Our Story

Greetings from Gianluca, Samantha, and our three wonderful children! We’re an Italian family originally from the picturesque town of Legnago in the province of Verona. With such a rich heritage, we began our culinary odyssey with EL PICININ DA LEGNAGO in Cómpeta.

(For the intrigued: In the Veronese dialect, it means “the little one from Legnago”.)

Our passion led us to Torrox Costa, where we proudly present our Italian family pizza restaurant, Pizza Arena. Located a mere minute’s stroll from the inviting beach, Pizza Arena is where our heart, soul, and the age-old Italian love for food come alive in every pizza. We have a welcoming space, with both indoor and outdoor seating, perfect for enjoying the ambiance and the sea’s gentle breeze.

Join us for breakfast between 9:30AM to 11:30AM, and for the main meals, our kitchen opens its doors from 12PM to 10:30PM, every day. Fancy a pizza on the beach? Or maybe some delightful Italian pasta? Choose from walk-ins, take away, delivery, or order online to savor our authentic Italian offerings.

We eagerly await the day we can share our stories and hear yours over a slice of our authentic Italian pizza or a dish of our home-made pasta. Until then, warm Italian wishes to you.

With Love,
Gianluca and Samantha

our story
Pizza Arena
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Claudia GalvezClaudia Galvez
14:08 06 Apr 24
Excellent place, apart from the fact that the workers are lovely, the pizzas we ordered were very good. We will return without a doubt.
Authentic Italian food. Exquisite pizza and pasta!!
Violeta RodriguezVioleta Rodriguez
20:22 05 Apr 24
La mejor pizza de Torrox. Comida deliciosa y un trato espectacular. Te teletransportas a Italia con sus deliciosas pizzas a la vez que disfrutas de la costa del sol . Sus pizzas son únicas y tienes un tiramisú que tienes que probar. Sin duda alguna un gran descubrimiento y espero volver muchas veces. Grazie Mille 😊
Susan LoebSusan Loeb
23:37 30 Mar 24
Hands down the best pizza anywhere around! Lovely family atmosphere, great menu del día, highly recommended!
Julio Cesar VeronJulio Cesar Veron
22:20 29 Mar 24
We ordered delivery and it took very little time despite the bad weather and everything arrived in excellent condition. Very friendly attention. They made the pizza in halves to our liking and it was delicious. Reference site in the area to order from now on.
Esther ValverdeEsther Valverde
15:22 28 Mar 24
A marvel. Very delicious pizzas, a very friendly family and at a very good price!
RCC LimitedRCC Limited
15:29 28 Feb 24
If you want great authentic Italian pizza ... Come here. The base is perfect and the ingredients are to quality. Very reasonable too.
Rom&Chris CostantiniRom&Chris Costantini
15:25 28 Feb 24
We had the best pizza we have had in years. We are Italian and very fussy. The base was crispy throughout, good quality ingredients from Italy. The menu del día with starter, main course and drink for €10 was amazing value. It is a simple no grills place. An authentic family business that deserves to do well. Highly recommended.
Arjan Van BeelenArjan Van Beelen
19:49 20 Feb 24
Really great pizza. Fresh ingredients. Nice "cozy" , family friendly atmosphere. Books and toys for the kids. They opened a bit later (crazy Dutch who eat early), but the wait was worth it.
Ginte StaigieneGinte Staigiene
20:58 09 Feb 24
Wonderfull pizza!👌
21:48 30 Jan 24
Graziella AbreuGraziella Abreu
13:07 20 Jan 24
The pizza is delicious, for me in particular the dough is very important and it is thinner. It's delicious. I recommend it 100%The service is excellent, they are a lovely family.
Laura DellavedovaLaura Dellavedova
08:42 19 Jan 24
Real Italian pizza with excellent ingredients, very nice owners
The best TIRAMISÚ!!! The fresh dough pizzas are authentic Italian pizzas, handmade! Without a doubt, the best pizzeria in Torrox Costa!
Danik TherrienDanik Therrien
17:27 15 Jan 24
By far the best pizza I have ever had. The carbona fetuchini is do DIE FOR.
Olga IsaevaOlga Isaeva
13:31 15 Jan 24
For me it is really the best pizzeria in Torrox Costa. Made in an artisanal way, every day, fresh dough, with great care and care by the master pizza maker. They are a really lovely family, they offer excellent service! We also tried the desserts, the tiramisu is my favorite! Also for wine lovers, they have a good selection of Italian wines! We really recommend this authentic pizzeria! The best places are obviously not on the first line, you have to look for them, they are hidden gems!
Cristina IsaievaCristina Isaieva
17:34 18 Dec 23
Thank you very muchVaried menu, tasty food, good ambience and good service.With pleasure come again
11:48 26 Nov 23
When you eat you feel like you are in Italy itself with pure and authentic flavors, made by Italians, nothing like eating Italian food made by Italians.Both the food and the customer service are exceptional, they make you feel in a family atmosphere, like at home.It is delicious even cold for a country day.I recommend it one hundred percent.
Marta DzienisowiczMarta Dzienisowicz
15:45 11 Oct 23
Fantastic food !
Fran AlcaldeFran Alcalde
18:34 07 Oct 23
Without a doubt the best pizza in Torrox, an incredible dough. Ingredients that are clearly fresh. Prices according to quality.
Agne ZastarskisAgne Zastarskis
10:38 07 Mar 23
As a food loving family we are always on the hunt for the best restaurants, and have had the pleasure of dining at many Italian restaurants throughout the years, but El Picinin da Legnago in the white Spanish village of Competa is truly a hidden gem. Nestled at the top of the village, this family-run restaurant boasts a warm and welcoming atmosphere and serves up some of the best Italian cuisine around.

