Pane e Pomodoro is a popular pizzeria chain with two pizzerias in the Medellín area located in El Poblado and Laureles with very good thin-crust pizzas and good Italian food

Two readers of Medellin Guru recommended Pane e Pomodoro to me. And I recently tried it out. The pizzas at Pane e Pomodoro are very good and I went back a week later to try the Italian food that was also very good.

Note the above pizza photo is courtesy of Pane e Pomodoro.

Pane y Pomodoro in the Manila barrio of El Poblado

Pane y Pomodoro in the Manila barrio of El Poblado

More About Pane e Pomodoro’s Chef

Giancarlo Mazarrino is the chef at Pane e Pomodoro. He’s an Italian who is passionate about gastronomy.  At the young age of 14, he started his first experience with professional cooking at a local restaurant in Italy. After that he worked at different hotels and restaurants in Italy.

At the age of 22, Mazarrino felt the need to improve and went to Alma, considered the best school of gastronomy in Italy near Parma. He then went to Alba, the world capital of white truffles, to work in the Piazza Duomo restaurant.

From Italy he traveled to Bogotá and started advising restaurants such as Le Calvane, La Bottega de Andrei and Trattoria Archie’s and went on to become the chef at Dante. And now he is the chef at Pane e Pomodoro in Medellín.

A pizza at Pane e Pomodoro, photo courtesy of Pane e Pomodoro

A pizza at Pane e Pomodoro, photo courtesy of Pane e Pomodoro

The Food Menu

Pane e Pomodoro is a pizzeria so it specializes in pizzas. And there are 11 different pizzas on the menu. In addition, all the pizzas come in one size with six slices.

Here’s a list of the 11 different pizzas on Pane e Pomodoro’s menu:

  1. Capricciosa – with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, artisan ham, olives, artichokes, mushrooms – 22,500 pesos.
  2. Cardinale – with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, smoked bacon and corn – 18,500 pesos.
  3. Carne (meat) – with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, chorizo made with an Italian recipe, spicy chorizo and artisan ham – 22,500 pesos.
  4. Crudo y Burrata – with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, serrano ham and burrata – 24,500 pesos.
  5. Diavola – with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and spicy chorizo – 21,500 pesos.
  6. Hawaiian – with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, artisan ham and pineapple – 18,500 pesos.
  7. Jamón y champinón (ham and mushrooms) – with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms and artisan ham – 18,500 pesos.
  8. Margarita – with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and basil – 15,500 pesos.
  9. Parmigiana – with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, aubergines, artisan ham and parmesan. – 19,500 pesos.
  10. Siciliana – with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, chorizo made with an Italian recipe and fresh mushrooms – 18,500 pesos.
  11. Vegetariana (vegetarian) – with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and seasonal vegetables on the grill – 18,500 pesos.
Siciliana pizza at Pane y Pomodoro

Siciliana pizza at Pane y Pomodoro

Also, of course, you can add or subtract ingredients to any of the above pizzas. And there are 12 different additions you can add to the pizzas for 2,500 to 6,000 pesos each.

In addition, the menu has two lasagnas for 16,500 pesos each. And there are six other pasta dishes for 23,500 to 27,500 pesos.

Bolognese lasgana - a traditional Italian recipe made with bolognese sauce, bechamel and parmesan cheese, photo courtesy of Pane e Pomodoro

Bolognese lasgana – a traditional Italian recipe made with bolognese sauce, bechamel and parmesan cheese, photo courtesy of Pane e Pomodoro

Also, there six different “bandaja” dishes that include a meat or fish, pasta and a salad with prices that range from 23,500 to 29,500 pesos. In addition, there are three different salads for 18,500 to 22,500 pesos.

Finally, there are over 10 different desserts on the menu that are priced from 2,500 to 8,500 pesos.

The Drink Menu

The drink menu at Pane e Pomodoro isn’t as big as is found at some other pizzerias in town. The menu includes several beers priced at 4,500 pesos for Colombian national beers or 8,000 pesos for imported beers.

Also, on the menu is wine by the cup for 7,500 to 10,000 pesos. And they have a selection of over 10 wines by the bottle with prices ranging from 38,000 to 65,000 pesos. In addition, three types of sangria are available by the pitcher for 65,000 pesos.

Finally, there are several non-alcoholic drinks on the menu including natural juices, sodas, waters, coffees and tea available for 3,500 to 10,000 pesos.

How to Get to Pane e Pomodoro

Pane e Pomodoro has two locations in the Medellín area:

  1. El Poblado – Manila barrio: Carrera 43B # 11-92
  2. Laureles: Carrera 73 # 5-6

The Pane e Pomodoro location in El Poblado is located in the Manila barrio. And it’s about a 10-minute walk from the Medellín Metro Poblado station on the A Line. Or it’s about a 10-minute walk from Parque Lleras.

Pane e Pomodoro in Manila is about a 10-minute walk from the Poblado metro station

Pane e Pomodoro in Manila is about a 10-minute walk from the Poblado metro station

Taking taxis or Uber are other options to get to this pizzeria. Just provide one of the two addresses above.

Website: http://paneepomodoro.com.co/

Phone: +57 4 322 9679

Hours: noon to 10 pm.

The Best Pizzerias in Medellín

We have looked at 14 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. Bigotes – a chain of three German pizzerias in Medellín – owner is German.
  7. Pizza en Leña – a chain of two pizzerias in Sabaneta – owner is Dutch.
  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. Da Filippo – a pizzeria in El Poblado with good thin-crust pizzas.
  14. Cavieli Ristorante Caffe – a popular pizzeria in Belén near Clínica las Américas.

All 14 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 included Pane e Pomodoro in our list of the 14 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.

Inside Pane e Pomodoro in the Manila barrio of El Poblado

Inside Pane e Pomodoro in the Manila barrio of El Poblado

The Bottom Line: Pane e Pomodoro

Pane e Pomodoro has an experienced Italian chef and the pizzas and pasta at this chain of two pizzerias is really good.

I was very impressed with the pizzas at this pizzeria. If you like thin-crust pizza with high quality ingredients, I recommend this pizzera. Also, Pane e Pomodoro is the 13th pizzeria I have looked at in a series of the best pizzerias on the Medellin Guru website.

I have been on a quest to find the best pizzerias in the Medellín metro area. And I have tried over 35 pizzerias and have written about the 13 best pizzerias I have found, so far.

If you know of any other really good pizzerias in town we haven’t covered that should be on our list of the best pizzerias in the Medellín metro area, please let us know in the comments below.

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