Pizzas are a staple for many Western travellers, and Chengdu has a lot of expats looking for pizzas. Pizza is a little taste of home, a link to sanity and the “real world.” So the question arises: where can one get a good pizza in Chengdu?
For the traveller who doesn’t care, try Pizza Hut or Papa Johns. They are spread all over Chengdu and are almost impossible to avoid. However, for those seeking alternative culinary experiences, Chengdu has quite a lot of restaurants and bars that offer pizza.
That is not to say that all the offers should be accepted. In fact, many pizzas seem to come straight out of a Stephen King horror story, and are downright unfriendly to the stomach. However, there are some noticeable exceptions that stand out from the crowd, like Milton amongst poets, or Rembrandt amongst artists.
1) Shamrock Bar三叶草爱尔兰西餐酒吧 View In Map
In a survey of expats, most referred to Shamrock Bar and Restaurant when it came to pizza. Actually, the Shamrock is quite renowned for many things in Chengdu and hits the top of this list because it also has meat pies for Australian customers.
The Meat Lover pizza has chicken, bacon, ham, salami and olives, with a good covering of tomatoe sauce and mozzarella cheese, and is quite agreeable to the palate. Also on the menu are Salami, Bacon, Chicken, BBQ Lamb, Hawaiian, Veggie and Margherita Pizzas.
They are quite reasonably priced at 50-55 RMB for an 8” and 60-65 for a 12” pizza. They are available for takeaway or dine in.
Add: 15 Renmin Nan Lu, Section 4, Wuhou District, Chengdu
Tel: 028 8523 6158
2）Le Sud南方法国餐厅 View In Map
Le Sud is the Michelangelo of Pizza in Chengdu and is a nice restaurant overall. The survey of expats at several Chengdu bars repeatedly listed this as the best pizza in town. Each has a thin, crispy crust and toppings to please the most discerning of diners, with a “just-right” covering of cheese and tomatoe sauce.
Reputedly the cheapest and best pizzas in town, at 45-55 RMB, Le Sud pizzas are well worth checking out. Unfortunately, it is only dine-in.
Add: Oriental Times Plaza, 2nd Floor, Dongmen Da Qiao, Chengdu
Tel: 028 8666 3023
3）The Bookworm老书虫 View In Map
The Bookworm is an institution in Chengdu, and pizza is among one of the ,many things it is noteworthy for. The pizza crusts are thin and crispy, the way pizza should be. The sauce is well-blended and has a pleasing taste. Meat toppings and cheese covering are up to standard. The pizza overall is quite acceptable, and the dining setting is very relaxed.
At around 50-60 RMB, they are average price for Chengdu. Though possibly a little smaller than other pizza places, the taste more than makes up for it. Delivery is available within 2 km.
Add: 2-7 Yujie Dongjie, 28 Renmin Nanlu Section 4, Wuhou District, Chengdu
Tel: 028 8666 3023
4) Highfly Pizza高飞披萨店View In Map
A dedicated pizza restaurant, Highfly attracts locals and tourists alike for its cheap and delicious pizzas. They have generous servings of meat, which is a plus, but a little more squeezing on the sauce bottle wouldn’t go astray. The crust is a little thicker and softer than others, but still fit for human consumption.
They don’t really have the biggest or tastiest pizzas in Chengdu, but they are perfectly edible, and by far one of the best value pizzas in Chengdu. Many students seem to like them for the relatively low cost, at around 50 RMB. Delivery is free within the second ring road.
Add: 18 Binjiang Zhong Lu, Chengdu
Tel: 028 8665 2656
Peterpan’s Tuna and Mushroom Pizza
5) Peterpan Italian Restaurant 彼得潘意大利餐厅View In Map
Peterpan offers the authentic Italian dining experience, and for those who like pasta with their pizza, this is the place to go. The pizzas have thin, crispy crusts, just like in Italy, and just the right amount of cheese and tomatoe sauce spread evenly across the pizza. The pizzas have fresh ingredients, which is apparent to the discerning, culinary expertise of an Australian food connoisseur.
The pizzas are larger than elsewhere in Chengdu, but also more expensive, starting around 80 RMB. Then again, if you want quality, you should be prepared to pay for it. Indoor and outdoor dining options are available and delivery is available within 3 km.
Add: 8 Xiaotian Xi Jie, Chengdu (Just north of First Ring Road), Chengdu
Tel: 028 8557 7058
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