Surt Copenhagen's New Sourdough Pizzeria in Carlsberg Byen

Pizzaiolo Giuseppe Oliva opened restaurant Bæst with Christian Puglisi in 2013, where he helped develop the pizza recipe. In 2019, he branched out to open his own restaurant in Carlsberg Byen. Now, Surt is one of Copenhagen’s best pizzerias. “Surt” is the Danish word for “sour” – all of the dough here is handmade daily from a sourdough starter, and the fluffy, crispy crust is unlike anything we’ve tried before. The sourdough is extremely thin, and has a nice crispy structure while still having a soft and bouncy texture. These extremely thin pies are topped with seasonal toppings from local, small-scale farmers, such as leeks, mushrooms, and herbs. For lunch, Surt serves a “Sur Pie”; the dough for this pie is fermented twice as long (so it has more of a sour flavor), and it’s cooked in a pan directly on the burning embers of the fire.

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Peppe Oliva helped start Bæst before opening his own pizza restaurant.
Peppe Oliva helped start Bæst before opening his own pizza restaurant.
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All of the dough at Surt is made from a sourdough starter.
All of the dough at Surt is made from a sourdough starter.
Surt's signature margherita pizza with tomato sauce, basil, and buffalo mozzarella.
Surt’s signature margherita pizza with tomato sauce, basil, and buffalo mozzarella.
Surt makes one of the thinnest pizza doughs we've ever seen!
Surt makes one of the thinnest pizza doughs we’ve ever seen!
Design details inside the Carlsberg Byen restaurant.
Design details inside the Carlsberg Byen restaurant.
Panna cotta with rhubarb and an oat cookie crumble.
Panna cotta with rhubarb and an oat cookie crumble.
Italian tiramisu for dessert.
Italian tiramisu for dessert.
Pizzaiolo Peppe Oliva is from Sicily in Italy.
Pizzaiolo Peppe Oliva is from Sicily in Italy.
Surt means "sour" in Danish.
Surt means “sour” in Danish.
Find Surt "behind the elephants" in Carlsberg Byen.
Find Surt “behind the elephants” in Carlsberg Byen.

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Kaitlin Orr

Kaitlin Orr and Anders Husa are food & travel bloggers and creative content creators. From their base in Copenhagen, they operate the largest and most influential restaurant-focused travel blog in Scandinavia.

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