Did your favorite pizza at your go-to pizza parlor go up in price recently? It isn’t surprising when that happens, as the biggest sector of the economy to see price hikes is the food industry, so as they pay for more ingredients, there is little choice but to charge more. It might make you feel better to know that there are people out there who are paying a small fortune (or large fortune, in some cases) for an extravagant pizza that really pushes the boundaries. Here are a few examples just in case you are interested in shelling out a few hundred dollars, or even thousands.
1. $250– Maze, London: At this Gordon Ramsey eatery, it isn’t just that the pizza has buffalo mozzarella, white truffle pasta, Italian onion puree, pancetta and a host of other pricey ingredients, it is that the chef provides tableside service giving you the opportunity to have as little or as much fresh shaved white truffle on it as you like which can push the price over the $250 mark but still a deal compared to others on this list, and you haven’t seen the high ones yet!
2. $1,000 – Nino Bellisima, NYC: This 12” pizza has two lobster tails and six types of caviar.
3. $2,000 – Industry Kitchen, NYC: This pizza sports Caspian Sea Osetra caviar, foie gras and truffles from France, white stilton cheese from England, and 24-karat gold leaves.
4. $4,200- Domenico Crolla Restaurant, Glasgow– Named after James Bond, the “Pizza Royale 007” is topped with champagne-soaked caviar, cognac-marinated lobster, and 24-carat gold dust.
5. $8,200 – Favitta’s Family Pizzeria, New York: Their “Pizza for Lovers” isn’t expensive because of the ingredients actually—it’s pricey because of what comes with it. This is the perfect pizza for popping the question because it comes with a diamond ring and bottle of Dom Perignon. The actual price depends on the size of the diamond.
6. $12,000 – Luis XIII, Salerno, Italy: Wow, right? And don’t forget to add the cost to get to Italy! This amazing creation takes a whopping 72 hours to craft because of a special dough that must rest properly. The pizza is topped with 3 types of caviar, bufala mozzarella, lobster from Cilento and Norway, and hand-picked Australian sea salt. There’s one catch– you’ll need somewhere for the three Italian chefs to come, to as you can only get this made in your own home.
We might be tooting our own horn a bit by saying this, but here at Pie In The Sky Pizza, we are confident you’ll be happy with our pizza without spending your kids’ college fund to do it. Our freshly made pizza dough may not take 72 hours to make or contain actual gold, but it has pleased our customers for 30 years. Come on in and watch the pizza being tossed, and while you won’t find diamonds or caviar on or with your pizza, we are pretty sure you’ll love the experience!