Thin or thick, round or square, plain Margherita or spicy Diavolo. No matter what your taste, there’s a pizza for you. Read on to discover our personal favourites among the best pizzas in Hong Kong.
A huge beneficiary of the worldwide boom in artisanal pizza places, Hong Kong is chock-full of speciality Italian joints that each serve up their own take on this mouthwatering classic. From quick pizza fixes to gourmet takes, avante-garde toppings to dough just like Mamma made it, we’ve rounded up the very best spots to sort out your pizza craving. You’re welcome.
For all Neapolitan pizza lovers out there, Homeslice is an amazing shout. New on the block and sporting an interior with neon signs and posters that reflect their love for punk and alternative rock bands, their beautifully-cooked pizzas are created to be crispy on the outside with a light and fluffy interior and a thick crust. Keep an eye out for the tasty side dishes like their sticky lamb ribs, not to mention their extensive selection of vegetarian pizzas in their repertoire.
Insider’s Tip: They have a selection of incredibly tasty milkshakes to complement your pizza. Our top recommendation is ‘Coffee Eyes.’
Address: Shop 3 Bohemian House, 321 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun
Open From: Mon – Thu: 11:30 am – 1 pm, Fri: 11:30 am – 1 am, Sat: 10 am – 1 am, Sun: 10 am – 11 pm
Pizzeria Italia is absolutely ideal for those wanting a no-frills, good-value pizza experience. Having just moved across the street for a far bigger venue, they have managed to package a casual dining spot in a homely setting. The sheer variety of their pizza selection is, we think, pretty unrivalled around town, topping almost 40 different choices, and is offered at reasonable prices of around HKD 115 for a regular and 140 for a legitimately large pizza that’s food for plenty.
Insider’s Tip: Ask for their off-the-menu special Porcini Truffle Pizza.
Address: Ground Floor, 46 High St, Sai Ying Pun
Open From: 11:30 am – 11 pm
Situated just beside the Soho escalators and thanks to an insanely good value lunch set running from 12-4pm, Motorino is the place to go for a hearty lunchtime pizza. Served with a complimentary starter like their spicy grilled corn-on-the-cob, their Neapolitan-style pizzas are hand-tossed and baked to order, so make sure you don’t leave their perfectly-charred-yet-soft crusts behind. Apart from the usual suspects like Margheritas and marinaras, they also have some interesting selections – think Brussels Sprout Pizza – not to be found elsewhere.
Insider’s Tip: Pop an email to [email protected] and join them on every first Saturday of the month for a pizza-making party to get your Italian cheffing skills up to scratch.
Address: Soho Branch: 14 Shelley St, Central, Wan Chai Branch: 15 Ship St, Wan Chai
Open From: Soho Branch: 12 pm – 12 am, Wan Chai Branch: 11 am – 11 pm
Like Neapolitan-style crust, but New York-style toppings? Then head straight to Mother of Pizzas, where they firmly believe they’ve combined the best of both worlds. Having spent years learning the art of pizza making in authentic restaurants in Vancouver’s ‘Little Italy,’ the founder and chef of Mother of Pizzas finally opened a restaurant in Hong Kong to serve doughy-yet-crispy wonders in either a filling 13-inch size or a whopping 18-inch monster to share with friends. All the pizzas here are deliciously cheesy too, each sporting at least three different kinds of cheeses.
Insider’s Tip: If you don’t have time for a sit-down meal, you can always buy a single slice of one of five huge pizzas they have at the front for takeaway.
Address: 19 Leighton Rd, Causeway Bay
Open From: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
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If you haven’t yet tried sourdough pizza, head down to Alvy’s. This novel, American-style pizza bar’s chewy and flavourful dough will make you wonder why every pizza isn’t created with the same sourdough base. Here, they also get creative on the toppings front with a fantastic selection of fusion toppings such as the ‘Bak Gwei’ featuring Char Siu pork or ‘Ma-La-Di-Da’ with Sichuan tomatoes.
Insider’s Tip: Keep an eye out for some of their starters too, such as the ‘Typhoon Shelter Sweetbreads,’ a unique take on the classic Hong Kong flavourful recipe.
Address: 8 Holland St, Kennedy Town
Open From: Mon – Fri: 4 pm – 12 am, Sat – Sun: 11 – 12 am
If you fancy a fantastic pizza before a night out in Lan Kwai Fong, Ciao Chow is a no-brainer. From its streetside location at the base of the California Tower and in the heart of the action, this sleek Italian-style cafeteria serves up delicious Neapolitan-style pizzas and pasta to a relaxed, happy crowd – as well as an extensive antipasti selection. Plus, 25 craft beers on tap make it an ideal spot to hang out with some friends after work.
Insider’s Tip: Check it out at the weekend for a well-priced brunch serving up all the classics for the reasonable price of HKD 298.
Address: G/F, California Tower, 30-32 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central
Open From: Sun – Thu: 12 pm – 2 am, Fri – Sat: 12 pm – 4 am
With a Michelin Star under its belt for three years running now, Ciak has earned its place on this list as being the fancy joint to go to for a truly special pizza night. The sister restaurant of one of Hong Kong’s most revered Italian restaurants 8 ¹⁄₂ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Ciak takes its craft seriously, using five different kinds of Italian flour and dough set to rest for a minimum of 36 hours to conjure up their flavour. One notable mention is their Black Truffle Pizza – not something you see in a restaurant trying to cut costs.
Insider’s Tip: Consider this as a spot for a business lunch to impress and go for their set lunch which offers hungry customers a great deal.
Address: Shop 327-333, 3/F Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen’s Road Central
Open From: 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Looking for a real New York-style pizza to chow down on? Fini’s offers up some of the most hearty versions, all overflowing with toppings. Consider their ‘Brooklyn Special’ if you love a good dose of veggies or try ‘The Bronx’ if you’re a meat-lover. Coming in at a size of 18 inches, they’re perfect to share between a bunch of friends.
Insider’s Tip: On weekends and public holidays, add HKD 98 to your bill and get free flow prosecco or Asahi.
Address: 49 Elgin St, Central
Open From: 8 am – 10:30 pm
Situated at the heart of Central just outside IFC, Liberty Pizza is the perfect place to head for a quick office lunch or after-work takeaway. They have a nicely limited menu so you don’t waste time being indecisive, yet it remains varied enough to hold your attention. The ingredients used here are some of the highest quality around, helping make a simple yet delicious pizza. Oh, and they’re square, too, so you’re getting a higher pizza-per-box ratio for your money!
Insider’s Tip: Check out their White Pizzas – one of the most satisfyingly light options out there for when you’re not feeling the full tomatoey loadout.
Address: 8 Connaught Road, Central
Open From: Mon – Sat: 12 pm – 9 pm
For those searching for a good riff on a Chicago deep-pan pizza, look no further. Posto Pubblico serves up some seriously cheesy, doughy offerings. Head there for cocktails and a piping hot pizza served on the very same skillet it’s charred on.
Insider’s Tip: They have a free flow Happy Hour, Mon – Fri from 5 – 7 pm for HKD 98 per person, so bring along some mates after work!
Address: 28 Elgin St, Central
Open From: 12 pm – 10:30 pm