El Imperio de la Pizza

Last night we were over at the home of Carlos, a professor of graphic design at UBA, who lives in a nice casa chorizo in the barrio of Agronomía. After an evening of looking at slides of works by his students, Carlos suggested that we go to the best pizzeria in Buenos Aires: El Imperio de la Pizza in Chacarita.

El imperio de la pizza

I also have to say that it’s the best pizza I’ve had in Buenos Aires. Of course, if you ask 10 people in Buenos Aires about their favorite pizzeria, then you’re likely to get 10 different answers. I just noticed that SaltShaker Dan also has a recent review of El Imperio where he says it was just okay, not great. Well, sure, if you’re a chef then I can see that it may not be so great but for us average guys El Imperio de la Pizza certainly offers a great pizza.

And last night we had musical accompaniment at El Imperio. Outside the window was this couple hanging out on the sidewalk, sharing an Isenbeck. How can it get better?

The Lost Carnaval Player

Directions: So if you want to go to El Imperio de la Pizza it’s pretty easy to find. Just take the B line of the subway out to the Federico Lacroze stop. It’s right across the street from the entrance to Chacarita cemetery so it makes a good place to stop before or after wandering around the cemetery. Alternatively, you can take the #39 bus all the way to the end of the line which terminates at the same point. And the 39 starts its route back into the city from right in front of El Imperio de la Pizza and takes you through Palermo, down Av Santa Fe, and over into Barracas. Hmmm, a pizza might be a good way to start the nightly adventure tour on the 39.

10 thoughts on “El Imperio de la Pizza

  1. Best pizza in Buenos Aires? That’s a mighty strong statement. I think my nomination is 1893 (on Canning, a few blocks down from Corrientes). It’s very good. El Imperio looks like it’s making a very different style of pizza, though. 1893’s is very thin crust, a la parrilla. In any case, I pass El Imperio like five times a week. I get it’s time I stopped in.

  2. Now Jeff, lt isn’t about me being a chef or not being an average guy, it’s just about personal tastes. For me, there are simply pizzas here that I think are a whole lot better than El Imperio. For a deep dish style like that, I’d much rather go to Las Cuartetas on Corrientes. As I said in my review, I found El Imperio’s pizza to be impressive in size/height/quantity, and lots of toppings, but amazingly bland – especially given how talked up it’s been by some folks.

  3. Of course, no offense intended. Thanks for the suggestion of Las Cuartetas. I always forget about that place but have heard good things about it.

  4. Hey! You were very near my home!!
    I like that pizza! May I have my recomendation??
    “Guerrin”, on Av Corrientes near Uruguay.

  5. Estimado/a:
    Tengo el agrado de dirijirme a usted, para conseguir un puesto en la pizeria el imperio de F.lacroze y corrientes, viviendo en san isidro, sin problemas de viatico, para pagarme los estudios , ncesito un puesto solo los fin de semana en el mismo. A la espera de su pronta respuesta, me despido atentamente. un saludo
    danysauer_34@hotmail.com
    escorpianodany@hotmail.com

  6. hola, nunca fueron a “el cuartito”? talcahuano entre paraguay y M t de alvear, las mpizzas de ahi son excelentes, es un lugar tradicional entre las pizzerias de buenos aires

  7. Hi…mmm…initially I wasn’t sure about “molde” pizza but a recent trip to El Palacio de la Pizza (Av. Corrientes 751) changed my mind. Certain people regard it as scruffy but for me just adds to the charm and ambience…the pizza was excellent, to the extent even the Quilmes was relatively drinkable (I’m not a fan of this very bland beer). Trying to remember the name of the sausage that they use – don’t think it is “longaniza”…something else?

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