7 best pizza delivery places in Hyderabad

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Italian happens to be one of my favorite cuisines and any city that I go to, I never fail to explore the options it has to offer, for some of the best pizzas and pastas. When I went to Italy a few years back, I had a chance to try out authentic Italian dishes and that obviously set the bar pretty high up when it came to searching for options back home. But over the past couple of years, I did manage to find many tiny places that offer their own version of Italian and although it can never match up to what I had in Italy, they come pretty close in second place!

The best part about all these places is that they have home delivery in Hyderabad! So next time you are faced with the “Hungry Kya?” question, you know where to look.

Flying spaghetti monster
Away from the main road, and almost invisible, this place serves some of the best Italian cuisine in Hyderabad. It is easily one of the places that I frequent the most. The ambiance is great, the staff are friendly and the food is yummy!
Place: Jubilee hills
Most popular: Sicilia pizza, blueberry cheesecake
Price: Rs.1650 for two people

Italian Pizza
A tiny place on the Old Bombay highway and almost looking like a shack, this place offers a totally different pizza experience from the regular chains like Dominoes and Pizza hut. It’s easy on the pocket and though they have a small menu, they have some delicious toppings.
Place: Kondapur
Most popular: La-Provincale – Roasted eggplant, mushrooms and capsicum
Price: Rs.450 for two people

Pizza Den
This is one place that you will find to be always crowded. It’s been there since years, although they have shifted locations frequently. It is definitely a hidden gem which I stumbled across years back and since then it has permanently been on my frequently-visited list. They have yummy tasty pizzas in a slightly Desi version and friendly service. 
Place: Trimulgherry
Most popular: Mexican hot pepper
Price: Rs.250 for two people 

Lazzio – the pizzaria
This is one of the only all vegetarian pizza places that I know in Hyderabad. It is a cozy and small space with the feel of a roadside eatery/cafe. It is definitely value for money and you get good food for that price. The ambiance too is cute and well decorated. 
Place: Madhapur
Most popular: Thin crust gourmet pizza. Pasta in pink sauce.
Price: Rs.400 for two people

Viva Italia 
Located in the popular white house building, this is another budget friendly place that’s a must visit. It is most popular for the live counter and the thin crust pizzas that they make. The ambiance is not great but the moment the food arrives you’ll soon forget the surroundings. It is also one of the best places to be ordering home delivery from. The only regret about this place would be as to why you finished the pizza so soon!  
Place: Begumpet
Most popular: Pasta aglio olio, chicken salami pizza
Price: Rs. 500 for two people

Over the flames
Another place for casual dining, and tasty thin crust pizzas. This is sort of an underground place tucked away in a building, but any conclusions that you draw from the appearance is going to fade away once you taste their wood fired pizzas. Every pizza on their menu is good! Specially the thin crust ones. 
Place: Gachibowli
Most popular: Every pizza on the menu is good!
Price: Rs.700 for two people

Mama Mia Italia
Saved one of my favorite places for the last! This tiny place is easily one of the best and most authentic in the entire city. The crust always feels fresh and soft, the staff are friendly and even give you a little tour of their wood fire oven, for which this place is famous. The prices are on the affordable side and it’s a must do if you are in Hyderabad!
Place: Sainikpuri
Most popular: Veggie delight, arabiatta, Italian chicken pizza
Price: Rs.500 for two people 
 

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Delicious Days: Flying Spaghetti Monster

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There are some places that are tucked away in little corners of streets that you pass by without a glance, only to realize one day what you have been missing so far! The Flying Spaghetti Monster has easily become one of my favorite Italian places in the city. It’s not right on the main road which makes parking convenient and gives the impression of a nice and quite locale.

To start off, the decor is just how I like it – simple and minimalistic. It has a rustic-industrial-furniture vibe to it. Huge glass windows make sure there is plenty of light and make the space seem airy and big. The menu is completely entertaining, in terms of the choice of food and witty one liners here and there. A lot of choice in vegetarian + good sense of humor = win! (And how cool is the name?). The owner seemed to be a really nice person, who was constantly interacting with the customers, recommending dishes and making sure they were comfortable and that the food was up to their expectations. I like people who put in their heart and soul and then a little more into their ventures, so a big +1 from me!

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The place doesn’t serve any alcohol and it’s a completely smoke-free zone (yay!). I ordered a nojito and it was the best one I have ever had! A little sour, a little minty and yummy! I think I’ve finally found a place with the perfect thin crust pizzas. I never knew pizza could taste so good even after it has gone cold after an hour! We ordered Sicilia – a thin crust pizza with sun dried tomatos, mushrooms, basil and chili oil and it was absolutely delicious! Next up was a creamy pasta with broccoli and bell peppers cooked in Napoli sauce. We were a wee bit skeptical about this but went with the chef’s recommendation and it was just as tasty.
I really wanted to try their desserts but was completely stuffed by then. The no-bake blueberry cheesecake sounded promising. Another one I wanted to try was ‘The Bomb’ and its description goes something like this – ‘we don’t want to bother describing it. If you love chocolate, this desert will blow you away. Or your money back. Not really. But hey where is your sense of humor?’
Now I know where I am heading every time I crave Italian food! And this time including dessert! 🙂

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Delicious days: Thea Bar & Kitchen

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Looking at me nobody believes that I am a foodie. Mostly because people have a totally wrong notion about what a ‘foodie’ means. It doesn’t mean you need to pig out at every meal. Doesn’t mean you have to overload on junk food all the time. Doesn’t mean that you have to be in the mood to eat at any given instant. And lastly it has nothing to do with a person being fat or thin! It is more of an ardent and refined taste, more of a hobby than just eating out of hunger or convenience (that’s what wikipedia says!)

