Pizza: the delectable union of cheese, sauce and crust is delicious in all of its many forms, from thin crust to deep dish, from Margherita to snazzy new interpretations.
These pizza joints are a little slice of heaven. This list will have you enjoying some of the best pizzas that Manchester has to offer – whether you’re hankering for a classic or want to push the boat out and try something new.
Dough Pizza Kitchen
Get premium pizza pronto at Northern Quarter’s Dough Pizza Kitchen. Choose from a line-up of creative pizza interpretations like Surf and Turf or the Full English Breakfast. It’s a gem of an eatery, with a clean cut vibe and pizza options galore. Even options for vegetarians and vegans – which means it caters for everybody and is why it tops the list. Oh, and by the way, for all of this month, they’re offering ‘buy one pizza get another for just £2’ so, what are you waiting for?
You’ll find these wood-fired pizza specialists at Altrincham’s award-winning market, set in a stunning Grade II listed building. With generous sized portions covered in hearty toppings and gooey goodness, this artisan eatery will have you coming back time and again.
Rudy’s Neapolitan Pizza
You’ll find it difficult to come across anyone with as much passion for making pizzas as these guys. All of their ingredients are locally sourced and with their stellar price tag, what’s not to love? Starting out as a roaming two-man-band, this no frills, first-class hotspot is one of the most talked about pizza joints in Manchester.
Slice Pizza & Bread Bar
The guys at Slice trained in Rome as pizzaioli in order to learn how to make the very best pizza – so you know they’re good. They even had their Castelli oven made there. The traditional Roman style dough uses a quality mix of flour and extra virgin olive oil to bring you a light, tasty and memorable pizza.
The pizzas here are baked to perfection until they’re thin and crispy crusted. Not only does this Italian eatery serve up the tastiest bases, they also use only the freshest ingredients and the stringiest cheese. Bellissimo!
Proud suppliers of cocktails and carbs to the people, The Laundrette opened in Chorlton in 2013 and recently opened its second site on First Street in the city centre. With sexy cocktails and pizzas galore, this joint serves up a properly good pornstar martini and the pesto chicken parmesan pizza is comfort food at its finest.
Ply’s pizza is handcrafted from sourdough, topped with some of the finest Italian ingredients and cooked for 90 seconds in a wood-fired clay oven imported from Napoli. What’s more, their sourdough pizza bases are vegan, gluten-free and can always hold the gooey cheese!
Double Zero ”00” Neapolitan Pizza
This Chorlton pizza joint has been chock-a-block since it first opened its doors on Barlow Moor Road two years ago. Try the Siciliana. Oh, and by the way, you can take in your own booze. Bargain!
What do you get when you cross an Italian pizza joint with an American diner? Crazy Pedro’s. This trendy bar and self proclaimed ‘part time pizza parlour’ serves up classic Italian fare as well as some more wacky pizza options. Popular choices include Wacko Jacko, The Gringo, and Nacho Libre, all of which contain some unusual ingredients that still seem to work! They serve pizzas until 4am so this joint’s ideal for a late night stop-off but even sober you will agree it’s top notch.
Croma, located a dough ball’s throw from the town hall, has been around for ages for one good reason. It’s very, very good at what it does. The no frills restaurant is ideal for anyone who wants to keep things simple with solid Neapolitan style pizzas that are made to order. Aside from the pizza, locals rave about the oven baked pastas too.