Roses are red, pizza sauce is too, I ordered a large, and none of it’s for you…
One for the Lebanese lovers, try something different and opt for a Man’ousha (pronounced ‘man-oo-shi’) Lebanese pizza like the Halloumi Cheese & Zaatar (£8.95). Traditionally eaten for breakfast, there’s no judgement if you do the same… Over ten locations in London.
2. Pizza Buzz
The place for customised pizza, you can pick exactly what you want. Shout-out to their 500 calorie pizza and great gluten free option like the pic above (which is also fully vegan). For £29.95 you can get pizza and bottomless booze all week from 2pm and all day on weekends, Whitechapel.
As well as the usual fare, there’s a whole menu dedicated to Sweet Pizzas & Desserts which includes either a Nutella (£7) or a Nutella Calzone (£7). Plus pizza making classes available daily.
4. Zia Lucia
Charcoal pizza? Don’t mind if I dough. You have the option at Zia Lucia (Auntie Lucia) to get a vegetable charcoal base as well as traditional, gluten free, or wholemeal. Apparently the charcoal has digestive, gas-absorbing qualities… Hoxton Road.
5. Mama Dough
Keen on locally sourced ingredients (their coffee’s roasted in Shoreditch, craft beer brewed 5 miles away and Ginger Ale made on site), these sourdough pizzas are delicious. The ‘Beatrice’ comes recommended (£8.5), Honor Oak Park, Brixton, Peckham.
Sodo often create evening specials named after footballers like the one above called the ‘David Beckham’. They pride themselves on producing a dough that is light on the stomach due to a 48-hour fermentation and baking at 450 degrees, but offer a gluten free alternative of a base of Cannellini beans as well. Hoxton, Walthamstow, Clapton.
7. Radio Alice
A pizzeria that is named after Radio Alice, a pirate radio station that broadcasted in the 1970s from a two-room attic in the centre of Bologna. This place is fun and fiery and also offer Pizza Viola with no tomato or cheese (‘but the same joy’), Hoxton Square.
The name ‘Bellillo’ means ‘cute’ in the Neapolitan dialect, and the pizzas certainly look cute enough to eat. Munster Road, Fulham.
Both a pizzeria and a wine shop in Southgate Road, they hold regular wine tastings along with food. Try the English Breakfast Pizza for brunch (£10). Plus, why stick to a typical tomato base? Here you can get aubergine puree or pumpkin puree or even a cream base instead!
10. Soho Joe
A fiver for any pizza on the menu on Mondays and Tuesdays AND 2 for £10 happy hours on cocktails. Dean Street.
11. Voodoo Rays
Famous for their massive 22″ New York style pizzas which can be ordered whole for parties or served by the slice. A choice of craft beers and frozen margeritas to wash it down. Dalston, Shoreditch, Camden.
Hand-crafted wood-fired oven-made Neapolitan pizza right after a session of Putt in the Park mini golf? There’s no better way to enjoy a pizza day than in Battersea Park.
Apparently the world’s best pizza… You can’t really go wrong when it’s been mentioned in Eat, Pray, Love. Stoke Newington.
14. Bravi Rigazzi
Here’s the second “Special Pizza” today… “Pizzuta” with: A touch of tomato sauce, Buffalo ricotta cheese, Mozzarella, Sun-Dried Tomato, Sausage and Parmesan Shaving Taste it to believe it ?? #braviragazzi #streatham #bestpizzainlondon #limitedition #nofilterneeded
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Try the Chefs Favs Tartufo Gourmet (£12) featuring homemade mushroom & truffle cream and Italian sausages. Streatham.
Featuring a wild boar and pecorino topping (£9.95), this is a rustic, sourdough gem on Clapham High Street.
16. Santa Maria
From the sweet name coming from its location on St. Mary’s Road to the spicy Santa Paola pizza with rare breed Yorkshire sausage (£10.45), in either Chelsea or Ealing this pizzeria is a staple.
17. Pizza Pilgrims
To celebrate National Pizza Day, Pizza Pilgrims are giving away FREE PIZZA from their Red Van on Rivington Street in Shoreditch on Thursday 9th in anticipation of their upcoming new pizzeria on Shoreditch High Street in early March. All you have to do is contribute a little doodle on one of their pizza boxes. The new Shoreditch pad will also be BYOB btw – PIZZA PERFECT!