Best 6 Pizza Places in Istanbul


Are you a pizza lover living or just traveling as a tourist in Istanbul? Do you think you can eat pizza for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Do you believe you can go miles for a delicious slice of pizza and it is worth the effort? Then this is the article that you need to read to find out the best nearby pizzerias in Istanbul.

There are lots of pizzerias in Istanbul. However, some of them are regarded as the best ones by not only restaurant critics but also by the customers. People appreciate not only the marvelous and delicious tastes of the pizzas but also the cozy, warm, atmosphere accompanied by the friendly but professional personnel. In addition to this, customers leave places with satisfaction in terms of price/performance ratio.



In this article, you will find detailed information about the reasons for them to be the best ones between the line of the menus of the places. To clarify the reasons for them to be the best ones, I will dwell upon the

  • menus (including the types of pizzas and the ingredients)
  • prices
  • easily accessible addresses
  • working hours

of the most popular pizzerias in Istanbul.

1) Miss Pizza

“Cozy eatery with local wines & wood-fired ovens serving Italian-style pizza from an open kitchen.”

Miss Pizza is considered as the best pizzeria by most people in Istanbul. Once you enter through the door of Miss Pizza, you immediately feel like you are in a random pizzeria in Naples. The design of the place, the rich menu which has a strong feel of Italian cuisine and wines with unique tastes are so mesmerizing that your time and place perception may become tangled.



In the face of such a situation, I suggest you take a deep breath, look around and enjoy one of the most delicious pizzas in the city.

This thrill will probably make you hungry in a short period. Therefore you will want to see the options at once. So here is the menu with various alternatives for you to experience your first meeting with Miss Pizza.

Menu

Miss pizza addresses people with any kind of budget because the prices of pizzas range from $4,42 to $7,96. In addition to the Turkish and English explanations of the ingredients, some pizzas are named in the Italian language like the place was in Italy.



The first item on the menu is appetizers including snacks and special plates. In this section, there are special plates including prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, smoked salmon, avocado, chive and, black peppers, Gorgonzola, smoked beef, and toasted garlic bread. The price of the snacks ranges from $2,12 to $15,03.

After the appetizers, there are salads including fresh vegetables, mixed greens, smoked salmon, capers, onions, fennel served with tasty sauces. The price of the salads ranges from $4,60 to $6,72. When you change the pages, you see numerous types of pizzas with different ingredients (detailed info is below). The prices of the pizzas range from $4,42 to $10,61.

Following the pizzas, there are extra ingredients. The extra ingredients such as onion, avocado, radicchio, rocket, basil, zucchini, ricotta, mushrooms, and dried tomatoes are presented for the customers to maximize the fantastic tastes of the pizzas they have chosen. The prices of the extra ingredients range from $0,35 to $6,19.

At the end of the menu, there are drinks with hot, cold and alcoholic options such as beer wine, vodka and so on. The prices of drinks range from $0,71 to $37,14.



Here are some examples from the pizza menu of Miss Pizza with detailed information regarding the names, ingredients and the prices of the products.

Pizza

  •  Miss Pizza  …….……………………………………….………..  $5,66

 (tomato sauce, mozzarella, pickled peppers, wild oregano)

  • Pizza Marinara …….…………………………………………….. $4,42

(tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes, basil, wild oregano -no cheese)

  • Pizza Marinara Al Bufala  …….……………………………… $7,96

( tomato sauce, bufala mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, basil, wild oregano)

  • Pizza Broccoli & Gorgonzola …….…………………….…… $7,78

(mozzarella, gorgonzola cheese, steamed broccoli, parmigiano)

  • Mr Pizza  …….……………………………………….……………. $7,96

(tomato sauce, mozzarella, black olives, veal ham, turkish pepperoni)

  • Artichoke Pizza   …….……………………………………….…. $7,43

(artichoke puree, carrots, mozzarella, ricotta, caramelized onions, fennel)

