Updated On: April 07, 2024 by   Nouran Ashraf   Nouran Ashraf  

Picture this you are having a movie night, and a movie night is not complete without some good snacks, and of course, the main event is the cheese-pulling pizza, and while you are eating it, a question pops into your head “what is the most expensive pizza out there?”

Let us tell you more about the pizzas available because, as delicious as they are, they come in various varieties. But, before we get into the various types of delicious pizzas, let us tell you an interesting story about how the name “Margarita Pizza” came to be. 

Back in 1889, when King Umberto I and Queen Margherita were in Naples and were introduced to this flatbread creation known as pizza and they had their first slice. Do you remember your first slice of pizza? So, back to the story: the Queen loved her flatbread with mozzarella, tomatoes, and a dash of basil, and after that day, this iconic combination was named Margherita pizza after the Queen had it.

By now, you know how the name pizza Margherita came to be, but let’s talk about the different types of pizza and, of course, the most expensive pizzas out there.

3 Different Types of Flavoursome Pizzas

The savoury pizza originated in Italy, but other countries added their spin to it, which is how we have 3 different types of pizzas; let’s get to know them all.

The Top 10 Most Expensive Pizzas in the World

Neapolitan Pizza 

The delicious flatbread dates back to the 18th century in Naples, Italy, and we can safely say that the Neoplitan is the world’s first pizza. Back in the 18th century, the poor of the seaside city used to live on and buy cheap food they could eat quickly and fill them up without spending a lot of money. 

To their luck, Neapolitan pizza was inexpensive and easily accessible through street vendors. But imagine eating pizza every day; it sounds like a fantasy!

There is a common misconception about eating pizza with your hands or with a fork and knife. However, Neapolitan pizza has a very thin crust and few toppings, so it is best eaten with a fork and knife. So, the real question is, how to eat Neapolitan pizza?

There are three official varieties of Neapolitan pizza:

Pizza Marinara

It contains the following: 

  • Tomatoes 
  • Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Pizza Margherita

It contains the following: 

  • Tomatoes 
  • Sliced mozzarella 
  • Basil
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Pizza Margherita extra

It contains the following: 

  •  Tomatoes
  • Mozzarella from Campania
  •  Basil
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Sicilian Pizza 

Do you know how the pizza is round and placed in a squared box cut into triangles? Sicilian pizza, on the other hand, is rectangular and cut into squares. It has a thick dough with a crunch crust and a chunky, robust tomato sauce. The Sifincione, another name for it, is served with or without cheese, depending on your preference. It may also be served with cheese underneath the sauce to keep the pizza from becoming soggy.

Sicilian pizzas are frequently topped with bits of saucy tomato, onion, anchovies, and herbs for the topping. Minimal but definitely tasty.

Chicago Pizza 

Deep-dish pizza is another name for Chicago pizza, and you can probably guess it from the name. However, let us first learn more about it. In the early 1900s, Italians immigrated to Chicago, looking for something that reminded them of home, such as Neapolitan pizza, which they grew up eating and had known their entire lives. 

Instead of recreating the thin dough, Ike Sewell had other plans. He created thick crust pizza and not the usual crust that we are used to; it has lifted corners, similar to a pie, and ingredients in the opposite order, with slices of mozzarella lining the dough, then meat, vegetables, and finally, a can of crushed tomatoes.

Ground beef, pepperoni, sausage, onion, green peppers, and mushrooms are common Chicago pizza toppings, which are placed beneath the tomato sauce. Some restaurants may also like to drizzle Parmesan cheese on top of the tomato sauce.

The Top 10 Most Expensive Pizzas in the World

The World’s 10 Most Expensive Pizza

Pizzas are usually inexpensive and our go-to when we order food; unless it’s your all-time favourite food, you’ll find yourself eating it frequently, but who doesn’t like pizza? No one! 

The question is, what are the most expensive pizzas out there? And why are they expensive? Isn’t it just dough and sauce with cheese? Well, you’re mistaken. So, let’s learn more about those restaurants and why their pizzas are the most expensive.

