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El Cuartito

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Retiro
Pizza, Argentinean, South American
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Talcahuano 937, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4816-1758/4331
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best pizza ever

Being from NY, I was skeptical about this being the best pizza but it is. Order the Fuguzetta with or without ham, the best you've ever tasted. Always a line but the line goes quickly. Don't be put off by the line, you'd be missing something special

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Jon T
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Wilton, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Wilton, Connecticut
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Being from NY, I was skeptical about this being the best pizza but it is. Order the Fuguzetta with or without ham, the best you've ever tasted. Always a line but the line goes quickly. Don't be put off by the line, you'd be missing something special

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you want to eat a tasty pizza Argentina don't go to this local ancient that since 1934, make a delicious pizza with a unique Argentine style. The place is very quaint and family is quite large and the service is very good. The pizzas are better... I recommend it

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Just ask for "Fugazzeta" - chesse and onion pizza, or "Napolitana" - chesse, tomato, and garlic, or the best "Empanada de atún" Sure you never taste like those

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Macae, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

El Cuartito has one of the best pizzas I've ever tasted, and is the best food in general that I had in my 45 days stay in Argentina. Completely worth the wait in the line outside the restaurant. The prices are pretty reasonable, and you'll never feel like you didn't get what you paid for.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

First of all, the pizza here is an argentine version of a Napolitean one. The main problem I find is the decline in quality of raw materials (cheese, mozzarela, flour), it is a general problem in Argentina nowadays. Nevertheless, what they offer in this restaurant is a tasty choice of the pizza Argentines love. They do a good job, as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

i think they have the best Napolitana in town! The flavor is sooo rich. But do remember order the whole pizza. I order the portion. But it was not hot enough to be cheesy. But anyway the flavor is really really nice.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It's a classic Argentine pizza place. The pizza was ok, pretty similar to many other pizzerias in the city, but I liked most the atmosphere, nice and full of people. nice place to try.

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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Always packed and always delicious, el cuartito has the best pizza I've ever eaten! Order the famous fugazetta for the cheesiest, tastiest pizza of your life. The Neapolitana and verdadura are also amazing. It's a family place where you can always find the game on and locals yelling over scores and calls. We came here twice during our stay because... More 

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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Traditional place. Simple with exceptional food. We heard about Fugazzeta pizza and it is truly one of a kind. If you come here, dont miss it. Consider that it is huge (filled with lots of cheese) so the large one was too much for 3 people.

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Tampa, Florida, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The sign on the door says Napolitan pizza but I don't think anyone has visited Napoli. The crust was very thick and overloaded with cheese.

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Additional Information about El Cuartito

Address: Talcahuano 937, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: 4816-1758/4331
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
Average Prices: USD $5 to $10
Cuisine: Pizza, Argentinean, South American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Talcahuano 937, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > Retiro
  • Neighborhood: Retiro
  • Phone Number: 4816-1758/4331

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $5 to $10
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups

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