Best Pizza in Johannesburg

Eating pizza is one of the best ways to unwind after a long day at work. You can enjoy pizza in different ways on different occasions. The question is where do you get that amazing pizza that is hot, gooey, and cheesy in Johannesburg?

If you have this question on your mind, it is not a problem. There are several locations and we have come up with a list to help you out. From traditional to eclectic, we have everything on our list.

Places to get the best Pizza in Johannesburg

Best Pizza in Johannesburg

Traditional Pizza

Gema Trattoria and Pizzeria

This little pizza spot is located on Queen Street, right in the middle of Kensington. Gema is a family-run business but the quality of the pizza here is impeccable. You are bound to enjoy real value for money when you order your pizza from here.

Some of the favorites here include Mario (Prosciutto Crudo and Margherita) and Veneto (parmesan and rocket). Even if you don’t pick any of these, whatever you choose is still a great pick. You will also enjoy the different generous toppings at Gema.

Ottimo’s Kensington

This pizzeria is also located on Queen Street in Kensington. Just like Gema, it is family-run and despite this fact, everything here is quality.

The pizza here is amazing, from the delicate toppings to the traditional flavor combos. You can choose the Siciliana with anchovies or the Margherita. You can also go for the olives or capers.


If you are in search of thin-based, simple yet seriously great pizzas, then you should consider visiting Grappino’s. The quality of pizzas here is simply impeccable, no wonder it is a favorite among the locals.

This establishment is also a family-run business but this doesn’t affect quality service delivery one bit. The pizzeria is not so large but people visit for the pizza not because of the surroundings. When you visit Grappino’s, you should expect value for money and excellent customer service.

Franco’s Parkview

Franco’s Parkview is more fondly referred to as the “dining room of Parkview.” In case you are wondering why it is because it is a family-run business that has been around for several years. If you want value for money when it comes to your pizzas, then you should come here.

What is special about their pizza is that they present your pizza with a touch of Italian. Some of their famous items include the Con Patate (potato, rosemary, and parmesan) and the Dall Lorto (mushrooms, brinjals, and zucchini). This is different from the regular but you’ll relish every bite.

Ant Café

The unique feature of this café is the dark ambiance that you are introduced to once you step in. While this may be a little weird, it is actually what makes it more appealing. The pizzas at Ant Café are thin, crispy, and in a way, slightly smaller than what is obtainable in most places.

The advantage here lies in the fact that the pizzas are not as costly as what you get elsewhere. When it comes to taste, you can be sure you will enjoy every bite of the pizza at Ant Café. By the way, there is also the Focaccia salad option which is very rare.

Eclectic or Gourmet


The special here is a mix of peppers, olives, mushrooms, artichokes, garlic, avocado, parmesan, and sundried tomatoes. Definitely, that is special and it is a real mouthful. There are several delicious options here.

Some of the other options include roasted beetroot with honey, chili, pine nuts, sesame seeds, and pumpkin. You can also try the creamy feta with onion and potato. Here’s the catch, you can order your pizza here on a gluten-free basis.

Cornuti Stell Luna

This pizza spot first became famous for its pizza in Plett. Gradually, their thin crust pizza with the flavorful topping combos have come to the limelight. Today, the pizza from Cornuti has become accepted on the streets of Johannesburg.

There are several varieties to choose from such as the Goat cheese and rosemary along with brinjals. You can also try out the Prawn Teriyaki along with chili and fresh coriander. Again, you have access to whole-wheat and gluten-free options depending on your preferences.

Toni’s fully furnished pizza co.

In this pizzeria, you have access to almost every kind of pizza that exists. As a matter of fact, some of the locals believe if they don’t have it, then no one else in Johannesburg does. By now you must be thinking of the different amazing options available to you’re here.

There is something for everyone both in terms of flavor and size. If you are one with a sweet tooth, you need to try out the dessert pizzas here. You can enjoy this with their different flavors of ice cream. Mind you, you can also enjoy gluten-free, rye and banting free bases here.

’86 Public

This pizzeria is situated in Newtown and it serves amazing gourmet pizzas that are named by numbers. Beyond this, you also enjoy amazing cocktails here as well as live music on the background. What better way to enjoy eating your pizza outdoors?

There are several amazing pizza items on the menu but we recommend you try No. 21 and No. 14. No. 21 is a mix of Tandoori chicken, olives, sundried tomatoes, and fresh thyme. In No. 14, you have a different mix of bacon, apple, feta, and caramelized onion.

Asides this, you decide what you want your pizza crust to be. Some of the options available include stout, beer, whole-wheat, sourdough, and low gluten. In the same vein, you can decide on the crust to use. That is if you do not enjoy the option of a traditional tomato.

The Foundry

Looking for a beautiful ambiance in which to enjoy your pizza? Don’t look beyond the Foundry. This location is renowned for great pizza and a beautiful ambiance to accompany it. The different pizzas here are worth tasting as you are guaranteed to find one that will suit your needs.


These are just a few of the top places to get the best pizza in Johannesburg. There are several others. If you know any, you can share them with us in the comments section.