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CyberShiroGX

OG's only remember Scooters lol


New-Engineering1483

Pretty sure my grandparents still have one of their magnets on the fridge.


NinjesusCrust

Scooters may be gone but lives forever in my heart


hachiman

Used to be scooters on main road close to where i lived. RIP BRU.


Pluvio_

And it was a really nice "snack" pizza, I remember my buddies and I often used to grab their duel specials after hitting the arcade.


bigslimeski

Not a day goes by that i don’t think about my boy domino’s 😪💔 rest well


flung_yeetle

Aah yes, how I miss the sandy base and dry toppings. Much like biting into a slice of the Kalahari desert.


Yodoran

Must've been the branch you ordered from that was bad. I miss that bad boy too :( Not that it was a problem, but after downing 2 large pizzas, I gobble down 2 liters of water out of thirst.


Major-Equipment2477

That garlic crust 😌 we didn’t know what we had until it was gone


Successful-Corgi-883

That stuff was nonsense. It was oily and salty. I miss my boy Scooters


Darling_Cupcake

Bro😭😭


jessay9

![gif](giphy|1k4soqteINd1SAUUfy|downsized)


GurinJeimuzu

There’s one left (not sure how legit) https://dominospizzas.co.za/menu/


lowkeyza07

Been there. Same stuff! Just that now its owner owned I don't think franchised anymore.


BenwastakenIII

Andiccios can suck my whole ass with their ridiculous prices! It's not even close to worth it!


PartiZAn18

Their business model is literally to cater for drunk people coming home with the munchies. The drunk person sees a list of every imaginable topping and thinks to themselves "hmm that sounds good, let me add to this monstrosity I am building". I once woke up after stumbling home with a mate and saw my andiccios receipt for two pizzas was over R500. Never again.


cmsa101

Story time… Ended up at one of the stores after a night of heavy drinking with my brother and friends. My brother decided to tick off every item on the sheet and added a X2 at the top. Pizzas arrived with every topping you can think of and I ended up paying R890 for two pizzas. Thought the staff were taking advantage of the situation so I called to head office the next day and explained. Received an email with cctv footage clearly showing my brother selecting most options and a clear copy of his order form. Come to think of it that ahole owes me R890 🙁


PartiZAn18

He really is lol ![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|facepalm)


New-Engineering1483

You can say that again! Used to love their margherita with added on chicken, garlic and chilli, but they seriously skimp on toppings now. Also I'll never forgive them for getting me addicted to their rainbow cupcakes. They're too rich for me now but I had a serious problem with them for a few years...


NtwanaGP

These people who have voted for Debonairs have never tasted any other pizzas.


New-Engineering1483

Ah, but you have read my comment, right? ![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|cry)


Potential_Month_8632

Just piggybacking off this, but when you create a reddit poll it is generally a good idea to include a "results" option so that people can see what is going on without skewing the results


btwnastonknahardplce

I know, right!? St. Elmo’s clearly won this thing.


NtwanaGP

I did, but just generally speaking. I do know a lot of people who just eat debonairs because that's the brand they've known for years... I usually buy Roman's or from this place called "that food place" in boksburg the Pizza there is definitely my favorite.


New-Engineering1483

Fair enough. Out of curiosity, do you ever order the traditional base? I don't remember the last time I didn't get the pan base (unless I'm being greedy and get two pizzas for myself and want some variety).


NtwanaGP

Personally, I always buy the traditional base. I've bought there enough times to have my favorite.


Intilleque

Bro!!!! I hadn’t had Debonairs for years, then figured I should grab a box during load shedding. I questioned my youths tastebuds. Like how was there ever a time where I thought that tasted good


GurinJeimuzu

It used to before famous brands went all cost cutting on them.


Cuiter

Lol yes 😂😂


primarysectorof5

I have, debonairs pizza is my absolute favourite


Banter_Fam_Lad

I have had every brand on this list and while agree most pizzas are better than Debonairs, nothing tops the club pizza for me. Favorite of all time... and I've had rly good pizza in new york too lol


Kyleigh88

Del forno and col'cacchio


TheBradZA

Butlers all the way


ReddBeardGaming

Butler's Pizza! Exclusive to Cape Town but they are amazing.


