The Best Pizza in Auckland

When you feel like a slice but the big chains just arn't going to do it for, we've got you covered. These are in our humble opinion the best pizza places in Auckland. There's a good amount of traditional old country Italian flavor here, we as well as some New York style pizza influence and some new world pizza innovation going on.

Whatever your preference there is something great for every one.

Toto Pizza Auckland

Established in 1993, Toto Pizza is an award-winning pizzeria. It takes you back to Naples, the home of owners Antonio Crisci and Sergio Maglione. All their ingredients are authentic Italian. The mozzarella is made for Toto with traditional Italian techniques. They use San Marzano tomatoes, Italian cheeses, and Italian meats.

They are famous for their meter-long pizzas that can feed a large group. Half-meter pizzas and individual slices are also available. The Doro, made with Champagne ham, caramelized onions, potatoes, mozzarella, cream, and rosemary, is a specialty. Another specialty is the Boscaiola, made with mozzarella, mushrooms, fresh cream, spinach, pine nuts, and truffle oil.

BEST FOR
Italian flavors
WEBSITE
http://www.totopizza.co.nz/
ADDRESS

5 Hardinge Street, Auckland Central, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
0800 868 677
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Fri: 12 – 9pm
Sat – Sun: 5 – 9pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Award-winning restaurant
  • Legendary pizzas
  • Authentic Italian ingredients
  • Pizzas by the meter

Went along today and what was a cold day was immediately comfortable. Clever contorni, sensational salads, amazing arancini and that beautiful long and delish pizza. Welcome back Antonio and TOTO!

Trudi

Epolito’s Pizzeria

Located on Richmond Road, Epolito’s Pizzeria brings New York-style pizza to Auckland. Chickalena Rose, from upstate New York, opened it in 2005. Carlo Rovetto, a Sicilian family friend, trained her in pizza-making. The pizzas are large, crisp, and minimalist. They make their own dough and sauce and use only locally sourced ingredients. The Pizzas are hand-stretched, dressed on wooden peels, and baked on oven stones. Concrete Playground named it the Best Neighborhood Pizzeria in 2017.

The menu includes 13 pies and features several New York classics. The Brooklyn, made with homemade sausage, olives, and parmesan, is one of their specialties. They offer a selection of quality craft beers and wines to go with your pizza and make their own New York-style bagels. It is open Tuesday through Saturday, and takeaway is available.

BEST FOR
New York style pizza
WEBSITE
http://epolitospizzeria.co.nz/
ADDRESS

166 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 361 1593
OPERATING HOURS
Tues – Sat: 5 – 10pm
Sun – Mon: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • New York-style pizza and bagels
  • Range of quality beers and wines
  • Locally sourced ingredients
  • 13-pie menu

The best pizza in town! Authentic perfection with its hand stretched base, delicious sauce and hand made salami, sausage and meatballs! Truly divine.

Chelita

Umu Pizza

Opened in 2018, Umu Pizza serves epic wood-fire oven pizzas on a sourdough base. All ingredients are locally farmed. There are only eight pizzas on the menu, and they are numbered rather than named. The staff is accommodating and friendly, and the service is quick. Cool background music and a trendy pastel color scheme make for a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

Pizza number one is the standard margarita. Number seven is a tomato base with mozzarella, chili flakes, pickled vegetables, and smoky goat chorizo. Number eight is portabella mushrooms, pancetta, and pecorino. There are a few vegetarian choices. They also offer a short menu of extras and sides, dips for your crust, and wine, beer, and cocktails. They are open Tuesday through Saturday and available for private functions.

BEST FOR
Super chill city fringe vibes
WEBSITE
http://www.umupizza.co.nz/
ADDRESS

469 New North Road, Kingsland, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 930 4241
OPERATING HOURS
Tues – Sat: 5 – 9pm
Sun: 5 – 8pm
Mon: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Epic wood-fire oven pizza
  • Local free-farmed ingredients
  • Sourdough base
  • Relaxed atmosphere

Delicious! Bases were a great texture- pillowy, light and fantastically chewy. Had the artichoke dip for the crust and it was flavourful and the perfect accompaniment. Toppings were perfectly balanced flavour and quantity wise.

