Pizza is very popular in Slovenia, and not just among tourists.

The pizzerias (sometimes spelt the Slovenian way, picerija) I have been to in Bled and Ljubljana are of a very high standard, I’ve never had a disappointing pizza, so this list might be a little redundant.

However, there is more to a pizza than a base and topping.

The place where you eat and the service that you get can make all the difference. These 5 suggestions are not the only places to get pizza in Bled, but they are places “hand on heart” that I can recommend. Each have extensive menus with dozens of toppings to choose from. You will always be able to buy excellent pizza in Bled for between €8 and €10.

Pri Planincu Pizza

Grajska cesta 8, 4260 4260 Bled, Slovenia
Phone: +386 4 574 16 13
www.pri-planincu.com

You might have already noted I have nominated Pri Planincu as my favourite bar. It’s also on the list for favourite restaurants for Slovenian food. It happens to be one of my favourite places overall. Even travel writers have favourite places. The restaurant is upstairs, traditionally Alpine with wood panelling and wooden decorations. There are dozens of toppings, beer at a reasonable price and great service. There is a small terrace open in the good weather. This is a family friendly place where English, German and Italian are spoken or understood.

Pizzeria Gallus

Ljubljanska cesta 4, Bled 4260, Slovenia
Phone: +386 4 574 32 99
www.pizzeriagallus.si

This is as good a pizzeria as anywhere. From the terrace on the second floor of the shopping centre you can look out at the activity below. Inside it is cool and comfortable. The prices compare well with all the other pizzerias in Bled, the variety of toppings excellent and the base size, generous.

Picerija Briksen

Ljubljanska cesta 5, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
Phone: +386 40 652 995
www.pizzerijabriksen.com

You will find Briksen at the Sports Hall. I have only ever been inside to order and to pay; almost everyone eats outside under the shade of the big umbrellas. It is a sunny spot almost all day. You will find a good selection of toppings. Look out for a special celebration pizza for the Slovenia hockey team’s performance at Sochi winter Olympics. In addition to pizza there are burgers, sandwiches.

Pizzeria Rustika

Riklijeva cesta 13, 4260 Bled, Slovenia
Phone: +386 4 576 89 00
www.pizzeria-rustika.si

Rustika has a very good reputation and is often said to make the best pizza in Bled. I don’t agree, I’m not sure there is a “best”. Here the cooking is very good, the pizzas first class. You will not be disappointed. The restaurant is a little away from the town centre, up the hill towards St. Martin’s church. It is particularly cosy in the colder days of autumn and winter. It has a delivery service.