Just as you say or hear the word pizza, your mouth starts watering, and you get a feeling of incredible taste. You start thinking about the toppings you would like to order so that you can eat it to your heart’s content. Pizza is a lip-smacking savory dish that has its roots in Italy.
It is loved by one and all irrespective of age, sex or nationality. You do not have to be Italian to love pizza because it has been adopted by most of the countries as their favorite and popular food item.
The best part about a pizza is that it is a wholesome meal and can easily fill your belly at reasonable prices. People from every social class can easily afford it. It is a favorite item of the middle class and also of elite class as its taste supersedes any other consideration.
Pizza is considered a culinary treat as you can mold it somewhat to your expectations. It is easily customized because the seller gives the buyer several options for toppings and special ingredients. Chefs around the world have created their versions with different ingredients to lure in customers.
Some have become hits with foodies whereas few of them have gone on to become iconic and have made their creators legends. These selected few have gained entry into the list of most expensive pizza in the world.
#1. Louis XIII
The credit for the most expensive pizza goes to Louis XIII at 12,000 US dollars. The authentic and delicious pizza is the creation of master chef Renato Viola, who makes it for the selected crowd in his café in Salerno, Italy.
The pizza is 20 cm in diameter and is apt for two. The actual taste is in the dough that is made from organic Arabian flour and is dusted with Murray River pink salt. You have to leave the dough to rest for seventy-two hours to acquire the necessary flavor.
The toppings are extreme and extravagant hence the hefty price tag. It includes three variants of caviar, seven types of cheese and Norwegian lobster.
The pizza is prepared on the spot and served in the house with hand-selected beverages that include Champagne Krug Clos du Mesnil 1995, Carta Real Sanches Romate Finos brandy and Louis XIII cognac.
You can also ask for the chef to prepare the pizza at your home. No need to pay any extra amount for the most expensive pizza as the services are included in the bill.
#2. Pizza for Lovers
At a price tag of 8,180 US dollars, Pizza for Lovers was one of the most expensive pizzas in the world. It was available at Favitta’s Family Pizzeria located in Henrietta, New York.
Due to some problems the restaurant was closed in the year 2008 but still, the pizza occupies an honorary space in the list of most expensive pizza in the world.
Pizza for Lovers was a regular pizza shaped like a heart as the name signifies that the pizza is for lovers. It was sprinkled with diamonds, yes; you heard it right, diamonds and was served with a diamond ring and also a bottle of expensive Dom Perignon. What better way to get engaged than with a slice of pizza, best wine and of course a diamond ring.
#3. The Miss Verdun Expensive Pizza
At a price tag of 4,250 US dollars, Miss Verdun is one of the most expensive pizzas in the world. It is served at Mizzou Pizza in Verdun, Montreal.
The owner of the restaurant gives you the option of asking for a personal chef so that he can come and prepare it in your kitchen. No extra charges are levied for the service as it is already included in the price tag.
The most expensive pizza Miss Verdun is served with white truffles, caviar, lobster and 24-karat gold flakes. Want to eat a healthy and wholesome pizza without worrying about the bill then opt for this one as it has a superb taste.
#4. Pizza Royale 007
Pizza Royale 007 is inspired by none other than James Bond. It is 12-inch in diameter and is considered outrageous lavishness at its best. At a price tag of 4,200 US dollars, it has gained entry inside the club of most expensive pizza in the world.
This awesome pizza is available at The Domenico Crolla Restaurant in Haggis, Glasgow and is the creation of Mr. Crolla.
It was made in the year 2007, and the actual purpose was to raise funds for Fred Hollows Foundation. It was bought by Maurizio Morelli for his wife as a valentine gift at the charity auction.
Pizza Royale 007 includes special ingredients to create one of the finest pizzas. The caviar is soaked in Dom Perignon, and the lobster is marinated in cognac that is supposedly one hundred years old.
Other special ingredients include balsamic vinegar, high-grade prosciutto, Scottish-smoked salmon and venison medallions. The actual icing on the cake is the topping of 24-carat edible gold flakes.
#5. Margo’s Pizzeria
Margo’s Pizzeria is located on the beautiful island of Malta, and there was a time when it was one of the most expensive pizzas in the world. The owner of the restaurant, Claude Camilleri, believed in tradition and tried to serve the best local flavors to his diners.
At a price tag of 2,400 US dollars, it is one of the delicious, revered and most expensive pizzas in the world. Important ingredients used on the thin pizza base by the chef includes white truffle and gold flakes.
The pizza was promoted as the most expensive one and managed to grab the attention of every tourist and local on the island, making it very popular amongst pizza lovers.
#6. The 24K Pizza
Industry Kitchen is one of the most popular places in New York City, United States, and this is because of its pizza titled The 24K Pizza.
The item is listed in their menu and holds a place of pride because of immense popularity amongst pizza lovers. At a price tag of 2,000 US dollars, it is one of the most expensive pizzas in the world.