I love exploring new joints, tasting different cuisines and experimenting with my choice of dishes. I am always up for trying something new and exciting. Since I end up going to a different place almost every weekend, I thought it would be fun to document some of the places that I really enjoyed because of the ambience and food.

Thea Bar and Kitchen is this really cozy place on Road no: 82 in Filmnagar. Although the cuisine says Mediterranean, I mostly found it to be a mix of Italian, Chinese and Indian! But after a few bites of food, you’d be ready to call it Timbuktu cuisine for all you cared, ‘coz the food is really that delicious! We started with Mongolian panneer, which true to its name looked quite confusing but tasted fabulous! It was basically panneer with sweet chilli sauce, with just the right amount of tangy and spicy. Why they had to name it Mongolian.. I have no idea! Next up, was stuffed roasted mushrooms – button mushrooms stuffed with cheese, chilli flakes, jalapenos and roasted – served with a dip. It was more on the spicy side but other than that, it was equally tasty.

For the main course it was Hong Kong fried noodles. Another weird name for a chinese item that has nothing to do with being mediterranean! I love my veggies and this had a good helping of almost every vegetable – crispy and fried to perfection. They also have a wide variety of pastas and risottos, which I definitely plan on trying next time. Its a cozy place with delicious food. Don’t go expecting mediterranean food (I think there are a couple of dishes with eggplant but that’s about it!). But do expect delicious food (whatever the cuisine), friendly staff, quick service and a quite and lovely ambience.

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Indian kaffe express

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When you can’t afford to take long and expensive holidays, weekend getaways are the best. If only I could hop, skip, jump and end up at exotic locations like Greece or Spain as and when I wanted! It’s good to dream but equally important to know when to stop and get on with living in the present. So until I can make that happen on my own terms, I am perfectly satisfied with any number of mini-vacations, as long as I get to travel somewhere!

A vacation to Pondy makes sense only if you are planning on staying over for at least four days, out of which you are willing to properly eat out for at least… well… four days! Pondy offers a lot in terms of different cuisines and cozy cafes. The beaches are okay but the main focal point is on the food. Two of my favorite places, without a doubt are the Indian Kaffe Express and Cafe Xtasi. The former for pancakes, crepes and parathas (they are to die for!) and the latter for their fire wood oven pizzas.

It’s on a calm street away from the hustle and bustle of the city. For some reason it’s never crowded when am there, except for one or two people tucked away in a corner sipping a drink and reading a book. Calm and peaceful with tasteful interiors and mouth watering food – no wonder I love it!

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Indian Kaffee express, pondicherry, cafes, restaurants

Indian Kaffee express, pondicherry, cafes, restaurants

Indian Kaffee express, pondicherry, cafes, restaurants

Indian Kaffee express, pondicherry, cafes, restaurants

Indian Kaffee express, pondicherry, cafes, restaurants

Indian Kaffee express, pondicherry, cafes, restaurants

Indian Kaffee express, pondicherry, cafes, restaurants

Indian Kaffee express, pondicherry, cafes, restaurants

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Indian Kaffee express, pondicherry, cafes, restaurants

Indian Kaffee express, pondicherry, cafes, restaurants

Indian Kaffee express, pondicherry, cafes, restaurants
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Delicious days: Mahabhalipuram Cafes

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I have some sort of inexplicable magnetic pull towards beaches. I could sit and stare at the sea for hours without getting bored. And surprisingly even the hot, humid, coastal weather doesn’t seem to bother me anymore. Add to that some delicious food and am in heaven.

Seaside restaurants are my favorite! Luckily such options were plenty for me over the last year.These pics were shot at Radison Blu (a five star luxury resort) which was the last thing I expected to find in the ancient little town of Mahabhalipuram. It was cloudy drizzly morning, but even a hurricane couldn’t have stopped us from going and attacking their breakfast spread, which, needless to say was yummy-licious!

But more than this, the cozy little Indo-french cafes and restaurants are a must visit in Mahabhalipuram. So if you ever head that way visit…

Le Yogi – for their pasta and sizzlers (both veg and non-veg)
La pizzeria de mama – for their chilly potato and pizza with eggplant
Sunrise Cafe – for their cheese omelet and gobi (cauliflower) with white sauce

…My top three favorites!

The decor has a very rustic-thatched roof-paper lantern vibe. Very exotic and chic.. You can kick back and relax with a game of scrabble or uno, which are provided by them.

And while I dream of all those amazing dinners and brunches I had there and get all weepy.. you can enjoy the pics below!

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