The Pizza Peel | Yongsan-gu, Seoul

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Trend-eaters stop reading, this is a no-frills brick oven pizza shop that serves an unpretentious but deliciously authentic American pie (with craft beer selections far removed from Cass and Hite).

Thriving in the backstreets of Itaewon, Pizza Peel was started by a former English teacher who craved his favorite comfort food but could only find creamy, corn-filled varieties in Korean.

After a brief sabbatical in Italy to study the art of pizza-making, he imported a brick oven to Little Itaewon and developed his own dough and sauce based off a traditional, Neapolitan recipe to suit North American tastes. Both are made in-house daily so you can really taste the effort in each bite.

The menu covers the old classics and then sparks with innovation (pesto artichoke? mashed potato bacon ranch anyone?), but you’ll want to save room for the calzones.

Pizzas are generally W11,000 – W18,600 with takeout and delivery service available.

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Hours
MondayClosed
Tuesday5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday12:00 PM - 10:00 PM