Tired of my wife’s incessant complaining about the lack of artisanal pizza in Pietermaritzburg, in 2011 I took extreme measures to shut her up… I decided to build a wood-fired pizza oven at home. It wasn’t long before word got out and the sheer number of friends, family and complete strangers who were asking for our home-cooked pizza convinced me to give up a career in banking and turn pro.
I’d researched all the design options and settled on a traditional Pompeii-style brick oven which has stood the test of over 2000 years. But I also discovered that good pizza is not just about the method of cooking – it’s about using quality ingredients and techniques. We can’t tell you what goes into our bases (we’d have to kill you) but we can tell you that we use a cold fermentation process which makes all the difference in the delivery of complex flavour. Our mozzarella is made by an Italian family in South Africa but we can’t tell you how (they’d have to kill you). Our toppings are, as far as possible, locally sourced and always of the best quality. Our combinations will please tastes from the purist to the most adventurous.
We really are a family business as both my brothers-in-law have been integral to Pizzology. Greg got us going in 2012 and in 2018, Glen came on board to enable Pizzology to open in Parklane Centre. Obviously, most of the real work gets done by our wives – Heidi and Lucy – and our staff who are just as much part of the family with almost all of them having been with us from the very beginning. Naturally, like all families we don’t agree on everything…most critically of course being whether pineapple belongs on pizza…
Our 75-seater restaurant offers free wifi and can be hired for private functions.
We also run quiz and bingo nights so follow us on Facebook if you’d like a slice of the action.
Our ‘make your own pizza’ parties have proven to be extremely popular over the years. We can tailor-make a package with party packs, games, cupcakes, etc to suit your needs.
Contact us for a hassle free party experience.
Parklane Centre, 237 Greyling Street
FREE DELIVERY* 033 345 0024
DELIVERY TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Delivery is free for orders over R150. A R20 delivery charge will be levied for orders under R150.
We deliver to most parts of Pietermaritzburg. Notable exceptions include Northdale, Cleland, Lincoln Mead and Bisley.
We are able to deliver to Hilton and Hayfields for a fee and driver availability permitting – please inquire when you call.
Online orders are not possible at present. Please call 033 345 0024. Payment options include cash, card or zapper.
DELIVERY ALSO AVAILABLE VIA MR D