Pizza. That one word makes all our mouths water. It’s a divine dish. Though the dish was made in Italy, it became popular after the Italians migrated to the States. Americans did have cheese on their bread but it’s nothing like they’ve ever seen before. The crusty pizza dough with the melted mozzarella cheese and creamy marinara sauce. We looked through many reviews and recommendations before we picked the Top 5 Places To Get The Best Pizza In Malaysia.
1. Positano Risto
As most Italian foods may consist of non-halal ingredients, Positano Risto decided to share Italian food by building a restaurant that serves Italian food with halal ingredients only. This Italian restaurant is located at Block C1, Lot 2, Level G3, Publika Shopping Gallery, Solaris Dutamas, No. 1, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Positano Risto was born out of pure love for authentic Italian food by its Muslim owners, Imran and Kamilah. The first restaurant that they had was located at 66, Bussorah St, Singapore, which they opened in 2017. A year later, they opened a franchise at Publika, Kuala Lumpur and we only look forward to more branches soon!
Positano’s specialty will definitely be their scrumptious Super Supreme Calzone, which is not only baked to perfection but also comes with 8 handcrafted pockets filled with mushrooms and turkey hams. Though usually in Italian cuisine, chefs would use pork but here at Positano Risto, it is guaranteed halal and muslim-friendly! The homemade tomato sauce, topped with Buratta and Cheddar will make you rejoice for every bite you take.
Aside from their famous Calzone, they also serve other iconic Italian dishes such as pastas, Italian appetisers, and meat dishes like Beef Tagliata. Its for sure that this 100% Muslim-owned Italian Restaurant guarantees both satisfaction and Muslim-friendly authentic Italian flavors, so you can definitely munch away without worries!
2. Puzzini Swedish Pizza
Before we get started with the list, let’s look at our honorable mention – Puzzini Swedish Pizza! Being a unique restaurant for pizza in KL, they offer not only Swedish Pizza, but also Swedish “Husmanskost” (pronounced hoos-mans-kost) which is traditional Swedish food that is typically served at home, school and canteen. If your only knowledge of Swedish food is the IKEA meatball, well this pizza restaurant will guide you to the delicious world of Swedish cuisine. Also, did you know that “husmanskost” is known for being healthy? So yay! No more feeling guilty after eating pizza!
They have a wide variety of pizzas – chicken, lamb, seafood, vegetarian and even dessert pizzas! If you are not in the mood for pizzas, they also serve pasta, “husmanskost” and side dishes like cream of mushroom and garlic bread. The price range for their menu starts as low as RM5.80 to RM39.80. If you are worried about hurting your wallet too much, you can invite your friends to share the meal together as their food portion is quite big for a person to eat all by themselves. But, hey – if you think you can finish the meal alone, no judgement!
Here’s a sneak peek of their menu:
- Pizza Puzzini Beef – topped with pepperoni, fresh tomatoes, capsicum, onions and button mushroom. From RM25.80
- Pizza Tum Yum – served with a tom yum sauce with fresh prawns and crabmeat as toppings. From RM26.50
- Pizza Spenat – 3 flavours of cheese on top of cream sauce made with American spinach leaves. From RM23.90
- Seafood Carbonara Pasta – served with homemade carbonara sauce with prawns, crabmeat and fish. From 27.80
- Fisk Gratäng Med Skaldjur – white fish baked in creamy dill sauce with baked mashed potatoes and topped with shrimp and lots of cheese. Served together with coleslaw. From RM31.80.
- Schweizer Schnitzel – Folded chicken Schnitzel with button mushroom, cheese and mushroom sauce as stuffing. Served together with wedges and coleslaw.
If you don’t feel like eating in, you can opt for delivery! Just head over to their website, look at the menu, make your order and wait for them to ring your bell with your food. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!
Opening hours: 11:30am-10pm
Address: 41, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 3, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
And now on to our Top 5 Pizzerias
1. Eatalia by Brava
As a pizza lover, in the search for the best pizza in KL, I believe that Eatalia by Brava is definitely an option that you don’t want to miss. It is an Italian-inspired restaurant located in the Kuala Lumpur area. When the founder of Eatalia was first introduced to Italian culture, he was attracted by the warmth, hospitality and emphasis on family, as well as the unique flavors of the food. For Italians, life is a huge celebration. One should enjoy being in it, sharing wine, delicious food, good coffee and delicious desserts with family and friends at all times.
