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Feeling peckish? In the mood for a Friday Italian, and it’s not even Friday yet? Wait, before you type ‘pizza delivery near me’ into Google, get out there and enjoy the cheap pizza restaurants London has to offer. There is a world beyond Pizzahut, Pizza Go Go, Tops Pizza and Pizza Express vouchers! Support your local pizza oven and discover a wealth of pizza recipes that don’t require a cardboard box and a strange man on a moped.
City of London / Restaurant / Cuisine: Pizza
PizzaBuzz is a trendy pizza restaurant in the trendy Alphabeta building on trendy Worship Street. If you want to be bold and daring with your order, do it here. Diners are encouraged to create their own pizza, choosing everything, from the base to the toppings. On our first visit, someone thought fennel, clams and pineapple on a basil and pine nut base was a good idea. We know we should never judge anyone on their choice of pizza toppings, but pineapple?
Kings Cross / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Pizza
12-inch Roman pizzas are the star of the show at Pizza Union, and with pizzas being made super fast all day, freshness is guaranteed. Cooked in the traditional domed pizza oven in just three minutes, these pizzas combine a thin and crispy base with delicious and great value toppings. Long tables allow guests to watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen while the interior incorporates the original brickwork and tiles of the building into an industrial urban style. Located just outside Kings Cross station, Pizza Union is the perfect place for a quick lunch before you catch a train or a relaxed dinner with friends.
Arancina Notting Hill
Notting Hill / Restaurant / Cuisine: Pizza
Arancina pizzeria in Notting Hill is loved for its particular style of artisan hand-stretched rectangular pizza - pizza alla pala. Made the Arancina way, to a secret recipe, with a blend of premium flours and extended fermentation time, this pizza - fired in a stone bake oven and served on a traditional wooden board - has a distinct crisp outer crust and a lighter, airy, textured bite. Beyond their moreish pizza, the restaurant serves a broad variety of freshly made traditional regional dishes from Italy.
Franco Manca - Stoke Newington
Stoke Newington / Restaurant / Cuisine: Pizza
Slow cooked using slow-rising sourdough in a unique wood-burning brick oven made in Naples, the delicious pizza at Franco Manca Stoke Newington are topped with a range of organic ingredients sourced from within the U.K and Italy. Choose from various venues across London. Download
Clerkenwell & Social
Clerkenwell / Bar / Cuisine: Italian
Clerkenwell & Social offers an Italian inspired menu of bar snacks, pastas and handmade pizzas, that sit alongside the artisan cocktail list that uses in-house infused liqueurs and spirits. The bar's interior (and cocktails!) pays homage to the literary past of the area (think Moby Kick and Pride and Passion martinis). Vegetarian pizzas should help to keep the non-meat-eaters smiling.
Chelsea / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Italian
This split-level, New York style hideaway serves a variety of food options at Chelsea prices in a cosy, candlelit setting. It could almost be described as romantic, if it weren't for the top reason for visiting: a succinct but tempting pizza menu. The dome of the small pizza oven in the kitchen can be seen from the restaurant floor, adding to the anticipation. Each pizza is simply constructed, combining ingredients such as bufala campara, goat's cheese, gorgonzola, n'duja, bresaola, and San Daniele ham. Leave a little room for the dessert-and-cocktail combination (only £12) and make sure you order the home-made Madeira tiramisu. Treat! Download
Mayfair / Restaurant / Cuisine: Italian
Bocconcino Pizzeria was inspired by a trip to Northern Tuscany. Mirroring the principles the owner fell in love with, the restaurant serves wood-fired pizza such as calzone four cheeses, and gorgonzola and pear; homemade pasta such as linguine with cuttlefish and squid ink; and oven-baked meat and fish. Continuing the theme towards the drinks menu, the exclusively Italian wine list takes in a mixture of well-known brands and small, artisan producers from Lombardia to Puglia. Meanwhile, the concise cocktail list celebrates Italian classics like the bellini and negroni.
Soho / Restaurant / Cuisine: Italian
Vapiano, famed for its wide variety of homemade pizza, pasta and salad dishes already serves 15,000 guests in London each week, so one ain't gunna be a problem. All the Italian dishes are ordered by customers directly from the Vapiano chefs at individual stations within the restaurant and prepared to order (a Vapiano chef can make two different pasta dishes simultaneously, in just three minutes). The large restaurant is spread over two floors and offers a bar, bench tables ideal for large groups and individual tables.
Crystal Palace & Norwood / Restaurant / Cuisine: Pizza
400 Rabbits is a cutting edge local pizzeria bringing slow-rise sourdough pizzas and craft beers to Crystal Palace. They also offer gelato from the infamous Galupo in Soho and artisan coffee from Allpress coffee. The 72-hour fermentation process for the dough adds a depth of flavour and that all important char and chew! Pizzas cook in just over a minute in their 450 degree wood fired oven and seasonal, local artisanal toppings are used to create mouth-watering combinations. Firm favourites include their Iberico chorizo, pickled chillis, tomato, mozzarella and basil and anchovies, Lilliput capers, onion, mozzarella, tomato and rosemary.
Shoreditch / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Pizza
Located in a former teahouse opposite Shoreditch High Street Overground stations, Pizza East is always buzzing. Pizzas are cooked in the wood fire oven and include delights such as the black truffle, taleggio, mozzarella & cream and the veal meatballs, prosciutto, cream and lemon. Download
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