A lot of people like to argue about who has the best pizza in Beijing and the China View complex on Workers Stadium East alone offers enough places for a competition. There is Danger Doyle’s and its brick oven on the second level. On the ground floor, Gung Ho and Annie’s are side by side, as are often their delivery vehicles on the surrounding streets. And a few meters out back is The Den, which still offers half-price pies daily, 5 PM to 10 PM, after all of these years.
Now we have another contender: Da Giuseppe Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant in the former Hungarian restaurant Budapest, originally site of the Norwegian restaurant 66 North. Fans of La Pizza — and I rank the pies there at the top — will likely recognize chef Giuseppe De Stefano either in person or on the large cutout in the second floor window. Da Giuseppe is open for business now, though it will close for about a week starting on January 21 and have an official opening after the holidays. In addition to pizzas, expect fresh seafood and a wine list with bottles starting at rmb135.
Note: If memory serves, operating hours are 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM to close.