If you don’t mind the anonymity of a chain restaurant, Col’Cacchio is easily the best choice. Famed for their super thin bases and generous toppings you’ll find the brand across the city, but the branch in Camps Bay dishes up lovely seaside views for free.
In Granger Bay near the V&A Waterfront, The Grand also boasts sea views, and the salmon and rocket pizzas are excellent, if expensive.
Up the road at Posticino in Sea Point the focus is on great value balanced by quality pizzas. This place buzzes with locals almost every night of the week, so get there early to bag a table.
The same goes for Bocca in the city centre. They don’t take reservations, but their Neapolitan-style pizzas are so delicious even impatient locals will wait in line for a table.
If you don’t fancy waiting, try Bardelli’s in trendy Kloof Street where the tables in the small courtyard are prime property.
In Hout Bay, Massimo’s has developed a cult following for its authentic Italian pizzas. With a small playground out front it’s a great option for families who want both a relaxed environment and great food.
The same goes for Borruso’s in the leafy suburb of Kenilworth: this unassuming pizza restaurant attracts hordes of locals with its good value thin base pizzas that come flying out of the wood-fired oven each evening. It’s wildly popular; if you’re not there by 7pm you’ll be waiting in the courtyard for a table.
On the False Bay coastline, Satori does wonderful wood-fired pizzas in a trattoria-style restaurant.
You won’t be denied your slice out in the winelands beyond Cape Town either.
The delightful tasting room and restaurant at Mulderbosch is popular with locals for its thin base pizzas, where parents can tuck in while the kids run riot at the nearby playground. In Somerset West, stop in at The Millhouse Kitchen on Lourensford Estate where you’ll also find the trinity of great pizza, good wine and plenty of space for the family to spread out.