Best Pizza in Amager – Copenhagen, Denmark

The pizza is really good in Copenhagen. It tastes unlike any pizza I have had back home (in Texas), not to say it isn’t good back home, but it’s different. Maybe it’s because the pizza here is often made by Italian immigrants, so it is the real deal. There are other pizza places here that tend to sell more than just pizza, such as burgers, Danish food, shawarma sandwiches, Indian food, Chinese food, etc. If you want really good pizza then stay away from those places. :o)

Since there are so many good pizza places in Copenhagen, I thought I would list my favorite pizza places in each part of the city (in multiple blog posts), and I am going to include Frederiksberg because it’s practically Copenhagen hehe.

First, if you are new to Copenhagen, I will give you a little insight on the pizza places here. The Italian run places tend to either only make pizza or make Italian bread, pasta, salad, dessert, and/or sandwiches in addition to pizza. The pizza is almost always thin, and usually comes in two sizes: normal (almindelig) and family size (familie). A normal size pizza can be compared to a medium size thin pizza in the U.S. and a family size pizza is more like a large U.S. pizza. There are usually always lunch specials, and it tends to be a normal size pizza for a cheaper price than usual, and it’s only select varieties. This is not to say that the places I will list meet all of this criteria. I am just giving you a rough idea on what is most common here.

So lets start with Amager. Part of Amager is located in what is considered Copenhagen. There are actually a lot of really good pizza places in Amager, believe it or not, but I will just narrow down my list to 5 (in no particular order). :o)

Delle Alpi
Location: Amagerbrogade 17

Delle Alpi has been open since 1998. They sell pizza, pasta dishes, homemade tiramisu, homemade bread, pizza slices, sandwiches, salads, tærter (savoury pies), and gelato ice cream.

The crust on the family size pizza is not super thin, but I like that. So I feel like this pizza is a little bit more filling than normal. The pizza tastes different than most Italian run pizza places here, the crust is very good, has a nice crunch and flavor, and they use fresh ingredients. So if you want something a little bit different than the standard super thin pizza you should try the family size pizza at this place. I am not saying the crust is thick but it just isn’t paper thin. :o) I love it!

regular size pizza with pepperoni, mushrooms, and peppers
regular size pizza with pepperoni and buffalo mozzarella

There is limited seating inside (a bar with two chairs) so it is more of a takeaway place.

Pizzeria Sardegna
Location: Gullandsgade 2

Pizzeria Sardegna is a place I found by chance. It is located in the middle of apartment blocks and not on a main street at all, but the pizza is really good. In fact it is so good that I have eaten here a lot now and even have taken my friends. In addition to pizza this place also sells pasta dishes, sandwiches, and gelato ice cream.

What is also neat about this place is that you can eat inside comfortably. There are two tables, and you are provided with a knife and fork and a view of the not so busy street, but it’s still nice. The owner is also very smiley, and often sings in Italian while he is making pizzas so you might just get a true Italian experience while here. :o)

Here is a pepperoni pizza I ordered. You might notice this is my favorite pizza topping hehe.

Pepperoni Pizza from Pizzeria Sardegna

Pizzeria Cavallino
Location: Kongedybet 28

Pizzeria Cavallino is located near Amagerbrogade and it is a chain (I just found out). I really like this place too, and actually the Italian bread here is the best I have tasted. The pizza here has a very thin crust, but I promise you won’t be disappointed. You can also sit inside and it was recently remodeled so it looks very nice, and cozy. Unlike other pizza places that tend to have bright lights and a fast food atmosphere, this place has a few dark wood tables and candles lit, so it has a more restaurant feel on a small scale.

In addition to pizza, this place also has pasta, sandwiches, homemade bread, salads, italian drinks, and gelato ice cream.

Piccolo Mondo
Location: Holmbladsgade 83

Piccolo Mondo is another one of my favorite pizza places in Amager. I have probably ordered pizza from here more than any other place in Copenhagen. The pizzas are made in a stone oven. The pizza has a thin crust as well. In addition to pizza, this place also has pasta, bread, sandwiches, and gelato ice cream. It is more of a takeaway place, but there are some seats outside.

Pizza with salami, pepperoni, and mushrooms from Piccolo Mondo
Pepperoni Pizza from Piccolo Mondo

Pizza Art Copenhagen
Location: Sundbyøster plads

Last but not least let me tell you about this little gem I recently stumbled upon, Pizza Art Copenhagen. It is located at Sundbyøster plads off of Amagerbrogade and it is a pizza food truck!

Pizza Art Food Truck

By the looks of it I didn’t know what to think, but I noticed a lot of people went out of their way to come to this little pizza place, and it sometimes had a bit of a line. This was intriguing considering another pizza place was located just across the street. So I thought it must be good, and when I took a look inside this guy had a pizza stone in there! I had to try it.

Once I did, I realized the pizza tasted amazing. I loved how fresh mozzarella was used, and not only did the crust have a good flavor, but so did the sauce. This just might be my new favorite pizza place in Copenhagen.

