Pizza has gained popularity in Abuja especially with the entrance of Domino’s Pizza brand into the city. This is not to say Domino’s Pizza introduced pizza to Abuja, rather more like they popularised the concept. There were a number of restaurants pushing the pizza concept previously and continue to do very successfully.
Here are the best places to grab a pizza in Abuja:
Riverplate Park, 147 Ahmadu Bello Way, Wuse 2, Abuja
The Secret Garden (or The Garden) is an Italian Pizza restaurant located inside Riverplate Park, Wuse 2, and it’s rumoured to have the best pizza in Abuja. Though you’ll find almost every kind of pizza on their extensive menu, we suggest the Suya Pizza to start with. While you munch on their pizza, you can also enjoy the live music and karaoke nights that they hold every week. All in all, it’s a great way to enjoy a chill atmosphere with a good mix of locals and expats.
Various Locations in Abuja
Since entering Nigeria in 2012, Domino’s Pizza has become a household name. Though they’re an American company, they’ve wisely adapted their menu to reflect local tastes in Nigeria. So our recommendation would be to start with the Suya & Chicken pizza and take it from there.
1 Kindia street, off Bangui street, Wuse 2, Abuja
Located in Foodcity Wuse 2, Galaxy Pizza features a wood burning oven and wide selection of worthy toppings. And if you’re a big fan of Nutella, they definitely have you covered. Don’t forget to post your feedback on their Galaxy Wall after you eat!
11 Cassandra Street, Maitama, Abuja
As you can probably tell, Al Basha is a Mediterranean restaurant serving Hummus, Lebanese Beef Kebabs and the likes. Like many restaurants in Nigeria, this place also has continental dishes on its menu including pizza. The pizza is actually not bad here and the ambiance at Al Basha is excellent, a great combination for low-key pizza date night.
Sheriff Plaza, Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
Before Domino’s Pizza came to Abuja, everyone went to AJ’s Pizza in Wuse 2 and thorough enjoyed it. That hasn’t changed, with over 35 different pizza options. This is also one of the few places in the city where you can get Halal Pizza. Whilst AJ’s is well known for their amazing pizzas, the Shawarma selection is equally tasty.
20 Thaba-Tseka, Near British Village, Wuse 2, Abuja
Located in Wuse 2, Gourmet Pizza Company is a delivery only service. Word on the street is that they currently plan to open a dine in restaurant soon. They make their Pizza dough from scratch and avoid pre-made mixes. Along with its delicious Italian wood fired oven pizzas, Gourmet Pizza Company also serves a variety of salad and pastas.
98 Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse 2, Abuja
Da Maria is more of an Italian spot than a pizza restaurant – hope that paints the right picture. So the pizza selection is very traditional, as originally intended by the Italians. Nevertheless, it’s a great, cozy spot to have a romantic dinner for two in Wuse 2.
130, 3rd Avenue, Gwarinpa, Abuja
Obviously the Shirley’s Confectionery is clearly a pastry / candy store for folks with a sweet tooth. Nevertheless this place makes amazing bread and by extension great pizzas. It is worth the trip. There is also a Shirleys Express outpost in Asokoro.
1st Avenue , By Third Avenue junction, Opp Drumstix , Gwarinpa, Abuja
Located in Gwarinpa, The Pizza Place is a relatively new spot which opened in late 2014 and has quickly established itself with its wide range of options and toppings. The Pizza Place also moonlights as a karaoke lounge depending on the weekend – So if you don’t want to hear any off-key singing while you eat your pizza, you have been warned!
40 Jimmy Carter Street, Asokoro, Abuja
Red Fire is a multi-cuisine fine dining concept put together by Raymond Botha and his team, which includes Italian and Pizza in the mix. Asokoro doesn’t have a lot of pizza places so that makes Red Fire a necessity. Overall, the food is amazing and very affordable.