Best Pizza in London

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Looking for the best pizza 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 a good pizza in London, from the traditional to green pizza bases to vegan options.

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The Best Pizza in London

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On the old site of Wahaca’s Soho restaurant on Wardour Street comes this lively joint serving up ‘the North’s favourite pizza’. With Neapolitan authenticity coursing through its heart, only trained and accredited pizzaiolos (pizza-makers) are let loose in the kitchen, many from the home of pizza itself, Italy. Everyone is catered for from the modern pizza eater (vegan and gluten free options) to the traditionalist (the classic margherita or ‘carne’), and always a chef’s special. That all-important base is made using Caputo ‘00’ flour, made daily on site and left to ferment for at least a day, meaning a chewy light crust is par for the course.

TRY: Salsiccia del Nonno, a white pizza with chilli, fior di latte smoked mozzarella, ground fennel sausage and caramelised onion.

Pizzeria Mozza

Pizzeria Mozza

LA import Pizzeria Mozza made its way to London this July, opening within the uber-cool Treehouse Hotel in Marylebone. Spearheaded by Nancy Silverton, the restaurant will bring a number of Pizzeria Mozza’s much-loved pizzas over from the US – famed for their unique dough recipe – alongside a selection of meat and fish dishes, plus some exciting desserts including Nancy’s own brand of ice cream.

TRY: The goat’s cheese pizza with leeks, scallions, garlic and pancetta.

Yard Sale Pizza

Yard Sale Pizza

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 seven venues across London, including a new site in Balham. Pick from favourites such as TSB (tender stem broccoli, manchego, pine nuts and olive oil) and The Aubergine (garlic roasted aubergine, parmesan crumb), or the classic Holy Pepperoni which takes things up a notch with the addition of ‘nduja. There are also vegan pizzas on offer, including the Magic Mushroom, complete with vegan mozzarella and truffle oil. Don’t skip the dips – the BBQ sauce has a tangy kick which perfectly complements the TSB.

TRY: The festive guest pizza, created in collaboration with Off Menu podcast hosts Ed Gamble and James Acaster. It’s topped with pigs and blankets, Brussels sprouts, crispy sage and cranberry.



Exciting news for Notting Hill residents: pizzeria Farina has reopened having closed before the pandemic hit. A traditional Italian spot created by two Londoners, Farina pizzas are made by slow fermenting live yeast and Caputo farina (flour) – hence the name – for up to 48 hours, making for a fresh base with a puffy crust. Toppings-wise, Farina champions Italian ingredients: think San Marzano tomatoes and and Mozzarella di Bufala Campana. You’ll find the new site on Notting Hill Gate, but two dark kitchens in Vauxhall and Camden mean pizza lovers from all corners of the city will be able to try its delights.

TRY: The Farina, topped with smoked mozzarella, Calabrian nduja and fresh basil.

ASAP Pizza

ASAP Pizza: Takeaway Only

The team behind Michelin-starred Lyle’s and Borough Market’s Flor have launched a new pizza takeaway brand: ASAP Pizza. Heading up the creative side is Pam Yung, who has experience throwing pizza pop-ups all over the world – previous stints include L’Industrie Pizzeria in New York and the legendary Bonci in Rome. The focus here is ingredient-focused, contemporary twists on classics, such as a Hawaiian made with grilled pineapple, cured pig’s cheek and pickled scotch bonnet chillies. Choose between red and white bases, and don’t ignore the sides – there’s a particularly delicious burrata, served with sourdough croutons.

TRY: The Spice Grll, with ‘nduja, caciocavallo, honey and sicilian oregano.

Zia Lucia Pizza

Zia Lucia

The independent pizzeria recently announced a new venue opening in Wandsworth, following the success of its restaurants in Aldgate, Islington, Brook Green and Wembley. The restaurant is famed for its 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.

TRY: The ‘Andrea Pirlo’ pizza – even if just for the name.

Berbere Pizzeria

Berberè Pizzeria

Joining neighbourhood cinema Clapham Picturehouse and cosy tapas bar Barsito on Clapham’s Venn Street is the latest outpost of Berberè Pizzeria, the Italian pizza spot from brothers Matteo and Salvatore Aloe. The pair travelled all over Italy in search of the best products, learning the ins and outs of the alchemy of fermentation – and their hard work has certainly paid off. Their sourdough creations are true pizza perfection: fresh, simple yet delicious, and perfectly light with a crispy texture. The menu features a mixture of classic favourites and specially created Berberè creations, both red and white. Highlights include the ‘Spicy Diavola’, one for the meat-eaters with spicy salami and ‘Nduja, as well as the white ‘Gorgonzola’, topped with a generous lashing of gorgonzola alongside speck, radicchio, mozzarella and honey. But the standout dish here has to be the ‘Aubergine’, which comes topped with baked aubergine, basil and walnut pesto and smoked ricotta: heaven on a plate.

TRY: Those with a big appetite should brave the Montanarina: a large deep-fried dough ball which you can either have for antipasti with savoury toppings, or as a dessert with vanilla gelato and peanut butter.



With outposts in Covent Garden, Marylebone, White City, Shoreditch and the City, you’ll never be too far from a Homeslice in London. This a good thing, because the restaurant offers some of the best pizzas in town. The focus here is on fresh, quality produce, balancing classic combinations with more innovative creation – from the classic Margherita to a decadent wagyu beef number with truffle crème fraiche and salsa verde. Homeslice is well suited to sharers, as the large pizzas feed two to three people, though you can also opt for half or just a slice.

If you don’t want to wait for your delivery, you can also get a Homeslice Take and Bake kit, with two pizzas and six cans of Camden Hells Beer, delivered to your door and ready to bake whenever you’re ready to eat. We’d especially recommend the Mushroom, Ricotta and Pumpkin Seed.

TRY: James Cochran’s guest pizza: the You Goat’a Be Kidding Me, featuring goat salami, Neal’s Yard goat’s curd, BBQ burnt onions in soy and fresh mint gremolata.


Ingredients maketh the pizza, and Daylesford’s are tip top (organic, British and ethically farmed) which is probably what makes them so delicious. Originally founded in 2002 by Carole Bamford on the Daylesford estate in Gloucestershire, the organic farm shop’s outpost in Brompton Cross means Londoners can enjoy the best farm-fresh produce without having to set foot outside of Zone 2. Even better, from 3-5pm on Mondays to Saturdays, enjoy bottomless prosecco and wood fired pizza with toppings like wild garlic pesto, salami Milano and kale and basil. Top foodie tip: the truffled mushroom and tomato topping isn’t one you’ll want to miss.

TRY: Daylesford’s own organic prosecco – clean notes of pear and melon, and it comes with the highest level grading a prosecco can receive.

O Ver Regina Pizza

‘O Ver

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.

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.

PickyWops Pizza


Somehow this spot in Brick Lane 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.

TRY: The simple ‘Pizza Rossa’ to see how it compares.

Pi Pizza

Pi Pizza

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!

TRY: The Serrano ham pizza topped with I.O.W plum tomatoes, white truffle oil and mizuna – because what’s pizza without truffle?

La Mimosa, Pizza Pilgrims

Pizza Pilgrims

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. Well worth the pilgrimage…

TRY: The ‘Bread Zeppelin’: garlic bread with puffed-up, double fermented dough and dripping garlic olive oil.