Category Archives: Traditional Pizza

Los Inmortales, traditional pizza in Buenos Aires

Los Inmortales should be a top 5 traditional Buenos Aires pizza of everybody’s ranking. As opposed to most of the traditional pizzerias, Los Inmortales is more upscale and everything has less fat. The pizza is much thinner.

The original Los Inmortales opened in 1952, and the large Gardel sign that became the pizzeria’s symbol was erected in 1955. Los Inmortales (“the inmortals”) was named after the many writers, actors, singers and musicians that populated its tables in the heart of the bohemian and theater scene of Buenos Aires in the 50’s. Los Inmortales was founded by Felipe Fiorellini and “Chiche” Da Ciancia.

Now it has brached out and has some 6 restaurants, but I would recommend stick to the traditional one at Corrientes avenue. It is located at Corrientes 1369, between Talcahuano and Uruguay. It opens daily from 12 to 4pm and 8pm to late in the evening. One of the few traditional pizzerias that accepts almost all credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Amex).

El Cuartito, traditional pizza in Buenos Aires

El Cuartito is one the top places for traditional Buenos Aires pizza and maybe the only located in Barrio Norte (as the traditional pizzerias are concentrated at the Theater district along the Corrientes Avenue).

Founded in 1934 by Mr. López, a sports enthusiast, El Cuartito rapidly became a gallery to exhibit sports memorabilia of great value: from Argentine football team shirts to autographed  posters of famous world box championships.  Many argentine presidents have eaten at El Cuartito, as well as almost all sport stars of the past 5 decades.

The Napolitana and the fugazzeta are the best options of El Cuartito.  Empanadas are also very good.  Have them with large (650 cm3) Quilmes bottle of beer.

El Cuartito is located at Talcahuano 937, between Marcelo T. de Alvear and Paraguay, in Barrio Norte.  Opens daily from noon to 4pm, and from 8pm to late in the evening/morning. El Cuartito is a cash only place.


Guerrín, traditional pizza in Buenos Aires

Guerrín is one of the traditional pizza places in Buenos Aires.  No glamour, nothing fancy, just plain authentic Argentine pizza to enjoy seated or standing at the bar (I recommend the second option to have a true Buenos Aires pizza experience).

Located in the heart of the theatre district (Corrientes Avenue), people have a fast pizza before rushing to the theatre or enjoy it after theatre at 2am in the morning.  As most of the places in Corrientes, it closes very late in the morning as most the Porteños going to theaters and movies tend to dine after the event.   In daytime, you will see many people who work in the thousands of lawyers and accountants offices nearby.

Pizzaería Guerrin was founded by Franco Malvezzi in 1932.  Malvezzi, a theater lover himself picked a place in the heart of Avenida Corrientes, close to the main theaters in Buenos Aires.

As with all the traditional pizza places in Buenos Aires, the recommendations are the mozzarela (call it “moosa”), napolitana (tomato, mozzarella, garlic), fugazza (onion), fugazzetta (onion and cheese) and anchovies (anchovies and tomato sauce).  Have them with a chopp (draft beer) or a glass of moscato (amber sweet and spirited wine).

It opens daily at 8am and closes anytime around 2am-4am.  The Guerrín address is Corrientes 1368, between Uruguay and Talcahuano.