Dubai is a city that is diverse in its cultures, experiences, and cuisines. There is no type of food that you won’t find in this city! Which is why it is a haven for food lovers. The city offers an array of cuisines to satisfy every taste bud, but one dish that has a special place in everyone's hearts is Pizza. However, you like your slice of this cheesy goodness, whether it is Chicago- style, barbeque base, authentic Italian flavors or with pineapple as topping (shudders) there is a pizza spot for everyone in Dubai – regardless of how heinous the combinations.
In this article we’ll explore some of the best, authentic and delicious pizza joints in Dubai. And since yesterday (Februaury 9th) was ‘World Pizza Day’ there's more reason to talk and eat pizza. So, let’s dive right into this cheesy haven.
800Pizza does classics and does them perfectly well. If you are in the mood for some spicy, meaty goodness balanced with generous amounts of cheese and sauce, try their Classic Calabrese Pizza. The chili flakes and the heat from the spicy beef Nduja chunks with their Italian Buffalo mozzarella and tomato sauce – you won’t need anything else. Their other best sellers also include Pizza Pollastrona and Margherita con buffalo which come with a thin crust and a creamy topping of tomato sauce and mozzarella. The restaurant's casual atmosphere and quick service make it perfect for a quick bite or a night out with friends.
Location: Marina Promenade | Al Barsha | Motor City | Jumeirah 1 | Sustainable City | Dubai Silicon Oasis
Timings: Mon-Thu 11:00 am – 11:30 pm | Fri-Sat 11:00 am – 01:00 am | Sun 11:00 am- 12:30 am
Cost: AED 180 for 2
2. Jamie’s Pizzeria by Jamie Oliver
Jamie's Pizzeria is a restaurant chain founded by the well-known British chef Jamie Oliver. The chefs here use sourdough for all their pizzas to ensure that the base is light and crispy. You must try their spicy chili beef pizza, which is popular among city pizza lovers due to its unique flavor combination. Other must try pizzas include – The Burrata, Margherita, Quattro Formaggi, The Gamberi, Frutti di mare, Funghi Misti, The truffle shuffle and more. While you’re there you can also try its – Ultimate Garlic bread, Fritto Misto, Mushroom Fritti, Creamy carbonara, beautiful beef lasagna, crispy chicken burger and many more.
Location: Dubai Mall| JLT
Timings: 11:00 am to 02:00 am
Cost: AED 355 for 2
3. Pitfire Pizza
Pitfire has a devoted following thanks to its New York-meets-Neapolitan pizza and unique topping mashups. Gorgeously blistered crusts surround thin, crispy pies topped with an inventive arsenal of produce, from chopped dates and gorgonzola to roast chicken and pineapple. ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ one of their most popular pizzas which is a classic combination of pepperoni, chili flakes, jalapenos, black olives and mushrooms. Other signature pizzas include the Pitfire Primo, Truff Daddy, and Bill's Special, and the restaurant is known for its delicious crushed tomato sauce and super-fresh mozzarella. .
Location: Time Out Market Dubai| Al Barsha South| JLT Cluster D
Timings: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cost: AED 190 for 2
Eataly is famous Italian food hall that features a restaurant, marketplace, and cooking school. The restaurant serves authentic Neapolitan pizza that is wood fired to perfection. They make thin crust pizzas with gooey cheese and sauce layered on top, making it one of the best places in Dubai for authentic pizza. The restaurant also monitors the quality of sauces and flours, especially for different pizza flavors. The menu features classic pizza options as well as seasonal and specialty pizzas, such as the Margherita, which is made with San Marzano tomatoes and mozzarella di bufala.
Location: The Dubai Mall | Dubai Festival City | JBR | Dubai Hills Estate
Timings: 08:30 am – 11:00 pm
Cost: AED 250 for 2
5. Debonair’s Pizza
Debonairs Pizza is a contemporary fast-food chain that is known for its wide selection of delicious thin-crust, hand-tossed and specialty pizzas in Dubai. The restaurant's menu features classic pizza options like – Tika Chicken, BBQ Chicken, Margherita, veggie pizza as well as specialty and creative options, such as Cram-Decker, Filla, Triple-decker, Mexican fiesta, Hawaiian, something meaty, four seasons and red hot chicken. Debonair's Pizza prides itself on using high-quality ingredients, ensuring that every bite of pizza is packed with flavor. The restaurant also offers a variety of sides, such as garlic knots, wings, and salads, making it the perfect spot for a quick bite or a night out with friends.
Location: Al Barsha | Icon Tower 2 | Autodrome Motor City | Uniqichen DSO | Dubai Mall
Timings: Mon-Thu 10:00 am – 01:00 am | Fri-Sun 10:00 am – 02:00 am
Cost: AED 95 for 2
6. California Pizza Kitchen
This American-style pizzeria offers a variety of thin-crust and hand-tossed pizzas with a range of toppings. The menu features classic pizza options as well as creative options, such as the "BBQ Chicken" pizza made with barbeque sauce, chicken, red onions, and mozzarella cheese. Other must try pizzas include – Roasted Garlic chicken, wild mushroom, mushroom peperoni sausage, cheeseburger pizza, chicken fajita, the meat cravers. The restaurant has a casual atmosphere and is perfect for a quick bite or a night out with friends.
Location: Dubai Festival city mall and Mall of the Emirates
Timings: 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Cost: AED 285 for 2