The best pizza in Hong Kong
The famed New York pizza chain's first outing in Hong Kong has proven to be a successful one, serving up a stripped back menu of classic pizzas (along with a couple of delicious oddities). If you're getting bored of your margherita, opt for Motorino’s prosciutto di parma pie as the saltiness of the ham balances out the scorched crust flavours and adds an extra layer to the dish.
This Hollywood Road spot has been serving up rustic Italian fare for years and has never lost its status as one of the best pizza joints in the city. Margherita is the way to go here, made in traditional Neopolitan style in a custom-designed pizza oven shipped straight from Italy. The crust is light and crunchy and the base thin, the sauce is bursting with flavour, and the buffalo mozzarella is the savoury icing on top.
This laid-back New York-style bar/resto has made a fairly big impact in the sleepy backstreets of Kennedy Town since opening last year. If you're looking to try something new then this is the place, Alvy’s mixing its local flair with classic, New York-style pizza. Try the Bak Gwei pie topped with gruyere béchamel, mozzarella and char siu. It's so wrong that it's bizarrely right.
You’d think that this Repulse Bay resto would rest on the laurels of its beautiful setting but nay, its wood-fired pizzas are the real deal. A cold beer plus one of the signature Amalfitana pizzas topped with porcini mushrooms, bufala mozzarella, parma ham and rocket – taken in along with the resplendent view – is a true joy.
Most places selling pizza in and around Lan Kwai Fong aren't particularly interested in breaking the mould in terms of service and pizza – they want you in and out the door as quickly as possible. Not so at this fancy, intimidatingly large mecca for all things Italian cuisine. Honestly? Go straight for the margherita pizza, everything else on the menu is surplus to requirements. It's expertly made and uses the freshest basil around, which elevates it beyond the usual grease-dripping LKF alternatives.
This small chain may not opt for the classically rustic leanings of somewhere like 208 but that doesn't mean it can't go toe-to-toe when it comes to Neopolitan-style pizza. Owner Jacobo Maximiliano is an Italian native who only uses ingredients from his homeland to create his pizzas. Expect tomatoes from Naples and mozzarella from Puglia – the origin helps make all the difference.
This classically-leaning, High Street spot takes a no-nonsense approach to pizza with generously sized, modestly topped pizzas that should please even the most discerning fan. There's a lovely burst of fresh sweetness in the tomatoes here (that's best enjoyed in its fior de latte pizza) and the lasagne is no slouch either.
Notice what's been missing so far? As it stands, we've only delved into the Kate Moss-es of the pizza world. If, like us, you're partial to a thicker specimen of pizza then Posto Pubblico's Bronx Bomber is the pinnacle. Charred in an iron skillet and brought to the table in said skillet, it's a thick, doughy beast of a pizza loaded with crumbled sausage, pepperoni, plenty of mozzarella and fresh oregano. You might wish you were dead after eating it, but at least you’ll die happy.