Popular Korean Pizza at Pizzeria d’Buzza
I had some amazing pizza at the original Pizzeria d’Buzza in Itaewon this time in Seoul. The restaurant is small and cozy with only about 6-8 tables. The pizza is great because it is baked right after you order in a big fire oven. The dough is unique in that it has a lot of chew while still being puffed up and airy like a cloud. The name of this pizza joint is quite clever because “booja” means wealthy or prosperous in Korean, so when people call this restaurant “booja pizza” (부자피자) it has a very positive ring to it.
This restaurant features 22 different types of savory pizzas priced between $8-$20 each, 3 salads, and 6 appetizers. The most popular appetizer seems to be the Buzza Bitz which are fried arancini cheese and rice balls. The pizzas dough is on the heavier side so I would recommend 1 pizza for 2 people. They were out of the Buzza Bitz so I tried the fried calamari and those were really great and fresh.
The original location is in Itaewon, nested between another Pizza restaurant by the same owner, Jackson Pizza, on the right and my favorite budae jigae place in Korea, Bada Sikdang, on the left. When I went late on a Sunday night around 8:30pm both Bada Sikdang and Pizzeria d’Buzza had long waitlists. The wait for Bada Sikdang was 25min and for this restaurant was an hour.
Everytime I go to Pizzeria d’Buzza I see a long line, but the restaurant to the right of it does not have a wait. I recommend going a few minutes before opening to get on the waitlist. I arrived 10min early and there was still a party ahead of me on the waitlist. Because the restaurant only has 6-8 tables it fills up quickly.
I wanted to try the Bismark egg yolk, bacon, and spinach pizza and the fried arancini bites but they were out of just these two items on the menu. Instead I shared the Buzza Salad ($14), Calamari Fritti ($9), Alla Carbonara Pizza ($18) with a $8 Heineken. The only thing I would change about the order is that I would not order the salad because it comes with the same exact bread used for the pizza. The pizza bread is way too filling and the salad was pretty normal so I would not order this again.
Pizzera d’Buzza’s Locations
The restaurant has 4 locations. You can see them on the Buzza Pizza website.
Original Location in Itaewon
Address English:28 Itaewon-ro 55ga-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Address Korean: 서울특별시 용산구 이태원로55가길 28
Opening Times: 11:30-22:30, last order 22:00, no break time
Second Location in Itaewon
Address Korean: 서울특별시 용산구 이태원로 267 베이지
Opening Times: Mon-Fri 11:30-3:30pm last lunch order 3:00pm. Dinner: 5:30pm-10:00pm, last dinner order 9pm. Sat-Sun 11:30am-10pm, break 3:30pm-5:30pm, last order 9:00pm.
Third Location in the Galleria Food Court in Apgujeong. Read about the other stores and supermarket, Gourmet 494 here.
Address English: 494 Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul South Korea
Address Korean: 서울특별시 강남구 압구정로 343 갤러리아백화점
Opening Times: 10:30AM-9:00PM
* This location has a much more limited pizza menu than the original location because it is in a food court. I think I saw 8 of the 22 pizzas on the menu here.
Fourth Location in Gangnam Sinsa
Address Korean: 서울특별시 강남구 압구정로10길 35-2
Opening Times: Mon-Fri 11:30AM-10:30pm closed 3:30pm-5:30pm. Sat-sun 11:30pm-10:30pm, last order at 10pm.
Pizzeria d’Buzza Menu
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