If there’s one thing that Capetonians get passionate about, it’s pizza. Debates about who makes the best pizza rage on, but we’ve narrowed it down to the 10 best pizza spots in town. Still, competition is fierce, so it’s probably best for you take a little cheesy tour and decide which your favourite. Here they are, in no particular order.
Massimo’s in Hout Bay
Massimo’s is the place to go for real, authentic Italian pizza. Massimo and his wife, Tracy, run the show. The two source their ingredients from small local farms and stalls, and the restaurant has a warm, distinctly Italian ambience.
Da Vincis on 2nd in Harfield Village
Da Vinci’s operates two branches—in Kloof Street and in Harfield Village. The pizza is thin-based and they have indoor and street-side tables. The Verdi Pizza is topped with fresh tomato, pesto, feta, walnuts, avocado, and rocket, and has no mozzarella—which may sound sacrilegious… but trust us, it’s delicious.
Bin Rashied Pizza in Lansdowne
Bin Rashied is run by husband and wife duo Rashied and Zubeida. They opened the first branch in 1990, and they now have three restaurants operating in Cape Town—which means they must be doing something right! They’re also strictly halaal.
Hail Pizza in the City Bowl
Ashley’s Family Restaurant in Goodwood
Bossa Social Cafe in Tygerfalls
Here’s another star of the North. Bossa is situated on the Tygerfalls Waterfront and has a social and happening vibe. They serve great cocktails and have a huge menu, so it’s a great choice if not all of your party wants pizza.
Narona in the City Bowl
Narona is one of the most vegetarian-friendly pizza spots in town, but their meaty pizzas are fantastic too. They operate an Observatory branch too. These guys claim to have both the best pizza and the best cheesecake in town. We better try it out to be sure.
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 if you’re so inclined, they even have four banting pizza options!
Ferdinando’s Pizza in Obs
Ferdinando’s has gone from being run out of an apartment, to a secret kitchen at the back of a Kloof Street bar, to their very own spot in Observatory. But wherever they went, their fans followed, bearing testament to the quality of their delicious pizza. With an array of interesting topping combinations, ample vegetarian options, and of course their famous desert pizza (Nutella, fruit and roasted marshmallows), you’ll quickly find yourself becoming a regular.
Bruegels Pizza Studio in Mowbray
Breugels is all about fresh, wood-fired pizza served in a family-friendly setting. Guests are supplied with crayons and paper while they wait, and the walls are decorated with their masterpieces! The food is wholesome and vegetarians are well catered for. There are also fresh salads and homemade pastas, along with a fantastic wine list.
Have a look at some of the pics pizza lovers in Cape Town have shared: