A part of the pizza’s charm is that you get a wholesome, hearty meal for an honest price. Rarely do they stretch above the $20 mark, even if, like at Manoosh, they use the freshest, highest quality ingredients.
But like many classic takeaway dishes, the humble pizza has rolled its way into the fine-dining market, with some restaurants having a stab at making the modest dish something else entirely. You won’t find any shredded ham or pepperoni here, these are the 5 most ridiculously expensive pizzas in the world.
The ‘Gordon Ramsay’ is featured on the menu at London’s illustrious Maze and is named after the restaurant’s infamous head chef. For a long time it was known in the Guisness Book of World Records as the most expensive pizza in the world, but in recent times has been surpassed. Considerably. This $250 pizza is a little fancier than what we are used to making (although we are not sure how it justifies its price tag), topped Italian onion puree, white truffle pasta, buffalo mozerella, fontina, fresh herbs, pancetta and cep mushrooms. The price is relative to how much truffle you want – we say the less the better.
This is a bit of a seafood delight (Canada is known for its extremely fresh and top quality seafood) – a major contributing factor to its massive price tag. The C6 costs almost double what Ramsay is charging for his glory pizza and features lobster thermidor, black Alaskan cod, prawns, smoked salmon and Russian Osetra caviar – one of he world’s most expensive caviars.
A slightly different looking pizza, the Nino Bellissima will set you back a cool $1000. Created by Giovani Spatala, it features a thin crust, six different types of caviar, two lobster tails and is only 12-inches wide. Supposedly it costs them $720 to make – that’s a pretty reasonable markup.
Another 12-incher, the Pizza Royale 007 is, of course, inspired by the outrageous lavishness of James Bond. It features some ridiculously extravagant ingredients such as caviar soaked in Dom Perignon, lobster marinated in 100-year-old cognac, venison medallions, Scottish smoked salmon, prosciutto of the highest quality and vintage balsamic vinegar. It’s also topped with 24-carat gold flakes for that golden touch.
The most expensive pizza in the world was created by Renato Viola for a select crowd in Salerno, a coastal city in Italy. At 20cm, it’s a pizza for two; so in a way this only $6,000 apiece – still the most expensive pizza on the list. The dough is made from organic Arabian flour, is dusted with Murray River pink salt and takes 72-hours to prepare, which allows it time to rest before being cooked.
The toppings are as excessive as you’d expect with three rare types of caviar – Oscietra Royal Prestige, Kaspia Oscietra Royal Classic from the Iranian coast, and Kaspia Beluga – Norwegian lobster and 7 types of cheese.
The pizza is served with a host of hand selected beverages including Champagne Krug Clos du Mesnil 1995 which compliments the lobster and caviar, followed by Carta Real Sanches Romate Finos brandy and Louis XIII cognac – a revered spirit, commonly known as the rarest, most expensive cognac on the market.
The pizza is also prepared and served at your house.
If you’re looking for the best pizza in the world, head on over to Manoosh in Enmore or Marrickville. You won’t find a healthier, more delicious or authentic version of modern pizza than right here. Simply order from us online or drop by and see us in person – we guarantee you will not be disappointed.