MoistDepartment

Pizza Boyz is also amazing


New-Engineering1483

Ahhhh. These guys are good. I've only had their pizza in Durban though. Are they anywhere else too?


Cube_N00b

My brother and I went through a phase with them and we tried every single one of their pizzas. All amazing. Special mention to the biltong pizza (Don't knock it till you've tried it) and the Clubo. The only one I hated was the Siciliana, but that's because I can't stand anchovies. Plus..the pizzas are square and fit in the boxes, corner to corner. I like that. Durban only, unfortunately.


takingHand

Had that pizza in Durban north and It raised my standards for pizza. I am in johburg now and I have not found anything that measures up.


OrganizationSolid967

Butlers pizza baby


mehow5000

The **Mexicano Pizza** from **Pizza Perfect** is the **greatest take-away pizza** you can buy in SA. I favour any spot that has a wood-burning oven over an electric one. It makes me avoid a lot of the usual pizza joints.


persmeermin

Wood burning all the way


WolfBourne15

Where tf is Panarottis???


New-Engineering1483

My dumb ass forgot to include it as an option, even though I specifically mentioned it myself, but when I realized my mistake I had already maxed out the options so I couldn't add it. Sorry!


WolfBourne15

Don't be sorry, be careful - jokes 😅 ❤️ Panarottis tho ✌🏽💯 their ingredients taste freshly imported from Italy every single time 😬 nom nom


New-Engineering1483

Please excuse my typo in the Andiccio option 😅


Thelongneck420

How tf is Butlers not on this list ?


New-Engineering1483

Well, because it's not that widespread. I had it a lot when I spent a year at UCT, but as far as I know they don't exist outside Cape Town. If they do, please immediately let me know!


Thelongneck420

Wait what? I had no idea it was only available in CPT


Slipperyseamonkey

Have you ever left Cape Town?🤣


PartiZAn18

You need to travel around your country more bru.


hachiman

Why would we want to leave Cape Town if there's no Butlers when we get there? :)


PartiZAn18

![gif](emote|free_emotes_pack|give_upvote)


feeflet

Butlers is definitely the correct answer.


UndocumentedZA

Yeah I have never seen them in Gauteng. I must check them out when I am in CTP next time.


Inner-Fondant9770

Definitely Panarottis


Inner-Fondant9770

Pizza boyz is also good. Also Casa Bella


NirvanaTwentySeven

There's a pizza place called Smack Pizza 🙌it's honestly the best, they only have a few locations but if you're in the area it's worth it👌


Rude-Temperature8832

Mc Donalds? Don't get me started! Despite the price hike as you very accurately pointed out, is the actual food. I stood in a que looking at the cashier waiting for a whole 5 minutes... Nobody else in the gue mind you. Just me and a paid order for 3 bottels of water. Nothing else nothing more. South African drive throughs ... an American concept not well understood or managed in our country. I saw the confusion. I saw the the gears turn but alas, due to the drive through being top priority walking 3 steps to the fridge behind you for 3 bottels of water and getting rid of me ... Never mind. For an extra treat Burger King drive through in Randfontein is an absolute No Way José! Unless you hate yourself of course 😂 the go for it! KFC right across served 10 vehicles in 5 minutes the King of Burger's? You switch of your car. Get out of your car go inside the shop. Use the restroom get back in your car ..don't be run. No need to get injured nothing happened in the past 5 minutes. True story 🤫😄


[deleted]

^ Me after I eat 2 sugar sachets, when mom isn't looking


Rude-Temperature8832

🤫...🤣😂👍🏻


Yodoran

Spar's wood fired pizza is the bomb, and not too pricey either. Here in Bothasig Cape Town


trippy_goth_biscuit

I have learnt that not all spars are equal


Yodoran

However some are more equal than others.


AwesomeTrish

Casa Bella should be on this list, best restaurant pizza!


smart-bart

Have y’all never heard of Mimos?