  • Pizza Catto  …….……………………………………….…………  $9,73

(tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto cotto, rockets)

  • Pizza Mare  …….……………………………………….………..  $10,26

(calamari and shrimps marinated with fresh herbs, tomato sauce and white wine, caramelized onions, black olives)

  • Calzone  …….……………………………………….…………… $6,19

(sauted spinach, mozzarella, ricotta)

  • Pizza Honey  …….……………………………………….…… $7,07

(mozzarella, ricotta, honey, pine nuts)

  • Salmon Pizza   …….………………………………………..… $9,73

 (tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, slices of smoked salmon, fennel)

  • Quattro formaggi …….………………………………….. $8,84

 (mozzarella, emmental,gorgonzola, parmigiano)

  • Pizza Selena  …….……………………………………………. $7,43

 (tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, anchovy, cherry tomatoes, caperberry, basil, wild oregana)        

  • Pizza Quattro Stagioni  ..…….…………………………… $7,61

 (tomato sauce, mozzarella, artichoke, marinated eggplant, mushrooms. prosciutto cotto -contains pork)

  • Pizza Salame Piccante  ……….……………………….….. $7,96

  (tomato sauce, mozzarella, schiacciata piccante)

  • Asparagus Pizza  ..…….……………………………………..   $10,61

  (mozzarella, scamorza cheese, prosciutto cotto, asparagus, Parmesan)



The info about the address and the working hours is below for those who want to come and taste one of these delicious pizzas.

Open: 12.00- 22.30

Address:  1-Kılıçali Paşa, Havyar Street. 5A, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul 2-Evliya Çelebi, Meşrutiyet Avenue  86A, 34430 Beyoğlu/İstanbul

2) Pizzeria il Pellicano

“Tasty, affordable, real and perfect authentic pizzas by an Italian chef…”

Once you enter through the doors, the cozy, lovely looking atmosphere with authentic brick walls,  wooden furniture, and vintage interior instantly attracts your attention.  Friendly, patient staff and an Italian chef welcomes you. 

After you have a seat and start shooting a glance on the menu, you feel mesmerized because of the diversity of the menu for the second time in the restaurant after the decorations. Because the menu, which also presents vegetarian alternatives, is so rich that you may have hard times while deciding on your order.

Thanks to the fresh, tasty and punctually arriving appetizers, wine and pizza and authentic atmosphere you will feel Naples in Istanbul.



A final reminder for the newcomers: Do not be surprised if you hear Italian songs because the Italian chef sometimes prepares the pizzas while saying Italian songs with all his heart and soul.

Menu

 There are delicious pizzas at the beginning of the menu and the prices of the pizzas range from $3,89 to $7,43. After that page extra ingredients such as salami piccante, bresaola, prosciutto Crudo wait to increase the unique tastes of the pizzas. The prices of the extra ingredients range from $0,80 to $3,01. In addition to these, liquid tastes are listed on the menu to escort you through this delicious journey to Italy. 

Here is an example of the original menu of Pizzeria il Pellicano

  • Marinara   ………………………………………………..  $3,89

 (tomato sauce, garlic, olive oil, thyme, basil) 

  • Funghi      …………………………………………….….. $5,31

(tomato sauce, garlic, mozzarella, mushroom, thyme)

  • Vegetariana  ..……………………………………………   $5,66

(tomato sauce,mozzarella, aubergine, zucchini, capia pepper)

  • Parmigiana  ..…………………………………………….  $5,66

(Napolitan ragu, mozzarella, basil, aubergine)

  • Carmela  ………………………………………………….. $5,84

(tomato sauce,mozzarella, calf ham, mushroom)

  • Spinaci   ……………………………………………….…..  $5,84

(mozzarella, ricotta cheese, cream, spinach)

  • Formaggi ..………………………………………………..  $6,01

(mozzarella, parmesan, scamorza, gorgonzola)

  • Fantasia ..…………………………………………………  $6,01

(tomato sauce,mozzarella, sausage, mushroom, olive)

