magdalenas party? I havent but I heard they have american style pizza.
    I’ll try punto pizza, as I really miss delicious pepperoni

  10. Marcos

    Thank you sooooo much! I´ve been living here for about 7 years. I was born in galveston, texas and when i was about 8 years old I came with my family to live over at Argentina. Im obsessed on trying to find things of the US, but rarely ever find them. I miss my favorite candy(war heads), dr pepper, spicy foods, kfc(who is about to come over to buenos aires i´ve heard) Thanks for the info. Take care.

  11. Damian

    Marcos:

    Search the web for warheads…you can find anything from the US by just googling it, but it will cost more than in America for sure.
    I have a bucket of KFC in the refrigerator, I do not like KFC, Churches or Popeyes that much. Next time you visit Texas (Or Louisiana) try Raisin Cane’s. It is an awesome chicken fingers restaurant founded by a former LSU student. Best place ever with great music and decorations.

    Greetings from Louisiana (Lived near Galveston before (during hurricane Ike unfortunately), nice place.

  12. Clint

    Hello

    I have owned and operated Pizza and Pita Wrap shops before and I am currently making plans to move my family from Canada. Argentina is on my short list of possible destinations.

    How difficult would it be to set up a business in Argentina? In addition, does has anyone dealt with importing into Argentina?

    Thanks

  13. Gonzalo

    Thanks a lot!, I’m from Argentina and I love Pepperoni pizza. When I travel to America I eat as many as I can, so when I’m back here I miss it a lot! I’ll try punto pizza if you said it was good.
    For Clint, don’t even think about settling in Argentina, things are complicated right now, a storm is coming, we have issues with imports, and we are not allowed to buy foreing currency. Is a beautiful country, yes, but search for another place.

  14. Clint

    Thanks for the reply…Gonzalo.

    Aside from opening a business, what about the cost of living? I do not need to earn income from within the country. Could you expand a bit on the coming storm…has it effected home prices, food, etc. Would you mind emailing me at kijijinb@gmail.com so we can stay in touch.

    Thanks

  15. Stupid American

    Stupid American, I can’t grasp how big your idiocy is, “Us expats from the states are so accustomed to Pepperoni on our pizza that it is crazy to imagine a pizzeria not offering it. Most first time expats will order a Calabresa pizza thinking it is Pepperoni, only to find the taste of Calabresa is not up to par.” “It was not the best Pepperoni in the world, but hey, it was Pepperoni!” ” On top of having Pepperoni, I am thinking it is also my new favorite pizza place in general in Buenos Aires. It is the most American style (or rather United Statesian) pizza I have had here.” “Does anyone know of any other Pizzerias in Buenos Aires that have REAL Pepperoni Pizza?” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA BREAKING NEWS: THIS ISN’T THE STATES, HERE WE HAVE THE REAL PIZZA WITH THE TRUE INGREDIENTS AND NOT THAT RARE AND EXOTIC STUFF YOU USE TO PUT ON PIZZAS IN THE STATES, WE HAVE A LONG, HISTORIC WORKING-CLASS TRADITION OF MAKING PIZZAS BROUGHT BY THE ITALIAN IMMIGRANTS AND SO IT CAN SEE IN ALL THE URBAN ESTABLISHMENTS, RESTAURANTS, TAVERNS, CAFES, ETC ETC ETC!!! HAHAHAHAHA I ONCE WATCHED SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER AND THEY WERE EATING PIZZAS LIKE THEY WERE SANDWICHES, YOU IN THE STATES ARE A SHAME YOU DON’T KNOW A SHIT ABOUT PIZZAS!!! SO SHUT THE FUCK UP AND ADORE AND WORSHIP OUR SUPERIOR STYLES OF PIZZAS AND COOKING, LEARN AND IMITATE THE WAY WE MAKE THEM SO YOU LEARN THE NORMAL WAY, AND PLEEEAAAAAASEEE, STOP THAT RANDOM/EXOTIC PIZZAS STUFF!!!!!!

  16. Charlie

    Hi Gringo! I am argentinian, I live in Buenos Aires, and I loved pizza hut. It is not just a gringo problema, I love that pizza and I still miss pizza hut in Buenos Aires.

    People around here didn’t like it… each time I travel, I go directly to two places if available: hard rock café and pizza hut – Recently I discovered another nice place in the us (atlanta) – until you get killed! nice place!

  17. Lissie

    OMG you just read my mind!
    I was really really wishing to find some delicious pepperoni here in Buenos Aires, now im gonna go there and get all my cravings done
    Love you haha <3

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