UnhappyAlfalfa7774

Del forno


AwesomeTrish

Roman's no doubt. Andiccio is too expensive just because they used to be 24/7 (don't know if they still are, don't care). Panarottis quality has seriously dropped after COVID. Pizza Hut skimp on toppings. Debonairs' pizzas cool down too quickly and gets stuck to the box. And there aren't enough specials or branches of Pizza Perfect to make me want to drive out for some. Romans has always been consistent with quality, their pricing is decent and there is a reachable franchise in most places.


ScaleneZA

So what type of pizza do you guys generally order from Romans? I've only ever had that really thick base which is basically just bread with cheese on top, very unappealing.


AwesomeTrish

Thick base bolognaise, the thick base holds meat sauce thing really well. I haven't had a flop, just some are better than others. I do like the seafood - they load it nicely with garlic and the flavours compliment each other well. In all honesty though, the cheese ones, particularly the margarita are really great on a thin base - the cheese gets lost on a thick base.


Rude-Temperature8832

Bought Roman's a week ago. Firts time in ages. Loved it aswell as my family members. Agree with your assessment of the rest of the assignment you made. One point I wish to add. If ever I walk into a Perfect Pizza shop again in my life it would only be to burn the place down and kill myself afterwards! 😂 The worst pizza experience/value for money! If I have to describe the garbage they sell calling it a pizza, I would say, blunt, boring and depressing!


PartiZAn18

What drives me nuts is that pizza perfect looks for every opportunity to raise their prices. It's the only franchise I know of that does so quarterly. McDonald's is another offender that does it bi-annually


Morgolol

Andiccio was such an awful experience. Oh make your own pizza rocomommas style? Sounds great, quite expensive so it must be good! Nope. Don't know if it was that one franchise specifically but it was such a bare pizza, barely any toppings. Heard their dessert pizzas are good but haven't been that disappointed in a pizza ever, so loathe to try again.


AmoebaAffectionate71

I feel people who voted for debonairs are people that order off the kids menu. chicky nuggies plz. Maybe their taste buds never fully developed.


PartiZAn18

Gibz me m'chikin tendies n mountain m'dew 🤓


New-Engineering1483

Ah, but I caveated this myself. Can it compare to a good quality with genuine margherita with San Marzano tomato sauce and burrata? No, of course not. Yet I still like it better than pizza from restaurants who position themselves as having good pizza but actually fall short of the mark (Andiccio and Colcacchio, in my opinion).


chemicalclarity

Andicios is pretty awful all around. Their only redeeming factor is the 24 hours, which I don't even know if they still do after the pandemic


redarrow992

Just let people enjoy what they want. Insulting someone for their food choices just shows what a kid you are emotional wise


Haunting-One1694

Is pizza hut still around? Every branch around me in Cape Town is still closed and hasn't opened in many months now


New-Engineering1483

Definitely still in Gauteng at least. I usually find them super oily so I only order from there when it's 10pm and they're the only restaurant still taking orders on UberEats.


ReddBeardGaming

They are open in durbanville


Tronkfool

OTHER: Pizza pug.


StefanFrost

I know it is not outside of Cape Town, but Butler's wins. Close second between Pizza Perfect and Roman's.


FlaafyFlaff

Hear me out… Akhalwaya’s pizza (the Fordsburg branch) 👀


PorterRobinson99

Try Bin Rashieds in the Southern Suburbs. Excellent pizzas


Short_pants_no_shoes

Do it again but now let’s rate the worst pizza !!!


New-Engineering1483

We can!


Airwreckaismyname

People tend to focus on toppings for obvious reasons, but nothing beats Del Forno when it comes to DAT CRUST 🤤


lovethebacon

Piza ē Vino


New-Engineering1483

Nice. I've had some decent pies from there. I've heard many people complain about how they spice their food recently (i.e. The lack of seasoning). Has your experience been similar?


