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The UK's Top 6 Pizza Joints Pizza Lovers Must Visit

by Ashton Blagdon

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With a mountain of delectable cheese, fresh veggies, tasty sauces and a mixture of meats placed into the multiple consecutive slices of belt-loosening elation, a yummy pizza never fails to spectacularly make us drool.

Well, the great news is that this Italian cuisine staple can easily be found all over the globe! And if you’re currently residing in the UK, there’s plenty of awesome pizza joints that will undoubtedly strike your fancy.

That said, with a plethora of choices, it can be quite overwhelming to decide on which one to choose. As this can present quite the ‘paradox of choice’, you may end up selecting the practical option of grabbing a promo deal at your neighborhood’s Pizza Hut. 

So, to help you narrow down your selection, on this post, I’m sharing a short list of 6 restaurants in the UK that offer luscious pizzas that taste like slices of heaven!


1. Franco Manca, London


Franco Manca's pizza


One of the favorite restaurants in the UK, Franco Manca is located at Unit 4 at London’s Market Row. The pizzas here are baked using a slow-rising sourdough in a wood-burning brick oven with an exclusive blast rate that creates an incomparable taste. Their pizzas have a minimal approach when it comes to the toppings as they want the dough to be the focal point of the dish. If you happen to be a cheese enthusiast, you’ll love the bubbles of cheese ‘popping out’ of its sublime tomato sauce!


2. Alfie Birds, Birmingham


A slice of Alfie Birds' pizza


This famous restaurant is located in the custard factory, Digbeth where you can get some super-tasty pizzas with pork toppings. Here, you can choose the right proportion of every topping you want on your pizza. Their dough to topping ratio is perfect! When it comes to the toppings, though you’re given a great selection to choose from, you’d be interested to know that the most popular one is pulled pork with sweet and sour BBQ sauce coupled with a pinch of pickle which nicely compliments the sweetness of the meat. Be sure to give it a try!


3. The Olive, Liverpool


The Olive's specialty pizza


Based in Liverpool, you can find a truly rare variety of pizza here. Unlike most pizza joints that focus their pizzas mostly with meat toppings, The Olive’s specialty pizza uses truffled cream sauce, field mushrooms, and prosciutto crudo, a raw and lean meat, as toppings. You’d be delighted to know that all of their pizza are stone baked which gets better with each bite that you take. Though their pizzas don’t consist of the traditional toppings, it makes a wonderful option if you are seeking a lighter yet flavorful meal. 


4. Ply, Manchester


clay oven pizza at Ply restaurant


Located in 26 Lever Street in Manchester, this restaurant offers uniquely clay-fired oven prepared pizzas. Here, you can dig into special pizzas topped with artichoke and pig’s cheek toppings which simply takes your breath away! You’ll love the base of this pizza – consisting of a crunchy crust and a pillowy soft center. Moreover, the combination of their sweet tomato sauce, the salty and smoky chunks of pig’s cheek and the subtle hot chilies make this pizza that you can only get in Ply, one to not be missed! 


4. Pizza Peddlers, Manchester/Liverpool


Pizza Peddlers pizza


Unlike the other the restaurants on this list, Pizza Peddlers is a restaurant chain and can be found across the whole North-West of England. Operating out of vintage vans, these moving restaurants serve some of the finest pizzas that money can ever buy! The pizza of choice here is known as the Pancetta. This mouthwatering pizza is actually a wood-fired pizza with a soft-centered dough and a crunchy crust coupled with fire-roasted red peppers and spicy goats cheese as toppings. Once you taste this crispy, meaty, salty goodness you’ll definitely go back for more! 


5. Luna Rossa, London


Luna Rosa Ricotta Stuffed Crust Margarita


Situated on Kensington Park Road in England’s capital of London, you can find one of the city’s best pizza at Luna Rossa: The Ricotta Stuffed Crust Margarita. It offers you a pizza with crispy yet soft-centered dough along with a very generous serving of cheese and flavored tomato sauce. The best thing about this awesome pizza is the splendid balls of burrata cheese that ooze out buffalo mozzarella cream which gives it a rich burst of flavors. 


Are you a pizza lover? Have you always wanted to learn how you can make scrumptious authentic pizza right in your own kitchen? It’s time to sign yourself up for a pizza making vacation in Italy!


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