Louis XIII – Salerno, Italy – $12,000

Renato Viola created the world’s most expensive pizza for a small group of people in Salerno, Italy. It’s a 20cm pizza, which is a medium size for two people, so if you want to do the math and find out how much one slice is, it’s only $6,000 a slice. Do you think you’ll ever eat something for that much money? After all, it is an expensive pizza.

Let us start with the dough, made with organic Arabian flour and dusted with Murray River pink salt. It takes 72 hours to prepare and rest before baking which helps to explain why it is considered an expensive pizza.

The topping will help you understand why it is so expensive. The delicious expensive dough is topped with three types of caviar: Oscietra Royal Prestige, Kaspia Oscietra Royal Classic from the Iranian coast, and Kaspia Beluga. Not only that, but also 7 types of expensive cheese, of course, and to top it with Norwegian Lobster. That’s what we call a seafood paradise!

Do you think the expensive experience is over? The expensive pizza is served with a variety of hand-selected beverages, including Champagne Krug Clos du Mesnil 1995, which complements the Lobster and caviar, followed by Carta Real Sanches Romate Finos brandy and Louis XIII cognac, a reverend spirit, commonly known as the rarest, most expensive cognac on the market. So, what else do you want besides food and drink?

Finally, this mouthwatering pizza is served in the comfort of your home, so you don’t have to bother yourself and go out; instead, you can relax at home while eating your most expensive pizza with a loved one.

Nino Bellissima Gino’s Restaurant, New York City – $1,000

Another seafood pizza that will cost a fortune, but if you love seafood pizza so much, you will want to give it a try! A pizza with six different types of caviar, yes, you read that right, six!

The Nino Bellissima expensive pizza will make you pay $1000 but totally worth it for this creamy seafood pizza. Created by Giovani Spatala, it features a thin crust that means you can eat it with a fork and knife, six different types of caviar cause adding one type won’t make it expensive enough, two lobster tails and only 30cm wide. 

This expensive pizza costs Nino Bellissima around $720 to make, which is a reasonable price considering the amount of seafood added to the pizza!

Pizza Royale 007 – Domenico Crolla, Haggis, Glasgow – $4,200

Have you ever considered eating gold? The Pizza Royale 007 is made of gold, or to be more precise, it is topped with gold. It’s a 30 cm pizza with a James Bond-inspired name.

Let’s look at why it’s so expensive. First, it contains luxurious ingredients like caviar soaked in Dom Perignon lobster marinated in 100-year-old cognac, venison medallions, Scottish smoked salmon, high-quality prosciutto, and vintage balsamic vinegar. Not to mention the expensive golden touch making the pizza; one of the most expensive pizzas is the 24-Karat gold flakes. It is the main show of the pizza!

A fun fact about Pizza Royale 007 is that Maurizio Morelli used a charity auction to raise funds for the Fred Hollows Foundation. This organisation is dedicated to preventing curable blindness in developing countries. So, Domenico Crolla, an award-winning restaurateur from Glasgow, flew in from Rome to prepare the pizza himself as a Valentine’s Day gift for his beloved.

The C6 – Steveston Pizza, Richmond, BC, Canada – $450

By now, you know that most of the expensive pizzas are seafood, and the next one can be found in Canada, known for its extremely fresh and high-quality seafood, so you’re in for a treat with this expensive pizza.

The C6 pizza costs nearly twice as much as Ramsay’s glory pizza, but is it any better? We’ll leave that to you to decide. It’s topped with lobster thermidor, black Alaskan cod, prawns, freshly smoked salmon, and Russian Osetra caviar, one of the world’s most expensive caviars. An expensive pizza that will leave you feeling stuffed and unable to eat any other pizza after trying it.

Gordon Ramsay’s Pizza – Maze, London – $250

We all know Gordon Ramsay, and we can’t talk about his food without mentioning its deliciousness, which is entirely different from his attitude in Hell’s Kitchen. So, what does his pizza have in store for us?

