“I love my pizza so much, in fact, that I have come to believe in my delirium that my pizza might actually love me, in return. I am having a relationship with this pizza, almost an affair.” – Eat, Pray, Love
Elizabeth Gilbert had her priorities straight when she had this epiphany in the middle of chomping down on a slice of cheesy pizza which was busily mending her bruised soul. No, really! You’ve left your most faithful companion alone for too long and now it calls for you, whispering of its cheesy goodness. It has seen you at your best and at your worst, and stayed fast by your side.
Hence, without further ado, here is where you can go to rekindle your love affair with pizza once again.
E-178, Krishna Market. Lajpat Nagar 1, New Delhi and more
Cost for 2 – Rs 700
Most recommended – Lombardi Pizza
It is no secret that Americans relish their pizza. NYC.PIE is known for its New York style thin-crust pizza. With their brick ovens, fresh dough, imported sauce and toppings, this boutique pizzeria is dedicated to the art of making pizzas. For those on the prowl for a midnight snack, the Gurgaon outlets deliver till 3.00 am.
3rd floor, Ambience Mall, NH-8, Tower C, DLF Phase 2, Sector 24, Gurgaon, Haryana
Cost for 2 – Rs 800
Most recommended – Pepperoni pizza
Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s pizzeria's hand-made and stone baked pizzas are loaded with rustic, bold flavours. There are some local Indian flavours fused with traditional Italian elements to cater to certain palates. There are some rarely seen ingredients, like wild mushrooms and novelties such as a three cheese pizza for the hard-core-cheese junkies.
C-7, SDA Market, Commercial Complex, SDA, New Delhi and more
Cost for 2 – Rs 1400
Most recommended – The Soho
You can estimate how good Fat Lulu’s really is by their assertion that their Brooklyn-style pizzas are stiff competition to Detective Peralta’s pizza choices in the series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Sink into plush brown leather sofas by their massive bay windows and order the Pork Me Up with pink bacon bits, asparagus, smashed garlic and ample, stretchy mozzarella cheese. Their moist, fresh pull-apart garlic bread is seriously addictive. Wood-fired ovens impart a smoky aftertaste to their pizzas.
Greater Kailash I, New Delhi and more
Cost for 2 – Rs 1000
Most recommended – Honey! It’s Bacon
Borrowing their name from the famous series Breaking Bad, these delivery-only outlets certainly do a mean job of creating the perfect pizza pie. Night owls take note, for these places deliver till 4.00 am. What’s more is that you get a chance to play the pizza wizard by entirely custom-creating the kind of pizza you want, complete with different types of cheese and toppings.
UG-69-70, Somdutt Chamber- II, 9, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi and more
Cost for 2 – Rs 900
Most recommended – Monster Deep Dish Pizza
If you’re heading to Instapizza for a binge-fest, you'd better skip a meal because the Monster Deep Dish is not for the faint- hearted. With layers of cheese and stuffed toppings, the deep dish pizzas are a feat in itself. Choose unlimited toppings with no extra charge for your pizza.
First Floor, Hyatt Regency, Ring Road, Near Fire Station, Bhikaji Cama Place, RK Puram, New Delhi
Cost for 2 – Rs 4,500
Most recommended – La Piazza pizza
Standing strong since 1994, La Piazza is one of the most prominent pizza virtuosos in town. It was one of the first Italian trattoria-styled restaurants in the city and is now manned by Neapolitan chef Ciro Sorrentino who prides himself on using fresh farm produce. The ambience is in keeping with the flavours of the pizzas there – rustic and simple.
New York Slice
E 584, Near Savitri Cinema, GK 2 Main Road, New Delhi and more
Cost for 2 – Rs 800
Most recommended – United States of Bacon pizza
New York Slice, as the name suggests, is known for its New York style jumbo slices which you can pick up, fold and eat on the go. With their fresh hand-rolled dough, imported toppings and reasonable prices, New York Slice is a hit amongst the younger crowd.
All this pizza talk is making me hungry. Now time for my own date!