Inspired by this, Eatalia by Brava was officially established in 2003. From the design of the store, the selection of ingredients to the wine list and menu, they are committed to providing their customers with an authentic Italian culinary experience, including “Al dente” pasta and their expertly crafted wood-fired pizzas. And in keeping with their Malaysian flair, they also use only halal ingredients. However, it is worth noting that Eatalia is not a halal restaurant and their drinks and beverage menu does include alcohol. If you are looking for pizza in KL, and also an authentic pizzeria in KL, Eatalia by Brava will be your best choice！
Sneak Peak of Eatalia’s Menu
Eatalia by Brava offers a number of excellent Italian dishes, a few of which are representative of Eatalia’s cuisine：
Spaghetti Alle Vongole: This is a pasta dish that brings comfort, pleasure and freshness, with the main ingredients including clams, peppers, garlic and oil.
Petti Di Pollo Alla Spinaci E Ricotta: A chicken breast stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese, served with a mushroom cream sauce and pumpkin puree, makes for a classic, delicious Italian dish.
Wood Fired Pizza: This is Eatalia’s classic method of baking pizza, which perfectly follows Eatalia’s definition of thin crust pizza, that is, a crust thin enough to pick up the toppings and deliver it to your taste buds.
What else are you waiting for? Head on over to Eatalia by Brava to experience one of the best pizzeria in KL!
NOTE: They only serve Halal ingredients, however they are not certified Halal due to selling alcoholic beverages. Rest assured to all our Muslim readers, it is definitely safe for you to go!
Location: 12, Jalan 25/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
TEL: 03-6201 6608
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday | 11AM – 10:30PM
The Waterfront @Desa Parkcity
Location: FF-21A, First Floor, The Waterfront @Parkcity, Persiaran Residen, Desa Parkcity, 52200 Kuala Lumpur.
TEL: 03-6262 2888
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday | 11AM – 10PM
The next on the list is not a restaurant but rather a chain. Not every district has a specialised pizza shop near me. There are also circumstances where not every person can afford luxury pizzas from other countries. We acknowledge that and that’s why we decided to include a chain restaurant in this post. Chain restaurants may not be as ‘fancy’ as many people would put it but it gets the job done.
When you’re sleeping in and lazy to go out they save you. So that’s why for the pizza in Malaysia we decided to dedicate this sector to Dominos pizza. Dominos pizza is a pizza chain founded in the US but has made it to all over the world and our country. It’s an understatement to say that Dominos is not a pizza restaurant. It has allowed millions of people who couldn’t afford a slice of gourmet pizza, a chance to try what a regular pizza tastes like.
2. Proof Pizza + Wine
Proof Pizza + Wine is a popular pizza restaurant located and was able to expand to two locations. The first being Bangsar and the other being in Mont Kiara. They have over 400 plus Google Reviews with a 4.5-star review. The store does pizza delivery in Malaysia and they do offer to take out. Currently, they close during the lunch hours on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for lunch. If you would like to order pizza online, you can do so https://proof.beepit.com/ordering/?type=delivery and place your orders there.
They will also do pizza delivery. Proof Pizza + Wine sells a variety of options on their menu such as appetisers, Kids Pizza, classic pizza, gourmet pizza, artisan pizza, Ciccio pizza, Grand Classic Pizza, Dessert, Raw Pasta, Bottled beer, sparkling wine and rose, red wine, and dessert wine. Even though the menu seems big, they do optimise what they sell and reuse the same ingredients in different ways.
They serve an array of pizzas such as a four-cheese pizza, a Carne pizza, Diavolo pizza, margherita, pizza Polpa di Granchio, La Americano, Spicy Calabrian Pizza, Sicilian Anchovy Pizza, Calzone, Serrano Ham Pizza and a whole other selection. Proof Pizza + Wine offers many dishes and they’re known for their wine desserts as well. They offer a big selection of wine for their consumers and the price for their wine online is 15% lesser than their in-store menu.
