IGEN Pizza

As Neapolitans like to say, “when it comes to clothes and pizza, it’s always Naples over Rome." This proverb is taken to heart at Igen, a spacious sit-down pizza shop on the Buda side of the city. Here, the pizzaiolos churn out Naples-style pies all day long using a wood-burning oven fueled by logs of beech to achieve high heat, a smoky flavor, and the coveted airy crust with splotches of char and a soupy center.

For the fullest experience, try the margherita DOP whose excellence lies in its simplicity: toppings limited to San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella from the Campania region, and fresh basil. Tiramisu, as well as beers and wine are also served. Note that Igen's pizzas are on the pricier end and that the service can be grouchy, especially during peak hours when a 30-minute wait isn't unusual.

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