Da Filippo Pizza Artigianale was a popular pizzeria located in El Poblado in Medellín. It had some very good thin-crust pizza cooked in a wood-burning brick oven. “Artigianale” in the restaurant’s name is Italian for “handmade.”

I initially went to Da Filippo with a friend living in El Poblado, who recommended the restaurant and said it was his favorite pizzeria in El Poblado. Since then, I returned twice, as Da Filippo has good food.

This restaurant in El Poblado had good pizzas and also a number of other good Italian dishes on the menu. Note the above photo is courtesy of Da Filippo.

EDITORS NOTE: DA FILIPPO IS NOW CLOSED.

This pizzeria reported closed in mid-2019, approximately in July 2019. In its place is a new Mexican restaurant.

Entrance to Da Filippo

Entrance to Da Filippo

More About Da Filippo Pizza Artigianale

Da Filippo Pizza Artigianale opened in early 2016 and the restaurant specializes in Italian food, particularly pizzas. But this pizzeria closed in mid-2019.

The chef of the restaurant was Diego Vásquez. And all the items on the menu were reportedly the result of a search for products that were carried out for two years by Diego Vásquez from Bogotá and Luigi Gaudenzi from Antioquia.

On the wall in Da Filippo - "Amore per la pizza", which is "Love for pizza" in Italian

On the wall in Da Filippo – “Amore per la pizza”, which is “Love for pizza” in Italian

The concept of the restaurant was to make all its Italian food in a wood-burning oven. Nothing was prepared on a stove, grill or otherwise. And all the ingredients used at this restaurant were of very high quality.

One of the pizzas at Da Filippo, photo courtesy of Da Filippo

One of the pizzas at Da Filippo, photo courtesy of Da Filippo

The Food Menu

Da Filippo specialized in pizzas and there were 19 different pizzas on the menu. The pizzas at Da Filippo came in one size with six slices.

Here is a list of the 19 different pizzas on Da Filippo’s menu:

  1. Margarita – tomato sauce base, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil – 28,500 pesos
  2. Marinara – tomato sauce base, garlic, oregano and olive oil (mozzarella cheese optional) – 29,500 pesos
  3. Prosciutto Cotto – tomato sauce base, mozzarella cheese and ham – 30,500 pesos
  4. Gina – tomato sauce base, mozzarella cheese, capers, black olives and tomatoes – 31,500 pesos
  5. Pancetta– tomato sauce base, mozzarella cheese, bacon and egg – 32,500 pesos
  6. Funghi (mushroom) – tomato sauce base, mozzarella cheese, ham and mushrooms – 32,500 pesos
  7. Tonno – tomato sauce base, mozzarella cheese, tuna and caramelized onions – 32,500 pesos
  8. Anna – tomato sauce base, mozzarella cheese and anchovies – 33,500 pesos
  9. Diavola – tomato sauce base, mozzarella cheese, spicy salami, basil and garlic – 34,000 pesos
  10. Bresaola – tomato sauce base, mozzarella cheese, bresaola and parmesan cheese – 34,000 pesos
  11. Capricciosa – tomato sauce base, mozzarella cheese, artichokes, ham, mushrooms, black olives and mushrooms – 35,000 pesos
  12. Genova – pesto sauce, mozzarella cheese pecan nuts and mozzarella cheese strands and cream – 35,000 pesos
  13. Donna – tomato sauce base, mozzarella cheese, roasted paprika, zucchini, green asparagus and goat cheese – 34,500 pesos
  14. Prosciutto – tomato sauce base, mozzarella cheese and Serrano ham – 38,000 pesos
  15. Cipolla – mozzarella cheese and onion – 32,500 pesos
  16. Bianca – mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella cheese strands and cream – 34,000 pesos
  17. Piemonte – mozzarella cheese, Gorgonzola cheese and pear – 34,000 pesos
  18. Vittorio – mozzarella cheese, brie cheese and prosciutto – 36,000 pesos
  19. Formaggi – mozzarella cheese, gruyere Gorgonzola cheese and parmesan cheese – 34,500 pesos

And of course you can add or subtract ingredients to any of the above pizzas.

The Funghi pizza at Da Filippo with tomato sauce base, mozzarella cheese, ham and mushrooms

The Funghi pizza at Da Filippo with tomato sauce base, mozzarella cheese, ham and mushrooms

On the menu were 12 different appetizers with prices ranging from 18,000 to 28,500 pesos. Also, on the menu were several pasta dishes for 31,000 to 33,000 pesos each. And there were eight different sauces to choose from for the pasta dishes.

