By the Slice: The Top 5 Pizza Restaurants in Moscow

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Pizza is to be found in just about every corner of the world. The secret of its huge popularity lays in the simplicity of its preparation, as well as in nutrition value of the dish and large variety of toppings.

According to recent Internet survey 78 percent of Russians consider pizza to be their favorite dish. There are plenty of pizzerias in Moscow that boast delicious recipes and a welcoming atmosphere. Here is the list of the best of the best Italian restaurants in town serving truly delectable pizzas in a veriety of options.

1 Pinocchio, Chain of Italian Restaurants

Italian restaurants Pinocchio resemble a mosaic of Italian life. Harmoniously combined various forms and styles — classic restaurant, pizzeria, confectionary and bar — allows its guest to get complete idea of versatility of Italian cuisine. Warm ambiance is instantly created by high quality service and comfy interior of the restaurant. There are five restaurants in the chain and all of them offer Italian home-made cooking and traditional pizza. The menu boasts 50 different types of pizza (classic, vegetarian, fish, meat, calzone with golden crust with ham or mushrooms), prepared purely of Italian ingredients.

2 Bocconcino, Chain of Pizza Restaurants

Simply the most delicious pizza in Moscow can be found here! Bocconcino is always full of Italian clients, which is a supreme appraisal sign. The interior reminds you of Tuscany. Large bright windows and soft colors in décor create warm home charm. Drop in for a real Italian cappuccino, relax and enjoy a choice of Italian wines with some thin, crisp and juicy pizza. Pizza Calzone is particularly tempting. It is made in a real Neapolitan stove working only on birch firewood.

3 Denis Simachev Bar

One of the most fashionable places in town is remarkable not only for its night shindigs. You can also find a decent meal here. Pizza at Simachev is particularly good, thought it doesn’t look traditional. Pizza with artichokes, roasted pre-grilled mushrooms, dried tomatoes and mature pecorino cheese is the most popular position in the menu. It is really mouth-watering.

Stoleshnikov pereulok, 12,

4 Correa’s chain of cafés

Correa's, owned by the American restaurateur Isaac Correa, is designed in a trendy New York-style cafe. The menu changes and evolves on a weekly basis depending on what is in season and what the creative team has come up with.

The focus at Correa’s is to source the freshest and most genuine ingredients and leave the food as simple as possible to enjoy the natural flavors of the dish. Pizza with Arugula fully complies with these standards: thin soft dough, fresh lettuce, delicious pesto and handful of nuts. Or try untraditional pizza. it combines mozzarella with a single basil leaf and sun dried tomatoes.

5 Pizzeria Centrale

It is a new project of Restaurant Syndicate, a company responsible for fine-dining restaurants in Moscow, namely Oblomov, Pavilion, Nabi, Zolotoi, Bistrot, Beefbar and Osteria Montiroli. Pizzeria Centrale focuses on pizzas, with more then 10 variations baked in an open kitchen in a traditional wood-burning oven. The restaurant offers more than just pizza. Entrees include a variety of pastas and delicious homemade soups and salads.

Rublevskoye Shosse, 42, building 1, +7 499 940 10 15

Kutuzovsky Prospect, 17, +7 499 243 54 57

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