Pequeña tres quesos pizza, por favor.
Translation: small three cheese pizza, please. I used this phrase a lot during the month I lived in Madrid. Ópera Pizza quickly became my favorite spot for pizza in Madrid. It’s conveniently located right near the Ópera metro stop or about a 5 minute walk from Puerta del Sol (the center of Madrid). The restaurant has inside seating and a couple tables for outside seating so it’s the perfect place to enjoy a slice of pizza while people watching. I spent many summer evenings sitting outside under the setting sun surrounded by great friends, a cheesy slice of pizza in hand as we watched the commotion in the street and all the strangers passing by.
Not only is the atmosphere perfect for relaxing with friends, but the pizza is incredibly delicious and I mean mouthwatering, finger licking good. Step inside this casual eatery and take a look at the diverse menu, whether you’re looking for pizza, pasta, burgers, or baguettes, you’ll find it at Ópera Pizza (see the full menu here). Once you’ve decided which delicious pizza you’re going to devour (and you really can’t go wrong with any of them), step up to the counter and place your order, pay, then find a seat and wait patiently (or impatiently) for your food. I’ve only ever tried the pizza so I can’t speak for the other food, but the pizza is seriously some of the best pizza I’ve ever had in my whole life. It’s that good.
The pizza is made with fresh toppings and comes to your table piping hot with gooey, bubbling cheese. The crust is crispy and the pizza is extremely flavorful. The food is reasonably priced and the employees are super friendly and helpful. The restaurant has a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere so don’t be surprised if you get caught up chatting long after the pizza is gone. If you are looking for an affordable and tasty place to grab some pizza in Madrid, I can’t recommend Ópera Pizza enough, it’s delicious!
- Hours of operation: Monday to Thursday from 12:30 PM to 23:45 PM. Fridays and Sundays from 12:30 PM to 12:45 AM. Saturdays from 12:30 PM to 1:45 AM
- See the full menu by clicking here
- Ópera Pizza has a delivery service, click here to see the delivery zone and click here for the delivery hours
- Address: Calle del Arenal, 23, 28013 Madrid, Spain (located right near the Ópera Metro Stop or just a 5 minute walk from Puerta del Sol)
Looking for more to do in Madrid? Stop by San Ginés for the most delicious churros and chocolate, hop on the telerérico for breathtaking views of Madrid, or maybe just relax by an Egyptian temple and watch the sunset.