What do you do after chasing excellence at work or after watching a new film at the movie theatre? You reward yourself with a pizza, of course. Pizzas are widely popular among Hongkongers and are generally eaten right out of the oven with molten cheese and charred edges.
Thin crust or thick, Hong Kong’s top varieties of Italy’s celebrated gift-to-the-world goes above and beyond on impeccable quality and creativity. If you’re looking for an amazing pizzeria to share good memories with your friends, we’ve got you covered! Read through our top picks for the best pizza in Hong Kong.
Dough Bros — Multiple locations
Dough Bros is scrumptious proof of Hong Kong’s love for sourdough. Located in as many as six locations, Dough Bros offers you fantastic service and a delightful combination of pizza and doughnuts, all of it in an ambience curated with heart. One of their most popular pizzas is “The Classic” (HK$108), which comes with a crispy crust and a chewy sourdough base that is topped with basil, mozzarella, and tomato. A simple pizza with a tasty promise, especially when dipped in Dough Bro’s famous garlic and herb dip. Your meal is, of course, incomplete without satiating your sweet tooth with their freshly filled Nutella doughnut (HK$38).
Multiple locations in Happy Valley, Central, SOHO, Kennedy Town, Wan Chai, Quarry Bay
The Pizza Project — Central, Wan Chai
The Pizza Project is called the “dough acrobat” by many of its regulars because of its hand-tossed pizzas, fantastic value for many, and hip atmosphere. Your thin-crust pizza is cooked to perfection with a healthy amount of toppings and a delicious tomato sauce base. The Pizza Project offers 10 fluffy, delicious pizzas. Yet it is “Carbonara pizza” (HK$140) with pancetta, fior di latte, quail eggs, and tomato sauce that wins the hearts every time. Moreover, starters such as cold cuts and mozzarella fritters prepare you appetisingly for your main course in an ambience that gives special consideration to furniture spacing.
Central : G/F, 26 Peel Street | +852 2311 1815
Wan Chai : 5 Star Street | +852 2577 7227
Paisano’s Pizzeria — Multiple locations
Probably the largest pizzas you can find in Hong Kong, whether it’s a quick bite at lunch or a desperate 3:00 am slice before bed, Paisano’s serves up great New York-style pizza. With six locations around Hong Kong, you’re likely much closer to getting your fingers around one of their giant pizza slices than you think. Paisano’s has been in Hong Kong since 2009 and was one of the first restaurants to bring pizza by the slice to the city. Love it or hate it, there’s just something about a slice of Paisano’s pizza that’s hard to beat.
Multiple locations in Discovery Bay, Wan Chai, Tsim Sha Tsui, SOHO, Mong Kok, Sai Kung.
Motorino SoHo — SoHo, Wan Chai
Motorino originates from Brooklyn, New York and is helmed by French chef Mathieu Palombino. The décor is elegant, and a fine consideration is given to fixture spacing. Their pizzas are charred and crispy on the outside and super fluffy on the inside. In fact, Motorino’s entire menu is a luxurious delight. Yet their “Soppressata Piccante” (HK$208) with spicy salami and freshly cut chilli and garlic is tremendously deluxe. For lovers, a heart-shaped pizza is available on Monday nights.
Central : 14 Shelley Street | +852 2801 6881
Wan Chai : 15 Ship Street | +852 2520 0690
Pizzeria Jacomax — Sheung Wan
Pizzeria Jacomax is one of the most well-known pizzerias in Sheung Wan. Packed at lunch time, if you find a spot, it will be one of your local favourites due to its fabulous Neapolitan pizzas. On a typical Friday night, the highly-compact restaurant is jam-packed with people feasting themselves with freshly baked bread and salads, and, of course, pizza. You can spoil yourself with as many as 19 varieties of pizza or even choose your own toppings. Still, their widely popular “Gorgonzola & Apple White Pizza” is a sure-shot winner.
88 Commercial Building, 28-34 Wing Lok Street | +852 2851 4688
Ciao Chow — Central
Arguably the best pizza joint for people watching, you’ll find Ciao Chow right in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong with great views of all the madness that takes place just a few feet away. The restaurant offers splendid decor (e.g. copper accents and marble tables) and an ambience that screams cosiness. In fact, Ciao Chow is the first Hong Kong restaurant to be honoured with a VPN (Verace Pizza Napoletana) certification. A VPN-certified pizzaiolo uses specific techniques and ingredients to make original Neapolitan pizza. The place is famous for its brunches and a broad range of pizzas, and among them, “Margherita” pizza (HK$178) takes the proverbial cake with its delicious toppings and high quality extra virgin olive oil.