The delicious and amazing pizza has a black squid-ink base, and the ingredients and toppings used by the chef include edible gold leaf, Stilton cheese, foie grass, Osetra caviar, and truffles.
If you can afford it, then you can ask for one and half an ounce of Almas caviar. Remember it is chargeable as your bill will include 700 extra dollars for it. Instead of 2,000 US dollars, you will now have to pay a cool 2,700 US dollars for the delicious pizza.
#7. Nino Bellissima Expensive Pizza
Bellissima in Italian means beautiful and the Nino Bellissima pizza is actually beautiful and exotic to look at. The taste is even better according to the individuals who have been lucky to have a slice. At a price tag of 1,000 US dollars, it is one of the most expensive pizzas in the world.
It is the creation of Chef Giovani Spatula and is available at Gino’s Restaurant in Manhattan in New York City. Nino Bellissima Pizza has a thin crust, and its main ingredients include six variants of caviar and two lobster tails.
The rich toppings and expensive ingredients are so costly that the owner makes a profit of only 280 dollars on one pizza.
#8. The C6 Expensive Pizza
At a price tag of 450 US dollars, The C6 has gained entry into the list of most expensive pizza in the world. It is available at Steveston Pizza in Richmond, Canada.
The C6 is a seafood delight as the place is well-known for fresh and quality seafood. Important ingredients used in this tasty and delicious pizza are Russian Osetra Caviar, tiger prawns, smoked salmon, black Alaskan cod, and lobster Thermidor. It is one of the most popular pizza and hence widely eaten item in the restaurant.
#9. Gordon Ramsay’s Expensive Pizza
The credit for Gordon Ramsay’s Pizza goes to the well-known chef Gordon Ramsay. It is available at Maze restaurant located in London. For a very long time, the honor of the most expensive pizza was awarded to it, and the pizza had also entered the Guinness Book of World Records. Currently, it occupies the seventh position in the list of most expensive pizza at a price tag of 250 US dollars.
The pizza is so heavily priced because of special ingredients and toppings used by the chef for instance truffles, fresh herbs, pancetta, cep mushrooms, fontina cheese, buffalo mozzarella, white truffle pasta, and Italian onion puree.
#10. Triple Mille-Feuille Pizza
Dominos is one of the most popular pizza joints in the world, with outlets spread all over the globe. You will find the Triple Mille-Feuille Pizza in its menu.
At a price tag of 140 US dollars, it has found a place in the list of most expensive pizza in the world. This variant of pizza is very popular in Japan. You can order it without the toppings at a much less pricey, but if you want to taste it fully, you will have to spend a cool 140 dollars.
The crust of Triple Mille-Feuille Pizza is stuffed and includes three layers on top of one another with cheese in between every layer. It is available with several toppings, and it is up to the buyer to make any changes if he wishes.
The toppings, stuffed crust, and cheese make it a very heavy pizza. It is good because you can ask a friend to accompany you and eat half of it.
#11. The Astice E Tartufo Expensive Pizza
At a price tag of 127 dollars, The Astice E Tartufo Pizza has been admitted to the club of most expensive pizza in the world. It is available at Third Avenue Café in Dubai, and if you want to taste this delicious item, you will have to visit the city.
The Astice E Tartufo Pizza has a unique flavor, and different taste as the chef uses imported and unique ingredients in its preparation. The toppings include truffles and lobsters.
#12. The Magic Gold
If you are looking for one of the healthiest pizzas, then you should opt for “The magic Gold.” It is available in a popular restaurant in Toronto, Canada by the name of Magic Oven Restaurant. At 108 US dollars, it has managed to gain entry inside the list of most expensive pizza in the world.
The Magic Gold pizza is gluten-free; hence vegans can partake in this splendid and appetizing pizza. The ingredients that have been used by the chef are fully organic. If you want to garnish it with edible gold leaf of 24-karat, you will have to shed some extra dollars for that honor.
#13. Kobe Beef Steak Expensive Pizza
If you want to taste Kobe Beef Steak Pizza, then you will have to visit Dominoes and that too in Japan. It is only available in that country and no other so you do not have any other choice. At 66 US dollars, it has entered the list of most expensive pizza in the world.
Kobe Beef Steak Pizza is a basic pizza, but one of the special ingredients used in its making is the expensive and rare Kobe beef. The marbled meat is said to be the most tender and juicy that you can find in this world. Other special ingredients used by the chef include onions and potatoes.
Like other items, the humble pizza has also found its way into the category that is described as luxury items. The actual price of the pizza is dependent on the toppings you order.
Regular toppings even with extra cheese and some common ingredient will not cost you much but what happens when the special ingredients and awesome toppings include truffles, lobster, caviar and exclusive cheese which is very hard to obtain.
Yes, the prices skyrocket, and you are left with an unbelievable amount of bill in your hand.