Pizza is a pretty popular comfort food almost all around the world, making our dinners suddenly better. Although it might be easy to eat slice after slice, it is definitely not that easy to make a delicious one. When this is the case, search for a good pizza place comes into play, and if you are lucky, you will find the one that best suits your taste.
Since it is a metropolitan and a pretty busy city, there are many pizzerias in Istanbul for incorrigible pizza lovers. We have listed the ones with the best menus below.
The first place that comes to mind when talking about pizza is Da Mario, the first Italian restaurant that opened in Istanbul in 1993. Alongside the pizza, the place serves freshly homemade pasta and Mediterranean salads for Italian cuisine lovers. Da Mario bakes its pizzas on a wood-fired oven which elevates the flavors of the dish.
You can make an online reservation from their official website or make a visit to the diner, which is located in the Etiler district. The place is open between 12 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day of the week.
This restaurant has a European atmosphere and interior design with details of naked concrete structure and wood materials. There is a surprising glass floor section in the middle of the sitting area where you can see the basement wine-cellar.
49 Cukurcuma serves other meals and beverages like a selection of appetizers, calzone, and a variety of homemade wines. You can visit the place located in the narrow back streets of famous Istiklal avenue in Beyoglu. 49 Cukurcuma is open between 9.30 a.m. and 11 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends.
Another famous Italian restaurant located in Istanbul is Eataly which is available in the Zorlu shopping mall. The place makes delicious Neapolitan pizza as well as charcuterie and freshly-made pasta. There is also a grocery store as part of the restaurant where you can buy the ingredients to make your own Italian cuisine night a feast for your guests.
The restaurant is open every day of the week between 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the store section is available between 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. You can also order takeout from the delivery service.
This place is very assertive about making the kind of pizza the true Italians enjoy. According to their website, they use the same amount of gluten and imported flour from Italy to achieve the same standards on each serve. Their pizza base sourdough is rested for 3 days before it is used, which is something you do not see in many pizzerias.
Visit Cortiletto is located in the Sisli district, open between 12 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day of the week, or you can order online from the popular app Yemeksepeti on your phone.