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. Pizza shops are widely popular in Hong Kong so Hongkongers have high expectations, with pies 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.

Alice Pizza — Wan Chai

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This pizzeria renowned for its thin, light and crispy ‘al taglio’ pizzas, which are cut into pieces and sold by weight, will make its Asia debut in Hong Kong. So diners will have the convenience of choosing freshly baked pizza based on the size and quantity they want, made from ingredients imported from Italy. Two dozen different toppings will be available every day from a dedicated pizza menu featuring classic flavours, as well as vegetarian and vegan offerings.

G/F, 92 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai

The Cipollini Pizzeria — Kowloon

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This family-friendly Italian diner serves a range of artisan pizzas (© The Cipollini Pizzeria)

Experience authentic Italian delight at The Cipollini Pizzeria. This family-friendly diner serves rustic Italian classics, from antipasti such as beef carpaccio to handmade pastas and artisan pizzas, including the luxurious Truffle Ravioli. For a slice of Italy, try their unique Romano Al Taglio pizzas, served with a delightfully thicker crust. Finish your meal with their homemade Italian gelato, available in seasonal flavours, or the classic tiramisu.

Price Range: $$$
Location: Shop G012, G/F, Airside, 2 Concorde Road, Kai Tak
Contact: Website | Instagram | Facebook | +852 2666 0238

Fiata Pizza — Central

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Perfectly charred pizza from Fiata (© Fiata Pizza)

Earning the No.8 spot on the 2022 list of Top 50 Pizzas in Asia-Pacific, Fiata has a proven track record of making excellent Neopolitan pizzas. It is named for the restaurant’s pizzaolo, Salvatore Fiata, who comes from a family of pizzaolos in southern Italy. The airy crust with the quintessential leopard spotting gives way to a moist centre topped with simple, yet excellent quality ingredients. This comes as no surprise, given that Fiata exclusively uses D.O.P label ingredients from Italy. The Capricciosa (HK$175) with San Marzano tomatoes, roasted artichoke, and smoked pancetta is a must-try.

2 Staunton St, Central | +852 6032 6626

Ristorante Pizzeria Da Vincenzo — Tai Kok Tsui

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The XXL pizza (© Ristorante Pizzeria Da Vincenzo)

Another great pizzeria in a location you may not expect it, Da Vincenzo is a quaint Italian restaurant just a short walk from Olympic MTR station. With just around 20 seats at closely packed tables, this is a no-frills spot offering scrumptious pasta and thin crust pizza. Don’t let the small space fool you – the food and wine menu are extensive. If you walk in starving, or if just to get an shocking picture, you have to try the massive XXL pizza that’s longer than two forearms across.

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10 Pok Man St, Tai Kok Tsui | +852 2949 9230

Dough Bros — Multiple locations

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Dough Bros serves up personal pizzas exclusively (© Dough Bros)

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$118), 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 Hong Kong

Mama Mia! Pizzeria — Kowloon

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Italian sausage pizza (© Mama Mia! Pizzeria)

One of our favourite pizzerias on Kowloon side is takeaway pizza spot, Mama Mia! Pizzeria. Located in Kowloon City, they offer cost-effective, Hong Kong-style pizzas inspired by the Italian tradition. They use fresh, honest ingredients and don’t hold any punches with their fusion flavours, with items such as the coriander pizza with the coriander pesto. You can even get a half and half pizza to create harmony if your group can’t agree on just one flavour. For your first visit, we recommend getting the signature Mama Mia Pizza (HK$138) with pepperoni, salami, ham, and garlic pesto.

