âPizza,â which is enjoyed by putting sauce on a round flour dough and putting cheese and various toppings on it, is one of Italy's representative dishes. Pizza, which has a history of thousands of years, is said to have originated when wheat bread was eaten topped with garlic, herbs, and onions in the Greek and Roman times. At the end of the 18th century, the use of cheese and tomatoes became common in Italy, and the shape of pizza that can be seen a lot today was completed. After that, it was commercialized in Naples under the name âPizzeriaâ in 1830 and spread throughout Italy, and pizza became popular as it spread to the United States by immigrants from Italy who left for the United States after World War II.
Pizzas were adapted to the characteristics of each region, and American-style pizzas are characterized by being large in size to suit the tastes of Americans who value the amount of food. It pursues fatty flavors using meat-oriented toppings such as pepperoni, bacon, and sausage. In contrast, Neapolitan-style pizza uses simple toppings to make the most of the natural flavors of the ingredients. Furthermore, Neapolitan pizza continues its tradition by adhering to strict standards. First, the dough must be made by hand using only natural yeast, water, salt and flour, and its thickness should be 2 cm or less. Carefully selected ingredients such as tomatoes and cheese must be placed and baked in a oven close to 485 degrees. The Neapolitan-style pizza made through a difficult process allows you to enjoy the chewy yet crispy dough and the savory aroma of the oven.
Pizza restaurants in Seoul include Rich Pizza, The Kitchen Salvatore Cuomo, Tombola, Dochi Pizza, Maddox Pizza, Blacksmith's Pizza, Nine Roads Pizzeria, Ginos NY Pizza, Bonny's Pizza Pub, DoChef, Original Chicago Pizza, Persian Gulf Pizza, Trevia, Bottegaro, Magpie, The Booth, Namuwa Pizza, Macho Chef, Me's Container, Spacca Napoli Buzza, Palo Pizza, Pizza Muzzo, Motor City Kyung Il-ok Pizzeria, Pizza Never Sleeps, Pizzeria Hokkipoki, Pasta Market, Grand Walkerhill Seoul Pizza Hill, From Brooklyn, Yun Sung-yong Restaurant, Osteria Orzo, Pizzao, Pizzeriao, Pizzaio, Pizzaio, Pizzaio, Pizzaio, Pizzarea13, The Place, Cobra Pasta Club, Song Kitchen, Pizzaseason, Stone Hill, Okin Pizza, Vintage 1981, Darove, Pasta Fresca, Naver Ecod, Dookko The festival is famous.
Pizza restaurants around the country include Songdo Ateo Anapoli Pizzeria, Incheon Triple Dewee, Busan Lee Jae-mo Pizza, Olive Jangjak, Italian couple, Daegu Nine Road Pizzeria, Samstory, META PIZZA, VIN PLUS, Anyang Santa Lucia, Bundang Benecucci, Radio Bay, Don Pasta, Yongin Jukjeon Toratori Avinieoli, Grande, Asan Pinnacland, Ilsan TripleJ, Popolo Pizza, PINO, Zeppia Restaurant Famous places include Seomsonai, Daejeon Robocook, Nuovo Napoli, Bupyeong People's, Gyeongsan CW, Yangju Cafe Fiba, Gyeongju 987 Pizza, Suwon Trattoria Family, and Namyangju Il Pino. Franchises include Pizza Hut, Domino's Pizza, Mr. Pizza, Papa Jones, Red Hat Pizza, 7th Street Pizza, Pizza Alvolo, Pizza Etang, Pizza Maru, Pontrak Pizza, Pizza School, and 59 Pizza. Here's a new pizza restaurant of life where you can enjoy a variety of flavors in the Mediterranean resort city of Naples, which preserves the heat of the hot sun in a warm slice.
1. Two flavors you can choose and enjoy as you like, Hapjeong âPizza Never Sleepsâ
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âPizza Never Sleepsâ is located halfway between Hapjeong Station and Sangsu Station. The 4th floor is a regular store and the 5th floor consists of a rooftop space. If you order pizza, kimchi is served along with hot sauce and cheese sauce. The signature menu is âHALF & HALF,â where you can choose two types of pizza of your choice and enjoy them all at once. You can choose from Sausage Competition, Chicken Never Sleeps, Potato, Double Pepperoni, Pepperoni, and Cheese. Among them, the combination of âdouble pepperoni pizza,â which contains twice the pepperoni topping that goes on regular pepperoni pizza, and âpotato pizza,â which uses plenty of honey-coated french fries to make the most of the sweet and salty flavor, is the most popular.
â²Location: 73 Yanghwa-ro 6-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: 15:00 â 02:00 on weekdays, 13:00 â 01:30 on weekends
â²Price: Double pepperoni pizza (R) 25,000 won, potato pizza (R) 26,000 won
â²Review (Shikigami Pramodeling): A place I often go to have sex with my friends in Hapjeong! I feel good just drinking freshly baked pizza and beer from the rooftop on a nice day. I always drink pizza and Kozel Dark, and the one topped with fresh cream also has a honey flavor.
