Authentic Pizza Spots In Abu Dhabi You Can’t Miss!

Mayar Ibrahim

If you’ve got a soft spot for Italian cuisine, then buckle up because you’re about to take a delicious ride through the top authentic pizza joints in Abu Dhabi. So, get ready to shout “Mamma mia!” because these spots are about to blow your mind.

There’s nothing better than an authentic pizza party!

10. Don’t miss out on a flavourful metre-long pizza at Abu Dhabi’s favourite Italian hotspot – Spaccanapoli!

Nestled within the heart of the city, Spaccanapoli Ristorante will lure you in with its nostalgic embrace of Italian charm. The restaurant’s name pays homage to the winding streets of Naples, Italy, known as Spaccanapoli, whose essence infuses every corner of this culinary haven. This Italian haven is the first place to come up with the metre long pizza in Abu Dhabi!

Where? Spaccanapoli Abu Dhabi, Millennium Downtown

When? Daily, 12pm to 11pm

Spaccanapoli authentic pizza

9. Since opening its doors in 2017, Sopranos Pizza made its mark as one of the best local & authentic pizza spots in the city

Indulge in the authentic flavours of Italy with Sopranos Pizza, where every bite is a celebration! This glorious pizzeria brings the essence of Italian cuisine directly to you, offering epic wood-fired pizzas that are sure to satisfy your cravings. Whether you’re hosting a gathering with friends or simply in the mood for a delicious slice, Sopranos has got you covered.

Where? Sopranos Pizza

When? Mushrif, 1pm – 2am | Musaffah, 3pm to 12am

Sopranos authentic pizza

8. Take a bite from Antonia’s mouth-watering pizzas and you’ll be transported straight to Italy

Experience the magic of Antonia’s pizza, where their dough is fermented for 72 hours with rustic Italian flour, olive oil, and a secret sourdough culture aged over 50 years. Baked in rectangular trays and generously loaded with toppings, their pizzas are displayed over the counter, ready to be enjoyed slice by slice.



  • Antonia, Mamsha Al Saadiyat
    • Daily, 12pm to 11pm
  • Antonia Trattoria
    • Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 11pm | Monday to Thursday, 12pm to 10:30pm | Friday, 12pm to 11pm

Antonia authentic pizza

7. Dig into authentic pizza from this iconic father & son duo at Marmellata Bakery

This is where simplicity meets satisfaction! Marmellata Bakery is a no reservation, counter-service establishment that has a handful of seats indoors and outdoors. However, what makes this place such a hot spot is that it started as a hole-in-the-wall that was open only once a week and was constantly selling out! Mind-blowing, right? So, it was a sigh of relief to all pizza lovers when they announced that they’ll now be open every Wednesday to Sunday! This is your chance to enjoy the home-y setup while digging into any of their five delicious pizzas that are constantly rotating on their menu!

Where? Marmellata Bakery, Mina Zayed

When? Wednesday – Sunday, 5pm – 9pm


6. Immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind journey fueled by a deep love and passion for traditional Italian at Paradiso!

You’ll be transported straight to the heart of Italy with Paradiso’s authentic pizza. This spot captured the essence of the golden age of La Bella Italia and have brought it to Yas Bay. So, don’t miss out and head over to Paradiso for an experience like no other.

PSSSST! They’ve also got an offer for free-flowing bevvies AND pizza every Monday from 7pm – 9 pm.

Where? Paradiso, Yas Bay Waterfront

When? Sunday – Thursday, 12pm – 11pm | Friday & Saturday, 12pm – 1am

Offer? AED 195 unlimited bevvies & pizza | AED 250 unlimited bevvies & signature pizza

5. Immerse yourself in the original taste of Italy at Prego’s

This is your chance to dive headfirst into the essence of Italian cuisine! Prego’s is where authentic hospitality, premium ingredients, and Chef Antonino’s culinary mastery converge to craft an unforgettable dining experience. Indulge in a mouthwatering authentic pizza that you’ll never forget!

Where? Prego’s Restaurant, Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi

When? Open daily, 12pm – 12am

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Pregos authentic pizza

4. Dig into authentic pizza slices at the award winning pizzaria – Pizza Di Rocco!

There is nothing better than a good slice of pizza… So, you better believe when you order from Pizza Di Rocco you’re going to get nothing but the absolute best from texture to taste!



  • Al Dhafrah, Sunday – Thursday 11am – 12am | Friday & Saturday 11am – 2am
  • Khalifa City, Daily from 11am – 1am

Pizza Di Rocco

3. Get ready for some LEGENDARY pies from Emmy Squared Pizza

Experience the unrivaled delight of America’s favorite Detroit-style pizza at this hotspot! They’ve got delicious classics and fan favourites to vegan pizzas at Emmy Squared Pizza. So, they’ve basically got something for everyone to enjoy!

Where? Emmy Squared Pizza, Yas Bay

When? Daily from 12pm – 12am

Emmy Squared Pizza

2. Spoil yourself as you dine at the BEST Italian rest in Abu Dhabi and it’s none other than Dino’s Bistro Italiano

Since 2019, this restaurant won an impressive collection of seven awards! Among its trophies is the What’s On Abu Dhabi Award for Favorite Italian Restaurant in 2024. So, make those reservations and get ready to be transported straight to Italy!

Where? Dino’s Bistro Italiano, Pearl Rotana Capital Centre

When? Monday – Friday, 12pm – 3:30 & 6pm – 11pm | Saturday & Sunday, 12pm – 4pm & 6pm – 11pm

Dino's Bistro

1. Indulge in traditional and authentic Italian dishes at Marco’s Italian!

Embark on a culinary journey to the idyllic coastal regions of Italy at Marco’s Italian by Marco Pierre White, where you’ll discover the most authentic pizza pies ever crafted. They also have an extensive beverage menu, featuring signature cocktails and perfected Fairmont classics.

Where? Marco’s Italian, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

When? Sunday – Friday, 12pm – 4pm & 6pm – 11pm | Saturday 7pm – 11pm

Marco's Italian


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