There’s nothing quite like digging into your first slice of pizza in Italy. Whether you love a traditional neapolitan pizza, you’re wanting to go gourmet, or can’t stomach the gluten, Ascoli’s pizzerias offer something for everyone’s taste buds and dietary needs. 

Award-winning pizza in Ascoli’s Historic Centre

Tucked down a little alleyway in Ascoli’s centro storico, La Nicchia is just steps away from Piazza del Popolo and walking distance from your boutique stay on tour with us. It’s a gambero-rosso award-winning pizzeria restaurant that offers not only pizza, but pasta and a variety of second dishes on its seasonal menu.  It’s the perfect place to dine if your group is split on having a pizza night or just enjoying a simple plate of handmade pasta with fresh porcini and truffles.

Address: Largo dei Cataldi 9

Price Range: 10-20 euros for a pizza with beer or wine

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Ascoli’s Best Pizza by the slice

Looking for a quick bite? You can choose from not just one but two locations when you head to Pizza Pazza – roughly translated it means Crazy Pizza! No need to commit to just one flavor. Here pizza is sold by the slice, making it easy for you to try a variety of toppings on their thin crust pizza alla Romana style.

Want to learn more about Roman style pizza?  Click here to read the Ultimate Guide to Pizza in Italy

Address: Via fabriano 10 or Viale Marcello Federici 115

Price Range: 5 Euros with a soft drink

Where to grab gourmet pizza in Ascoli 

Ascoli Piceno is home to not one but two gambero rosso award-winning pizzerias. Just a few minutes by car from Ascoli’s historic center, you’ll find La Scaletta.  This gourmet pizzeria is a favorite of the locals, priding itself on long leavened easily digestible dough and top quality seasonal ingredients.  Inspired by Le Marche’s diverse territory, you’ll find Mirko’s innovative pizza in Ascoli well worth the extra effort to walk from your centrally located boutique stay on your small group tour with us.

Address:  Via Napoli 137 

Price Range: 10-20 euros with beer or wine 

Pro-tip:  Although not AIC certified by Italy’s National Celiac Organization, La Scaletta is still able to provide pizza in Ascoli for gluten-intolerant.  Please note it is recommended that you always call in advance to ensure that at the time of your visit the pizzeria is able to accommodate your allergies.

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Gluten-free Pizzerias in Ascoli Perfect for Celiacs & Non GF-Foodies

Enjoying pizza in Ascoli Piceno doesn’t have to be off limits because you can’t stomach the gluten. In the historic center you’ll find two pizzerias where you can cull your cravings for an Italian classic: Da Bruno and Bella Napoli. Both AIC certified and walking distance from your boutique stay on tour with us, you’ll be able to enjoy two gluten-free pizza dinners.  They also offer non-gluten-free pizza so that your gluten loving travel companions can also enjoy traditional Italian pizza to their heart’s content. Be sure to report back and tell us your favorite pizza place!

Da Bruno

Address: Via Palestro, 15/17

Price Range: Average price for full menu is 13 euros


Bella Napoli

Address:  Via dei Bonaparte 18

Price Range: Come Monday and you can get an entire pizza including a drink for us 10 euros!


Pro-tip:  Bella Napoli also offers gluten-free appetizers.  So if you’re looking to try gluten-free olive ascolane this is a safe place for celiacs to take part in the local tradition.

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