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Food & Drink

12 perfect pizzas in Dubai

Wed, December 7, 2022

Whether you prefer your pizza classic and simple or packed with creative toppings, here's where to grab Dubai's best slices.

Whether you prefer your pizza classic and simple or packed with creative toppings, here's where to grab Dubai's best slices.


Pitfire Pizza


Looking for the best pizza in Dubai? Pitfire Pizza is up there with the finest in the city, Located in the centre of Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Pitfire has plenty of loyal customers thanks to their commitment to using high-quality local ingredients. The star attraction is the artisan dough, which can take up to 72 hours to make and is always perfectly crispy. Diners can expect to find all the usual varieties of pies, plus some more inventive options such as the Spudnik, which is topped with roasted potatoes.




New York-style pizzas in Dubai don’t get much better than Motorino. The famed pizzas are made with dough that has a traditional two-day rising process to create a bubbly yet crispy crust. And the soppressata piccante – topped with spicy beef salami – is a global bestseller with good reason. The original Big Apple outpost was put on the map when celebrities started flocking to it, and its Dubai-based sister space in JA Ocean View Hotel has a similarly upbeat vibe. 

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    Scalini Italian Restaurant


    If you’re on the hunt for an upmarket pizzeria then look no further. Located in the Four Seasons Resort on Jumeirah Beach Road, Scalini's diverse range of menu options can be traced back to old recipe books from Italy. With a focus on the highest quality ingredients, chefs prepare many of the exquisite dishes in front of customers. Try the carpaccio pizza for crispy carasau bread, thinly sliced raw beef with mustard, rucola and an option for additional truffle. Elsewhere on the menu, seafood devotees can find the finest Dover sole, turbot, Mediterranean prawns and more.


    The Artisan


    Housed on the ground floor of the upmarket Waldorf Astoria Dubai International Financial Centre, this chic restaurant has secured a name for itself by serving up some of the most authentic Italian food in town. All pizzas are fermented for 72 hours before serving, and the black truffle pizza is a particular favourite. But you'll find yourself coming back to sample the whole menu, as even the simplest dishes are executed to perfection with superior ingredients sourced from Italy. 




    Pair your shopping trip with the perfect pizza from Carluccio’s. With several venues across Dubai, the beloved Italian restaurant chain is a must-try for any pizza fanatic. The Dubai Mall branch offers majestic views of Downtown Dubai, including The Dubai Fountain, Burj Khalifa and more. Elsewhere, foodies can find Piedmont-style cuisine at Arabian Ranches and Dubai Marina Mall. There’s a huge section of menu dedicated to pizza here, with a special gluten-free section.


    The Byron Bathers Club


    The Byron Bathers Club has all your poolside pizza cravings covered. Chef Tom Arnel's waterside spot on the shores of Palm Jumeirah takes inspiration from Australian beaches, with a surf-style aesthetic and menu that you can happily graze on all day, including a choice of wood-fired sourdough pizzas with a range of delicious toppings. Choose from pizzas including the margherita, the truffle and the roasted pumpkin, or opt for the Byron's marinara for a seafood feast. For something a little different, try the fish tacos with coconut breaded haddock fillet and wash it down with a mango and passionfruit smoothie. 




    Forget about making your way to Italy’s Amalfi Coast for fresh Italian pizza – simply make your way to Alici instead. With a super setting overlooking the sparkling shores of the lively Jumeirah Beach Residence, this chic Italian restaurant is perfect for a lazy lunch or date night pizza for two. Try the Alici special for a crispy base topped with burrata, anchovies, wild rocket and datterino tomatoes. This waterfront eatery also hosts a lavish brunch every Saturday.



    Pizzas-in-Dubai-Bella Restaurant

    For gourmet pizza and stunning panoramic views of Dubai, look no further than Bella. Divided into restaurant and lounge areas, this high-end eatery in Business Bay has a glass ceiling and retractable windows, ensuring a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience. Gaze at Burj Khalifa while you enjoy pizzas with mouthwatering toppings from pistachio pesto and shimeji mushrooms to taleggio cheese and black truffles. Alternatively, opt for the belgua caviar with hazelnut, the salmon tartare with beetroot or the ever-tempting truffle fries. 


    Fi'lia Dubai

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    Named after the Italian for "daughter", this restaurant in Business Bay is run by an all-female team and specialises in family-focused Italian food. The cheesy pizzas, straight from the firewood oven, are a particular delight. Go for the classic Margherita pizza with fresh buffalo mozzarella and you'll be hooked. Located on the 70th floor of SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences, Fi'lia Dubai also offers beautiful views of the city.


    Moon Slice

    Check out this Emirati-owned, award-winning pizzeria in Dar wasl. On the menu you'll find all manner of tempting Italian dishes, from the truffle pie stuffed with cheese to the creamy pesto pasta with asparagus and smoked chicken. The restaurant's artisan pizza selection strikes an impeccable balance between creativity and tradition, with ingredients including short ribs in barbecue base sauce and avocado with a zesty yuzu kosho mayonnaise.


    Blu Pizzeria

    This boutique pizza place in Umm Suqeim Harbour has quickly became a favourite for foodies across the city. Less is most definitely more here, with a minimalistic menu that features just six choices of pizza. Try the burrata with cherry tomatoes, basil leaves and balsamic vinegar for a meal that's as simple as it is extraordinary. Truffle fans meanwhile will gravitate towards the tartufo, whose rich flavours are sure to delight any diner.


    Monno Ristorante

    Monno ristorante

    Uncomplicated and wholesome Italian food is the order of the day at this cosy trattoria. Sample homemade gnocchi, ravioli and ink tortellini, before moving onto the delights of the pizza menu. The margherita combines mozzarella from Napoli with tomato sauce from San Marzano, while the seafood marinara is another treat for the senses. If you've got a sweet tooth, why not finish your gastronomic tour of Italy with the artisanal hazelnut gelato or a slice of passionfruit cheesecake.

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