There’s nothing I craved more than a pizza while we were in Ireland. After all, this Italian girl, was pretty much a stone’s throw away from Italy so a good pizzeria should not be too hard to find right? We want Pizza in Temple Bar Area and we will show you where to get it too!
You gotta know where to look for pizza when you are in Ireland. Why? Not all pizza is good and there are not a ton of pizzerias. If you really want to sniff out a pizzeria in Ireland, make sure to head to the Temple Bar area in Dublin.
As an American in an area of Dublin rich in beverages, it is likely that you too will succumb to the craving for a pizza. After all, pizza and drinks go together perfectly in our culture, but you can find it in Ireland too!
However, don’t stray by temptation towards other foods since the Temple Bar Area is laden with both bars and restaurants. Stick to your craving and use this post to help you find authentic Neopolitan Pizza in the Temple Bar Area of Dublin.
Where To Find Authentic Neapolitan Pizza in Temple Bar Area
The rain was pouring this day but we did not care. Michael and I pub hopped and visited all the ‘hot spots’ all the way through the alleys, and streets of Temple Bar district. Truly one of the most cultural areas in Dublin.
Additionally, if you want to capture nightlife, the Temple Bar Area is where it’s at! Bars, music, and lots of great foodie finds. We, therefore, visited by day and night to truly take it all in, and we returned 2 more nights as well. (yeah, that fun!)
After traipsing around in the rain for a better part of the day, touring and pub hopping we decided to eat. Our stop was at Sano Pizza, very close to a pub we had just stopped at.
Truth be told, I had heard a lot about this Pizza Restaurant. What was most appealing was the equipment that the pizzas were cooked in. The owner took a trip to Italy (see I told you Italy was close) to bring back an authentic set of ovens from Naples.
Our last stop was the Temple Bar and Trinity College and then we rounded the corner and there it was Sano Pizza. That’s where our story begins. I smelled garlic and sauce before we even entered! Next, would there be seating?
Oh yeah, this place is bigger than most places we had been in Ireland. Are there a lot of people there? Yes. Will you find a seat. Yep! I was not too fond of where we got seated and would have preferred a booth or a table, but it was a seat and I was starving.
Bring On Italy – Authentic Neapolitan Pizza in Temple Bar Area
When you eat Authentic Italian in the heart of Ireland, you want it to be really traditional right? Well, Sano Pizza has you on that. Our server was from Italy, so Michael and I were happy we could speak Italian and actually activate it. Could this adventure get any better? Well yes, it can.
What You Want To Know Before You Go
Several days into our trip at this point, we had already eaten out a lot. There was a tremendous range of pricing especially for the options all over Dublin. I want to address pricing at Sano Pizza with one word: FAIR!
While I hate to give away what should be at the end, I want you to keep reading, and visit Sano Pizza because it’s not only authentic and good, it’s busy because of that! Go where the locals go and you will enjoy!
Just to give you an idea of what we ate: 2 alcoholic beverages, a generous veg appetizer, 2 pizzas, and dessert with a total of $50 American Dollars and just about the same in Euros. Yeah, not bad at all!
Let’s Order – Neapolitan Pizza in Temple Bar Area
To see is to believe. Our Veg Platter as it is called a presentation of color and taste. As it was set upon our table, I personally wanted to hoard it myself. The golden standard of color, with all the things DANA likes to enjoy.
However, somewhere in the midst of this, my husband, Michael decided he was going to get in on the action. After all, with a plate like this, who could resist the look and what we were about to taste?
We ordered both wine and beer. Naturally, Michael ordered Peroni, what else do you order with authentic Italian eats? After all, when in Rome…. or Temple Bar in Dublin (lol!).
Our Veg Antipasto was esculent. Every bit of the artichoke to each forkful of the buratta would please even the most finicky gourmet! Michael is NOT a veggie person, however, tonight he sure was. He plunged his fork right into the artichokes. What is up with that?
Simply put, the artichokes were rich in flavor. However, Michael went one step further and surprised me by eating the tomatoes. This is so not the food he eats on a typical basis. What was happening?
May I please say, ‘ thank you SANO for the delectable burrata.’ Trust me, as a buratta aficionado, this is as close to the Real Deal as it gets! You can see the texture, and there were no hard pieces of artichoke, just all the meaty pieces.
Truly these will please the pickiest of tastebuds. Bite after bite I sadly watched them disappear from the plate. Why? Because Michael got in on the action and honed his fork to them. I just kept saying, ‘Really?”
Michael was busy honing in on my veggie love! At this point, I was like, “wait till we get home, I will serve artichokes a lot!” Want to know how that was met? With a very snide grimace, in other words not in this lifetime!
Pizza & Lower Sodium, Really?
A winning pairing of chewy crusts and delicious combination toppings at fair prices that honestly set Sano Pizza apart from all the rest. Perhaps it is the ovens direct from Italy or maybe they triumph since they use only the finest, traditional and simple ingredients to create their pizza?
What I know is that we are not far from Italy, but the pizza takes us miles closer with its taste. Sano Pizza definitely takes your carb intake to the next level as they transform every day into a work of art.
The Key To The Pizza
Vivid flavor with soft, yielding crusts is what you will find at Sano Pizza. I know you are not going to find a better pizza pie anywhere in Dublin. Of course, that statement is possible because we tasted our way around the area for several days.
The winning point for me, as a foodie and also a person who always monitors what she eats, is as follows. IF you know Naples, Italy, you already know their pizza pies are just the best you will consume.
What Sano Pizza has done is create the same pizza but with a much lower salt content! Yummy! By using a sourdough Neoplitan base for the crust it eliminates sodium and you won’t know the difference.
Yeah, you can eat it without swelling up and bloating. Now, remember, the toppings have sodium too, so weigh that all into your decision before ordering.
Temple Bar and Sano Pizza are a perfect cultural experience. Here you will find beautifully executed and presented pizzas, with high-end, housemade starters. It is right off the main street on a side road.
In fact, Sano Pizza is very close to one of our other favorite bar stops, the Temple Bar! First, spend a little time here. Afterward, head out of the door, and less than a 2-minute walk and you will find your Italian Pizza experience!
My thanks to Sano Pizza for hosting us. All images, and content are MY own based on my time spent in Sano Pizza/Temple Bar Area- Dublin.