We’re not sure if you know this but, like, Italians take their pizza very seriously, but nowhere in Italy (and the entire world) takes it more seriously than the city of Naples. Why is that? There’s an organisation there called the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana that makes sure that Neapolitan pizza remains free of false bravado. VPN also happens to certify pizzerias worldwide that adhere to their standards. We’re not here, however, to talk about the history of VPN, we’re here to talk about the best spots around the capital, certified and otherwise, that serve Neapolitan pizza.
What the Crust // MaadiWe just want to start with this spot because What the Crust, believe it or not, is certified by VPN themselves. Yup, this Maadi restaurant is the only restaurant in Africa that serves approved Neapolitan pizza.
Phone: +2 0100 576 4631
Address: 10 Street 265, New Maadi
Lado’s // 6th of October
This is probz the only spot in 6th of October where you can get some nomnomnom-inducing pizza.
Phone: +2 0101 262 7800Address: NA
Riva // GizaLocated at the First Nile Boat’s dock, Riva is the adorbz Italian spot that makes delish Neapolitan pizza. Always go for their seafood one!
Phone: 02 3567 1600
Address: 136 Nile St, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence's First Nile Boat, Giza
Sagra // New CairoThis eatery has been around for five minutes yet everyone and their father are already talking about it...for a reason.
Address: The Drive by The Waterway, New Cairo
Ted’s Pizzeria // New Cairo, AlmazaIf you’re in need of Neapolitan pizza in the area of Almaza, Ted’s has got your back.
Phone: +2 0106 946 6946
Address: Naguib Mahfouz Axis, First Settlement, New Cairo
Pipa // New Cairo
Nestled inside O1 New Cairo, Pipa has a strict no-reservations policy so you need to honestly just have nice luck in order to nab a place there. They also offer no delivery. Whoops.
Address: O1 New Cairo, New Cairo
900degrees // New Cairo
Named after the amount of degrees you need to create bomb af pizza, 900degress has a cult following because it used to be a delivery only shop before having an actual physical location.
Location: Polaris, New Cairo
Sapori Di Carlo // Zamalek
Four years ago, chef Carlos Adib started his own pizzeria back in Paris called L'Atelier 197. It never crossed his mind that Michelin would ever contact him to award him with a star. Adib then took his pizza expertise and decided to come to Cairo to gift all of us the perfect pizza.
Phone: +2 0120 809 0990
Address: 49 Mohammed Mazhar, Zamalek