Ah, pizza, the answer to life’s questions and subject of most memes on the internet. Thankfully there’s a number of places around Shanghai with new pies on their menu, from a perennial favorite to Bund-side excess. We check out four of them.
Homeslice Pizza (Yuyuan Road)
Homeslice expands out west with their second outlet on Yuyuan Road. The new location allows them to deliver further west of the city, and if you dine in, they have 11 pies by the slice now. Go down now to try the last of their summer pizzas before they switch them out in a few weeks for new seasonal items such as this sausage, mushroom, and olive number, and their Chiang Mai pizza with a garlic-chili-tomato base, roasted green chili, fried shallots, and a northern Thai sausage called sai ua. Homeslice has also gone more eco-friendly with this branch: plates and cups are now reusable, and they give out paper straws.
1398 Yuyuan Road / 愚园路1398号
Scarpetta recently brought in a new chef and along with him a new menu. There’s a prominent pizza section now consisting of 12 pies, from the classic marinara (tomato sauce, garlic oil, oregano, and garlic) to an Italian-ized avocado toast (burrata, ricotta, lemon, and olive oil). Or go big with this truffle pizza, decked with foie gras, porcini, portobello, and mozzarella.
33 Mengzi Road / 蒙自路33号
Mercato by Jean Georges
Pizza goes from food of the masses to a massive expense at Mercato, which introduced this caviar pizza on their chef’s specials menu. For ¥888, your pie comes with homemade ricotta, lemon zest, and herbs with 30 grams of the black fish roe. They cut the pizza into eight slices, which means you’re eating more than a hundred kuai worth per slice.
6/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road / 中山东一路3号6楼
New Italian restaurant Momenti have snuck in a few pizza options on their spaghetti-heavy menu. There are four choices during lunch named after regions in Italy, such as the Piedmontese – Australian beef tenderloin tartare, pecorino, cream, quail egg, arugula, and lemon – and the Calabrese – guacamole, buffalo mozzarella, prawn tartar, orange, and a spicy pork salumi called nduja. Or try the Pugliese, with burrata, Parma ham, and a rather unusual topping of purple potato chips.
Lane 181, Taicang Road, Xintiandi North Block Building 1, Unit 3 / 太仓路181弄上海新天地北里1号3单元1层