You might’ve recently seen crowds gathering around a venue with no sign on the Emirgan shore, on the same side of the street as La Boom. For those don’t know what all the fuss is about, the venue is actually a pizzeria, dubbed Pizza Emirgan by neighborhood residents and regulars. Here, patrons get to enjoy 25 types of Neapolitan pizza from a wood-fired oven, served at an elongated stool-lined bar or on the three or four tables out front.
Pizza master Kadir Aytekin took an Italian menu and adapted it to the Turkish palate, with his top recommendations being the pies with zucchini blossoms, avocado and shrimp, artichokes and truffles, or simply cheddar cheese. If you’d like to mix and match, you’ll be happy to note that they’ll soon start serving pizza by the slice.
Pizza Emirgan brings another Italian tradition to Emirgan in the form of six breakfast pizzas – including one with sucuk and eggs and another with white cheese and tapenade – served from 08.30 to 12.30.
For breakfast, you can opt for the classic Nutella pizza or tiramisu, or take the chef’s recommendation and sample the Pizza Panna Di Zucca, which comes with pumpkin cream, pistachios and walnuts, sprinkled with a generous serving of powdered sugar. Merve Arkunlar
|Venue name:||Pizza Emirgan||Contact:|
Sakıp Sabancı Caddesi 14A, Emirgan
|Opening hours:||Daily 08.30-23.00|