  • Prosciutella  ..……………………………………………   $ ,43

(tomato sauce,mozzarella,rocket, parmesan,prosciutto crudo  -contains pork)

  • Bufalina  ..…………………………………………….…..   $6,72

(tomato sauce, bufala mozzarella, basil, olive oil)

  • Napoli  ..………………………………………………..….   $5,66

(tomato sauce,mozzarella, anchovy, thyme)

  • Bismark ..……………………………………………… $5,80

( tomato sauce, mozzarella, calf ham, egg)

  • Diavola .………………………………………………… $6,33

(tomato sauce,mozzarella, salame picante)

  • Tonno  ..……………………………………………………  $6,01

(tomato sauce,mozzarella, tuna fish, onion, olive)



The info about the address and the working hours of Pizza il Pellicano restaurant stated below in case you want to effortlessly visit Italy and taste the local cuisine.

 Open:  12.00-21.00

Address:

Keresteci Aziz street N:36b Moda/Kadıköy Istanbul

3)Pizzeria Pera

“An authentic Italian restaurant feeling accompanied by a welcoming and smiling yet a high level of professionalism”

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The third most common stop of the pizza lovers in Istanbul is Pizzeria Pera in Beyoğlu. Pizzeria Pera has been serving pizza in the Beyoğlu district of İstanbul. Since the foundation of the place, they aim one thing:
“to create a real Italian style restaurant where both our customers and we can feel at home. “

In this pizzeria, you can be sure that every ingredient is fresh because they provide the freshest ingredients from the closest local stores such as greengrocers and charcuteries in Beyoğlu. In this way, they also support the local community in the neighborhood.

Menu

Pizzeria Pera and the staff welcome you with savorous starters such as Caprese, Burrata, Piatto Freddo prepared with ingredients such as cherry tomatoes, arugula Bresaola parmesan, garlic. The price of the appetizers ranges from $5,13 to $12,03.

Below the appetizers, pizzas are listed with a rich variety of options. The prices of these remarkable pizzas range from $6,01 to $13,97. In addition to the pizzas, Pizzeria Pera offers impressive pasta for those who are seeking for a different Italian taste rather than a pizza. While offering some classic tastes such as Spaghetti Alla Bolognese and Spaghetti al Pomodoro, Pizzeria Pera offers different kinds of pasta such as Spaghetti Alla San Giuannin and Fettuccine con Vitello.



In addition to these, Pizzeria Pera also offers, salads and desserts prepared with high-class ingredients. The menu is lastly garnished with wines with alternatives such as semi-sweet white, white, blush/rose red.

Below is a list of the pizzas cooked in a wood-fired stone oven and prepared with the freshest ingredients

Here is an example of the menu of Pizzeria Pera

Pizza

  •     Margherita  ……………………………………………..    $6,01

         (Tomato sauce, mozzarella, thyme)

  •     Bufala ..……………………………………………………   $ ,96

         (Tomato sauce, bufala mozzarella, basil)

  •    Funghi …………………..………………..………………..   $7,07

        (Tomato sauce, mozzarella, mushroom)

  •   Quattro Formaggi ……………………….……..……… $9,55

         (Mozzarella, gorgonzola, parmesan, asiago)

  •  Olive Nere, Capperi e Cipolla ……………………… $7,07

        (Tomato sauce, mozzarella, olives, onions, thyme,  il)

  • Norma  …………………………..……………………….…….   $9,02

         (Tomato sauce, burrata, eggplants)

  • Turca  ……………………………..…..…………………..….   $7,78

         (Tomato sauce, chili sauce, mozzarella, green peppers, olives, feta cheese, Turkish sausage)

  • Mediterranean …………………..………………………..   $7,61

         (Tomato sauce, mozzarella, green peppers, olives, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, basil, thyme)

  • Pesto  …………………………………..…………………..…..  $9,37

         (Pesto sauce, mozzarella, zucchini, roasted red peppers, cherry tomatoes, arugula, parmesan)

