Pizza. Who doesn’t love them some cheesy, saucy, pizza? We’ve tried and tested the very best pizza and give you our top Cairo pizzerias listed in no particular order. Do you agree with our choices? Let us know in the comments below.
Lujo’s Fresh Junk
Don’t let the “junk” part put you off. Lujo’s actually uses high quality ingredients for their pizzas making it far from a junk food restaurant. The pizzas are great – they’re unique and full of flavor. You won’t find many similar pizzas in Cairo to the ones at Lujo’s. For example, their Buffalo Pizza is loaded with cheese, corn, jalapeños, and fried chicken marinated in a buffalo sauce. Our favorite is the Mushroom Truffle Pizza complete with mushrooms, fresh rocket, truffle oil, and a balsamic reduction. A must try!
Contact: +201028888835, website
This is one of Cairo’s most popular Italian restaurants boasting some of the best pizzas in town. It’s a charming restaurant that offers you deliciously cheesy pizzas that will leave you totally satisfied. There are no wacky or bizarre pizzas here. Instead, Porta D’oro focuses on serving beautiful classic pizzas including the Margherita and Napolitano. Staff is friendly, and service is prompt. A good overall experience we’d recommend to all.
Where: Dokki, Sheikh Zayed City (Americana Plaza)
Contact: 19281, website
Pepenero is one of the only restaurants in Cairo that serves pizza with real buffalo mozzarella cheese. The pizza is very authentic, and surprisingly close to the real deal in Italy. Our favorite pizza was the “Don Livio” topped with cherry tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, peppers, and spicy salami. The atmosphere, interior decor, and music is just spot on. It’s a chic restaurant located in Korba – one of our favorite districts of Cairo.
Where: Heliopolis (Korba)
Contact: +201010101342, website
Our overall experience at Il Mulino was very positive. Our favorite pizza? The Rucola Grison topped with mozzarella, grison meat, fresh rocket, tomatoes, parmigiano, and olive oil. The Napoletana was another major hit we think you should try. The crusts on all our pizzas were perfect, and timed to perfection in the oven. To top it off, Il Mulino is pet-friendly!
Contact: +201223288854, website
Il Divino Pizzeria
Il Divino is a gift to all pizza lovers in Zamalek. The restaurant is small but makes up for it with impeccable flavor. They’ll deliver steaming hot pizzas right to your doorstep too. There seems to be a focus on authenticity at Il Divino given the thickness of the dough, use of fresh produce, and distinctly Italian flavors. Our favorite pizza is the Siciliana topped with mozzarella, tomato sauce, oregano, goat cheese, sundried tomatoes and fresh olives. Dig in!
Contact: +201012228818, website
Crust is a very rustic experience, and one we’d strongly recommend to all. The pizzas aim to be as authentic and Italian as possible, and in our estimation, they’ve succeeded in that department. To nobody’s surprise, the deliciously thin crust is the star of the show. Our favorite pizza? The Oriental Sausage (sogo2) topped with sausage, mushrooms, cramelized onions, and fresh rocket. The classics are pretty damn good too, especially the Margherita. In short, it’s a top-notch Maadi pizzeria.
Contact: +201018661771, website
Maison Thomas really needs no introduction. It’s been around since the 20s and still manages to be one of the most popular pizzerias in Cairo with branches popping up everywhere. You can’t beat the “Mexico” pizza topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, cheddar cheese, chicken, sweet corn, onions, green peppers and hot sauce. And if that doesn’t get your mouth watering, try their Margherita, Marina, or Hot Dog pizza.
Where: Mohandeseen, El Rehab, Zamalek, Maadi, Sheikh Zayed City (Arkan Plaza), Heliopolis, Nasr City (Citystars)
If you’ve heard of Vinny’s, then you’ve probably heard about their pizza cakes. Layered pizzas in the form of a cake glued together with lots of cheese. Click here to get a glimpse of these cheesy monsters yourself. If that doesn’t build your appetite, you’ll be glad to know that Vinny’s serves normal pizzas. Our pick of the bunch is the Chicken BBQ pizza topped with mozzarella, tomato sauce, chicken and homemade BBQ sauce. Just make sure you leave room for dessert because their Apple Pie is an absolute winner.
Contact: 19867, website
Papa John’s Pizza
The third largest pizza chain in the world entered the Egyptian market a few years ago and has been rockin’ it ever since. The locals are mad for it, and admittedly, we are too. There’s not much to mention about the service as it’s pretty much on par with all other international chains. But the pizza is what it’s all about. Enjoy it at home with your friends as you watch Ahly vs Zamalek, kick back, and let the good times roll. That’s what Papa John’s means to us, and we reckon to most of you too.
Where: Click here for all branches
Contact: 19277, website
La Pizza Alforno
The gorgeous visible oven in the middle of the restaurant is something to behold. We love a restaurant that has nothing to hide. La Pizza Alforno is a charming restaurant with two branches, one in the Nile City Towers, and another in Citystars. The pizza has a deliciously smokey flavor, and the use of high quality of ingredients is a big plus. The “Dalida” pizza is by far one of our favorite pizzas in Cairo. This beauty is topped with tomato sauce, cheese, oriental sausage, sauteed onions, chilies, and oregano. A lovely pizzeria worthy of a place among the top 10.
Where: Cornich El Nil (Nile City Towers), Nasr City (Citystars)
Contact: +201204094444, website