Looking for the best pizza delivery in London? Neapolitan pizza is so good that it has recently become protected by UNESCO – but luckily for us, many Italians have flown the nest to bring Londoners a taste of their patrimony. We’ve found the best spots for ordering a good pizza in London, from the traditional to green pizza bases to vegan options. The Best Pizza in London Best Italian Restaurants in London
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One of London’s most authentically Neapolitan restaurants,
‘O Ver has converted many a discerning diner to its unique pizza making method – using pure sea water from the Med to make the base lighter and more easily digestible. Go for the classic Regina (Neapolitan buffalo mozzarella and cherry toms) to appreciate the method in all its glory, or load it up with fragrant Tuscan sausage, Roman artichokes and wild broccoli from Vesuvius. All ingredients are impeccably sourced from small Italian producers, and you can really taste the difference. Plus, no more post-pizza puffiness means extra room for all the glorious trimmings: a burrata stuffed with truffle that verges on life-changing, handmade pappardelle with a family recipe of porcini, sausage and shallots, and an exceptional cassata dessert that’s not to be missed. overuk.com
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TRY: The ‘Capo Rizzuto’ is perfection – a classic Margherita topped with spicy ‘Nduja. And leave space for what is undoubtedly the best Parmigiana in town.
Somehow this spot in Fulham has managed to create a menu of 100 per cent
vegan pizzas – and is the only restaurant to have done so in the whole of London. First, you pick your base from a variety of healthy options including buckwheat, kamut and turmeric, and then, entirely guilt-free, you cover it in exciting toppings which range from homemade cashew mozzarella to Seitan ham and truffled porcini. It’s BYOB, too. pickywops.com
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TRY: The simple ‘Pizza Rossa’ to see how it compares.
A telltale sign of great food is somewhere that starts trading from a food truck and gains such notoriety that it soon opens its first bricks-and-mortar site. This is the story behind Pizza Pilgrims, which has gone from single stall to nine London restaurants. They recently launched a brand new menu for the first time since opening their debut restaurant in 2013, with three new pizzas including a double pepperoni & spicy honey and an aubergine parmigiana – quite literally aubergine parmigiana on a pizza. Their guest dish this month pays homage to
International Women’s Day: it’s named after the Mimosa blossom, traditionally given to Italian women to celebrate Festa Della Donna. Bright yellow sweetcorn toppings play tribute to the emblematic flower, alongside Italian roasted ham, mozzarella, parmesan and basil. Well worth the pilgrimage… pizzapilgrims.co.uk
DELIVERY: It’s not quite delivery, but Pizza Pilgrims is launching make your own pizza kits, which require just a frying pan and grill.
TRY: The ‘Bread Zeppelin’: garlic bread with puffed-up, double fermented dough and dripping garlic olive oil.
The independent pizzeria recently opened a new site in Aldgate East, following the huge success of their restaurants in Islington, Brook Green and Wembley. They’re famed for their unusual 48-hour slow-fermented doughs and creative toppings – butternut squash cream features on one of the pizzas. There are four different bases to choose from, including a dramatic looking vegetable charcoal dough and a
gluten-free option. You’ll never pay more than £11 for even the most loaded of pizzas, so go all out with the Arianna, a delicious mix of mozzarella, fresh sausage, taleggio goat’s cheese, pecorino and truffle honey. zialucia.com
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TRY: The ‘Andrea Pirlo’ pizza – even if just for the name.
Yard Sale Pizza started out small when three friends began experimenting with dough recipes in their Hackney garden. Now widely acknowledged as one of London’s most sensational slices, Yard Sale has four sites across north and east London, with a new branch recently opened on Hackney Road. Pick from favourites such as TSB (tender stem broccoli, manchego, pine nuts and olive oil) and Evil Maestro (spicy anchovies, caper berries and black olives), or the classic Holy Pepperoni which takes things up a notch with the addition of ‘nduja. Don’t skip the dips – the BBQ sauce has a tangy kick which perfectly complements the TSB. This month Jessie Ware has created a special pizza to celebrate the release of her
debut cookbook titled Friday Night Full House. Think double-fermented dough topped with a classic thinly sliced beef brisket, cola braised onions and smashed potato latkes. yardsalepizza.com
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Yard Sale Pizza website. They now offer non-contact delivery too, just select the option at the checkout.
TRY: ‘The Malty One’ ice cream sandwich for dessert. Delicious.
Winging its way from Winchester to Battersea, this Italian pizza restaurant brings a slice of the best (and largest) pizzas to the south side of the Thames. Pre-Pi, founder Rosie Whaley gained her experience in a Florentine pizzeria and now, her restaurant prides itself on its infallible top-secret dough recipe, perfected by a team of Italian chefs after a 72-hour formation process. Served in 12 or 20 inches, all pizzas are stretched by hand and are the perfect size for sharing with friends (though you can easily scoff a whole one by yourself). Go all out with tasty toppings from wild boar salami to Lebanese spiced ground lamb or even old Winchester cauliflower cheese. Try some of the homemade chilli oil which comes in medium and smoky, or if you’re feeling particularly daring, extra hot. Not only will you leave with a full stomach, but also a full camera roll thanks to the dreamy interiors. Our top tip: head down on a Saturday when they serve bottomless pizza and prosecco. Perfetto!
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Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat.
TRY: The Serrano ham pizza topped with I.O.W plum tomatoes, white truffle oil and mizuna – because what’s pizza without truffle?
Jason Atherton’s ninth London restaurant uses British milled flour to make delicious dough, cooked in pizza ovens handmade by a third-generation Neapolitan craftsman. Talk about the best of both worlds! They hold a guest chef series every month, and this month they’re celebrating
veganism with a spiced aubergine, winter squash and wild mushroom pizza. haicenato.co.uk
TRY: The guest pizza is always worth a taste.
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