If there’s one thing that us Capetonians obsess over, it’s pizza. So we’ve narrowed it down to the best pizza spots in town. Still, competition is fierce, so it’s probably best for you take a little cheesy tour and decide which is your favourite. Here they are, in no particular order.
1. 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.
2. DA VINCI’S
Da Vinci’s operates two branches—in Kloof Street and in Harfield Village. 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.
3. BIN RASHIED PIZZA
Husband and wife duo Rashied and Zubeida run Bin Rashied. They opened the first branch in 1990, and they now have seven restaurants operating in Cape Town—which means they must be doing something right! They’re also strictly halal.
4. ASHLEY’S FAMILY RESTAURANT IN GOODWOOD
Ashley worked in the restaurant industry for years, before starting his own in 2007. Ashley’s has gone from strength to strength, serving families in the Northern Suburbs pizza, steaks, burgers, and ribs. There’s a kid’s play area too, and Ashley’s prides itself on being a great place for the whole family.
5. 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.
6. BRUEGELS PIZZA STUDIO IN MOWBRAY
Breugels is all about fresh, wood-fired pizza served in a family-friendly setting. Guests get crayons and paper while they wait, and the walls are decorated with their masterpieces! The food is wholesome and they cater well for vegetarians. There are also fresh salads and homemade pastas, along with a fantastic wine list.