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Opening Hours:11am-11 pm
Address: 8, Jalan Batai, Bukit Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur/ G-8, 1, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur/Mid Valley Megamall, Lot T-028A, Level 3, South Court, Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2202 0080
Opening Hours:12pm–3pm, 6pm–10:30pm
Address: Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-6411 8745
3. La Risata
Pizza’s can’t get more upscale unless you go to places like Mont Kiara or Damansara. You pay a dollar more for anything you buy there than in a place a few kilometres away, However, there is where La Risata Damansara is located and rightfully. With over 700 plus reviews on Google, they are one of the highest-rated pizza places in KL and could easily offer the best pizza in KL. La Risata is an Italian inspired restaurant and has two branches. One in Ampang while the other is in Damansara. La Risata is different from its competitors because is that it sells pizza that is baked in a traditional wood-fired oven. These rare ovens are not found around Malaysia and what more used for pizzas for us to try. No wonder people are flocking all over just to try their pizzas.
La Risata has several types of food served in their restaurant. They have a second course of meat, second courses of seafood, coffee, coffee with liquor, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, cocktails, mocktails, pizzas, appetizers, salads, soups, and a whole wine menu. In short, they serve a lot but they sure do know what they are doing. If you’re looking for pizza in Kuala Lumpur, this would be it.
Their prices are definitely on the higher side but you’re definitely paying for the experience and the taste here. They sell margherita pizzas, mushroom pizzas, mushroom and prosciutto pizzas, carbonara pizzas, Hawaiian pizzas, Romanian pizzas, pepperoni pizzas as well as a few others. They stick true to their Italian roots by selling cannoli, panna cotta, Sicilian bombe, zuccotto and a few other dessert options in case their clients have a sweet tooth. There is also pizza takeaway and delivery in this restaurant which is a bonus for whoever doesn’t want to leave their home.
Opening Hours: 12–2:30pm, 6:30–10:30pm
Address: 16, Persiaran Ampang, Desa Pahlawan, 55000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur/ 128, Jalan Kasah, Medan Damansara, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-2095 9572
4. Mikey’s Original New York Pizza
First of all, is Mikey’s Original New York Pizza. If you’re a New Yorker in Malaysia, you should head on to Mikey’s Original New York Pizza at Mid Valley Megamall. Known as the best pizza restaurant in KL, Mikey’s is a restaurant that offers both Italian and American Pizzas. Their pizzas range from RM8-RM100 which is cheaper than most chain restaurants. They also provide vegetarian-friendly options to vegetarians. Some features that the restaurant provides is takeout. Mikey’s also allows their customers to WhatsApp, use Food Delivery apps, and can call to place their orders for their pizza online. Due to the MCO, they recommend everyone to take away instead of dining in at their restaurants.
Mikey’s serves alcohol, wine, beer for their customers who would like them. Mikey’s sells an array of pizza such as the classic New York pizza, Beef pepperoni pizza, meatball pizza, tony soprano pizza, sweet Hawaiian chicken pizza, bbq chicken pizza, local Mexican pizza, buffalo chicken pizza and too many more for us to list. Their pizzas also have gotten rave reviews from their loyal fanbase. It also appears as though you shouldn’t go through Mid Valley without stopping by Mikey’s.
The diner also sells a small selection of pasta, hero sandwiches, waffle fries and sides. They also have an upgrade menu where you can get a hero sandwich with a coke, waffle fries with a drink, heroes with beer or any combo they offer for a set price. Mikey’s also offers outdoor and indoor seating areas and the pizzeria is also wheelchair accessible so all their customers can enjoy their dishes. If you’re ever in Mid Valley, this is a must-go place. Consider coming to Mid Valley just to eat a slice of Mikey’s pizza.
5. Pezzo Pizza
To us West Malaysians, we know them but Pezzo isn’t a big deal here but in East Malaysia, Pezzo has made a name for itself. It has over 43 locations in East Malaysia alone which could put Domino’s pizza a run for its money. Pezzo also has been keeping up its sales by offering single slices for their customers to buy. No other pizza chain in Malaysia has offered its customers a single slice of pizza for them to purchase. By doing so, they allow even people from the lower-income bracket to try a pizza when they can afford it. Pezzo is known for its symmetrical pizza cutting in the advertisements which look satisfying.
