When it comes to food that brings people together, few dishes can rival the universal appeal of pizza. In Cape Town, the bustling culinary scene offers a plethora of pizza restaurants, each with its unique flair and delicious offerings. Whether you’re a traditional Margherita enthusiast or an adventurous toppings explorer, Cape Town has a pizza paradise waiting for you. 

Let us take you on a journey through some of the city’s top pizza spots, exploring what makes each one special and why they’ve earned their place in the hearts of locals and visitors alike.

Nonna Lina Ristorante Pizzeria

A family sitting around the table enjoying pizza

Step into Nonna’s Ristorante, and you’ll be transported straight to Italy. This family-run restaurant prides itself on using traditional recipes handed down through generations. Their hand-stretched, thin-crust pizzas are baked to perfection, with toppings ranging from simple but exquisite Tomato and Basil to the indulgent Porcini Mushroom and Truffle Oil. The warm ambience and friendly staff ensure an unforgettable dining experience.

Slice Me Up Pizza

A beautiful pizza with pepperoni topping presented on a cutting board

Slice Me Up proves that sometimes less is more. This minimalist pizza joint focuses on perfecting a few select recipes with top-quality ingredients. Their Neapolitan-style pizzas boast a pillowy crust, tangy San Marzano tomatoes, and the creamiest Mozzarella. Opt for their classic Margherita or savour the simplicity of their Marinara, and you’ll understand why sometimes the basics can be extraordinary.

Bella Italia

A pizza being placed into a wood fire oven, an example of what this restaurant has to offer

Situated in the wonderful Sea Point area of the city, Bella Italia is a charming trattoria-style restaurant that brings authentic Italian flavours to Cape Town. Their pizzas are baked to perfection in a traditional wood-fired oven, ensuring a crispy yet chewy crust that complements their rich and flavorful toppings. Whether you opt for the classic Margherita or venture into their unique combinations like the Gorgonzola and Pear pizza, Bella Napoli promises a taste of Naples right in the heart of Cape Town.

The Butcher’s Wife

Small dark wood tables with metal chairs, as well as benches along the plain brick wall, all give a rustic ambience to this restaurant that is great accompaniment to pizza

Located in a trendy neighbourhood, The Butcher’s Wife Pizzeria stands out with its rustic ambience and eclectic menu that caters to all dietary preferences. Known for their innovative approach to pizza-making, this restaurant offers gluten-free and vegan options without compromising on taste. Don’t miss out on trying their popular Fig and Prosciutto pizza, a delightful combination of sweet and savoury that keeps customers coming back for more.

Col’Cacchio Pizzeria

A delicious pizza on a wooden platter, one slice is being lifted up creating a great cheese pull, just an example of what you can get from this restaurant

A well-established name in the South African pizza scene, Col’Cacchio Pizzeria offers a wide array of pizzas to suit every palate. From the classic favourites to their signature range, the menu provides an extensive selection. What sets Col’Cacchio apart is their attention to detail and commitment to using only the freshest ingredients. Make sure to explore their Banting-friendly (low-carb) pizza options for a guilt-free indulgence.

Massimo’s Pizza Club

The piping hot wood-fired oven with red hot coals in it, the place where pizza is cooked at this restaurant

Tucked away in a quaint corner, Massimo’s Pizza Club exudes a cosy and welcoming atmosphere. Run by a passionate Italian chef, the pizzeria offers an array of traditional and contemporary pizzas that reflect the chef’s culinary heritage. The star of the show is their Neapolitan-style pizza, boasting a soft and airy crust topped with the finest Italian ingredients. Pair your pizza with a glass of wine from their well-curated selection for an unforgettable experience.

Borruso’s Pizza Emporium

Borruso’s is a favourite among locals for its authentic and mouthwatering pizzas. Their wood-fired oven ensures a perfectly crispy crust every time. The menu includes classics like the “Margherita” and “Quattro Stagioni,” as well as innovative choices like the “Prawn Royale” with prawns, avocado, and sweet chilli sauce. Not just limited to pizzas, Borruso’s also offers delicious salads and calzones for a well-rounded dining experience.

Posticino Italian Restaurant

A beautiful Neapolitan pizza with avo salami olives and mushrooms

Posticino brings a touch of old-world Italian charm to Cape Town. Nestled in Sea Point, this family-run restaurant delights guests with its hearty and flavorful pizzas. Their “Calabrese” pizza, topped with spicy salami, olives, and chilli, is a crowd-pleaser. Don’t miss their “Pizza Capricciosa” loaded with ham, mushrooms, artichokes, and olives, or savour the simplicity of the “Pizza Margherita.”

Tiger’s Milk

A pizza being brought out by a server on a wooden platter

While Tiger’s Milk is primarily known for its great burgers and craft beer selection, its pizzas are equally noteworthy. The ambience is trendy, making it an ideal spot for a casual night out. Try their “Pepperoni & Olive” pizza for a classic choice, or sample the “Beef Trinchado” with spicy beef, chillies, and garlic for a uniquely South African twist.

A Tavola

Wooden tables and chairs provide seating, while over the counter patrons can see into the kitchen to watch their pizza being made

A Tavola is an authentic Italian trattoria offering traditional wood-fired pizzas made with love. Located in Claremont, the restaurant’s warm and inviting atmosphere complements its delicious food. Experience the rich flavours of their “Salsiccia” pizza, featuring Italian sausage, roasted peppers, and caramelized onions. Vegetarians will relish the “Orto” with roasted vegetables and pesto.

Cape Town’s pizza scene is an adventure worth exploring. Each restaurant has its unique charm and offers a delightful range of pizzas that cater to every preference. Whether you’re a local looking to discover a new favourite spot or a tourist eager to explore the city’s food scene, the pizza restaurants of Cape Town are sure to leave you delighted and craving more. So, grab your friends, bring your appetite, and embark on a pizza adventure through the enchanting city of Cape Town. Buon appetite!

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