Relish Lip Smacking Pizzas on World Pizza Day


February 9 is celebrated as World Pizza Day, giving us yet another reason to indulge in this delicious dish. Here are some of the best places to enjoy pizza at, in Mumbai on February 9:

Gustoso: This award-winning Italian restaurant brand with outlets at Bandra and Kemp’s Corner offers a wide variety of Pizze, both with and without tomato sauce as the base. Guests can choose a Neapolitan or thin crust (Alla Romana) and order the Gustoso favourite, Diavola; the tomato-free Delizia Di Funghi, sautéed mushrooms, Italian truffle oil, mozzarella, arugula and parmesan; and new gourmet options with unusual toppings that the restaurant’s four-time World Pizza Champion Chef Giulio Adriani has added to the menu, like Ribollita Toscana, mozzarella, borlotti beans, sautéed escarole, topped with leek puree; and  Pizza Di Escarole, mozzarella, pecorino, escarole, garlic, raisins, capers and pine nuts.

Address: Kemp’s Corner: Plot 109, Kwality House, August Kranti Maidan, Below Kemps Corner Bridge, Grant Road, Mumbai 400036

Khar: Jharna Apartments, Dr. BR Ambedkar Road, Khar West, Mumbai 400052

Hours of Operation: 12:00 pm to 3:30 am and 6:00 pm to 11:30 pm, Monday to Sunday  

Olive Bar & Kitchen, Bandra: At this Bandra hotspot, Executive Chef Viraf Patel serves up a mean slice of rustic goodness. Loaded with artisanal toppings, the pizzas range from the classic Veggie topped with asparagus, shiitake mushrooms, caramelized onions, artichokes and serano chilli salsa with sun-dried tomatoes; to the Chicken pizza with smoked paprika and lemon zest chicken, black garlic and mildly spiced microgreens; or the evergreen Pepperoni pizza, with house-bred jalapenos. All pizzas are served on sourdough bases.

Address: No. 14, Nargis Dutt Rd, Union Park, Khar West, Mumbai-52. 022-4340 8228. 

Hours of Operation: 7:30 PM – 1:00 AM

Qualia: Pizza pilgrims should head to chef Rahul Akerkar’s Qualia where the pizza section has been approached differently, offering unusual options like Brussels Sprouts, topped with the freshness of preserved lemon and the richness of Gruyere;  Steak and Eggs, a hearty dish, made with mushroom, tomato, aged cheddar and mozzarella; Charred Artichoke Heart, which adds just the right touch of smokiness of burnt scallion, ricotta and Pecorino; and Clams and Mussels, where the sweetness of black garlic marries perfectly with the richness of guanciale, confit potato, arugula, and Emmenthal.  

Address: World Crest, Ground Floor, Lodha, 402, Tulsi Pipe Road, Mumbai 

Hours of Operation: Lunch: 11:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Dinner: 6:30 pm – 1:15 am, Tuesday to Sunday 

Sorrentina by Foodhall: The Italian fine dining restaurant at Foodhall, Linking Road offers diners a variety of hand-stretched Neapolitan pizzas made with the freshest toppings and house-made special sauces. Guests can also try whole-wheat, keto and cauliflower crusts. The house special is the Sorrentina with fresh burrata, tomato sauce, basil and a Sorrentina Spice Mix; Uno! Due! Tre! Quattro! is perfect for cheese lovers with not one or two but four types of cheese: Provolone, Gorgonzola, Parmesan and Mozzarella with Garlic Cream; and meat lovers will enjoy Bolognese Pizza with slow-cooked lamb mince, Stracciatella and Basil.

Address: Sorrentina by Foodhall, Second Floor, Foodhall@Linking Road, Plot No.106, Linking Rd, Santacruz West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400054. 

Hours of Operation: 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Candy & Green: Candy & Green, the vegetarian dining room & bar at Breach Candy, offers their version of the classic pizza in the form of stone-baked flatbreads, with a variety of toppings ranging from Vegan Meatballs; and Falafel; to Classic Pesto; and Desi Achari Paneer.

Address: Hubtown Skybay, Bhulabhai Desai Marg, Mahalaxmi (W), Breach Candy, Cumballa Hill, Mumbai

Hours of Operation: 12:00 noon to 1:00 am, Monday to Sunday  

YOUnion: An all-day dining bar and restaurant which pays homage to millennials, YOUnion offers an unconventional twist to the classic pizza with a range of flatbreads. Toppings include Mutton Bhuna and Dhaniya Pudina topped with cheddar cheese and pickled onions; Philly Cheesesteak with cheddar, jalapeno, caramelized onions and gherkin; and the classic Smoke-Shredded Butter Chicken and Cheese with olive oil, tomato sauce and mozzarella

Address: D-Wing, Ground Floor, Kamala Mills, Near Radio Mirchi Office, Tulsi Pipe Rd, Lower Parel 

Hours of Operation: 12:30 pm to 1:30 am, Monday, Tuesday and Sunday. Open 24-Hours, Wednesday-Saturday 

TYGR: This modern Asian restaurant also offers a list of hearty classics, of which Tortilla Flatbreads are a popular choice. Options include Avocado & Arugula, with chopped salad, lemon oil dressing and avocado; Triple Meat, pepperoni, parma ham, salami, and pickled chilli; and Shrooms Quatro, organic tomato sauce, caramelized onions, shiitake, shimeji enoki and button mushrooms.

Address: Level 1, Palladium Mall, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai. For reservations, please call: +91 91369 21735 

Hours of Operation: 12 noon to 1:00 am, Monday, Tuesday and Sunday. Open 24-Hours, Wednesday-Saturday