WOP Pizzeria, Plaza Damas

Five years ago, Ikmal Burhanuddin built his first brick oven, cooked his first wood-fired pizza, and began his foray into food services with his wife, Azara Nur Abdul Rahman. Every step they took was a leap of faith forward, from popping up at festivals to setting up tables and chairs for patrons outside their family’s […]


Heritage Pizza, Jalan Doraisamy

With a Milan-born founder at its helm and a Verona-built stone oven in its kitchen, Heritage Pizza strives to do justice to the legacy of Italy’s ubiquitous export. The numbers add up: At least 48 hours of cold fermentation (yielding flavoursome dough), three minutes of mangrove wood-fired cooking (preserving the freshness of the toppings), in […]


Phil’s Pizza, Bangsar

Bangsar’s latest spot for New York-style pizzas is a casual affair, serving 18-inch pies by the slice at prices starting from RM6. Our favourite of four pizzas we tried was the classic Pepperoni (RM12), with crisp, thin slices of beef salami all across the slice. The crust meets the mark for pizza that can be […]

Mid Valley

Pop Pizza, Mid Valley Megamall

Pop Pizza might be KL’s first pizzeria that tackles the American interpretation of Sicilian pizzas, with their distinctive rectangular shape and thick, focaccia-like crust. The Great Grandma (RM65) is a 14-inch, eight-slice behemoth that three or four people can share, baked for nearly half an hour in a gas deck oven, yielding a supple base that […]

Petaling Jaya

Pepo Pizza, Petaling Jaya

PJ’s latest pizza parlour is a welcoming place for wood-fired warmth. For a tasty introduction, try the standard-bearer: Pepo’s Margherita is creamy with the milky richness of buffalo mozzarella, complete with fresh basil and olive oil on a tomato base, a little sloppy but not soggy, with a light crust that’s a mildly flavoursome foundation […]

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