  • Calzone Spinaci, Cotto e Parmigiano ……………….   $12,20

         (Tomato sauce, garlic, olive oil, mozzarella, parmesan, spinach, prosciutto cotto, covered with dough)

  • Ortolana  ………….………………..…………………………  $12,20

          (Tomato sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms, eggplants, zucchini, roasted red peppers, parmesan)

  • Salume di Manzo …………………..……………….….. $7,78

         (Tomato sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, beef ham)

  • Bresaola, Rucola e Parmigiano  ………….…………. $ 3,97

        (Tomato sauce, mozzarella, bresaola, arugula, parmesan)



You can find the needed info about the working hours and the address of the delicious pizzas in the box below

 Open:  12.00-22.00

Address: Gönül Street N:6 Beyoğlu, İstanbul

4)Ozi Pizza and Pasta

“A pizzeria with delicious some pizza, nice decoration and warm, friendly personnel”

Ozi Pizza and Pasta has been providing an outstanding ambiance and mouth-watering food, especially the pizza, for the customers with great care. Not only the atmosphere which has a great vibe thanks to the music choices but also the excellent service from staff make customers feel special and welcomed. Superb Vegetarian-Friendly, Vegan, Halal, Gluten-Free Options are provided with moderate prices. 

A surprise for you: Apple tea is served on the house from time to time!

Menu

Soups are presented as the first items of this delicious treasure of food. There are 5 kinds of soups respectively listed as Lentil Soup, Mushroom Soup, Tomato Soup, Anatolian Soup and lastly Soup of the day. The prices of the soups change from $2,12 to $2,83.

After the soups, there is a Turkish breakfast menu with two options. The first one is Breakfast Plate including mixed cheese, boiled egg, olives, cucumber, tomato, pepper, butter, jam, salami, greens. This satisfying Breakfast Plate costs only $6,19 to you. The second one is the Traditional Breakfast for two people. The only difference is that in this one there an omelet is added to the Breakfast Plate. This Tradition Breakfast costs you $13,26 for two people.



Eventually, there are most-awaited pizzas on the menu. These pizzas are prepared with fresh ingredients like the ones above. However, there is a difference in this pizzeria about the prices. In the other pizzerias, there are certain prices for each kind of pizza but in this one, you are not charged according to the kind of pizza.

Here, there are four types of pizza size such as small, medium, large and extra-large. In other words, It does not matter which kind of pizza you order. The only thing that matters is the size in terms of the prices. Below you can find the prices for each size for the pizzas.

Small Pizza                $5,31

Medium Pizza          $6,19  

Large Pizza                $7,96 

Extra Large Pizza      $11,50

In addition to the pizzas you can find some pasta alternatives after the pizzas in the menu with alternatives such as Spaghetti Napolitan, Bolognese, Ravioli, Tortellini, Fettuccine, and Turkish Ravioli. The prices of the pastas range from $6,19 to $7,07.

Pizza

  • Vegetarian Pizza

(Corn, mushroom, onion, green pepper, tomato, garlic, provolone cheese and romano cheese)

  • Cyprus Pizza

(Grilled halloumi cheese, provolone cheese, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, tomato, onion, black olives, garlic sauce)

  • Margarita 

(Special sauce, tomato, basil, mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese)

  • Spinach & Feta Pizza

(Mushroom, spinach, tomato, onion, feta cheese, mozzarella cheese and romano cheese)

  • Seafood Pizza

(Crab-meat, shrimp, mushroom, onion, tomato, garlic sauce, and mozzarella cheese)

  • Tuscan Pizza 

(Chicken, artichoke, spinach, roasted red peppers, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, and ranch sauce) 

  • Braised Meat

(Braised meat, onion, black olives, peppers, tomato, mushroom, mozzarella cheese)

  • Supreme Pizza

( Pepperoni, sausage, pastrami, salami, mushroom, green peppers, onion, black olives, garlic and mozzarella cheese)

