Pizza-maniacs in Bangalore have good reason to munch their way around the city. After all, the city’s many pizzerias, fancy and humble, have made it their mission to send you into a blissful tizzy. LBB recommends these places where you can sink your teeth into cheese-laden slices of heaven (Thin crust or deep dish, we love both) and worry about the cholesterol much, much later.
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This place has become the raging favourite of most Bangaloreans. Be it the simple Margherita or Pepperoni or the extravagant Marinara, Streaking Pigs, Piadina or The Beach, these wood-fired pizzas are as close to Italy as possible. Everything is made in-house by the two chefs Anirudh and Anvesh, so best to go to the pizzeria and eat it fresh. You may have to wait a bit, but it’s worth your while. Try their indulgent milkshakes when here too.
LBB Tip: They now have four outlets including the OG on Church Street, Palace Road, Indiranagar, Koramangala and Whitefield.
The Pizza Bakery
One of the best entrants to Bangalore’s food scene, The Pizza Bakery’s impressive lineup of pizzas offer a riot flavours. For the cheese heads, there is the Double Cheese Margherita and the Four Cheese Rocket (that brings together mozzarella, feta, parmesan and bocconcini). The Pizza Verde comes layered with homemade pesto and a host of other greens. Pork lovers have to try the Pig Out that comes with BBQ pork belly and, of course, the Italian Pepperoni is always a favourite.
Want to eat pizza like the Italians do? Then, waltz into Alba for thin-crust goodness loaded with exotic ingredients. Try their Pizza Funghi, that’s topped with mushrooms, and truffle essence. Meat lovers can blindly pick Pizza Spicy Pork Diavola, which combines the awesomeness of mozzarella, tomato sauce, and pepperoni.
Tall glasses of freshly-brewed beer go perfectly with the pizzas they have on offer. For the vegetarians, there is the signature Tartufo that comes with simply delicious burnt garlic and mushroom toppings that is then drizzled with truffle oil. The lamb, fig and cheese combo too is a well-loved one. Make sure to book a table before you walk-in to avoid any wait time or disappointment.
A popular Italian eatery, Chianti’s pizzas sure does check all the right boxes. Choices include Pizza Rustica that’s topped with fresh mozzarella and smoked cheese while mushrooms, olives, and spinach provide great flavours. The Pizza Del Chianti lets you sink your teeth into slices topped off with roast chicken, haricot beans and sun-dried tomatoes.
The all-day diner at the Sheraton infuses tried-and-tested flavours in their pizza menu. You can go with the Funghi Pizza that’s speckled with wild mushrooms and bring freshness to the plate or a version with an Indian twist. The Chorizo & Pepperoni Pizza here comes with a tangy tomato sauce that enhances the succulence of the spicy pork and mozzarella.
A secret find, all the way on Hennur Main Road, Koel’s Pizzeria sure knows how to pack a punch within 11 measly inches. Their New York-style pizza by the slice is rather on point. The Smokey Chicken, Tandoori Chicken, and Margherita versions are the most popular here with a wholesome base cooked just right and topped with generous portions of fresh Mozzarella and toppings. Finish your pizza meal with a warm Apple Crumble.
LBB Tip: They're only open for delivery at the moment, but it's not the best when you do that!
Oven-fresh thin-crust pizzas (you get whole wheat and gluten-free versions as well) speckled with fresh herbs and choice ingredients are on offer here. The 4 cheese pizza, seafood with shrimp, calamari and coriander, and the spicy barbeque chicken pizzas are all winners.
Pizzas, at Toscano, are made with artisanal sour dough and is stone-baked and hand-stretched for maximum deliciousness. While here, do dig into the Harissa Chicken, which comes with hot harissa flavoured chicken, onions, cherry tomatoes, and broccoli. Vegetarians! Enjoy their Rustica pizza topped with spinach, onions, olives, cherry tomatoes, and creamy ricotta.
With Olive Beach’s pizza menu, you get a riot of flavours, to say the least. Take the Capriccioso, for example. It comes with Prosciutto Cotto Ham and the freshness of olives, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts along with a soft boiled egg. The Parma Ham Fig (delicious ham along with slices of sweet, grilled figs, and argula) is a winner. But for true indulgence, we suggest you blindly pick the Spicy Salami, Bacon, and Dry Fennel Pizza.
Raffaele's Ristorante Pizza
Nestled in the National Games Village, Raffaele's Ristorante Pizza is a cosy and quaint pizza place in Koramangala. Specialising in wood-fired pizzas, this one will remind you of rural Italy where they make pizzas with love. Or so we hope! You can order full pizzas or get them by the slice. Margherita, Pepperoni and four cheese would be our pick. Those who like mushrooms, try the Amidst The Mush.
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Jamie Oliver's Pizzeria
The 60-seat space with chessboard floors and a large mural of Bangalore city makes for a casual dining space to check out with friends and fam. The 11-inch pizzas at Jamie Oliver's Pizzeria, we are told, are hand-stretched and Neapolitan style. We recommend the classics, Margherita and Pepperoni, as well as the Chicken Chilli Freak. Vegetarians, there are eight kinds of pizza for you to try out.
LBB Tip: You can order the pizza that has a half portion with salad too
Although it has been around a while, Vinny’s is now establishing itself as a crowd favourite thanks to its delightful pizzas. What we love is that they make their sauce and their dough, from scratch, every day. So, the freshness really comes through. Their Roasted Chicken, Margherita, and their Pesto Pizza are all worth trying. We also love their Ricotta, Mozzarella and Spinach offering. There's also one over at New BEL Road, if Banashankari is too far.