The Reykjavík Grapevine is proud to present: The Best Of Reykjavík 2016! Earlier this summer we published our Best Of magazine to help you, our beloved readers, find the very best places this little city has to offer. You can use the info to plan your schedule, or even as a fun experiment to see how your tastes align with those of ours.
Hverfisgata 12 is not only the best pizza, but has topping combinations that’ll leave you scratching your head at first, but rubbing your belly later. It’s located, conveniently, at Hverfisgata 12, sharing a building with other fancy places like Dill and Mikkeller & Friends. Their comfort food-style potato-topped pizza, as well as the beetroot pizza with walnuts and arugula are crowd-pleasers that manage to be rich, light, sweet and savoury.
Gamla Smiðjan is an Icelandic anomaly: the pizza is pretty good here. Is it the numerous combinations? Is it the Icelandic cheese? Some argue it’s the pure Icelandic water that makes the dough taste unique, alongside the brick oven baking technique. We’re not sure, but we know we like it.
Ugly, where the pizzas are everything but ugly. This place is quite new, but has quickly made a name for itself. Their ‘’Super Sundays’’ offer two large pizzas, garlic bread, ice cream and a bag of candy for a little over 4,000 ISK. That, my friend, is a bargain.
2015: Hverfisgata 12
2014: Hverfisgata 12
2013: Gamla Smiðjan
2012: La Luna trattoria-pizzeria
2011: Gamla Smiðjan