G/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street | +852 2344 0005
La Camionetta — Central
La Camionetta is one of the best pizza spots in Soho. The interior gives a bistro vibe, and the service is first rate. Of course, their pizzas are delicious. The eatery is owned by a sweet Italian couple, who offer as many as 16 varieties of pizza. Among them, “Le Margherita” (HK$88) with its fior di latte cheese, fresh basil, and secret-recipe tomato sauce is a best-seller. Don’t forget to try their “Il Piatto Della Burrata” (HK$158) made with pesto sauce and parma ham on focaccia. Pure heaven.
G/F, 12A Elgin Street | +852 6717 0536
Fini’s — Central, Wan Chai
Say hello to large, tasteful pizzas and a colourful, cosy vibe. Fini’s Italian American is rated as the best ‘Italian in Hong Kong’ by USA Today, and with some merit. The restaurant walls are artfully decorated, and there’s a bar at the entrance. The casual bistro-like vibe gives the impression of an American-style eatery. Fini’s Italian American offers six variations of pizza, with “Brooklyn Special” (HK$280) being their signature offering for many visitors. It is made with homemade mozzarella, basil, and fried eggplant. Lastly, save some space for their delicious pasta.
Central : 49 Elgin Street | +852 2387 6338
Wan Chai : 69 Stone Nullah Lane | +852 3182 0128
Mother of Pizzas — Causeway Bay
Mother of Pizzas is a compact, simple Italian eatery that serves appetising wood-fired pizzas based on Neapolitan and New York traditions. The wheat dough used to make pizzas is slowly proofed for about two days and is flash-baked in Mother of Pizza’s woodstone oven. The outcome is a crispy, chewy pizza loaded with toppings on a thin crust. The signature varieties of Mother of Pizzas include “Pepperoni L’Americano” (HK$198), a meat lover’s delight, and “Crazy Cheese” (HK$228), a four-cheese pizza with fior di latte, mozzarella, fontina, and Grana Padano.
Ground Shop, 13-19 Leighton Road | +852 2891 2221
CIAK — Central
CIAK offers some of Hong Kong’s favourite pizzas – just think about “Prosciutto and Formaggi” pizza (HK$240). The restaurant is also a proud recipient of one Michelin Star in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Their executive chef, Valentino Ugolini, gives fine consideration to their homemade pizza dough that is proofed for 36 hours, resulting in a chewy texture and a good rise. Their entire menu is a delight. Still, if you’re feeling a bit luxurious, try their “Tartufo Nero” that is served with Italian egg yolk, mozzarella, taleggio, and a generous topping of shaved black truffles.
Shop 327-333, 3/F Landmark Atrium, 15 Queens Road Central | +852 2522 8869
208 Duecento Otto — Central
Located close to St. Matthew’s Church, 208 Duecento Otto’s décor includes dark wood furniture spread across two spacious floors and white and blue-tiled walls. The place offers sumptuous wood-fired pizza topped with premium-quality Italian ingredients. You mustn’t miss their “Veneziana” pizza (HK$258) served with tiger prawn, manila clams, and Buffalo mozzarella DOP. Note that it is required to reserve your spot beforehand. Lastly, the service is marvellous without being overbearing.
208 Hollywood Road | +852 2549 0208
CAPO — Sai Ying Pun, Central
CAPO Sai Ying Pun is a hidden little gem, located next to the Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery. A cosy ambience complemented with fantastic service, their delightful antipasti boards and Italian wine selection are of particular note. If it’s your first visit to CAPO, you cannot go wrong with the “Pizza Napoletana” (HK$148) and Tiramisu (HK$78). The second location under the Capo Group family serves up equally authentic Italian dishes.
Sai Ying Pun : Basement, 49 Bonham Road | +852 2246 8030
Central: 1/F, 51 Elgin St | +852 5529 3058
Alvy’s — Kennedy Town
Alvy’s located in Kennedy Town is a must-visit restaurant for tasteful New York-style pizzas and an excellent range of craft beers and cocktails. The establishment offers evenly spaced tables that allow for elbow room, or a view of the sunset by the water if you decide to do takeaway. Alvy’s showstopper is their “Fort Greene” pizza (HK$178) that is served with shaved asparagus, basil pesto, bocconcini mozzarella, and sauteed mushrooms.