I have no idea if it is here all year round, but it is a great place to visit on a nice day. It is located in a square so you can easily have lunch outside on a bench, and there is a playground and small green area nearby.

Pepperoni pizza from Pizza Art Copenhagen

So that is it. My top 5 favorite places to get pizza in Amager. I hope someone enjoyed reading this. Let me know if you have tried any of these places or do you have a different favorite? 🙂

To check out my top pizza places in Central Copenhagen click here!

Mon Amour – Copenhagen, Denmark

Back in 2014 I ate at a French restaurant in Copenhagen called Mon Amour. It is located near Strøget on Skindergade 22, but a bit off the beaten path, so again very non-touristy. This is always a plus for me, if you haven’t noticed. :o)

I recommend that you make a reservation through their online booking system if you want to eat here. The restaurant is only open for dinner, and it can get really busy, but it is really cozy inside, and well worth visiting.

I decided to get the 3 course menu, which I think changes every now and then. I thought the food was very good, but I think next time I eat here I will just order one course. It turned out to be a bit too much food for me, but it was nice to try several things. If you decide to eat at Mon Amour I think it’s a good idea to try the 3 course menu, it’s a nice experience, and who knows maybe it is not too much food for you. 🙂 It costs 375 dkk ($57) to order a 3 course menu, but compared to other upscale restaurants in Copenhagen, it’s actually a really good price.

Vol a vent a la poularde (French pie with free range chicken)

As an appetizer I ordered Vol a vent a la poularde which is a French pie made with free range chicken. I remember at the time this dish was not an option for the menu I ordered, but I was able to pay a little bit extra so I could try it. I don’t think substituting is an option anymore.

This was my first time to ever eat free range chicken, and the idea of it sounded great, but I didn’t know the flavor of the chicken would be different than what I am used to. It just had a slightly wild flavor, so it’s definitely an acquired taste. Apart from that, the dish tasted fine, but I couldn’t get past this wild taste. :o/

My favorite dish here was the main course, Steak Frites. It was absolutely delicious. It came with homemade fries, a fresh salad, homemade pepper sauce, and steak. It was the first time I ever had pepper sauce before and it was soooooooo amazing. I tried to make it myself since, but I just couldn’t pull it off like this place. Everything was really amazing, and the steak was so tender, cooked perfectly, and fell apart when I ate it. I highly recommend the Steak Frites.

Steak Frites (Steak, Salad, Pepper Sauce, and Fries)

For the dessert I ordered Profiteroles, which are cream puffs with homemade ice cream, and chocolate sauce. It was really good too. :o)

Profitroles (Cream puffs with homemade ice cream and chocolate sauce)

I went to eat here with my boyfriend and he ordered the Soupe de champignons (Mushroom Soup) as an appetizer and creme brulee for dessert. He also really loved his food.

Soupe de champignons (Mushroom Soup)
Creme Brulee

So if you are ever in Copenhagen and want to eat authentic French food, then you should try Mon Amour. I hope to eat here again someday!

Here are some more pictures of the interior.

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Flyvergrillen – Kastrup, Denmark

If you ever want to go plane spotting and have some Danish fast food at the same time, then you should check out Flyvergrillen in Amager.

The plane I spotted 🙂

Flyvergrillen is a “grill bar” as it’s called in Denmark located near the airport on Amagerlandevej 290. The best way to get there is by car or motorcycle hehe, so it’s probably more of a local hang out.

Parking lot outside Flyvergrillen

There are a lot of choices on the menu from burgers, hot dogs, pita bread sandwiches, and schnitzel to traditional danish food like smørrebrød, hakkebøf, frikadeller and fiskefilleter. You can even order belgium waffles with ice cream, æbleskiver or have a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate. There is a little of everything. :o)

The first time I went to Flyvergrillen it was a nice summer day and pretty crowded, but the service was fast and I was able to find a seat anyways. It is a bit chaotic when busy and pretty cramped inside with limited seating, but there are more places to sit outside, and there is even a playground for kids.

playground and parking lot

I ordered a frankfurter hot dog for 30 dkk with fries for an additional cost when I ate at Flyvergrillen. It was very good. Even though the fries looked like normal frozen fries, they were really crispy and almost tasted homemade. I have to say all of the food looked good, and the prices were cheap, so that’s always a plus. 🙂

frankfurter and fries with mustard and ketchup

It’s a really neat and unique place. So you should check it out on a nice summer day, especially if you have children since it can be great fun to just check out all of the planes taking off and landing!

me plane spotting

Also, if you are a tourist on a budget and want to try traditional danish food like smørrebrød it is relatively cheap at this place. I haven’t tried it myself here, but it could be a good way to try a variety.

Sweet Giulia – Frederiksberg, Denmark

UPDATE: Unfortunately Sweet Giulia has since closed down. I’m glad I at least got to try it.

There is a really nice Italian Chocolate Shop in Denmark called Sweet Giulia that makes homemade italian chocolates, cookies, coffee, hot chocolate, and more. The shop even has a chocolate fountain that is used to make hot chocolate. It is soooo yummy. 🙂 Trust me, I try a lot of hot chocolate hehe.

