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9 Pizza restaurants to try now!

Text: Chelsea Foord Micklewood, Jenna Shevel, Karen Tennent

October 23, 2015

In search of pizza perfection? Then we’ve got some great spots you need to try out:

CAPE TOWN

THE WOODLANDS EATERY
2 Deerpark Dr W, Vredehoek; 021 801 5799

9 Pizza restaurants to try now!
This local institution lives up to its stellar reputation with wafer-thin pizza bases and bold, fresh flavours.

We recommend:

The Big Gus pizza – Caramelised pork with red pepper, onion, soya sauce, honey, mango and coriander (R11o). We also adored the capsicum and serrano ham (R130).

MASSIMO’S
Oakhurst Farm Park, Main Rd, Hout Bay Rd, Hout Bay; 021 790 5648

9 Pizza restaurants to try now!
A great neighbourhood feel combines with an impressive array of pizzas. Plus the drive there is oh-so-scenic.

We recommend:

The wild boar ragú pizza with mushroom, fiordilatte and chestnuts (R115) or the Moroccan lamb, feta, garlic, chilli and minted sour cream pizza (R130).

BOCCA
Cnr Bree and Wale St, CBD; 021 422 0188

9 Pizza restaurants to try now!
This hot and happening spot boast an interior that’s just as stylish and cool as its patrons, and we loved watching the chefs from above as they skilfully assembled delicious offerings.

We recommend:

The prosciutto and rocket pizza (R108) and the Felino pizza with mozzarella, gorgonzola, olives, salami and mint pesto (R94).

JOBURG

POLPETTA
90 Degrees on Rivonia, cnr Rivonia Rd and Kelvin Dr; 011 804 0415

9 Pizza restaurants to try now!
If you’re looking for a restaurant that feels just like home (but wit much better pizzas!), Polpetta is for you.

We recommend: 

The tomato and gorgonzola focaccia (R65) as a starter and the Polpetta Pizza topped with beef meatballs (R80) as a main.

CASALOTTI’S
90 Ballyclare Dr, River Club, Sandton; 011 500 6996

9 Pizza restaurants to try now!
Vibrant red-themed decor and a choice of five thin-crust gourmet pizza basses, including Banting-friendly versions, means there’s something for everyone.

We recommend:

The Ribs Be Tender pizza with spare rib, caramelised onions and feta (R85) or The Billy Goat pizza with goat’s cheese, caramelised onions and sundried tomatoes (R87).

VERA VITA
255 Rifle Range Rd, Oakdene, Joberg South; 011 434 1019

9 Pizza restaurants to try now!
Situated deep in the south of Jozi, Vera Vita lives up to it’s slogan ‘Experience the true life’ with some of the best pizzas around and a friendly, laidback vibe.

We recommend:

The Ortolana pizza with mushrooms, peppers, olives, capers and asparagus (R74).

DURBAN

MARCO PAULO
Shop 3, Accord House, 2 Golf Course Dr, Mount Edgecombe; 031 502 2221

9 Pizza restaurants to try now!
You’ll find a chilled atmosphere as well as sensational pizzas here, made with organic produce and uniquely rectangular in shape.

We recommend:

The Mexican pizza with cumin-spice beef mince, jalapeños, avo, salsa and greens (R89).

CAFE ITALIA
Shop 19 and 20, Sunningdale Centre, 2 Village Way, Sunningdale; 031 572 5670

9 Pizza restaurants to try now!
A relaxed dining experience is pretty much guaranteed in this cosy setting, and the pizzas are excellent.

We recommend:

The Trentino pizza with spicy chicken, caramelised onions, peppadews and avo (R78) and the Chorizo pizza with chorizo sausage, caramelised onions, feta and pesto (R80).

LUPA OSTERIA
6-12 Swapo Rd, Durban North; 031 941 1181

9 Pizza restaurants to try now!
Big Italian flavours and a fun atmosphere reign supreme at this popular eatery.

We recommend:

The crispy tomato and mozzarella risotto cakes (R55) are a tasty way to begin before moving on to a pizza. Try the Kristen pizza with fillet steak, peppadews, avo, feta and balsamic reduction (R110).

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