The first thing that caught our attention was the perfect pizza. The crust was crispy on the outside, yet fluffy on the inside, and topped with only the freshest Italian ingredients. Each bite was a burst of flavour, and we found ourselves savouring every last bite.

What really sets El Picinin da Legnago apart from other Italian restaurants is the fact that the entire family works together to make the dining experience exceptional. From the parents in the kitchen to the kids serving the food, it's clear that this is a labour of love for them. The passion they have for their craft shines through in every dish they serve.

And the best part? The prices are more than reasonable. You won't have to break the bank to enjoy a delicious meal here.

We are always on the lookout for hidden gems, and El Picinin da Legnago is one of the best I've come across in a long time. It's no wonder that our family enjoys coming here - we can't think of a better place to spend an evening enjoying good food, good company, and good prices. If you find yourself in Competa, make sure to seek out this restaurant at the top of the village - you won't regret it.
Absolutely delicious!! We will definitely be ordering again!! Deliciosa! Volvemos a pedir por cierto!
Cómpeta LifeStyleCómpeta LifeStyle
15:26 08 Feb 23
Authentic Italian food and wines. We recommend thus place.
Mónica Ruiz OlivaMónica Ruiz Oliva
12:45 01 Feb 23
Recomendable totalmente, las pizzas muy ricas y diferentes. Por supuesto repetiremos.
Marco Cuoco ItalianoMarco Cuoco Italiano
18:38 03 Jan 23
eccellente pizza ed i proprietari molto molto gentili
Sean BakerSean Baker
12:04 13 Feb 21
Great pizza with proper base and crust. Great value and delivery service. Definitely recommend trying them out.
Karen ParnellKaren Parnell
08:15 29 Jan 21
Great pizza's with an amazing home made base. Great prices and fantastic service. Give them a try if you like pizza and want a 100% homemade one.
Pilar García LópezPilar García López
18:56 07 Jan 21
Rápido, delicioso y buen precio! 👏👏
Menu del Dia at Pizza Arena!


Every day from 12:00 PM to 4:30 PM, we invite you to savor our special Menu del Dia at Pizza Arena.

For just €10, you get an incredible deal:

1. Choose a Starter
2. Select your favorite Pizza or Pasta
3. Enjoy a Drink of your choice

All for only €10!