8 Holland Street | +852 2312 2996
La Brata — Central
Friendly service, generous portions of pizzas, and homemade pasta await you at La Brata. Located next to the Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, their most popular variety is Burrata e Pesto (HK$ 168), which is served with burrata, fior di latte mozzarella, pesto and tomato sauce. As far as non-pizza items, La Brata is also famous for cheese and cold cut platters and excellent al dente pasta (think Duck Ragu and Four Cheese Gnocchi).
11 Old Bailey Street | +852 9080 7859
Posto Pubblico — Central
Posto Pubblico literally means a meeting place, and this one in Central is quite a happening one with the vibe of an original New York Italian diner. The place is known for its pasta dishes and pizzas, especially the “Bronx Bomber Pizza Fritta” (HK$179) made with high-quality Danish pork. Despite being a crowded spot, service is always attentive and accompanied with a smile.
28 Elgin Street | +852 2257 77160
Al Forno Cafe and Bar — Causeway Bay
Al Forno is a popular little gem in Causeway Bay, serving delicious Italian cuisine. The cafe features funky décor and a comforting ambience and serves quality drinks, tasty spaghetti and wings, and of course, pizzas. First-time visitors cannot go wrong with “Quattro Formaggi” (HK$148), Al Forno’s signature pizza. However, if you love spice, then you mustn’t miss their house special pizza, the “Pizza Al Forno 2.0” (HK$168) with jalapeño and chili.
218 Gloucester Road | +852 5474 2658
Amalfitana — Central, Repulse Bay
Authentic, traditional Italian pizzas can be found at Amalfitana. Quality products, fresh ingredients, and longer rising times for dough, are the secrets for these delicious treats your palate will love. Amalfitana is helmed by Michel Degli Agosti, whose global culinary experience has earned him the title of Maestro Pizzaiolo. In fact, the entire menu is a reflection of Agosti’s artistry. The pizzeria offers a host of pizza varieties ranging from “Margherita” (HK$140) to the folded “Calzone” (HK$190), besides serving delicious cocktails to complement your food.
Central : Yu Yuet Lai Building, Shops D&E, G/F, 43-55 Wyndham Street | +852 2688 2001
Repulse Bay : G/F, The Pulse, 28, 105 Beach Road | +852 2388 7787
Swish Pizza — Kwun Tong
If you’re craving traditional Swedish pizzas, hop into the ultra-compact Swish Pizza to satiate your hunger pangs without hurting your budget. The menu is quite detailed, with four categories based on varying complexity of ingredients, and may confuse first-time visitors, who are better off asking the attentive staff for recommendations. A pie of note is the “Westrobothnia” with Västerbottenost cheese, aged for over 14 months.
Everest Industrial Centre, Unit M, 5/F, 396 Kwun Tong Road | +852 3460 2474
Theo Mistral by Theo Randall — Tsim Sha Tsui
Theo Mistral is one of Hong Kong’s finest Italian restaurants, located in the Intercontinental Grand Stanford hotel. It is helmed by Chef Theo Randall, who is an award-winning British chef. The menu is inspired by Randall’s love for Italian cuisines and is fired with fresh ingredients. In fact, Theo Mistral’s signature pasta offering “Cappelletti di Vitello”, with slow cooked veal and pancetta, takes a couple of days to make. So while you wait for their signature cuisine, there’s baked cheese soufflé as well as Veal cappelletti to soothe your appetite, and of course, amazing pizzas with simple, classic ingredients.
Intercontinental Grand Stanford, 70 Mody Road | +852 2731 2870
Cafe Deco Pizzeria — Tsim Sha Tsui
With a spacious location inside Elements, Cafe Deco Pizzeria is a great option if you’re looking for a selection of innovative pizzas, pasta dishes, and sharing platters. Taking inspiration from well-known Asian cuisine, you’ll find options like the chef-recommended “Korean Bulgogi” pizza (HK$168). You’d also be hardpressed to find anything like their “M6 Wagyu Beef” pizza (HK$185) with prawns and garlic aioli at any other pizzeria.
Shop 2133, ELEMENTS, 1 Austin Road West | +852 2196 8099