There’s no such thing as bad pizza, so the saying goes, but making a good pizza requires patience, skilled hands and a generous amount of quality toppings. Here are some of the best pizza joints in KL to visit when you just need that slice of heaven.
Not going with the usual Italian or New York pizza parlour, My Pizza Lab is redefining pizza with their eccentric pizzas. You will find an assortment of delicious pizzas with creative toppings that will leave you craving for more.
The most sought-after item in the menu here is Boba Pizza with condensed milk, mozzarella, cream cheese, cheddar, and garlic oil. This uncanny creation will get any boba fans excited with its sweet, yet savoury taste and the tapioca pearls also add a nice chew! Another must-try is their signature Huat The Duck pizza – garlic oil, smoked duck slices, onion jam and torched Mandarin oranges. A nice combination of sweet, sour and salty.
Price range from RM20-RM35
A new member of the Happy Mansion family – Pizza Mansion is a quaint eatery exuding nostalgia offering a concise menu of artisanal pizzas made with true passion. Their wood-fired concoctions are very tasty and include good plant-based options.
Purists will deem Hey! Margherita a winner, but if you’re feeling adventurous, go for the hearty Big Brunch, with toppings of beef bacon, button mushrooms, roasted cherry tomatoes, baby spinach, Fior di Latte and a runny egg. Vegetarians and those wanting a meatless pizza will be very happy with the zucchini, roast peppers, eggplant, chickpea, garlic yoghurt and cheese combination. It would be a mistake to miss out on their Mac & Cheese, and both the classic and truffle versions are well worth the calories!
Price range from RM20 – RM35
Overlooking Mont Kiara, this restaurant made a fiery entrance with its scrumptious wood-fired pizzas. Located on the first floor of 163 Retail Park, this bright and cheery eatery is spacious and has a great kids’ play area making it ideal for dining with family and friends.
The menu is all about pizzas, burgers and milkshakes – comfort food done right. If you’re going for a burger, there’s a choice of beef and chicken patties or falafel. The pizza crust here is slightly charred with delicious combinations of toppings. Try Figaro (white sauce, goat’s cheese, fresh figs, walnuts, beef bacon), Carne (tomato sauce, mozzarella, ground beef, spicy beef chorizo, beef brisket, jalapeno) and you can never go wrong with a classic Margherita. If there’s room, the peanut butter and banana milkshake will go down a treat.
Price range from RM26 – RM40
You might have to wait in line on the weekends to get a table, but the crowds are here for good reason. The wood-fired oven pizzas are made using a sourdough base proofed for at least 24 hours, resulting in a crust that’s crispy, flavourful and airy and rivalling pizzas from the homeland.
The pizzas here are simple but well-thought-out, ranging from crowd-pleasing favourites like the meaty Carne (containing salami, pancetta and minced lamb) and La Americano (pork bacon, broccoli, gorgonzola and tomatoes) to gourmet pizzas like the earthy and rich Umbrian Black Truffle Pizza and the Spicy Calabrian Pizza (made with nduja salami spread, pumpkin and cherry tomatoes).
Price range from RM23 – RM58
The pizzas served at Mikey’s are big, bold and beautiful – not that you’d expect anything less from a pizza joint started by New Yorkers Michael Helfman and Andrew Bellucci, who have been making pizzas since the ‘90s. The result of all that experience? The perfect New York-style pizza crust: balanced between thin and crispy, while strong and flexible enough to hold up the toppings.
First-timers should start with the Classic New York Pizza, a basic pie made with mozzarella, tomato sauce, olive oil and Grana Padano cheese before moving up to the Pizza Bianco, a four-cheese white pizza made using mozzarella, ricotta, cheddar and goat cheese. For meatier options, try The Tony Soprano, an Italian-American hybrid topped with meatballs, sliced steak, pepperoni, roasted peppers, garlic and mozzarella.
Price range from RM9.95 – RM 13.88 per slice and RM69.99 – RM88.88 per pie
You don’t need to go to Naples for an original pizza because there’s a Neapolitan-certified pizzeria right here in KL. Pizzeria Dihyang differs from its pizza peers by serving authentic southern Italian pizza done the original way. Naples is the birthplace of one of Italy’s most important food exports, and where street vendors sold baked flatbread with a variety of toppings.
The pizza here is priced higher, but you’re paying for the best ingredients sourced from Italy and a specific high-protein wheat flour pizza dough. The wood-fired oven was made in Italy and heats up to such an incredible heat that pizzas can be cooked within 60-90 seconds! This creates the typical Neapolitan slightly charred, crispy, chewy base. Go for the classic Verace Margherita with tomato, mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, sweet basil leaves and extra-virgin oil.
Price range from RM65 – RM108
The secret to La Risata’s success is consistency – an admirable feat considering the restaurant has been around since the early-2000s. This casual Italian restaurant isn’t the glitziest or most spectacular, but there’s hardly a weekend when it isn’t packed with diners looking for hearty Italian comfort food at reasonable prices.
The pizza menu is divided into two: rosso and bianco (basically, pizzas topped with a tomato-based sauce or non-tomato-based sauce respectively). On the rosso side, you can’t go wrong with the simple Pizza Margherita and Pizza Frutti Di Mare; while the bianco pizzas are more playful with Pizza Pesce Affumicato (smoked salmon, red tuna, snow fish, rocket and cream) and Pizza D’Anatra (smoked duck, caramelised onions, anchovies and rocket).
Price range from RM23 – RM49
With a tagline like ‘The real pork pizza company’, Skippy’s Pizza isn’t shy about its porky offerings: especially when 16 of the 18 meat pizzas here have some form of pork on it, whether it’s in the form of bacon, ham, sausages, pepperoni and even lap cheong.
Among their recommended pizzas include Skippy’s Loaded Pizza (made with bacon, ham, pepperoni and sausages), the Skippy’s Pulled Pork Pizza (bacon, pork sausage and pulled pork), and the Pork Rib Pizza. It’s also the only pizza joint on this list to offer pizza topped with pork varuvel curry, as well as chopped garlic and sambal as condiments. As you can guess from the way they name their pizzas, the food here is simple, honest and unsophisticated – but who needs fancy when you’ve got several kinds of pork on a pizza?
Price range from RM32 – RM 36