The restaurant – made famous for its energetic pizza-twirling shows – is the city’s newest culinary hotspot…

Get excited foodies, Riyadh has a chic new restaurant to check out, and if you’ve dined in London you’ll likely know the name. Crazy Pizza is an energetic Italian restaurant that promises theatrical pizza twirling, stylish interiors, and some of the best thin crust pizza you’ve ever eaten – and it’s just landed in Saudi Arabia.

The restaurant, which hails from Porto Cervo, has opened its doors on Riyadh’s Tahliya Street, just around the corner from upscale hotspots Roka and Coya. Riyadh is the seventh location for Crazy Pizza, joining outposts in London’s swanky districts of Marylebone and Knightsbridge, as well as Italy’s fashionable cities of Milan and Rome.

So what makes Crazy Pizza so special?

Well, as the name might suggest this new restaurant is all about pizza, crazy thin, yeast-free crust pizzas, all made from a secret recipe. A quick glance at the menu shows wood-fired pizzas come with tasty toppings like truffle, burrata and zucchini flowers.

But if this new spot’s signature doesn’t steal a pizza your heart, there’s plenty of other options packed onto the menu. Starters include beef carpaccio, focaccia and crazy shrimps, as well as colourful Nicoise, Ceasar and avocado prawn salads.

If it’s anything like its outposts in London, we’re expecting energetic pizza spinning shows while waiting for our pizzas to arrive on the table, DJ sets, and an ultra-Instagrammable terrace.

Crazy Pizza is part of the Billionaire Life portfolio, alongside late night entertainment venue, Billionaire, which opened in Riyadh in 2020. Crazy Pizza Saudi operates under Modern Food Company, which also owns Billionaire Riyadh, Myazu, COYA Riyadh, and Urth Caffe.

Crazy Pizza Riyadh, Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12243, daily 1pm to 1am. Tel: 9200 07275. @crazypizza.saudi