Rachel

Dante's

Dante’s offers an authentic Italian experience at four venues. The pizza, made by world-class chefs in the tradition of Napoli Italy, has a light and crispy sourdough crust. They use Caputo flour from Napoli, San Marzano tomatoes, and Campana mozzarella cheese. Their wood-fired oven is made in Napoli by Gianni Acunto.

The atmosphere is cozy and relaxed, and the staff is friendly and welcoming. The food is honest and fresh with plenty of options for vegetarians. The Bufalina pizza, a specialty, features San Marzano tomato, buffalo mozzarella, basil, and cherry tomatoes. The menu includes starters, pasta, risotto, sourdough pizzas, salads, and sweets.

BEST FOR
Italian style
WEBSITE
https://www.dantes.co.nz/takapuna
ADDRESS

2/40 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 486 3668
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Sun: 11am – 10pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Real Italian experience
  • Wood-fired pizzas and fresh pasta
  • World-class chefs
  • Cozy place for family and friends

Had the most amazing experience at Dante’s sitting at the chefs table and our whole family enjoyed taking with the chef. While the pizza is amazing the pasta was exceptional. It was a highlight of our weekend.

Peter

The Proper Pizza Company

Established in 2018, The Proper Pizza Company offers European thin-crust pizzas with sesame seed crusts. Using the freshest, finest, and imported ingredients, they make pizzas up to 60 cm wide. Their bases are 100 percent vegan, and non-dairy cheese is available. They are open seven days a week and offer in-house catering and delivery. Their service is fast and friendly.

They offer 10 savory and two sweet pizza. Their featured pizzas are Crudo di Parma, Garden Love, Black Truffle, and Meaty Macho. The Black Truffle is made with mushrooms, Scamorza cheese, pecorino, Parmigianino, Reggiano, pine nuts, and a white wine sauce. They also serve appetizers, soups, Swiss fondues, salads, sides, desserts, and drinks.

WEBSITE
http://www.properpizza.co.nz/
ADDRESS

12 Oconnell Street, Auckland Central, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
0800 365 537
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Sun: 11am – 5am

This is my business

Highlights:

  • European thin-crust pizza
  • Freshest ingredients
  • Sesame seed crust
  • Fast, friendly service

Lovely spot, off the main road. Really enjoyed the pizza, it was light and had good amount of tomato sauce. Would recomend, for a relaxing casual eatery. I saw cheese fondue on their menu so will be back soon.

Jay

Stumpy's

Located in the heart of Balmoral on Dominion Road, Stumpys is an understated and authentic pizza restaurant. They make delicious wood-fired pizzas in a beautifully handcrafted oven. They use New Zealand and genuine buffalo mozzarella cheeses, and their thin crispy bases are hand-spun like in Italy. They also have a gluten-free crust option. The service is friendly and professional.

Their handmade pizzas are made fresh to order seven days a week. The current pizza of the month, Tonno, features tuna, garlic, and onion. The new Meat Lovers pizza includes Champagne ham, Italian salami, smoked chicken, onion, and garlic. They also serve pasta and have a special kids’ menu. Their food trucks are available for special events.

BEST FOR
Wood fired deliciousness
WEBSITE
http://www.stumpys.nz/
ADDRESS

702 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 630 5010
OPERATING HOURS
Tues – Wed: 4:30 – 9pm
Thur – Sat: 4:30 – 10pm
Sun: 4:30 – 9pmMon: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • No flash, just good food
  • Most delicious woodfired pizzas
  • Friendly and professional staff
  • Food trucks available

Andy is a phenomenal operator! His fabulous non-stop pizzas were a real hit at our corporate function for 260 people last weekend. Everyone loved the food and loved Andy's smiling face. 100% positive feedback. I would highly recommend Stumpy's if you are planning a corporate function.

Carolyn

Al Volo

An Italian family using their 150-year-old family recipe runs Al Volo. Established in 2004, they specialize in traditional Neopolitan wood-fired handmade pizza. They use Italian meats, locally made mozzarella, locally grown produce, and Neapolitan flour. The atmosphere is charming and cozy with 12 tables and seating on a sunny terrace.

The toppings are simple and authentic. Gluten-free bases and vegan cheeses are available. They also serve pasta, salads, small plates, and an antipasto platter. Their well-stocked bar features Peroni on tap, Italian wines, and cocktails. The house special “Al Volo” pizza is made with mozzarella cheese, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, and Parmigianino.

