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 pie, thats amoré” and we have to admit that pizza is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s 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:
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 “Borruso’s 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.
- Location: 2 Mains Ave, Kenilworth, Cape Town, 7708
- Contact: 021 761 5822
- Website: facebook.com/BorrusosKenilworth
2. Nonna Lina Ristorante Pizzeria
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 their 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.
- Location: 64 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town
- Contact: 021 424 4966
- Website: nonnalina.com
3. 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.
- Location: 323 Main Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town, 8060
- Contact: 021 439 4014
- Website: posticino.co.za
4. Jamaica 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. Jamaica Me Crazy 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.
- Location: 74 Roodebloem Rd, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925
- Contact: 079 549 8759
- Website: jamaicamecrazy.co.za
5. The Base at the President Hotel
Located at the President hotel, The Base restaurant offers artisanal wood-fired pizza with thin bases. The innovation of flavors alongside 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.
- Location: President Hotel, 4 Alexander Rd, Bantry Bay, Cape Town, 8001
- Contact: 072 890 6482
- Website: presidenthotel.co.za/the-base
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.
- Location: Cnr Kenilworth & Wessel Roads, 51 Kenilworth Rd, Kenilworth, Cape Town, 7708
- Contact: 021 683 1423
- Website: facebook.com/BardellisKenilworth