2. Itaewon 'Pizza Muzzo', a healthy pizza made with aged dough
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âPizza Muzoâ exudes an exotic atmosphere with colorful neon signs and an interior decorated using tropical plants. You can enjoy pizza made in a wood-fired oven directly from Italy. All of the pizzas here use dough that has been aged for 36 hours and is characterized by being comfortable and digestible even after eating. The signature menu âD.O.Câ is made by putting buffalo mozzarella cheese and basil on a dough coated with tomato sauce and baked. The mild, non-greasy dough baked in an oven blends harmoniously with the subtle scent of basil. A variety of alcoholic beverages are available, including beer, wine, and cocktails, and you can get recommendations for alcoholic beverages that go well with each pizza.
â²Location: 199 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
â²Business hours: Monday to Thursday, Sunday 16:00 to 00:00, Friday and Saturday 16:00 to 03:00
â²Price: D.O.C 20,000 won, Four Seasons 23,000 won
â²Review (Shikigami VerDeTe): It's an open kitchen, so you can watch them make pizza. Personally, I like dough when I eat pizza, but this one is more delicious than dough! The store is large, so it's great for groups with friends.
3. 'Popolo Pizza' from Ilsan with a variety of flavors
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âPopolo Pizzaâ is a place where you can find traditional Neapolitan pizza. Pizzas are baked in a wood-burning oven close to 500 degrees in a short time to further enhance the moist and chewy texture of the dough. The signature menu is âBismarck,â a tomato sauce base with mozzarella cheese, mortadella sausage, truffle oil, and eggs. You can peel a soft-boiled egg, dip it in pizza, and eat it. Starting with the aroma of truffle oil, the saltiness of the sausage, the aroma of the cheese, and the lusciousness of the egg, a diverse feast unfolds in the mouth. âSpaghetti al pesto di arugula,â which is eaten with arugula pesto and finely chopped honey black olives mixed with spaghetti noodles, is also a popular menu. You can enjoy the unique flavor and fresh flavor of arugula to your heart's content.
â²Location: 47 Jeongbalsan-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do
â²Opening hours: 11:30 â 22:00 every day, B/T 15:30 â 17:30 on weekdays, closed on Mondays
â²Price: Bismarck 14,600 won, spaghetti al pesto di arugula 12,500 won
â²Review (Happy Shikigin): There are so many people regardless of weekdays or weekends! It takes a while to cook it in a wood-fired oven, so I recommend thinking about what you're going to eat in advance and ordering right away! The appearance of arugula pasta was amazing at first, but it contains olives marinated in honey and has a sweet yet addictive flavor.
4. Pizza Champion's Local Delights, Hapjeong 'Spacca Napoli'
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'Spacca Napoli' is run by Chef Lee Young-woo, who was the first Korean to win the Napoli World Pizza Championship. Dough made from only four ingredients, flour, yeast, water, and salt, is used after a long low-temperature aging process. The signature menu âDiavolaâ is made by putting tomato sauce on a fluffy dough and baking it in an oven with Italian-style naturally dried ham salami, mozzarella cheese, and Italian pepper pepperoncino as toppings. Using oak firewood, the pizza is characterized by the fact that the savory flavor is evenly soaked in. The spicy pepperoncino captures the unique flavor of pizza, so you can eat it without getting bitten.
â²Location: 28 Yanghwa-ro 6-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 11:30 â 22:00 every day, B/T (weekdays) 15:00 â 17:00, closed on Mondays
â²Price: Diavola 22,000 won, arugula 23,000 won
â²Testimonial (Sezel's ear): I ate Diavola because I liked the light yet spicy style rather than what I felt. I was able to enjoy the salty ham and fresh cheese. When I eat just one bite of pizza, I can feel that they also use really good ingredients.
5. Hapjeong 'Palo Pizza' presented in an authentic Neapolitan style
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âPalo Pizzaâ is an Italian restaurant located near Exit 3 of Hapjeong Station. You can see them making dough and pizza in the corner of the store, which adds to the fun of watching. The signature menu is âDouble Extra Margherita,â made with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and basil, baked in a Neapolitan style. Instead of regular mozzarella cheese, you can use buffala mozzarella cheese made from buffalo milk for a richer flavor. Depending on your preferences, you can enjoy adding arugula for an additional fee. âAglio Brocolo,â which combines garlic, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, and cheese on a cheese-based base, is also a popular menu. The rich combination of textures, from soft broccoli to chewy cheese and thick garlic, is fascinating.
â²Location: 9-20, Yanghwa-ro 6-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
â²Opening hours: 11:30 â 22:30 every day, B/T (weekdays) 15:00 â 17:00
â²Price: Double Extra Margherita 21,800 won, Aglio Broccoli 24,800 won
â²Testimonial (My dream is BJ): My parents, who don't really like pizza itself, can enjoy it when they go here because it's really delicious. The pizza doesn't feel heavy, and I feel refreshingly full even after I've finished eating it.