Over 90 South African restaurants have been serving thousands of pizzas to devoted patrons since the beginning of July and urging them to cast ballots for their favorite pizza joint in the Porcupine Ridge Pizzeria Challenge this year.
Ferdinando’s Pizza from Cape Town won first place in the competition last year, followed by Robertsham and Stellenbosch winners in 2021 and third, respectively. And while those three finished in the top four once more this year, everyone’s attention has been focused on Mooiuitsig Kombuis, who eliminated several regular top 10 contenders to claim a fifth spot.
Mooiuitsig Kombuis, which is situated in Groot Brakrivier, a historic coastal community 17 kilometers north of Mossel Bay, has been referred to as” the little restaurant that could” and has already won the Restaurant Guru Award for Best Pizzas and the Best Restaurant in the region since it first opened its doors.
Owner Erasmus Myburg is undoubtedly thrilled with the restaurant’s ranking in the top 10 of the Porcupine Ridge Pizzeria Challenge.
It was incredible to learn that a small eatery outside of Grootbrak placed in the top 5 of the challenge’s 90+ restaurants across the nation! It is very gratifying to see the results of our labor and to express our gratitude to the team, which includes my wife Johané, my sister Christa ( co-manager ), our chefs Jeff and Yvette, our waiters Frikkie and Werner and Franko, as well as our kitchen assistants Lintell, Maridea, and Wientjies.
Myburgh also credits his customers, who he claims were very affable and encouraging, for the success.
We’re almost like one big family in a small community, which is one of its benefits!
Additionally, he claims that the promotion greatly improved his company and strengthened the bonds between all of his employees.
” It gave us the chance to interact with everyone and create a connection—not just as clients, but also as friends.”
Will he participate in the challenge the following year?
Oh for sure, and we’re going for the top spot this time!
Gino’s Robertsham ( Johannesburg ) team won the Porcupine Ridge Pizzeria Challenge this year. Ferdinando’s Pizza ( Observatory, Cape Town ), the fourth-place finisher from last year, was unseaten. Enzo Pizzeria Trattoria ( Scottburgh, KZN), Lucio ( Randburg ), Julia’s Eatalian ( Potchefstroom ), Corlie, Italian, Paardevlei, Cape Town; Piccola Rossa, Benoni; Gino, Stellenbosch ( Bedfordview ); and others were in the top 10.
South Africa’s Voorbrug R102 is where Mooiuitsig Kombuis is situated. 081 311 2686 is the number.