From breakfast to dessert pizzas, we’ve covered all bases.
Our self-proclaimed pizza professional and veteran of the industry has scoured pizzerias across Greater Manchester to put together our list of must-visit pizza joints.
1. Crazy Pedro’s, Northern Quarter and Spinningfields
Part pizza joint, part bar, Crazy Pedro’s brings us the best of both worlds with its legendary lunch deal – two slices and a drink for a fiver. The dough is made fresh every day and topped with a host of weird and wonderful things, from the classic to the downright bizarre (look out for sweet Baby Cheesus at Christmas). 55-57 Bridge Street, M33BQ. 1 Short Street, Northern Quarter, M4 1AA
2. Rudy’s Pizza, Ancoats and Peter Street
Rudy’s promises a relaxed restaurant environment and delicious pizzas made by passionate pizzaiolos intent on following the traditions and artistry of pizza from Naples, which explains why their pizza is so damn good! The restaurant is walk-in only, so get there early to avoid disappointment. 9 Cotton St, M4 5BF. Petersfield House, Peter St, M2 5QJ
3. PLY, Northern Quarter
The pizza hangout uses a mirror-tiled, woodfired oven to cook up Neapolitan, sourdough pizzas and offers excellent choices for veggies, vegans and carnivores alike. AND, if you’ve got space, a Nutella pizza for dessert. 26 Lever St, M1 1DW
4. Zads, Chorlton
The self-titled ‘guilt-free takeaway’ is the only vegan take-out pizzeria in Greater Manchester. Zads promise pizzas with none of the dietary cholesterol, and a fraction of the saturated fat and calories found in traditional takeaway food. The pioneering pizzeria also boasts a menu packed with crazy toppings as well as their surprisingly delicious ZFC (Zad Fried Cauliflower). 354 Barlow Moor Rd, M21 8AZ
5. Honest Crust, Northern Quarter and Altrincham
Based in the gorgeous Mackie Mayor with premises in Altrincham, Honest Crust’s mission is a simple one: To make really good sourdough pizza. A mission it has, in our opinion, definitely accomplished. 26 Market St, Altrincham WA14 1SA. Mackie Mayor Eagle St, Manchester M4 5JY
6. Double Zero, Chorlton
The bring your own booze pizzeria prides itself on authenticity. From the dough, which is made on-site daily using only four ingredients, to the wood-fired oven brought in from Naples, and offers freshly made gluten-free pizza and garlic bread. Just make sure you ring up 24 hours before so they can prepare the dough. 368 Barlow Moor Rd, M21 8AZ
7. Proove, Didsbury
The spot that frequently causes arguments around which place really is the best pizza restaurant in Manchester, Proove pizza serves up incredible Neapolitan pizza that’s soft, doughy and lathered in fresh tomato sauce. Mmmm. 160 Burton Rd, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 1LH
8. Noi Quattro, Northern Quarter
Yeah, we know, we love a bit of Naples-style pizza here in Manchester. But Noi Quattro brings Italian family values and that homely kitchen style vibe to our wonderful city, making it a great place to grab dinner. 120 High St, Manchester M4 1HQ
9. Ciaooo, Northern Quarter/Ancoats
Ciaooo serves up the best crust in town. It’s doughy, fluffy and bloomin’ delicious. Oh, and their cheese game is ridiculously strong. A must-try if you’re a fan of piled-high toppings. 62-64 Swan St, Manchester M4 5JU
10. Salvi’s, City Centre
The home of Italian food here in Manchester, Salvi’s is a family-run establishment that knows good grub. Their pizzas are delicious, and there’s a whole lot of traditional beauties to try out, with bases such as pumpkin, tomato and pesto. 19 John Dalton St, Manchester M2 6FW
11. Nell’s Pizza, Northern Quarter
Nell’s Pizza might be new in town, but that doesn’t make it any less worth a mention. The pizza is proper New York-style, the slices are bigger than your head, and the flavours are unbelievable. 39-41 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HW
12. Corner Slice, Failsworth
One of the best things to come out of 2020, Corner Slice MCR brought Detroit-style pizza to town – and if you’re not familiar, it’s the perfect antidote to lockdown. Deep pan with a focaccia-like thickness to it, the Italian-American pizzas come loaded with toppings such as pepperoni, N’duja, and prosciutto. Corner Slice MCR, 141 Lord Ln, Failsworth, M35 0QH.
13. Four Side Vegan Pizza, Northern Quarter
New in town providing pizza fans with a brand new vegan concept, Four Side Vegan Pizza serves up Detroit-style pizzas with deep bases, plant-based cheese and vegan toppings such as N’duja, pepperoni, and even tofu egg. Pizzas are customisable, too, so you can enjoy your favourite flavours however you choose. 16-20 Turner Street, Manchester, M4 1DZ.
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