Last Updated: Jun 5, 2023 @ 6:48 pm.

What is the best 00 flour for pizza dough? To find out, we tried 8 brands and started making pizzas. Which had the best crust? Best kit that also has yeast? Gluten-free? Here are the ones we think are best.

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Finding The Best 00 Flour: Our Tests!

Let’s talk 00 flour for pizza dough!

Double zero flour (00 flour) is a designation most common to Italian flour (although not all 00 flour is made in Italy).

Like many countries, Italy classifies flour based on how it is milled (the ash content)—type 00 flour has less than .5% ash content and a protein content of 7% to 9%.

Double zero flour is very finely ground, much like baby powder. (In the US, the equivalent would be pastry flour).

Pizza dough is a favorite use for 00 flour, although it is also used in pasta. And some recipes call for a mix of 00 flour and other grades like semola (also called semolina).

To find the best 00 flour for pizza, we got out favorite pepperoni pizza recipe and starting making pizzas. Here was one contender:

Then we did a blind taste test, checking pizza crust for overall quality, taste and crunch. 

And yes, we know there are gluten-free readers out there, so we tried several gluten free flours as well. 

Here are the ones we judged best:

Best For Professional Pizza Ovens

Worth the expense
Yes, this flour works in ovens with top temps of 700 degrees—if that is your pizza oven, then this is a favorite. Great for thin crust pizzas.

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Best Organic

Made in the USA
Wow, this flour made an impressive crust—excellent texture and flavor. Also great for rolls.

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Best Kit With Yeast

24-month shelf life
This bundle includes a high fermentation yeast —and that's perfect for the highly elastic gluten in this flour. The results were very impressive—crispy crust, so delicious.

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Best Gluten-Free

Rises well
Made by a famous Italian flour company, this flour has an impressive taste. Loved the texture.

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