One of the pasta dishes, photo courtesy of Da Filippo

One of the pasta dishes, photo courtesy of Da Filippo

In addition, there was fish of the day for 38,000 pesos, a chicken dish for 33,000 pesos and a steak medallions dish for 38,000 pesos. Also, there were six different salads on the menu with prices ranging from 15,000 to 31,000 pesos.

Finally, there were three different desserts on the menu priced at 12,900 to 15,000 pesos.

The bar at Da Filippo Pizza Artigianale

The bar at Da Filippo Pizza Artigianale

The Drink Menu

Da Filippo had a large drink menu. There were 12 beers for 6,500 to 9,500 pesos each and several sodas for 5,000 pesos each. And there is tea and bottled water for 5,000 pesos. In addition, there were natural juices for 6,000 to 7,500 pesos each and several coffees from 5,500 to 8,000 pesos each.

Also, there were over 40 different wines on the menu priced from 63,000 to 110,000 pesos and the house wine is 10,000 pesos per cup. In addition, there were over 30 different cocktails priced from 17,000 to 36,000 pesos each.

Furthermore, there were over 60 different liquors on the menu with prices per bottle ranging from 78,000 pesos to 530,000 pesos. And prices for shots ranged from 15,000 to 53,000 pesos each.

Inside Da Filippo before the dinner crowd

Inside Da Filippo before the dinner crowd

How to Get to Da Filippo

Da Filippo was located in El Poblado in Medellín very close to Parque Lleras. The restaurant is located near one of the main streets in El Poblado – Calle 10.

The nearest Medellín Metro station is the Poblado station on the A Line. And this restaurant is about a 20-minute walk uphill from the Poblado metro station. In addition, two other popular parks – Parque Poblado and Parque Presidente, are about a five-minute walk from Da Filippo.

Taxis or Uber were other options to get to this pizzeria. Every taxi or Uber driver in Medellín will know where Parque Lleras is located. And this pizzeria was located near Parque Lleras.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/DaFilippoRestaurante/

Address: Carrera 40 # 10A-30, El Poblado, Medellín

Phone: +57 4 266 3489

Hours: Monday to Saturday: Noon to 11 pm, Sunday: Noon to 4 pm

The Best Pizzerias in Medellín

We have looked at 13 of the best pizzerias in the Medellín metro area in detail, which have very good pizzas.

  1. Ammazza – a popular chain of three pizzerias in Medellín with excellent thin-crust pizzas.
  2. Pizzeria Centro – a pizzeria in El Centro with very good thin-crust pizzas.
  3. Café Zorba – a very popular pizzeria in El Poblado with very good vegetarian thin-crust pizzas.
  4. Due Amici Pizzeria – a pizzeria in Suramericana with very good thin-crust pizzas.
  5. Pizzería Olivia – a popular chain of nine pizzerias in Medellín.
  6. Pizza en Leña – a chain of two pizzerias in Sabaneta – owner is Dutch.
  7. Bigotes – a chain of three German pizzerias in Medellín – owner is German.
  8. Ragazzi Pizzas Y Pastas – a chain with three pizzerias in the Medellín area.
  9. Opera – a pizzeria in Laureles with good thin-crust pizzas.
  10. Ná Pizza – a popular pizzeria in Envigado with very good thin-crust pizzas.
  11. Pane y Pomodoro – a chain of two pizzerias in Medellín with good thin-crust pizzas.
  12. Burro Pizzeria – a popular pizzeria in Envigado with good thin-crust pizzas.
  13. Cavieli Ristorante Caffe – a popular pizzeria in Belén near Clínica las Américas.

All 13 pizzerias listed above in my opinion have better pizza than the pizza chains in Medellín like Domino’s, Jeno’s, Papa John’s, Pizza Doble Pizza, Pizza Hut or Pizzas Piccolo.

Also, we previously had included Da Filippo in our list of the best pizza places in Medellín.

In addition, in my opinion, Papa John’s has the best pizza out of the big pizza delivery chains in Colombia. But all of the above independent pizzerias we have looked at in detail have better pizzas than Papa John’s and the other pizza chains in Colombia.

The wood-burning oven at Da Filippo

The wood-burning oven at Da Filippo

The Bottom Line: Da Filippo

Da Filippo had some very good thin-crust pizzas. And this restaurant was located in El Poblado near Parque Lleras. So, it has already been discovered by many foreigners.

We had recommended Da Filippo but unfortunately it closed in mid-2019. It also had some other good Italian food on the menu and a pretty extensive drink menu.

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Editors note: updated on September 9, 2019 with information that Da Filippo closed a couple months ago in mid-2019.