Pizza is popular around the world, and it is by no means indigenous to the Andes. However, the pizza in Cusco is a must-eat for both locals and visitors.
Many Peruvian pizza-mongers substitute Andean salty cheese for the traditional mozzarella, which infuses each slice with the taste of the Andes. The toppings range from the Italian classics to decidedly regional offerings like alpaca meat. Another unique flavor element comes from the simple mud ovens that most Cuzco pizza places use to cook their wares.
When in Cuzco, try a local favorite. Chez Maggy has been serving its Peruvian pizza fusion for more than 30 years. In addition to the pizza, Maggy's is famous for offering bread with a delicious house-made garlic sauce.