CNR Café & Bistro
This relaxed bistro in Craighall Park serves modern South African dishes and boasts a deli and coffee shop with croissants, but that’s not why they are on this list. We’ve obviously mentioned them because they have some awesome pizzas if you have that cheesy craving! You can take your pick from a banting or wheat-free base if you have certain dietary requirements to keep in mind, and now for the best part: picking your pizza! We love the Pesto Rubbed Haloumi Pizza with chorizo, half portion of mozzarella and onions caramelised in apple juice; and the Prosciutto Pizza topped with artichoke, rocket, Padano shavings and a balsamic reduction. Yum! So, if you’re in the area, be sure to stop by CNR Café & Bistro.
Piza ē Vino
When it comes to Piza ē Vino, Italian food is not a trend, it’s a way of life! And this is why Piza ē Vino has been celebrated as one of Johannesburg’s top pizza spots when the craving hits. Their pizzas are just SO good! Here, you can expect to indulge in flavourful pizzas, created with only the best in high quality ingredients, and the crusts are just so moreish. A few of our favourites from this beloved pizza spot includes the James Brown (chicken, bacon, guacamole, red onion, cheddar and BBQ sauce) and the Porky The Pig (pepperoni, salami, bacon, caramelised onion feta and basil). You can never go wrong with a pizza treat from Piza ē Vino!
Now matter where you are in the city, there’s bound to be a Doppio Zero somewhere, ready and waiting to serve you delicious wood-fired pizzas so you can celebrate Pizza Day with your family and friends! If you believe pineapple belongs on pizza, then you best try the Paradiso which is also topped with country ham. For something meaty and a little spicy, we’d definitely recommend the Leo Leone, topped with bacon, chorizo, mushrooms, green pepper, onion, and chilli. Or why not enjoy seafood on a pizza with their Tutti Frutti Di Mare, complete with calamari, calamari heads, prawn meat, mussels, garlic, parsley, and whole prawn(s). Stuck between two pizzas? Not a problem, order the Doppio and enjoy half of any two pizzas!
Col’Cacchio offers divine artisan wood-fired pizzas loaded with the freshest gourmet ingredients. Stop by on any day of the week for your fill of cheesy, meaty, vegetarian or vegan pizzas. Wondering what’s on the menu? Well, why not take your pick from the Hollywood Scene (bacon, thyme, rosso onion, avo, crispy onion); the Lazio (dairy-free nut based cheese, avo, balsamic roasted cherry tomato, pumpkin seeds, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil); the Moghul (Indian butter chicken, yoghurt, fior di latte mozzarella, coriander, crispy onion) or the Nacho Libre (jerk spiced chicken, sour cream, home-made guacamole, tomato chilli salsa, coriander). But that’s not all! There’s plenty more where that came from. Click here to take a look at the rest of the menu.
Bringing authentic Roman dining to the city, Lupa Osteria is just the place to visit if you’re looking to delight the taste buds with some hearty and full of flavour. We really love the sounds of their Yoga Bunny (Napoletana sauce, vegan mozzarella, roasted butternut, Piquanté Peppers, vegan basil pesto, avo and rocket); The Amy (butternut, feta, caramelised onion, pumpkin seeds and rocket); and the Massimo Calzone (tomato, mozzarella, ham, mushrooms, feta, caramelised onions and Parmesan, served with sliced avo and brushed with garlic butter).
Vegan Pizza In The City
If you are vegan or vegetarian and are looking for a yummy pizza to celebrate the day, here are some of the best vegan pizza spots in the city. Don’t you worry, you do not have to compromise on taste and quality at these top restaurants. These pizzas are so good, you won’t even miss the meat and dairy.