It’s been around nine years since Manchester-born pizzeria Rudy’s stole our hearts for the first time. Five since they expanded to Peter Street. And now, Rudy’s is set to secure their reign over Greater Manchester once and for all, by heading north of the city to open a brand new pizzeria in Prestwich.
The pizzeria brand that has not only taken Greater Manchester by storm but also nationwide has submitted a licensing application to open on the village’s high street. Rudy’s would be taking over the former Barclays bank building on Bury New Road, however the location sits directly opposite an existing independent pizzeria…
Dokes, which is run by the same team behind Elnecot, opened in the summer of 2022 and has been a hit with Prestwich locals ever since. The north Manchester village is also currently home to many pizza-serving spots including Cuckoo and Croma, as well as a pizzeria tucked away on an industrial estate Lupo Caffe Italiano, all of which are either situated on Bury New Road or in the vicinity.
Serving the perfect and classic Neapolitan pizza since 2015 from its original Rudy’s in Ancoats, the much-loved pizzeria has since opened more sites across Greater Manchester and cities such as Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Nottingham and Sheffield. Should their application be approved, the new restaurant in Prestwich would be the seventh Rudy’s in Greater Manchester, following on from their Portland Street site opening last year.
Born out of passion for pizza, Rudy’s follows the authentic Neapolitan tradition of pizza making, serving classic recipes such as Marinara, Margherita and Calabrese – all originating from Naples, the birthplace of pizza. Rudy’s dough is made fresh daily using Caputo ‘00’ flour which ferments for at least 24 hours, alongside the best quality ingredients imported from Naples, including San Marzano tomatoes grown on fields next to Mount Vesuvius, and Fior di Latte mozzarella. All accordance to a truly authentic Neapolitan technique, the dough is cooked in a Stefano Ferrara oven for just 60 seconds – resulting in a soft and light pizza with an airy and raised cornicione (the edge or rim of the pizza).
The pizzeria is owned by Mission Mars – the company behind other successful restaurants in Manchester such as Trof and Albert’s Schloss. A licensing application has been logged with Bury Council by Rudy’s and is displayed in the windows of 460 Bury New Road in Prestwich.