Morgolol

I've never had a more disappointing pasta from them, which was a shock from a damn Italian themed restaurant. Pizzas there look much better by comparison


New-Engineering1483

The poor feedback I had from friends was about their pasta as well, so it seems it's definitely a thing.


lovethebacon

I haven't eaten there in a long time, but I recall they are a franchise, and a better one that I have eaten at.


Tuindwergie96

By far the best out of all the joints listed above!


Ake_Vader

SpeedyG is da bomb.


Proof_Breadfruit_423

So none of them because the small cafe in the area normally does it better.


New-Engineering1483

Usually the case! Any examples? I found Rustic Pizza in Lonehill does a good pie. Not a small cafe but definitely not really well-known.


Proof_Breadfruit_423

Pizza baby, First Base, If you want to travel to Blairgowrie Coalition Pizza or Fredman drive they have a few shops


SJokes

I've only had Romans once, but it was miles better than any other fast food pizza I've had


HarietsDrummerBoy

I vote for neither. Spur group with panarottis would get my vote. They have an amazing franchise system with so many stores linked to each other.


New-Engineering1483

How did I somehow not include that option despite mentioning it myself? What a moron. 😅 My only defence is I ran out of options.


rustedmeatpuppet

Romans.... Seriously you phillistines


WigglyIce

Indeed.


itzahckrhet

DelForno, Lucy's.


New-Engineering1483

Finally someone mentions Del Forno!


paul_f_b

Tried them a few times but they gave me serious heartburn. Del Fornos that is.


ArtByJa3son

Has anyone tried Roman's' chocolate pies? They're amazing cold after chilling in the fridge overnight.


Geeky786

Pizza boys and Caminettos for the win


Darling_Cupcake

Andiccios isn't getting the recognition it deserves 😭😭😭


The_Grizz94

Debonairs has nice sounding toppings but tastes like plastic or nothing at all.


Lunaphoenix23

The choices kinda suck but I guess pizza pefect wins with taste but there are better places in my area I almost never go to any of the choices


Celestryia

Bird n co. Actually the best pizzas Ive ever had. So flippen good


sarahkk09

I miss scooters


WolfmanFoxtrot

Roman's For The Win!!


DarkKnight9604

Amazing that panaroties isn't on here but we move


MichaelScottsWormguy

Throwing out the entire pizza rule book here, but out of all the options, Romans is without a doubt the best tasting one. Pizza perfect is surprisingly good, Andiccio is a good fast food version of ‘proper’ pizza, too. But Romans is the most enjoyable. Also shout out to Pizza Hut for having a great portion size to price ratio. Good bang for your buck.


Hullababoob

Andiccios: very expensive but great pizza.


Nightshade_404

Panarottis


jessica8736

Pizza del fornk can be nice depning on location but i like panarottiws, especially their margarita and they have a really nice one with danish feta, basil pesto and sun-dried tomato. That one slaps. Its so good


teddyslayerza

Cape Town Northern Subs peeps - Ceder SPAR in Bothasig has the best bang for your buck pizzas in the city, shit you not.


Antstony420

I accidentally voted for pizza perfect instead of romans pizza 🤦‍♂️


Both_Street_7657

Coldcotchyo’s and andiccios the only pizza you lists , the others are an abomination 🤣🤣


Pluvio_

It's not here but Cappuccinos makes some of the best pizza I've ever had. Voted for Romans though as they have been one the most consistently fresh pizza places I've ever ordered from, with the least fuck-ups.


firesydeza

I wonder if I should try Roman's again - last time it was like eating slightly cheesy bread. I've got lots of delicious Italian style pizza restaurants near me but I do crave an American style cheesy pizza. I miss Pizza Perfect and Butler's Debonairs is just shit quality


glasstumble16

2 of them I've never heard of. Adiccios and Colcachios


SwaggyMcPimp

Brah. St’ Elmo’s was the goat


Anibug

MIMMOS. Don't see any mention of them in this thread yet. They're delicious, thin base, woodfired. We order from them at least once a week.


tayleteller

My vote was Romans. not sure exactly what it is but I love a good pepperoni and they've done me for one of the best. In terms of non chain/big name pizza places tho; (I'm in cape town in case that matters) my sister and I have been really enjoying Jazzy's Gourmet Pizza, they're on UberEats too. A tad expensive though, definatley not an every-week thing haha. I have only had the one from claremont/rondebosch, heard from sister that the one on Seapoint is not as nice. I know I'm not the only one here also who will say Ferdinandos in Obs is amazing.


theprincessbirdhide

People out here really voting for Debonairs?????