  • Mexican Pizza

(Special spicy sauce, sauteed mushroom, sausage and mozzarella cheese)

  • Barbecue Chicken Pizza 

(Barbeque sauce, grilled chicken, mushroom, tomato, onion, peppers, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese and provolone cheese)

  • Milan Pizza

(Special sauce, sauteed mushroom, pepperoni, pastrami, mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese)

  • Barbeque Beef

Grilled beef, onion, green pepper, mushroom, tomato, provolone cheese, mozzarella cheese and (cheddar cheese )



You can find the necessary info about the working hours and the address below:

Open: 12.00- 23.30

Address: Su Terazisi Street. N:9, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul

5)Pizano Pizzeria

“Great crust, great owners and great service.”

A small but warm pizzeria with a location in a quiet pedestrian street away from the busy Ortakoy traffic is waiting for its customer. If you are looking for a place to try new tastes of pizza you should give it a shot.

There is also a home delivery option for your orders if you wish for one.



Menu

Delicious drinks and dessert accompany the unique adventure of pizza tasting in Pizano Pizzeria. Tiramisu and Mosaic cake are good alternatives for zesting your meal. Tiramisu costs $3,52 and Mosaic cake costs $4,39.

There are some fruit juices and carbonated beverages as a drink option. The prices of these drinks range from $0,88 to $2,46.

You can find all the items available also in the English language for those who do not know Turkish. So do not hesitate to visit this place because you can always figure out what it is on the menu.



A list of pizzas in the menu of Pizano Pizzeria:

Pizza

  • Pomodoro e Rucola ………………………………….…..  $6,33

(Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Cherry Tomatoes, Arugula, Parmasan)

  • Pizza Urbinese  ………………………………….…………  $6,50 

(Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Roasted Eggplant, Garlic-Olive Oil Sauce)

  •  Primavera  …………………………………………….…..  $5,10

 (Tomato Sauce, Basil, Cherry Tomatoes, Roasted Eggplant, Thyme, Garlic-Olive Oil sauce) – A Pizza Without Mozzarella

  • Alla Turca ……………………………………………..… $8,26

(Spicy Tomtato Sauce, Mozzarella, Turkish Pepperoni, Feta Cheese, Green Pepper, Black Olives)

  • Pizza Pizano …………………………………………… $8,26

(Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Beef Filet, Mushrooms, Roasted Red Peppers, Thyme)

  • Ragazzino ……………………………………………….. $8,26

(Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Veal Ham, Mushrooms, Roasted Red Peppers)

  • Ai Fungoso ……………………………………………… $7,03

(Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Porcini, Potobella Mushrooms, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Black Olives)

  • Solo Carne ………………………………………………. $9,67

(Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Turkish Pepperoni, Veal Ham, Beef Filet, Jalapeno Peppers)

Orto ………………………………………………………………. $6,50

(Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Zucchini, Eggplant, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Roasted Red Peppers, Mushrooms)

Pizza al Pollo Bianco …………………………………….. $7,03

(A White Pizza with Cream Cheese, Chicken Slices, Mozzarella, Mushrooms, Spinach, Roasted Red Peppers and Green Pepper)

  • Pizza Della Resistenza  …………………………. $8,61

(Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Beef Filet, Caramelized Onions, Thyme)

  • Solo Prosciutto *   ………………………………….. $12,30

(Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella,Prosciutto Cotto, Prosciutto Parma, Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions – contains pork)

  • Quattro Stagioni  ……………………………………. $8,79

(Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Artichoke Hearts, Veal Ham, Anchovies, Porcini Mushrooms)

  • Pizza Rosa ……………………………………………… $6,68

(Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions, Black Olives, Thyme, Garlic-Olive Oil Sauce)

  • Pizza Merletto  …………………………………….. $6,68

(Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Thin Eggplant Slices, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Thyme)



Here is the necessary info about the working hours and the address:

Open: 12.00-22.00

(Tuesday- Sunday)

Address: Eski Bahçe Street. No:17/A Ortaköy Beşiktaş/Turkey

6)Pizzeria Pidos

 “Yummy pizza, nice service and great ambiance restaurant”

Would you like to eat a delicious, thin-crust pizza which is roasted in a wood-fired oven?


