Art & Culture

The Most Expensive Pizza in the World Costs $12,000

Marc Gordon
Jan 18, 2022

If we had to guess how much the most expensive pizza in the world costs, we probably would not imagine its price is higher than $1,000. It turns out, though, the Louis XIII pizza costs twelve times that amount. Made by chef Renato Viola in the Italian coastal city of Salerno, this 20cm pie is actually only big enough for two people.

Made from organic Arabian flour and dusted with Murray River pink salt, its dough takes 72 hours to prepare. When it comes to toppings, the Louis XIII pizza comes with three types of caviar (Oscietra Royal Prestige, Kaspia Oscietra Royal Classic, and Kaspia Beluga), as well as eight varieties of cheese including organic buffalo mozzarella, lobster prawns from Cilento, Australian pink salt, and mantis shrimp.

Pizza on wooden table

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The Louis XIII pizza is prepared at the customer’s house and served with a vintage bottle of Champagne Krug Clos du Mesnil 1995 which compliments the flavors of the lobster and caviar, followed by a bottle of Carta Real Sanches Romate Finos brandy, and Remy Martin Cognac Louis XIII – the rarest, most expensive cognac on the market.