Breakfast Pizza, Gluten-Free Or Thalaivar-Inspired: 10 Places For The Best Pizza In Chennai

Anna posted on 13 November

If you, like everyone else in the world, can never say not to pizza, then this list is just what you’ve been looking for. Pizza, as we know, can help us through heartbreaks, make Netflix binges more awesome and it’s also just such a great dish to share with friends when you are hanging out together. So it only makes sense for us to tell you where to get the best pizzas in Chennai, because friends help friends find the best of the best.

Ciclo Café

India’s first cycle-themed café has a pretty extensive menu, but their pizzas are the number one reason to swing by their Kotturpuram outlet. They’ve got the Classic Margherita, which is great if you want to stick with something simple, but what you really need to try is their Pepperoni version.

And what makes Ciclo stand out from the others is their offer of a gluten-free pizza if you love pizza but can’t stand the dough. Also, you might want to pile your pizza high with additional toppings, including smoked salmon.

Casual Dining

47, Gandhi Mandapam Road, Kotturpuram, Chennai

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Onesta

We get it, going all the way out to Semmancheri might be a bit much for a lot of people, but once you get a look at Onesta’s pizza menu, the distance won’t matter. They have a special menu, people, and it’s got pizza in focus with a whole lot of delicious things to go with it.

And if that doesn’t get your attention, then this will – the Unlimited Offer. You can get unlimited pizzas, desserts and beverages and it won’t hurt your bank account either. Get your fill of the 3 Cheese With Mushrooms pizza or for you carnivores, try the Chicken Stuffed Crust Margherita. Are you drooling yet?

Casual Dining

Tech Pump Towers, 2nd Floor, 3/62, Kumaran Nagar, Semmancheri, Chennai

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Tuscana Pizzeria

Started by Chef Willi, Tuscana is a name synonymous with great pizzas. They’ve also got an offer running till the end of the year, where you can get the Pizza of the Day at an absolute steal – just INR 225!

Their pizzas come in 9 and 12 inches, and in four different base types {Classic Thin Crust, Multi-Grain Crust, Whole Wheat Atta and Gluten Free} and then all you have to do is choose the pizza you want. We’d suggest the Breakfast Pizza {topped with bacon, baked eggs, onions, potato and homemade sauce} or the Siciliana {mozzarella, artichoke, sun dried tomatoes, olives and pesto}, you can thank us later.

Casual Dining

1st Floor, 3rd Cross Street, Shastri Nagar, Adyar, Chennai

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The Padrino

This restaurant boasts a theme inspired by The Godfather, which in itself makes it attractive. And then you take a look at their pizza offerings and you’re sold. They’ve got seafood pizzas, for those who are feeling adventurous, as well as dessert pizzas because this is now a thing and we love it! But if you’re a traditional pizza eater, don’t worry, we got you covered because they have many options to choose from in that category as well. Give the Pollo E Pesto or the Peri Peri Veg a try and you won’t be sorry.

But wait a second, you know what’s the best part? Their Monster 30-inch pizzas!

Casual Dining

113/114, PS Sivaswami Salai, Kattukoil Garden, Mylapore, Chennai

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Basil With A Twist

While pizzas are not the focus of this European restaurant, they do serve great 12 inch pizzas that will keep you going back for more. Try the Quattro Formaggi simply because that’s a four cheese pizza and it will be the combination that you didn’t know you were looking for, or the Spanish Chicken Pepperoni if you want to try something a little different from the usual. And if pizzas are not your thing, their menu has a whole lot of other great European dishes to choose from! Check what else we loved here.

Casual Dining

58-A, Habibullah Road, Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai

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Little Italy

This vegetarian paradise has some of the most popular Italian dishes in the city and you can be sure to find some great pizzas too! Using some of the best ingredients, Little Italy makes great wood-fired oven pizzas. Go with something simple like Nirvana {fresh tomato sauce, mushrooms and mozzarella} or if you’re feeling adventurous and don’t mind something out of the ordinary, there’s Sufi {fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella and aubergine}.

Casual Dining

E-50, 17th Cross Street, Near Spencers Daily, Besant Nagar, Chennai

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Ox & Tomato

You’ve definitely seen these cafes spread out around the city and if you’ve never been inside before, let us tell you what you’re missing out on. Part of the Old Madras Baking Company family, this café has great sandwiches made with fresh bread on a daily basis.

Their thin-crust pizzas are absolutely divine and we’d definitely recommend the Spanish Fiesta, with enough tomato and cheese to satisfy any vegetarian, and The Kitchen Sink {it’s so deliciously messy you have to eat it over your kitchen sink so not to spill it everywhere}.

Casual Dining

239, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai

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The Fat Boy

The only thing you need to ever eat at The Fat Boy are their pizzas. Made in a beautiful wood-fired oven {no seriously, have you seen it?}, these pizzas are perfect. Their pizzas only come in one size, but it’s the perfect size for two people to share. And even better, you can get it half and half, if you don’t want to eat the same thing. Aptly named The Fat Boy, their four-cheese pizza has mozzarella, pecorino, goat’s cheese and ricotta with tomato and herbs to balance it all out. And for non-vegetarians, give the Stud Boy a shot.

Cafes

18/24, 1st Cross Street, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai

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Superstar Pizza

For those who don’t know, this pizza place has been inspired by Rajinikanth. The walls are adorned with posters and quotes of the man himself and every single pizza is named after his movies or iconic moment sin those movies.

The pizza menu is split into Action Scene, Romance and Comedy and each section has 10 pizzas each, so your options are endless. In honour of his biggest movie last year, we’ll recommend the Neruppu Da for non-vegetarians and Laka Laka Laka for vegetarians.

Cafes

20, 5th Avenue, Besant Nagar, Chennai

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The Miner Diner

What makes The Miner Diner pizzas different from everyone else’s is that the base is actually a waffle. That’s right, they have waffle pizzas! Give the Veg Feast a shot, it’s loaded with cheese and vegetables and is the perfect treat for any vegetarian. But if you want something with a little more bite {and meat}, we’d recommend the Chilli Corn Carne with beef mince and jalapenos. Most of their menu features great waffle based dishes, so try everything at least once and you won’t be sorry.

Casual Dining

31, Anderson Road, Cochin House, Nungambakkam, Chennai

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