Pizza. The ultimate comfort food after a night out in town. A quick fix for when you can’t be fussed to have a proper adult meal. The no-brainer solution to keep everyone well-fed and happy when you’re throwing a party. From the good ol’ margherita to experimental pies with quail eggs and butter chicken, there’s a pizza for everyone. Here are our top picks for the best slices in Hong Kong.
Taking inspiration from the iconic New York pizzerias, Alvy’s hand makes its pizzas everyday with a 48-hour proofed sourdough base. With classics to Hong Kong inspired specials, it hosts a unique range of ingredients and flavours. Try the sichuan pepper pizza, a barbecue bourbon pie or even the vegan pizza with impossible meat and vegan cheese.
Alvy’s, 8 Holland Street, Kennedy Town, 2312 2996
Founded by husband and wife duo, this pizza bistro is a tucked away venue with a lot of charm. Fitted with a combi-van come bar, pair one of its pizzas with an aperol spritz for the perfect Italian experience. Make sure to try its famous La CamBuratta, a pizza topped with a fresh burrata cheese parcel. The restaurant also offers a great lunch menu to take advantage of.
La Camionetta, 12A Elgin Street, 6717 0536
Ciak focuses on artisanal craftsmanship to create perfect pizzas that have been naturally fermented for 36 hours. Its homemade pizza menu showcases a large range of flavours and ingredients to choose from. Top a pizza with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes, spicy salame and mozzarella or choose the option to pick your two favourites from them all.
Ciak, 3/F, Shop 327-333, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central, 2522 8869 and 2/F, Shop 265, Cityplaza, Taikoo Shing, 2116 5128
208 Duecento Otto
208 has just celebrated its 10th anniversary, showing its years of experience and customer love. The menu creates traditional yet refined Italian cuisine with modern twists. Its pizzas are seasoned with parmesan cheese for an extra level of flavour. There are also seasonal pizzas that showcase different ingredients, creativity and specials throughout the year.
208 Duecento Otto, 208 Hollywood Road, 2549 0208
Sit by the beach side and be transported to the Amalfi coast with a pizza from Amalfitana. Its artisan pizzas include a prosciutto, capricciosa and a carbonara version. There is even a range of bambino pizzas made especially for little ones. Those with a sweet tooth have also been catered for with the Nutella pizza that comes with strawberries and bananas.
Amalfitana, G/F, Shop 105, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road, Repulse Bay, 2388 7787
This Italian American inspired venue creates New York style pizzas that will make your jaw drop when they are set on your table. Set upon a metal platter, its pizzas are a spectacular centrepiece for your meal. Classics include a cheese, sausage or pepperoni pizza. Try its specials like the Brooklyn with eggplant and roasted peppers or The Bronx with sausage, pepperoni and meatball – perfect for meat lovers.
Fini’s, 49 Elgin Street, Central, 2397 6338 and 69 Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai, 3182 0128
The Pizza Project
Pirata Group’s latest offering is drawing in crowds of hungry punters to Peel Street with delicious handmade pizzas. With a simple one-page menu, easy-going vibes and wallet-friendly prices, The Pizza Project has its success formula down pat. The carbonara pizza with pancetta and quail eggs has proven to be a hit amongst fans while the Rustica with pancetta and baked potato is another must-try.
The Pizza Project, G/F, 26 Peel Street, Central, 2311 1815
This hole-in-the-wall pizza joint quietly opened in Happy Valley towards the end of 2019. Tucked away in a side alley just a stone’s throw away from the busy tram terminal, Dough Bros serves up handmade sourdough pizzas accompanied by creamy garlic dip. Its dessert doughnuts are also a fan favourite, from which you can choose strawberry jam, custard and Nutella for the filling. The chef will deep fry the pastry after you order so it will arrive piping hot. The spot is best for takeaways as there are only a few seats available outdoors.
