Pizza has got to be one of the greatest foods on earth.
Kids love it, it’s great hot or cold (we love eating a slice or two for breakfast the next day), and it arrives on your table quickly to boot.
There are plenty of options for pizza in Bahrain, so it can be difficult to know where to go.
But never fear, because we’ve rounded up some of the best pizza places in Bahrain just for you.
Here are our top picks.
This Italian restaurant chain, which started out in Australia, is all about authenticity. All of the pizzas at 400 Gradi adhere to the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana guidelines – which basically means you’re not going to get a more traditional Naples-style pizza anywhere else in Bahrain. The pizzas have a thin base, and are cooked at 400 degrees in a wood-fired oven for just 90 seconds. Yum.
Sat-Wed 9am-11pm; Thu-Fri 9am-midnight. The Avenues, Sea Front, Manama (1711 0618).
A previous winner of our Best Italian Restaurant award, you already know the food at Cucina Italiana is going to be top notch, but the pizza here is a highlight. You can get all the classics, like margherita, quattro formaggi and funghi, as well as plenty of meaty options. All the pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired oven to give it that extra deliciousness.
Sat-Wed noon-midnight; Thu-Fri noon-1am. Juffair (1700 1317).
Ask anyone for a recommendation for Italian food in Bahrain, and there’s a good chance they’ll mention Fatto. The pizza here is a must-try, especially the pepperoni, which is topped with crisps. We don’t know why, but it’s absolutely delicious.
Daily 4pm-1.45am. Seef (6677 8822).
We know what you’re thinking – why on earth would you go to a restaurant called Le Chocolat for pizza? But names can be deceiving, and Le Chocolat has some cracking pizza on the menu. It’s Neapolitan style, with traditional options like pollo, margherita and quattro formaggi. The best part is once you’re done stuffing your face with delicious pizza, you can grab a fantastic dessert too.
Various branches, including Adliya, Seef and Busaiteen.
If you’re looking to treat yourself, you can’t go wrong with Oliveto. The pizza menu is comprehensive, and if you’re in a big group, you can get the metre-long pizza with four different toppings to satisfy everyone.
Mon-Wed, Sat noon-midnight; Thu-Fri noon-2am; Sun 3pm-midnight. Adliya (1771 6747).
Pide is another great restaurant in Bahrain offering up Neapolitan style pizzas that will transport you to Italy instantly. There are some pretty adventurous options on the menu, like the buffalo ranch American pizza, but you can get all the classics too. The restaurant itself is pretty small, so it won’t be able to host a big group, but you can always get the pizza to takeaway.
Daily 6pm-10.30pm. Al Sayh, Muharraq (1742 1616).
The outdoor terrace overlooking the fountain alone is enough to make you feel as if you’re in Italy, but the delicious pizza at ART Rotana’s Italian restaurant certainly helps too. There are plenty of options and the pizza sizes are generous to boot.
Sun-Thu 12.30pm-3.30pm, 6pm-11pm; Fri-Sat noon-11pm. ART Rotana, Amwaj Islands (1600 0111).
Being home to Bahrain’s biggest pizzas is quite the claim to fame, and the only thing Urban Slice is better known for is how amazing the food tastes. As the name would suggest, you can order by the slice, or order a whole 16” or 20” one. We can never resist the all American cheeseburger pizza.
Daily noon-midnight. Juffair (1729 2971).