Maison Thomas in Zamalek, right across from Marriott Zamalek, serves amazing Italian pizzas with an especially thin crust and lots of mozzarella cheese on top. The restaurant’s menu is focused on authentic Italian pizzas, there are over 25 different types, ranging from vegetarian versions to personal creations with inventive combinations, such as pizza fugazza Monaco with smoked roast beef or pizza basterma with pastrami. Maison Thomas also offers a wide range of pasta dishes, French baguettes, hot sandwiches, quiches and a few salads as a healthy option.
15 26th July Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt, +20 2 273 504 15
Pizza Mia is one of last true hidden gems in Cairo’s Zamalek with its warm and homely interior and fantastic Italian cuisine with a twist. The menu ranges from typically Italian starters, such as a Tuscan appetizer platter or mixed bruschetta to classic pizzas and pasta dishes as mains. The pizza margherita, served with tomatoes, cheese and fresh basil is simple but simply delicious. Due to its very small interior, Pizza Mia is not the ideal place for an elaborate dinner, but it is perfect for lunch or a quick break in the afternoon. Pizza Mia also offers all their pizzas as takeaways and they deliver as well.
2 Taha Hussein Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt, +20 1288 360 0045
Di Napoli, with two branches in Cairo, serves some of the best and biggest pizzas in the city. Their menu features all the classics, like margherita, proscuitto or funghi, but guests also have the option of adding extra vegetables or sauces to personalize their pizzas. The absolute must have is the family pizza that measures about half a meter, can serve at least four people and costs a real bargain.
Mostafa Al-Nahas, Cairo, Egypt, +20 2 260 784 84
Eish & Mahl
Eish & Mahl is a contemporary Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Cairo that has a very young and modern atmosphere. The restaurant attracts tourists and locals alike with its modern interior, designed in Italian pop art elements, and diverse menu that pays special attention to vegan diets and gluten intolerance. Besides its classic pizza menu, Eish & Mahl also offers breakfast pizzas in a meaty and veggie version and Mediterranean lunch specials.
20 Adly Street, Cairo, Egypt, +20 100 302 5346
Seven Grains is both a bakery and restaurant that serves high-quality international cuisine, and also offers Italian pasta and pizza. Seven Grain’s pizza menu might not be the longest on this list, but it is definitely one of the most inventive. The personal creations, such as the chicken BBQ pizza, Seven Grains seven toppings pizza and turkey, roast and cheddar pizza attract a local, as well as international, clientele. The attentive service and comfortable atmosphere in the restaurant definitely makes Seven Grains one of the top choices in Cairo for everyone who wants to enjoy tasty pizzas with a crunchy crust.
Down Town Mall, 90 Street, El-Tagamoa El-Kahmes, Cairo, Egypt, +20 111 119 2226