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This is one of the oldest pizza restaurants of the city. The service is efficient and the food always goes down well. Among the dishes are osso bucco, lasagne, Milanese scallops and of course the famous pizzas which made Carlo's reputation. The atmosphere is warm and diners definitely feel at ease here and don't forget, you can eat on the terrace in the summer.
Le Jardin des Pentes isn't where you want to go for a fancy dinner experience, but if you don't mind the crowded, tiny room and feel at ease amongst loud groups of young people, this is the place for you! With every choice of pizza, the place and its relaxed feel definitely speaks to the Croix-Rousse student crowd. But this is no greasy dive, the pizzas are prepared right in front of you with fresh ingredients, and they are delicious! Le Jardin des Pentes owner and only employee is a funny and bold character, which gives even more personality to the place!
Pizzeria Napoli provides a refreshing break from creamy French cuisine, delightful as it is. The pizzeria features an authentic wood oven that bakes your pizzas to a perfect crisp, loaded with oodles of mozzarella, Emmental cheese, drizzled with olive oil and topped off with succulent meat. The favored pizza spot of several sports athletes, this family-owned pizzeria is the perfect place to break your French monotony and relax with delicious pies and beer. Outdoor seating with large parasols is available as well, but most prefer the cool indoors during hot summers.
Pizzeria Il Fico gives its patrons a warm Italian welcome, with the aroma of freshly baked pizza from their wood-fired oven. Chef Blerimo and Aurelie bring their pizza-crafting experience to Lyon from the land of pizza itself, where they worked for several years. Regulars adore the homemade dough that delivers a beautiful thin-crust pizza with the most gloriously fresh toppings. Favorites include the simple yet delicious Margherita and the Focaccia & Pachino Bufala Basilico. Finish off with your exceptional pizza experience with heavenly Italian desserts.
Tucked away on a quiet street in the city, Mamamia bakes excellent pizzas with fresh ingredients and a crisp crust. The extensive menu features both tomato and cream-based pizzas, with several cheese and meat varieties and authentic sauces. While the dining room may be nothing to writing about, the pizzas more than make up for it. Kids especially love the rainbow-inspired dessert pizza, topped with nutella and M&M's. Mamamia features a takeaway option, which is extremely popular with the patrons.