BEST FOR
Their traditional family recipes
WEBSITE
http://www.alvolo.co.nz/
ADDRESS

27 Mount Eden Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 302 2500
OPERATING HOURS
Wed – Thurs: 5 – 9:30pm
Fri – Sat: 5 – 10:30pm
Sun: 5 – 9:30pmMon – Tues: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Traditional Neapolitan wood-fired oven pizza
  • Pasta, salads, small plates, antipasto platter
  • Simple and authentic toppings
  • Well-stocked bar

Had a fantastic time, great food, great service and would highly recommend.

Debbie

Archie’s Pizzeria

Located in Newmarket, Archie’s Pizzeria offers a wide selection of main dishes, pizzas, pasta, and salads. They are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and offer takeaway and delivery from their pizza, main, and dessert menus. Reservations are recommended. The atmosphere is cozy and kid-friendly, and the staff is friendly.

The Alla Capricciosa, a specialty, has salami, olives, capsicum, anchovies, tomato, mozzarella, and oregano. Another favorite is the Pollo e Pesto made with chicken, homemade pesto, zucchini, pine nuts, and mozzarella. The margarita is simple but tasty. Beer, cider, wine, cocktails, and spirits are served.

BEST FOR
Pizza with lots of other options for all tastes
WEBSITE
http://www.archiespizzeria.co.nz/
ADDRESS

63 Davis Crescent, Newmarket, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 523 5111
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Sun: 11am – 10pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Big selection of dishes
  • Cozy atmosphere
  • Kid-friendly
  • Excellent service

We had a great time and Archie is such a wonderful host who goes out of his way to make you feel welcome. The food is generous and delicious, the only problem is choosing which pizza to enjoy cause they’re all so tasty!

Robert

Gorgeous Pizza

Gorgeous Pizza offers a wide selection of gorgeous New York-style pizzas named after supermodels and movie stars. You can watch the owner, Wayne, making the pizza right in the middle of the restaurant. The location is great, the service is prompt and friendly, and the atmosphere is warm and relaxed with candles and music. They were finalists in the Global Pizza Challenge and have been around for 10 years.

They use quality ingredients, homemade sauce, light, crispy bases, and innovative topping combos. One of their specialty pizzas, the Lucy Liu, is made with duck, hoisin sauce, and cashews. The Christy features barbecue sauce, chicken, red onion, pineapple, and mozzarella. They also serve calzone, pasta dishes, an amazing side salad, handmade donuts, and an interesting selection of wine.

BEST FOR
New York style baby
WEBSITE
http://www.gorgeouspizza.co.nz/
ADDRESS

327 Dominion Road, Mount Eden, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 630 3378
OPERATING HOURS
Tues – Sun: 5 – 9pm
Mon: Closed

This is my business

Highlights:

  • New York-style pizza
  • Great location and service
  • Finalists in Global Pizza Challenge
  • Handmade donuts and cheesecake

Fantastic Pizza bar , authentic food and great host & atmosphere. We make a point of coming here when we visit Auckland. …the Pizza is second to none!! .. thanks again.

Mike

Sal’s Authentic New York Pizza

Sal’s is a small, busy pizzeria that offers an authentic New York Pizza experience complete with cozy booths and hot ovens. Salvatore Leo, an Italian-born immigrant to New York, opened his first pizzeria in New York in 1975. In 2008, the Auckland restaurant opened bringing Sal's New York pizza to New Zealand. Brian, Sal’s son, is part of the Auckland team. Online ordering and delivery are available.

All their ingredients are authentic. Their base, made from slow risen dough, is crispy on the outside and light and airy on the inside. The sauce is made daily from vine-ripened California tomatoes. They use premium Wisconsin mozzarella cheese, New York pepperoni, and Italian meatballs.

BEST FOR
Real deal NYC flavors
WEBSITE
http://www.sals.co.nz/
ADDRESS

183 Karangahape Road, Auckland Central, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 360 7257
OPERATING HOURS
Sun – Thurs: 11:30am – 10pm
Fri: 11am – 3pm
Sat: 11:30am – 3am

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Authentic New York pizza
  • Salvatore Leo’s techniques
  • Full New York pizzeria experience
  • New York pepperoni and Italian meatballs

Easily my favourite pizza place in NZ. Just like the pizza I grew up with, not bottom-of-the-market but not gentrified.

Jos

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