DoomDroid79

Pizza Baby replaced pizza perfect in my area, and they are great, tons of cheese compared to Debonairs that requires optional extra cheese


superfinecanine

Unfortunately it's only CT based, but Butlers gets my vote every time


New-Engineering1483

Finally someone with a reasonable opinion on Butlers. So refreshing compared to all the other "Where the hell is Butlers on your list????" posts.


superfinecanine

"How dare you not base your list on a very city-specific place that only a small portion of the country has even heard of?!"


New-Engineering1483

![gif](giphy|1Z02vuppxP1Pa)


TimTamisOblivious

Delforno


Ionodude

Del fornos is a smaller franchise but they pretty good 💪


Airwreckaismyname

No Del Forno?? Blasphema!


New-Engineering1483

Sorry! I wish I could have included like 7-8 options to cover the most popular places. Lots of people have suggested Del Forno as well, and I remember their pizza was always good.


Techlligence

Gino's pizza is the best pizza in South Africa. Period.


MavZA

It makes me sad to see Roman is the top pizza 😅🫣


ThePandamanium444

Traditional pizza my rate is andiccious but for a quick pizza night with the family and mates rate is Debonaires.


ThePandamanium444

DAMN HOW COULD WE LEAVE MIMMO's OUT ???? I completely forgot about them 😒


New-Engineering1483

I'll be honest, I can't remember the last time I had a pizza from there so I probably wouldn't have added it even if I could. But I'm hearing good things based on some of the comments.


ThePandamanium444

Hahahahaha damn I gotta go mission around now for a akhalwayas 😂😂😂😂😂


Comprehensive_Bus575

Not a high franchise but Bin Rashieds in Cape Town. Haven't gone back to other franchises.


Several_Cockroach365

Butler's. The poll is incorrect.


WolfQueenLydia

Butlers is only in Cape town bruh


JBlaze8778

Pizza is all trash. I vote for kale and spinach.


New-Engineering1483

You, my friend, deserve all the loadshedding you get 😕


JBlaze8778

Thanks!!


Insanitity

Forneria Italia is by far my favourite.


TrumpFlavouredNugget

Whatever happened to Scooters?


Morgolol

They either folded or were bought out by, _**shudder**_, _Dominos_. Oh. Wait. It's even funnier. >[Major Scooters Pizza](https://www.safranchisebrands.co.za/article/major-franchise-holder-makes-the-transition-from-scooters-pizza-to-dominos-pizza/) franchise holder, Sheldon Williams, has converted nine of his 16 Scooters Pizza stores to Domino’s Pizza outlets. His other five stores are expected to convert next month, and the last two conversions are set for later this year. This project is part of the nationwide conversion of all Scooters Pizza and St Elmo’s pizzerias to Domino’s Pizza being implemented by Master Franchisee, Taste Holdings, **in its bid to position Domino’s Pizza as the number one pizza company in sub-Saharan Africa.** That worked out well. No idea who could've possibly liked dominos


TrumpFlavouredNugget

Yeah I remember the scooters in fish hoek got turned into domino's. From a bit of a Google I see there's a pizza restaurant in Paarl called Scooters but I think it's independent or something. Of all the fucking companies though, why'd it have to be Domino's?


Morgolol

And scooters had the best honey mustard pizzas my soul, not to mention those stuffed crusts!


