Yes, the Italians gave birth to the world’s most beloved dish, pizza. But when it comes to the big-sized, grease-laden and meaty pie, the Americans seem to make the best versions of this highly-addictive slice.
And because Soho Hospitality, the brains behind Above Eleven, Havana Social and Charcoal Tandoor Grill & Mixology, brought the famed Italian-American pizza consultant, Anthony Falco – who had previously worked for Roberta’s Pizza in New York for 9 years – to teach their team the craft involved in making the perfect NYC slice, city-dwellers no longer need to journey to the big apple in search for pizza. You can now simply make a stop here at Soho Pizza within Sukhumvit Soi 11 for the perfect American slice.
With the use of naturally leavened dough that has been left to ferment for 48 hours before using, the dough here celebrates the art of fermentation and pays utmost respect to the simple ingredients of flour, water and salt.
Situated right next to Cantina Pizzeria & Italian Kitchen, an Italian trattoria which belongs also to Soho Hospitality, the New York-styled pizza stands out from the Neapolitan pie-fuelled haunt with its offering of crispier and larger pies dotted with toppings which are typical for NYC pizzas – think along the lines of sausage and bell peppers. Soho Pizza also boasts a pizza counter embellished with neon lights and a chill alfresco standing area where pizza devotees can enjoy a quick slice. The place has that “grab & go”, vibe like that of the pizzerias in New York.
Soho Pizza is also open until midnight during the weekdays and until 4am during the weekends so party-goers who like to cruise the streets of Sukhumvit looking for a late-night meal, this place should be your next go-to. And we’ve curated a list of the must-try pies you need to order when you’re next at Soho Pizza.
Pepperoni (THB 150 per slice)
Once you’re set on the classic, you can’t go back. Now, this makes perfect sense to you if you love a good simple pepperoni slice – and nothing more. Soho keeps their version simply classic yet opulent in yielding classy deliciousness. Laden with zesty pepperoni and mozzarella, the spiced sausage lends this beautiful fat that only seasons the stretchy yet slightly-mild cheese underneath with a salty smack. The pie is also dusted – rather immensely – with oregano, so expect not only meaty flavours but also a hint of a herby taste.
Cheese Pizza (THB 120 per slice)
When a pizzeria blankets its extra-thin, chewy dough with shredded cheese, you know it’s doing something right because, let’s face it, who doesn’t like ultra-cheesy pies? The answer is simple: no one, ever. Here, Soho lets the dough celebrate the milky toothsomeness of caciocavallo, mozzarella and parmigiano cheese while letting house-made tomato sauce season the dairy-loaded pie with a bit of a fresh tomato-y sensation.
The Green Machine (THB 120 per slice)
You’ve had at least a hundred meat and cheese-loaded pizza slices in your lifetime but have you ever had as healthy a one as The Green Machine (THB 120) here? Showered in the house-made pesto cream and laden with wilted kale and morning glory, here’s the NYC-style vegetarian slice to have when meat just won’t do.
Sausage & Peppers (THB 120 per slice)
House-made sausage? That’s enough said; this dish is already half-way winning our hearts. And of course, the matching veggies of Christmas-shade bell peppers are here to give that much-needed crunch and peppery sweetness to the pie. Soho’s Sausage & Peppers also stands out from other pizzerias with the use of pickled bell peppers instead of fresh ones and the addition of seasoned breadcrumbs on top. Meaty and highly-satisfying, the pie is absolutely perfect for carnivores who love to also see healthy greens on their slice.
Shrimp Scampi (THB 120 per slice)
Want a pie that truly represents an Italian coastal city with a dash of New York? Take comfort in the Shrimp Scampi brimmed with marinated shrimps and white lemon cream. Peppered with garlic, chili and spring onions, the pie is packed with a kick and acidic brightness your taste buds will absolutely appreciate.
Soho Pizza, 26/3 Soi Sukhumvit 11, Bangkok, +662 821 5113
Open: Sun-Thu, 12 pm-12 am; Fri-Sat, 12 pm-4 am.