Serving everything from classic Neapolitan-style to inventive fusion pies, Riyadh’s ever-expanding culinary scene is the perfect place for a piece of pizza.
Whether you prefer a thin-crust Margherita blistered in a wood-fired oven, a deep-pan laden with a multitude of toppings, or a cheesy stuffed crust masterpiece straight from Rome, Saudi Arabia’s pizza offerings have it all.
Read on to discover the city’s best Italian pizza spots, each bursting with authentic flavours and plenty of parmesan. Get it while it’s hot!
1. Blanca Pizzeria
Dive head-first into the pizza scene of Riyadh at Blanca Pizzeria – a favourite among those who appreciate an innovative spin on classic pies.
The Pepperoni Pizza elevates this standard favourite to new heights, loaded with a satisfying blend of mushrooms, buffalo cheese, and a robust tomato sauce.
The Quattro Formaggi, slathered in an indulgent quartet of cheese, is pure delight. The Calzones are a must-try too, their fillings oozing with flavour with each bite.
If pizza isn’t your first choice, their rich truffle pasta served straight from the pan is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
What truly sets Forti Pizzeria apart is its attention to detail – from the carefully selected ingredients to the traditional preparation methods, every element here is designed to deliver a truly authentic experience.
7. L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele
Step into L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, and you’re stepping into a piece of pizza history.
The toppings are plentiful and blend together well, from the classic Margherita to the Truffle and the Pesto – the restaurant’s commitment to quality and tradition evident in every slice.
To wrap up your meal, go for their Tiramisu, a classic Italian dessert done right.
Tucked away in the bustling King Fahad National Library, Roma is a unique haven for those in search of authentic Italian fare.
The elegance of the restaurant is apparent the moment you step in, with its stunning décor and open kitchen, where you can watch the chefs expertly hand-stretching dough and skilfully maneuvering pizzas in and out of the oven.
But the real star here is the pizza, where the authenticity of Italian flavours shines through. Each pizza is thoughtfully crafted, with the perfect balance of chewy crust, tangy tomato sauce, and meltingly delicious cheese.
From their indulgent range of toppings to their house-special mocktails, every item on the menu is a celebration of Italy’s rich culinary tradition.
Every dish at Piatto is a story waiting to be discovered, or as they like to call it, a “chapter” of Italy’s vibrant culinary scene.
Take, for instance, the Burrata Gnocchi, a comforting dish of pillowy potato dumplings drenched in a tomato sauce and crowned with fresh Burrata and basil, served with a side of toasted garlic focaccia bread.
The Chicken Peri-Peri Polo Polo Pizza is another must-try, with its shredded chicken breast, oven-dried tomatoes, roasted red capsicums, and perinaise offering a unique spin on the classic pizza.
With Piatto’s expansive menu, hospitable staff, and heartwarming ambience, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported straight to a cosy trattoria in Italy.
12. The Social Pizzeria
Not only does The Social Pizzeria offer classic pizzas like Beef Pepperoni Margherita, but they also have creative combinations such as the Mozzarella with Buffalo Sauce or Burrata with Roasted Peppers.
For those looking for something a little different, the pesto pizza with kalamata olives, rocket, and parmesan under a balsamic glaze is a delightful treat.