Review: Pizza Shed, Pizzeria serving contemporary Neapolitan pizza

Fast Facts

Restaurant Name: Pizza Shed 

Address: 231 Bree Street, Cape Town City Center 

Contact number: 071 342 5681 

Opening and closing times: Everyday from 12pm to 10pm

Average price of main course: R145 

Parking: Hard to find parallel street parking  

Corkage: R60 per bottle, with maximum one bottle per four diners 

Best for: Couples and small groups  


Pizza Shed’s one-page menu is in line with the space: small, simple and focused. The main attraction is, of course, the pizza, which is made in a Neapolitan style – one that pizza lovers seek out for its cornicione – the raised bubbly, charred crust. The hand-crafted bases are pillowy soft and chewy without being dense. This is due to the dough having ample time to proof.  

Choose between meaty toppings like the Diavola that comes with fior di latte, salami, caramelised onions, olives and chilli, or opt for a vegetarian old-school classic like the Margherita. A short list of starters includes a Caprese salad that’s served with either Buffalo Mozzarella or Burrata cheese. 


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Wait to order this in summer when tomatoes are at their tastiest! For dessert, you simply can’t go wrong with the tiramisu. A petite portion of the much loved Italian treat that comes adorned with a generous dusting of cocoa, a welcome bitterness that offsets the sweetness of the creamy, biscuity centre. If you’re looking for a tiramisu that isn’t heavy on the booze, then this is the one for you. An additional dessert option is the affogato.


The restaurant offers a wine list that consists of 12 different options.


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Service staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the menu but could be more attentive. The casual ‘no uniform’ approach is one that many Cape Town restaurants in the CBD seem to conform to and unfortunately can sometimes subconsciously denigrate the overall quality of the restaurant experience.


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Expect a small space that’s simple yet sophisticated in its design aesthetic. There are only a few tables inside and many of them only seat two people. Tables are very close together so don’t be surprised if you can overhear conversations at the surrounding tables. The energy is casual and relaxed and makes for a great place to meet close friends for a midweek treat.


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