Best Pizza Places in Cape Town
If there’s one thing that Capetonians can get passionate about then it’s pizza, and locals can get quite vocal about their favourite spot. Competition is fierce in this good food-loving city, which means there is an abundance of excellent pizza, and considering no two locals will ever agree, it’s probably best for you take a little cheesy tour and decide which your favourite.
Here are a couple of real local favourites not to be missed:
Bacini’s on Kloof Street
This cheerful establishment at the top of Kloof Street is an institution with the inner-city folk, opening its doors more than 20 years ago and still going strong. Bacini’s continues to serve up generous portions of their delicious wood-fired pizza from their clay oven, with a great selection of delectable toppings. Be sure to check out their specials board.
Where: Upper Kloof Street, Tamboerskloof
Contact: 021 423 6668
Posticino’s in Sea Point
With a cosy fire, outside porch and homey vibe, it’s easy to see why some locals would call Posticino’s (affectionately known as Posti’s) their second home. Their wood fired pizzas feature generous toppings on bases that hit that perfect spot between crispy and chewy. The atmosphere is social and the owner is always keen for a chat, whether you’re dining in or picking up your takeaway pie.
Where: Main Road, Sea Point
Contact: 021 439 3974
Borruso’s in Kenilworth
Tucked away behind a tiny garden gate between a 7Eleven and a hairdresser in Kenilworth, is one of Cape Town’s most beloved pizza spots. Their big wood-fired pizzas are packed with a wide variety of toppings on a perfectly crispy crust. It’s the perfect spot to get your cheesy fix in winter, while the back garden makes for great dining under the stars. Be sure to check out their daily specials the board.
Where: Mains Ave, Kenilworth
Contact: 021 761 5822
Have a look at some of the pics pizza lovers in Cape Town have shared:
Carlyle’s on Derry in Vredehoek
Another neighbourhood favourite is Carlyle’s, all the way up in Vredehoek. It’s easy to see why locals love this unassuming eatery — great food served in an atmosphere that’s both lively and romantic at the same time. Carlyle’s is one of those spots loyal fans are willing to get into arguments over when the topic of ‘best pizza in town’ comes up. All their pizzas are wood-fired and have just the right amount of sauce to crispy crust ratio. Favourites include the Thai chicken or the Parma ham, rocket and pecorino topped pizzas.
Where: Derry Street, Vredehoek
Contact: 021 461 8787
Fernando’s Pizza in Obs
Going from an apartment to a secret kitchen at the back of a Kloof Street bar, to their very own spot in Observatory, Diego Milesi and Kiki Bisogno’s Fernando’s (the name of their pizza-loving four-legged friend) has quite a history. But wherever they went, their fans followed, bearing testament to the quality of their delicious pies. With an array of interesting topping combinations, ample vegetarian options, and of course their famous desert pizza (Nutella, fruit and roasted marshmallows…yes!), you’ll quickly find yourself becoming a regular.
Where: Lower Main Road, Observatory
Contact: 084 771 0485
Balducci at the V&A Waterfront
With nearly 40 pizzas to choose from and a selection of up to 600 fine wines, you’re spoilt for choice at the V&A Waterfront’s Balducci. Their pizzas have a thin crust and the perfect amount of cheese and their menu is quite extensive. If you’re so inclined, they even have four banting pizza options!
Where: At the V&A Waterfront
Contact: (+21) 421 6002/3