The first non-seafood pizza on the list is expensive. It held the Guinness World Record for the most expensive pizza in the world for a long time, but it has recently been surpassed. This $250 pizza is a little pricier than your typical pizza; it’s topped with Italian onion puree, white truffle pasta, buffalo mozzarella, fontina, fresh herbs, pancetta, and cep mushrooms. The price is proportional to how much truffle you want; remember, the less, the better.

The Miss Verdun- Mizzou Pizza, Verdun, Montreal $4,250

Ranked as the third most expensive pizza in the world, we present to you Miss Verdun. Mizzou Pizza in Verdun, Montreal, has it if you want to try it. So, what’s the big deal about this expensive pizza?

Of course, you guessed it: another seafood pizza on the list, topped with caviar, white truffles, Lobster, and the centrepiece, 24-karat gold flakes. We are confident that once you try it, you will become addicted to it.

The restaurant offers a personal chef to cook the pizza in your kitchen, which is an excellent service but a little pricey. The chef’s service charges are one factor that drives up the price of this pizza. To make matters even better, choose this one if you want to eat a healthy pizza that won’t destroy your savings account.

Not So Poor Man’s Pizza – Margo’s Mistra Bay, Malta- $2400

A 24-karat gold leaf garnish pizza considered in 2010 found a long-time place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Do you want to do the math and calculate how much a slice of this expensive pizza would cost?

The exotic ingredients of this sardonically named pizza include fresh organic water buffalo mozzarella and Italian white truffles brought in daily from Alba in Piemonte within 8 hours of harvesting. Then, of course, we can’t forget about the bottle of Farson’s lager that makes this pie taste ten times even better.

A word of advice if you decide to give it a shot: Due to the daily acquisition of fresh ingredients, preparing the costly pie requires a week’s notice. A wonderful thing about this pizza is that the majority of the sales of this pizza go towards charity.

The 24K Pizza- Industry Kitchen- New York City -$2000

The gold leaf 24K pizza can be found at Industry Kitchen, one of the most popular restaurants in New York City, United States. The question is, how do you feel about eating gold? Do you think it tastes good?

So, why is this delicious pizza so expensive? What else do you want on your expensive pizza than a black squid-ink base, edible gold leaf, Stilton cheese, foie grass, Osetra caviar, and truffles?

This tip will take your pizza to a whole new level of deliciousness, but this also depends on your budget. You can order one and a half ounces of Almas caviar. However, they charge extra because your bill will include an additional $700 for it. So instead of 2,000 dollars, you will now have to pay a cool 2,700 dollars for the tasty pizza.

Favitta’s Pizza For Lovers- Favitta’s Family Pizzeria- Henrietta, New York $8180

The most outstanding pizzas in the world for being insanely expensive pizzas for lovers, and yes, it is a heart-shaped pizza, but what makes it so unique? Let us see what this pizza has in store for us.

We don’t know how to tell you this, but it has actual diamond sprinkles, which explains the price, and it is served with a diamond ring, not to mention the expensive bottle of Dom Perignon. So if you want to propose in a tasty but expensive way, this pizza is a good option.

Triple Mille-Feuille Pizza- $140

It is not the most expensive pizza on the list, but it is considered expensive. Domino’s is actively attempting to make a name for itself with expensive pizzas. We believe they have succeeded with the Triple Mille-Feuille Pizza, which costs $140 and is very popular in Japan.

The Triple Mille-Feuille Pizza has a triple-layered stuffed crust with melty cheese between each layer. You can save money by not ordering it with all of the toppings, but if you want to experience it fully, you’ll have to spend $140, but after all, it is worth trying.

Expensive Pizza With an Expensive Taste

The Top 10 Most Expensive Pizzas in the World

Our list of expensive pizzas filled with diamond shreds or gold leaf will make you want to save money to try it or spend everything you have to brag about it with your friends that you had the most expensive yet delicious pizza. But the real question is, which pizza will you try first?

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