BO_0m

Right! I miss those pizzas so much, never been able to find anything close 😓


CyberShiroGX

Dumbest decision anyone has ever made


hachiman

I can understand why americans face an obesity crisis if the amount of sugar in a dominos base is any indication (shudder)


JosefGremlin

They were bought out by Domino's, who then folded in South Africa


TrumpFlavouredNugget

Domino's was shit so no surprise there


Alternative_Ad7354

Home made is best. Takes two odd hours, but well worth the effort. Takeaway pizza is badly made and hygiene conditions in kitchens are questionable


New-Engineering1483

Well, yes. Homemade is definitely best, and I absolutely despise frozen pizzas. If you're open to new ideas, try out Adam Ragusea's New York-style pizza recipe. It's my go-to method.


Alternative_Ad7354

I also cannot stand frozen pizza. I’ll look up the recipe that you suggested. I try to keep it traditional and use simple toppings. My go to pizza base is Gennaro Contaldo’s recipe. If made properly, it is super.


traddadd

Panarotti’s


JosefGremlin

The two most popular choices in the poll are my two least favourite. Romans pizza is tasteless and the crust is way too bready, like eating a giant sugar-free marshmallow. Colcaccio is on the other end of the spectrum - minimal cheese, minimal sauce and a crust so thin it may as well be cracker bread. Truly, pizza for people who don't like pizza. As for the others - debbo's quality is all over the place, but when they get it right it's amazing. Pizza Perfect is also inconsistent, but if you find a good franchise then they're easily the top pizza. Haven't eaten enough Pizza Hut to have an opinion and I've never heard of Andiccio before.


WolfQueenLydia

Hey bread pizza is delicious though.


New-Engineering1483

>Truly, pizza for people who don't like pizza. My friend, you have summarised their pizza excellently.


paul_f_b

Same with Andiccio. I tried them once a few months ago. Their crust is thinner than tracing paper and they wanted me to pay R189. Not on your life.


primarysectorof5

I love Romans pizza but its debonairs for me. Its always so overloaded with toppings and drowned with sauces. Pizza perfect is just shit


Green-Goblin

Mimo's Mexican is my go to


ApprehensiveJello936

List needs to be appended to include more places, like holy dough for example or domino's?


New-Engineering1483

Domino's doesn't exist anymore in SA as far as I know, but primarily the list was meant to include the most popular ones. I mentioned in the post that it's impossible to have a poll that includes every small or independent pizzeria.


GurinJeimuzu

There’s one Domino’s left in Durban lol. Independent chain bought some naming rights from the US directly I believe https://dominospizzas.co.za/menu/


ApprehensiveJello936

This is new information to me thank you I redact my domino's statement then, seems its been a while since I have ordered pizza then clearly😅 also I mentioned holy dough because they seem to be franchising slowly but surely at least in some areas I frequent but I get your point apologies my dood🙏🏻


Not_From_Around

For franchises I'd have to say Panarottis. It's, at the very least, consistent. If I have to mention a non franchise I would say Gino's in Robertsham.


oddestvark

Debonairs has provided me with some of the most disgusting food I’ve ever had


jolcognoscenti

Within the context of fast food, the greasier the better so definitely Debonairs, but let me tell you okes about Andiccios' Calzone.


hachiman

I voted Col cacchio, but to a Capetonian, Butlers is where its at for pizza franchise.


WinterMajor6088

Fuck yeah Roman's Pizza!


makingahome23

Why are Romans and Colcachios winning?


AlphaMoondog

It really depends on the branch/area you're ordering from. Not everyone has the same quality. Where I stay Andiccios is top tier even though where I used to stay I enjoyed Romans. While traveling it's always a hit or miss with pizza places I'm used to enjoying. The same goes for everything else like McDonald's especially. You should probably try to narrow your voting pool somehow imo.


InfinityZA

You missed Rebels.


Sigga22

Kerdoni’s


spinkycow

Debonairs is wretched.


StevieDarrel

Proud’s Pizza, all the way


MurderMits

You put the sewer water of Romans and Debonairs but no del forno? Are you high?


New-Engineering1483

I was looking at the more prevalent options, since Del Forno isn't everywhere. I do agree though - their chicken nacho pizzas are amazing.


Ishouldbestudying99

Holy Dough 👌


dpholder

Windmill