If you are longing for a crispy, tasty pizza which is full of ingredients and some fresh sauce, then all you have to do is to go to Pizzeria Pidos and to decide on your order among plenty of pizzas which compete with each other in terms of ingredients and taste.

Thanks to its high-ceiling, a wooden decoration, and brick-faced walls Pizzeria Pidos presents you with a joyful pizza experience in a spacious atmosphere. Pizzeria Pidos has been serving its customers for fifteen years now. With cheerful staff and rich Italian cuisine, Pizzeria Pidos is indispensable for most people.



Pizzeria Pidos provides you with a range of alternatives while you are waiting for your pizza order to be ready.


Pizzeria Pidos offers cold starters such as cheese plate, salad, artichoke, and hot starters. The prices of cold starters range from $3,69 to $7,03. Also, Pizzeria Pidos offers hot starters such as soup, melanzane, asparagus, and shrimp with costs ranging from $2,28 to $5,80.

Also, there are main dish options for those who want to eat something other than pizza such as grilled chicken, risotto, pasta, and steak. The price of the main dishes ranges from $5,80 to $12,30.

Here is an example of the pizzas on the menu of Pizzeria Pidos:

Pizza

  • Pizza Verde ………………………………………………….. $7,22

(Green vegetables, tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese)

  • Pizza Rossi …………………………………………………… $7,22

(Dried tomatoes, olives, caramelized onions, thyme, garlic)

  • Pizza Pidos …………………………………………………… $7,22

(Mozzarella, tomato sauce, charcoal grilled eggplant)

  • Pizza Spinach ……………………………………………….. $7,22

(Baby spinach, Turkish cheese, mozzarella, tomato sauce)

  • Mio Mielle ……………………………………………………. $7,22

Turkish cheese, mozzarella, fresh thyme, cherry tomato

  • Pizza Zucchini ……………………………………………. $7,22

(Mild Cream  cheese, squash, olive oil, mozzarella, tomato sauce)

  • Pizza Classic ……………………………………………….. $7,57

(Veal ham, sauteed mushroom, fresh thyme, mozzarella)

  • Pizza Bravo …………………………………………………. $8,28

(Smoked meat, spicy Turkish sausage, veal ham, hot jalapeno pepper)

  • Smoked Pizza ……………………………………………… $8,28

(Smoked meat, smoked cheese, caramelized onion)

  •  Quattro Formaggi ……………………….……..….. $7,92

(With four varieties of cheese: Parmesan, buffalo milk mozzarella, Roquefort, mozzarella)

  • Sausage Pizza ……………………….……..………… $7,92

(Turkish Salami, fresh thyme, tomato sauce, mozzarella)

  • Cotto e Funghi ……………………….……..………… $9,68

(Cotto ham, sauteed mushroom, mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce )

  • Quattro Stagioni …………………………………………. $7,92

(Veal ham, chestnut mushroom, olive, eggplant, mozzarella)

Open: 12.00-23.00

Address: Gümüşsuyu, Dünya Sağlık Street N:13, 34437 Beyoğlu/İstanbul

In this article, I listed the best 6 pizza places for those who are looking for a marvelous pizza tasting experience in Istanbul. You can visit Miss Pizza in Beyoğlu, Pizzeria il Pellicano in Kadıköy, Pizzeria Pera in Beyoğlu, Pizano Pizzeria in Beşiktaş and Pizzeria Pidos in Beyoğlu. All of these pizzerias, you can be sure that you will be in a nice, cozy atmosphere while you are enjoying your pizzas.



If you ever have any second thoughts about having a slice of pizza or not I strongly recommend you always remember

“There is no moment in life that can not be improved with a slice of pizza”

Savaş Ateş

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