Dough Bros, Shop 5, G/F, 38–42 Yik Yam Street, Happy Valley, 2625 4900
Emmer Pizzeria & Café
Emmer is brought to you by the team behind Beef & Liberty. The sleek, modern pizzeria takes pride of place on Pacific Place’s rooftop garden with a light-filled dining room and an outdoor patio surrounded by lush greeneries. The name Emmer is a nod to the ancient, organic heritage grain that has been harvested for thousands of years. The hand-milled whole wheat, combined with rye and Italian flour, is used in all of Emmer’s pizza dough to achieve a chewy and crispy texture. Aside from its signature pizza range, the eatery is well known for its khachapuri, a traditional Georgian bread filled with cheese and egg. To enjoy this boat-shaped specialty, simply break the yolk, tear a piece of the crust and dip it in the cheesy goodness.
Emmer, 407, 4/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2780 1110
Mother of Pizzas
Mother of Pizzas marries influences from Neapolitan-inspired pizzas with New York-style toppings to create its own unique brand of pies. The dough is fermented in the fridge for 48 hours and baked in a wood stone oven over high heat. Some standouts from the menu include a controversial Summer of Love 1967 pizza topped with Italian sausage, fresh pineapple slices and drizzled with chilli-infused honey; and the vegetarian rocketeer pizza. If you can’t decide which to get, order a full pizza and ask for ‘half and half’ to mix and match different toppings on each side of the pie.
Mother of Pizzas, G/F, 13-19 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, 2891 2221
This rustic Neapolitan pizzeria is so popular that it opened two locations in Hong Kong – one by the Mid-levels Escalator and another on Wan Chai’s Ship Street. Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Motorino first set up shop in Hong Kong in 2013 with the help of local F&B group Black Sheep Restaurants. The pizza joint boasts an extensive selection of pizzas, including quirkier takes like its brussel sprout pizza and the option to customise your own. The restaurant also hosts regular pizza-making workshops where you can learn how to shape the dough and prepare the ingredients.
Motorino, G/F, 15 Ship Street, Wan Chai, 2520 0690
Southside Pizza Co.
Opened earlier this April, Southside Pizza Co. is a delivery-only restaurant serving up New York-style sourdough pizzas to Southside residents. Its dough is fermented for 72 hours to achieve the perfect crust that is light and crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Highlights from the menu include the Wagyu bacon cheese burger pizza and butter chicken with spicy tandoori chicken strips.
The space where Kytaly, Franco Pepe’s pizza powerhouse, once resided is now home to Babacio. Throwing open its doors earlier this February, the newcomer serves a selection of freshly prepared Neapolitan pizzas and gnocci. Popular items include the signature namesake pizza with buffalo mozzarella and18-month aged parma ham; and calzone, a folded pizza stuffed with mozzarella cheese, cotto ham and mushrooms.
Babacio, 5/F, Carfield Commercial Building, 77 Wyndham Street, Central, 2808 1961
With disco balls dangling from the ceiling and punk rock posters splattered across the walls, Homeslice is reminiscent of a retro diner with an edgy rock-and-roll twist. The cool Sai Ying Pun pizzeria serves up Neapolitan-style pizzas with a range of shared plates, punchy cocktails and milkshakes. Choose from classics like margherita and diavola or go big with bold, whacky inventions like brekky pizza and krispy kale. While some purists may frown upon the unconventional choice of toppings, we’re not one to begrudge green superfoods and port-braised oxtails on our pizzas.
Homeslice, Shop 3, 321 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, 3619 4026
Famed for its monstrous 24-inch pizzas, this longstanding pizza institution needs no introduction. With branches dotted all across the city from Central to Discovery Bay, Paisano’s has been serving up some of the biggest (and most affordable) slices of pizzas in Hong Kong for more than a decade. We’re not kidding when we say its pizzas are budget-friendly, you can order a slice of cheese pizza for only $25. If you like your pizza with some extra toppings, the bacon cheeseburger or the godfather, topped with Italian sausage, pepperoni and onions, will be sure to satisfy your cravings.
Paisano’s Pizzeria, multiple locations across Hong Kong including 23 Hollywood Road, Central, 2544 4445
Feature image courtesy of Emmer Pizzeria & Cafe
Additional reporting from Amber Lai.