Olivo Pizzaria, New President Hotel, Zamalek
Olivo is Sweet Cairo's favourite gourmet pizzaria. The little restaurant is situated at New President Hotel, squeezed in between their two cocktail bars Amici and Bar d'O. This makes Olivo the perfect place to start a fun night. The pizzas are made in a charwood oven in the open kitchen in the corner of the small restaurant, which gives the room a nice smell and atmosphere. We are specially fond of the Bresaola pizza with fresh ruccola salad and parmasan cheese (90LE) and the Truffle Magarita (80LE), with a strong and wonderful truffle smell that makes people at the neighbouring table turn their heads. Make sure to try the Caprese salad (45LE) with tomatoes and irrestably fresh mozzarella.
The pizzaria also serves large sangria in pitchers (210LE) in either red, white or rosé, as well as local beer (32LE) and wine (135-285LE). The drinks are fairly cheap for a Zamalek restaurant and the pizzas are reasonably priced for their high quality. Make sure to bring a lot of friends so you can order a lot of different pizzas to share.
The place is very small and gets crowded quickly, it is usually a good idea to book a table in advance, however, they do not take phone reservations for tables over 7 people.
Prices above exclude service (+12%) and tax (+10%).