The Best Pizza in Cairo

Discover where to find seriously good pizzas in Cairo

best pizza pizzas restaurants cairo

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

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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!
Where: Zamalek
Contact: +201028888835, website

Porta D’oro

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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

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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

Il Mulino

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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!
Where: Maadi
Contact: +201223288854, website

Il Divino Pizzeria

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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!
Where: Zamalek
Contact: +201012228818, website

Crust

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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.
Where: Maadi
Contact: +201018661771, website

Maison Thomas

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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)
Contact: +201224336986

Vinny’s Pizzeria

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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.
Where: Maadi
Contact: 19867, website

Papa John’s Pizza

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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

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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

13 COMMENTS

  1. Guess you didn’t try ANDIAMO pizza in Heliopolis ????!!!!!
    66 Omart Ibn EL Khattab street.
    The real thing.

  2. Best pizza I have ever eaten in my life is Basmala. A very traditional restaurant in Nasr City. It makes pizza better than Italians.

    • I went to olivo on the day it opened and probably 10 times after that over time. The last time i visited was last month. their standards have been dropping so fast, and the pizza gets worse and worse with every visit. i would never consider them in the top 10. even papa john’s is better.

  3. I’m sorry guys, but this list is really a shame.

    Have you done your research? Egypt (and by Egypt here we all mean cairo) has few pizza places, which doesnt it make it hard to place a 10 of them, but instead you placed a global junk pizza chain in it? (Papa Johns) Really? is this the best you could do?

    If you’ve worked hard a little, may be you would came across “Olivo” the new pizza bar in Zamalek, which should be included in this list if not on top in my humble opinion.

    • see somaya’s comment above. they r not as good as they once were. i can confirm this. i also went at the beginning and it was really good, now it’s very bad. papa john’s is not bad. you know we all love it deep down 😛

    • @Tarik, you’re dad is a partner in olivo that’s why you’re butthurt! papi’s pizza joint didn’t make it to the top 10 so your solution is to be a rude bitch. papi must be so proud his son is a sarcastic vagina. Papa John’s crushes olivo’s joke pizza any day. olivo only makes money because of their license to sell alcohol. get the crowd drunk enough to eat shit. and by shit here we all mean olivo’s pizza.

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