Cape Town is home to some of the cheesiest and tastiest pizzas around, after all “when the moon hits your eye like a big pizza by, thats amoré” and we have to admit that pizza is perfect for any occasion, whether its with beers and friends or a sunset snack on the beach.

Most of these pizza places are known for more than just their pizza plating talents and provide the ideal environment to live your best pizza life.

Check out our selection the 10 most drool worthy pizza places in the Mother City.

1. Borrusos Pizza and Pasta

This hidden gem is known as Cape Town’s best kept secret as it is inconspicuously located on main road in Kenilworth. All pizzas are made to order in a wood burning oven. The pizza bases are thin and there is a wide variety of toppings that will have you saying, Borrusos ‘stole a pizza my heart’. The quaint and cozy pizza and pasta eatery is known for their unique location and only opens from 5:30pm, seven days a week.

Address: 2 Mains Ave, Kenilworth, Cape Town

Contact: 021 761 5822

Website: www.borrusos.pizza

 

2. Nonna Lina 

The authentic Italian and Sardinia infused food at Nonna Lina ensures that you are eating a homemade pizza that tastes like it came straight from Italia. There are four branches across Cape Town and opened there doors in November 2003 and pride themselves on using the freshest ingredients to bring you a traditional wood-fired pizza. The pizza menu serves classics such as the Salame, a pizza with tomato, salami and mozzarella. Kids are able to make their own pizza as they provide all the necessary tools and ingredients.

Address: 64 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town

Contact: 021 424 4966

Website: www.nonnalina.co.za

 

3. Hail Pizza

The pizza at Hail Pizza will have you ordering a second one as they serve up medium thick wood fired bases and are known for their secret location behind the popular burger joint Clarke’s. The pizza toppings are unique and paired to create the perfect bite in every bite such as, the Sundance pizza topped with créme fraîche, baby rosa tomatoes and sweetcorn. Hail Pizza is located in a warm and secluded area with a visible wood fired oven that creates a laid back atmosphere.

Address: 133A Bree St, Cape Town CBD, Cape Town

Contact: 021 424 7648

Website: www.hailpizza.com

 

4. Posticino Italian Restaurant

An 18 year old traditional and truly Italian restaurant that serves up a pizza good enough to eat in Italy, Postincino is infused with the love for everything Italian and their menu reflects their roots with classic Italian pizza names. The menu varies from seafood themed pizzas such as the Marinana and mushroom themed Funghineri. There are two locations, one located in Sea Point and one in Hout Bay.

Address: 323 Main Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town

Contact: 021 439 4014

Website: www.posticino.co.za

 

5. Chalk and Cork

Chalk and Cork is a wine bar located in Kloof Street with a welcoming courtyard that offers a cauliflower base for pizzas as a healthy alternative to the usual. If you are in the mood for a cheesy filled pizza topped with bacon, avo and feta there is a guilty free option with their cauliflower bases which is also perfect those who are Banting. The pizza is baked in a wood over to the perfect crisp and a mexican flavored pizza topped with jalapenos, red onion and cream cheese is on offer for those seeking a little extra spice.

Address: 51 Kloof St, Gardens, Cape Town

Contact: 021 422 5822

Website: www.chalkandcork.co.za

 

6. Jamainca Me Crazy

A Caribbean themed restaurant surprises most with their light and filling pizzas – the Fat Rasta with roasted peppers, aubergine, spinach, garlic and feta is a crowd favourite. It is located in the bustling area of Woodstock and has a rooftop to enjoy the fresh air with a true Caribbean atmosphere. Doors open from 11am until late and the pizzas pair well with their cocktails such as the Jamaican Sunrise.

Address: 74 Roodebloem Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town

Contact: 021 448 0691

Website: www.jamaicamecrazy.co.za

 

7. Osteria Tarantino

The pizza at Osteria Tarantino is not the only aspect that will keep you coming back as the italian family run restaurant’s main dish along side pizza is love. The restaurant is run by the Tarintino’s and provide hearty wholesome dishes alongside their traditional Italian take on pizza. The pizza toppings are an innovative twist on Italian classics.

Address: 125A Waterkant St, De Waterkant, Cape Town

Contact: 076 505 1771

Website: www.facebook.com/OsteriaTarantino/

 

8. Presidents Hotel  – The Base

Located at the Presidents hotel, The Base restaurant offers artisanal wood fired pizza with thin bases. The innovation of flavors along side the freshest ingredients will knock the socks off vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. The pizza tomato base is homemade and toppings such as figs, gorgonzola and prosciutto are available.

Address: President Hotel, 4 Alexander Rd, Bantry Rd, Bantry Bay

Contact: 021 434 8111

Website: www.presidenthotel.co.za/the-base/

 

9. Bardelli’s

Bardelli’s is located in both Kloof street and Kenilworth – with the Kenilworth branch being housed in a 18th century house and has award winning pizzas that add to the Italian aesthetics of the restaurant. The small wooden tables along with the wooden flooring set the mood for a little ‘Italia’. The restaurant only opens from 5:30pm and the pizza is wood fired. If you are feeling adventurous try the butternut, sun-dried tomatoes, caramelized onions and creamy herbed goats cheese.

Address: 51 Kenilworth Road Cnr Kenilworth & Wessel Road

Contact: 021 683 1423

Website: www.facebook.com/BardellisKenilworth/

10. Jazzy’s Pizza 

With the motto ‘pizza is life’, Jazzy’s pizza promises to bring you delicious and affordable wood fired pizza. The pizza service is only available through delivery but who doesn’t enjoy lounging in their best sweats while you kick back a cold one alongside a delicious slice of pizza. Jazzy’s pizza is available for order on the UberEats, OrderIn and Mr.D. There are four branches in Cape Town, located on Kloof street, Observatory, Claremont and Constantia. The New Yorker is a highly rated favorite – topped with salami.

Website: www.jazzys.co.za

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Article written by

Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about social issues, the environment and current affairs.