It is located in Frederiksberg, Denmark on Gammel Kongevej 147, which is close to the center of Copenhagen. So if you are ever in the area or live in Denmark and want to try something different you should check this place out.

There are also deals where you get a variety of your choice of chocolates or cookies for a set price. The hard part is deciding which ones to choose, but it is also very nice to try a variety, not to mention delicious.

Here are some pictures from my visits to Sweet Giulia.

 

Chocolate Fountain

 

hot chocolate with fresh whipped cream and cocoa powder

 

homemade Italian cookies, chocolates, hot chocolate, and cappuccino 

 

A variety of filled chocolates

 

chocolate filled with cream nougat, white chocolates with raspberry filling, and dark chocolate with pistachios

 

 

 

lagekage

My Favorite Danish Pastries

If you visit Copenhagen you will notice there are tons of bakeries. I can name 3 bakeries within one block of my place alone, and that seems to be pretty normal. It is great. :o) Not only is it easy to get freshly baked bread and pastries here, but they are usually made with quality ingredients. The only problem is that Denmark isn’t cheap, so a pasty can run you between $2 – $7 for a single serving, and if you want a whole cake? Well, that can be really pricey, depending on the place, of course.

After living here for 5 years you can imagine that I have tried a lot of Danish pastries. So, I have decided to share my favorite ones. Now before I begin, you must know that some of the pastries might be something you find in your own country, but they are also found in pretty much every bakery here so to me they are typical “Danish” pastries. The flavors are all their own, and different from something similar I might have had back home. 

Lets start with Lagkage (Layer Cake). This cake is really popular here and is typically eaten as a birthday/celebration cake. There are many varieties, but it is basically a layer cake made with whipped cream, jam, and some kind of fruit. Since it is so popular and usually expensive to buy a whole Lagkage at a bakery, you can easily assemble lagkage yourself from cake (already baked), whipped cream, fruit, and jam bought from the grocery store here. If you want to learn a bit about how to make this cake click here.  

Lagkage from Lagkagehuset

Next, we have Jordbærtærte (Strawberry Pie). It usually has some kind of pie crust topped with dark chocolate, whipped cream, and strawberries with a layer of gelatin on top. The crust tastes almost like a butter cookie dipped in dark chocolate. It is really yummy. 

Jordbærtærte

My next favorite pastry in Denmark is called Klejner. This isn’t the best picture, but it is the long pastry in the back behind the hot chocolate. 🙂 Klejner is only sold around Christmas time and it is deep fried with powdered sugar on top. At first glance it reminds me of an odd shaped piece of funnel cake, but it doesn’t taste like funnel cake. It is delicious, and you must try it yourself to figure out what it tastes like to you. I kind of remember it having a slight orange flavor but with a cookie crunch!?! I guess I have to eat it again this Christmas, I just remember it was very good. 🙂

Hot Chocolate and Klejner at Tivoli

This next dessert that I love is called  Æbleskiver (Apple Slices). It is also found around Christmas time in Denmark, but usually not in a bakery. Instead you can find æbleskiver in an amusement park, frozen at the grocery store, at a Christmas Market, or in a restaurant. Despite the name, however, there are no apples in this dessert. Instead it is a kind of pancake batter fried in a special æbleskiver pan. It is usually served with jam on the side and powdered sugar on top. 

Æbleskiver at a restaurant in Denmark

I also really love Medalje (Medal). Danish desserts tend to have a lot of whipped cream, if you haven’t noticed and Medalje is no exception. The name means Medal and it is suppose to resemble a medal looking at it from the top. It is typically two butter cookies with whipped cream in the middle, a chocolate glaze, and fruit on top. I kind of think there is also a layer of cream and jam somewhere in the middle. Regardless, it is so good, but I still haven’t figured out how to properly eat Medalje. It can get a bit messy. 

Medalje from Jakob’s Bageri

Last but not least, we have the Chokolade Muffin! You might be thinking what is so special about that? Well, a Danish chocolate muffin is usually a really moist, rich chocolately cake, with chunks of chocolate bits inside or on top, but not only that, it has a really special flavor that I can’t pin point what it is. Is there a dash of cinnamon in it? or extra vanilla? I have no idea, but I do know that it is soooo good. The picture below is blurry but you get the idea. My favorite place to get this dessert is Lagkagehuset.

Chokolade Muffin at Tivoli

So there you have it, those are my favorite Danish pastries. Are you hungry now? 🙂 Here is a little tip for you. If you want to try Danish pastries in Denmark on a budget, you can find a lot of varieties of pastries at the grocery store in Denmark, and it can be a lot cheaper. Kvickly, for example, makes really good lagkage and medalje, which can sometimes cost between 10 dkk for one piece to 25 dkk for two, if they are on special. Føtex also has a big selection of pastries including a pretty tasty chokolade muffin, although not the best, but pretty good anyways. You can even find even cheaper pastries at netto, fakta, rema 1000, and kiwi, but you must know it’s usually cheaper for a reason, but it’s not bad nonetheless. 🙂