44A Lion Rock Rd, Kowloon City | +852 2558 8335

The Pizza Project — Central & Wan Chai

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The Pizza Project’s light, fluffy pizza with shaved eggplant (© Pirata Group)

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. Called the best pizza in Hong Kong by many, the Pizza Project offers 14 fluffy, delicious pizzas. Yet it is the “Carbonara” (HK$160) 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 St | +852 6215 2808
  • Wan Chai: G/F, 5 Star St | +852 2577 7227

Paisano’s Pizzeria — Multiple locations

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Paisano’s was among the first pizzerias to serve pizza by the slice in Hong Kong (© Paisano’s Pizzeria)

Probably the largest pizzas you can find in Hong Kong, whether it’s a quick bite at lunch or a desperate 3am slice before bed, Paisano’s serves up fantastic New York-style pizza. With six locations around Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui, Wan Chai, and Sai Kung, to name a few), 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 Hong Kong

Motorino — SoHo & Wan Chai

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Pizza for lovers with crispy crust at Motorino (© Motorino)

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 St | +852 2801 6881
  • Wan Chai: 15 Ship St | +852 2520 0690

Pizzeria Jacomax — Sheung Wan

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Rocket and salami pizza (© Pizzeria Jacomax)

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.

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Shop C, 88 Commercial Building, 28-34 Wing Lok St, Sheung Wan | +852 2851 4688

Ciao Chow — Sai Ying Pun & Ocean Park

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Ciao Chow’s pizza is certified authentic (© Ciao Chow)

Arguably the best pizza joint for people watching, you’ll find Ciao Chow in Sai Ying Pun (they also have a kiosk a few steps into Ocean Park). 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, the Margherita pizza (HK$98) takes the proverbial cake with its delicious toppings and high quality extra virgin olive oil.

  • Sai Ying Pun: Shops 1 & 2, G/F, High Park 99, 35 Western St | +852 9603 1832
  • Ocean Park: Lakeside Chill I Waterfront, Ocean Park, Aberdeen | +852 6190 6021

La Camionetta — Central

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La Camionetta’s authentic offerings with parmesan, rocket, and proscuitto (© La Camionetta)

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$98) 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 St, Central | +852 6717 0082

Fini’s Italian American — Multiple Locations

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The Brooklyn Special (© Fini’s)

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$130 for the 18-inch pie) 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 St | +852 2387 6338
  • West Kowloon: R001, 3/F & Roof, Civic Square, ELEMENTS, 1 Austin Rd West | +852 2736 4887
  • Wan Chai: 69 Stone Nullah Ln | +852 3182 0128

Mother of Pizzas — Causeway Bay

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Expect a bit of a wait at the popular Causeway Bay pizzeria (© Mother of Pizzas)

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 for 13-inch pizza), a meat lover’s delight, and “Crazy Cheese” (HK$228 also for 13-inch pizza), a four-cheese pizza with fior di latte, mozzarella, fontina, and Grana Padano.

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G/F, 13-19 Leighton Rd, Causeway Bay | +852 2891 2221

CIAK — Central & Tai Koo

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CIAK’s generous truffle-topped Tartufo Nero (© CIAK)

CIAK offers some of Hong Kong’s favourite pizzas – just think about “Prosciutto and Formaggi” pizza (HK$260). 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.

  • Central: Shop 327-333, 3/F Landmark Atrium, 15 Queens Rd Central, Central | +852 2522 8869
  • Tai Koo: Shop 265, 2/F, Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Rd | +852 2116 5128

Amalfitana — Central & Repulse Bay

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Amalfitana’s veggie-licious pizza (© Amalfitana)

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$150) to the “Calzone” folded pizza (HK$200), besides serving delicious cocktails to complement your food.

  • Central: Shops D&E, G/F, Yu Yuet Lai Building, 43-55 Wyndham St | +852 2688 2001
  • Repulse Bay: G/F, The Pulse, 28, 105 Beach Rd | +852 2388 7787

Theo Mistral by Theo Randall — Tsim Sha Tsui

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Theo Mistral’s classic Regina pizza (© Theo Mistral by Theo Randall)

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.

B2/F, Intercontinental Grand Stanford, 70 Mody Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui | +852 2731 2870

Cafe Deco Pizzeria — West Kowloon

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The Peking Duck pizza (© Cafe Deco Pizzeria)

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 “Peking Duck” pizza (HK$178). You’d also be hardpressed to find anything like their “M6 Wagyu Beef and Prawn” pizza (HK$192) with prawns and garlic aioli at any other pizzeria.

Shop 2133, ELEMENTS, 1 Austin Rd West, West Kowloon | +852 2196 8099

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