Tired from a busy day at work and can't be bothered to cook dinner or simply got a child who loves pizza? We've rounded up the best pizza places in Shanghai to take your family to. Grab your keys and head on out for a delicious, oven-fired Neapolitan or a slab of New-York-style pie! Check our list for more top venues.
Situated on the Donghu Lu dining strip, Gemma is the perfect location for families to lunch on some wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas. Keeping the menu short and sweet, Gemma offers quality Italian pizzas…including dessert pizzas! With a bright and spacious interior, a good view of the Donghu area, Nutella-based pies and a new gelato shop (Buco) located just outside, this one's a no-brainer.
Liquid Laundry may be known for their homemade brews but their wood-fired pizzas shouldn't go unmentioned. Though it transforms into more of an adult hangout at night, during the day it's ideal for a spot of lunch with the family. With sofa seating and tables overlooking Donghu and Huaihai Zhong Lu, it's a lovely spot to wile away a few afternoon hours. Parents looking to kick back also have a large selection of brews and booze to choose from.
The name of the place says it all: this is a New York-style pizzeria with multiple locations around Shanghai. The colourful graffiti on the wall mimics that city's diverse melting pot of culture but also makes it a space children are drawn to. They also offer student discounts (20% off) and snacks such as popcorn chicken and sweet potato fries to go along with your meal. The large pizzas are also good for family parties; kids will be satisfied with one or two slices.
Known in NYC for being a winner of one of Buzzfeed's video 'Worth It' episodes, Joe’s opening in Shanghai received quite a lot of excitement. With warm lighting and a casual eatery vibe, Joe’s is popular with teenagers and families for its easy-breezy serving style and packed slices. Treat your child to one of their signature iced teas along with a slice of their crunchy but melt in the mouth slices. Hit Wujiang Lu after for shaved ice, poke, sushi and more!
Though found in the Found 158 complex, Homeslice is easily one of Shanghai’s most popular spots for a deliciously oily, New York-style pizza. Take the family during the day, when the complex hasn’t yet morphed into the packed nightlife area it's known for. There's indoor and outdoor seating, ample space, a simple and welcoming interior and most importantly, delicious pizza.
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White pizza, 25RMB per slice at Homeslice Pizza
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