Finally is Pezzo Pizza. Pezzo although not as big as dominos sells their pizzas at strategic locations such as KL Sentral and Setapak just to name a few. They sell around 10 -15 pizzas and each one is doing its own justice. They sell bbq bonanza, big daddy, cheesy cheese, hola Hawaiian, pepperoni party and around 8 more pizzas. Not to brag but Pezzo Pizza localises their menu, they even have a chicken rendang pizza for the locals as well as a singa laksa pizza. This allows Pezzo to have a loyal fan base whilst maintaining a new one.
Address: Ground Floor, Tesco Ampang PT8880, Tesco Hypermarket, Jalan Pandan Prima 2, Dataran Pandan Prima, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: +603-7490 5319
Now that we’ve shared the best pizza restaurants near me, we hope you can too. Although we only did share about the Top 5 Places To Get The Best Pizza In Malaysia, we hope you scour your local diners and restaurants to try the other restaurants yourself. We would also like to inform our readers to be careful and follow SOPs in these MCO, CMCOs and RMCOs so that we can all feel safe sooner. The sooner we play our part, the sooner we can go out eating pizzas together.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Some places that are listed in the article serve halal pizzas but some are not halal. Here are the places which have been confirmed halal are La Risata, and Positano Risto. Meanwhile, not all of Pezzo Pizza branches have the halal certificate, Proof Pizza + Wine , and Eatalia by Brava are not halal for Muslims.
The most Italian pizza that most would recommend is Margherita pizza, it is also known as a “true pizza” worldwide. The toppings on this delighting pizza are inspired by the national flag of Italy: tomato, mozzarella, and basil.
Apart from Margherita pizza, Marinara is also one of the best Italian pizzas. The pizza has no cheese, and the toppings are tomato, garlic, and oregano. It’s regarded as a safe choice if you’re a vegan.
If you are a vegetarian, we recommend getting Margherita Pizza (yeast, sugar, olive oil, salt, cheese, and flour), Golden Corn Pizza, Jalapeno & Red Paprika Pizza, and Double Cheese Margherita Pizza. The ingredients are provided in the listed pizza place’s menu, or you can even request vegetarian ingredients from the chef
Pizzas are usually healthy – they don’t add any unhealthy and unnecessary ingredients to make the taste and aesthetic ‘pop!’. If you’re planning on spending on pizza, then you know where to go!
If you’re planning on ordering and eating at your office or home, Proof Pizza + Wine, Eatalia by Brave, La Risata, and Mikey’s Original New York Pizza offer a delivery service. Delivery can happen within 30 minutes and each restaurant has its own delivery promotions as well. Be sure to check them out!
You might have seen a ‘little table’ in your pizza box whenever you order pizza. The ‘little table’ is called a ‘pizza saver’ and it is an object that is used to prevent the box from touching the food, thus, ruining the topping.
There is no denying that a lot of us adore pizza, but for some people, the allergies to pizza prevent them from enjoying it. The most prevalent allergens in pizza are casein, tomato, and yeast. These ingredients can trigger allergic reactions that result in symptoms ranging from stomach discomfort to breathing difficulties and even death.
8. What are the common toppings on pizza Malaysia?
There are a lot of pizza toppings that can be seen as common toppings. Some people like pepperoni as a pizza topping, some love extra cheese, some prefer to have mushrooms, some would like to have more sliced sausages, some prefer to have sliced pineapple, and several prefer to not have topping at all on the pizza.
Yes, vegans can eat a pizza, but the pizza must be made in vegan ways as vegans do not eat any dairy products, including dairy cheese and any food made from animals such as eggs and meat. While some may find this absurd, there are substitutes available or they would prefer to make homemade pizza and experiment with various ingredients.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published the following nutritional data for one slice (107g) of normal cheese pizza from a typical fast-food pizza business. According to the USDA, one normal-size cheese pizza contains 285 kcal, 10.4g of fats, 640mg of sodium, 35.6g of carbohydrates, 2.5g of fiber, 3.8g of sugars, and 12.2g of protein.