Founded five years ago, longtime expats and Itaewon locals in the know head to The Pizza Peel in search of a hot slice. Located in a side alley off the main street in Itaewon, The Pizza Peels offers a wide selection of pizzas famous for oozing with cheese and bubbling crusts. While the recipes were first made a by a Canadian who studied pizza making in Naples, Italy, they offer all kinds of pizzas from the Hawaiian to the Canadian to the Texas Ranger but currently define their style as being “closest to New York.” Recommended by the staff is the Buffalo Ranch, which comes with a thick coating of ranch dressing, chicken, feta cheese, bacon and hot sauce. While we would have preferred a bit more hot sauce and larger chunks of chicken, we did enjoy the unique combination of the overall taste. Noteworthy on the appetizer menu is the basket of garlic knots (only attempted by one or two other pizzerias in Seoul), perfectly browned, seasoned and served with a side of marinara sauce. Oh, and if you happen to be a pizza-lover not feelin’ the cheese, rumor has it that The Pizza Peel’s very accommodating to vegan and vegetarian needs.