Ah, Vietnam, you feed us well. Pizzas in Hanoi range from simple-yet-gourmet slices to authentic wood-fired pies that you would happily eat every weekend. It might not be the first dish you think of eating while you’re here, but there’s some superb pizza spots.
This is one city where carb lovers will be safe and sound. To make sure you’re spending less time researching and more time feasting, we’ve rounded up the very best Hanoi pizzas.
Best pizzas in Hanoi
Hands down, Pizza Belga is Hanoi’s most authentic pizzeria. The traditional Neapolitan-style pizzas are baked in a wood-burning oven and generously topped with fresh, natural ingredients. You’ll find toppings here that you’ll struggle to get elsewhere: creamy burrata and truffle oil.
Round off the meal with some home-made Belgian beers and freshly made cannoli.
This hugely popular pizza chain began in Tokyo with a simple backyard pizza oven and now has locations all over Vietnam. When it first opened, fresh mozzarella cheese didn’t really exist in Vietnam, so the owners started making their own.
They still make all the cheese in each store in-house, so don’t leave without ordering the famous Four Cheese pie, drizzled with honey.
Crust uses fermented fresh dough for an extra chewy base that results in the perfect crust, time and time again. It rises for 72 hours and you can even get chilli or garlic varieties for your pie.
Can’t choose? Order a homemade Danish sausage pizza or try the Parma Ham with gooey cheese and rocket leaves.
Feast upon traditional thin crust pizzas, a wide unique choice of premium cured meat and cheese imported from Italy, fresh homemade pasta and ravioli. But hey, we know you’re really only here for the pizza.
Da Paulo know what they’re doing – pies are just as good as you would find in Italy, wood-fired with the right amount of char.
If you want a slightly thicker crust, then La Bodega is the perfect place to come. It’s a cute family-owned pizzeria with a pretty back garden where you can chill out. The pizza here is hand tossed and wood-fired to perfection.
Pro tip: come with a group to order as many types of toppings as possible. Pizza this good deserves to be shared.
Americans (or anyone, really) who are missing those greasy New York-style slices, consider NYC Pizza your new nirvana. It’s Hanoi’s first and only NYC slice store, with pizzas available whole or by the slice for just 49K.
Toppings vary depending on what’s in season that day, but expect the classics: margherita and pepperoni. Slices are big, so bring an appetite.
Mamma Mia is a lovely Italian restaurant that aims to bring real Italian flavours to Vietnam. While the menu is full of good things to eat, including creamy risottos and antipasti, it’s the pizza that shines through.
Take your pick from 12 different types. They also do a huge 1metre rectangle pizza that you can mix ‘n’ match the toppings if you’re coming here with friends.